A short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of March 31, 2019.
“Virginia Fleck and Ted Carey: REBRIS”
Two Austin-based artists who work with discarded, post-consumer materials — but in very different ways — are smartly paired. Fleck will present a variation of the master-work she presented during the East Austin Studio Tour, a cascade of hundreds of thousands of linked aluminum can tabs.
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m. April 6. Exhibit continues through May 8. Northern-Southern, 1900-B E. 12th St. northern-southern.com
Reading: Jennifer du Bois
The Austin-based author reads from her provocative new novel, “The Spectators,” which weaves together a tale of a controversial talk show host, a school shooting and the 1990s AIDS crisis in New York.
7 p.m. April 1, Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. .bookpeople.com/event
Reading: Gregg Shapiro
Gregg Shapiro reads from his new book “More Poems About Buildings and Food.”
7 p.m. April 2, Book Woman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. ebookwoman.com/event
Austin Dance Festival
With 20 choreographers featured, an evening of dance on film from around the world, master classes, a community pop-up dance and more, the Austin Dance Festival packs a plenty of new movement into three day.
April 5-7, AustinVentures Studio Theater at Ballet Austin, 503 W. Third St. austindancefestival.com
Line Upon Line Percussion: Decay
The Austin ensemble welcomes UK artist Claudia Molitor for a metamorphosing musical project that includes film and pre-recorded vinyl, and guest composer/improviser/field-recordist/trombonist Tullis Rennie.
8 p.m. April 5-7, First Street Studio, lineuponlinepercussion.org
Austin Opera presents David T. Little’s evocative one-vocalist opera April 5-6 at the Paramount Theater. See “Asking the unspoken questions in ‘Solider Songs'”
Exploring East César Chávez Business District: Public Art Walkabout & Poetry Workshop
With its public murals, sculptures, and portraits from I-35 to Pleasant Valley Road, the East César Chávez District is art. Join writer and teaching artist Nia KB on a guided walkabout where the art will speak to you and your writing allows you to speak back.
2 p.m. April 6. Terrazas Branch Library 1105 East Cesar Chavez St. Free; registration recommended. The Library Foundation
“BRIM: Vladimir Mejia”
New transmedia work Mejia by tackles politics, race relations, generational divides and the ever-evolving relationship between people and technology.
Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. April 6. Exhibit continues through May 11. Black Mountain Project, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road. blackmountainproject.com
Sean Ripple exhibits some 200 six-second video collages that have been created over the course of three years using mobile app video editing suites — each collage its own micro-essay.
Opening: 7 to 11 p.m. April 6. Exhibit continues through April 27. Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Road. co-labprojects.org