Theater & dance
“Always, Patsy Cline.” Actress Yesenia McNett has performed the role of legendary country singer Cline, who died in 1963 at at the age of 30 in a plane crash, multiple times in theaters and will return to the stage for this musical tribute featuring many of her greatest hits, including “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $14-$30. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.
“Enfrascada.” This dark comedy by renowned playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho and produced by Teatro Vivo explores the magic of friendship through a group of modern-day Latinas, in particular a woman named Alicia whose life falls apart. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 24. $20-$25. The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River St. teatrovivo.org.
“Henry IV.” The Hidden Room presents Shakespeare’s tragic and comic masterpiece about a delinquent prince’s journey from Eastcheap to glory. Using a rowdy glam rock aesthetic, Hidden Room’s “Henry IV” will feature live music from Shoulders’ Todd Kassens. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1. $15-$30. York Rite Masonic Hall, 311 W. Seventh St. hiddenroomtheatre.com.
“Making God Laugh.” “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans” — Woody Allen’s well-cited wisdom is top of mind with Sean Grennan’s heartwarming dramedy following 30 years of the same family. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1. $14-$21. 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley. 512-847-0575, wimberleyplayers.org.
“This Random World.” Austin Playhouse is producing this comedy by renowned playwright Steven Dietz, who takes audiences on a trip to a world where seven intersecting characters meet or don’t meet in imaginative and unexpected ways. 8 p.m Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 24. $16-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. 512-476-0084, austinplayhouse.ticketleap.com/this-random-world/.
“Storm Still.” The Vortex presents the premiere of Gabrielle Reisman’s play about three sisters who remember their father through a game they used to play, transforming into the cast of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 24. $15-$35. 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.
“A Streetcar Named Desire.” Sam Bass Theatre presents the Tennessee Williams classic about family relationships, the fragility of the mind and survival in a difficult world. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 30. $16-$30. 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228, sambasstheatre.org.
“Title and Deed.” Capital T’s production, directed by Mark Pickell and starring Jason Phelps, is a stylistically simple deep dive into the nuances, linguistic play and intentional misunderstandings of Will Eno’s short one-man play. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 16. $20-$30. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. capitalt.org/wp.
“You Can’t Do That, Dan Moody!” Based off the book of the same name by Ken Anderson, the play follows the true story of the Williamson County district attorney who, in 1923, tried and convicted several members of the Ku Klux Klan, a first-of-its-kind court victory. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1. $15-$30. The Historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.
Nancy Huang. 7 p.m. Friday. The debut poet speaks and signs “Favorite Daughter.” Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Rodrigo Hasbún. 7 p.m. Friday. The novelist speaks and signs “Affections.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Alex Lemon. 5 p.m. Saturday. The memoirist speaks and signs “Feverland: A Memoir in Shards.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Todd Hawkins. 1 p.m. Sunday. The poet speaks and signs “Ten Counties Away.” Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Madeline Smoot and Jessica Lee Anderson. 2 p.m. Sunday. The children’s book editor and author sign “The Monsters Hiding in Your Closet” and “Uncertain Summer,” respectively. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Dave Oliphant. 4 p.m. Sunday. The poet speaks and signs “The Hero’s Fall I Fell For.” Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
M.L. Wonder. 4 p.m. Sunday. The debut novelist speaks and signs “Tenth Year in the Sun.” BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Nathan Englander. 5 p.m. Sunday. The thriller author speaks and signs “Dinner at the Center of the Earth.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Melissa Del Bosque. 7 p.m. Monday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs “Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Mike Lupica. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The sports writer speaks and signs “Lone Stars.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Brené Brown. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The New York Times bestselling author speaks and signs “Braving the Wilderness.” Riverbend Centre, 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Stephen Harvill. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Fortune 500 consultant speaks and signs “21 Secrets of Million Dollar Sellers.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Annie Barrows, Zac Brewer, Katharine McGee and Kendare Blake. 7 p.m. Thursday. The young adult authors speak and sign “Nothing,” “Madness,” “The Dazzling Heights” and “One Dark Throne,” respectively. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art for the People. “Abstract Absolutely,” “I See You” and “Scene Builders.” Art for the People presents three new exhibits, the first of which showcases the relationship of color and form with a variety of Austin artists. The second features photographs from couple Karen and Steve Jackson. And “Scene Builders” involves artist whose pieces are created on or in buildings and on bodies. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 14. 1711 South First St. 512-761-4708, artforthepeoplegallery.com.
Art on 5th. The SouthAustin gallery is featuring an exhibit of new work by Adonna Khare, a California artist mainly working in carbon or graphite on paper. Her work has been collected by prestigious public and private collections throughout the world. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 8. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.
Art Science Gallery. “The Birds.” Ten artists from Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and Portugal will showcase work in multiple media that that is steeped in and reflective of scientific ideas about birds, from migration to conservation. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 1. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, #102. 512-522-8278, artsciencegallery.com.
