“Tim Kerr & Thor Harris: The Texas Weirdo”
Artistic polymaths, Austin originals, musicians/artists/personalities Tim Kerr and Thor Harris get the spotlight in an exhibit at Recspec Gallery, in the Flatbed building.
Through April 14, Recspec Gallery, recspec-gallery.com
Jane Miller, poet
“Life’s ironies irritate my afternoon hours like wool…the more I read, the more I lose my place,” writes poet Jane Miller, in “Life’s ironies.” Known for layered poems wjich juxtapose high and low diction, the two-time Guggenheim fellowship winner reads at UT, a guest of the Michener Center for Writers.
7:30 pm, March 20, Avaya Auditorium, UT Campus
Academy Award nominee for Animated Film, this biographical film tells the story of the life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh using 120 of the artist’s paintings as the basis of the “painted” animation.
Through March 21, Austin Film Society, www.austinfilm.org/screening/loving-vincent
A metaphoric bus ride through Los Angeles in the 1940s –1970s serves as a glimpse of Black girl’s coming-of-age. Florinda Bryant stars in Sharon Bridgeforth’s powerful, music-fused play. A Salvage Vanguard Theatre production.
March 22- April 7, Dougherty Arts Center, salvagevanguard.org
After a firearms company begins production on a new gun called The Secretary, the new weapons start going off all around town — but no one’s pulling the trigger. Austin’s Theatre En Bloc presents Kyle John Schmidt’s newest, an offbeat comedy with an all-female cast about safety, survival and guns for a world that’s up in arms.
March 23 – April 8, Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center thelongcenter.org/event/the-secretary
“The Repentance of Saint Joan”
Exactly which parts of a person’s intimate life are included in official history? In Patrick Shaw’s new play, The Hundred Years War was ages ago, but the two surviving people who knew Joan of Arc best — her high school boyfriend/page and her sibling/ historical expert — can’t agree on how it went down before her death. Produced by Paper Chairs.
March 23 – April 7, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, paperchairs.com
“Photo/Montage 12×12: A Rino Pizzi Project”
Photographer Rino Pizzi invited a dozen established, local artists to step out of their usual boundaries and create a collage/assemblage from a set of 12 os Pizzi’s recent photographs. Collaborators include composer Graham Reynolds, artist Steve Wiman, graphic designer DJ Stout and architect Emily Little, among others.
Artists’ talk 2 p.m. March 24. Exhibit continues through April 1. grayduckgallery.com
Blanton Block Party 2018
The Blanton Museum’s FREE 12-hour day-to-night community festival offers live music and performances, bites and drinks, family activities including bandana printing, prizes, and a great chance to see Ellsworth Kelly’s “Austin.”
11 a.m. to 11 p.m March 25, Blanton Museum of Art, blantonmuseum.org
“Julie Libersat: Paved Paradise”
Shopping malls and their parking lots serve the conceptual framework of Julie Libersat’s crisp, minimalist multi-media art work that probes the vernacular tropes that represent the landscape of consumer consumption. Through April 19, 2018, Women & Their Work, www.womenandtheirwork.org