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February 2018

Austin Poetry Slam

February 20 @ 7:15 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY AT THE SPIDER HOUSE BALLROOM! Poetry + Score Cards + Cash = Austin Poetry Slam! The Austin Poetry Slam is a weekly event held every Tuesday at Spider House Ballroom, showcasing 12 amazing and original spoken-word artists in a no holds barred, raucous, energized competition. That’s right: we assign scores to art! There’s pride on the line, ego on the line, and $100 in prize money EVERY WEEK to the top three poets of the night.…

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Waterbed Comedy Party 3-Year Anniversary Show

February 21 @ 7:30 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE The most fun late night comedy show in Austin turns 3! For 3 years, Waterbed with Mac Blake has been bringing you the best in stand-up, sketch comedy, the DARK ARTS and more. We're going big for this special anniversary show on a "special" night & time of Wednesday, Feb 21 at 8pm. Anniversary show lineup: -Matt Bearden (PUNCHcomedy, Dudley & Bob + Matt) -Devon Walker (Comedy Central) -Amber Bixby (Moontower) -Vanilla Presley (Austin Sketch Fest) -Animation from Harrison Hammonds -Plus appearances from Aaron Brooks, Taylor Dowdy and…

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Geeks Who Drink

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Spider House Cafe, 2906 Fruth
Austin, TX 78705 United States
GEEKS

Every Wednesday starting at 8:00 pm on the Spider House Patio. All Ages Welcome! What’s a pub quiz? Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It's an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause! Isn't that just “trivia night”? No, and no. Most so-called “trivia nights” consist of either an MP3J reading Trivial Pursuit cards in between bad music, or a bunch of people staring at TVs…

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Testify presents Racy

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
Feb2018 Racy

"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on." - Josephine Baker Speed up and strip down with Testify this month for our show Racy: True tales of the sexy, swift and sectarian. Our performers will heat up the stage with stories of sexy dads, drag racing, human furniture, marathons and burning the Confederate flag. February Storytellers: Sayward Anderson Nikki DaVaughn Brian Grosz Rod Haden Iram Leon Venue: Spider House Ballroom Doors: 7:00 pm Show starts at 7:30…

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Peep Show (Free)

February 22 @ 9:30 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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It's pretty simple, every month we get four of Austin's funniest comics on stage to make childish commentary on vintage pornography. Spider House Ballroom is equipped with a full bar and drink specials. We are sponsored by Forbidden Fruit, which means we have special guests and prizes to give away! It's a free show and yes, it will get weird. This month's line up is: -Rachel Hall -Andrew Cooksey -Gabe Bravo -Rob Haze Hosted by Lisa Friedrich & Zac Brooks.…

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Afrofreque CD Release Party

February 23 @ 9:00 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
Afrofreque

Doors at 9:00, $7 cover, 18+ Come prepared to dance and celebrate the release of Austin's iconic groove-funk-hip-reggae masters Afrofreque's latest CD RAWGANICS VOL ONE. Culled from the band's seemingly limitless supply of dance-inducing, feel-good grooves, this latest release taps in to the band's raw emotional connection to the world at large. And to really juice the evening further: South Austin afrobeat dynamo KHALI HAAT are on the bill! Stay tuned for details. AFROFREQUE Soulful hip-hop, sprinkled with funk, afrobeat…

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Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

February 24 @ 6:15 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States

Shit-faced Shakespeare is the deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with an entirely shit-faced cast member. Side-splitting, raucous and completely unpredictable, the show has been running since 2010 and has already entertained over 100,000 eager theatre goers across the UK + US. Shit-faced Shakespeare landed Stateside in April of 2015 continues to bring you the hilarity at Spider House Ballroom with Romeo and Juliet. With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same. Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce…

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Belvoir, Sherry & Moon Dunes

February 24 @ 9:00 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
Sherry

A real nice night of music. Come hang out and let the week go. wavy tunes by: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Belvoir (HTX) - https://belvoir.bandcamp.com/releases ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sherry - https://listentosherry.bandcamp.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MOON DUNES - https://moondunestunes.bandcamp.com/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ as always, look out for one another 5$ for 21+ 7$ for 18+ Doors at 9

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SPIC, Favela Rising, Scythe, Nosferatu and Mujeres Podridas

February 25 @ 8:00 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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SPIC (NYC- Punk Sucio y Podrido) - https://spic.bandcamp.com/releases Favela Rising (Minneapolis- HC-Dbeat sung in Portuguese) - https://favelarising.bandcamp.com/ Scythe (San Jose, CA) (FFO-United Mutation/Zouo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQnXzqnrS8 Nosferatu (Austin HC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csJolUVK5sY Mujeres Podridas- (Austin Punk) https://mujerespodridas.bandcamp.com/releases All Ages Show Door at 8:00 pm

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The Joke of Painting 9

February 26 @ 9:00 pm
Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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The Joke of Painting is a showcase for some of Austin’s best comedians, but wait–there’s a twist! These folks are not only joke-slingers, but they paint too. Maybe not well… well some of them do, some of them might do Van Gough-level shit. Van Gough though. Each comic will be doing their own step-by-step demonstration on how to paint a piece of art of their choosing, with an extra dose of laughs, their jokes!!!! Comedy IS art, baby. You think…

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