ATM Gallery. “Congénitale.” Gabrielle Daubourg is a Franco-American filmmaker working between Paris and New York City. Her narrative interview and cinematic essays explore the nature of trauma and anxiety. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 1. 5305 Bolm Road, Suite #12. atmgallery.info.
Big Medium. “Home Remedies For Cabin Fever.” Big Medium’s fifth exhibit of the year opens with the work of artist Emily Peacock, who explores family history and relationships, domesticity, and personal loss and tragedy, subjects that serve as the foundation of her work. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Oct. 7. 916 Springdale Road in Canopy complex. bigmedium.org/gallery.html.
Blanton Museum. “Epic Tales from Ancient India: Paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art.” Abduction, betrayal and heroic battles: Larger-than-life stories are depicted with a delicacy of touch and vibrant colors in this collection of Indian paintings. “Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler: Giant.” In their three-channel film installation, Hubbard and Birchler present a decaying movie set just outside Marfa, left behind after the 1956 filming of “Giant,” starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean. The film captures scenes from a Warner Bros. office in 1955 and the skeletal remains of the movie set today. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1. $5-$9. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.
Davis Gallery. “Elements: Rock, Steel, Felt, Wax.” This four-person group show is focused on a set of specific natural materials — rock, steel, felt and wax — with each of the artists participating in the exhibit each representing one of the four items. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 7. 837 W. Twelfth St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com.
Dimension Gallery. Shea Little’s “About Us” is an exploration of the hypothetical effects that culture has on the world. Little believes that our understanding of past civilizations is expanded and redefined by examining their excavated artifacts and that we too will leave a story behind that tells others about us. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 30. 979 Springdale Road, Suite 99. dimensiongallery.org.
Dougherty Arts Center. Discover the intricate textile and installation work of artist Gary Anderson with “Approaching Crossover.” He has chronicled the trail of visual, spiritual and artistic artifacts that life has left us — artifacts that, in some cases, have been left behind by family members and ancestors and others, more mystical in nature, that seem to have a mystical aura. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1110 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/events/116965225613348
Gallery Shoal Creek. Karen Hawkins + Koichi Yamamoto. These separate solo shows at Gallery Shoal Creek feature Hawkins and Yamamoto’s personal visual language, which they explore and experiment with in their chosen medium — Hawins using book pages for installations, Yamamoto focusing on printmaking. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 30. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. galleryshoalcreek.com.
Georgetown Art Center. “Wide Open.” Artists Rebecca Bennett, Shawn Camp and Karen Maness examine vast open spaces of modern landscape in their own distinctive styles. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 24. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.
Icosa Collective. “Checked Out.” This two-person show with video, sculpture, photography, performance and installation from Bug Davidson and Amanda McInerney offers various attempts to break your sensory deprivation and cool you down with slip-away thoughts. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. 702 Shady Lane, Suite 190. 512-920-2062, icosacollective.com.
Link & Pin Art. “Chrome to Canvas.” The award-winning vehicle painter Shannon “Shan” Fannin is presenting a solo show of her vibrantly colored realist paintings of large-scale cars, motorcyles and airplanes from the late-1960s and earlier. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Oct. 1. 2235 E. Sixth St. #102. 512-900-8952. linkpinart.com.
North Hills Art Gallery. “Omnisence.” For this North Hills exhibit, Tatiana Nikolova-Houston has recreated and re-interpreted the iconography and illuminations of medieval manuscripts using gold and metallic inks, acrylic paint and jeweled embellishments. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 1. 7060 Village Center Drive. 512-345-4546, nwhillsumc.org.
The People’s Gallery. 13th Annual Exhibition. The People’s Gallery in City Hall features a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media by nearly 90 artists across Central Texas. 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday through early January 2018. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Free. 512-974-7700, austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.
Pump Project. “We Were There.” This print exhibition from photographer Sandy Carson looks at a decade of Austin concert crowds —in particular, those at local music festivals — shot from the pit, 2007-2017. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment through Sept. 23. 702 Shady Lane. pumpproject.org.
Ransom Center. “Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce and Cultural Exchange, 1920-1945.” The Ransom Center’s newest exhibition “explores two decades of dynamic cultural exchange between Mexico and the United States.” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Thursday until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Jan. 1. Free. 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
Texas Folklife. “Hand-Painted Envelopes” is a new exhibit featuring envelopes that have been hand-painted from the 1930s and ’40s from five envelope artists. They are among the best-known envelope artists of the 20th century. Their work highlights a folk art tradition that dates from the 1850s in England. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday through Oct. 6. 1708 Houston St. texasfolklife.org.
Wally Workman Gallery. William Geisler + John Peralta. Wally Workman is opening its first show with Austin-based artists Geisler and Peralta. Both artists work with systems, Geisler with grids on a two-dimensional plane and Peralta with mechanical objects on a three-dimensional plane. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 30. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Yard Dog Art Gallery. “Long Live Death: New Paintings by Mike Egan.” Egan’s distinctive skull paintings — meditations on life and death — are thought-provoking, disturbing and beautiful all at once. He found his calling, this art, while working as an undertaker in Pennsylvania. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 5. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.
