The Off Center
This Eastside warehouse was converted into a performance venue in 1998 and since 1999 has been managed by nationally acclaimed theatre collective Rude Mechanicals, which has built it into a multi-arts space dedicated to confounding the boundaries that separate artistic genres and a community center for artists of all disciplines. The 99-seat black-box mainstage is where the ensemble-based company develops all its brave new works for the stage (The Method Gun, Stop Hitting Yourself, Lipstick Traces, et al.), but the Rudes have formed alliances with many other artists locally, nationally, and internationally, and make the Off Center available for their work as well. It’s a prime spot to catch thought-provoking and envelope-pushing new work.
This ambitious installation project from the Austin Museum of Digital Art incorporates motion work from more than 50 visual artists, featuring looped videos projection-mapped onto a massive floor-to-ceiling suspended sculpture, thereby creating an activated environment for musical performances by Austin-based composers Justin Sherburn, Matt Steinke, Kyle Evans, and Zac Traeger. Gonna be exceedingly strange and beautiful, we reckon, both the visuals and the audio. Is it legal for us to recommend that you indulge in some substance or other beforehand, then check this out for a couple of hours and be like, "Whoa, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck," and cherish the memory forever? Because that's what we're thinking. Fri., Aug. 26 - Sat., Aug. 27Aug. 26-27. Fri.-Sat., 8pm. $15.
It may just be days after the Pride glitter has fallen, but the time has come to recruit and appoint some pretty new thangs for QueerBomb 2017! Share the invite, get excited, help it live, help it grow! All are welcome! Thu., Sept. 1, 7-9pm.