Friday and Saturday
"Hands Up, Hoodies Down." Performance poet Zell Miller III stages a new hip-hop theater and dance piece that riffs on recent national news events and features performers T-Fly, Kann, Da’Shade Moonbeam, Chelsea Manasseri, Sadé Jones and the Ashé Arts Collective. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. $10-$30. 512-478-5282. www.vortexrep.org
"Jimmy’s Equinox: Vernal Journeys and Other Wanderings." Albert James Bonar Jr. (1947-2013) was better known by his artistic moniker Jimmy Jalapeeno. After studying at the University of Texas — where he worked with legendary documentary photographer Russell Lee — Jimmy worked a day job for nearly 30 years as a photographer for the Texas Historical Commission, while maintaining a prolific practice as a painter and artistic photographer. Jalapeeno and his camera were ubiquitous around Austin for years. Flatbed Press honors him with an exhibit of his paintings and photographs. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 20. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays- Fridays. Noon. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. Flatbed Press and Gallery. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Free. 512-477-9328, www.flatbedpress.com.