- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
Camiba Art’s “Glimmers of Time.” Camiba Art is the site of the new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuelan-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales. She has continued her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them with vibrantly colored rods. Set in groups along the walls, the painted rods have glimmering lines, some solid, some gradients, and others speckled with contrasting colors. As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears, like memories. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through March 10. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.
Umlauf Insights: “Flight & Fall.” The first of Umlauf’s Insights series of this year will feature a talk from Louis Waldman, an associate professor of Italian renaissance and Baroque art history at the University of Texas. He’ll discuss the considerable artistic achievements of the period’s most influential artist, Michelangelo. In conjunction with Umlauf’s current show, “Flight & Fall,” this talk will also place sculptor Charles Umlauf’s work in a broader classical context. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21. Free. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org/insights.
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” TexArts closes its season with this Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical that features 40 of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock” and more. It’s a dazzling song-and-dance celebration that will keep you humming all night long. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 4. $40. Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman’s Spur. tex-arts.org.
Emmer & Rye Chef Collaboration Dinner Series. The Rainey Street restaurant is teaming up with top chefs from around the country starting with this inaugural dinner on Feb. 22 with Trevor Moran, former chef of the Catbird Seat in Nashville. Each of the guest chefs will take on one-third of the menu in Emmer & Rye’s usual a la carte and dim sum service, and chances are, each dinner will be vastly different because the chefs each have their own take on cooking. There are no pre-sale tickets, but reservations are encouraged. 5 p.m. Feb. 22. 51 Rainey St. emmerandrye.com.
Ron Campbell’s Cartoon Art Show. The Second Street District is hosting legendary artist Campbell, one of the famed animators behind the classic animated film “Yellow Submarine,” based on the Beatles song. This year will mark the movie’s 50th anniversary. His vast collection of work will make a rare visit to downtown Austin for one weekend only. He will be painting live on site, signing autographs and talking cartoons with fans. 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23, noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 25. Free. 213 West Second St. beatlescartoonartshow.com.