Roundabout

 

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Art

 

Ingrained
The newly reopened Georgetown Art Center welcomes the show Ingrained, a collective exhibition of five artists with different styles and subjects who are united by their use of a common material — wood. The paintings and sculptures created for the exhibition highlight the wood grain of panels to explore a range of viewpoints and topics. From questioning how humans communicate and connect, to interpreting nature and exploring humanity's impact on it, the concepts are even more relevant in the times of COVID and mass social justice demonstrations.
The Georgetown Art Center currently is open for limited viewing hours, with reduced capacity for social distancing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. A video tour will be available once the exhibition opens. Address is 816 S. Main St. Through August 23

Mural Submissions
The Arts and Culture Board for the City of Georgetown is accepting mural proposals from artists with experience in the military and/or as first responders. The mural will be in the Texas Cultural District encompassing downtown Georgetown. The board is collaborating with the local pet supply business Wag Heaven to create a service-dog themed public art mural to honor K-9 service heroes while commemorating the Georgetown Rotary Club's Field of Honor, as well as the first canine Purple Heart recipient, Nemo A534. This opportunity is open to all professional artists older than 18 with military or first responder experience. Submit applications through Submittable.com. No application fee is required at https://artsgeorgetown.submittable.com/Submit. Deadline is August 31.

Gentle yoga for healthcare workers
This weekly virtual session brings the Georgetown APPs free onsite hospital yoga programming online for healthcare workers on Thursday evenings. This gentle yoga class incorporates seated, standing and balancing postures at a slow and welcoming pace for students of all levels. It is designed to address the demands of working in a hospital or clinic and includes relief for long days of standing, sitting and physical labor. The 40-minute class is on Zoom. Register through Eventbrite.
August 13, 8pm.

All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival
Austin's 33rd All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) will go virtual for 2020 over two weekends this August. The online festival, aGLIFF 33: Prism will be August 6-9 and 13-16, offering more than 50 feature and short films showcasing the diverse experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Festival badges can be purchased at agliff.org/badges. Memberships to aGLIFF also are available for purchase and include access to the festival. Through August 16

 

Theater

 

Songs from the Soul
Yesenia McNett will be playing at The Palace Theatre for one night only. Yesenia is a singer and actor from New Braunfels who has been performing on stages across Texas for over 25 years. She sings with her San Antonio-area bands The Groove Doctors and Rock N Soul, and travels from Austin to Houston with The Time Warps and The Brass Tax. She performs regular musical tributes to Linda Ronstadt and country legend Patsy Cline nationally. Her blend of musical theater, jazz, pop, classic country and Latin music make her a versatile performer. Yesenia has appeared on Palace stages several times as Patsy Cline and has performed tributes to the great music of Johnny and June Carter Cash, Heart, Grand Funk Railroad and Aretha Franklin. A graduate of Southwestern University, she is always happy to return to Georgetown. She will play behind the theater at 810 S. Austin Ave. Tickets are available through The Palace website. August 21, 7:30pm.

 

It's All About Country
Darrell Goldman and his band play on the Springer Main Stage at The Palace Theatre this month. The group has been nominated for Texas Country Band of the Year and Record of the Year by the Texas Country Music Association, has charted six times on the European Country Radio Charts, and were finalists in the Shiner Rising Star competition. Glenn Rexach on guitar, Vinnie Ambrosone on drums and Lannie Hilboldt on bass are featured for a night of country music. Tickets must be purchased before the show. Address is 810 S. Austin Ave. August 14 - 16

 

 

A model train exits a tunnel.

Dean Hamilton of Walburg offers wildflower honey from his Blessed Fields Farm. Photo by Andy Sharp.

 

Gone to market

Visit the Walburg Farmers Market for a fresh taste of the country from 5-7 p.m. each Wednesday on the grounds of Moravian Hall on County Road 316, just off FM 1105.