Like, Maybe Get Your Ass Out of the House This Weekend?
Because this is the live *everything* capital of the world, after all
By Wayne Alan Brenner,
11:28AM, Fri. Jun. 22, 2012
So much going on, right?
So much going on that even whoever's King Herpaderp For A Day knows you can find sweet diversions AFK and beyond your usual walls ...
Hell, even I know that, and I turned 50 yesterday.
So while you're busy STAYING OFF MY GODDAM LAWN,
maybe check into a few of these Austin-tatious things:
Miguel Aragon: Closing Reception at Mexic-Arte
You think portraits of people killed in the *fnord* Drug War might be a bit too newsroomy, a bit morgue-boring, for all their potential grisliness? Then you haven't seen what this Aragon (also recently featured at Tiny Park) does with such images – vastly embiggened & rendered partially with ink and partially with the results of precise drilling. Catch this stunning show here while you can: Tonight (Friday) is the closing reception.
Big Range Austin Dance Festival
Yes, Ellen Bartel, who's the head honcho of Spank Dance Company, who wrangles this annual showcase of dancers and movement artists from all over, could singlehandedly (or singlefootedly, as the case may be) entertain & edify your kinesis-craving cortex. But here she's got help in that arena – literally, the arena of Salvage Vanguard Theater – from so many superlative talents. Among them, Rosalyn Nasky – as profiled by Jonelle Seitz in the current print edition of your Austin Chronicle. The BRADF runs different programs over the next two weekends & we highly recommend it.
Food Porn: Closing Reception at SVT
Right in the midst of the abovenoted BRADF, Kaci Beeler's exhibition of Food Porn paintings – including the "Sweet Betrayal" quartet painted directly onto the Salvage Vanguard lobby's east wall – comes to a close. The individual paintings return to their creator (or to the collections of those who loaned them back to her) & that gorgeous on-the-wall tetraptych will be painted over – so here's your last chance for a photo-op with the thing, before it's gone forever. BONUS: Come early for the Food Porn closing on Saturday, stay for the Big Range dance shows in the SVT main theatre.
One-Man Lord of the Rings Trilogy at the Long Center
Charles Ross (whose One-Man Star Wars Trilogy already has every geek in the world going "Squeee!") returns to the Long Center with his spectacular rendition of J. R. R. Tolkien's masterpiece. Ross performs all the roles, all the battles, all the sound effects, all the everything of Middle Earth himself – with the dervish swiftness and power of a balrog crossed with some Elvish version of a SWAT team. Elen sila lumenn omentielvo, amirite?
Speak reservations and enter!