Texas Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its 2024 National Tour. The legendary dance company returns to Austin after more than a decade for two special and unique performances including new works and Ailey’s iconic ballet Revelations.
You know this beloved musical by Stephen Schwartz, of course, and here's an intimate production directed by Anna Skidis Vargas (with musical direction by Susan Finnigan), featuring an ensemble of St. Ed’s students and Actors’ Equity guest artists Mattie Buzonas and Grammy Award-winner Patrick Hartigan.
Through Feb. 26. Thu.-Sat., 7:30-9pm; Sun., 2pm. $15-30.
On a central stage for singer-songwriters, Graham Weber kicks off his new monthly residency with a stellar cast in partnership with House of Songs. The Restos (formerly Western Youth) frontman brings new material from upcoming sixth LP Old Young Man, his first solo offering in nearly a decade. Also in the round are UK standout Danni Nicholls, plying soulful, swooning Americana, and former Austinite Bonnie Montgomery busting powerhouse blues swagger with high-trilling ballads. Gordy Quist caps the songswap with a pocketful of new Band of Heathens tunes, previewing next month’s Simple Things.
This exhibit showcases materials from the State Archives documenting the official work and daily business of the state’s chief executive spanning 100 years. Can't visit in person? It's available to explore online.
"This new program is the culmination of many years of Mr. Perlman being urged to share the story of his life and career through anecdotes, musical pieces, and personal photos from his archives. It is a first-ever experience for audiences to learn more about the extraordinary 13-year-old boy who became a household name over 60 years ago." Note: SOLD OUT.
The local women's tackle football team is gearing up for the spring season and holding a fundraiser selling some snuggly hoodies. Show your support for the team by ordering one in advance of the season opener April 22.
Here's a collection of graphically powerful work by Marfa's Christina Moser that explores the in-between, a meditation on transition as a constant, exploring the shifting nature of the self and our various thresholds. "A multisensory experience designed to move us internally and physically through space, emotions, and environments," Big Medium tells us – and we concur.
Black Trans Leadership of Austin has launched their 2023 Creative Leadership Grant: $1,500 to 10 creative leaders in Austin's Black and brown LGBTQ community. Notice will be sent to grant winners on March 10.
Be dazzled by recent work from artists Daniel Rodríguez Collazo and Edgardo Kerlegand in this exhibition that showcases both artists’ forms of expression as they relate to the human existence — one on the internal and physical forms of the human figure, the other on the forms that humans create and exist in. Bonus: The opening reception features videos of the artists discussing their practice and process.
This enchanting musical fairy tale will put a spell on audiences of all ages. In partnership with Deaf Austin Theatre and performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella showcases favorite tunes and plenty of stage magic.
Yes, Heyd Fontenot's back in town, however briefly after all these years. The artist's stylized nude portraits are prized for their beautiful draftsmanship and unexpected humor, his figurative artwork's been widely exhibited for more than two decades, ever combating religious dogma and conservative hypocrisy to celebrate humanity in all of its lovely imperfection. In this new exhibition, part of 2023's OutSiderFest, the paintings and drawings "present a political argument in favor of bodily autonomy as the artist lays claim to territory for queerness."