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    Theatre

    Once There Were Six Seasons

    Glass Half Full Theatre's award-winning production returns as a three-part interactive experience that invites audiences to travel the globe and explore humankind’s impact on climate change: Step onstage with the puppeteers to observe ecosystems from the Americas, Africa, India, Asia, and the Arctic and watch as the tiny humans and animals struggle against drought, flood, heat, and violent storms. This complex spectacle is directed by Caroline Reck and Gricelda Silva, features original choreography by Kelly Hasandras, and – listen, it's a true marvel of narrative and object manipulation and will delight you endlessly, even as its global implications send a little chill down your spine.
    Through May 4. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 7pm; Mon., 7pm. $12-30.  
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    Theatre

    Severe Weather Warning

    Theatre en Bloc presents Austin-based playwright Elizabeth Doss' newest stagework, in which four lifelong friends on a weekend getaway deal with "a night of chaos inside and severe weather outside." Directed by Jenny Lavery, featuring Kacy Samiee, Leslie McDonel, Giselle Marie Munoz, and Charlotte Gulezian.
    April 25-May 2. Wed.-Sun., 8pm. $15 and up.  
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    Sports

    Austin Bold FC

    Vs. Real Monarchs SLC.
    Fri., April 26, 7:30pm. $15-40.  
    Bold Stadium, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
  • Food

    Food Events

    Austin Food & Wine Festival

    Oh, it's just the biggest deal in the annual lineup of food events, that's all. Featuring the best chefs and sommeliers and other culinary talent from Austin and Texas and beyond – Andrew Zimmern, FFS! And, OMG, Nancy Silverton! – so many industry professionals, and all of them dishing up the sort of groceries that you might encounter in your most delicious haute-cuisine dreams. Dinners, banquets, pourings and pairings, picnics and palaver, workshops and wonderment – this three-day cornucopia of much of what makes life worth living has got it all. See website for details, and the pages of your Austin Chronicle for continued coverage.
    Fri.-Sun., April 26-28. $250-625.  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Bearded Lady

    You aren’t ready for all this facial hair. From beard grooming to beard queens, and all the lip hair in between. Hosted by Austin International Drag Foundation and the Austin Facial Hair Club.
    Fri., April 26, 7-11pm  
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    Theatre

    BedPost Confessions: Kiss & Tell

    Stories told here explore themes of sexuality, gender identity, dating, marriage, masturbation, break-ups, health, and more. "Whether the performers are funny, informative, fictional, thoughtful, embarrassing, raunchy, heart-warming, political, or completely personal, the audience receives their stories with love and returns the favor by sharing their own." This month's show features Nell Seiler, Brooke Elise Axtell, Jade Fusco, and Holly Lorka – with your hosts, Miranda Wylie and Sadie Smythe. Bonus: DJ Chorizo Funk.
    Wed.-Fri., April 24-26, 8pm. $25 ($20, in advance).  
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    Visual Arts

    Big Medium: Unity of Opposites

    This show, curated by Coka Treviño, features artists Blasto and Ernesto Walker exploring nature and how humans decide to interact with it. "Inspired by alchemy, technology, and numbers, Blasto focuses on earth, the visible and tangible; Walker on the invisible, immaterial and divine."
    Through May 18
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    Dance

    Collexiónes: Aztlan Short Stories

    The Aztlan Dance Company presents a theatrical dance performance featuring storytelling that shares the expressions, reflections, and imaginations of Austin’s Latino/Xicano experience. Fusing contemporary dance with tradition, Collexiónes is a collection of works that imagines the future today.
    April 26-28. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 4pm. $16-20.  
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    Visual Arts

    Dimension Gallery: Unusual Kinships

    The artist Magdalena Jarkowiec knows about unusual kinships, all right. The kinship of fabric to structure, for instance, as evidenced in her oddly humanoid soft sculptures – the enormous one that's long been towering over Dimension Gallery's Paved Garden, for one; and the other figurative creations, somewhat smaller, that have enhanced live performances in this town. And now Jarkowiec's got her first solo show of such sculptures in Austin, featuring a bright array of human/object hybrid forms, dollhouselike installations, hanging portraits of lovers and friends … and all of it rich with her characteristic humor and invention. Recommended.
    Through May 18
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    Classical Music

