December 7, 2022

The Weekly Line-up: 2.9.20


A very short list of what’s good and what’s new the week of Feb. 9, 2020.

Spanglish Series: “Objetos Sonoros Encontrados (Found Sound Objects)”
First, it’s a discussion with artisans Edson Enriquez and Anne Rutt-Enriquez from Limbo Jewelry Triple Z Threadz.  Then, percussionist Alfredo Ríos aka Chido Machine stages a new installation of found drums and cymbals called the Drumobile.
6 p.m. Feb. 15, The Projecto, 1209 E. Cesar Chavez. St., Event info

Reading: Helen Woodward, “Slave Sites on Display: Reflecting Slavery’s Legacy through Contemporary “Flash” Moments”
Associate professor of English at the University of Texas, Woodward exposes the complexities of well-known slave sites that function as high-profile tourist attractions.
7 p.m. Feb.  11, Book People, 603 N. Lamar,

“Ain’t Love A Drag”
From En Route Productions, a sultry, 70s pool party, drag and sketch-comedy show performed around, over, and in the heated pool at Austin Motel.
8 p.m. Feb. 12-14, Austin Motel, 1220 S. Congress Ave. Ticket info

One Ounce Opera: Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera
Catch the second weekend of the fifth fest of short contemporary operas, each 20 minutes or less. And this might just be the sharpest line-up of micro-operas that One Ounce has presented yet. ‘Non Motus’ is a virtuosic piece for four female vocalist whose characters all face a morning commute of existential proportion. Rain Nox’s “The Stranger” is a charming tiny opera of pets in rebellion against their owner’s new beau. And “Misfortune” is a sharp, clever, musically bright tale of threat-bearing fortune cookies.
8 p.m. Feb. 14-15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16, Museum of Human Achievement, 916 Springdale Road,

Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell’s opera of love, sorcery, and tragedy maybe be Baroque, but it is surprisingly modern in its feel. The fast moving, hour-long opera is performed by Panoramic Voices and LOLA: Local Artists Local Opera.
8 p.m. Feb. 14 & 15, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St. Event info & tickets 

Artist talk: A Sightlines/PrintAustin panel discussion
Join exhibition juror of “The Contemporary Print: 2020” Claudia Zapata, exhibition artists Brian Johnson, Lisette Chavez, and Sightlines critic Erin Keever, for a discussion on the current landscape of printmaking.
12 p.m. Feb. 15, Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road, Event info

Curator’s talk: “Piecing it Together: Austin Graffiti Art 1984-2004”
Nathan Nordstrom (Sloke) and other featured artists will discuss graffiti art and the exhibition.
1 p.m. Feb. 15, Emma S. Barreintos Mexican American Cultural Center, Event info

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