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Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-4000
Once the Naval and Marine Reserve Center, this city-operated cultural facility now educates budding artists instead of sailors and hosts many cultural events. Located on the periphery of the pending arts complex development over and around Palmer Auditorium, the DAC features the Dougherty Arts Theater, a 150-seat auditorium that is available for music, theatre, and dance productions, a large sculpture/pottery studio, and dozens of classrooms. City staff at the DAC also books the Sheffield Hillside Theatre in Zilker Park, across from the main entrance of the Barton Springs pool.
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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, providing skilled artists to teach a variety of classes in ceramics, digital arts, drawing and painting, darkroom photography, and more.

Date Night at the DAC: Art After Dark

Enjoy a night of art activities, refreshments, and great conversation at the Dougherty Arts Center while a live DJ provides the beats and you explore "Beyond the Wall," a new exhibition by KB, Katie Lehn, and Adam Stratton that honors the uniqueness of their individual practices. Wed., Feb. 19, 7-9pm. Free, but RSVP.

Alabaster

This new play by Audrey Cephaly is a darkly comic drama about love, art, and the power of healing. Listen: "After a tornado barrels through North Alabama leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale." Directed by Rudy Ramirez for Shrewd Productions, starring Lizzie Beckham, Shannon Grounds, Jennifer Jennings, and (the legendary) Jennie Underwood. Thu.-Sun., Feb. 20-March 7, 8pm. $15-30.

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