A short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Jan. 19, 2020
MLK March, Festival, and Food Drive
Austin’s annual community march celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. The march starts at 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at the MLK statue on the University of Texas campus, then heads to the Texas State Capitol and finally on to Huston-Tillotson University where a festival ensues.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20, mlkcelebration.com/celebration-events/march-and-festival/
“In Their Own Form”
From Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography comes an exhibition of emerging artists from multiple continents whose Afrofuturist work combines science fiction, Afrocentrism, fantasy, technology, and non-Western mythologies.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Through May 5. Art Galleries at Black Studies, Univ. of Texas, Event info
Umlauf Prize Expanded: Ling-lin Ku
Winner of the Umlauf Prize to an emerging artist, Ling-lin uses digital fabrication techniques to play with scale, proximity, and textures of everyday items. Ling-lin creates a new installation.
Opening: 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23. Through April 5. Umluaf Sculpture Garden & Museum, umlaufsculpture.org/prizeexpanded
Austin Opera performs Joby Talbot’s gripping, three-character opera about the deadly mountaineering events of 1996, at Mount Everest, when a bottleneck of climbers leads to catastrophe.
Jan. 23-26, Austin Opera, Long Center for the Performing Arts, austinopera.org/event/everest
Jade Walker: ‘In the Arch of Your Mallet’
The second installment of a two-part exhibition by Jade Walker, focuses on disease, healing and the inherently close union we have with our own bodies.
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23, Dimension Gallery, Event info
UT Visual Arts Center
Multiple exhibits open the spring line-up at the UT VAC including “Carmen Argote: Me At Market ,” “Lisa Lipsinki: Drunk Hawking,” “Lauren Moya Ford: Full Bloom,” and “Juan Pablo González: Cómo hago para recordar / What I do to remember/”
Opening: 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Through March 6. UT VAC, sites.utexas.edu/utvac
“Graylin Anderson: Perseverance: Works Inspired by the Word” & “AKIRASH: Majele (Venomous)”
New multidisciplinary Austin-based artists Graylin Anderson and Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (AKIRASH).
Opening: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 25. Through June 27. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Anglina St. austintexas.gov/carvermuseum
New-to-Austin Pepe Coronado PrintStudio presents work by collectives and print shops from the U.S., México, South and Central America.
Opening: 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Through March 25, Pepe Coronado PrintStudio, Flatbed Center, 3701 Drosset Dr. printaustin.org/opening-events
SoundSpace: Not Bad Muzak
This iteration of the wildly popular museum-wide, immersive new music performance series riffs on elevator music, “Baby Shark,” Kmart public address cassettes — and sonic weapons.
2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26. Blanton Museum of Art, Event info