Theater & dance
“Buyer and Cellar.” Alex, a struggling Hollywood actor, takes a job working in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu Barbra dream house, located in an underground mall that houses her showbiz collections. Unexpectedly, the star herself comes downstairs to “shop” — but will this desperate actor she encounters ever be invited upstairs to Babs’ palatial estate? 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 14. $29-$64. 1510 Toomey Road. 512-476-0541,zachtheatre.org.
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“Comedy of Errors.” Penfold Theatre takes on Shakespeare’s breeziest and most farcical comedy, overflowing with slapstick, romance, word play and, of course, mistaken identities. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through July 30. Free. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock.penfoldtheatre.org.
“The Flick.” Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize, this show about the friendship between three young movie theater workers is another play from Annie Baker, who wrote three of Hyde Park Theatre’s biggest hits, including “The Aliens.” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 6. $20-$26. 511 W. 43rd St. 512-479-7529, hydeparktheatre.org.
“John Gabriel Borkman.” Different Stages closes out the season with Henrik Ibsen’s all-too-timely tale of a man who was once wealthy, powerful and revered but finds himself disgraced and destitute after a financial scandal and prison time. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through July 16. $15-$30. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The City Theatre’s sizzling reimagining of William Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy offers an original, bawdy and way-out theater experience. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through July 17. $10-25. 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 512-524-2870,citytheatreaustin.org.
M.M. Wolthoff. 7 p.m. Friday. The outdoorsman speaks and signs “The West Texas Pilgrimage.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Red Wassenich. 3 p.m. Saturday. The Austin native speaks and signs “Keeping Austin Weird: A Guide to the (Still) Odd side of Town.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Jenuine Poetess. 3 p.m. Sunday. The poet speaks and signs “BloodStories.” BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. #A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Rachel Starnes. 7 p.m. Monday. The memoirist speaks and signs “The War at Home: A Wife’s Search for Peace (and Other Missions Impossible).” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Martin Limon, Billy Kring and Manning Wolfe. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The mystery authors speak and sign “Ping Pong Heart,” “TonTon” and “Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King,” respectively. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Becky Wade. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The long-distance runner speaks and signs “Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey through Running Cultures around the Globe.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. 7 p.m. Thursday. The debut young adult authors speak and sign “The Season.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art for the People. “Off the Wall, Off the Flesh.” Eleven artists — from muralists to tattoo artists — represent the vibrant and eclectic urban art culture of Austin. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through July 30. 1711 S. First St.artforthepeoplegallery.com.
Art Science Gallery. “Evolution” has launched in conjunction with the joint annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists in Austin. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday through July 30. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102. 512-522-8278, artsciencegallery.com.
ATM Gallery. “A Slab of Heaven.” Houston-based artists Charlie Satterlee and Eden Rae examine the physical landscapes of ceramics and the dimensions found within digital environments. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through July 12. 5305 Bolm Road Suite #12. atmgallery.info.
Austin Art Garage. Work by more than 30 Austin artists who all have an indie vibe. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 512-351-5934,austinartgarage.com.
Black Lagoon Gallery. “Thoughtscapes” and “Acatalepsy.” Local artists Jenny Granberry and Rachel Walter present new works at the Black Lagoon Art space. Through Sunday by appointment only. 4301 A. Guadalupe St.blacklagoongallery.com.
Blanton Museum of Art. “Goya: Mad Reason.” Featuring more than 150 works, mostly borrowed from Yale University, the show features two of the master artist’s best known series of images, “Los desastres de la guerra (The Disasters of War)” and the enigmatic “Los disparates (The Follies).” 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 Sept 25. Third Thursday of the month open until 9 p.m. $5-$9; free on Thursdays. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-7324, blantonmuseum.org.
Camiba Art Gallery. “Transparent Vulnerability” showcases the multimedia work of Misha Penton, who specializes in watercolor and audio. 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through July 30. Flatbed Building, 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-937-5821, camibaart.com.
The Contemporary Austin. The 12-acre Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park Grounds features contemporary sculptures and site-specific installations that augment Laguna Gloria’s lakeside grounds and historic Driscoll Villa. Works by Nancy Holt, Paul McCarthy, Ursula von Rydingsvard, John Grade, Monika Sosnowska, Superflex and others. Grounds hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ongoing. 3809 W. 35th St. $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Davis Gallery. “Seeking Surreal: The Dreams of the Artist.” This collection from multiple featured artists explores the world that is out of reach, far away or not there at all. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday through July 30. 837 W. Twelfth St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com.
De Stijl Gallery. For its premiere exhibit, this new gallery features “One-Sixth,” an exhibit of the six African American alumni who have received a master’s of fine arts from the University of Texas. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 13. 1006 W. 31st St. 512-354-0860, destijlaustin.com
Flatbed Press. For “Scorch and Drag,” John Robert Craft uses solid cast-iron sculptural pieces to create his minimalistic yet rugged-looking abstract prints. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 27. 2830 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. flatbedpress.com.
