The friends and colleagues of Austin theatre artist T.J. Gaudette will plant a
tree in his memory on the grounds of Planet Theatre next Thursday, October 31.
The day is the first anniversary of the death of Gaudette, a member of the
Austin Circle of Theatres and the VORTEX Repertory Company who is perhaps best
remembered for the scenic designs he created for the VORTEX productions
, Wisdom of the Crone
, and Free Will and Wanton
. The planting will take place at 6pm. Planet Theatre is at 2307 Manor
Rd. For more info, call 478-LAVA.
Get to the Austin Music Hall pronto
! Capitol City Casa de Juego
the big concert fundraiser for Capitol City Playhouse, is happening there
tonight, Thursday, October 24, at 7:30pm. Ruben Ramos & the Texas
Revolution, Joe "King" Carrasco, Los Pinkys, Los Jazz Vatos, and the Matt
Powell Band will play to benefit the theatre, which must vacate its longtime
home this December. Tickets are $7. Call 472-2966 for info. ProArts Collective is putting its best big foot forward with a distinctive
benefit: the "Big Foot" Shoe Sale, featuring regular shoes for women and men,
plus specialty and "celebrity" shoes for sale. All proceeds benefit ProArts, an
African-American arts organization. Get your shoes this Saturday, October 26,
11am-6pm, at Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th St. For info, call 474-4494, box 2.
Off the Desk
Lyons Matrix Gallery invites you to The Bob and Bert Show, a happy hour event
with artists Bob Wade and Bert Long, whose artwork is on display in the
gallery's current exhibition, Native Texans, showing through November 9. The
"show," which includes liquids and music, takes place this Thursday, October
24, 5-7pm, at Lyons Matrix, 1712 Lavaca. For info, call 479-0068.
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center continues its look back in wonder
at the last 40 years of British theatre, Shouting in the Evening. Along with a
major exhibition of artifacts in the Leeds Gallery (fourth floor, Flawn
Academic Center), the HRHRC has been sponsoring a series of free programs on
the period's major playwrights. It concludes next Wednesday, October 30, with
the lecture Playwright as Screenwriter, focusing on David Hare, Harold Pinter,
and Tom Stoppard. David Cohen, head of Playwriting in the UT Department of
Theatre & Dance and critic for The Texas Triangle, gives the talk. It
begins at 7pm, in the Leeds Gallery. For info, call 471-8944.
The Austin Visual Arts Association has just given its newsletter, AVANTI, a
new, successful re-design. Write PO Box 13313, Austin, TX 78711-3313 for a copy
of the most recent issue. You might also send a resumé and throw your
hat into the ring as a potential board member or part-time paid director of the
organization. Call 454-3077 for info.
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