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  • Gabriele Galimberti - The Ameriguns & Toy Stories: Artist Talk & Reception

    Internationally acclaimed Gabriele Galimberti’s first US exhibition of “Ameriguns” & “Toy Stories” comes to Austin! The people in these images are from all walks of life, with no particular political party, race, culture, or gender in favor. Ameriguns and Toy Stories deliver striking images exploring the timely issues of gun culture and the impact of modern inequalities on children.
    Fri. Apr. 12, 6pm-9pm  
    Lydia Street Gallery
  • Romeo y Juliet

    A bilingual adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished works, Romeo y Juliet recounts the tale of two star-crossed lovers, daughters from the feuding houses of Capulet and Montague, reimagined in Alta, California in the 1840’s prior to the annexation of California to the United States.
    Apr. 10-21  
    UT Theatre and Dance
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    Dina Gachman: Tea for the Soul

    The Driskill Hotel hosts author Dina Gachman, pairing champagne, tea, and treats with a reading from Gachman’s novel Tea for the Souland a Q&A moderated by CBS Austin anchor John-Carlos Estrada. Note: Proceeds will benefit Austin's own Flatwater Foundation.
    Sun., Aug. 13, 4pm. $45.  
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    Dance

    El Raval: Flamenco Night

    Join the fun at El Raval for an inclusive Flamenco night featuring dancers Genevieve Guinn and Drea Pacot, guitarist Jose Manuel Tejeda, and cante Celia Corrales. The evening will include two showings alongside El Raval’s regular dinner service from chef Laila Bazahm, with delicious Spanish tapas, cocktails, and wine.
    Sun., Aug. 13, 7 & 8pm
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    Theatre

    Jenna and the Whale

    Written by Miami playwrights Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline, Jenna and the Whale is about life, death, and who we are in a community as individuals. This world premiere presentation is directed by Lisa Scheps for Ground Floor Theatre in collaboration with Broadway United, and features performances by Kelsey Mazak, Matthew Vo, Keaton Patterson, Jennifer Jennings, Tonie Knight, and Brooke Ashley Eden. And, look: Here's Bob Abelman's review of the show.
    Through Aug. 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun, 5pm. $24-45.  
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    Window Dressing XXIX: Fra[mes]

    This display in the front window of ICOSA, the latest in their longtime series, is viewable 24/7. And here Taylor Holland (a former Austin Chronicle art director, no less!) works the intricate craft of frame-making in the context of contemporary art, filling antique frames with their own content using custom molds built from digital processes.
    Aug. 7-14. Artist reception: Fri., Aug. 11, 8-10pm
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    Art & Parks Tour

    This sweet opportunity comes to us from the Downtown Austin Alliance, the Pease Park Conservancy, and Ride Bikes Austin – so we know it's a damned good thing indeed. Take the self-guided Art & Parks Tour to explore the best of what Downtown Austin art and parks have to offer through this selection of curated murals, artworks, and green spaces. You can sign up anytime, so click that URL and get ready to learn the most vibrantly visual parts of your city soon – live and in person.
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    Classical Music

    ASO: Hartman Concerts In the Park

    Now in their 21st summer season, these free concerts take place at the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace, with different musical ensembles presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
    Through Aug. 20. Sundays, 7:30pm. Free.  
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    Auditions: Esther's Follies

    Esther's Follies on Sixth Street is holding auditions for male performers with comedy, musical, stage, and light dance experiences. Auditions will be held in early August, from 2:30-4pm, or upon appointment. Note: Rehearsals are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week, noon-3pm, and before shows on Thursdays and Fridays, 6-7pm. All performers must attend rehearsals to be in the shows. Pay starts at $600 weekly. See website for details!
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    Auditions: Sembrando Herencia

    Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance is auditioning for roles in The Prince & The Pana, an original play featuring a multi-ethnic cast: adults, all ages, including lively seniors, for performances in December. Actors must reside in Austin or surrounding areas. See website to schedule a preliminary Zoom interview with Dr. Tekina-eiru Maynard.
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    Comedy

    Cap City Comedy Club

    That's right: Cap City Comedy Club, the longtime cornerstone of Austin's comedy scene for nearly four decades is at a new venue in the Domain. And here's Valerie Lopez with a closer look at what's in store for the scene via the venue. Click for details!
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    God of Carnage

    Beyond August Productions presents this comedic play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production is directed by Robyn Conner, and stars Shannon Embry, Jill Klopp Turner, Chuck Winkler, and Peter Young.
    Through Aug. 13. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $25-30.  
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    Head Over Heels

