What’s good and what’s new for the week of Nov. 11, 2018.
Site-specific light installations once again illuminate Waller Creek, this time in a new location and with plenty of live music.
6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Nov. 17. Waller Creek creekshow.com/experience/
“Sightlines Spoken: The Arts & Gentrification”
A two-part look at the arts and its relationship to gentrification in East Austin, and beyond. “The Arts & Gentrification in East Austin” will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15 at the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St.
New Music Mixer: Brent Baldwin & Steve Parker
Austin musical originals Steve Parker and Brent Baldwin will join in a discussion moderated by Sightlines editor-in-chief Jeanne Claire van Ryzin as part of the East Austin Studio Tour.
5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 (presentation portion at 6 p.m.) Friends & Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Road. Free. sightlinesmag.org
Austin International Drag Festival
A staggering number of drag performers come to the Drag Festival which this year has its own Drag King fest feature.
Nov. 15-18, Various locations; showcases at clubs in the Red River Cultural District, austindragfest.org/
“Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”
Ev Lunning, Jr. plays Big Daddy and Gwendolyn Kelso stars as Maggie in Austin Shakespeare’s new production of Tennessee Williams’ dramatic masterpiece of a family torn apart by secrets and repression.
Nov. 16-Dec. 2, Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center. Tickets: thelongcenter.org
Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice
Chaitali Sen hosts this on-going series about the power of words and the role of art in reflecting and changing our world. This month’s guest is Austin writer and educator Jack Kaulfus, whose most recent book is the short story collection “Tomorrow or Forever” (Transgress Press, 2018).
7 p.m. Nov. 16, Malvern Books 613 W. 29th St. malvernbooks.com
“Tammie Rubin: Everything You Ever”
Tammie Rubin builds a new, provocative body of sculpture using ball moss dipped in porcelain slip, the tangled bunches of moss —embedded with steel wool and cotton —serving as symbols of gathering chaos and a knotty labyrinth of values. Rubin’s work aks potent questions.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17. Exhibit continues through Jan. 10. Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org
A free, intimate concert in the East Side Collective art space features three sets that will bring the studio to life for a relaxing evening. Set 1: Melissa Seely and Mallory Watson; Set 2 : Grainger Weston and Charlie Russell; Set 3 : Thomas Bey William Bailey.
7 p.m. Nov. 17 , 2400 Cesar Chavez St. Free. friendlyghost.org/events/