A very short and curated list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Nov. 3, 2019.
For 11 nights you can enjoy a display of the illuminated installations along Waller Creek, created by teams of visionary local artists, landscape architects and designers.
6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 7-17, Entrance: 700 E. 9th Street The exhibition is on Waller Creek between East Ninth and East 12th streets. Free. waterloogreenqay.org
Reading: Tracy K. Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate
Tracy K. Smith, 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019, is the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for her collection, “Life on Mars.” Her memoir “Ordinary Light” was shortlisted for the 2015 National Book Award. A Q&A and reception will follow the reading. Sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers and the Harry Ransom Center.
7 p.m. Nov. 7. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St. Free. Facebook Event
7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. Free
See: With ’39 Inside,’ a Multi-media Telling of the Plight of Undocumented Migrants
Borderless: Conversations on Art, Action, and Justice
This month, Bordless host Chaitali Sen interview novelist, Varian Johnson, a member of The Brown Bookshelf, an organization that “is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young authors”
7 p.m. Nov. 8, Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. Free. malvernbooks.com
All ages welcome to the second annual MexAmeriCon, a free celebration of the best Latinx comics, artwork, zines, cosplayers, music, lowriders and more from around Texas and the nation.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. FREE Event info
“Tiny Art of Texas”
Small format 2D and 3D art from around the Lone Star State.
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m Nov. 9. Exhibit continues through Dec. 1. 218 Co-op Gallery, 218 N. Guadalupe Street, San Marcos. 218coopgallery.com
“Work Play Money Love What It Is What Could Be”
A survey exhibition of creative practices that overlap cultures, primarily professional design and fine art, but also politics, business, spirituality, and social change.
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9, Northern-Southern, northern-southern.com/