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Critic’s picks for weekend arts: Sept. 18-20

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Shawn Smith, “Thompson’s Gazelle,” 2015. From the exhibit “Shawn Smith: Prey, Predator and Pixels” at Grayduck Gallery

Friday

“Line Upon Line Percussion: Soft.” Austin’s award-winning percussion ensemble tries out the quieter side of percussion music alongside the choreography of Rosalyn Nasky and Lisa del Rosario. New pieces by Joel Love and Austin’s new music phenom Travis Weller along with music by John Cage and Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams. 8 p.m. Friday. Big Medium Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road. $12-$30. lineuponlinepercussion.org.

“Shawn Smith: Prey, Predator and Pixels.” Austin artist Shawn Smith explores high tech by going low tech, fashioning detailed sculptures of animals from hundreds of pixel-like, hand-cut, hand-dyed strips of wood. Opening: 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Oct. 18. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. Free. grayduckgallery.com.

Friday and Saturday

André Watts and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Pianist André Watts joins Peter Bay and the orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the program is “This Noble Company” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 711 W. Riverside Drive. $12-$75. 512-476-6064, austinsymphony.org.

Friday-Sunday

“Edge of Grace.” Aerial dance company Blue Lapis Light celebrates the opening of its new studio with a performance mounted on 48-foot-by-25-foot construction scaffolding. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Sept. 24-27. 10331 Old Manchaca Road. $18-$48. 512-474-5664, bluelapislight.org