Theater

'Bat Boy: The Musical.' 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, noon Sunday, 2 p.m. Nov. 22. $7 to $10. Mainstage University Theatre, Texas State University, 430 Moon St., San Marcos. 245-2147.

'Esther's Follies: Cornucopia of Comedy.'A show with magic, musical comedy and names in the news. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, no show Nov. 26. 525 E. Sixth St. $20 general admission. 320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.

'Freefall.' A dance production presented by the Chaddick Dance Theater. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Nov. 21. $12 to $15. Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Road. www.salvagevanguard.org.

'Hamlet.' The tale of revenge and royalty. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. $12 to $25. The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. www.citytheatreaustin.org.

'Leave it to Beverley.' A three-part sitcom that confronts consumerism, gender roles and more. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 21. $12 to $25. The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo Road. www.datheatre

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'The Little Mermaid.' A new musical adaptation. 10:30 a.m. today, 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; check Web site for other days and times through Nov. 22. $3 to $10. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. 472-5436, www.srct.org.

'Lonestar, Texas: A Popcorn Throwing Rock Country Musical.' 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Nov. 21. $10 to $25, 21 and up. United States Art Authority, 2908 Fruth St. www.unitedstatesartauthority.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner. Audience interactive comedy based on Antiques Road Show. 7 p.m. Saturday, Spaghetti Warehouse, 117 W. Fourth St. $33.50 includes dinner and show. 6 p.m. Sunday, Cool River Cafe, 4001 W Parmer Lane. $44.50. Reservations, 404-9123, www.capcitymystery.com.

'The Nerd.' An architect and ex-GI come together for one uproarious incident after another. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 21. $8 to $15. Way Off Broadway, 10960 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-259-5878.

A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim.Award-winning composer talks about music and career. 8 p.m. today. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 474-5664, thelongcenter.org

'Staged by the Bell.' Presented by the Institution Theatre. 8 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22. $10. The United States Art Authority at Spider House, 2906 Fruth St. 895-9580, www.theinstitutiontheatre.com.

'Wait Until Dark.' Theater adaptation of the classic Audrey Hepburn film. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $12. 216 S. Gaslight-Baker Theatre, Main St., Lockhart. 512-376-5653, www.gaslightbakertheatre.org.

Music

'1940s Radio Hour.' Presented by ACC's choral department. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18 and 19. Matinee tickets are complimentary, $7.50 to $12.50. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. 223-4008.

'A Neapolitan Revival.' Featuring the McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra. 3 and 7 p.m. $10 to $20. Saturday. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St. www.neapolitanmusicsociety.org.

'Connections: Organ Music of Mendelssohn and Bach.'In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth. 7:30 p.m. Free. Monday. St. Austin Catholic Church, 2026 Guadalupe St. 496-4004.

'Fantasy Film Scores.'Performed by the Austin Wind Symphony. 8 p.m. Friday. $10. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.austinwindsymphony.org.

'Food, Glorious Food.'Vocal Arts Ensemble celebrates food with delicious choral masterpieces. 8 p.m. Friday. $15 to $35. Hope Presbyterian Church, 11512 Olson Dr. www.chorusaustin.org.

Fusebox Festival. Music by Reggie Watts. 9 p.m. Thursday. $10 to $15. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth St. 524-1932, www.fuseboxfestival.com.

'In the Shadow of Giants.'Austin vocalist recounts the history of the Texas Revolution through story and song. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 to $15. Silver Spur Theatre, 108 Royal St, Salado. 254-718-7956, www.saladosilverspurtheater.com.

Jean Luc Ponty. Jazz violinist. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday. $20 to $60, with dinner $35. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road. 330-9500, www.oneworldtheatre.org.

'La Boheme.' Austin Lyric Opera brings Puccini's much-loved tragic romance to the stage. 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Dell Hall, Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. $29-$133, www.austinlyricopera.org.

'Now that's Kosher.' Intimate Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, private residence disclosed with ticket purchase. $45. Synchronism 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Ave. $10 to $25. 454-0026, www.austinchambermusic.org.

'Return to the Renaissance: The Music Of Orlando di Lasso.' Presented by the Texas Early Music Project. 8 p.m. Friday. $5 to $20. First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Ave. 371-7753, www.early-music.org.

Rush Hour Big Sing. Presented by Conspirare where the audience is the choir. 5:30 p.m. today. Free. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St. 476-5775, www.conspirare.org.

'Southwestern Orchestra Concert.' Featuring Tchaikovsky. 7 p.m. Sunday. Southwestern University, Alma Thomas Theater, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1379, www.southwestern.edu/sarofim.

Thanks-for-giving-sing-a-thon. Annual benefit for community outreach programs. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $25 per person, $40 per family. Center Stage Texas, 2826 Real St. 391-1800, www.centerstagetexas.com.

Two operas by Gian Carlo Menotti.Presented by the Opera Theatre Ensemble. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Free. Alma Thomas Theater, Fine Arts Center, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave, Georgetown. 512-863-1379.

Lecture

A Conversation with Art Spiegelman and Robert Crumb. Well-known comics discuss their careers, novels and more. 8 p.m. Friday. $22 to $44. Bass Concert Hall, 2300 Robert Dedman. www.texasperformingarts.org.

Harry Ransom Lecture. Featuring poet and critic James Fenton. 7 p.m. today. Free. Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. www.hrc.utexas.edu/events.