Beerthoven Concert Series: “Invoke.” The string quartet Invoke, currently the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas, will weave together musical traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $10-$65. Austin Saengerrunde, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. eventbrite.com/e/invoke-is-back-tickets-35385397677.
“Paris City Limits, Part Deux.” The Texas Early Music Project, a mix of choir and orchestra, will play exciting dances, popular folk songs, dazzling chansons and heartfelt songs of love and melancholy by the masters and less-known French musicians from the 16th and 17th centuries. 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 8001 W. Mesa Drive. $5-$30. 512-377-6961, early-music.org.
NEW THIS WEEK
Theater & dance
“Catalina de Erauso.” This wickedly funny work from Paper Chairs Productions chronicles the true story of a 17th century nun who breaks out of the convent to become the New World’s first and fiercest conquistadora. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 30. $15-$25. Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, 8604 FM 969. 512-686-6621, paperchairs.com.
“Romeo & Juliet.” Stephen Mills’ production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers will feature his classical choreography leveraging every note in Sergei Prokofiev’s majestic music, performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $12-$89. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. balletaustin.org.
“Disco Deewane: A Bollywood Musical.” Raja and Maya journey through some of the greatest moments in American musical cinematic history — Bollywood-style. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25-$150. Travis County Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane. events.sulekha.com/austin-metro-area.
“Prodigal Son.” Jarrott Productions takes on the latest play from John Patrick Shanley, the Oscar, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, who has constructed this passionate portrait of a young man on the verge of either salvation or destruction. Opens Sept. 21. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 15. $15-$30. Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity St. jarrottproductions.com.
“Belonging, Part One.” Aerial performers Blue Lapis Light will swing under the stars at Seaholm District Plaza to highlight our relationship with each other, the sustainability of our environment and the beauty of the planet. Opens Sept. 20. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 1. $20-$60. 211 Walter Seaholm Drive. bluelapislight.org.
“Unearth.” In this Camiba Art Gallery solo show, William T. Carson recounts an expedition he and his father embarked on in his childhood to follow 90 miles of proposed railroad tracks over family-owned farmland. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 14. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 111. camibaart.com.
“Approach: A Collection of Watercolors.” Gallery Shoal Creek showcases 18 new watercolor paintings by Austin artist Christopher St. Leger, who takes the viewer to places he visits, from Austin to Lockhart and more distant settings. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 28. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Ste. 3. 512-454-6671, galleryshoalcreek.com.
COMEDY THIS WEEK
Austin Java Parkway. “Sure Thing,” a weekly comedy show. 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1206 Parkway. 512-476-1829, facebook.com/SureThingATX.
Cap City Comedy Club. The Sklar Brothers, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $18-$23. Texas’ Funniest Reporter, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $20-$25. Punch Presents Aaron Brooks: Live CD Recording, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $7-$11. Doug Loves Movies: Special Event, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $20. Brent Morin, 8 p.m. Thursday, $18-$23. 8120 Research Blvd. No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.
ColdTowne Theater. “Church Of Man” is an improvised exploration of men’s rights activism through the eyes of director Abby Lincoln and producer Lilli Lopez, following a group of men as they try to navigate their lives completely free of women. 7 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 14. $10. 4803-B Airport Blvd. 512-814-8696, coldtownetheater.com.
Esther’s Follies. With school back in session and Washington back in the saddle, Esther’s has new sketches straight from the headlines as well as the classic “News in Review” covering such topics as Russian roulette with Putin, ICE, transgender laws and everything in between. Plus, a dance-off between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Neil deGrasse Tyson proves that science can be sexy. The “Back to School Special” shows that love can be bipartisan as cultures and politics clash in a story of star-crossed lovers. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday in September. $25-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0198, esthersfollies.com.
Hideout Theatre. “Death by Musical” is a completely improvised campy horror musical inspired by irreverent comedic musicals like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Evil Dead: The Musical,” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Every week, a new performance will be improvised before your eyes, complete with singing, screams, dancing, (fake) blood and a smoke machine. 8 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 28. $15. 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com.
The Institution Theater. “Barrio Daze: A Solo Comedy” is Latino Comedy Project’s artistic director Adrian Villegas’ critically acclaimed play set against the backdrop of a tumultuous national election. The comedy is a sprawling and irreverent one-man through a single day in the barrio. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $11-$13. “Over the Lege Part 2: The Governor Strikes Back.” The live political satire and variety show exposing the shenanigans of the Texas Legislature will feature songs, dances, sketches and improvisation. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Sept. 30. $15. 3708 Woodbury Drive. theinstitutiontheater.com.
The New Movement. “Please Help: A Live, Improvised Radio Advice Show,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Plus more improv and stand-up shows throughout the week. $7-$10. The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St. 512-696-2590, newmovementtheater.com.
The Velveeta Room. Johnny Taylor with Enzo Priesnitz. $10. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com.