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  • Marshall Funhouse

    Step right up! Marshall Funhouse is taking over Parish and the Brushy St. block for 3 days of live music, fun, and solid hangs. This is their homage to the weird and wonderful carnival world. Marshall Funhouse’s stacked lineup includes The Black Angels, Dry Cleaning, Therapy? Shannon and The Clams, The Armed, and many more.
    Mar. 13-15, 12pm-2am  
    Parish
  • Musical Mixology Featuring Ensemble ATX

    Step into a world of timeless mystique as Ensemble ATX invites you to an evening of “Musical Mixology.” Experience the alluring ambiance reminiscent of the secret gatherings of the Lost Generation, transporting you back to the speakeasies where romance and decadence collided. Don’t miss the chance to sip and revel in the fusion of mixology and extraordinary music!
    Sat. Mar. 6, 7:30pm  
    The Mansion
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  • Community

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    An Evening With Bill Nye

    Gen Xers and millennials have a soft spot for the brilliant engineer-turned-entertainer thanks to his groundbreaking and Emmy-winning Nineties TV program Bill Nye the Science Guy, but he’s still at it today, making science education fun for all ages. The 68-year-old science advocate is also a bestselling author and documentary subject, and his latest series, The End Is Nye, explores global threats from viruses to volcanoes in his trademark no-nonsense but still fun way. Join in to laugh, learn something, and see what bowtie he’s sporting.: – Kat McNevins
    Wed., Feb. 21, 7:30pm. $15 and up.  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    “Unstill Life”

    One of the most innovative dance companies ever to move through Austin’s performative spaces, BLiPSWiTCH joyously invades Austin’s historic Wolf House for the premiere of “Unstill Life,” wherein 14 dancers take over six rooms in that house, with each room embodying a specific point in time – “often through satire, occasionally with gravity, sometimes interrogating, but always exploring and never taking ourselves too seriously.” Experience an immersive, unforgettable night of movement evoking the past as this fierce troupe brings the choreographies of Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller to full kinetic power. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Through Feb. 24
    Wolf House, 1604 E. Cesar Chavez St.
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Divina: Noche Drag Latinx

    Hostess Tatiana Cholula and special guests serve an evening of Latinx queerness.
    Every other Wednesday, 9-11pm  
  • Arts

    Theatre

    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to read all of War and Peace. But you’re also ashamed that you’ve not dug into the hottest Russian novel of 1869! Hark: A solution awaits at the Zach Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy’s musical adaptation of a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s great tome. Described by the theatre as an “innovative electro-pop opera,” this two-hour-and-thirty-minute love triangle will be available as pay-what-you-will until Feb. 4. Heads-up to queers: Thursday, Feb. 1, is PRIDE night!– James Scott
    Jan. 30-March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.  
  • Music

    Ruby Haunt, Witches Exist

    Though slow-churning signature track “Answering Machine” offers a swirling, meditative instrumental, Los Angeles duo Ruby Haunt usually deal in slightly more energetic, though still introspective, dream-pop. Twinkling keys and groggy vocals populate Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour’s latest full-length, 2023’s Between Heavens, while new EP Heaven Sent provides four additional B-sides. On December LP Crashing, local openers Witches Exist jump between quiet melancholia (“Leaf”), screaming rock freakouts (“Homeostasis,” “Sims 4”) and glitchy bass jams (“Tower”), but still offer a cohesive alt-rock soundscape. – Carys Anderson
    Wed., Feb. 21, 8pm  
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    Show Me Love (1998)

    The original Swedish title – Fucking Amal – is saltier, but this is incredibly sweet stuff, the story of first love between two girls, from Lukas Moodysson (We Are the Best!).
    Wed., Feb. 21, 8:30pm
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Thin Spaces: Seeking Nature’s Ethereal Conduits

    This three-person show of visual art at the venerable Dougherty Arts Center suggests ways in which “the natural world can serve as a conduit to a deeper understanding of the ethereal,” divulging liminal places where material and spirit intertwine. Local and simultaneously beyond locale, the layered oil abstractions of Rebecca Bennett, the stunningly manipulated photography of Leslie Kell, and Elena Lipkowski’s digital collages embellished with hand-stitched embroidery shift the gallery’s walls toward wonder and may open your doors of perception into a realm that’s downright seelie. Bonus: Meet the artists there tonight, 7-9pm. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 3-March 9
  • Community

    Events

    We Are Blood x Girl Scouts of Central Texas

    Although giving blood is its own reward, and your donation will save a neighbor’s life, it sure doesn’t hurt to get something in return. And you know how they give you a cookie with some juice after you donate blood? Well this time, you can get a whole box. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas bring four fan faves to We Are Blood to reward donors with a sweet treat: Choose from Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, or Adventurefuls to replenish your nutrients after your contribution. (Those peanut butter ones are just packed with protein, and mint is a leafy green, right?) Schedule an appointment online or by calling 512/206-1266. – Kat McNevins
    Mondays-Sundays. Through Feb. 29
    We Are Blood donor centers
  • Community

    Events

    Zine Night

    Wanna express yourself with a DIY publication that you can share with friends and family and maybe that receptive stranger at the bus stop? Gather with fellow creators and learn how to make and craft a zine with the Austin Public Library’s team of design-wrangling, text-trafficking, paper-folding pros. This month’s theme is “Leaping for Smarch 33rd,” where you conjure your own calendar or zine with a personalized day, month, or year – inspired by Leap Day. They’ll even add it to the APL Zine Collection. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Wed., Feb. 21
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