Japanese guitar tsunami meets Georgian riot grrrls.
Red 7, 611 E. Seventh
Electro-acoustic free improvisation from the trio of Tim Hodgkinson (lap steel guitar, electronics, clarinets), Thomas Lehn (analog synthesizer), and Roger Turner (percussion).
The world-renowned magician, author, historian, and actor Ricky Jay is profiled in this documentary.
7:25PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth
Co-Lab, 613 Allen, 512/300-8217
This kaleidoscopic exhibition at UT's glorious Visual Arts Center showcases the work of performance artist and music innovator Anderson, offering a physical and visual manifestation of her intensely rhythmic multimedia performance. Even though the concert itself was, sadly, cancelled. Through Dec. 7.
Visual Arts Center, 23rd and Trinity
It ain't Yggdrasil, but we reckon that the white tree in the middle of Lady Bird Lake is going to evoke all manner of mythic response, as Women & Their Work present an iconic vision acknowledging the power of water and memorializing the loss of the 300 million trees that died in the Texas drought of 2011. The results of a vast collaborative effort by Beili Liu, Emily Little, Norma Yancey, Cassie Bergstrom, and many others, the installation also features 14,000 prayer flags that loop for 2.5 miles between the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge and the First Street Bridge. On display: Through Dec. 20.
Lady Bird Lake between First Street and the pedestrian bridge
If you know Alesi's work already, you'll scope this new array of work up-close and personal as soon as you can. If you don't yet know the artist's work, be warned: You'll have a difficult time deciding if you're more impressed by the photorealist precision or the unerring design sense of these colorful wonders rendered in oil on panel. Never mind our raving, though: Such painterly brilliance recommends itself. Through Oct. 26.
Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth, 512/472-7428
This month the glorious dorks talk about tearing down the walls separating technology and art. Four experts discuss their unique attempts to create A/V art. 7:30pm. Free.
The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002
Haunted Houses in town (and possibly in the world) don't get any bigger or badder than this. House of Torment gives you the option of three houses of horror. There should be enough zombies, pirates, reapers, clones, and tortured souls to keep the adrenaline pumping and the vocal chords screaming. Through Nov. 2, 7:30-11pm (longer on the weekend). $25-35.
Highland Mall, 6001 Airport, 512/407-9449
Celebrate 50 years of the quality and tradition behind the best hams from Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma at a special dinner and evening of entertainment presented by Bread & Circus Supper Club. Enjoy a ham-tastic menu paired with free-flowing Lambrusco and craft cocktails. Reserve online. 6:30-9:30pm. $80 ($100 with wine pairings).
The Palm Door, 401 Sabine, 512/391-1994
Search Team ProHomo on Facebook for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm. Free.
Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100