CARMEN takes the well-known opera as a jumping-off point and presents an all-Latinx cast performing a devised theatre piece exploring borders, survival, gender, and love. Set in El Paso, queer night life clashes with ICE raids as we use telenovela tropes to reinvent the tale of passion, jealousy, and familia. In a time of #dreamers, #borderwall and #metoo, CARMEN seeks to find both resistance and humor in chaotic times. Generic Ensemble Company is a Resident Theatre Organization of the Dougherty Arts Center through the Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Three weeks only.
Directed by kt shorb. Featuring: Siri Gurudev, Adam Martinez, Eva McQuade, Joseph Quintana, Cassie Reveles, Saray de Jesus Rosales, Jesus I. Valles, Marina Weikel, and Dillon Yruegas. Lighting Design by Aaron Curry. Costume and Properties Design by Jana Zek.
Artist Resource Center Professional Development Workshop Series Preparing a Visual Portfolio June 6, 2018 6:30-8pm FREE
An art portfolio is a great way to showcase your best work and show the world what you do. Learn about all of the components of a great portfolio including photographing your work, writing an artist statement and biography, creating your résumé, and tailoring your portfolio for submittal.
Date Night at the DAC: Car Meet Wednesday, June 20 7-9pm FREE
Calling all custom cars, motorcycles and enthusiasts. Participate in a Car Meet at the DAC. No date required! Bring yourself, your friends, your family and your car. Meet other folks whose passion rolls on wheels and take a closer look at various builds and modifications.
On June 23, artist, J Muzacz and Austin Lowriding team up to bring you an Opening Reception for J Muzacz’s exhibit, Stained SLABs and a lowrider car showcase. Explore the Julia C. Butridge Gallery filled with paintings inspired by the culture in the American south and reminiscent of urban art and stained glass. Cruise the Austin Lowriding Showcase and take a close look at the layers of candy coats containing original artwork on custom cars. Grab a bite to eat from Kreyol Korner or Kool Madre, enjoy a beverage from Strange Land Brewery, Texas Sake Co. or Dulce Vida, listen to DJs from Latin Freestyle and visit the SprATX and Hope Outdoor Gallery booths!
Open Mic Night @ The DAC Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7-8:30pm FREE
Open Mic Night @ The DAC is back by popular demand! Bring your voice, poetry, beats, moves, jokes, ribbon dancing and skating poodles! Show off what you are made of, or sit back and enjoy the entertainment as fellow Austinites take the stage. Coffee bar included. Sign up for performances will begin at 6:45pm, show begins at 7pm and run until there are no more participants.