A short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Nov. 24, 2019
“Jesse Narens: Creak, Crack, Creep”
A self-taught artist living in Portland, Oregon, Jesse Narens paints mysterious animals, birds, and insects all intertwined with branches, leaves, raindrops, reflect the forests and coastlines of the Pacific Northwest.
Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31. Yard Dog Art Gallery,
New Music Ensemble
Visiting composer Andy Akiho is spotlighted by the Butler School of Music New Music Ensemble. And Austin composer and sound artist Nathan Nokes premieres “Don’t Feed the Trolls.”
7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Bates Recital, music.utexas.edu/events/
The concert will be livestreamed at video.ibm.com/channel/batesrecitalhall
Lauren Moya Ford: On Naoko Matsubara
While in residence as a Guest Artist in Print at UT, artist and Sightlines contributor Lauren Moya Ford discusses her relationship to the Japanese-Canadian woodcut printmaker Naoko Matsubara, noting the exchange of information and surprising connections made between art and artists through time and space.
4 p.m. Nov. 26, Art Bldg. 1.120, art.utexas.edu/events
Newly restored, Jean-Michel Basquiat tours early 1980s New York in search of money and romance, in this travelogue scripted by Interview Magazine’s Glenn O’Brien, and with appearances and performance by Fab Five Freddie, The Plastics, Debbie Harry, Liquid Liquid, Suicide and DNA.
Nov. 29-30, AFS Cinema, austinfilm.org
“Design 4 Everyone”
Gragierart — aka Rude Mechs theater artist Lana Lesley and musician Peter Stopschinski — return with another iteration of their sonic stage show, an absurdist theatricalization of mindless consumption, home shopping catalogues — and desperation. Just in time for Black Friday.
8 p.m. Nov. 29, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Crash Box, 5305 Bolm Road. rudemechs.com