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    David Ball & That Carolina Sound (album release)

    This week, Omnivore Recordings releases a 25th anniversary edition of David Ball’s hit country debut, Thinkin’ Problem, but a different tune from his past currently stirs him. For this summer’s Come See Me, the Grammy-winning songwriter dug up an unreleased piece from Uncle Walt’s Band, the South Carolina-born string band of Ball, Walter Hyatt, and Champ Hood that became an Austin sensation in the Seventies.: “‘Little Ranchero’ was one of the first songs I heard Walter and Champ sing together, and I immediately became a die-hard fan,” he recalls. “Then I wind up joining the band a year later and they had quit doing that song. I had forgotten about it, but then when I heard it again I remembered how much I loved that song, so I recorded it.”: Ball proved integral to rejuvenating UWB’s wildly eclectic swing and folk sound alongside Omnivore’s recent reissues of the band’s few recordings. He frequently pays tribute to his late bandmates alongside local heirs Warren and Marshall Hood.: “It’s bittersweet, but at the same time it’s very exciting to play that music,” Ball says. “It’s always been difficult music to play, but we fell into it naturally. I never did figure out where Uncle Walt’s was going, because we’d play one style and then go in other directions. But we always came back to the three of us playing acoustic music.: “I view everything I’ve ever written as influenced by Uncle Walt’s Band,” he attests. “I can fall into that real quick and just stay there. We were in our own world and it was a lot of fun. That’s something I still miss to this day. I love that music so much.”
    Fri., Nov. 15, 7pm  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      2019 Austin International Drag Festival

      Plunge head-first into the center of drag universe with the return of this gender-bent fest! Four full days of drag: from makeup tutorials and panels to jaw-dropping performances. Events take place all over town in the evenings.
      Thu.-Sun., Nov. 14-17. $19+.  
      Drag Village (6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.) & Downtown
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      Cautious Clay, Remi Wolf

      Cleveland’s Joshua Karpeh, 26, opts for soft, soulful singing in lieu of Cassius Clay’s famed trash talk. The George Washington University graduate worked as a leasing agent marketer in NYC before releasing 2017’s “Cold War” on SoundCloud. The multi-instrumentalist weaves electronics around his voice, with Taylor Swift having sampled “Cold War” on most recent album Lover.
      Fri., Nov. 15, 8pm  
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      Theatre

      Isabella Rossellini: Link Link Circus

      The award-winning actress and filmmaker takes inspiration from the natural world in her new theatricalized lecture, a smart yet comedic look at the links between humans and animals. Illustrated with short comic films, home movies, and animation, Link Link Circus addresses the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence, and emotions. Bonus: Rossellini is joined onstage by her trained dog, Pan, who will portray various animals. Um, how d'you say it, YASSSSSS!
      Tue.-Fri., Nov. 12-15, 7:30pm. $10-40.  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Camp Wannakiki Drag Show With The Cast

      Our lovely Miss Kitty Litter came in fourth in Camp Wannakiki season two and now she's reunited with her cast mates of camp! Hosted by the Sugarbaker Twins.
      Fri., Nov. 15, 9pm  
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      Visual Arts

      Cloud Tree: EAST Preview Party

      Serving suggestion: Right before The Big Weekend of EAST hits us all, stop by to party with the Cloud Tree crew (and those Nimbus artists) and their creations of wood, resin, jewelry, paintings, and ceramics.
      Fri., Nov. 15, 7-9pm
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      Arts & Culture

      Double Tap With Vivian Myers

      Meet Instagram’s “It” girl in the newest play from Franny Harold and Mase Kerwick! The story of an outrageous woman looking to make it on the interwebz, starring Yamina Khouane, Minda Wei, Alex Walker, Molly Moore, and more.
      Fri., Nov. 15; Thu.-Fri., Nov. 21-22, 8pm. $10-12.  
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      Immortal Technique, Chino XL, Poison Pen, Ben Buck

      Felipe Andres Coronel’s furious lecturing through clenched teeth preceded YouTube exposés and trending Twitter hashtags. Born in Lima, Peru, before his family moved to Harlem, the rapper credits jail for reshaping his perspective. The 41-year-old counts three official albums (2001-2008) rife with nutritional value pertaining to the hypocrisy of American democracy and music industry executives.
      Fri., Nov. 15, 8pm  
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      Theatre

      It Is Magic

      In this new Mickle Maher show, at a community theatre audition for a new adaptation of The Three Little Pigs intended for adult audiences, "two sisters set out to search for an actor to play the role of the Wolf. As they struggle to cast the right actor, they're quickly confronted with the darkness inside the audition room – and themselves." A setup like that is compelling enough; knowing it's scripted by the man who brought us There Is a Happiness That Morning Is and The Strangerer and so many other hefty shards of hilarious and cutting brilliance that, well, hell – we like good theatre, what can we say? And this one's directed by Mark Pickell for Capital T and features Jill Blackwood, Kathy Catmull, John Christopher, Robert Pierson, and Rebecca Robinson. UPDATE: And now this production's been reviewed by our own Robert Faires.
      Through Nov. 23. Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $20-30.  
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      John Waite, Daniel Correa

      UK Babys/Bad English frontman, 67, hit No. 1 in 1984 with MTV smash “Missing You.”
      Fri., Nov. 15, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Dance

      Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company: Moon

      One of Austin’s longest established modern dance companies opens its 20th season with the premiere of this original work, featuring choreography by Kathy Dunn Hamrick, performed to live music by line upon line percussion. This will be "a highly physical work with alternating phases of acceleration and deceleration, of filling and emptying, of pushing and pulling, and of light and dark."
      Nov. 14-16. Thu.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 4 & 7:30pm. $19-22.  
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      Dance

      Louder Than Words

      In which the restless cultural purveyors of Early Era Collective present an eight-person cast performing spoken word and dance collaborations that dissect phrases like "actions speak louder than words," "treat others the way you wish to be treated," and other idioms that thread through our linguistic identities.
      Thu.-Fri., Nov. 14-15, 8pm. $20.  
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      Visual Arts

      The Foundry: Opening Party

      The Eastside's new sustainable, mixed-use building from Cielo Property Group boasts a collection of art and design by Austin makers – curated by Northern-Southern, no less – and celebrates those works (by Stella Alesi, Jaime Zuverza, Rachel Freeman, Transmountain Design, Michael Krumenacker, Simon Walker, Phillip Niemeyer, and 4th Edition Design) at this night's opening soirée.
      Fri., Nov. 15, 7-11pm  
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      Arts & Culture

      The Future of Ismael

      Director kt shorb and Generic Ensemble Company brings to Austin an experimental sci-fi production featuring QPOC dystopian world where "community, love, and rebellion allow trans post-humans to thrive." Based on a Colombian novel of the same name and featuring Tuyến Thái, Elian Sweeten, Adrian Clark, Grayson Hunt, Tessa Lancaster, and Noé Lopez.
      Thu.-Sat., Nov. 7-9, Nov. 14-16, Nov. 21-23; 8pm. $20.  
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      Comedy

      The Sklar Bothers

      These stand-up brothers played conjoined twins on that one episode of Grey's Anatomy, remember? And they host the History Channel's United Stats of America? Yes, and these monozygotic dudes are also funny AF, of course.
      Nov. 13-16. Wed.-Thu., 8pm; Fri.-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $20-25.  
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