Theater & dance
“A Girl Named Sue.” Color Arc Productions presents this play about love and identity told through theater, music and poetry. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through March 12. $15-$25. Trinity Street Theatre, 901 Trinity St. colorarcproductions.com
“All Because of Agatha.” Way Off Broadway Community Players is continuing its 20th season with this ghostly comedy about a newly married couple who buys a house in historic Salem, Massachusetts, which has the annoying knack of being visited each year by a slightly destructive witch named Agatha Forbes. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 25, with 3 p.m. performance March 12. $10-$20. 11880 West Old FM 2243, Building 4, Leander. 512-259-5878, wobcp.org.
“Death of a Salesman.” Austin Playhouse takes on Arthur Miller’s classic drama about Willy Loman, the failing salesman who begins to crumble under the weight of the American dream. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $32-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. 512-476-0084, austinplayhouse.com.
“John.” From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Hyde Park Theatre hits like “The Flick” is this otherworldly play that takes place at a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where a weird and cheerful innkeeper greets a young couple who are struggling to stay together. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through April 1. $20-$26. 511 W. 43rd St. 512-479-7529, hydeparktheatre.org.
“Robot Daddy.” Electronic Planet Ensemble is celebrating 20 years of creating multi-media performances with this show featuring an original score embedded with the poetry of David Jewell and a stunning light show by Patrick Anthony. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. $15-$35. 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.
“UTNT.” Now in its 10th year, the University of Texas Department of Theatre & Dance’s UT New Theatre program brings to the stage compelling works by Kimberly Belflower, Elizabeth Doss, William Glick and Megan Tabaque. Various times through Sunday. $15-$26. B. Iden Payne Theatre, 300 E. 23rd St. JoinTheDrama.org.
“West Side Story.” From the first notes to the final breath, this classic, getting the live treatment from the Georgetown Palace Theatre, is powerful, poignant and timely as ever, exploring the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 19. $14-$30. 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. georgetownpalace.com.
Byron Browne. 2 p.m. Saturday. The local author speaks and signs “Spanish Missions of Texas.” Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. #158. 512-418-8985, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2536.
Bill Nye. 11 a.m. Sunday. The renowned scientist signs bookplates for “Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into Radical Curiosity and Solve Any Problem.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Babette Hughes. 2 p.m. Sunday. The essayist speaks and signs “The Secret of Happiness and Other Essays from The Huffington Post.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Jenna Opperman and Andrea Eames. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The poets speak and sign “Shattering Is Gradual” and “New Monsters,” respectively. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Peter Heller. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The novelist speaks and signs “Celine.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art for the People. “Art for All + All for Art.” Art for the People is teaming up with Art from the Streets to put together this special group show of pieces created by homeless and formerly homeless artists. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through April 8. 1711 S. First St. 512-76104708, artforthepeoplegallery.com.
Art on 5th. In“I am #1, I Am No One,” Houston-based artist Trá Slaughter uses portraiture to examine the modern human condition. Through Sunday. “The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective Exhibition” features the work of Ted Geisel, not only as a children’s book illustrator but also as a painter, sculptor and more. Through April 2. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite C. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.
Art Science Gallery. David Martinez Retrospective. The science folk artist’s colorful paintings draw equally from rich cultural mythologies and the history of science. 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through April 1. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102. 512-522-8278, artsciencegallery.com.
Black Lagoon Gallery. “Tribe Over Morality” and “Sum of Net” display new works by Ryan Sandison Montgomery and Aubree Dale, respectively. Through April 3 by appointment only. 4301 A. Guadalupe St. blacklagoongallery.com.
Camiba Art. “Circuit Topology.” Viewers will notice Zoë Schulman’s colorful approach fuses traditional analytical ideologies with imaginative expression in her solo show. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111. camibaart.com.
