A short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of May 19, 2019.
A group show organized by Ling-Lin Ku, Emily Lee, Ryan Crowley, and Henry Smith featuring small sculptural things and operating somewhere in between flea market and medicine cabinet. Everything is for sale, some things are for touching.
11 am to 6 p.m. May 19; 6 to 8 p.m. May 21-22, Presented by Pump Project at Cloud Tree Studios & Galley, 3411 East 5th St Event info
Reading and book launch: Oscar Cásares, “Where We Come From”
The Austin author debuts his much anticipated new novel “Where We Come From” which thoughtfully tackles the crisis of U.S. immigration policy from a deeply human angle.
7 p.m. May 21, Book People, 604 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com/event
New Music Mixer: José Martínez
José Martínez is an Austin-based percussionist and a composer whose music combines the classical tradition, Latin American vernacular music and technology.
5 to 7 p.m. May 21. Composer conversation at 6 p.m. Friends & Allies Brewing, 979 Springdale Road. Free; $1 off pints
LOLA at 4th Tap
Mezzo soprano and talented creative leader Liz Cass assembles musical cohorts pianist Jim James, cellist Barbara George and soprano Abigail Jackson for a concert featuring all female-composed music by Lili Boulanger (Paris), Judith Weir (London), Chen Yi (Kansas City), Genevieve Vincent (Los Angeles) and Austin composers Ruth Sacks and Rain Nox.
8 p.m. May 23, 4th Tap, 10615 Metric Blvd., artful.ly
“Adreon Henry’s World”
Adreon Henry displays his artworks that use his signature technique of painting, drawing, and printing on industrial grade vinyl, then is then cut, woven and assembled.
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m. May 23. Exhibit continues through June 29. Camiba Art, 6448 Hwy 290 E., Suite A102, camibaart.com
“A Little Accident, Like Any Other”
Austin-based Alexandra Robinson and Ohio-based Michael Kellner celebrate their years-long mail art project and letter-writing project, along with their individual artistic output.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. May 24. Exhibit continues through July 6. Mass Gallery, 705 Gunther St. massgallery.org
“Negative Space (and other planes of there): Leon Alesi & Bug Davidson”
Using photography, moving image, installation, assemblage and found objects, Alesi and Davidson attempt to visualize an embrace of primordial truths, reckless erasure, inventive histories and contracts of coercion.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. May 24. Exhibit continues through June 22. ICOSA, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road. icosacollective.com
Austin Camarata’s “Rhapsodic”
The progressive chamber group plays a program exploring Romani music’s wide ranging influence on European musical traditions, including classical music, flamenco, and klezmer.
7:30 p.m. May 24, Imagine Art, 2830 Real St. austincamerata.com
“Walking on Water”
This new feature-length documentary follows internationally renowned artist Christo on his decades-long quest to realize “The Floating Piers” in Italy’s Lake Ise, originally conceived in 1970 by Christo and his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.
May 24-26, AFS Cinema, austinfilm.org/screening/walking-on-water/