Theater & dance
“All Shook Up.” The 60th year of Zilker Theatre Productions’ annual summer musical takes us back to the 1950s, the decade of the inaugural show, and serves as a modern twist on a Shakespeare classic: “Twelfth Night.” The jukebox musical “All Shook Up” features 24 Elvis Presley hits as well as lots of laughs and leather jackets. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 18. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org/all-shook-up.
“The Audience.” A bold new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “El Público,” by Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss, infuses his unfinished play with relevant details from his life. Paper Chairs’ production depicts the military coup in 1936 Spain that led to Lorca’s capture and assassination. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15-$35. Austin Playhouse, 6001 Airport Blvd. facebook.com/events/1419886991444784/.
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” The final production of this year’s Summer Stock Austin series is this Tony Award-winning musical based on the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, about a pair of con men who decide to swindle a small town in the French Riviera. 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. various dates through Saturday. $26-$38. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Be Zach’s guest for the next Zach Theatre production, a musical. This tale as old as time follows bookworm Belle, who rescues her ailing father from the clutches of the angry Beast, a once-dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. $25-$125. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org.
“Mary Poppins.” One of the most beloved Disney movies of all time has been reborn as a musical and, during its time on Broadway, received nominations for seven Tony Awards. Now, the production about a magical nanny for the Banks family is coming to the local stage at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$32. 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.
“The Music Man.” Summer Stock Austin is producing the Meredith Wilson play about con man Harold Hill, who swindles the Midwestern town of River City into believing he is a band leader and plans to skip town with the money — until he meets Marian the librarian. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $26-$38. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
“Real Women Have Curves.” Recent high school graduate Ana doesn’t have the funds to go to college, but she finds value in and appreciation for the work and the women she gets to know in a tiny sewing factory. Teatro Vivo explores the Latina immigrant experience with this production of Josefina Lopez’s 1990 play. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 19. $20-$25. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River St. teatrovivo.org.
“Rob1n.” A second Summer Stock Austin production is this family-friendly musical about a modern-day reimagining of a legendary hero, Robin Hood. This heroine is the world’s greatest thief, with a soft spot for anyone facing injustice. 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. various dates through Saturday. $9-$18. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
Kevin Powers. 7 p.m. Friday. The novelist speaks and signs “A Shout in the Ruins.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Vanessa Roeder. 2 p.m. Saturday. The children’s book author speaks and signs “Lucy and the String.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
William Reid. 2 p.m. Saturday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs “A Dark Night in Aurora: Inside James Holmes and the Colorado Mass Shootings.” Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. #158. 512-418-8985, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2536.
Bree Barton, Kayla Olson and Cory Putman Oakes. 7 p.m. Monday. The young adult novelists speak and sign “Heart of Thorns,” “The Sandcastle Empire,” and “Witchtown.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Maria Dahvana Headley. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The New York Times bestselling author speaks and signs “The Mere Wife.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Kelly Corbet. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The local author speaks and signs “Already Here: The Matter of Love.” BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. 512-472-2875, ebookwoman.com.
Arjun Sethi. 7 p.m. Thursday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art for the People. “Wet, Wild, and a Wee Bit of Whimsy.” More than 60 Austin artists, 35 of them new to Art for the People, contributed to this group show defining what summer means to us. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 20. 1711 S. First St. 512-761-4708, artforthepeoplegallery.com.
Art on 5th. Carrie Graber. This California native is influenced by the hot summers and warm glowing colors of her home. Her high-contrast light-and-shadow oil paintings showcase glamorous scenes of daily life in the Southern California landscape. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. arton5th.com.
The Asian American Resource Center. “Duality and Dokdo, Lone Island.” These exhibits feature works from artists Dan Pham (“The Banana’s Identity Cookbook”), Lauren Chai (“A Place in This World”) and Matthew Koshmrl (“Dokdo, Lone Island”). 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday through Sept. 23. 8401 Cameron Road. facebook.com/events/189411735234704/.
The Blanton Museum of Art. “Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection.” The Blanton Museum celebrates the renaissance that has occurred since the 1970s within the millennia-old traditions of indigenous Australian art with this ground-floor exhibit. Through Sept. 9. “From the Page to the Street: Latin American Conceptualism” illustrates the diverse range of art that was explored in the 1960s and ’70s in Latin America, when conceptualism began to take root in a new way. Through Aug. 26. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5-$9. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.