The Contemporary Austin. “With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work In Progress).” Jim Hodges’ multimedia exhibit, exploring the impermanence and fragility of the human experience, is on display at the Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center. Ongoing. Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). “Lionel Maunz: Discovery of Honey / Work of the Family.” New sculpture and paper works by the artist are on display at the Gatehouse Gallery and on the lower grounds of the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park. Through May 14. 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). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Davis Gallery. “Kindred Spirits.” In this two-person exhibition of paintings, David Leonard and Daniel Blagg consider our changing world through their work, with a focus on American cityscapes but through different tones. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through April 8. 837 W. Twelfth St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com.
Dimension Gallery. “The Resonant Lung.” Dimension Gallery co-founder Colin McIntyre has built an experiential sound environment inside a climate-controlled shipping container, using a seven-octave pipe organ that will be controlled electronically. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; ongoing. 979 Springdale Road, Suite 99. dimensiongallery.org.
Gallery 701. “Spring Eternal.” The Long Center’s art gallery’s latest show features four Austin artists — Elizabeth Chiles, Marjorie Moore, McKay Otto and Keva Richardson — who all have individualistic styles that incorporate both organic and inorganic materials resulting in works undeniably their own. Always open during performances; public welcome Wednesdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 20. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
Georgetown Art Center. “The Cuzco Revolution in Painting.” Associated with Southwestern University’s Brown Symposium, the show features Peruvian artists Richard Peralta and Edwin Quispecuro. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through March 26. 816 South Main Street, Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.
Grayduck Gallery. “Congitopia.” The work in Jana Swec’s collaborative series is an exploration of the unexpected when collaborating on the visual expressions of shared ideas and dreams. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through March 26. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334, grayduckgallery.com.
Guzu Gallery. “Nothing New: Art Inspired by the 1990s.” The gallery will take a trip back in time with this show featuring the works of 25 artists paying tribute to ’90s pop culture. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through April 3. 5000 N. Lamar Blvd. guzugallery.com.
Harry Ransom Center. “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center” contains more than 250 items from the Ransom Center’s extensive cultural collections. Through July 16. Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” is on view through Dec. 31. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Thursday until 7 p.m.), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. Free. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
ICOSA Collective. “Under the Skin.” The collection of new sculptural works by Anna Pedersen and Terra Goolsby features disembodied elements of a more traditional whole, connecting grotesque images with ones of feminine strength and sexuality. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment through March 25. 702 Shady Lane, Suite 190. 512-920-2062, icosacollective.com/home.
Link & Pin Gallery. “Dimensions in Color: The Art of Maria Lyle and Lisa Garner.” Lyle’s abstract paintings have been created and developed over a summer of painting in her garden, while Garner prefers to work with polymer clay to create sculptures that are both intimate and domestic. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday through March 19. 2235 E. Sixth St. Suite 102. 512-900-8952, linkpinart.com.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. “The Haas Brothers: Animalia.” Twins Nikolai and Simon Haas have put together a show of sculpture, drawings and a mural, with their cartoon drawings — of cuddly, bug-eyed animals with conspicuously human-like genitalia — serving as the connective tissue between all the art forms. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through April 1. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
The North Hills Gallery. “Ordinary Magic.” This solo show from Lesley Bradstreet, a talented photographer, showcases her intriguing contemplative style. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through April 2. 7050 Village Center Drive. 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. “Friend of a Friend.” This curated exhibit examines the associations and influences of contemporary artists who use drawing as their primary means of art making. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment through April 1. 702 Shady Lane. pumpproject.org.
Stephen L. Clark Gallery. “Lance Letscher: New Work from the Late Middle Ages.” The paper and metal collages from internationally known, locally based Letscher are created from found materials like album covers, books, recipes, notes and letters. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through March 18. 1101 W. Sixth St. artnet.com/galleries/stephen-l-clark-gallery/.
Texas Folklife. “Cowboys: East Germany.” This compelling visual anthropology exhibit from photographer Eric O’Connell examines the constructed identities and practices of the American cowboy and the cowboy lifestyle as taken up by the people of the former East Germany. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday through April 30. Texas Folklife, 1708 Houston St. texasfolklife.org.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. “Mentoring a Muse” is the first-ever show of numerous and never-before-seen works from one-time University of Texas art student Farrah Fawcett and her mentor and professor Charles Umlauf. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 20. 606 Robert E. Lee Road. 512-445-5582, umlaufsculpture.org.
Wally Workman Gallery. “Ian Shults: Petting Zoo.” The local painter often addresses debauchery and subversive behavior with his work, so this Wally Workman Gallery show leans heavily on the idea of relationships between people and their vices. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through March 25. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Yard Dog Art Gallery. The West Virginia artist Fort Guerin focuses on the mythos of the Old West to provide the subjects for his paintings, which look like panels from an old comic book or stills from a Western movie. 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 April 2. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.
Pink Martini. The genre-spanning band — whose music straddles classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop — is performing a show at the Long Center. 8 p.m. Sunday. $29-$59. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
“Sacred Shadows: Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories.” Ensemble VIII’s concert celebrates Tenebrae with Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s setting of the Tenebrae responsories, a true masterpiece. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $10-$45. St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road. ensembleviii.org.
NEW THIS WEEK
Theater & dance
“Flaming Idiots.” Sam Bass Theatre’s production of this contemporary farce takes place entirely in the restaurant kitchen of Zippy’s, a popular spot ever since Cy Manamalancia, a notorious mobster, was shot there more than 20 years ago. Opens Friday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 25. $15-$25. 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228, sambasstheatre.org.
“11:11:05.” Choreographer Jennifer Sherburn is making 11 dances in 11 months, hosting a new artist-in-residence each time who will share the stage. This time around, she’s at Live Oak Brewing, and her dance centers on the setting by focusing on the beauty of the Live Oak grounds and the what-ifs of the world happening around it. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15-$50. 1615 Crozier Lane. 1111austin.com/events-calendar.
“Redux in Rep: Hamlet with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” Two of the most famous plays of all time, both known in classic tragedy and modern comedy, are being performed in a full repertory production from the City Theatre and rotating each night, with the same company portraying the same cast of characters. Opens Friday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through April 2. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.
“Bibliotecha.” ATM Gallery’s show is composed of a group of LatinX artists based locally, nationally and internationally, recognizing the importance of diversity and visibility in the arts. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and Sunday through March 30; weekdays by appointment only. ATM at Bolm Studios, 5305 Bolm Road Suite 12. atmgallery.info.
“Greener Pastures: Liss LaFleur.” This Women and Their Work show combines kitsch, queerness and objects of consumerism to position media and performance artist LaFleur as a cowgirl on a new frontier. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. March 11. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through April 20. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org.
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. Raul Sanchez from the Moontower Comedy Festival, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $16-$23. Tone Bell from the upcoming Netflix series “Disjointed,” 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $12-$19. 8120 Research Blvd. No. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.
ColdTowne Theater. The unholy halls of Satan’s hell haven’t been rocked since the disbanding of heavy metal masters Rezuranger — follow the band on their improvised odyssey to see if they still have what it takes to make the demons thrash. 8:30 p.m. Saturday through April 8. $10-$12. 4803-B Airport Blvd. 512-814-8696, coldtownetheater.com.
Esther’s Follies. It’s March Madness this month — with more political hijinks, of course. On a national level, that means taking a closer look at President Trump in his most private hours as the White House continues to reel with leaks, lawsuits and espionage. “White House Hijinks,” the new musical, has a Snuggie-wearing Trump asking himself and his wife (and captive) Melania the tough questions. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in March. No shows during the weekends of SXSW. $25-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0198, esthersfollies.com.
The Institution Theater. In “All Hell Breaks Loose,” the anti-establishment voices of 1930s cinema are being exhumed to bring their comedic anarchy to a new generation muddling through an economic depression, turmoil around class and race relations, and the accelerating possibility of war. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through March 18. $5-$10. 3708 Woodbury Drive. theinstitutiontheater.com.
The New Movement. “The Neighborhood,” 9 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.