Austin360 arts list, Nov. 16-22
Theater & dance
"Doubt: A Parable." The City Theatre takes on John Patrick Shanley’s critically acclaimed stage play, set against the backdrop of 1960s America. During this turbulent time of political and social change, a progressive young priest’s conduct at a Bronx Catholic school comes under question by one of the sisters, whose beliefs are deeply rooted in a stern and unquestionable tradition. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. $10-$25. Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity St. citytheatreaustin.org.
"The Lion in Winter." In James Goldman's classic, produced by the Wimberley Players, it's Christmas 1183, and the question on everybody's mind is who will succeed King Henry II. Henry wants his youngest son John to take the throne, but his imprisoned wife, Eleanor, wants their oldest son, Richard. And that's just for starters. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 2. $18-$22. 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley. 512-847-0575, wimberleyplayers.org.
"Men on Boats." Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. "Men on Boats," St. Edward's University's next theater production, is the true-ish story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 2 p.m. Nov. 18. $10-$25. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 512-448-8484, stedwards.edu/mary-moody-northen-theatre.
"Otello: A Festive Staged Concert Event." Based on Shakespeare’s iconic characters, Verdi’s "Otello" is a rarely performed masterpiece of personal and political jealousy that will leave Austin audiences breathless. The victorious naval warrior Otello will be performed by rising star tenor Issachah Savage, who captivated Austin Opera audiences as Radamès in "Aida" in 2015. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $39. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
"Sorry, Wrong Chimney." Way Off Broadway Community Players takes on this zany holiday comedy, about David Tuttle, a struggling executive who is moonlighting as a department store Santa so he can buy his bride of six months a fur for Christmas — but she starts to wonder who the other woman is that he's clearly spending time with. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 24. $10-$20. 11880 Hero Way West, Building 4, Leander. wobcp.org.
Radha Agrawal. 7 p.m. Friday. The author speaks and signs "Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Bella LaVey. 2 p.m. Saturday. The memoirist speaks and signs "Fetish Girl: A Memoir of Sex, Domination, and Motherhood." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Kayla Olson. 6 p.m. Saturday. The sci-fi thriller writer speaks and signs "This Splintered Silence." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Sara Bawany. 7 p.m. Saturday. The writer speaks and signs "(W)holehearted: A collection of poetry and prose." Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Steve Wilson. 4 p.m. Sunday. The Texas State University professor and poet speaks and signs "Lose to Find." Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Jack W. London. 6 p.m. Sunday. The local author speaks and signs "French Letters: Children of a Good War." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Lori Duran. 6 p.m. Sunday. The local author speaks and signs "Austin’s Travis Heights Neighborhood." BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Ginger Johnson, Rebecca Caprara, Sean Easley and Samantha M. Clark. 6:30 p.m. Monday. The authors speak and signs "The Splintered Light," "The Magic of Melwick Orchard," "The Hotel Between" and "The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast," respectively. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art for the People. The multi-artist exhibit "Let's Take a Walk" and solo show "The Pink Parachute Project" run concurrently with each other. In the former, almost 50 Austin artists explore all the places we can go, while Austin-based photographer Teodora Pogonat presents an uplifting women's empowerment series with the latter. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Jan. 26. 1711 S. First St. artforthepeoplegallery.com.
Ao5. "Monster Makeover." New York artist Serene Bacigalupi will be exhibiting her whimsical "Monster Makeover" paintings in Austin for the first time. In this endearing and ongoing series, vintage paintings are given new life with original characters added by Bacigalupi into the landscape with ink and paint pen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. C. 110-B. 512-481-1111, a05gallery.com.
Big Medium. "War Tuba Recital." Tito's Prize exhibition winner Steve Parker examines the history of conflict through sound. Combining military artifacts with the sonic philosophies of John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Cornelius Cardew, Parker transforms items into tools for awareness, discovery and renewal. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 916 Springdale Road. bigmedium.org.
