Located on the UT campus, Bass Concert Hall boasts some of the best acoustics in Austin. Opened in 1981, the grand and stately room remains a key local venue not only for classical ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, but regularly hosts pop and rock stalwarts ranging from Duran Duran to Los Lobos. Broadway shows? Check. And where else could Philip Glass bring his genre-defying musical adaptation of Leonard Cohen’s poetry? The theatre holds 2,900 people on three levels.
Visit mid-century Hollywood
without leaving Austin through an up-close view of these Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
studio assets. This first-ever public viewing of 12 historic Golden Age of Film backdrops
provides a look into the nearly lost art of hand-painted Hollywood scenic art. Bonus: Re-creations of other backdrops in the collection, as painted by UT scenic art students training with Karen Maness
. And, look: Robert Faires reports on the show right here
. Thu., Feb. 11 - Sun., March 21. $5-12.