Operatic Sausage and Bicycle Theater
This Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer season. If you’re not headed to the lake, we’ve got some ideas for some other things to do. Michael Graupmann from CultureMap Austin joins KUT’s Matt Largey to talk about what’s happening around town this weekend.
Sausage and Opera Festival at Depot Plaza in Elgin:
They’re known for their sausage, but additionally they are known for their opera – two things you never knew went so great together. The Franco-American Vocal Academy is there and they are putting on a special production of a Peruvian opera ["La Périchole"].
Revival Fest at the corner of 7th and Trinity:
We like to call everything a festival, but in reality it’s just one day. Revival Fest is a rockabilly and Americana festival. The Reverend Horton Heat will be there – a lot of greased-back hair, steel guitars and whatnot. If you enjoy that style of music, you’ll absolutely want to be there.
They’re doing an interpretation [of "A Midsummer's Night Dream"] and they’re doing it all on bikes. They’ve got several bikes put together that are a giant snake; they’ve got butterflies – really fascinating things. It will be a fantastic way of seeing the story like you’ve never seen it before.
Watts has gotten an impressive national reputation for being really innovative. He’s kind of a genius, both in the musical realm and in comedy. He is incredibly passionate about music and he’s also hysterical. When you put the two things together, it’s amazing seeing what he can do.
Head over to CultureMap for more about what’s going on in Austin.