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T H E A U S T I N C H R O N I C L E
JULY 25, 2014
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Majcher
,
Jayme Ramsay
, and
Ryan Hill
.
Fridays,
10pm. Through July 25. $10
.
Girls Girls Girls: The
Boys of Summer
Those lovely lilting ladies who
do improv musicals? Here’s their annual outing
with a new male guest star each week. This week:
Tyler Bryce
.
Saturdays, 8pm; Through Aug. 23.
$12
.
Fresh Roasted
A sort of Austintatious
Pee-
wee’s Playhouse
from the mind of
Brandon Martin
– with a coffee machine called
Neil Decaf Tyson
.
Saturdays, 10pm. Through Aug. 23. $10
.
NEW MOVEMENT THEATER
616 Lavaca,
512/788-2669.
www.newmovementtheater.com
.
It’s … Subterranean!
Ah, it’s that underground
space Downtown, swarming with improvisers and
stand-up comics and so on – right there on the
corner of Seventh and Lavaca.
Student Union
with
Bombshell
.
Thu., 7pm. Free
.
Lights Up
Three
improv
troupes!
Thu., 8pm. $5
.
Christmas in July
With
Avery Moore
and
Ryan Cownie
.
Thu., 9pm. $5-7
.
Jamie Kilstein
With … John Frusciante?
Fri., 8pm.
$7-10
.
Plugged: Shinebox Showcase
Fri., 10pm.
$5-7
.
Altercation Punk Comedy Tour
Fri., 11pm.
$8-10
.
ATX + NOLA Comedy Hour
Sat, 7pm. $5-7
.
Massive Fraud: Karatefight
Sat., 9pm. $5
.
Stoned
vs. Drunk vs. Sober
You ever really look at your
microphone?
Sat., 11pm. $7-10
.
Pass the Mic
It’s
stand-up with a twist.
Sun., 8pm. $5
. … and you
know
the
Opposites
do their thing on Wednesday
nights, right?
Wed., 8pm. $5
. See website for more.
VELVEETA ROOM
521 E. Sixth, 512/469-9116.
www.thevelveetaroom.com
.
Friday Latenight
Avery Moore
showcases some
of the best stand-ups working toward the blue end
of the spectrum.
Fridays, 11pm
.
Brian Gaar
This man Gaar’s not as popular any-
where else as he is on Twitter? You know what
that is? That’s 1) a fucking
crime
, ladies and
gentlemen, because the local video-game fiend
and journo is hilarious on a level of megatons,
and 2) about to change. Because, soon? He’ll be
supreme overlord of the comedy universe, all top-
pling galactic dynasties and rubbing his manicured
hands together and making with the mua-ha-ha,
just you watch. Bonus:
Raul Sanchez
opens.
July
25-26. Fri., 9pm; Sat., 9 & 11pm
.
$10.
BUT WAiT – THeRe’s MORe!
SURE THING
A stand-up showcase hosted by
Duncan
Carson
and
Brendan K. O’Grady
. If you need to know
more than that, Austinite, you don’t know what’s
funny.
Saturdays, 8pm
.
Austin Java, 1206 Parkway,
512/476-1829.
www.austinjava.com
.
AVALANCHE COMEDY
And
this
comedy showcase
is hosted by
Ryan Cownie
.
Mondays, 9pm
.
Holy
Mountain, 617 E. Seventh, 512/391-1943.
www.holymountainaustin.com
.
ALTERCATION PUNK COMEDY TOUR
Oh, this should
be included in the usual New Movement listings sec-
tion? Yeah, well, what if we go ahead and give it a little
extra-sectional pimpage right here instead? Whattaya
gonna do, go fuckin’ postal on us or something? Then
you’d better be as badass as
Mack Lindsay
,
Joe Staats
,
Jay Whitecotton
,
Mike Wiebe
,
Lisa Friedrich
, and
Kat
Ramzinski
– because they’re your stand-ups for this
show, and they
know
how to tear a joint up. (Or else,
duh,
JT Habersaat
wouldn’t have invited them along for
the ride.)
Fri., July 25, 11pm. New Movement Theater,
616 Lavaca, 512/788-2669. $10.
www.jtcomedy.com
.
