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for Fri., Feb. 23
  • Musical Mixology Featuring Ensemble ATX

    Step into a world of timeless mystique as Ensemble ATX invites you to an evening of “Musical Mixology.” Experience the alluring ambiance reminiscent of the secret gatherings of the Lost Generation, transporting you back to the speakeasies where romance and decadence collided. Don’t miss the chance to sip and revel in the fusion of mixology and extraordinary music!
    Sat. Mar. 6, 7:30pm  
    The Mansion
  • Marshall Funhouse

    Step right up! Marshall Funhouse is taking over Parish and the Brushy St. block for 3 days of live music, fun, and solid hangs. This is their homage to the weird and wonderful carnival world. Marshall Funhouse’s stacked lineup includes The Black Angels, Dry Cleaning, Therapy? Shannon and The Clams, The Armed, and many more.
    Mar. 13-15, 12pm-2am  
    Parish
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  • Arts

    Theatre

    Always a Boy

    Author of Never a Girl, Always a Boy and subsequent co-playwright of its stage adaptation Jo Ivester hopes the play written alongside her son Jeremy serves to “contribute to the growing awareness of what it means to be Trans.” After an industry presentation in NYC with Tony-Award winning A Strange Loop producer JJ Maley directing, this personal transition story comes home for its world premiere at Ground Floor featuring director Lisa Scheps and performers Laura Leo Kelly, Kaden Ono, Molly Fonseca, Nathan Jerkins, Max Green, Chelsea Corwin, Trace Turner, and Jeremy.– James Scott
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 1
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Austin Rubber Roundup

    The Rubber Roundup’s mission is “to bring together everyone to our blossoming city of kink and weird to make it shine for a weekend,” and we’re for that 100%. But let’s stretch it rubberwise to 110% for the capital of this legislatively repressive Lone Star State. You don’t have to come in rubber gear – vanilla to vinyl, Lycra to leather, it’s all welcome – and you needn’t be LGBTQIA+ – just bring your authentic self to see and learn and celebrate rubber as fashion, fetish, sensuality, and aesthetic. Bonus: a vendor market with Package Menswear, Sir Rat Leather & Gear, Glanzig, Vilain Garçon, and more. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 23-25
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    Austin RV Expo

    How can a wanderlusty citizen “head out on the highway, looking for adventure” as Steppenwolf suggested and still be a total stay-at-home? Why, with a recreational vehicle, of course! That’s an RV, yes, and this three-day event at the convention center Downtown will show you, wannabe modern pilgrim, exactly what that means, will get your motor runnin’ with a stunning array of state-of-the-art RVs and RV accessories on display – from Airstream, Princess Craft, Crestview, Blue Compass, Ron Hoover, and more. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 22-25
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    “Unstill Life”

    One of the most innovative dance companies ever to move through Austin’s performative spaces, BLiPSWiTCH joyously invades Austin’s historic Wolf House for the premiere of “Unstill Life,” wherein 14 dancers take over six rooms in that house, with each room embodying a specific point in time – “often through satire, occasionally with gravity, sometimes interrogating, but always exploring and never taking ourselves too seriously.” Experience an immersive, unforgettable night of movement evoking the past as this fierce troupe brings the choreographies of Taryn Lavery and Alex Miller to full kinetic power. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Through Feb. 24
    Wolf House, 1604 E. Cesar Chavez St.
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    Visual Arts

    Black Canvas: Beyond Boundaries

    To create this photography exhibition featured at creative consultancy/gallery & studio space OFC Creatives, local artist and activist Jeremy A. Teel pulled from his wider “I, Too, Am Kink” series, which focuses on Black bodies within the BDSM/kink community to “consider the complexities of bondage, body positivity, and the liberation of the Black body amidst daily struggles and pleasures.” Last weekend, however, brought broken windows to the OFC gallery, who remarked it was no accident the only display damaged was the Black queer art. They plan to, in response, be “Blacker and Queerer,” so support them in that mission by catching this exhibition or attending their Friday, Feb. 16, discussion with ATX Queer Connection. – James Scott
    Fridays-Sundays. Through Feb. 25
    OFC Creatives, 101 Colorado St. #102
  • Music

    Bratty, Paula Prieto [control room]

