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From art to music, more things to do on Tuesday

Arianna Auber
Hear live music during your lunch hour at the Blanton, hosting its final Midday Music session before summer break. [Contributed by the Blanton]


"Hi, How Are You, Gonzo?" at the Contemporary Austin. Abraham Cruzvillegas' pieces will fill both floors of the Jones Center with site-specific, mixed media work in which recycled materials are transformed into abstract sculptural objects. The audience will then become active participants in the artwork, which will be enlivened through music, performances, workshops, cooking, storytelling, art making, skateboarding and more. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through July 14. 700 Congress Ave.


Midday Music Performance: Jazz Studies Performance at Blanton Museum. The final Midday Music concert series before a summer break commences kicks off with student performers from the Butler School of Music's Jazz Studies program. They will perform improvised pieces — in small combinations of two or three people at a time — accompanied by readings related to text from the Blanton's exhibition "Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton," using both the original Spanish or Portuguese as well as English translation. 12 p.m. April 30. $5-$12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Master Class with the Artist: La Boheme. Austin Opera is offering a master class presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. The workshop allows UT students to work with an internationally recognized performer. While participation is limited to selected UT students and Austin Opera chorus members, everyone is invited to attend and see a voice expert work with singers, touching on subjects of musicality, the mechanics of singing and what it is like to perform on stage. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 30. Free with RSVP. Austin Opera, 3009 Industrial Terrace.

Coming up

Garrison Brothers' Bourbon Brawl Finals. The Hill Country bourbon distillery is on a mission to find the top bartender in Texas. The final competition features one bartender from all of Texas' major cities, who will each showcase their love of the Lone Star State by incorporating Garrison Brothers' 2019 vintage small-batch bourbon into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. You'll be able to try cocktails from each of the five bartenders as well as samples of Garrison Brothers served neat. 7 p.m. May 2. $20 donation. InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 701 Congress Ave.

Movies in the Park. The Austin Parks Foundation’s family-friendly movie series drawing locals to the city's various green spaces returns with another year of movies. Next up is the animated “The Road to El Dorado,” about a pair of con men who have a map to the lost city of gold. Food trucks will be in attendance at every screening. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome, but alcoholic beverages, glass and Styrofoam are not permitted in any of the parks. 8:15 p.m. May 3. Free. Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Road.