SUMMER’S SPECTACULAR

With the summer social circuit winding down, take the chance to see some captivating culture. Our ardent art appreciator Jonathan Spindel shares his selections.

AUSTIN
SILVER SCREEN
See your favorite classic films in the beautiful, historic Paramount Theatre. Themed selections represent myriad styles and time periods. Until September 4. See the full schedule at AustinTheatre.org

BOOK FROM THE SKY

Xu Bing’s seminal masterpiece of modern Chinese art comes to the Blanton Museum of Art for its first full-scale installation in state history. Immerse yourself in the powerful, meditative temple of contemplation. June 19 until January 2017. At BlantonMuseum.org

SEASON AFTER SEASON

The original Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons continue touring to sing for millions of fans around the world. Catch them when they stop in Austin. August 11. At TexasPerformingArts.org

DALLAS
ZERO-G GEOMETRY

Joel Shapiro’s colorful, geometric abstractions playfully float in space, while making deeply emotional dynamic metaphors. This installation was specially made for these galleries, designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano. Until August 21. At NasherSculptureCenter.org

BEYOND BEAUTY

Irving Penn’s stunning portraits of iconic personalities pay tribute to the creative dynamos of the modern era. Don’t miss this collection of his work, including his iconic photographs as well as some never-yet-seen pieces. Until August 14. At DMA.org

OFF THE WALL

One of the most prolific midcentury artists, Frank Stella continues to prompt viewers to reconsider everything we thought about painting. His striking, playful masterpieces will alter how you think about space, color and dimensionality. Until September 18. At TheModern.org

HOUSTON
MOVING PICTURES

See a rare, unfinished film by Andy Warhol, specially commissioned in 1964 by the founders of the Menil Collection. A beautiful, colorful meditation on beauty, phenomena, and temporarily. August 18 to January 8, 2017. At Menil.org

LIVING LEGEND

Texas-based singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett has broadened American music over a long career, while breaking down musical barriers to create new traditions with his timeless talent. See him perform with his group The Large Band. August 24. At TheHobbyCenter.org

INTERACTIVE INFINITY

Step into Yayoi Kusama’s immersive multimedia installations, where you’ll experience an abstract exploration of color, sound, poetry, infinity, and love. Until September 18. At MFAH.org

SAN ANTONIO
MESMERIZING MOVEMENT

New York dance group Parsons Dance brings extraordinary performances to audiences across the world. The first of many world-class dance companies performing this season at the Tobin, you’ll surely want to come back for more. September 25. At TobinCenter.org

ICONIC IMAGERY

Shepard Fairey is one of the country’s most famous and influential artists, whose impactful work adorns murals, streets and galleries alike. See a series of prints by the prolific artists on display at the McNay for the first time. Until September 11. At McNayArt.org

PEARL OF THE RIVER
Discover the Pearl district, San Antonio’s new happening neighborhood, featuring outstanding food, retail, farmer’s markets, and live music. All-day fun for the whole family. Check out their summer concert series. At AtPearl.com

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