Theater and dance
(Article by Staff, republished from http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/austin360-arts-calendar-feb-5-11/nqGw7/)
“Bill W. and Doctor Bob.” The amazing and often humorous story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. $36-$46. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
“The Boys Next Door.” The City Theatre’s production of Tom Griffin’s hilarious yet heartwarming comedy. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 7. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. Ste. D. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.
“Fixing Timon of Athens.” Austin playwright Kirk Lynn premieres the next in his series of revised, rewritten and modernized versions of Shakespeare’s plays. The Rude Mechs perform with Tom Green in the titular role. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Feb. 27. Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St. $5-$25. rudemechs.com.
Frontera Fest. The annual festival of new plays features the Short Fringe, with five 20-minute acts each night. Through Feb. 13. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. $16. fronterafest.org.
“Tribes.” Zach Theatre’s latest production centers around Billy, the only deaf member of his sharp-tongued British family. 7:30 p.m Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 28. $29-$79. 1510 Toomey Road. 512-476-0541,zachtheatre.org.
“Xanadu.” Georgetown’s Historic Palace Theater takes on this production based on Universal Pictures’ cult classic movie. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 14. $11-$28. 810 S. Austin Ave. 512-869-7469,georgetownpalace.com.
Robert Knott. 7 p.m. Friday. The author of several of the Robert B. Parker books speaks and signs “Blackjack.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,bookpeople.com.
Tyler Knott Gregson. 7 p.m. Sunday. The bestselling author speaks and signs “All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Grace Helbig. 7 p.m. Monday. The YouTube star speaks and signs “Grace & Style.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050,bookpeople.com.
Dana Sayre. 7 p.m. Tuesday. One of the authors for “The i’Mpossible Project: Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You,” speaks and signs the collection of stories. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar #A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Mo Daviau. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The debut novelist speaks and signs “Every Anxious Wave.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Taylor Brorby. 7 p.m. Thursday. The environmentalist, essayist and poet speaks and signs “Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Laura Kasischke. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The poetry writer is giving a reading of her most recent book of poems, “The Infinitesimals.” UT’s Michener Center for Writers, Speedway and 24th Street.utexas.edu/academic/mcw/.
Art Science Gallery. New fine art prints inspired by space, the planets and the cosmos. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Feb. 20. 916 Springdale Road. 512-522-8278,artsciencegallery.com.
Austin Art Garage. “Tales of Heartbreak and Hope.” New works by Lauren Briere. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 512-351-5934, austinartgarage.com.
Big Medium. “Future Past.” New York-based artist Melissa Brown creates beguiling images using a difficult layering technique to create linocuts (block prints) charged with narrative mystery. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment through Feb. 13. Big Medium, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road. bigmedium.org.
Blanton Museum of Art. “The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece.” On loan from the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, this exhibit features more than 40 unbound pages from the celebrated illuminated manuscript. Through April 3. “Donald Moffett.” Installation of newly acquired works by San Antonio native Donald Moffett. Through Feb. 28. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Third Thursday of the month open until 9 p.m. $5-$9; free on Thursdays. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-7324, blantonmuseum.org.
Bone Black Studio and Gallery. “Changing the Subject: The Women Artists of the Experimental Printmaking Institute.” Founded in 1996 at Pennsylvania’s Lafayette College, the Experimental Printmaking Institute features work by minority artists. A traveling exhibit features noted women artists who produced work at the institute. Through Feb. 15. Canopy, 916 Springdale Road.boneblackstudio.com
Camiba Art. “Matter, Material & Metaphor,” new works by monoprint-maker Orna Feinstein. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 14. Flatbed Building, 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-937-5821, camibaart.com.
The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria. “The Stairs,” installation by Monika Sosnowska. “Looking Up,” sculpture by Tom Friedman. “Canopy Tower,” installation by John Grade. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $3-$5. 3809 W. 35th St. 512-458-8191, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Davis Gallery. “Reordered,” new works by Randall Reid and Lisa Beaman. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 27. 837 W. 12th St. 512-477-4929,davisgalleryaustin.com.
