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Norman Mailer Takes On America
Drawing on the recently acquired Norman Mailer archive, the exhibition sets the career of Norman Mailer in this cultural context and trace the central role he has played in our awareness and understanding of what Morris Dickstein calls the "shocks of history, politics, and contemporary life" that reshaped the last half of the twentieth century and continue to unsettle the twenty-first. Location: Harry Ransom Center. Call 512-471-8944 for more info. Event ID:9-12/06.

Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas
Walk into a world before television, computers, the i-pod, even refrigerators and running water. The exhibit, Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas, is a unique story of one of the most dramatic events in Texas history. Rural Texas in the 1930s was still in the dark as electric lines hadn’t penetrated the beautiful, but rugged Texas Hill Country. Location: LBJ Library and Museum. Open Daily 9-5 (except Christmas) Free Admission. id:5.2.07

It STILL Ain't Braggin' If It's True!
The museum marks its fifth anniversary by using the same theme of the opening year exhibit – but by weaving new tales. The qualities of friendship, vision, perseverance, pride, showmanship and swagger and related stories are highlighted in this exhibit of one-of-a-kind objects. Location: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Call 512-936-4649 for more details.

Big Bugs
David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit includes eight enormous sculptures of insects—a 1,200-pound praying mantis, a 7-foot assassin bug and the biggest spider you will ever see. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Call 512-292-4200 for more info.

Bad Dates
Theresa Rebeck, co-author of Omnium-Gatherum, strikes comic gold with this adventure of a 40-year-old Austinite single mom reentering the dating scene in the Big Apple from behind an avalanche of designer shoes. From Cholesterol Man to Bug Guy, it's a bumpy ride of Mr. Wrongs. But, what's with the big secret hidden in the shoebox and why is the Romanian mob furious? Location: Zachary Scott Theatre. Call 512-476-0541 for more info.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

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