Spider House Ballroom

2906 Fruth, Austin, 78705, 512/480-9562
This all-ages complex of rooms, stages, and bars just north of the UT campus on Guadalupe is a whole night out in itself. Open since 1995, the 350-capacity Ballroom connects to the cafe, its patio, and two outside stages to hold up to 2,000 people. The Ballroom itself, with its boutique red velvet and gold grandeur, has become a home to burlesque, boylesque, karaoke and comedy, DJs, the Austin Mic Exchange for budding MCs, plus the Chronicle’s own Karaoke and Chill pre-Valentine’s Day celebration. The cafe serves food late for post-show munchies.
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The Joke of Painting

Bunch of comedians gonna give you painting pointers a la Bob Ross while telling jokes? Fuck yeah! Gonna provide you with the tools to create your own art while you watch? Fuck yeah! And Andrew Murphy and Avery Moore are hosting this artsy gig, with Pat Dean and Danny Goodwin and Kat Ramzinski and Jared Hawley and more slinging pigment? Uh, yes. Yes, they are. Mon., Feb. 26, 8pm.

The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue: Violet Crown Follies

In which those bodacious beauties feature the “retro-sonic” sounds of 35mm, born from “a shared love of film music from the Sixties and Seventies, like Spaghetti Western, James Bond, Detective, and Blaxploitation soundtracks.” Thu., March 1, 7pm. $15-120.
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