The Sightlines list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of April 22, 2018.
Rooftop Architecture and Design Film Series
The creative process of influential garden designer Piet Oudolf is the focus of “Five Seasons with Piet Oudolf.”
7:30 p.m. April 25, Contemporary Austin—Jones Center
“Out of Ink: Lost & Found”
ScriptWorks presents its annual showcase of 10-minute plays.
8 p.m. April 26-28 and May 3-5, Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. scriptworks.org
“Cathedrals of Mexico: Grand Polyphony of Puebla and Mexico City”
Renaissance and Baroque choir Ensemble VIII performs music of 17th-century Mexico.
7:30 p.m. April 26, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church; 7:30 p.m. April 27, St. Louis Catholic Church Chapel. ensembleviii.org
Americana: Beerthoven Concert Series
A program features American music reflective of the cultural melting pot, encompassing a broad range of influences from Latin to African to Celtic as well as a new song cycle “Dream Songs” by composer Elizabeth Comninellis.
7:30 April 27, Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. beerthoven.com
Reading: Kavek Akbar
Kavek Akbar’s poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, the New York Times, The Nation, and elsewhere.
7 p.m. April 27, Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St.
In November 2003, 28 artists opened their homes and studios for the first East Austin Studio Tour. The orange house on East Second Street — home to artist Jennifer Chenoweth and her Fisterra Studio — became a spot that thousands of visitors returned to each year for the group exhibits Chenoweth staged. EAST 2017 was the last that Chenoweth participated in. The work of some 50 artists who exhibited over the years is featured in a retrospective of sorts.
Opening 7 to 10 p.m. April 27. Exhibit continues through May 18. Big Medium, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road.
Canopy, 916 Springdale Road
“Cage Match Project Vll: Color Composition by Ariel Jackson”
In an installation of colored balloons, Ariel Jackson tackles Austin’s legacy of racism by mimicing the layout of the 1935 Home Owners Loan Corporation map used to “redline” or deny financial services to certain neighborhoods based on racial or ethnic composition.
Canopy, 916 Springdale Road.cagematchproject.com
“Art of the Contact Sheet”
Contact sheets not the edited photograph are the focus of an exhibit featuring Columbia Records photographer, Don Hunstein, as well as the photographer responsible for the iconic David Bowie “Aladdin Sane” album cover, Brian Duffy.
7 to 10 p.m. April 27, Modern Rocks Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road modernrocksgallery.com
“Prima Materia” and “These Our Precious Scars”
In ICOSA Collective’s gallery in the Pump Project building, Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Erin Cunningham collaborate on an exhibition, “These Our Precious Scars” of sculpture, photography and installation investigating imperfection, longevity, hope and revealing seams. And for the Pump Project Gallery, the two curate “Prima Materia.” The ICOSA exhibit is the collective’s last in their Pump Project space.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. April 27. Exhibits continue through May 18. Pump Project, 702 Shady Lane
Preservation Austin annual homes tour: “Into the Woods”
The midcentury Central East Austin neighborhoods of Cherrywood, Delwood and Wilshire Wood are the focus of this year’s tour. Read: “A Midcentury, Midtown History Worth Preserving.”
10 to 4 p.m. April 28 preservationaustin.org
“Krista Steinke: Good Luck With the Sun”
With video and experimental photographic processes, Krista Steinke explores the physical and psychological impact of our greatest energy source.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. April 28. Women & Their Work, 1701 Lavaca St.
Austin Short Short Fiction Festival
Elisabet Ney Museum