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Austin360 arts list, May 19-25


Theater & dance

“Bonhoeffer’s Cost.” Agape Theatre’s production of the World War II drama is based on the incredible and inspirational true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, imprisoned in Berlin’s Tegel Prison during the darkest days of the war. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $8-$20. The Sanctuary at Palm Valley Lutheran Church, 2500 East Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. ticketor.com/agapetheatre.

“The Comedy of Errors.” Austin Shakespeare’s Shakespeare in the Park production is set in a colorful ancient world at the crossroads of cultures. It’s a fast-paced tale of mistaken identities in which two pairs of twins are reunited in a surprising turn of events. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through May 28. Free. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. austinshakespeare.org.

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Order yourself a classic cocktail and watch as you go back in time to 1959, where a swanky nightclub awaits to deliver an intimate evening with legendary jazz songstress Billie Holiday. The musical is back by popular demand. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through June 11. $29-$140. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.

“Nunsense.” The early summer forecast for City Theatre calls for giggles, guffaws, chortles and good old-fashioned belly laughs, and it’s all thanks to the famed Little Sisters of Hoboken, who have to put on a variety show with the nuns as the talent to raise money, in Dan Goggin’s madcap musical. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through May 28. $25-$40. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. Ste. D. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.

“Ocean.” Writer and performer Ebony Stewart returns to the Vortex with the premiere of her new play, which weaves evocative poetry, feminist aesthetic, brilliant storytelling and spiritual depth. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $15-$35. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” An eclectic group of six mid-pubescent young adults vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime in this riotous production that will feature audience participation during the show. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through June 3. $13-$20. Sam Bass Theatre, 600 N. Lee St. 512-763-7228, sambasstheatre.org.

Literary calendar

Chloe Honum. 7 p.m. Friday. The poet speaks and signs “Then Winter” with poets Sasha West and Jennifer S. Chang. Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.

Laura McBride. 7 p.m. Friday. The author speaks and signs “‘Round Midnight.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Ada Calhoun. 3 p.m. Saturday. The journalist speaks and signs “Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Rachel Pearson. 6 p.m. Saturday. The memoirist speaks and signs “No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Christia Madacsi Hoffman. 4 p.m. Sunday. The poet speaks and signs “Intent.” Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.

Jeff VanderMeer. 3 p.m. Sunday. The award-winning novelist speaks and signs “Borne.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Greg Garrett. 5 p.m. Sunday. The Baylor professor speaks and signs “Living with the Living Dead.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Elizabeth Silver. 7 p.m. Monday. The nonfiction author speaks and signs “The Tincture of Time.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Steve Hamilton. 12 p.m. Tuesday. The New York Times bestselling author signs “Exit Strategy.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Ashley Blom. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Austin author speaks and signs “How to Eat a Lobster and Other Edible Enigmas Explained.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Nathan Hill. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The debut novelist speaks and signs “The Nix.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Christine Lennon. 7 p.m. Thursday. The debut author speaks and signs “The Drifter.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Art

Art for the People. “Flower Power” and “The Mighty Vignettes.” A whopping 37 artists will be represented at its latest set of shows. “Flower Power” embraces the diversity of flowers, while “Mighty Vignettes” showcases handmade furniture, wall art, sculptures and ceramics. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through July 8. 1711 S. First St. 512-76104708, artforthepeoplegallery.com.

Art on 5th. “The Way Things Get Done” brings Gabe Leonard’s art back to Austin and will feature new original paintings, oil studies, hand-embellished artist proofs, and limited edition giclees. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through May 28. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.

Art Science Gallery. “Life As We Know It” features artwork inspired by biodiversity from artists including Ashley Cecil, Clair Gaston, Melanie Hickerson and Rene Robbins. The sister show about extinction, “Life As We Knew It,” is also on display. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102. 512-522-8278, artsciencegallery.com.

Big Medium. The two person show of “Kari Cholnoky and Landon O’Brien” pairs the three-dimensional work of Austin-based O’Brien with wall pieces by New York-based Cholnoky, who, despite their artistic differences, share the ability of displaying off-putting aesthetic experiences. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 916 Springdale Road. bigmedium.org.

Black Lagoon Gallery. “The Wild Still” showcases new works by Ryan Cooper and Amado Peña. Through June 11 by appointment only. 4301 A. Guadalupe St. blacklagoongallery.com.

Blanton Museum of Art. “Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser.” This mid-career survey explores several major bodies of work by contemporary artist Katchadourian. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through June 11. Third Thursday of the month open until 9 p.m. $5-$9; free on Thursdays. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-7324, blantonmuseum.org.

Camiba Art. “Lakey: Chaos to Order.” The work of self-taught street artist Lakey is on display at Camiba Art to highlight the development of a man finding meaning and his voice in his art. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through June 11. 2832 East MLK Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.

Co-Lab Projects. “There isn’t any is” focuses on John Paul Rosenberg’s mixed media installations featuring humble materials and techniques, such as deconstructing the traditional frame by cutting and transmuting the work’s surface. 12 to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment through June 3. Demo Gallery, 721 Congress Ave. co-labprojects.org.

