Arts picks: What to see the week of Feb. 15-21

  • “INdustry Night: FOR LOVERS ONLY (And Their Single Jaded Friends).” Chris Gibson, Cami Alys and special guest Graham Reynolds host this old-school variety show which features a changing line-up of some of Austin’s most inventive acts and performers. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Show at 7 p.m. $10. ND, 502 Brushy St.
  •  It’s the last week to catch “Everything is EstablishedHannah Kenah’s 75-minute whip-smart comedy that finds two menservants delighting in a mischievous run of the mansion after their ruthless master has passed away only to have their illicit fun ruined when a mail-order bride arrives. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St. $12-$25.

    Barkley Hendricks, “Lawdy Mama,” 1969. “Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties.”
  • Organized by the Brooklyn Museum in New York, ““Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties” pulls from a wide range of artists whose aesthetic output addressed or documented the struggle for civil rights. One gallery will be dedicated to a video of Nina Simone’s famous 1964 performance of “Mississippi Goddam.”  Continues through May 10 at Blanton Museum of Art.
  •  UT’s Wind Ensemble celebrates composer John Corigliano with Circus Maximus, Symphony No. 3. Corigliano’s stirring, vivid piece — which ends with an echoing shotgun blast — premiered at UT in 2005. 8 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, $5-$10. 5
  • George Bernard Shaw’s “Misalliance” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward’s University.
  •  “Between Borderlands: Sara Frantz.” Cerebral paintings that riff on modernist architecture. Through March 21. Women and Their Work 1710 Lavaca St.
    "The Golden Waffle," gouache and graphite on paper. Sara Frantz.
    “The Golden Waffle,” gouache and graphite on paper. Sara Frantz.


  • “Blockbuster,” sculptures and drawings by Arlene Shechet. Through March 21.  Lora Reynolds Gallery, 360 Nueces St.

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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