Dedrick-Hamilton House. “I Am Black Austin.” A multimedia exhibition that spotlights African-Americans in Austin. 912 E. 11th St. iamblackaustin.org.
Gallery Shoal Creek. “Intersection” features prints from Karina Noel Hean and Koichi Yamamoto. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 20. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 3. 512-454-6671,galleryshoalcreek.com.
Grayduck Gallery. “Out of the Ruined Place.” Margaret Craig and Tonja Torgerson each have atypical approaches to printmaking. Craig uses a self-invented process to print on discarded plastic for her luminous “Trash Reef” installation. Torgerson explores existential themes via wheat paste street posters. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m Sunday through Feb. 14. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com.
Harry Ransom Center. Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” is back at the Ransom Center and on view through Dec. 31, 2017. “Shakespeare in Print & Performance,” through May 29. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Thursday until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. Free. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
Link and Pin. “PrintAustin Invitational: Layers.” Artists who approach form and color with a fresh perspective and boldness were selected this select exhibit: Brad Tucker, Cassie White, Joan Winter and Ken Wood. Through Feb. 20. Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. Sixth St. 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 2235 E. Sixth St. linkpinart.com.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. “Obras” features sculpture and installations by nine contemporary Brazilian artists. 11 a.m to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday through March 26. 360 Nueces St.lorareynolds.com.
Mass Gallery. “Staycation.” Who said painting was dead and that the medium is exhausted of creative possibility? Six Austin-based artists — Jeana Baumgardner, Anthony Creeden, Ryan Davis, Caitlin Halloran, Dan Sutherland and Raymond Uhlir — prove that wrong in a jewel-like exhibit. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 27. Mass Gallery, 507 Calles St., Suite 108. 512-535-4946, massgallery.org.
Modern Rocks Gallery. Carlos Hernandez’s rock-n-roll prints. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Ongoing. 916 Springdale Road, Canopy Building 3, Unit 103. 512-524-1488,modernrocksgallery.com
Photo Méthode Gallery. “Prix West.” Austin photographer Christa Blackwood employs a female perspective to traditions of landscape photography and portraiture, staging the male body against the drama of the American West. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 28. Flatbed building, 2830 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. photomethode.com.
Print Austin. In its third iteration, this artist-organized, monthlong citywide celebration of the most democratic form of fine art-making is back. Dozens of galleries and arts spaces will host special exhibits, demonstrations, artists’ talks and other happenings. Most events are free. Through Feb. 15. Multiple locations. printaustin.org
Pump Project. “Complex 1.” New works by Seth Orion Schwaiger turn the Pump Project space into part of the exhibit itself. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday through Feb. 20. 702 Shady Lane.pumpproject.org.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Nationally known Texas artist Jesús Moroles was a master of massive abstract granite sculpture, chiseled and smoothed to perfection. In recognition of his untimely death in June, the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum has organized “Jesús Moroles: A Tribute,” a tribute exhibit of sculpture, drawings and models. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March 16. 606 Robert E. Lee Road. 512-445-5582, umlaufsculpture.org.
University Galleries at Texas State University. Separate solo exhibits by two progressive women artists. Jaye Rhee shows her four-channel video installation, “The Flesh and the Book.” Jade Walker displays her fabric sculpture environment, “Four Cornered.” 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Sunday through March 10. Mitte Building, Texas State University, San Marcos. Free. 512-245-2647,txstgalleries.org.
Wittliff Collections. “Animals Among Us: Photographs from the Permanent Collection” through May 13. “Rodrigo Moya: Photography and Conscience/Fotografía y conciencia,” through July 2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos. 512-245-2313,thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu.
Women and Their Work. “Elemental.” Austin artist Sally Weber uses holographics, video, sculpture, motorized lasers and photography to immerse viewers in her world of exploration. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through March 3. 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064, womenandtheirwork.org.
