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  • Arts

    Comedy

    Funniest Person in Austin

    Here it is again – the annual competition that brings all the ATX funny to one stage, at least sequentially, in order to determine who's gonna wear the cape and crown. Oh! Who's gonna be the winnah? Who's gonna be the champeen? First, there's about a month of prelims, where the chaff is separated from the wheat. Then, the semifinals, where the wheat is culled until only the best parts remain. And then, the finals, the ultimate night, where the grains with brains are nothing like corny and they represent, pretty much, the pinnacle of contemporary humor in this town. Make your reservations for that last night now, while you still can – but check out some of the early action, too: You'll be surprised how funny a bunch of eventual losers can be.
    Sundays-Tuesdays, through May 13, 8pm. $6 and up.  
  • Arts

    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.  
  • 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.  
  • Community

    Events

    Dragon Boat Festival

    It's a 2,000-year-old festival (Austin's celebrated it for 21 years) that brings colorful, 40-foot-long boats to Lady Bird Lake to see which team rows the fastest.
    Sat.-Sun., April 27-28, 9am-4pm. Free.
  • Arts

    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!
    Reception: Fri., April 19, 7-10pm
  • Arts

    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.  
  • Qmmunity

    Nightlife & Parties

    Puro Pinche Pari

    La Q Austin and BT2 bring you a Latinx party to inspire Cumbia, Salsa, and sexual health, with swag and HIV/STI testing onsite!
    Sun., April 28, 10pm  
  • Food

    Food Events

    Russian House Easter

    "Celebrate Orthodox Easter in a warm family environment," this venue invites, and it's hard to refuse when there's an egg hunt for the kids and a wealth of tasty Russian-style holiday noms like chicken chakhobili, pork stroganoff, lamb plov, stuffed vegetables, eggplant ikra, borscht, spring salad, Easter cakes, and, mmmmm, an entire blini station for build-your-own goodness.
    Sun., April 28, 11am-4pm. $35 ($15, ages 7-12; free, ages 6 and younger).  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Women & Their Work: Horizonland

    Rosa Nussbaum’s new exhibition is informed by her recent years in Texas. Unable to drive and finding herself as a passenger in a car, the artist reflects upon how public space in Texas is often imagined as a place for mobile private space, structuring her show as a kind of theme park – using sculpture, performance, video, and a slideshow to explore how the car becomes a lens that focuses and reshapes the world around her.
    Reception: Sat., April 27, 7-9pm
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