Florinda Bryant in her solo show, "Black Do Crack" at the Ground Floor Theater.

 

A very short and selected list of what’s good and what’s new the week of June 16, 2019.

“Black Do Crack”
Florinda Bryant reprises her critically acclaimed solo show, a personal and poetic exploration of the curse and the blessing of being a strong Black woman. What happens when the bough breaks? Bryant plays with language, song and movement, in the intense one-hour performance.
June 20-30, Ground Floor Theatre, groundfloortheatre.org/black

Reading: Dominic Smith “The Electric Hotel”
The author of the intriguing and noted novel “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos” now offers a luminous tale of the early days of silent film told through the eyes of a long-retired moviemaker.
7 p.m. June 17, BookPeople, bookpeople.com/event/dominic-smith-electric-hotel

“Young Latinx Artists 24: BUEN VIVIR/VIVIR BIEN”
This year’s iteration of Mexic-Arte’s annual showcase of emerging talent features artists from the United States, Guatemala and Brazil who tackle issues such as climate change, the legacies of colonization, immigration, and racism.
Opening: 6 to 9 p.m. June 21 Continues through Aug. 25. Mexic-Arte Museum, mexic-artemuseum.org


“Before Stonewall”
AGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) presents a newly restored version of the widely-acclaimed 1984 documentary, narrated by author Rita Mae Brown, about the LGBTQ community before the Stonewall uprising of 1969.
7:30 p.m. June 19, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Blvd. drafthouse.com/show/agliff-before-stonewall

“All Shades Considered: It’s Cooler in the Shade”
A panel discussion in conjunction with the group exhibition featuring 17 artists who identify as queer people of color. Contributing artists taking up the discussion are Anthony Flores, House of Kenzo, Michael Anthony Garcia and p1nkstar.
7 to 9 p.m. June 19, Austin Central Library Gallery, event info 

“The Divine Narcissus”
Elizabeth Doss’s latest play is a bold new adaptation of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s, “El Narciso Divino” — an allegorical play involving Aztecs and Spanish colonists written by the 17th-century Mexican poet, nun and early feminist.
June 20-30, Rogge Ranch House, paperchairs.com/upcoming-events/

“Slow Roll”
A free performance by composer, cellist and environmental scientist Henna Chou. whose experimental music is augmented with elements of lighting design and visual creations organically integrated. Chou’s piece takes inspiration from the biological concept of mycorrhiza, the symbiotic relationship between a fungus and plant’s roots.
7 p.m. June 22. Dougherty Arts Center, salvagevanguard.org

“Lady MacBeth and Her Pal Megan”
When a comedian is informed that she can’t play Lady Macbeth, she sets out to prove everyone wrong, only to discover that not only must she reevaluate her preconceptions of Lady Macbeth, she must reconsider herself as both a woman and as a standup comedian. Shrewd Productions presents the regional premiere of this comedy by playwright and stand-up comedian, Megan Gogerty.
June 21-July 6, Santa Cruz Theater, shrewdproductions.com

More listings at nowplayingaustin.com and artaustin.org

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