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  • 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
    BLK Vinyl
  • 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
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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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    South by Southwest

    You might have heard of it. It's kind of a big deal.
    March 8-17
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    Theatre

    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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    Dog Magic: Woman's Best Friend

    Rachel Martin and Suze Kemper, those indefatigable Hard Women, present an original new work that explores the profound and mysterious bond between women and their dogs. This much-anticipated resurgence of performance art includes monologues, movement, songs, tableaux vivant headdresses, dog ventriloquist dummies, flying marionettes, video interviews, audience interactions, a dog devotional shrine, and a canine version of "Zoltar the Great." Recommended!
    March 7-10. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 6pm. $15-35.  
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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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    Nightlife & Parties

    L&B Ladies Night

    Slip into something more danceable cuz Lesbutante and the Boss are back with their gal pal party with DJ IQ.
    Second Fridays, 9pm. Free.  
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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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    AARC: Let the Colors Speak

    Rashmi Thakur and Supriya Kharod, both born in India and both proud Austinites now, document their individual journeys through watercolor and acrylic paintings, depicting the colorful traditions, vibrant life, and diverse culture found in the two communities they love.
    Through March 30  
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    AARC: Storied and Pop Japan

    Two new art shows at the Asian American Resource Center. First, there's STORIED, in which Katherine Leung reflects the Tuvan culture in her Faces of Central Texas series, incorporating the folklore of golden light gods; and JU Salvant draws upon the personal history of a young girl’s journey from Vietnam to America for the visual story, Red Sky in the Morning. And then there's POP JAPAN, curated by Guzu Gallery's own Vincent X. Torres, presenting an array of notable characters from Japanese television, film, anime, and manga.
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    Art for the people: Art of Celebration

    It's the third annual celebration of, well, celebration at Art for the People – which means a group show at this lively gallery. "Group show," did we say? Indeed: 65 Austin artists and one from Portland.
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    Atelier 1205: Paper Fields

    This show unites the work of Austin art educators Kiley Grantges and Jennifer Schroeder. Grantges elevates drinking straws and office copy paper into bas-relief arrays; Schroeder reconstitutes the exuberant mess resulting from her young students’ art explorations into paper mosaics.
    Reception: Sat., Feb. 16, 6-9pm
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    Atelier Dojo

    This school of representational art is led by four world-class locals, teaches drawing and painting (both fundamental and advanced programs), has open studios with live modeling, a schedule of workshops featuring visiting artists from around the world, and is located in the heart of Big Medium's Canopy complex. Oh look – we profiled and interviewed the faculty right here!
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    Bale Creek Allen Gallery: L.A. Women

    This group show of six female artists from Los Angeles – Marnie Weber, Tanya Hayden, Alexia Lewis, Shelli Tollman, Tami Demaree, and Bettina Hubby – brings an array of works embracing such diverse themes as fantasy, myth, dreams, fairytales, race, and horror.
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    Ben Dickey

    Fri., March 8, 5pm
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    Butridge Gallery: Does It Match the Sofa?

    In which abstract artist Denise Elliott Jones addresses visual perceptions and preferences regarding whether artwork does or does not match the sofa. She wants it to not matter, is the point. She wants to accept both the art and the sofa. Oh, the temerity! Witness ye now the pigmented expressions of Jones the Aesthetic Heresiarch!
    Through March 17
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    Call For Art: Veterans and Family Members

    This is a national call for visual art by veterans and their family members, to be on exhibit during the Austin Veteran Arts Festival that will run from Oct. 18-Nov. 17.
    Submission deadline: April 1. $25.
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    Don't Mess With Texas K-12 Art Contest

    Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t Mess With Texas calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured; one winner will be selected from each grade.
    Deadline: Mon., April 22. Free.
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    Dougherty Arts Center

    The Dougherty Arts School's adult arts program is dedicated to enriching the Austin community with hands-on artistic opportunities, provided skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.
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    Comedy

    Esther's: New Year, New Follies

    Ah, the fun seldom pauses, with musical comedy skits, magic, and a political satirical revue where the bustling backdrop of Sixth Street is on view through the stagefront window! Reminisce on all the news-makers, celebrities, events, and mayhem that made 2018 so memorable with A Year in Review. Watch as the new Dems diversify the Hill and take on Trump in Bohemian Crapsody, and more. Bonus: That sexy magician Ray Anderson is going to wow you with illusions your mind won't believe your eyes have seen!
    Thu.-Sat., 8pm. $25-35.  
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    For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday

    This is Sarah Ruhl’s comedy about a family’s view of death, life, and the allure of never growing up. Directed by Karen Jambon for Jarrott Productions, and starring Janelle Buchanan among a fine cast of talents.
    Through March 10. Thu.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $15-30.  
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon.-Tue., Thu., 11am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri., 11am-5pm; Sat., 9am-5pm. Free.
    Southeast Health and Wellness Center, 2901 Montopolis Dr.
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info. ASL appointments available for the Deaf/hard of hearing at this location.
    Mon., Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fr., Sat., 9am-5pm; Sunday hours vary. Free.
    Community Financial Center, 2600 W. Stassney
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    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon., Tue., Fri., 11am-4pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Thu., 11am-8pm; Sat., 10am-4pm. Free.
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    Civic Events

    Free Tax Preparation

    Foundation Communities can help prepare taxes (for those who make less than $55,000 annually) at six different locations. Call 211 or see online for additional info.
    Mon.-Tue., Thu., 9am-8pm; Wed., 1-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sunday hours vary. Free.
    Community Financial Center North, 5900 Airport

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