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Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse

617 Congress, 512/476-1313
Downtown Austin's oldest indie coffee house also boasts two theatres, one upstairs, one downstairs, that play hosts to films, stand-up, performance art, and bands. With tasty treats and a great view of the Congress goings-on, this storefront gathering spot is a major find.
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The Hideout

Live improvisation is back at the Hideout! Been about, what, two years now? But now the diverse lineup of sometimes hilarious, always surprising yes-and shows has returned, with Pgraph and Maestro and more for the most unexpected delights of in-person entertainment. For instance, this weekend: Pets, a sort of lolwhut follow-up to Cats, and Hoot Night, which riffs on skiffy tropes like there's no tomorrow. See the website for details.

The Sound of Made Up Music

This is a completely improvised musical inspired by Rodgers & Hammerstein and other classic musical-making artists. You'll see characters like Maria and the Baron from The Sound of Music; or Billy and Julie from Carousel; or Laurey, Curly, and Jud from Oklahoma!; or who knows who else will come singing and a-dancing out of the woodwork? Watch as the Hideout's skilled improvisers (directed by Mallory Schlossberg, with music director Iara Paz Nabia) unleash the tropes and tones, the styles and starpower of legends. Through Aug. 27. Saturdays, 8pm. $12-18.

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