Blanton Museum of Art. “Framing Eugène Atget: Photography and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris.” This photographic archive of Atget’s work, which comprises nearly four decades of photographs of the city and people of Paris, portrays and enigmatic portrait of an evolving metropolis at the dawn of the twentieth century. Through Dec. 2. "Wangechi Mutu: The End of eating Everything." Mutu’s animated video features the singer Santigold as a post-apocalyptic being hovering in a darkened sky, a monstrous creature that suggests the destructive — and ultimately self-imposed — nature of our drive to consume. "The End" is show in conjunction with the exhibition "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design." Through Nov. 25. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5-$9. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.
Bob Bullock Museum. “Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic.” This new exhibit tells the story of a thriving Comanche cultured rooted in the past but evolving toward the future. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic’s paintings highlight the strength, beauty and grace of the Comanche past and present. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 2. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Camiba Art Gallery. "Winston Lee Mascarenhas: Translations." Camiba Art's final show of the year showcases recent work by Mascarenhas, who delivers moody and textural three-dimensional abstract paintings that are process-driven, carefully crafted, and constructed of layer upon layer of materials. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.
The Contemporary Austin. “Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life” and “Jessica Stockholder: Relational Aesthetics.” Bhabha showcases key moments in her artistic practice from the past decade, with examples in sculpture, photography and collage, drawing and printmaking. Stockholder uses everyday objects as building materials, bringing painting into three-dimensional space. Through Jan. 13 and March 3, respectively. Plus new works in the sculpture park at Laguna Gloria. Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (gallery); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (grounds). $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Davis Gallery. "Earth, Land, Property." Davis Gallery's multi-artist exhibit, featuring work by Nicholas Baxter, Julie Davis, David Leonard, Garrett Middaugh and Jason Webb, examines the human perspective of land: our place among nature and how we've chosen to use the places we live in. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.
Gallery Shoal Creek. "My heaven and hell are the same." The rugged terrain of Iceland was the inspiration for Shawn Camp's exhibition. Camp recently returned from an artist residency at the creative center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, an experience that took him in a new direction with a series of works on paper. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-454-6667, galleryshoalcreek.com.
Georgetown Art Center. "2018 Small Works." Art doesn't have to be large to be significant. Explore pieces from dozens of different artists that are all 12x12x12 or smaller in size. The items are more accessible in price and embody the idea that artistic expressions sometimes come in small packages. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 6. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.
Grayduck Gallery. "Landfall." Suchitra Mattai's exhibition of installations, mixed-media drawings and paintings, collages and video explores land as a catalyst for the exploration of identity. Our natural environments shape personal narratives, ancestral histories and constructions of “home.” 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334, grayduckgallery.com.
ICOSA Collective. "Chiaroscuro: probing mystery, seeking clarity." The multi-artist exhibit is the first opportunity for this year's ICOSA collective of artists to show together at the gallery. It's a show of miscellanies: bits and pieces of new work or recent work, a quick glance at what is brewing, a preview of what's to come from artists such as Leon Alesi, Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Dameon Lester. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 18. 916 Springdale Road. icosacollective.com.
LBJ Presidential Library. “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports” examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the U.S. and features rare artifacts, video, audio and interactive displays. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 13. $3-$10. 2313 Red River St. lbjlibrary.org.
Link & Pin Gallery. "East at Este." Link & Pin is hosting five outstanding local artists and one collective, the Notches, this year in the 2018 East Austin Studio Tour. The gallery has extended hours during EAST. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2235 E. Sixth St. linkpinart.com.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. Erin Shirreff. The New York artist's first presentation at Lora Reynolds features work that blurs the boundaries between sculpture and photography, investigating the gray area between these usually neatly defined categories and whether experiencing art firsthand is more powerful and compelling than looking at a photograph of that artwork. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Jan. 12. 360 Nueces St. Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
Mexic-Arte Museum. “Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos.” This exhibition showcases the museum’s 35-year quest to share and expand the public’s knowledge about Day of the Dead, in an annual tradition that has become a celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American life and culture. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org.
North Hills Gallery. "Wildlife." Austin Pastel Society's annual membership show, featuring artists in the group, will focus on works showcasing animals, landscapes and other aspects of the natural world. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 3. 7050 Village Center Drive. 512-345-4546, nwhillsumc.org.
