And Still More Dancing About Architecture
Off the Desk
Mexic-Arte Museum's "Noche de Oaxaca, a Magical Evening of Art, Music, Dance, and Food," originally set for last Friday, May 15, had to be postponed when the museum's air conditioning got in the spirit of the event and went south. Mexic-Arte has re-scheduled the event, however, and it promises to be an even more exciting affair than before. In addition to the delectable Oaxacan foods, marimba music by Alberto Rangel, and traditional dances by the Ballet Folklórico promised previously, the "Noche de Oaxaca" will have as its guest of honor Rodolfo Morales, the artist whose work is currently featured in the museum's exhibition, "Art of Oaxaca: Rodolfo Morales - Juegos y Evocaciones." (And should you need an explanation of why that's exciting, read the review of the exhibition one column over.) As if that weren't enough, a special gallery talk will be given by Nancy Mayagoitia, director of the Art of Oaxaca Gallery in the state of Oaxaca. The new date for the event is Friday, May 29. It still begins at 7:30pm, it's still at Mexic-Arte, 419 Congress, and tickets are still $25 ($15 for museum members). For more information, call 480-9373. Tapestry Dance Company hosts the Eighth Annual Austin Tap Jam Saturday, May 23, at Lakeline Mall. The jam features company director Acia Gray, dancers from Tapestry, Irish step dancers from Ballet Eireann, the Tapestry junior troupe Visions in Rhythm, and guest artists, such as local tap sensation "Smokey" Rhoades. The jam happens twice, at 1:30 & 3pm. Call 4-RHYTHM for more info. Austin Access Arts (AAA) is sponsoring another of its popular Audio Described Performances for a production this weekend. AAA-trained volunteers will be broadcasting descriptions of the stage setting and action to patrons wearing headsets at the evening performance of the Douglas Carter Beane comedy As Bees in Honey Drown on Saturday, May 23, 8pm, at the State Theatre. For more info, call 454-9912.
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