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  • ¡Sabor! A Night of Caribbean Music

    Javier Jara, along with the E.S.B. M.A.C.C., bring grammy-award-winning, brass player, Felipe "El Tiburon" Borrero, and virtuoso guitarist Jose Manuel Tejeda to the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Javier Jara will provide vocals. Come enjoy a night of Latin Jazz, Salsa, Son Cubano, Bachata and other Caribbean rhythms.
    Fri. Jan. 24, 7:30pm-9pm  
    Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
  • Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival

    The Star of Texas Tattoo Art Revival doubles in size for it's 18th Anniversary! Live tattooing, celebrity guests, entertainment, vendors, contests and even a kids area. All ages welcome, tickets available at the door.
    Jan. 31-Feb.2  
    Palmer Events Center
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  • Music

    Andrew Cyrille Quartet

    Drummer Andrew Cyrille’s career astonishes in its breadth and depth: bop with Coleman Hawkins and Mary Lou Williams, hard bop with Austin native Kenny Dorham, free jazz with David Murray and Peter Brötzmann, plus an 11-year membership in Cecil Taylor’s band and twin decades in long-running group Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman.: Given his experience, it’s no surprise the skinsman brings a world-class group of musicians with him for a rare Texas gig: bassist Ben Street, pianist David Virelles, and guitarist Bill Frisell, a variation on the group that recorded Cyrille’s 2016 ECM album The Declaration of Musical Independence. Surely spearheading a band of this caliber, in which every member is a leader, must be challenging.: “First of all, I try to play the music to the best of my ability and hope they appreciate what it is I’m doing,” says Cyrille modestly by phone from Brooklyn. “Sometimes we talk about what each one of us is doing, and even though I might be the leader, they may make certain recommendations to me in relation to what we’re playing.”: Thus the group functions as a collective, more than star and sidemen.: “It’s funny, some people say it’s not a good thing to lead by following,” Cyrille notes. “Well, sometimes it is. I listen to them, they listen to me, and we respect each other. That’s how the music comes about – sometimes magnificently.”: Most often associated with the avant-garde, Cyrille avoids making such distinctions.: “When people talk about avant-garde, it just means that you changed some things that have been traditional,” he explains. “You still might be relating to the tradition in terms of the pipeline, but you’re doing it a little different.”
    Fri., Jan. 17, 7:30pm  
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Alright Alright All Night

      This here's a Matthew McConaughey impression showdown, dedicated to Texas's most beloved superstar, including impressions by Austin's best comedians, and hosted by Scarlett Alexandra and Ky Krebs. Also? Prizes! Surprises! A photo booth!
      Fri., Jan. 17, 9:30pm. Free.
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      Visual Arts

      Big Medium: The Contemporary Print

      Join PrintAustin in celebrating its seventh annual juried international exhibition, a survey of traditional techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking, presented in collaboration with Big Medium and juried by Claudia Zapata. This show, pretty much the epicenter of what the impressive PrintAustin project supercharges gallery walls with each January, features works by David Avery, Kelly Belter, Lisette Chavez, Briar Craig, Tania Cruz, Angela Faz, J. Leigh Garcia, Dirk Hagner, Veronica Hallock, Anna Hoberman, Daryl Howard, Raluca Iancu, Brian Johnson, and more, more, more.
      Reception: Fri., Jan. 17, 7-10pm
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Butridge Gallery: New Year, New Artists

      Melanie Hickerson's "The Tie that Binds" exhibition of surrealistic yet narrative paintings is inspired by the forms and relationships in the natural world. Lindsay Smith's "Vivid" show represents the energy of tension within the human figure, using brilliant color to highlight body movements that are often unnoticed. Also, the Dougherty Arts Center's faculty present their own creations in a group show called "Cultivating Creativity."
      Reception: Thu., Jan. 16, 7-9pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Click

      A techno-thriller that begins when a young woman is raped at a fraternity and ends in a future where corporations promise a new body with the swipe of a screen, this new Jacqueline Goldfinger play follows a hacktivist who turns industrial espionage into high art. Directed by Rudy Ramirez for the Vortex, it's "a cyberpunk drama for the #metoo era."
      Through Feb. 8. Thu.-Sun., 8pm  
    • Music

      Dar Williams

      Hudson Valley, N.Y., folkie penned What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities – One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time in 2017.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 8pm  
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      Nightlife & Parties

      Dolly Parton's Birthday of Many Colors

      Poo Poo Platter's ladiez will all hail the queen at this dragtastic birthday bash! Starring Arcie Cola, Bulimianne Rhapsody, Cupcake, Kitty Buick, Summer Clearance, and Zane Zena with the most special guests Brigitte Bandit, Champagne Killer, Liz Dexia, and Noodles! Meanwhile DJ Daddie Dearest sets the tone. 18 and up!
      Fri., Jan. 17, 10pm. $10.  
    • Qmmunity

      Nightlife & Parties

      Drag Me to the Dozen

      Join Mary Jane Styles and Mandy Quinn for a night hellbent on showcasing the queerest, weirdest side of Texas drag with Spaghetti Westin, Regina DeLux, The Mighty Pita, Alexandra Good, Sephora Payn, Urethra Franklin, Jez Extazy, and Prima Van Cartier.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 11pm. $5.  
    • Music

      Evergreen, ThunderStars (album release), Dottie

      Flexing ethereal dream-pop on debut Number Stations, ThunderStars straddles the soft-impact vocals and instrumentation of early Spiritualized and Mojave 3. Fronted by Erik Kang of Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, bassist Omar Richardson and drummer Stephen Bednarski complete the trio. Locals Evergreen and Dottie shoegaze first.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 10:45pm  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      FronteraFest Short Fringe

      The 27th annual theatrical smorgasbord of local productions (comedy! drama! dance! improv! performance art! multimedia! diverse shenanigans!) opens this decade with its slate of five 25-minute-long Short Fringe shows each night at Hyde Park Theatre (Jan. 14-Feb. 15), with the usually sold-out Best of the Week show each Saturday night. Coming up:Dueling Playwrights: Battle in the Grocery Aisle by Marianne Serene & James E. Burnside; Posse Power by Jomo and The Possum Posse; Please Help Me! Confessions Of A Self-Improvement Junkie by Tom Booker; St. Stephen's Pier by Heath Allyn; and The #2 Sacrifice by Sandy Maranto; Thu., Jan. 16, 8pm.99 Facts About an Immigrant by Leng Wong; A Series of Open Letters to My Teenage Son by Max Langert; Honey, I'm Home! by Jolyne Garza; I Sleep/ I Live/ I Wake by Ryley Valenti; and Three Tragedies in 25 minutes or Less by Shakespeare (with modifications by Beth Burroughs); Fri., Jan. 17, 8pm.14 Si! by PoetKen Jones; Catawampus by Cliff Miller; I Am Not The Person You Have Made Me Out to Be by Marianne Serene; Liftoff by Ben Polega; and Maid/Man by Rich Rubin; Tue., Jan. 21, 8pm.A Bird, a Dog, and a Wave by Kayur Patel; A Dance Piece by Dmo Acheka, Danielle Bogle, Maira Montes, and Philip Weaver; Dueling Playwrights: On Porn by Marianne Serene & James E. Burnside; I Knew Him Well by Trace Turner; Lightning Girl by Rita Anderson; and The Misplays by Aaron Rubin, Adrian Gwarzalez, Derek Cornelius, and Spencer Bloom; Wed., Jan. 22, 8pm.Science Fails: The Human Side of Science by Nichole Bennett; Flashmandments by CB Goodman; Flawed by Sandy Maranto; How To Say You’re Afraid of Commitment in 140 Characters Or Less by Valerie Nies; and Who Sits Next to Wilma by Janna Garza; Thu., Jan. 23, 8pm.Note: FronteraFest is a unique collaboration between two of Austin’s most venerable arts organizations – that aforementioned Hyde Park Theatre (an award-winning professional company in central Austin) and ScriptWorks (a playwright development and service organization with members in Texas and across the nation).
      Through Feb. 15. $18 per night.  
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      Fruit of Paradise (1970)

      Lates: Chytilová's surrealist retelling of the story of Adam and Eve was the last film the pioneering avant-garde director made before the Czechoslovakia government banned her from filmmaking for over five years.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 9:45  
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      Community

      Hey Y'all! A Trans Masc Social

      Join Rico (formerly of Tea Time With T Boys) for a trans masculine hang out. Allies welcome. Bring cash for the bar. 18 and up welcome, but gotta be 21 to drink.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 7-9pm. Free.
    • Music

      Hikes (album release), the Kraken Quartet, Christelle Bofale

      “Nature-inspired indie math-rock with a dash of folk.”
      Fri., Jan. 17, 10pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Link & Pin Gallery: Soul: Melanated Life In Print

      Here's another excellent part of that citywide Print Austin initiative, with a show curated by Atlanta's Jamal Barber (Studio Noize Podcast) and featuring the art of African-American printmakers who use the medium to represent the black experience. With works by Jennifer Mack Watkins, Latoya Hobbs, Rashaun Rucker, Ann Johnson, Rabea Ballin, Jerushia Graham, Maurice Evans, Grace Kisa, Jasmine Williams, and curator Barber.
      Jan. 17-Feb. 9. Reception: Thu., Jan. 30, 5-7pm
    • Music

      Lucifer, Savage Master, Overdose

      Berliner Johanna Sadonis boasts a classically Seventies wail, golden era of Grace Slick, Heart, and Lita Ford, with whom the Lucifer frontwoman shares long, white locks. Better still, by her side both in the studio and behind the kit live, comes Nicke Andersson, metal god ramrod of Nihilist, Entombed, and the Hellacopters. Lucifer III drops in March. Savage Master and Overdose open.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 8pm  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      PrintAustin

