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'Imagining Mexico: Expressions in Popular Culture,' Miró Quartet, 'More,' '60 Second Southern Video Festival,' 'The Star'

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Friday

'Imagining Mexico: Expressions in Popular Culture.' The Mexican flag, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and the Mexican Revolution - all regular symbols found in Mexican and popular art. Pulled from public and private collections, a new exhibit assembles an array of art that celebrates Mexico. Reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through April 18. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave. $10. www.mexic-artemuseum.org.

Miró Quartet. UT's string quartet in residence celebrates this year's Samuel Barber centenary by playing the entire String Quartet, Op. 11 from which Barber's greatest hit comes - the mesmirizing and oft-played Adagio. Also on the program are Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Octet and Schubert's String Quartet in G. 7:30 p.m. Bates Hall, Music Building, UT campus. $10-$20. www.music.utexas.edu

Friday and Saturday

Headlong Dance Theater's 'More.' Philadelphia-based Headlong Dancer Theater brings its 80-minute fiendishly intense dancework that imagines human movement after our bodies have gone away. In a constantly morphing landscape, an all-American house is built, dismantled and built up again while Doris Day songs play. 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday. Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. $14-$18. www.danceumbrella.or g.

Saturday

'60 Second Southern Video Festival.' From the Nashville-based artist collective Fugitive Project comes a collection of one-minute art videos by artists from around the globe. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday with the 90-minute screening starting at 8 p.m. Co-Lab New Media Project Space, 613 Allen St. Free. www.colabspace. org

Saturday and Wednesday

'The Star.' Austin Lyric Opera goes boldly beyond the usual opera chestnuts and presents a colorful, surreal production of Emmanuel Chabrier's comic operatta 'The Star,' originally from New York City Opera. The frothy French musical confection about a crazy king is filled with witty satire and ribald humor. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 3. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr.$29-$133. 472-5992. www.austinlyricopera. org.

- Jeanne Claire van Ryzin