ALPHA TEST COMEDY SHOW XI: ONE YEAR LATER
Comedians in a comic shop? Who needs
The Inferior
Five
when you’ve got these jokers, featuring
Nicholas
Aluotto
?
Fri., July 25, 9pm. Tribe Comics & Games,
2919 Manchaca Rd. #102, 512/693-4300. Free.
www.alphatestshowcase.com
.
danCe
LOOKING FOR DANCE CLASSES?
Swing? Ballet?
Tango? Pole-dancing? We’ve got a myriad of classes
listed online, all manner of schools waiting to get
your feet firmly on the floor to joyful moves.
BALLET AUSTIN: NATIONAL DANCE DAY CLASSES
All classes on this day are $10 for a single class
and $28 for an all-day pass. Proceeds benefit Ballet
Austin’s scholarship program.
Sat., July 26, 9:30am-
4pm
.
Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/476-9151.
www.balletaustin.org
.
ClassiCal musiC
MIDSUMMER MENDELSSOHN
The new classical trio
Triple Take
(that’s
Javier Chaparro
, violin;
Jonathan
Carbin
, cello; and
Maimy Fong
, piano) performs piano
trios by Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.
Sat.,
July 26, 7pm. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa,
512/345-8866. Donations accepted.
AUSTIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: FREE
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Each Sunday a different
ensemble of the ASO will be featured at Hartman
Park on the grounds of the Long Center, performing
music from jazz and light classical to pops selections
and film scores. Pro tip: Bring a picnic dinner and
blanket and make it a group outing.
Through Aug. 24.
Sundays, 7:30pm
.
Long Center for the Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100.
www.thelongcenter.org
.
Visual arTs
eVenTs
LINK & PIN: HYDE PARK COLLECTIVE
Closing
reception for artists
Chalda Maloff
,
Connie Miller
,
Debbie Buie
,
Denise Fulton
,
Herbert Long
,
Kathi
Herrin
,
Melanie Hickerson
, and
Ray Tumey
.
Sat., July
26, 6-8pm. 2235 E. Sixth #102
.
www.linkpinart.com
.
Opening
CO-LAB: DRAWNONWARD
Jonathan Gruchawka
and
Mark Leavens
“personify and romanticize man-
made objects and spaces that are composed of
common building materials by instilling in them a
history and future of their relationships to the liv-
ing.” Reception:
Sat., July 26, 7-11pm
.
613 Allen,
512/300-8217.
www.colabspace.org
.
ClOsing
ART.SCIENCE.GALLERY: LIFECYCLES
The amazing
sculptures of
John Self
and
Matt Norris
. It’s an inva-
sion of metal arthropods and more!
Through July 26.
Tue.-Sat., noon-6pm
.
In the Canopy compound, 916
Springdale #102.
www.artsciencegallery.com
.
THE RUSSELL COLLECTION: ELEMENTS
New works
by
Arturo Mallmann
,
Jamie Kirkland
, and
Arthur
Umlauf
, with the Earth’s primal elements as subject
or inspiration.
Through July 31. Tue.-Sat., 10am-6pm
.
1137 W. Sixth, 512/478-4440.
www.russell-collection.com
.
OngOing
BIG MEDIUM: 5 PLUS HEARTS
Texas artist
Kasey
Short
explores different approaches in encountering
human behavior and survival; his newest installation
“navigates through the brain activating seduction,
confusion, and sensation.” See p.30 for review.
Through Aug. 3
.
916 Springdale.
www.canopyaustin.com
.
CARVER MUSEUM: ART WITH AKIRASH
New works
in a variety of media by interdisciplinary artist
Olaniyi
Rasheed Akindiya
.
Through Aug. 30
.
1165 Angelina,
512/693-1698.
www.artwithakirash.com
.
COMMON HOUSE: FOR YOU, UNEARTHED, THE
DIRT, MY HANDS
New works by
Tamara Becerra
Valdez
and
Andrea Bonin
explore themes of nostalgia
and intimacy through manipulated materials.
906 E. 49th.
www.common-house.com
.
DAVIS GALLERY: ALL SUMMER LONG
This group
show boasts the talented
Jan Heaton
,
Randall Reid
,
and
David Leonard
among its more-than-a-dozen art-
ists. Recommended.
