A very short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Oct. 13, 2019.
“Vitam Corporis: The Body in Print”
Now that Flatbed is fully settled in to its new home, it’s time for an opening! Curated from 30 years of prints made at Flatbed, “Vitam Corporis” celebrates the human body as the most profound artistic subject. Work by Julie Speed, Terry Allen, Sydney Yeager, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Sterling Allen, Luis Jimenez and others.
5- 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Flatbed Center for the Contemporary Print, 3701 Drosset Dr. flatbed.com. flatbedpress.com/blogs/exhibitions-2019
New Music Mixer: Thomas Echols
Austin classical guitarist and composer Thomas Echols will share his creative practice.
5-7 p.m. Interview at 6 p.m. Free; $1 off pints. Friends & Allies Brewery. 979 Springdale Road. Event info
“The Good Life: Letterpress”
Is it the new yoga? The engaging yet repetitive handwork needed in the letterpress printing process can be mentally and emotionally nourishing. Join printmaker Kyle Schlesinger of Cuneiform Press for an artist demonstration followed by refreshments and socializing.
7- 9 p.m. Oct. 17. Austin Book Arts Center, 5501 N. Lamar, Suite 125. FREE. atxbookarts.org/category/events/
Salvage Vanguard Theater’s “Three-headed Festival”
A bold and eclectic mini-fest of two weekends of solo performances featuring dancer and choreographer Kelsey Oliver, actor and visual artist Kriston Woodreaux, and actor and activist Crystal Bird Caviel. The fest also includes a pre-show interactive exhibit by artist Alyssa Dillard, a movement class led by Oliver, and the Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball.
Oct. 17-29, Rogge Ranch House, 3506 Rogge Lane. salvagevanguard.org
COTFG: Happy Birthday to Us
Important purveyors of bold new music COTFG (Church of the Friendly Ghost) is celebrating its 16th birthday by presenting one of its typically inclusive concerts. Featured are multi-media artist Jason Zeh, LGBTQA+ music group Spectrum Ensemble, and improvisational ensemble Mongoose which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
6-10 p.m., Oct. 19, Museum of Human Achievement, friendlyghost.org/event
Frida Friday ATX: Self Care Saturday
Austin’s first and only monthly women-of-color centered market this month pops-up on a Saturday, with music and drag performances honoring the self-care queen, Lizzo, and a marketplace centered on self-care vendors, artisans, and makers.
6-10 p.m., Oct. 19, Symphony Square, Waterloo Greenway, 1111 Red River St. FREE waterloogreenway.org