LOCATIONS

The Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse

617 Congress, 512/476-1313
Hours: Mon.-Wed., 7am-10pm Thu.-Fri., 7am-12mid Saturday, 8am-12mid Sunday, 8am-10pm
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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Arts Calendar

The Improvised Play Festival

This year's schedule of wildly inventive entertainment is packed with the venue’s own repertoire of shows, other local shows, and special out-of-town guests from Vancouver, Atlanta, and Amsterdam. Is this a pretty big deal? FFS, it is indeed: See here for more. Feb. 21-23. Thu.-Fri., 8-11pm; Sat., 6-11pm. $5-45.

The Improvised Play Festival

You might be aware, yes, that Austin is at the forefront of narrative, theatrical improvisation? It's true – hell, it's internationally recognized – which is why, once a year, the Hideout assembles a full weekend of improvised one-act plays. (The international recognition might even be partially because the Hideout assembles a full weekend of – ah, you see where we're going with this.) This year's schedule of wildly inventive entertainment is packed with the venue’s own repertoire of shows, other local shows, and special out-of-town guests from Vancouver, Atlanta, and Amsterdam. That's three nights packed with shows from the likes of La Vida de los Muertos, Fistful of Kicks, Parallelogramophonograph, Dark Side of the Room, Big Gay Musical, and many more. Pro tip: An All-Access Pass will get you the best bang (read: fun) for your bucks all weekend long. Feb. 21-23. Thu.-Fri., 8-11pm; Sat., 6-11pm. $5-45.

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