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  • Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

    17th Annual Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival! Over 300 artists from around the world, plus thousands of fans will converge at the Palmer Event Center for Texas' largest art and tattoo event on January 18-20, 2019
    Fri.-Sun. Jan. 18-20  
    Palmer Events Center
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    Austin Modern Home Tour

    Purchase your tickets online, or just show up to one of the many local houses that will be open to the public to promote responsible urban growth. Or just tour your dream home that happens to be someone else's abode. Go online for a list of participating houses.
    Sat., Feb. 23, 10am. $40 ($35, advance), $99 (VIP).
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    Austin Remembers MLK

    This interactive app-based exhibit offers photos from MLK's civil rights meetings with LBJ and audio speeches from the Austin Area Heritage Council’s MLK Oratory competition, plus special Six Square mini-docs of Austin’s African-American community. Discover for yourself at three different locations: the MLK statue at UT's East Mall, the south steps of the Capitol, and the George Washington Carver Museum.
    Jan. 21-Feb. 28. Free.
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    Visual Arts

    Davis Gallery: Past and Present

    It's no secret that Randall Reid's meticulous works – painstakingly constructed from shards of our commercial and natural past, perfectly displayed among the ruins of our present – are some of the rare objects on this planet that bring a deep joy to our eyes' sense of beauty and amplify any yearnings in the forlorn wasteland of our heart. So what can we tell you about the man's career retrospective at Davis Gallery right now? What can we tell you about four decades' worth of Reidian excellence on display, except that we recommend it highly? Let's hope that'll do – because you shouldn't miss this show.
    Reception: Sat., Jan. 19, 7-9pm
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    Flatbed Goes South: Moving Show and Sale

    Ah, Flatbed will be moving south in April of this year! Help them lighten the moving load by finding a framed or unframed print to add to your collection. The art will be hung in salon style, covering those already nostalgia-tinged walls, with more than 200 works – and most of 'em available at a discount. Illegitimi, we say, illegitimi non carborundum!
    Reception: Sat., Jan. 19, 5-8pm
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    grayDUCK Gallery: Amze Emmons and Yoonmi Nam

    The wonders of PrintAustin are heralded in the excellent grayDUCK space, with Emmons presenting his records of informal temporary structures and ingenious vernacular designs, with Nam offering images of man-made environments and objects and cut flower arrangements, with a two-person show that complements and contrasts across the common ground of expert printmaking.
    Through Feb. 24
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    Theatre

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage.
    Wed.-Sat., Jan. 23-March 2, 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., Jan. 26-March 3, 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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    Arts & Culture

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold are bringing John Cameron Mitchell's silver screen classic to the Austin stage. What can we say, it's the origin of love. See website for special nights like Pride night and the champagne opening.
    Wed.-Sat., Jan. 23-March 2, 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., Jan. 26-March 3, 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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    Jugglefest

    It's the 26th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public performance on Saturday night.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 22-24. $10 (1-Day), $20 (3-Day).
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    Northern-Southern: Insides

    This is a complementary pair of domestic dream-rooms, with Jaime Zuverza and design duo Transmountain collaborating on calm and surreal furniture-art in the front gallery and Rachel Freeman creating an all-over installation of color blocks, reclaimed pipes, and precise Micron pen drawings to transform the adjoining room.
    Saturdays, 3-6:30pm
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    Arts & Culture

    OUTsider Festival: Queeriosities

    Come one, come all to Austin's trans-media festival full of wonderful wackadoos, quintessential queeriosities, and maximum magic from a plethora of queer artists, dreamers, and performers.
    Wed.-Sun., Feb. 20-24. $40+.  
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    Women & Their Work: If I Could, I Would Cover Everything With My Drawings

    Hedwige Jacobs invites viewers into an almost meditative state of observation with her drawn surfaces, video installation, and cut patterns, in which "figures move about, hover on the edge of the impossible, and reconfigure themselves in endless variations drawn from everyday interactions."
    Reception: Sat., Jan. 19, 7-9pm
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    AARC: Let the Colors Speak

    Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
    Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6-8pm. Through March 30  
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    Dance

