Our list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of March 25, 2018.
The Contemporay’s Rooftop Architecture and Design Film Series
Spring has sprung which means it’s time for the head downtown to the Contemporay’s Jones Center for the Rooftop Architecture and Design Film Series. First up, “Big Time” follows the star architect over six years as he struggles to maintain his own persona and complete his largest projects yet, the New York skyscraper W57 and 2 World Trade Center.
8 p.m. March 28, thecontemporaryaustin.org/event/rooftop-architecture-design-film-series
“Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil”
William Middleton had unprecedented access to the Menil family archives to write his sweeping biography of this unique couple whose imprint on Texas’ cultural landscape was profound. Veronica Roberts, Blanton curator of modern and contemporary art joins Middleton for a discussion.
7 p.m. March 29, Book People
Book launch readings: Charles Alexander and Saba Syed Razvi
Charles Alexander’s new books of poems is “At the Edge OF the Sea: Pushing Water II.” He is the director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston-Victoria. Saba Syed Razvi is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at University of Houston-Victoria. “Heliophobia” is her new collection of poems.
7 p.m. March 29, Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St.
“Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy”
Documentarian Thomas Rieselsheimer and sculptor Andy Goldsworthy team up for a follow up to 2001’s “Rivers and Tides” in a travelogue of Goldsworthy pieces created in Brazil, Scotland and beyond.
March 30-April 4. Austin Film Society, austinfilm.org
“Chambers of Longing: Andrea de Leon & Terra Goolsby”
New sculpture by Andrea de Leon and Terra Goolsby plays with ideas of fetishism and psychological compulsion.
Opening 7-10 p.m. March 30. Exhibit continues through April 21. ICOSA Collective Gallery, 702 Shady Lane.
Natalie George Productions presents the first of its cabaret showcases that spotlight Austin performers who are shaking up the cabaret genre. Performance artist Jason Phelps is the MC for an evening featuring John R. Christopher, Kimmothy Cole and Kelly Khun. A pop-up bar and an attended women’s washroom add to the cabaret vibe.
8 p.m. April 1, KC Grey Homes, nataliegeorgeproductions.com/cabaret