The People’s Gallery. The 14th annual People’s Gallery in City Hall features a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media by more than 100 artists across Central Texas. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Jan. 1. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Free. 512-974-7700, austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.
The Ransom Center. “Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance” looks at the American artist’s process of book design and production via photographs, drawings and prints alongside archival production materials, preliminary sketches and notebooks. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 6. Free. 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. "Duet: Brad Ellis & Michael Kessler." The two talented artists both create abstract compositions utilizing strong lines, texture and pattern. Despite their similar approach, the outcomes are wildly different and equally dynamic and beautiful. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Nov. 30. 1009 W. Sixth St. russell-collection.com.
Stephen L. Clark Gallery. "Twenty-Fifth Anniversary." The gallery celebrates 25 years as a leading force in Austin's art scene with works from Kate Breakey, Bill Wittliff, Lance Letscher and many more artists. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment through Dec. 1. 1101 W. Sixth St. 512-477-0828, stephenlclarkgallery.com.
Wally Workman Gallery. "Nothing Out There But Texas." Gordon Fowler has long been respected for his impressionist landscapes of Texas and Mexico and has created a selection of plein air watercolors representing the Hill Country surrounding Austin. Through Nov. 17. Nola Parker. The painter's first show at Wally Workman showcases where she feels most at home: the outdoors. Her current paintings explore the junction between civilization and wilderness and the interplay of man-made structures with their enduring natural environments. Through Nov. 24. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Yard Dog Art Gallery. "Trusted Beasts." Yard Dog showcases the latest paintings and prints by artist and musician Jon Langford, whose work has been shown at the gallery since 1996. Expect skeletons, cowboys, mermaids and faded country singers to mingle in a vivid past, present and future, rendered in Langford's distinctive style. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 1510 S. Congress Ave. yarddog.com.
Ottmar Liebert. Grammy Award nominee and instrumental artist Ottmar Liebert, along with bassist Jon Gagan, comes to Austin to play songs fans have come to know and love, as well to celebrate their group Luna Negra's latest release, "The Complete Santa Fe Sessions." 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. $25-$98. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org/event/ottmar-liebert/.
Balcones Community Orchestra Concert. The all-volunteer group presents a one-hour performance featuring cellist Ying Zhang, who play Haydn's "Cello Concerto in C Major," conducted by Robert Radmer. The orchestra will also perform works from Handel and Mozart. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free; donation suggested. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 2111 Alexander Ave. bcorchestra.net.
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Theater & dance
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Tennessee Williams' personal favorite play kicks off Austin Shakespeare's season. The steamy masterpiece is about an ex-football player, “Brick,” now alcoholic, who struggles with his strong-willed wife and father as the family dangles between the dangers of wealth and poverty. Opens Nov. 16. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 2. $18-$45. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
"Great Expectations." The stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel of the same name, produced by Different Stages, centers around the adventures of Pip, the orphaned blacksmith's apprentice who is fashioned to become a gentleman with "great expectations," and the many fascinating people who shape his life. Opens Nov. 16. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 8. $15-$30. 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org/31_greatexpectations.
"Rule of Three." Local dance company Dance Waterloo performs a site-specific dance, an all-female artistic collaboration that will include dance and live Scandinavian folk music, that is inspired by the recurring theme of three within the company: three choreographers and three artistic disciplines, to name a couple. 5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Pay-what-you-can. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd.
"Five Skin Ten Skin." Austin artist Ian Ingram makes enormous self-portraits with charcoal and oil paint, focusing in this collection, his first sculptural work, on the quicksilver wiggle of a consciousness that refuses to be pinned down, defined or contain, while also trying to answer, "Who or what am I?" 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Jan. 5 with additional hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18, for the East Austin Studio Tour. 979 Springdale Road, Suite 99. 512-479-9941, dimensiongallery.org.
"Everything You Ever." In Tammie Rubin's solo show at Women and Their Work, the wispy tendrils of native Texas ball moss serves as a signifier of gathering chaos, conclave connections, concentrated confusion, a labyrinth of values, and growing will. The sculptures feature twine and rope, steel wool and cotton, and wire, as well as porcelain slip. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 10. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org.