Eklektikos host John Aielli gives you his picks for this weekend and beyond
Shearwater – ” The Great Awakening”
Releases Friday, June 10, 2022
It’s an album that couldn’t have been made by any other band. It’s hard not to hear The Great Awakening as the record Shearwater’s been striving toward for years: it’s a journey into the unknown, embracing sorrow and joy, beauty and terror. In the threshing of love’s distortions and shimmerings, Meiburg sings, The stubbornest husk falls away. And the dust rises up.
Saturday, May 28, 2022, 7:00 PM @ AFS
Mira Nair’s film about a love affair between a young woman of Indian-Ugandan descent (Sarita Choudhury) and a black Southerner (Denzel Washington) introduced some vital conversations about culture into the cinematic dialogue. A vivid and moving film. 30th Anniversary.
Texas Farmers Market with music from Matt Raines
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Butler Opera International
Friday, May 27 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Central Texas Philharmonic & winners of the BOI Competition
Conducted by Stefan Sanders
THE DROP IN 2022 IS BACK!
THURSDAYS FROM MAY 26TH-AUGUST 11TH, 2022
Inspired by Austin’s love of outdoor jams, we’re bringing back this free outdoor concert series, with select nights programmed by Black Fret. We’ll provide the tunes, the drinks, and the view. You bring the energy, and we’ll vibe all summer long on the Hartman Concert Lawn.
Tickets for The Drop-In are FREE and can be reserved the Monday before every show.
The ADDERLEY Foundation presents OLIVER! performed by The ADDERLEY Conservatory students.
Friday, June 3, 2022 7:00PM
ZILKER HILLSIDE THEATER – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
MAY 5-29, 2022
Our “Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park” returns to offer the famous romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream for four weekends May 4-May 29, 2022.
Made possible in collaboration with City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department, this colorful outdoor story of young lovers made crazy by fairy tinkering is a family favorite.
Bhumman Arts ensemble Presents “Scratching The Surface“
Saturday, May 28, 2022 2:00PM – Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:00PM
BHumn Arts Ensemble in it’s inaugural year, presents their first annual full length spring concert “Scratching The Surface.” Performing choreography by Cindy Salgado, Sidra Bell, Christopher Ralph, Matt Luck, Carlos Jones, and artistic director Cheryl Copeland, the ensemble embraces their rawness and newness in showcasing surface accomplishments in their new training while exploring what lies beneath. Dive in to this breathtaking work with them.
AN EVENING WITH ANTON NEL
Tuesday, May 31 2022
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:50
Frederic Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Claude Debussy: Preludes from Book 2
Franz Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 “Wanderer”
KMFA Classical 89.5 presents Lara Downes
May 27, 2022, 7:00 pm
KMFA Classical 89.5 will presents a concert by pianist Lara Downes, featuring the world premiere of a new work from KMFA Composer-in-Residence Quinn Mason.