Head into the weekend with “School of Rock” musical, other events


1. “School of Rock: The Musical”

8 p.m. Feb. 15-17, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 17, 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday. $30-$135. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.

Based on the hit film starring Jack Black, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. He turns a class of straight A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.

2. Camiba Art’s “Glimmers of Time”

Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday through March 10. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.

Camiba Art will display the new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuelan-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales. She has continued her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them with vibrantly colored rods. Set in groups along the walls, the painted rods have glimmering lines, some solid, some gradients, and others speckled with contrasting colors. As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears much like memories.

3. La Follia’s “Bach’s Cantatas as He Performed Them”

8 p.m. Feb. 17, 3 p.m. Feb. 18. $10-$30. Redemeer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Ave. brownpapertickets.com/event/3062944.

The fourth concert in La Follia’s all-Bach season consists of three religious works for choir and orchestra composed for Lutheran Sunday services, and they will be performed in the manner Bach typically did: using minimal orchestra and a one-on-a-part chorus. Featured is the famous solo cantata BWV 82 “Ich habe genug.” Whit Martin-Whitaker from KMFA Classical 89.5 will present a free pre-concert lecture on Bach and the music to be performed 20 minutes beforehand.

4. Hi Sign Brewing’s 1st Anniversary Bash

12 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Free. 1201 Old Bastrop Highway. hisignbrewing.com/events/.

The East Austin brewery opened quietly last year, but now that Hi Sign’s one year anniversary is here, it’s time to go big with great food and live music and a bounty of barrel-aged beers. The trio of wood-matured beers include Hi Sign’s 1st anniversary brew — the Blood Orange Ubuntu Coffee Stout that was aged for a year on Kooper Family Rye oak barrels. The Mighty Cone food truck will provide the grub. Hi Sign will have hammocks in its beer garden, plenty of IPAs and more.

5. Soul of a Musician series with Kevin Russell at Threadgill’s North

6:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Free. 6416 N. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/soulofamusicianseries.

This seasonal North Austin series presented by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has had to relocate twice when its host restaurants closed, but the North Lamar institution with a storied musical legacy is a great new home. And it’s hard to imagine a better musician to kick things off than with a solo show by Russell, leader of the red-hot local band Shinyribs fresh from its “Austin City Limits” TV debut. There’s no cover, but arrive before showtime to get a good table for dinner. — Peter Blackstock



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