Witness here an array of life-sized and larger works recently created by Meena Matocha, the artist having wielded charcoal, ashes, soil, acrylics, and wax to create paintings that "combine abstraction and figuration, exploring the space between grief and joy, the place where heaven and earth converge."
This sixth location, right there where the big silver birds take to the sky, features coffee drinks made with beans sourced from South America and roasted daily in Dripping Springs. But, also: coffee cocktails. Of which our favorite is the Delayed Delight, made with Grand Marnier, honey, sweet condensed milk, and espresso. And of course there's the usual yum Austin Java pastries and breakfast bowls and lunch and dinner options and, yeah, the whole expansive, Lilianne Steckel-designed Landing joint is a welcome addition to the local-proud airport offerings. Note: Friday's opening party features swag giveaways, 99-cent breakfast bowls (until 10am), and free drip coffee all day with any purchase.
In her first solo show at Canopy's anchoring gallery, Rehab El Sadek conceptualizes a meditative journey through personal past and the ancient world, drawing inspiration from classic architecture, modern architectural theory, world literature, and historical texts. And the Chronicle's Robert Fairesreviews the show right here.
Thursdays, 7pm, Fri., April 12, 8pm, Sat., April 20, 8pm, Fri., April 26, 8pm, Sat., May 4, 8pm, Fri., May 10, 8pm, Fri., May 24, 8pm, Fri., June 7, 8pm, Fri., June 21, 8pm, Fri., July 5, 8pm and Fri., July 19, 8pm
Lauren Gunderson's excellent comedy features William Shakespeare's friends and fellow actors in The King's Men company doing whatever it takes to make sure that true versions of the Bard's plays survive – by compiling the First Folio, thwarting all the tailcoat-riding bastardized versions, faithfully recapturing the words that shaped their lives. Directed by Lara Toner Haddock for Austin Playhouse. And, prithee, what did our reviewer think of the show?
Through June 30. Thu.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 5pm. $36-42 (student discounts available).
Doula Training International hosts a conference about all things birthing. Expect 200 birth workers, holistic health professionals, and leaders in the field for three days of resource sharing, skill building, and professional development.
Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is currently accepting applications for a visiting justice of the peace to hear class C misdemeanor cases and more. Those selected – a legal background is required – will be part of a roster available to serve when a sitting Travis County judge is away.
Founding members of the Austin-based Black Mountain Project – Adrian Aguilera, Betelhem Makonnen, and Tammie Rubin – debut a new body of work in sculpture, photography, text, and video. Also on display at the Carver: "Re-Membering Is the Responsibility of the Living," an installation by Taja Lindley.
What does Dana Robinson use to create her monoprints? Images that circulated in printed advertisements, images from which she's removed traces of exploitative white-dominated capitalist visual language to allow the individuals pictured to regain their agency in the world. Images from vintage Ebony magazine ads, in this show.