Michael Sieben: "It Will All Happen Again." His illustrations lace the pages of alt culture magazines such as Vice and Thrasher. He was a co-founder of the now nationally recognized artist collective Okay Mountain. His skateboard company, Roger, for years has epitomized teen-driven subculture of skateboarding. And last year Austin artist Michael Sieben also penned compelling, whimsical images for a new edition of L. Frank Baum’s classic "The Wizard of Oz." Now, Sieben realizes his long-held childhood fantasy of living under a skateboard ramp in a sprawling installation in the University of Texas’ Visual Arts Center enormous Vaulted Gallery. With "It Will All Happen Again" Sieben employs all manner of material along with wall paintings, animation and drawings to create the ultimate artistic clubhouse. Opening 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through May 10. UT Visual Arts Center, Art Building, Free. www.utvac.org.
Friday and Saturday
"The Soundtrack Series." Who doesn’t like to hear a story? Especially a confessional that is more than slightly self-revealing about a pop song that — for better or worse — sparks an unforgettable life episode. Staged cabaret style in the Long Center’s intimate Rollins Studio Theater, "The Soundtrack Series" launched in an alt New York City club before making a foray last year into the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World." Disclosing their deepest pop music secrets are Jay Byrd, Chris Apollo Lynn, Holly Lorka, Carrie Clark and Julie Gillis. Hosted by the series exuberant creator, Dana Rossi. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. $17. 512-476-5664. www.thelongcenter.org.
Fred Frith. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, radically inventive improviser and genre-defying experimenter with the electric guitar, Fred Frith gives a rare solo concert in Austin, his first in more than 20 years. Hosted by Epistrophy Arts. 9 p.m. Saturday, North Door, 502 Brushy St. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.ndvenue.com.