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Best of the week: Arts picks

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin


“Double Step.” Brand new modern dance from Austin dancemakers comes together in one concert. Known for her gracefully athletic style, long-time choreographer Kathy Dunn Hamrick presents “The Big Small” while Kate Warren stages “Flipped Earth,” a frenetic exploration of natural disorder. Roxanne Gage and Mariclaire Gamble present “Pity Party,” a whimsical dance about dance injuries. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday. AustinVentures Studio Theater, Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third St. $17-$20 ($12 students and seniors)


“Young Latino Artists 18: Con/Juntos.” Artist and award-winning independent curator Michael Anthony Garcia was tapped to organize this year’s Young Latino Artist exhibit, in its 18th iteration at Mexic-Arte Museum. Garcia’s “Con/Juntos” — “With/Together” — gathers emerging artists from around Texas. To give a new twist to the show, Garcia paired the Texas artists with a selected group of their contemporaries from Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. Working either in person or via the Internet to create, the artists made collaborative works for the show. Featured artists include Raul Gonzalez, Daniel Adame, Sergio Garcia, Ricardo Paniagua, Robert Jackson Harrington, Isabella Bur, April Garcia, Nelda Ramos, Javier Vanegas, Colectivo Sector Reforma (Javier Cárdenas Tavizon, Santino Escatel, and Alejandro Fournier), and Tejidos Urbanos. Opening reception: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Sept. 8. Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave. $10.