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  • Contemporary Currents Opening Weekend

    You are invited to join West Chelsea Contemporary for the opening reception of Contemporary Currents: A Summer Showcase with an exclusive artist talk and musical demonstration by represented artist Bob Schneider.
    Sat. June 29, 2pm-4pm  
    West Chelsea Contemporary
  • Magnolia Musical Theatre Presents Footloose!

    Join Magnolia Music Theatre with your friends and family for Footloose: The Musical, every Wednesday through Saturday through August 10th! Kick off your Sunday shoes and bring a blanket to lounge on the Central Plaza Lawn as you enjoy these free-admission, Broadway-level performances. Every Wednesday is Accessibility Night, sponsored by Together Austin.
    July 10 - Aug. 10, 8pm  
    Hill Country Galleria
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    Visual Arts

    Austin Studio Tour

    Yes, the annual event returns in full force from our friends at Big Medium! The Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided celebration of visual art, offering deep looks inside the working areas and showrooms of Austin-based artists and creative collaboratives, three weekends of special exhibitions and installations and craft demonstrations and, well, you know there's likely to be all manner of afterparties rocking the town north, south, east, and west, besides.: Painting. Sculpture. Woodworking. Murals. Glasswork. Metalcraft. Collage. New-media manifestations in all manner of innovative flex. So much art in so many forms, brought into being by a diversity of creative, mark-making, culture-sparking humans. Here, in your city, just waiting to fill your senses with wonder.
    Through Nov. 19. Sat.-Sun., noon-6pm. Free.  
    All over the city
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    Books

    Texas Book Festival

    Held each fall in and around the majestic State Capitol in Downtown Austin, this annual fest features a rich variety of author presentations and panels, book signings, cooking demonstrations, programs and activities for kids of all ages, food trucks, and exhibiting vendors from across the state and country.
    Sat.-Sun., Nov. 11-12
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    Comedy

    Ali Wong

    Ali Wong is a comedian, writer, actress, and director known for her comedy specials Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, and Emmy-nominated Don Wong.
    Sat., Nov. 11, 7pm. $49.50 and up.  
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    Asmbly: Maker Market

    At this creative showcase, vendors will be set up all across Asmbly to sell items they created – among the very machinery they used to make them. Bonus: live music, food, free beer and wine, and "Make Your Own" activities.
    Nov. 11-12. Sat., noon-6pm; Sun., 11am-4pm. Free.
    9701 Dessau #304
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    Classical Music

    Austin Chamber Music Center: Memory

    This is a musical journey shared through the lens of Jewish and African American history and culture. With works by Margaret Bonds, Paul Schoenfield, Sergei Prokofiev, Srul Irving Glick, and Adolphus Hailstork, featuring clarinetist James Shields, violinists David Felberg and Mariama Alcântara, violist Ruben Balboa, cellist Amy Levine-Tsang, and pianist Michelle Schumann.
    Sat., Nov. 11, 7:30pm. $12-48.  
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    Theatre

    Barrio Daze

    The Latino Comedy Project's jefe grande, Adrian Villegas, brings back his dynamite one-man show – a note-perfect performance set against the spectacle of a tumultuous national election, a sprawling and irreverent tour through a single day in the barrio.
    Through Nov. 18. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $23.  
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    Creek Show

    Since 2014, Waterloo Greenway has commissioned site-specific work by Austin-based artists, architects, designers, and landscapers to (literally) illuminate the night and explore different themes related to Waller Creek. Creek Show 2023 will feature free activities each evening, including live music, food and beverages, and family-friendly fun among the six new light-based, eye-dazzling installations.
    Nov. 11-18. Nightly, 6-10pm. Free.
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    Dance

    Fall for Dance

    Dance Repertory Theatre offers a celebration of movement and innovative choreography, featuring works by UT faculty, guest artists, and undergraduate choreographers.
    Nov. 10-12. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. Wed., Nov. 15, 7:30pm; Fri., Nov. 17, 7:30pm. $15-26.  
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    Dance

    Of Thee I Swing

    The Early Era Collective reprises its beloved production, a live, mixed-media dance show that combines filmed interviews and live dance - including swing, contemporary, tap, hip-hop fusion and theater dance - mixed with song, animation, and 1940s garb to explore the stories of five people who served in or survived World War II.
    Nov. 10-12. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $20-35.  
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    PollinatorPalooza

    Join the ardent arborealists of TreeGarden for their Austin Studio Tour spectacular, featuring art and live demos by 42 local makers, the Pollinator Creation Station, a Save Our Species ArtVenture trail, a community rhythm circle, live music, food, drinks, and more.
    Sat-Sun., Nov. 18-19, noon-6pm. Free.  
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