Bob Bullock Museum. “Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic.” This new exhibit tells the story of a thriving Comanche cultured rooted in the past but evolving toward the future. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic’s paintings highlight the strength, beauty and grace of the Comanche past and present. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 2. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Camiba Art Gallery. “Source Material.” Two artists, William T. Carson and Rebecca Rothfus Harrell, have a common interest in geology, natural materials and the environment, but their artistic techniques and approaches for the exhibited work, created in tandem, are distinct. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.
The Contemporary Austin. “Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death.” This immersive solo exhibition showcases work by McMillian, the recipient of the museum’s inaugural Suzanne Deal Booth Art Prize. Through Aug. 26. Plus new works in the sculpture park at Laguna Gloria. Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (gallery); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (grounds). $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Davis Gallery. “Reflector: A Summer Group Show.” This summer group show asks each participating artist to cast their gaze inwardly and to capture either their whole self or some aspect of “self.” Most of them have chosen to depict themselves via abstractions and symbolic representations. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 8. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.
Dougherty Arts Center. “Color & Memory: Surface & Substance” features the works of Austin-based artists Walker Winn and Dimitri Gudgenov, who take viewers on a thought-provoking magic carpet ride of color memories, process and materials. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 18. 1110 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/doughertyarts/.
Grayduck Gallery. “Crit Group 2018.” The Contemporary Austin has joined forces with Grayduck for this exhibit with pieces by eight artists who participated in the museum’s Crit Group, a program that combines group critique with professional development. The show is on display at the gallery. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com.
ICOSA Collective. “Are You Doing Your Part / In Your Life?” Icosa is hosting its first exhibit since moving into new gallery space in the Canopy complex, showcasing the work of 11 new members, including Leon Alesi, Amy Bench and Tammie Rubin. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment through Aug. 25. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, #102. icosacollective.com.
LBJ Presidential Library. “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports” examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the U.S. and features rare artifacts, video, audio and interactive displays. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 13. $3-$10. 2313 Red River St. lbjlibrary.org.
Link & Pin Art. “Summer Nights.” The newest multi-artist show features abstract works in various media created by six artists, including Ryan Runcie, Glenn Towery, Chris Van Loan, Sr. and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Aug. 26. 2235 E. Sixth St. #102. linkpinart.com.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. “Chasing Desire.” Xavier Schipani’s solo show will feature murals, canvas paintings and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom, all tied together with a centralized — and, for Schipani, very personal — theme that explores what it means to be masculine. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Sept. 1. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
Mexic-Arte Museum. “Young Latinx Artists 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges.” The multi-artist show was inspired by the significant social changes that have taken place along the U.S. Mexico border over the past 20 years, exploring themes of restriction, censorship and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org.
North Hills Gallery. “World Tour: Orion and Jan Knox.” The husband-and-wife artists create pieces in paint and through the lens that capture their worldwide travels, which include trips to all seven continents, and their artwork exploring places both nearby and faraway will be on display. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 3. 7050 Village Center Drive. nwhillsumc.org.
The People’s Gallery. The 14th annual People’s Gallery in City Hall features a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media by more than 100 artists across Central Texas. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Jan. 1. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Free. 512-974-7700, austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Sherry Owens and Art Shirer have installed a site-specific exhibit that has transformed the gallery at Umlauf into a wild, turbulent environment, confounding our normal perceptions of the interior and exterior. “Entangled” features giant spiral vortexes wound together from wire and natural and manmade objects. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. umlaufsculpture.org.
Wally Workman Gallery. Wally Workman’s sixth solo show with the Texas-based abstract oil painter Joyce Howell highlights her continued reliance on nature as inspiration and its flux between calm and chaos, using color to tell the story. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 1. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Women and Their Work. “Surface.” Artist Meg Aubrey’s candy-colored palette belies the loneliness, disquiet and isolation she captures in paintings of affluent suburban life. The manicured lawns in tree-lined neighborhoods suggest domestic comfort, but viewers will need to look more deeply at what’s below the surface. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 6. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org.
Cool Summer Nights at the Bullock Museum. You’ll be in the air-conditioned museum for the final installment of this appropriately named summer series. Try your hand at playing a ukulele, experience contemporary opera or attempt to write a song. Cool Summer Nights also has small bites, a cash bar, a photo booth and more. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
The Hartman Foundation’s “Concerts in the Park.” Each weekend in the summer, a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured on the front lawn of the Long Center, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 26. Free. The Long Center Terrace Lawn, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-476-6064, austinsymphony.org.
