Arts picks, May 2-8
Saturday and Sunday
West Austin Studio Tour. More the 100 artists participate in this open-studio tour, the west side companion to the long-standing East Austin Studio Tour. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Various locations west of IH-35, east of Mopac, south of Hwy. 183 and north of Ben White Boulevard. Free. Map and details: www.westaustinstudiotour.org.
“Purified by Flamenco.” Austin has a new flamenco guitar ensemble. Pureza Flamenco Guitar —Isaí Chacón, guitar and vocals; Pepe Gaytán, percussion; Luis Manuel Ramos, guitar; and Jose Manuel Tejeda, guitar — perform their debut show, “Purificied by Flamenco.” The ensemble will play new original compositions and fresh takes on flamenco classics. Guest dancer is Olivia Chacón. 8 p.m. Saturday, Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. $10 (at the door only). 524-2772. www.esquinatango.com.
“Priscilla Queen of the Desert.” The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning film comes to Austin for the first time. Three offbeat gay friends pile into a battered yet distinctly old pink bus — dubbed “Priscilla” — and head out over the Australian outback to find love and success. Their unlikely journey through the unusual landscape delivers more adventure and happy endings than they could have hoped for. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Opens 8 p.m. Wednesday. Shows continue through May 12. Bass Concert Hall, University of Texas campus, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. $-$477-6060, www.texasperformingarts.org