The Contemporary Austin. “Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017” and “Mark Lewis: Galveston.” Two new exhibits at the Jones Center include the first monographic museum display of Weiser’s abstract paintings. Lewis focuses on another medium entirely, making short films about the modern urban environment. Through Aug. 27. “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work In Progress).” Jim Hodges’ multimedia exhibit, exploring the impermanence and fragility of the human experience, is on display at the Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center. Ongoing. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). 700 Congress Ave. “Lionel Maunz: Discovery of Honey / Work of the Family.” New sculpture and paper works by the artist are on display at the Gatehouse Gallery and on the lower grounds of the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. Through May 14. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (gallery); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (grounds). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Davis Gallery. “Water.” This exhibition of new works by Malou Flato features detailed and layered depictions of water scenes. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 837 W. Twelfth St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com.

Dimension Gallery. “The Silent Narrative of Things” features new works by Alejandra Almuelle, who started the series of human-centered ceramic art with questions about the current political situation, and one of the pieces that she has called “Seven” expresses that uncertain state of mind. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 979 Springdale Road. dimensiongallery.org.

Gallery 701. “Spring Eternal.” The Long Center’s art gallery’s latest show features four Austin artists — Elizabeth Chiles, Marjorie Moore, McKay Otto and Keva Richardson — who all have individualistic styles that incorporate both organic and inorganic materials resulting in works undeniably their own. Always open during performances; public welcome Wednesdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 20. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

Georgetown Art Center. “Made for You and Me.” James Tisdale’s newest body of work, a series of Southern Gothic sculptures on display at the center, takes a look at the social and political issues scattered across the American landscape. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through June 4. Free. 816 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.

Icosa Collective. In “:palm_tree: :palm_tree: :palm_tree:,” The Austin-based painters Sara Vanderbeek and Jenn Wilson explore the dualistic meanings of paradise in their dual show. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment through May 27. 702 Shady Lane. 512-920-2062, icosacollective.com.

Lora Reynolds Gallery. “Lucas Simões: White Lies.” Brazilian sculpture artist Simões works primarily with paper and concrete in his first show at the Lora Reynolds Gallery, which presents works from his “Abismo” series as well as a new series of six column-like sculptures. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through May 27. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.

Mass Gallery. “End of the Whirld.”This group exhibition features four artists — focused on drawings, collage, photography, sculpture and installation — whose work is steeped in dark undertones, commenting on the complexities of Western culture. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through June 3. 507 Calles St. Ste. 108. 512-535-4946, massgallery.org.

Mexic-Arte Museum. “Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time” examines the artist’s (born Enrique Carbajal Gonzalez) artistic practice in relation to mathematical concepts that inform his designs and sculptures. Sebastián developed his own artistic language, incorporating science, mathematics and symbolism to create each original piece. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through June 25. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org.

North Hills Gallery. “Texas on My Mind.” The solo show displays the work of Baron Wilson, an Austin artist and former architectural illustrator working in water media and oil, with subjects ranging from Texas landscapes and architectural landmarks to abstracts and still-life. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through May 28. 7050 Village Center Drive. nwhillsumc.org/wp/.

The People’s Gallery. 13th Annual Exhibition. The People’s Gallery in City Hall features a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media by nearly 90 artists across Central Texas. 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday through early January 2018. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Free. 512-974-7700, austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.

Stephen L. Clark Gallery. “This Land: An American Portrait” celebrates the release of Jack Spencer’s new book from the University of Texas Press. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment through June 10. 1101 W. Sixth St. 512-477-0828, stephenlclarkgallery.com.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. “Mentoring a Muse” is the first-ever show of numerous and never-before-seen works from one-time University of Texas art student Farrah Fawcett and her mentor and professor Charles Umlauf. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 20. 606 Robert E. Lee Road. 512-445-5582, umlaufsculpture.org.

Women and Their Work. “Abby Bagby: Kingdom.” The artist unravels and explores human psychology through the manipulation of human hair within the context of assemblage. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through June 8. 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064, womenandtheirwork.org.

Yard Dog Art Gallery. “The Blue Green Grass of Home” is showcasing the new collages, made from vintage linoleum flooring, of Pittsburgh artist Bill Miller, who depicts a range of images from bucolic landscapes to surrealistic, fiercely political pieces. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through June 11. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.

Music

Austin Symphony Masterworks Season Finale. This season’s Masterworks Series is concluding by welcoming back to Austin world-renowned pianist Gabriela Montero to perform the masterful Rachmaninoff “Piano Concerto No 2.” 8 p.m. May 19-20. $12-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. austinsymphony.org.

“Southwest Voices.” Chorus Austin has put together a show featuring works by Texas and other southwestern composers and will include world premiere performances. Saturday: 7:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. Sunday: 4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River St. $15-$25. 512-719-3300, chorusaustin.org.



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