A short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Feb. 10, 2019.
A live “magazine” of stories, music, video and audio stories features musician Will Butler (Arcade Fire); writers Ed Yong, Francesca Mari , Jenée Desmond-Harris and Rowan Jacobsen; filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison and audio producers James T. Green, Stephanie Foo and KUT’s Audrey McGlinchy.
“Black Do Crack”
Playing with language, song and movement, “Black do Crack” is Florinda Bryant’s one-woman performance piece, an exploration of the curse and the blessing of being a strong woman. What happens when the bough breaks? How do we check on each other?
Feb. 14-March 2, Ground Floor Theatre, groundfloortheatre.buyplaytix.com
“Pieces of Passion”
Belgian-Colombian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa brings a sleek edge to contemporary ballet, effortlessly combining styles from across the spectrum to make vibrant, sensual, sharp and virtuosic movement. Ballet Austin performs an evening of Lopez Ochoa’s short works.
Feb. 15-17, Long Center, balletaustin.org
Aphra Behn’s “The Rover”
In 1677, poet, translator, libertine, and sometime spy for Charles II, Aphra Behn was the first published professional female playwright in the English language. Her play “The Rover” was wildly popular in the Court, but Behn was dismissed by critics as scandalous, lewd, and morally depraved, due to her frank address of female sexual longing. Hidden Room Theatre resurrects this proto-feminist play and mashes it up with the teen films of the 1980s and New Wave music.
Feb. 15-March 3, York Rite Masonic Hall, hiddenroomtheatre.com
Vinyl Night at the Carver
Join Austin musicians DJ Raquiqui and Mélat as they spinning vinyl record from the Carver Library’s collection as well as their personal collections.
7 p.m. Feb. 15, Carver Branch Library, facebook.com/events
“Lines Composed During a Tour”
Co-Lab Projects launches in its temporary space with a group show of Sara Vanderbeek, Andy Coolquitt, Kristi Kongi and Erin Curtis.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 16. Exhibit continues through March 30. Co-Lab, 1023 Springdale Road, Facebook.com/events