A very short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Feb. 16, 2020.
“The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s”
Published in Peru in the 1920s, the magazine Amauta captured the flourishing avant-garde creative landscape across Latin America. This exhibition, organized by the Blanton Museum and the Museo de Arte de Lima, has more than 200 art objects that evoke the milieu of a radical and creative era.
Through May 17. Blanton Museum of Art, blantonmuseum.org/exhibition/amauta
A celebration of the bold originality and creative nonconformity of the LGBTQ+ communities through the presentation of provocative, overlooked and out-of-the box film, dance, theatre, performance, music, writing, and visual art.
Feb. 19-23, Vortex, 2307 Manor Road, outsiderfest.org/2020-schedule/
Cartonera Book Publishing
Born out of Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001, the cartonera books are made from cardboard bought from cartoneros, people who salvage and sell recyclable materials. The Austin Book Arts Center offers a free introduction to the cartonera book making.
7 p.m. Feb. 20, Austin Book Arts Center, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. Free. Event info
No Idea Festival
Attracting musicians and sound artists from around the world, the No Idea Festival is three days of free improvisation, noise, installation, composition and sonic interventions.
Feb. 20-23, Museum of Human Achievement, Lyons and Springdale roads. Fest passes & info
In Audrey Cefaly’s darkly comic southern drama, only June and her wisecracking pet goat Weezy are the survivors after a tornado wipes out a small Alabama town. A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere produced by Shrewd Productions.
Feb. 20 – March 7, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, shrewdproductions.com/
Third Thursday at the Mexic-Arte Museum
Free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. Catch the exhibition “Unseen Prints from the Mexic-Arte Museum Collection”
5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20, Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave. Event info
Reading: Daina Ramey Berry, “The Black Women’s History of the United States”
Award-winning historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today. Berry, an associate professor of history and African and African diaspora studies at UT, presents the book.
7 p.m. Feb. 21, Book People, 603 N. Lamar, Event info
A celebration of some of the stylistically diverse artists who’ve created prints at Flatbed: Miguel Aragon, John Cobb, Ann Conner, Jack Craft, Suzi Davidoff, David Everett, Denny McCoy, Sharon Kopriva, Linda Ridgway, Dan Rizzie, Darden Smith and Julie Speed.
Opening 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Flatbed Center for the Contemporary Print, 3701 Drosset Dr. flatbedpress.com/