Weekend Recs: Ballet Austin, Vintage Vibe, Jazz Quintet, and Joanna Newsom


In honor of the second annual National Dance Day, Ballet Austin is hosting classes for dancers of all levels, with choreography developed by “So You Think You Can Dance” and celebrity choreographers.

WHAT: Ballet Austin’s National Dance Day 2011 Classes
WHEN: July 30, all day (check schedule for class times)
WHERE: Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center
HOW MUCH: $5 minimum donation per class

Vintage designers and boutiques — including Black Swan Theory, Goodie Two Shoes and Dog & Pony — will be showcasing pieces along with cheap drinks and complimentary massages and hair styling.

WHAT: Vintage Vibe Two trunk show
WHEN: July 30, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Volstead Lounge

Local jazz luminaries, who were featured in the 2006 documentary “Before the Music Dies,” will bring their crowd-pleasing horns to the Elephant Room.

WHAT: Ephraim Owens Quintet
WHEN: July 30, 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Elephant Room

The folk songstress and classically-trained harpist returns to Austin to perform from her musically ornate new album, Have One on Me.

WHAT: Joanna Newsom
WHEN: July 31, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Paramount Theatre