The list of what’s good and what’s new for the week of June 24, 2018.
Book signing: Jamie Bernstein, author of “Famous Father Girl”
Leonard Bernstein’s oldest daughter offers a rare look at her father in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir.
7 p.m. June 27, BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com/event/
“Immigration and Labor: Stories from the Texas Workforce”
Texas Folklife Resources and Works Defense Project premiere their new radio series audio documentaries about labor, immigration, and workers. The live listening party also features a talk by Dr. Suzanne Seriff of the University of Texas at Austin on her work in folklore.
8 p.m. June 28. Free with RSVP. Workers Defense Project, 5604 Manor Road,texasfolklife.org/event/ssi2018party
Meet Her Hands: Alie Jackson
award-winning designer and animator, Alie Jackson has over 8 years design experience working with big brands, blockbuster movies, music festivals, non-profits, and small businesses. more about Alie here: http://aliejackson.com/
6:30 p.m., artist talk at 7:30 p.m. June 28. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St. Free with RSVP, bossbabes.org
Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers”
Led by Peter Bay, more than 300 performers will participate in Bernstein’s theatrical music piece involving an orchestra, vocal soloists, a choir, a boy’s choir and dancers.
8 p.m. June 29 and 30, Long Center, thelongcenter.org/event/bernstein-mass/
FINAL WEEKEND: John Wilkes Booth’s “Richard III”
A promptbook for Shakespeare’s “Richard III” that belonged to John Wilkes Booth — the actor and presidential assassin — hints at how one of the most popular actors of his time performed his most popular role, a tyrannical leader. Austin’s Hidden Room Theatre performs Booth’s version in the historic Scottish Rite Theatre.
8 pm June 29 and 30. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. $15-$25 hiddenroomtheatre.com/
“Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance”
Philip Glass provides the score for Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 film “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance” is very much an experimental film of its time — a visual collage poem of slow motion and time-lapse footage of cities and natural landscapes. Taking its title from a Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” and with its meditative score by Philip Glass, the film is nevertheless oddly prescient, its images of the collision of the natural and the artificial world still resonant, and beautiful, today.
10 p.m. June 29 and 30, 7 p.m. July 1. Austin Film Society, austinfilm.org/screening/koyaanisqatsi/