A selected short list of what’s new and what’s good the week of Jan. 6, 2019.
Restlessly creative, award-winning Austin flamenco choreographer Olivia Chacon is always infusing the centuries-old flamenco tradition with new ideas. Now, Chacon aligns all the romance, death, passion and grief of a great flamenco song with the elements of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. A’lante Flamenco’s premieres “Amor Fati,” a fresh spin on the famous tale of the two lovers fated to be separated by death — or perhaps not.
Jan. 11-13, 18-20. Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center. thelongcenter.org
“Breakfast at Joe’s”
Austin theater artist April Kling Meyer debuts her first play, a very contemporary riff on Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Jan. 10-12, 17-19. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road. groundfloortheatre.org
“Welcome to Paradise”
Austin Playhouse presents its co-production with Los Angeles’ Ruskin Theatre Company of a new bluegrass musical, about what happens when a Hollywood producer shows up in down-on-its-luck Southern coal mining town.
Jan. 11-Feb. 3. Austin Playhouse, austinplayhouse.com
Borderless: Lisa Ragbir and Deborah Roberts
Chaitali Sen started the interview series “Borderless: Conversations About on Art, Action, and Justice” to examine the power of words and the role of art in our changing our world. This month, the conversation is turned over to writer and curator Lise Ragbir and esteemed visual artist Deborah Roberts, about the connection between text, literature, visual art, and social justice.
7 p.m. Jan. 11. Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. malvernbooks.com
Amze Emmons: Momentarily & Yoonmi Nam: Arranged Flowers
In tandem with the upcoming PrintAustin celebration of all things fine arts prints, Grayduck Gallery hosts a pair of artists — Amze Emmons and Yoonmi Nam — who each create delicate yet quietly bold print artworks.
Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 11. Exhibit continues through Feb. 17. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com