Lyle Lovett takes over ACL Live for two nights; a new ex­hibit at the Bul­lock Texas State His­tory Mu­seum tackles the rise and fall of Pro­hi­bi­tion; Bal­let Austin opens the sea­son with Romeo & Juliet.

Austin Way - - CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS - By Kathy Black­well

8/4-10/7 Texas Bird Pro­ject | Frank X Tol­bert 2 Frank X Tol­bert 2’s large-scale paint­ings, prints and draw­ings cap­ture the birds of Texas through Tol­bert’s artis­tic eye. Ex­pect the un­ex­pected, for these are no or­di­nary birds. Flatbed Press and Gallery, 2830 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512.477.9328, flatbed­ 26-27 8/26-27 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band For two nights, the Lone Star leg­end and his band will per­form songs from the Grammy Award win­ner’s 30-plus-year ca­reer, span­ning 14 al­bums that cross gen­res from swing and Amer­i­cana to folk and jazz. Doors open 6:30PM, tick­ets $49-$99, ACL Live, 310 Wil­lie Nel­son Blvd., 512.225.7999, 9/2-1/4/18 Amer­i­can Spir­its: The Rise and Fall of Pro­hi­bi­tion Com­plete with a re-cre­ated speak-easy and more than 100 rare ar­ti­facts, Amer­i­can Spir­its ex­plores the Roar­ing ’20s in a com­pre­hen­sive ex­hi­bi­tion of “Amer­ica’s most col­or­ful and com­plex con­sti­tu­tional hic­cup.” Adult tick­ets $13, Bul­lock Texas State His­tory Mu­seum, 800 Congress Ave., 512.936.8726, thesto­ry­of­ 9/8-9 Mozart in Paris Be trans­ported to Paris by con­duc­tor Peter Bay and the Austin Sym­phony in this in­spir­ing sea­son opener fea­tur­ing clas­si­cal pi­anist An­ton Nel. Works will in­clude mu­sic by Fran­cis Poulenc as well as Mozart’s pop­u­lar Sym­phony No. 31, “Paris.” 8PM, ticket prices vary depend­ing on pack­age, The Long Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 701 W. River­side Drive, 512.457.5100, austin­sym­ 9 9/9 Sturgill Simp­son with Fan­tas­tic Negrito One of mu­sic’s most ex­cit­ing and genre-bending artists will per­form un­der the stars. The show will cover mu­sic from Simp­son’s cat­a­log, in­clud­ing 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. Gates open 7PM, tick­ets $29-$60, Austin360 Am­phithe­ater, 9201 Cir­cuit of the Amer­i­cas Blvd., Del Valle, 512.301.6600, austin360am­phithe­ 9/11-1/1/18 Mex­ico Modern: Art, Com­merce, and Cul­tural Ex­change, 1920-1945 UT’s Harry Ran­som Cen­ter’s forth­com­ing ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and photography by Paul Strand and Miguel Ál­varez Bravo. The 200-plus items on view will show­case ex­am­ples of modern Mex­i­can art and de­sign, and will also in­clude jew­elry, dec­o­ra­tive arts and ex­hi­bi­tion brochures. Harry Ran­som Cen­ter, 300 W. 21st St., 512.471.8949, 15 9/15 Hill Coun­try Nights The Hill Coun­try Con­ser­vancy, ded­i­cated to pre­serv­ing price­less Cen­tral Texas land, hosts its 11th an­nual fundrais­ing gala and con­cert. In ad­di­tion to live mu­sic from Parker Mill­sap and head­liner Shakey Graves, the gala will fea­ture food from The Salt Lick, and live and si­lent auc­tions. 6:30PM, con­cert-only tick­ets $35-$60, spon­sor­ships and pack­ages from $500-$15,000, ACL Live, 310 W. Wil­lie Nel­son Blvd., 512.328.2481, hill­coun­trynights. hill­coun­trycon­ser­

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