Theater & dance
“The Addams Family.” Summer Stock Austin brings the Broadway musical version of America’s creepiest, silliest family to the stage. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 13. Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $26. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
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“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.
“Carnival.” In a production that includes an exciting circus spectacular, Summer Stock Austin stages the heart-warming musical about a young French orphan who runs away to join the circus. Multiple shows through Aug. 13. Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $25-$34. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.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. Friday and Saturday. $20-$26. 511 W. 43rd St. 512-479-7529,hydeparktheatre.org.
“The Glass Menagerie.”The City Theatre continues its summer season with the Tennessee Williams’ American classic, which revolutionized modern drama with its look at the visceral bonds of family. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 14. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 512-524-2870,citytheatreaustin.org.
“Hold Me Well.” Shrewd Productions has reimagined Shakespeare’s “Othello” with this post-apocalyptic play containing all the seduction, jealousy and betrayal of the original. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. $13-$25. The Off Shoot, 2211 Hidalgo St. shrewdproductions.com.
“Mary Poppins.” Everyone’s favorite, practically perfect nanny soars into the Topfer Theatre for Zach’s summer musical, bringing beloved songs like “A Spoonful of Sugar” to glorious life. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 4. $29-$89. 1510 Toomey Road. 512-476-0541,zachtheatre.org/show/mary-poppins.
“Shrek the Musical.” For this family-friendly summer production, Zilker Theatre takes on the story about the ogre and his zany donkey friend. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 13. Free. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. 512-479-9491, zilker.org/shrek-the-musical.
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, American songwriting and record-producing partners, reputedly invented rock ‘n’ roll, and their songs provide the basis for this electrifying show that illuminates a golden age in American music. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 14. $11-$28. The Historic Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, georgetownpalace.com.
“The Steadfast Tin Soldier.” From the creative minds of Allen Robertson and Damon Brown of the “Biscuit Brothers” comes a brand-new family-friendly musical based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Multiple shows through Aug. 13. Rollins Studio Theater, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $12. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
“Stop the Presses.” Way Off Broadway’s latest comedic play takes on the issue of freedom of the press. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10-$20. 11880 West Old FM 2243, Leander. 512-259-5878, wobcp.org.
Phil Force. 7 p.m. Friday. The debut author speaks and signs “Letters from Limbo.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com. 512-472-5050,bookpeople.com.
Yvonne Georgina Puig. 7 p.m. Thursday. The debut novelist speaks and signs “A Wife of Noble Character.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art for the People. Austin-based photographer Doc List celebrates the human body in its diverse expressions of strength and beauty in his most recent project, “The Austin Bodies Project.” Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through Oct. 8, with opening reception 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12. 1711 S. First St.artforthepeoplegallery.com.
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.
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).” Through Sept. 25. Xu Bing’s “Book from the Sky” is a monumental installation. Through Jan. 22. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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 at Sixth Street. “Material Matters: Texas Society of Sculptors” is a group exhibit of new work by Katy David, April Davis, Cindy Debold, Michael Epps, Orna Feinstein, Dimitri Gudgenov, John Mark Luke, Ender Martos, Edward Lane McCartney, Mary Morse, Paul Clarence Oglesby, McKay Otto, Cat Quintanilla, Marla Ripperda, Laura Strutz and Amanda Wood. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 2000 E. Sixth St. 512-937-5921. 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.
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
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. “Bittersweet Harvest,” an exhibit brought to Austin in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, explores the bracero program, the largest guest worker program in American history. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 3. 600 River St. 512-974-3772, austintexas.gov/esbmacc.
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.
Georgetown Arts Center. “Fantasy & Reality.” This exhibit explores artists who make ordinary objects extraordinary, invent their own games and defy logic and the rules of nature. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 21. Free. 816 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 512-930-2583, georgetownartcentertx.org.
Grayduck Gallery. “Rachel Wolfson Smith: Midas.” Rachel Wolfson Smith’s beguiling large-scale drawings and paintings depict modern versions of age-old fables. Her meticulous technique won over the judges in the “Eyes Got It” visual art competition, netting the Austin artist her first solo gallery show. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 21. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. Free. grayduckgallery.com
Harry Ransom Center. Frida Kahlo’s “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” is 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.
ICOSA Collective. “Bread and Butter” is the collective’s newest show featuring five Austin-based artists: Jeana Baumgardner, Ted Carey, Sev Coursen, Ryan Cronk and Kyle Evans. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 20. 702 Shady Lane. Free. icosacollective.com.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. “Pioneer Lust.” This group show features the works of Noriko Ambe, Colby Bird, Ben Durham, Tony Feher, Shannon Finley, Donald Moffett, Arlene Shechet and Jim Torok. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Sept. 10. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
Mexic-Arte Museum. “Young Latino Artists 21: [email protected]” 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.
Photo Méthode Gallery. “Peter Leighton Brown: Live Snakes.” Using bits and pieces of discarded photographs, Peter Leighton Brown creates what are seemingly amateur snapshots but are actually well-crafted images of an imaginary vernacular world where everything is more uncertain and absurd. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 26. Flatbed building, 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. 512-294-9550,photomethode.com.
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.
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.
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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