    A week after debuting at Coachella, Bratty bandleader Jenny Juárez brought her dreamy-then-spiky bedroom pop to last year’s Austin Psych Fest ahead of Cuco (who she’d previously worked with on lovesick psychedelic wash “Fin Del Mundo”). A notable breakout from Mexico to the stateside alternative music scene, the Culiacán, Sinaloa singer-songwriter cut back on features to return to her swoony pop bona fides on latest album TRES. Also playing with Spanish-language folk influences – through from a more somber, strummy perch – Dallas solo act Paula Prieto joins ahead of her own upcoming Lollapalooza Argentina stop. – Rachel Rascoe
    Fri., Feb. 23, 9pm  
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    Theatre

    Cirque du Soleil: CRYSTAL

    When you Google this upcoming show, under “People also ask” is the question “What is so special about Cirque du Soleil?” My proposed answer: In CRYSTAL, these incredible performers of the circus arts will be twisting, flipping, twirling, and flying through the air above solid freakin’ ice! And not only will they be above the ice: You’ll find a tapestry of synchronized, freestyle, and extreme skating performed across the frozen tundra of the H-E-B Center as well. Now that’s pretty damn special. – James Scott
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 25
  • Music

    Gran Moreno, Alex Maas, Christian Bland, Gus Baldwin

    Fission occurs when a heavy atom splits into multiple lighter ones. Such a reaction occurs Friday, when the nucleus of psychedelic favorites the Black Angels divides into separate solo performances from singer/multi-instrumentalist Alex Maas (8:30pm) and guitarist Christian Bland (7:30pm). The intimate show, live at the LuxeArt Hangar atop the SoCo hill, also welcomes Gran Moreno (9:30pm) – a heavy guitar-n-drums rock duo that formed in Mexico City and now hangs their hat in Austin. Hit it early for Gus Baldwin (6:30pm) who injects songwriting earworms into frantic garage stylings. – Kevin Curtin
    Fri., Feb. 23, 6pm  
    110 E. Live Oak
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    Arts & Culture

    Madly Involved

    Curated by Texan Mueni Loko Rudd, this exhibition highlights art from Black creators like Audrey Lyall, Moses Leonardo, Sacugar, and Big Linda. Opening night is this Friday, but the show runs through April 14.
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through April 14
    Future Front, 1900 E. 12th
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    Theatre

    Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

    You’re a busy guy; you don’t have time to read all of War and Peace. But you’re also ashamed that you’ve not dug into the hottest Russian novel of 1869! Hark: A solution awaits at the Zach Theatre production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy’s musical adaptation of a 70-page section of Tolstoy’s great tome. Described by the theatre as an “innovative electro-pop opera,” this two-hour-and-thirty-minute love triangle will be available as pay-what-you-will until Feb. 4. Heads-up to queers: Thursday, Feb. 1, is PRIDE night!– James Scott
    Jan. 30-March 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm. $25.  
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    Theatre

    O. Henry Stories

    “The Bard is just the beginning,” promise the irrepressible thespians of Austin Shakespeare; and now here they are, making good on their word with a play that showcases classic short works by Austin’s own William Sydney Porter – you know: O. Henry – to bring audiences at the Long Center’s Rollins Theatre an early-20th-century good time with “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Pimienta Pancakes,” “The Ransom of Red Chief,” and more. Bonus: Music and dance enhance the talented talespinning, and there are talkbacks with the director and cast after every show.: – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Thursdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 25
  • Film

    Special Screenings

    One From the Heart: Reprise (1982)

    There aren’t many films that killed a studio and a major musical pairing, but that’s the double infamy of Francis Ford Coppola’s troubled but entrancing 1982 musical. Not only did the runaway budget help take down his American Zoetrope shingle, but it also saw the dissolution of the creative relationship between soundtrack composer Tom Waits and his longtime producer Bones Howe. But oh, the cost was worth it for this wild fantasy telling of the tortured romance between too-contented Hank (Frederic Forrest) and yearning Frannie (Teri Garr) in a magical re-creation of Las Vegas. After a sumptuous restoration of his equally overlooked The Cotton Club, now Coppola has gone back to the original negatives for this 4K restoration and re-edit. – Richard Whittaker
    Fri., Feb. 23, 4:30pm  
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    Nightlife & Parties