    Gorintō: A New Music Sensory Experience

    This is an intimate evening-length multisensory piece for five sound artists. The audience gathers in a circle centered in the space and is encouraged to lie down on a collection of pillows and rugs to experience a series of projections on a surface hung from the ceiling while the atmospheric music is played. "It's part soundscape, part classicist composition, part sound bath, and part ASMR dream," says the program's composer Drew Silverman, who's enlisted the talents of Adam Bedell, Jessica Eley, Claude McCan, and Fumihito Sugawara to help him bright this beauty into being. "Wait, there are only 35 listeners allowed in for each performance?" says your editor, "please save us a space!"
    Thu.-Sat., April 25-27, 7pm. $5-20.  
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    Visual Arts

    grayDUCK Gallery: Misread Signs

    This exhibition of new work and performances by Yuliya Lanina explores the effects of trauma on the human psyche, the exhibition beginning with her signature paintings of collaged, malformed characters that later come to life in a three-channel, immersive animation. You know how some artists can burn pretty brightly? Lanina is gonna be, as usual, on fire. Recommended.
    Reception: Fri., April 26, 7-10pm
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    Visual Arts

    Guzu Gallery: Realms Apart

    Hark ye, good citizen! Hark, we say, as Guzu Gallery presents the first fantasy-themed art show ever held in their intimate and graphically festooned venue! Behold with eyes of wonder as bold heroes and fell creatures from Westeros to Cimmeria – perhaps, even, from Bas-Lag, Maradaine, or the Vorrh? – travel to this innocuous little sector of the multiverse to take their rightful place on the noble walls of the gallery that's right there in the heart of Austin fandom!
    Through May 19
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA Gallery: Ultima Thule

    New works by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Kate Csillagi, who have joined forces for the first time to provide a journey into secret transitional spaces using drawing, sculpture, photography, and other collaborative ventures.
    Through May 11
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    Classical Music

    La Follia: Herd of Harpsichords

    Yes, this popular event (it's the eight annual outing!) features a veritable herd of those plucky instruments, and tonight we can look forward to special guest Anton Nel leading J.S. Bach's complete Concertos for Two and Three Harpsichords with String Orchestra. Bonus: KMFA's Dianne Donovan will be there to give you the background on these delightful works.
    April 26-27. Fri., 7pm; Sat., 3pm. $10-30.  
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    Comedy

    Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest

    Good gods, y'all, there's a panoply of nationally renowned comedians swarming all over Downtown and beyond next weekend, setting fire to stages and slaying audiences in those styles that have so endeared them to stand-up aficionados everywhere. Jenny Slate! Nick Offerman! Nate Bargatze! Hari Kondabolu! Amanda Seales! And more and more and more. The Paramount on Congress is the epicenter for this eighth annual takeover of Austin, but, really, it's a citywide deal and you should check that Moontower website for an almost overwhelming flood of details. Note: The fest is almost sold out already, but the Satellite Badge that's still available will get you into the 50+ shows hosted in those satellite theatres or will "grant you access to the main acts in seats that have a suboptimal view."
    Wed.-Sat., April 24-27  
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    Theatre

    Not Every Mountain

    The Rude Mechs' acclaimed geodynamic masterwork returns to Austin! This newest iteration of the show that "invites you to watch the collective effort of making and unmaking a series of interlocking mountain ranges using string, cardboard, magnets, and an octahedral scissor lift" is 1) being held over from Fusebox Festival, and 2) fortified not only with (implied) amounts of feldspar and chert but also an onstage performance by Peter Stopschinski. Recommended!
    April 24-28. Wed.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2pm; Sun., 8pm. $5-35.  
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    Arts & Culture

    QueerTowne

    Let Mase Kerwick, Laura de la Fuente, and Javier Ungo put the queer back in your comedy – no laugh tracks insight.
    Last Fridays, 7pm. $5.
  • Music

    Smino, Earthgang, Phoelix

    Fri., April 26, 9pm
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