Friday’s event pick: Laverne Cox at the Paramount Theatre

Laverne Cox arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Laverne Cox arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

An outspoken transgender advocate, Laverne Cox is the first trans woman to produce and star in her own TV show, appear on the cover of Time magazine and be nominated for an Emmy. She is also the first trans woman of color to take a leading role on a mainstream scripted TV show, “Orange is the New Black.”

A renowned speaker, Cox has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday. $40-$50. 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.

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