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  • 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (acoustic) and Brandi Carlile headline Old Settler’s Music Festival. Bring the whole family to enjoy camping, jamming, youth activities, workshops, craft beer, gourmet food, and an art fair. Over 30 bands with Del McCoury, Shinyribs, Hayes Carll, Wild Child, Galactic, & more.
    Apr. 11-14  
    Tilmon, TX
  • A Jam for George!

    Celebrate the music of George Harrison on what would have been his 76th birthday. Featuring live performances by Acey Monaro and Ben Burdick of GO FEVER, Cara Tillman of Moving Panoramas, Paul Banks of P.T. Banks, Austin Lancaster of Blackboot Family Band, T.J. Masters of GUMA, Sam Rives of Jean Wranglers and a full band set from Burgess Meredith! Refreshments provided by Hops & Grain Brewery.
    Sun. Feb. 24, 2pm-6pm
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    Theatre

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Director Dave Steakley and choreographer Abe Reybold bring John Cameron Mitchell's glamorous and rockin' musical classic – about "a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock & roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, trying to find a place to belong in America," of course – back to the Austin stage.
    Through March 2. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 2:30pm. $30-165.  
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    Raw Paw Gallery: Notes From a Windowless Room

    "These paintings," says Nadia Waheed, "are an effort to form a bridge between my Pakistani heritage and my westernization, primarily by exploring the brown female nude." Several large works by Waheed adorn the delightful Raw Paw space over there in the Yard on St. Elmo, and – tell you what – if every creative "effort" were as well-wrought and lovely to behold as these paintings, the whole world would be a better place to have eyes in.
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 15, 7pm-12mid
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    Austin Modern Home Tour

    Purchase your tickets online, or just show up to one of the many local houses that will be open to the public to promote responsible urban growth. Or just tour your dream home that happens to be someone else's abode. Go online for a list of participating houses.
    Sat., Feb. 23, 10am. $15-75.  
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    Austin Photo Night With Danielle Villasana

    Acclaimed photographer Danielle Villasana displays works from her latest book A Light Inside, documenting the life-threatening challenges transg women face in Peru.
    Sat., Feb. 23, 6:30-9pm  
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    Dance

    Chaddick Dance Theatrer: Beneath The Mind

    This annual showcase features three dance performances: two ensemble pieces – Echoes, a work of the mind’s reflections and memories through a marriage, and The Dream, a journey of a dreamer through sleep to dream – and one duet, Corpse-dancer, a reflection of the voyeuristic eye of an audience member when watching a horror movie. Note: whether that "audience member" is resident Chronicle horror fan Richard Whittaker is … not known at press time.
    Feb. 23-24. Sat., 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $20-25.  
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    Georgetown Art Center: Floating Points

    Up there in G-town they've got a sharp exhibition of seven artists offering separate perspectives on digital creativity, their different philosophies of the artist-computer interface expressed in works: as varied as the creators themselves. Featuring new pieces by Leslie Kell, Thomas Athey, Charles Heppner, Tyler Hobbs, Chalda Maloff, Paul McGuire, and Shirley Steele.
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 6-8pm
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    Guzu Gallery: Princess Power!

    Note the emphasis: not Princess Power, but Princess Power. Which is to say, here's a show with more than 20 artists paying tribute to a diverse selection of pop-culture princess characters, via limited-edition prints and original artwork.
    Reception: Fri., Feb. 22, 7-10pm
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    Visual Arts

    Hopscotch: Light and Sound

    Here's a collection of wonders taking over the popular Blue Genie space for a month and a half. It's a showcase of interactive light-based installations by local, national, and international artists, each work requiring participation with the guests to achieve optimum amazement. Note: After 7pm, this spectacle is for ages 18 and older only.
    Through March 31. Fri., 4-11pm; Sat., 1-11pm; Sun., 1-9pm. Extra night: Thu., Feb. 14, 6-11pm. $15-23.  
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    Jugglefest

    It's the 26th year for this renowned national gathering of talented jugglers (and unicyclists and yo-yo champions and more). Workshops, games, vendors, and more – all culminating in a mind-boggling public performance on Saturday night.
    Fri.-Sun., Feb. 22-24. $10, 1-day; $15, 3-day.
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    OUTsider Festival: Queeriosities

    Come one, come all to Austin's trans-media festival full of wonderful wackadoos, quintessential queeriosities, and maximum magic from a plethora of queer artists, dreamers, and performers.
    Wed.-Sun., Feb. 20-24. $45+.  
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    Theatre

    The Feud

    In this new musical comedy from Texas Comedies and the ever-adventurous Crank Collective, it's Texas in the 1870s and an army officer is all that stands between an outlaw family and bloodthirsty vigilantes. Based on actual events in our state's tumultuous history, now on stage with singing, dancing, riding, fighting – and a live band. See a wronged woman seek her own brand of twisted justice! See old-timey citizens fighting over land and cattle! See this rip-snorting production directed by John Cecil!
    Thu.-Sat., Feb. 14-23, 8pm. $12-24.  
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    The Rover

    Scandalous! Lewd! Morally depraved! The acclaimed Hidden Room company presents this rarely performed delight from 1677 through the lens of "a few very special teen films of 1983." (Think: Valley Girl.) So, if you’re looking for a mash-up of Restoration/New Romantic proto-feminist sexploitation, complete with swashbuckling sword fights, forbidden romance, masked revelers, and bitchen live music, then pop your ruffled collar and behold Aphra Behn’s transgressive romp as directed by Beth Burns and featuring a cast whose diverse talents will thrill your senses.
    Feb. 15-March 3. Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Extra shows: Wed.-Thu., Feb. 27-28, 8pm. $11-35.  
    York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh
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    The Three Musketeers

    St. Ed's presents Megan Monaghan Rivas' new adaptation of the classic coming-of-age story inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas. It's set in a 17th-century France where men and women are equal in their ability to serve the crown. This regional premiere features local MVPs Marc Pouhé and J. Ben Wolfe among a fine collegiate cast, directed by Michelle Polgar.
    Feb. 14-24. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm. $10-25.  
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    Wizards' Exposé

    On a mission to foster creative liberation and the love of fate, Enchantments presents its first ritual art showcase and costume gala. It's a "sacred container for the community of weird wizards, clown-priests, freak-charmers, queer-bombers, love-bugs, poetic-waxers, and the like, to practice intentional psycho-magic ritual-performance art." Those, ah, flags that you have? This is where you let them fly.
    Sat., Feb. 23, 9pm-2am. $15 and up.  
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