A short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Oct. 20, 2019.
“Happiness is a Journey”
chronicles the daily life and art of Bear Lopez, an East Austin resident of 60 years, has been collecting items he comes across, creating shrines at his E Second St. residence, in his vehicles, and his work station at the Austin American-Statesman wherefor over 20 years without a single day off, he has delivered papers. Film artists Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan present a two-channel video installation of Bear’s paper route, along with Bear’s sculptural relics, mixed media of Bear’s everyday life.
Through Nov.24, Big Medium Gallery, bigmedium.org/
“VITAL,” Dance Waterloo
A site-specific performance inspired by Waterloo Greenway’s revitalization of Symphony Square, Waller Creek, and the surrounding urban parks.
Oct. 24-27, Symphony Square, waterloogreenway.org/events/vital/
“It Is Magic”
Capital T Theatre stages Mickle Maher’s hilarious absurd comedy that challenges the limits of the theatre’s magic while mashing up the curse of the audition.
Oct. 24-Nov. 23, Hyde Park Theatre, capitalt.org/wp/
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ brilliant, lottery-based play about death, dying, and who gets to come with you when it’s your time. Produced by the New Materialists.
Oct. 25-Nov. 2, Student Activity Center Blackbox Theatre, UT campus, eventbrite.com/e/everybody
“Demons & Devils” — Recspec Gallery Grand Reopening
After a year of looking, the indie art and design Recspec Gallery celebrate its new home with a big group exhibition.
6-9 p.m. Oct. 25, Recspec Gallery, 4825 Weidemar Lane, recspec-gallery.com/