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The Weekly Line-up: 7.22.18


The list of what’s new and what’s good for the week of July 22, 2018
Reading: Ottessa Moshfegh
One of the most compelling and intriguing literary voices today, Ottessa Moshfegh’s newest novel, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” tells the story of a young, tall, thin, blond, beautiful female New York art gallery assistant who spends 12 months in a drug-induced sleep. As one critic noted, Moshfegh has “a freaky and pure way of accessing existential alienation.”
7 p.m. July 23, Book People, 604 N. Lamar Blvd.
Bad Film Festival: “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die”
Jason Evers and Virginia Leith star in this 1962 horror film about a doctor who keeps his girlfriend’s head alive after she is decapitated in a car wreck and searches for a new body for her.
6:30 p.m. July 25, Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. Free.

“The Audience”
Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss boldly reimagines Federico Garcia Lorca’s unfinished play “El Público.” Doss’s version “The Audience” depicts the military coup in Spain in 1936 in which Lorca was captured and murdered in his hometown Granada.
8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Aug. 11, Austin Playhouse, 6001 Airport Blvd.

“Are You Doing Your Part / In Your Life?”
Icosa artist collective celebrates its new home in the Canopy complex with showcasing the work of its 11 new members: Leon Alesi, Amy Bench, Darcie Book, Rachelle Diaz, Sarah Hirneisen, Mark Johnson, Dameon Lester, Tammie Rubin, Lana Waldrep-Appl, and collaborative duo Carlos Carillo/Yevgenia Davidoff.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. July 27. Exhibit continues through Aug. 25. Icosa Collective Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road.

“Hyper School”
A group show features five artists —Denise Burge, Jessica Cannon, Michael Henderson, Jessica Simorte  and Sean Sullivan  — that share aesthetic sensibilities that crosses generational, geographical and social boundaries.
Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. July 27. Exhibit continues through Aug. 25. Big Medium Gallery, 916 Springdale Road.
Green Screen Film Series: “Song of the Sea”
The Contemporary concludes its summer Green Screen Film Series with “Song of the Sea,” a hand-drawn animated film based on the Irish legend of the Selkies.
7:30 p.m. gates open; 8:45 p.m. screening, July 27. Contemporary Austin-Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.

“60-in-Sixty 2018 Edition”
The Fusebox Festival’s outrageously popular summer showcases features 60 actors, musicians, dancers, visual artists, and personalities in 60 performances, each no long than 60 seconds. It’s wild and unpredictable.
7:30 and 10 p.m. July 27. North Door, 502 Brushy St., $15,

“Reflector: A Group Show”
Davis Gallery’s summer group show. Opening: 7 to 9 pm. July 28. Exhibit continues through Sept. 8. Davis

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