      The annual program of exhibitions displaying the work of printmakers – professionals and amateurs creating all manner of art via pigment pressed onto paper and other materials – using woodcuts, etchings, mezzotints, lithography, serigraphy, aquatints, newfangled digital methods, and so on in glorious profusion – the annual program celebrating all this is now under way. With Big Medium in Canopy featuring "The Contemporary Print," and Link & Pin Gallery offering "Melanated Life in Print," and Wally Workman Gallery resplendent with the narrative lithography of Kathryn Polk, and other venues around the city giving the inky discipline its promotional due – and with the almost overwhelming PrintEXPO culmination at Blue Genie coming up (Feb. 1 & 2) … well, here's yet another bundle of good reasons to get out and explore your artful city, Austinite.
      Through Feb. 15
    • Arts

      Comedy

      Texas Gothic

      The show description goes like this: "Ma and Pa Gothic have lived on the Texas Gothic Farm & Ranch located at the exact center of Texas (just outside of Mercury, Texas) for more than 50 years. And after living for the better part of a century deep in the heart of Texas, they’ve seen a thing or two, learned a thing or two, and are pleased as punch to tell you a thing or two! And, whether you like it or not, you’ll probably learn a thing or two!" Which sounds like a potential hoot just from the get-go, right? But, tell you what: As embodied by the double-strength talents of Janet Maykus and Tom Booker, the homespun Ma and Pa Gothic are a treasure of acerbic wit and impeccable comedic timing. Note: It's rescheduled for this Friday, due to last weekend's goofy-ass weather predictions.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 8pm. $10.  
    • Arts

      Theatre

      Tiny Beautiful Things

      This luminous drama, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos, is about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers. One hell of a fine cast – Barbara Chisholm, Crystal Bird Caviel, John Christopher, and Lowell Bartholomee – is directed by Rosalind Faires for Austin Playhouse.
      Through Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra show: Sat., Jan. 25, 2pm. $34-38.  
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    • Film

      Special Screenings

      "Turtle Odyssey"

      Laser Imax 3D: Russell Crowe narrates this doc following the life cycle of an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji and her journey across the ocean.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 12:00  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      2020 Point in Time Count Volunteers Needed

      ECHO is looking for 800 volunteers to make its annual count of everyone experiencing homelessness in Austin and Travis County a success. The 2020 count takes place Jan. 25. Anyone 18 or older can participate; volunteers will work in teams counting folks in their assigned area. Others can collect donations for the care packages distributed during the count.
      Nov. 18-Jan. 24  
      Online
    • Community

      Kids

      The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Zilker Botanical Garden

      The exhibit celebrates the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, with a fam-friendly "storywalk," photo opportunities, games, and more.
      Through March 22. Included with admission.
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      AARC: 2020 Visions

      Welcome four new art and history shows to the Asian American Resource Center: "Courage to Be: The Saheli Story," in which archives from the Austin History Center reveal the origins of the Saheli support group for South Asian women in Austin; "Shen’s Precious Clocks and Watches," featuring scientist and photographer Peter Shen's collection of clocks and watches representing distinct moments in the advancement of measuring time; "A Ginkgo Walk," wherein Sneha Sundaram uses nature photography and haiku to create visual and literary sensations; and "Kingdom Arts," which is geared toward teen anime, manga and videogame fans.
      Through March 28  
    • Community

      Civic Events

      African American Resource Advisory Commission Meeting

      See agenda for details.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 11am  
      Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2938 E. 13th
    • Music

    • Music

      Alesia Lani, M3cca [inside]

      Fri., Jan. 17, 10pm
    • Arts

      Theatre

      All's Well That Ends Well

      Past is Prologue Productions, the company that brought us Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth last Halloween at the Driskill Hotel, returns with an ensemble cast of local actors to blend live theatre with dance film for a unique approach to this Shakespeare comedy. Jennifer Sturley directs.
      Through Jan. 26. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3 & 8pm. $15 and up.  
    • Music

      Almost Johnny Cash

      Fri., Jan. 17, 9pm
    • Film

      Special Screenings

      America's Musical Journey (2018)

      Laser IMAX 3D: Follow Aloe Blacc as he traces Louis Armstrong’s footsteps through the colorful locales and cultures where America’s music was born.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 11:00am  
    • Arts

      Visual Arts

      Ao5 Gallery: The Impossible Winterbourne

      That steampunk guy who makes odd and lovely sculptures in the shape of robot heads and so on? The talented man who sometimes affixes those creations to obscure parts of our urban infrastructure, where they wait to surprise and intrigue a curious eye? That's Winterbourne. And now the fellow's got a show of his creatures at Ao5 Gallery and is also therein hawking his AlphaBots, a fully illustrated robot alphabet book that's perfect for gifting to 1) Buzz Moran or 2) your favorite much-younger-than-Buzz person.
    • Community

      Events

      APL After Dark: Time Warp

      Celebrate eras of the past and future at this adults-only (21+) party with activities including genealogy research, crafts from different time periods, history-themed virtual reality, and more. Cash bar available.
      Fri., Jan. 17, 7:30-10pm. $7.  

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