A select list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of Oct. 21, 2018.
“The Mystery of Pablo Picasso”
A newly-restored print of the 1958 documentary by director Henri-Georges Clouzot that captures Picasso at work in his studio and uses a combination of stop-motion and time-lapse photography to illuminate Picasso’s painting technique.
Oct. 21-25, AFS Cinema, austinfilm.org/screening/the-mystery-of-picasso
Ana Baer Carrillo: “Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces”
Ana Baer Carrillo’s practice of site-specific screendance couples two contemporary dance forms: site-specific dance, and screendance, a hybridization of cinematography and choreography. A gallery-based showcase of her work, “Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces” includes includes pieces created f extreme environments from the North York Moors, Iceland, to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico.
Opens with a live dance and music pilgrimage performance from 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24; video installation opens at 7 p.m. Exhibit continues through Nov. 16. Texas State University Galleries, San Marcos. txstgalleries.org
Black Women at Work in Austin: Visual Artists at the Carver
Women artists who have presented in exhibitions at the Carver during 2017 and 2018 examine the statuses, roles, and symbolic meanings attached to representations of black womanhood in their paintings and sculptures.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. Free. Event info
“Until the Flood”
From Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Orlandersmith conducted 80 interviews to create a one-actor show of 10 characters. Theatre En Bloc produces the regional premiere which stars the inimitable Florinda Bryant in the tour-de-force performance.
Oct 26 – Nov 11, The Vortex, 2603 Manor, vortexrep.org
MASS Grand Opening: “Staycation: Thresholds”
A lease lost, a fundraising campaign and a lot of build-out late, MASS Gallery is ready to throw the doors open at its new location at 705 Gunter St. in East Austin. And the collaboratively-run gallery launches with the third iteration its Staycation series, based on studio visits with Austin artists: Sunday Ballew, Emily Cross, Bug Davidson, Levi Dugat and Simone Thornton, Andrew Hulett, Marisa LaGuardia, Alicia Link, Betelhem Makonnen, and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez.
Opening 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26. Exhibit continues through Dec. 8. MASS Gallery, 705 Gunther St. massgallery.org/staycation-thresholds
Texas Book Festival
It’s just the biggest dang literary happening of the year. Get your lit fix at the more than 250 author events or the slightly irreverent Saturday night Lit Crawl Austin of performances, games, trivia matches and storytelling sessions. The Texas Book Festival is held in and around the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Austin. Lit Crawl Austin takes place in venues in and around East Cesar Chavez.
Oct. 27-28; Festival logistics: texasbookfestival.org/attend_festival
Austin Archives Bazaar
Professionals from Austin History Center along with 25 Central Texas archives and repositories are on hand to tell you about the photographs, documents, films, maps, video games, and more held in the incredible archival collections in Austin. Learn how to preserve your photographs, old letters, and family scrapbooks, to learn from professionals. Record a 15-minute interview about an interesting Austin story in the Oral History Storytelling Booth.
2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. Free. austinarchivesbazaar.org