    ACC Dance Classes

    The Dance Department of Austin Community College offers classes in modern, jazz, ballet, and improvisation techniques, with student work produced twice a year in the Choreographers' Showcase. Teachers include Ellen Bartel, Jessica Cox, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Roxanne Gage, Darla Johnson, Sunny Shen, Catherine Solaas and Melissa Watt. Note: Classes can be taken for credit and applied toward your degree.
    Prices vary, scholarships available.  
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    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
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    Kids

    Austin Girls' Choir Placement Auditions

    Austin Girls' Choir welcomes new singers ages 8-18. Placement auditions are for all levels. The choir sings a broad range of genres, mostly in 3- or 4-part harmony.
    Weekends through Feb. 24. $25.
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: L.A. Women

    This group show of six female artists from Los Angeles – Marnie Weber, Tanya Hayden, Alexia Lewis, Shelli Tollman, Tami Demaree, and Bettina Hubby – brings an array of works embracing such diverse themes as fantasy, myth, dreams, fairytales, race, and horror.
    Reception: Fri., Jan. 18, 7-10pm
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    Ben Rodgers

    Saturdays, 12pm
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    Comedy

    ComedySportz

    Two teams of improvisers compete for points and laughter in this family-friendly show based on audience suggestions.
    Saturdays, 7:30pm. $12.  
    Zach North, 12129 Hwy 620 N
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    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, provided skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.
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    Comedy

    Esther's: New Year, New Follies

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue where the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street is on view through the stagefront window! Reminisce on all the news-makers, celebrities, events, and mayhem that made 2018 so memorable with A Year in Review. Watch as the new Dems diversify the hill and take on Trump in Bohemian Crapsody, and more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to wow you with illusions your mind won't believe your eyes have seen!
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    Food Events

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    Food Events

    Goodall's Afternoon Tea

    Mmmmm, sip your weekend afternoons away with a selection of organic blends from Austin-based Zhi Teas and an assortment of traditional tea sandwiches, pastries, and confectionary sweets.
    Saturdays & Sundays, 3-5pm.. $15-25.
    Goodall's Kitchen, 1900 Rio Grande, at the Hotel Ella, 512/628-4200
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    Haven Street-Allen Award Nominations

    This award honors an artist with a disability in Texas who, through a one-time creative act or a substantial record of achievement, embodies the spirit and vision of VSA Texas. Nominations are open to any artist with a disability over the age of 16 years in any discipline including visual art, dance, music, performance, craft, and writing.
    Through Feb. 28. Free.
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    Helios Fused Glass Studio

    Learn while they burn at this professional studio – a nationally recognized teaching facility and retailer of fusible glass and supplies.
  • Food

    Food Events

    King Cakes from Easy Tiger

    Here's the facts, and we can't hide 'em: These tasty King Cakes have a tiger inside 'em! These seasonal cakes from one of Austin's favorite bakeries are made with pain au lait dough and filled with butter and cinnamon sugar – and come with a tiger figurine tucked inside instead of that traditional plastic baby. And now, mon ami, they're available fresh – for pick-up at all Easy Tiger locations, any time between now and Mardi Gras (March 5) with 48 hours advance notice.
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    Visual Arts

    Mexic-Arte Museum: La Huella Magistral

    Two new exhibitions are opening in this Downtown powerhouse of cultural expression this week, amplifying the inky might of PrintAustin. There's La Huella Magistral: Homage to Master Printmakers, with a set of 19 prints paying tribute to master printmakers who inspired the artists of Consejo Gráfico, and Mix 'n' Mash: Migration, new works by more than 200 artists. Bonus: John Patrick Cobb's Chapel Shrine paintings.
    Reception: Fri., Jan. 25, 6-9pm. $10.
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    Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata

    That local combination of bright whimsy, deep scholarship, and compelling design, aimed at artlovers and weirdos everywhere, like some oversized Star Trek phaser set to DELIGHT, is again open for your pleasure. With a newly comprehensive guidebook soon to follow.
    Saturdays, 4-7pm. Donations accepted.
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  • Music

    Pissed Jeans

    Sat., Feb. 23, 9pm

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