The Amazing Acro-cats will come back to Austin Jan. 17 and 18.

Sometimes, unimaginably cool things are real. Samantha Martin and her Amazing Acro-Cats, a troupe of former rescues, orphans and strays, have come to town to show off their striking feats of agility.

The one-hour show features more than a dozen felines performing tricks like walking tightropes, skateboarding, jumping through hoops and balancing on balls. Plus, Tuna, the star of the show, is the leader of the only cat band in existence the Rock Cats. Part of the proceeds from each show will benefit the local rescue organization Austin Pets Alive.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. $26-$34. 719 Congress Ave. 512-378-3952,