Gallery Shoal Creek. “Connections: Monotypes and Painting Duets by Tony Saladino.” Texas artist Tony Saladino moves with ease between painting and printmaking. His new series of monotypes feature hand-coloring that emphasizes his mastery of color and form. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through July 23. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. galleryshoalcreek.com
The Georgetown Art Center. “Tongue in Cheek: The Surreal Art of Ho Baron.” Baron’s intricate sculptural caricatures are at the center of this new exhibit. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 816 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.
Grayduck Gallery. “Visitation.” Artists of RedLine — a prolific Colorado contemporary art center — focus on themes of time, memory, and surreal presentations of humans in nature. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through July 17. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334,grayduckgallery.com.
Guzu Gallery. “High Scores 2: More Artwork Inspired by Video Games.” Guzu Gallery is bringing pixelated heroes and villains back to the gallery with new pieces from 25 artists paying tribute to their favorite video games. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through July 31. 5000 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-454-4898, guzugallery.com.
Harry Ransom Center. Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” is back at the Ransom Center and on view through Dec. 31, 2017. 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.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. “Time Compression Keeps Me Coming Back for More” showcases Jason Middlebrook’s paintings on slabs of wood. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through July 16. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
Mass Gallery. “Make Believe.” Marfa artist Sam Schonzeit is collaborating with Vianney Ford on this exhibit, with an evolving installation of fountains, haircuts, movie screenings and more. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through July 23. 507 Calles St., Suite 108. 512-535-4946,massgallery.org.
Mexic-Arte Museum. “Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@” is the museum’s annual show of emerging artists. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1o am. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 28. 419 Congress Ave. $1-$5 (Free on Sundays). 512-480-9373, mexic-artemuseum.org.
Modern Rocks Gallery. Carlos Hernandez’s rock ’n’ roll prints. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Ongoing. 916 Springdale Road, Canopy Building 3, Unit 103. 512-524-1488, modernrocksgallery.com.
People’s Gallery 2016. City Hall fills with its annual show of art by from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums and arts organizations will be on exhibit throughout the first three floors of City Hall. 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Free. 512-974-7700,austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.
Stephen L. Clark Gallery. “Tennessee to Texas.” Catherine Erb is a Memphis, Tenn., photographer who specializes in mixed-media photo encaustic. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment through Aug. 27. 1101 W. Sixth Street. 512-477-0828,stephenlclarkgallery.com.
Studio 10 Art Gallery. Four Latino painters and sculptors are presenting their works in “Onirico,” which examines each of the artists’ own interpretation of reality. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through July 11. 1011 W. Lynn St. 512-236-1333, studiotenarts.com.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. “Studio in the Museum: An Interactive Recreation of Charles Umlauf’s Studio.” In a creative undertaking, Umlauf museum curators have re-created the sculptor Charles Umlauf’s studio in the gallery. A pair of built-in vignettes of original tools, workbench, drafting table, sculpture stands and artwork pulled directly from Umlauf’s actual studio anchor the display. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 16. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. $1-$5. 512-445-5582,umlaufsculpture.org.
Waller Creek. “Hurlyburly” is a large, site-specific installation made of repurposed lobster rope by New York artist Orly Genger. Near the Waller Creek Boathouse at 74 Trinity St. through Feb. 28, 2017. Free.thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Wittliff Collections. “Ansel Adams: a Southwest Legacy,” with 21 photographs of nature, and “Rocky Schenck: Photographs,” from the photographer’s first monograph. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 4. Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos. 512-245-2313,thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu.
Women and Their Work. “Converse: Real Talk.” Ann Johnson’s installation resembles an outdoor park, meant to inspire visitors into meditation and discussion. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 18. Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064,womenandtheirwork.org.
Yard Dog Art Gallery. “¿Quién Es Más Macho? Wes Anderson vs. the Wild Birds of Texas.” Calgary artist Lisa Brawn returns to Yard Dog with carved and painted woodcut portraits of Wes Anderson movie characters and birds of Texas set up in ¿Quién Es Más Macho? showdowns. 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 July 31. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.
Austin Chamber Music Festival. The festival celebrates its 20th year with three different concerts running each weekend through July 24. All concerts are in Bates Recital Hall, Butler School of Music, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. Individual tickets $15-$55. 512-454-0026, austinchambermusic.org.
Austin Classical Guitar. “Process” explores works by two literary giants from Argentina, Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges, through music. 7 p.m. Saturday. $27-$57. Blanton Auditorium, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. 512-300-2247, austinclassicalguitar.org/tickets/summer-series.
Hartman Foundation’s Concerts in the Park. The Austin Symphony Orchestra presents various ensembles of the symphony, from strings to woodwinds, in this summer tradition. 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 28. Free. Long Center Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664,thelongcenter.org.
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