A very short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of May 26, 2019.
Reading: Virginia Reeves, “The Behavior of Love”
A graduate of UT’s Michener Center for Writers, Reeves’s debut novel, “Work Like Any Other,” was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Now, her second novel is a love triangle set in one of the most chaotic, combustible settings imaginable: a psychiatric institute.
7 p.m. May 28. Book People, 604 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com/event/
Austin Film Society’s second annual mini-fest of new documentaries features 10 films, and many of the filmmakers in attendance.
May 30- June 2, Austin Film Society Cinema, austinfilm.org
“Bird, Bath & Beyond”
The inimitable Austin choreographer Heloise Gold stages a new iteration of her bird dances and songs.
8 p.m. May 30-June 1, 3 p.m. June 2. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. nataliegeorgeproductions.com
“Everything! Everything! Everything!”
Here’s what to expect from the newest show from Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company: Tea cups, umbrellas, newspapers, moustaches, some favorite pieces of music from the past few years, humor, whimsy, a story about two boxes, two screen doors, video, Stephen Pruitt’s magical lighting and set design, and seven amazing professional dancers including Clay Moore who will be making his debut performance with the company.
7:30 p.m. May 30-June 2, Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center. thelongcenter.org
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Line Upon Line Percussion goes big for its last concert of the season, playing a sprawling concert of two major pieces by Mauricio Pauly that involve synthetic voices, video projection and bespoke electronic kits.
8 p.m. May 31-June 2, First Street Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez. St. lineuponlinepercussion.org
“Turned On Like A Switch”
An exhibition and fashion show featuring the work of B. Anele, a Los Angeles based transdisciplinary artist. From vibrant sculptural garments to self-portraits utilizing consumable goods, Anele’s work always manages a playful yet unpredictable presence. Presented by Pump Project.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. May 31; Fashion show: 3 to 6 p.m. June 1 Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 East 5th St. pumpproject.org
Quonset Hut Microcinema
A free, outdoor film series to be held on the grounds of posh, new The Carpenter Hotel. Curated by Dirty Dark Place, the series spotlights outsider, experimental, overlooked, and lesser-known filmmakers. First up are short films by digital media artists and filmmakers, Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat.
7:30 p.m. June 2, Carpentar Hotel, 400 Josephine St. dirtydarkplace.com
SoundSpace: Copies & Covers
From DJs to cover bands to impersonators, this afternoon of live performances held throughout the Blanton Museum explore how artists use sampling, imitation, and copying. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Copies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance, and featuring Riders Against the Storm, Tetractys, Frank Wo/Men Collective, the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, and p1nkstar.
2 to 4 p.m. June 2. Blanton Museum, UT campus blantonmuseum.org