It’s the last week to check out the Zilker Summer Musical

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It’s the last week to check out the Zilker Summer Musical

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Tamir Kalifa
Emily Perzan plays the Wicked Witch in “The Wizard of Oz,” the 59th annual Zilker Summer Musical. AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Theater

“The Wizard of Oz.” The summer musical season at Zilker Hillside Theatre returns with a classic. The musical, based on the book by L. Frank Baum, was Broadway’s biggest hit in 1903. The Zilker Summer Musical is one of the longest continuously running outdoor musical events in the U.S., celebrating its 59th season this year. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 12. Free. 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org.

“August: Osage County.” The City Theatre’s sizzling summer season heats up with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning production about the Weston family, who all return home to the desolate plains of Oklahoma after their famous poet and patriarch father, Beverly Weston, disappears. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 13. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. citytheatreaustin.org.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Summer Stock Austin takes on this silly but smart comedy that parodies the legend of King Arthur and his band of haphazard knights as they sing and dance their way through an inane divine quest. Various times Friday-Sunday, with additional show 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, through Aug. 12. $20-$42. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

“Annie, Get Your Gun.” Summer Stock Austin’s production is a glorious Wild West spectacle from Irving Berlin, loosely based on the true story of renowned sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her tempestuous romance with gunslinger Frank Butler. Various dates and times through Aug. 12. $20-$47. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

Art

“Epic Tales from Ancient India” at the Blanton Museum. Abduction, betrayal and heroic battles: Larger-than-life stories are depicted with a delicacy of touch and vibrant colors in this collection of Indian paintings from the San Diego Museum of Art. 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 Oct. 1. 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.

“Crit Group 2017.” The Contemporary Austin and Grayduck Gallery are pleased to present this multi-artist show featuring recent works by the eight artists selected to participate in the museum’s Crit Group this year. Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com.

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