Yard Dog Art Gallery. Print works by gallery artists Deborah Mersky, Bob Schneider, Jon Langford and Jim Sherraden. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 15. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.
“Wings of Fire.” The endangered Kirtland’s warbler inspired composer Charles Rochester Young to pen “Wings of Fire” for flute, harp and string quartet. Also on the program is music by Vivaldi, Debussy and Bach. 7 p.m. Friday. University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio St. $20. elainebarber.com.
New York Polyphony. The four male vocalists of this acclaimed acapella ensemble effortlessly perform a wide-ranging repertoire from elegantly austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. 8 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, Music Building, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. $10-$32. 512-477-6060,texasperformingarts.org.
“Charting Influences.” Fast Forward Austin presents an immersive concert experience that weaves together jazz, poetry and contemporary classical music. Austin Symphony conductor Peter Bay leads the Fast Forward Orchestra for a program that includes the British composer Charlotte Bray’s “Caught in Treetops,” a piece inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. Violinist Sarah Silver is a featured soloist. 8 p.m. Saturday. North Door, 501 Brushy St. $10-$20. fastforwardaustin.com.
“Duke Ellington: The Best of the Sacred Concerts.” Bass baritone Leon P. Turner is the featured soloist in this Black History Month free concert featuring choirs from University of Texas, Huston-Tillotson University and Prairie View A&M University. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Bates Recital Hall, Music Building, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. Free. music.utexas.edu.
Los Lobos with Ballet Folklorico Mexicana. A celebration of Mexican-American heritage with the Grammy Award-winning band and an accompanying dance troupe. 8 p.m. Thursday. $38-$48. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 E. Campus Dr. 512-477-6060,texasperformingarts.org.
Theater and dance
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. The 24 dancers of this troupe, which brings an ancient dance into modern times, perform “Rice” from internationally renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min. 8 p.m. Monday. $36-$45. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 E. Campus Drive. 512-477-6060, texasperformingarts.org.
“The Government Inspector.” The St. Edward’s University theater department takes on Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satire, about a case of mistaken identity in a small Russian hamlet. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 21. $18-$24. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 512-448-8484, stedwards.edu/theatre.
“Texas! A Horse Opera.” Austin Samba produces this fusion of classic Texana and Brazilian carnaval, with a whirlwind of sizzling rhythm, choreography and color come to life on the Stateside Theatre stage. 7 p.m. Saturday. $17. 719 Congress Ave.austintheatre.org.
ATM Gallery. “Sunday El Rancho.” Photography by San Francisco photographer Damien Maloney. Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment through Feb. 21. 5305 Bolm Road, Bay 12. atmgallery.info
Austin Java Parkway.“Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, facebook.com/SureThingATX.
“Bey My Valentine.” A burlesque and caberet tribute to Beyonce from the Midnight Menagerie. Expect lots of moving, shaking and stripping to music by, inspired by or sampled by the singer. 7:30 p.m. doors. $13-$28. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.austintheatre.org.
Cap City Comedy Club. Donnell Rawlings, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $18-$22. 8120 Research Blvd. No. 100. 512-467-2333,capcitycomedy.com.
Esther’s Follies. Zeroing in on the campaign trail in Iowa and New Hampshire, Esther’s skewers all the presidential hopefuls as they swipe at each other in “Fugue for Politicians.” Who is funnier? Donald Trump on the stump, or Hillary, “feeling the Bern?” Plus, with the NFL Super Bowl drawing near, Esther’s spoofs serious armchair fans in “NFL Women.” 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Esther’s Follies, 525 E. Sixth St. $25-$35. 512-320-0198, esthersfollies.com.
The New Movement. “Bad Example,” 9 p.m. Saturday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $5-$10. The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St. 512-696-2590, newmovementtheater.com.
Velv Comedy Lounge. Michelle Biloon with Lisa Delarios. 9 p.m. Friday, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. $10. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com
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