    This laugh-out-loud love story about the outrageous escapades of a royal family is set to the music of the iconic 1980s rock band the Go-Go’s and includes the hit songs, “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” Featuring the Go-Go’s very own Kathy Valentine as music director.
    Through Sept. 10. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25 and up.  
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    La Peña Gallery: Rastros Inolvidables/Unforgettable Traces

    This exhibition of recent paintings by Carlos Lowry is inspired by the musicians, film, and political events that have left indelible marks on his life, influenced by his Latin American upbringing and work as a muralist.
    Through Sept. 11
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    Laguna Gloria

    This local treasure of a venue, run by those Contemporary Austin folks who also bring us the Jones Center shows Downtown, is all about the outdoors – which is perfect for these trickily navigated times of ours, n'est-ce pas? Recommended: Stop by and breathe in the air, enjoy the lawns and gardens and the many examples of world-class sculpture arrayed across the property, and (as Frankie used to say) r-e-l-a-x.
    Thu.-Fri., 9am-noon; Sat.-Sun., 9am-3pm
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    Landmarks: Self-Guided Walking Tour

    Use your smartphone to access self-guided tours of the outdoor public art sited by UT's award-winning Landmarks program any time you feel like it. BONUS: There's also a free, docent-led tour starting at Marc Quinn's "Spiral of the Galaxy" (1501 Red River) on Sun., Jan. 8, 11am.
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    Last Day of the Eureka Room!

    Austin's most absurd and fun attraction will have its last day on September 24th, so visit while you still can! It's the Eureka Room, a participatory experience where visitors engage with curious and playful programming within a unique 100-square-foot room filled with light and sound.
    See website for reservations. $25.  
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    Lydia Street Gallery: Vision Board

    "We don’t typically see an artist’s vision board, only the by-product of blood, sweat, and tears." Oh, we can see them now, though! At this excellent exhibition of boards by Erin Cunningham, Stephen Daly, Valerie Fowler, Melanie Hickerson, Mindy Johnston, Steven Bernard Jones, Kathy McCarty, Jacqueline May, Lawrence McFarland, Deanna Miesch, Jon Eric Narum, Jennifer Prichard, Benné Rockett , David Thornberry, Madelon Umlauf, and Deborah Vanko.
    Through Sept. 10
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    Museum of Illusions

    Enter the fascinating world of illusions in this new venue that boasts a stunning array of intriguing visual, sensory, and educational experiences among new, unexplored optical wonderments.
    11010 Domain #100
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    Neill-Cochran House: Signs and Symbols: The Trees are Talking

    This exhibition features more than 40 works of glass and oil on canvas that explore artist Reji Thomas’ understanding of the way signs and symbols constantly surround us in both the natural and built environments.
    Through Aug. 13  
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    Northern-Southern: Title

    In this new show at the excellent Downtown gallery, seven artists show artworks with the books (plays, poems, novels, comics, zines, and records) that inform and inspire them. With Emma Hadzi Antich, Jade Walker, Jason Stopa, Logan Larsen, Matthew Langland, Sarah Fagan, and Tim Thompson.
    Through Aug. 20. Thu.-Sun., 2-6pm
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    Theatre

    TexARTS: 9 to 5

    TexARTS' Professional Series presents this classic musical, based on the 1980s movie, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick.
    Through Aug. 27. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $45-55.  
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    The Contemporary Austin: Competing with Lightning / Rivalizando con el Relámpago

    The Contemporary Austin presents an exhibition tracing the evolution of Eamon Ore-Giron's dynamic paintings over more than twenty years of creative practice, revealing how the artist mines the complex nature of Latinx identity, the history of the Americas, and the many legacies of abstraction in art. ALSO: The newest exhibition space here is called HOST and features work by María Fernanda Camarena and Gabriel Rosas Alemán (aka the Mexico City-based artist duo known as Celeste).
    Through Aug. 20. Free (Aug. 9-13).
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    Comedy

    The Hideout

    The diverse lineup of hilarious, always surprising improv shows continues, with Pgraph and Maestro and the Big Bash and more, for the most unexpected delights of in-person entertainment.
    $10 and up.  
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    The Museum of Fine Arts, Austin

    Art by Charles Walter, Benjamin Bayne, and other international, national, and local artists.
    Sundays, 3-5pm. Donations accepted.
    1638 E. Second #326
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    Wally Workman Gallery: Realism

    Oh, this is realism, all right. It's the type of precise realism that underpins the most fantastic, evocative imagery – portions of our world in all its shadow-riddled glory – and it's seen here in a display of stunning new oil paintings by Tracey Harris, James Andrew Smith, Sara Scribner, and Shane Scribner.
    Through Sept. 3

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