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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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    Explore UT Open House

    You know that big school in the middle of our city? Maybe you should get to know it better. The entire campus will be rife with activities, music, tours, and more for kids and adults. No registration is needed for most events. Go online for a list.
    Sat., March 2, 11am-5pm. Free.
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    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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    Top Comedy Spot on Airport

    Yes, there's Sugar Water Purple on Wednesday nights – look, we reviewed their show right here. And this Thursday features Friends For Now, a daring supergroup of improv, followed by the sketchy antics of Pendulum. Friday brings Movie Riot and the laugh-inducing ladies of Loverboy and that Live at ColdTowne stand-up showcase hosted by Carina Magyar. Then there's Saturday, with Allison Webster and Irielle Wesley's "fever dream variety show" Why Am I Crying?, then Y'all We Asian, followed by a gathering of that mysterio-comedic Midnight Society. See website for more!
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    A Doll's House, Part 2

    Alrighty, then! FronteraFest's over, Ken Webster's been making theatre in Austin for 40 years, and now here's the latest from Hyde Park Theatre: It's Lucas Hnath's highly modern sequel to Henrik Ibsen's classic, in which Nora must return 15 years after her dramatic exit to face all she left behind. This long-awaited continuation is directed by that award-winning Webster and features Katherine Catmull, Tom Green, Sarah Chong Harmer, and Cyndi Williams.
    Thu.-Sat., Feb. 28-March 30, 8pm. $23-27 (pay what you can, Thursdays).  
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    Austin Parks Foundation's It's My Park Day

    Get in on this day of park appreciation by joining or leading a park cleanup project. Go online for a list of current cleanup sites, or register to start your own with a group of friends or neighbors. Kid-friendly opportunities are available.
    Sat., March 2, 9am-1pm. Free.
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    Community Healing QPOC Health Fair

    Join allgo for their third annual health hootenanny with QPOC healers, providers, community members plus links to services, classes, and fun swag.
    Sat., March 2, 1-5pm. Free.  
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    Emo Philips

    This man needs no introduction. We mean, he got one decades ago, when he introduced himself to the world – and the world hasn't been quite the same since. It's been laughing a lot more, for one thing. And we're sure Philips is gonna keep it laughing until everything goes ker-blooooey. [Note: only approximate transliteration of apocalyptic sound.]
    Feb. 28-March 2. Thu., 8pm; Fri-Sat., 7:30 & 10pm. $14-23.  
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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.
    Through March 24
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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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    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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    Notes From The Field

    Anna Deavere Smith shares her “most ambitious and powerful work to date," depicting the personal accounts of people caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline as they navigate inequities in their communities. Drawn from more than 200 interviews, this show shines a light on a lost generation of American youth. Starring Michelle Alexander, Zell Miller III, Carla Nickerson, and Kriston Woodreaux. Directed by Dave Steakley for ZACH Theatre.
    Feb. 27-March 31. Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30 & 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25-78.  
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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.
    Through 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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