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.
Hyperreal Hotel: Hyperreal Film Club screens a local short film followed by this underappreciated blaxploitation Western, presented by Graham Cumberbatch. The film follows Thomasine (McGee), a bounty hunter who captures white men, and Bushrod (Julien), a jail escapee on a mission.
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 noteworthy new exhibition at Camiba Gallery features the works of 1) Jason Webb, an Austin-based artist who spends his Sundays driving through unfamiliar neighborhoods and photographing once private possessions now publicly disowned, then painting individual piles isolated against white backgrounds; 2) San Antonio-based Benjamin McVey, whose new paintings of vessels represent the artist’s search for quiet space, simplicity, focus and purpose in today’s increasingly complex post-pandemic world; and 3) Austin's own Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, who documents states of flux across the country, reinterpreting remnants of structures that have a history but no longer serve their intended purpose.
Waterloo Greenway welcomes Austin’s creative community to submit ideas for light-based art installations to be displayed at Creek Show this November, which is always a luminous experience. Designers from a wide variety of disciplines are encouraged to submit ideas. See photos from last year's "Creek Show" here.
Calling all mini Monets! Registration is now open for afterschool and weekend art classes with professional artist and educator Amanda Jones, teaching students ages 8-18. Professional illustrator Carly Dennis also offers a special weekly class for younger artists.
The city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will feature student artwork in the 2024 Emergency Preparedness Calendar. Central Texas students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to create art to be considered for the calendar, which will be distributed at libraries and available for download online.
Rainforest Partnership has announced it is accepting submissions for its annual juried film competition, Films for the Forest, intended to "share the voices and stories of forests worldwide, highlighting their rich biodiversity and local communities, their immense beauty and importance to the entire planet, the threats they face, and the opportunities for renewal." Winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22, 2023).
Regular deadline: Feb. 1; extended deadline: March 31
Certified volunteers offer free tax prep from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, with service by appointment and walk-ins welcome at many sites. No age or income level restrictions, and no AARP membership required.