NEW THIS WEEK
Theater & dance
“The Grapes of Wrath.” Frank Galati’s groundbreaking adaptation of John Steinbeck’s masterpiece of American literature — about the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of California, in pursuit of the American dream — gets the City Theatre treatment. Opens Aug. 10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.
“There and Back.” Austin playwright Raul Garza’s new work, performed by Ground Floor Theatre, explores the current immigration crisis through a fictional lens: Gloria, traveling from her native Mexico to join her husband in the U.S., realizes there is a stark contrast between the American dream and her reality. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 25. $5-$45. 979 Springdale Road. groundfloortheatre.org.
“(Un)documents.” In his first full-length solo show, award-winning actor and poet Jesus I. Valles travels across both sides of the Rio Grande, moving between languages to find his place as a son, a lover, a teacher and a brother in a nation that demands sacrifice at the altar of citizenship. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Wednesday-Aug. 18. $15-$35. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org.
“Wit.” Austin Scottish Rite Theater and the Final Acts Project have teamed up to produce Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Edson’s dark comedy about Vivian Bearing, who chronicles her journey from a stage four ovarian cancer diagnosis to high-dosage experimental chemotheraphy. Opens Friday. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 25. $15-$25. 207 W. 18th St. brownpapertickets.com/event/3520845.
“Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance.” This Ransom Center exhibit looks at the American artist’s process of book design and production via photographs, drawings and prints alongside archival production materials, preliminary sketches and notebooks. Opens Aug. 11. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 6. Free. 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
Paul Stankiewicz. Local artist Stankiewicz is most known for his neon sign paintings and iconic depictions of Austin scenes such as Barton Springs and the Broken Spoke, but he’s going in a new direction with his latest works, paintings that combines characters and text pulled from brightly colored food packaging. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 9. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. arton5th.com.
“Strata.” New Orleans artist Anita Cooke — whose artistic focus shifted in 2005 when her clay equipment was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina — is presenting a solo show featuring her works of sewn textile collage, fabric and mixed media. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 23. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. georgetownartcentertx.org.
COMEDY THIS WEEK
Cap City Comedy Club. Beth Stelling, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $16-$23. Open Mic, 8 p.m. Sunday, $3-$8. Here, Kitty Kitty with Martha Kelly, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $7-$11. Brad Williams, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $15-$20. 8120 Research Blvd. No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.
ColdTowne Theater. “The Rose: Pleasure Lagoon” is a staged, improvised reality television show during which contestants have come to find their happily ever after in a tropical paradise. Host Nathan Harrison presents alternating casts that are all vying for the attention of one handsome bachelor or bombshell bachelorette, and each weekly show includes a full season of romantic trappings, from meeting the contestants to group dates and dramatic testimonials. 8:30 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 8. $10. 4803 Airport Blvd. coldtownetheater.com.
Esther’s Follies. President Trump and Vladimir Putin continue their steamy and secretive bromance in Esther’s musical parody of “Grease,” as part of the August show. Plus, if you’re sick of the state of the U.S. and looking for friendlier shores, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes you with open arms and lots of advice in “Come to Canada.” And in a science-focused skit, Bill Nye the Science guy and his buddy Neal DeGrasse Tyson have a dance off while underscoring the steamy side of science. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in July. $25-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. esthersfollies.com.
“Hellhole” at ColdTowne Theater. “Hellhole: Improvised Supernatural Teen Comedy” is a love letter to pop culture touchstones such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the workplace sitcoms of late 1990s. This show is the first ever ColdTowne mainstage show to feature a mixed-age cast featuring teenage improvisers alongside Austin’s best comedic performers. The show is part of the overall Excused Absence Comedy Festival happening at ColdTowne in August. 7 p.m. $8. 4803 Airport Blvd. coldtownetheater.com. — Brently Heilbron
Hideout Theatre. A “Big Gay Musical” homage to Broadway will be created before your eyes, inspired by true stories from the LGBTQIA-identifying monologists that will be told onstage during the show. Expect queer protagonists, queer love stores and a whole lot of queer anthems. Each show raises money for a different local LGBTQIA organization. 8 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 25. $15. 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com.
Institution Theater. At “Anything Live!” the improvised comics of the Institution present a cornucopia of entertainers, from stand-up comedians to wrestlers — all the misfit entertainment acts that don’t fit anywhere else. 8 p.m. Thursdays. Free. The Clubhouse, 3800 Woodbury Drive. theinstitutiontheater.com.
The Velveeta Room. Kevin O’Brien with Norah Franklin, 9 p.m. Friday, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. $10. 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116, thevelveetaroom.com.