A short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Jan. 12, 2020
Australian Short Film Today
A free screening of a 90-minute selection of the best from the rising stars in Down Under’s active film scene.
7 p.m. Jan. 13, AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35, austinfilm.org/calendar
Lone Stardom: Printmaking in Texas
The one-day pop-up print exhibits organized by the Blanton are jewels. Held on the museum’s Third Thursdays, when admission is free and the museum is open til 9 p.m., these intimate shows are presented in the quiet of the Julia Matthews Wilkinson Center for Prints and Drawings so that you have remarkably first-hand experience with the art. For PrintAustin, Texas printmakers get the spotlight including Luis Jimenez, Robert Rauschenberg, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, David Bates, Eric Avery, and Melissa Miller.
2 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Blanton Museum of Art, free. printaustin.org
PrintAustin Opening & Open Canopy
A annual celebration of all things printmaking, PrintAustin starts with a procession of giant print-made puppetry by Houston-based artist Dennis McNett and his Wolfbat Studios. The PrintAustin Opening Ceremony and Procession starts at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at CanopyThat same night, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Big Medium, is the opening of “The Contemporary Print,” PrintAustin’s 7th annual juried exhibition, presented in collaboration with Big Medium. And the night is also Open Canopy, with happenings at studios and galleries throughout the arts complex.
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 17, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road
Reicha and the Inner Circle
The music of Beethoven, Reicha and Graham Reynolds performed by Austin Chamber Music.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, Tickets and info
Rude Mechs Resolution Party
Vegan BBQ. A hypnotist. A sparkler meditation. A dance party. And god knows what other kind of creative frivolity will ensue as theatrical collective Rude Mechs throws a free event to help you with your your New Year’s resolutions.
7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 18, Crash Box, 5305 Bolm Road, rudemechs.com
Toska: Chamber and Vocal Music of Rachmaninoff
An intimate concert of intense chamber music. Pianist Jim James with soprano Julia Watkins-Davis and cellist Barbara George, on a program of art songs, including op. 38, and Rachmaninoff’s cello sonata in G minor.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 & 19, Studio A, 5811 Berkman Dr. Tickets & info