The Sightlines list of what’s good and what’s new for the week starting April 15, 2018.
New Music Mixer: Hermes Camacho
Join Sightlines, KMFA and Friends & Allies Brewing for the next New Music Mixer. Composer Hermes Camacho is also a conductor and music educator with Austin Soundwaves. He was a long-time teacher of Draylen Mason, the young musician recently murdered during the Austin package bombings. Camacho will talk about his own music and introduced the Draylen Mason Fellows Program an initiative of the Hispanic Alliance
5 to 7 p.m. April 17. Friends & Allies Brewing, 969 Springdale Road. Free; $1 off pints.
Invoke’s “Official Last Go” with The Troll Smashers
Adventurous ensemble Invoke is wrapping up its term as UT Butler School of Music’s Young Professional String Quartet in Residence. So why not a free off-campus concert to celebrate? Invoke will be joined by fiddle and mandolin alt roots band, The Troll Smashers.
7 p.m. April 18. 3600 S. 2nd Street.
The all free alt everything festival runs April 18-22 this year. And if most of the events are listed as sold-out on fest web site, remember that Fusebox holds a certain amount of spots for each show for walk-ups and that many events don’t require a reservation.
April 18-22, Fusebox Festival
“A Moveable Feast: Quartet for the End of Time”
Olivier Messiaen composed Quartet for the End of Time in 1941 while a prisoner-of-war in Germany. Austin Chamber Music performs Messiaen’s masterpiece at Imagine Art where a Holocaust-related photography is on view. Bites and drinks afterward.
6:30 p.m. April 19. Imagine Art, 2830 Real St. eventbrite.com/e/a-moveable-feast-quartet-for-the-end-of-time-tickets
Blanton Museum’s Third Thursday
Admission is free and the Blanton is open until 9 p.m for the museum’s Third Thursday event. This month the Performa/Dance will perform at 5:30 p.m. in the atrium and at 6:30, Brazilian artist Clarissa Tossin discuss her installation “Meeting of Waters” currently on view.
5 to 9 p.m. April 19, Blanton Museum of Art.
Reading: Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead is the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of “The Underground Railroad” as well as “The Intuitionist”, “John Henry Days,” “The Colossus of New York,” “The Noble Hustle,” “Sag Harbor” and “Zone One.” Presented by the James A. Michener Center for Writers.
7:30 p.m. April 20. Blanton Museum auditorium. Free. facebook.com/events/765110847007861/
Mark Combs at Recspec Gallery & Rachel Kalisky at Camiba Art
Coordinated exhibit openings at Flatbed always make for a robust art happening. Recspec features new work by Mark Combs. And at Camiba Art, Rachel Kalisky’s fused glass artworks are on view.
5 to 8 p.m. April 21, Camiba Art & Recspec Gallery, 2832 E. MLK, Jr. Blvd.