    Stoplight Party

    Whether you’re green, yellow, blue, or red, Local Queer ATX’s color coordination party will find you a cutie to boogie down with.
    Fri., Feb. 23
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    The Blanton: The Floating World

    The opportunity to witness, in person, the creative expression of different times and diverse cultures is one of the perks of city-dwellers everywhere – and exemplified by the collections and traveling exhibitions hosted by UT’s acclaimed Blanton Museum of Art. The Blanton’s newest show displays masterpieces from Edo-period Japan, on loan from the Worcester Art Museum through June 30. These “pictures of the floating world” depict the lifestyle, pleasures, and interests of the urban population – samurais, geishas, kabuki actors, boat parties, palaces, and lush landscapes. As then, so now: Much of who we are is what we do with our lives. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 11-June 30
  • Music

    The Infinites (album release), the Stacks, dorothy's, Gummy Fang

    Five years after the release of their self-titled debut album, the Infinites have yet to dim their sun-soaked sound and imaginative lyricism. The band’s penchant for storytelling persists on sophomore effort Archetypes, where each song explores the depth of different characters ranging from “The Ghost” to the “Secret Agent.” Subdued electric currents flow throughout the record, jolted by a tag team of rumbling bass notes and grounding drum patterns. Supporting the sophomore release will be the Stacks’ alternative, guitar-heavy antics, dorothy’s jangle-pop ambience, and Gummy Fang’s static twee melodies. – Miranda Garza
    Fri., Feb. 23, 7pm  
  • Arts

    Visual Arts

    Thin Spaces: Seeking Nature’s Ethereal Conduits

    This three-person show of visual art at the venerable Dougherty Arts Center suggests ways in which “the natural world can serve as a conduit to a deeper understanding of the ethereal,” divulging liminal places where material and spirit intertwine. Local and simultaneously beyond locale, the layered oil abstractions of Rebecca Bennett, the stunningly manipulated photography of Leslie Kell, and Elena Lipkowski’s digital collages embellished with hand-stitched embroidery shift the gallery’s walls toward wonder and may open your doors of perception into a realm that’s downright seelie. Bonus: Meet the artists there tonight, 7-9pm. – Wayne Alan Brenner
    Feb. 3-March 9
  • Music

    Verde Verde Verde Festival w/ Aviator, Danger Roosevelt, Yacht Dogs, Relegated, Momiento Cumbia, La Murga de Austin, DJ Stitch

    If you’ve been to an Austin FC match, then you know La Murga de Austin – the supporters section band – is the life of the party. On Friday, they’re bringing that party to Southeast Austin’s Meanwhile Brewing for the Verde Verde Verde Festival, a 6-11pm concert featuring DJ Stitch, Aviator, Danger Roosevelt, Yacht Dogs, Relegated, Movimiento Cumbia, and – big finish – La Murga de Austin themselves. Can’t make it out? Meanwhile lager will be on tap at Q2 when the new season kicks off Saturday. – Kimberley Jones
    Fri., Feb. 23, 6:30pm
  • Community

    Events

    We Are Blood x Girl Scouts of Central Texas

    Although giving blood is its own reward, and your donation will save a neighbor’s life, it sure doesn’t hurt to get something in return. And you know how they give you a cookie with some juice after you donate blood? Well this time, you can get a whole box. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas bring four fan faves to We Are Blood to reward donors with a sweet treat: Choose from Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, or Adventurefuls to replenish your nutrients after your contribution. (Those peanut butter ones are just packed with protein, and mint is a leafy green, right?) Schedule an appointment online or by calling 512/206-1266. – Kat McNevins
    Mondays-Sundays. Through Feb. 29
    We Are Blood donor centers
  • Arts

    Comedy

    Your Favorite Cuzins

    Host Jose Da’Hype has been coordinating comedy shows for a while now, so attendees of this Black History Month show can be assured of many, MANY laughs. But if you checked out the lineup, you’d already know that: Genivive Clinton, Adrienne Brown, Zsaknor Powe, Mike T., Charlie Mac, Daniel West, Joy Melan, Charles Adams Jr., Bernard White, Will Williams, and Aaron Cheatham, all punching pure comedy K.O.s from dusk ’til dawn. Nab your ticket early for a cheaper price, or wait to snag one at the door for a cool $15. Whatever you do, don’t miss this concentration of Black Austin’s immense comic talent. – James Scott
    Fri., Feb. 23
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