The list what’s good and what’s new for the week of Oct. 14, 2018.
“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design”
An expansive show organized by the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao offers a sampling of the enormous creative output — fashion, furniture, publications, photography, apps, maps, digital comics — coming from young, African designers and artists.
Through Jan. 3, 2019. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org
New Music Mixer: Niamh Fahy
KMFA and Sightlines present the New Music Mixer, a monthly happy hour series for classical music nerds and newbies alike. This month’s featured artist is Irish violinist and composer Niamh Fahy.
5 to 7 p.m., program starts at 6 p.m. Friends & Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Road. $1 off pints. Event info
Reading: Michael Ondaatje, Selections from “Warlight”
Earlier this year, Ondaatje received the Golden Man Booker prize for “The English Patient,” crowned the best work of fiction of the last five decades. And his archive is her in Austin at the Ransom Center. He reads from his latest novel, “Warlight.”
7 p.m. Oct. 18, Jessen Auditorium, Rainey Hall. Free. hrc.utexas.edu
“Subwaves: An Installation by Eto Otitigbe”
The intersections of race, power, and technology are the focus of Eto Otitgbe’s polymedia installations and artwork.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18. Artist talk: 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Exhibit continues through Feb. 28, 2019. Carver Musem & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. facebook.com/events
“From Ghetto Doors to Palace Gates: Jewish Music in the Italian Court”
Ensemble VIII performs vocal music by the Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi features the composer’s secular Italian madrigals and sacred Jewish music.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church www.ensembleviii.org/tickets
“Steve Parker: War Tuba Recital”
The winner of this year’s Tito’s Prize debuts a new body of sculptures inspired by acoustic locators, air raid sirens, the WWII leaflet propaganda created by Theodore Giesel aka Dr. Seuss, coded radio transmissions and other conflations of sound and conflict.
7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19. Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road. bigmedium.org
“Chiaroscuro: Probing Mystery, Seeking Clarity”
ICOSA’s latest, curated by the inimitable eye of Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, featuring all 20 of the collective’s artists.
7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19. ICOSA, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road. icosacollective.com
“Shawn Camp: My heaven and hell are the same”
After a residency at the creative center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, Camp presents new work influenced by the rugged terrain, glacial ice, and volcanic ferocity of the sub-arctic island nation.
5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Gallery Shoal Creek, Flatbed Press, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. galleryshoalcreek.com
Theorist Fest 2018
An immersive showcase of live music and dance features performers from across the U.S., Mexico and Middle East and includes Ballet Harford, Romani tabla icon Oliver Rajamani and Austin dancer Anu Naimpally.
7 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Zilker Hillside Theater, Zliker Park. Free thetheorists.org
“Salon in a Saloon”
Rude Mechs Lana Lesley and Shawn Sides are joined by women-identified artists, including choreographer/cancer Deborah Hay and flmmaker/chotographer Kayla Galang, for a frank discussion about art-making, living and working in Texas USA, and how women-identified artists navigate and create space over the course of our careers. Hosted by Fusebox’s Carra Martinez.
7 p.m. Oct. 20, Rio Rita, 1203 Chicon St. Free. Event info