“Once There Were Six Seasons.” Using hundreds of tiny handmade puppets as well sets and props made from found objects, textiles, string, paper and recycled Styrofoam packing shapes, Glass Half Full Theatre Company presents its visually captivating show that imagines a world dramatically affected by climate change as islands sink into the sea. So visually arresting is “Once There Were Six Seasons,” that its workshop production last year netted a special citation from the Austin Critics’ Table. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m. Sundays through June 7. $12-$25. Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Road. www.glasshalffulltheatre.com.
“Year of the Salamander.” National amphibian and reptile conservationists have designated 2014 as the “Year of the Salamander” and Austin’s Art Science Gallery is an official partner. To celebrate, the gallery launches a group exhibition of salamander-inspired artworks by 22 local and international artists. Endangered Barton Springs Salamanders from the city of Austin’s captive breeding facility will make a special star appearance at the opening reception. Opening 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. The exhibit continues through June 21. Art Science Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road.Free. 512-522-8278. www.artsciencegallery.com