It's been a long time since Kevin Conroy has been to Austin. Forty years ago, he performed at UT in touring productions of King Lear and Mother Courage. "It was a light tour of comic plays," he laughed. Now he returns under the cowl of one of the great dark characters, for he is the Batman.
Well, OK, tbh you may very well believe the fourth one. And the other four as well. We’re just trying to make things easier for you here, is all, O busy Austinite. Always on the go, always working some spiritually enriching hustle, you might could use our friendly assistance in combating the oppressive, near Thanos-level tyranny of choice. Thus:
Twelve months ago, the buzz around the Austin arts scene was that Jeanne Claire van Ryzin was being let go from her longtime position as arts writer at the Austin American-Statesman. This month, the buzz around the arts scene is also about van Ryzin because she's started her own magazine about arts and culture, Sightlines.
To kick off the East Austin Studio Tour's first day in a big way, Erica Nix led a lycra-clad troupe in an inspired routine in Pump Project’s gallery space. Following her instructions, belted through a speaker system that drew curious passersby to peek in, the crew flitted around the gallery area.
We know you're hot to gorge on turkey this month, but there's something else you should feast on first: art. While we have no shortage of the stuff to savor in other months, November is the one when it's the most bounteous, what with the East Austin Studio Tour, Creek Show, and POP Austin. Which is why it's now officially Austin Art Month.
Oh, sit down, Sherlock, we know you’ve got the situation sussed in your annoying and abrasive sleuth-savant manner.
You, too, Miss Marple – STFU.
Scooby Gang, don’t even.
Instead, let your friendly neighborhood Detective-Sergeant Brenner of The Austin Chronicle’s 709th Precinct have a chance to help, here: