East Austin Studio Tour, light-filled “Creek Show” top this week’s arts


Theater

“A Wolverine Walks Into A Bar.” The latest from Texas treasure Jaston Williams — co-author, co-star and producer of the four award-winning plays in the Greater Tuna cycle — features Williams and Lauren Lane (veteran actress from TV’s “The Nanny”) who, in a series of short scenes, play a bevy of quirky American characters, including a pacifist from Texas who bonds with a gun-toting grandmother. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 20. Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave. $25-$37. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.

Art

“Creek Show.” It’s back! The Waller Creek Conservancy stages its now enormously popular free public art happening. For nine nights, five illuminated, site-specific temporary installations will light up the stretch of Waller Creek between East Sixth and East Eighth streets and bring the public’s attention to the overlooked downtown waterway. Opens Thursday and continues 6 to 10 p.m. nightly through Nov. 19. Free. Waller Creek between East Sixth and East Eighth streets. creekshow.com.

“The Umlauf Prize: EchindaLabs.” Elizabeth McClellan is this year’s winner of the Umlauf Prize, an award given to a University of Texas sculpture student. McClellan’s “EchindaLabs” is a kitschy take on the blur of body science and the marketing of the beauty industry. Opening: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Jan. 29. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. $1-$5. 512-445-5582. umlaufsculpture.org.

East Austin Studio Tour. There’s a breathtaking 534 artists and art happenings on this year’s annual eastside tour — Austin’s largest arts event. Pick up a free catalog at any Austin Public Library. Consult the online version at eastaustinstudiotour.com. The tour runs two weekends for you to take full advantage of this singular, casual way of experiencing Austin’s creative community. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 19-20. Free. eastaustinstudiotour.com.


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