Through Aug. 30. Mon.-Fri., 10am-
6pm; Sat., 10am-4pm
.
837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929.
www.davisgalleryaustin.com
.
J
FLATBED PRESS: SUMMER SELECTIONS
This
show boasts
a wide array of prints from local and
international artists
who’ve worked at Flatbed during
the past two-and-a-half decades. Highly recommend-
ed.
Through Sept. 13
.
2830 E. MLK, 512/477-9328.
www.flatbedpress.com
.
GALLERY BLACK LAGOON: EXPLORATION & VICE
Padaric Kolander
’s textural paintings evoke warbly
evenings of the Thirties;
Gina Gwen Palacios
’ oil
painting expands the landscape of her ancestry
through exploration and the creation of her own his-
tory.
Through Aug. 24
.
4301-A Guadalupe,
512/534-6719.
www.galleryblacklagoon.com
.
GRAYDUCK GALLERY: GOODLY/WICKED
Co-curated
(with
Sarah C. Bancroft
) by frequent
Chron
contribu-
tor
Andy Campbell
, this show includes works by
Katy
Horan
,
Bug Davidson
,
Jeana Baumgardner
,
Robert
Jackson Harrington
,
H I X X Collective
(Rachel Crist &
Daedalus Hoffman),
Masumi Kataoka
,
Olivia Moore
, and
Teruko Nimura
.
Through Aug. 10
.
2213 E. Cesar Chavez,
512/826-5334.
www.grayduckgallery.com
.
MACC: TWO NEW SHOWS
What new wonders are
displayed within the walls of the Mexican American
Cultural Center? In the
Coronado Gallery
: “Caminos
Compartidos (Shared Paths)” by
Oscar Silva
and
Patricia Green
. In the
Community Gallery
: “Delirio
Fantástico (Fantastic Delirium)” by
Manuel Miranda
.
600 River, 512/974-3772.
www.maccaustin.org
.
J
THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: A SECRET
AFFAIR
Looking for art of international impact? At the
Jones Center
, behold an array of world-class marvels
L I S T I N G S
Sparks Fly! Burlesque
Va-va-voom! Austin’s own
Jigglewatts
return to the patriotic roots that started it all,
in this Americantankerous revue.
Fri., July 25,
9pm. Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. Sixth,
512/478-8541. $20-30.
www.thejigglewattsburlesque.com
.
The Piano ... According
to P. KellachWaddle
Pianist
Rick Rowley
performs works by
Austin’s own P. Kellach Waddle, including
three world premieres. Bonus: Waddle him-
self will perform solo bass compositions
as interludes.
Sun., July 27, 3pm. Blackerby
Violin Shop & Concert Hall, 1111 W. Anderson,
512/469-9343. Donations accepted.
www.violinshop.com
.
All DollsAreArt:
Conference and Exhibition
This
three-day art-doll conference
in the
heart of Austin brings a plethora of
work-
shops
and special activities and a
vendors’
market
open to “collectors and enthusiasts
among the general public.” You see some of
these dolls –
unique
,
handcrafted
,
quirky
,
strange
,
and gorgeous
, redolent of a wide
array of times and genres – you know you’re
dealing with an art form for grownups, not
just some mass-produced Li’l Baby Pee &
Shriek™ sort of thing. Recommended! See
website for details.
Fri.-Sun., July 25-27.
Wyndham Garden Hotel
,
3401 S. I-35,
512/448-2444.
www.alldollart.com
.
RAW PAW: NSA/DFM
The artist
Xavier
Schipani
’s been busy, as witness this new
zine release and exhibition about “scopophilia,
the male gaze, and exploring the digital age.”
Fri., July 25, 7pm. Not Gallery at Bolm Studios
,
5305 Bolm.
www.xavierschipani.tumblr.com
.
CHARM SCHOOL VINTAGE
New work by
Caleb Owen Everitt
and
Ryan Rhodes
of
LAND
, in cahoots with the sewmeister
savants of
Fort Lonesome
. Reception:
Thu.,
July 24, 7-10pm. 2109 E. Cesar Chavez
.