Rooftop Session

Featuring a DJ Set by JAViii and performance by Lucía Beyond

Join us for an exciting Rooftop Session featuring a DJ set by JAViii and musical performance by Lucía Beyond. Experience a vibrant evening on the Jones Center rooftop, with a breathtaking view of downtown Austin. Immerse yourself in music, complimentary drinks, and revel in a festive atmosphere of art and community.

Kick off the evening with an exclusive after-hours exploration of the exhibitions Lubaina Himid: Make Do And Mend and HOST: Fusebox. As the night unfolds, ascend to the rooftop, where you'll mingle with a community of art and music enthusiasts from all over Austin with pulsating rhythms and infectious beats by JAViii and musical performance by Lucía Beyond.

Register now to secure your spot!


  • 6:30P: Doors Open
  • 6:30–7:25P: DJ Set by JAViii
  • 7:25P: Remarks/Intro to Lucía Beyond
  • 7:30–8P: Musical Set by Lucía Beyond
  • 8–8:30P: DJ set by JAViii
  • 8:30P: Event Ends


    About the Exhibitions

    Lubaina Himid: Make Do And Mend
    Lubaina Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar; lives and works in Preston, UK) is the recipient of the 2024 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize, which is envisioned as a transformative award for the artist and the community in Austin. Over a four decades-long career, Himid has explored and expanded the possibilities of painting and storytelling to depict contemporary everyday life and to fill in gaps within art history through the depiction and centering of Black figures and experience.

    HOST: Fusebox
    This exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of Fusebox. The brainchild of a group of young artist-friends living in Austin in 2005, Fusebox has evolved to become not only a cornerstone for the arts in Austin but also a major presenter of live and interdisciplinary art worldwide.  HOST: Fusebox presents a sampling of works by current and former Fusebox artists as an immersive gallery display.


    Special thanks to all our partners

    LALO Tequila, Tito’s Vodka, Topo Chico, and Austin East Ciders for providing the key ingredients

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    About the performers


    JAViii is a graphic artist and a party instigator from El Salvador, now based in Austin Texas. Since leaving his home country, he has now spread his tentacles across the city of Austin to thrive in diverse communities and build a career around creativity. 

    As one half of The Electric Pearl, JAViii co-creates events that celebrate local and visiting queer talent. While event curation is a recent venture, JAViii's profound love for music shines through in his 12-year journey of record collecting.

    In musical exploration, he weaves a sonic tapestry that pays homage to the formative days of club music - intertwining influences from acid, tribal, disco, and all house in between. His sets are a playful fusion of soft, seductive melodies and immersive deep cuts.

    Lucia Beyond

    Lucía Beyond is a DJ, producer, and audio engineer living in Austin, TX. Her musical performances are intimate reflections on connection, exuberance, and transcendence. Her latest album, Airborne Fantasy: Unlimited, was named by the Austin Chronicle as one of the top 10 Austin Albums of 2023, and she's been invited to DJ sets for Boiler Room, Resident Advisor and more. Photo by Rosei Matcek.