Cap City Comedy Club. Rachel Feinstein: 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m. Tuesday: Brent Weinbach with Moshe Kasher. 8120 Research Blvd. $5.50-$49.95. 467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com.

ColdTowne Theater. 'Pgraph with the Draft' 8 p.m. today, 'Eye for an iPhone' 8 p.m. Friday, 'Boy Toy' 7 p.m. Saturday, 'Stool Pigeon' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Cagematch' 9 p.m. Saturday, 'Midnight Society' 11 p.m. Saturday, 'Improv City' 8 p.m. Sunday, 'Monday Night Mash' 8:30 p.m. Monday. 4803-B Airport Blvd. $5-$10. www.coldtownetheater.com.

Gnap Theater Projects. 'Dusk: Improvised Tween Erotica' 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 21. 'ANTI' 10 p.m. Friday, 'Saturday Night Special' 10 p.m. Saturdays. $5 to $10. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.gnaptheater.org.

Hideout Theatre. 'The Threefer' 8 p.m. Thursdays, 'The Double Barrel' 10 p.m. Fridays, 'Maestro' 10 p.m. Saturdays, 'Flying Theater Machine' 2 p.m. Sundays, 'Tuesday Jam,' 7 p.m. Tuesdays. 617 Congress Ave. $10. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com.

Velveeta Room. Open mike with Isaac Harigle, 9:30 p.m. today. Comedy with Doug Mellard, Bryan Gutmann, Isaac Harrigle and special guests: 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 521 E. Sixth St. $5. 469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com.

Art galleries

Art on 5th. 'Vintage Poster Weekend.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 'Small Works,' opening Monday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through Jan. 2. 1501 W. Fifth St. 481-1111, www.arton5th.com.

Art Palace. 'One on One on One' and 'Project Room: Greatest Hits Remastered.' 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment through Dec. 5. 2109 E. Cesar Chavez St. 496-0687, www.artpalacegallery.com.

Blanton Museum of Art.Opening Saturday: 'Workspace: Pablo Vargas Lugo, Eclipses for Austin' through Feb. 21, Paolo Veronese: The Petrobelli Altarpiece' through Feb. 7, 'Teresita Fernández: Blind Landscape & Drawn Toward Light' through Jan. 3. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Ave. $3-$7, free Thursdays. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org.

Big Medium. 'East Austin Studio Tour.' Begins Saturday through Nov. 22. 7 to 9 p.m. 5305 Bolm Road, Bay 9-12. 385-1670. Check Web site for details, www.bigmedium.org.

D. Berman Gallery.'Katie Maratta and Owen McAuley.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Dec. 12. 1701 Guadalupe St. 477-8877, www.dbermangallery.com.

Dougherty Arts Center. 'Narratives.' 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 28. 1110 Barton Springs Road. 974-4025, www.ci.austin.tx.us/dougherty/gallery.htm.

Gay Fay Kelly Art. 'Teeny, Tiny Art Show.' By appointment Mondays-Fridays through Dec. 18. 1811 W. Eighth St. 478-7676, www.gayfaykellyart.com.

Kirchman Galleries. 'Danville Chadbourne – Recent Works.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Mondays through Jan. 4. 213 N. Nugent Ave., Johnson City. 830-868-9290, www.kirchmangallery.com.

Gallery Shoal Creek.'René Alvarado.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 21. 2905 San Gabriel, Suite 101. 454-6671, www.galleryshoalcreek.com.

L. Nowlin Gallery. 'The Small Corners of Existence: Robert Schults Photography.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 2. 1201 W. Sixth St. 626-9301, www.lnowlingallery.com.

La Peña. 'El Destino se Escribe en la Tierra, or Destiny is Written on the Earth.' 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sunday and Monday through Nov. 30. 227 Congress Ave. 477-6007, www.lapena-austin.org.

Lora Reynolds Gallery. 'Noriko Ambe.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Dec. 31. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 215-4965, www.lorareynolds.com.

Mexic-Arte Museum. 'Viva la Vida.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22. $1 to $5. 419 Congress Ave. 480-9373, www.mexic-artemuseum.org.

Mexican American Cultural Center. 'Flutter.' New work by Connie Arismendi. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays through Nov. 28. 600 River St. 478-6222, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc.

New East Arts Gallery. 'Caroline Martinez.' Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, Mondays and Saturdays by appointment through Nov. 15. 1601 E. Fifth St. 477-9438, www.diversearts.org.

North Hills Gallery.'Creations In Collage.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29. 7050 Village Center Drive. 345-1743.

Okay Mountain. 'Booksmart.' 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 12. 1312 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite B. www.okaymountain.com.

Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery.'Chinese Paintings: Facsimile Reproductions from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.' 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 24. Free. Southwestern University, East Rutersville Drive, Georgetown. www.southwestern.edu/sarofim.

Stephen L. Clark Gallery. 'Mexico: Pueblo y Jardin.' 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and by appointment through Dec. 19. 1101 W. Sixth St. 477-0828.

Studio2Gallery. 'From Pain to Grace.' Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 28. 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 318. 326-9102, www.studio2gallery.com.

Texas State University Galleries. Gallery I: '9th Annual Alumni Invitational,' Gallery II: 'Jeanne Stern: Shadow Tiger.' 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends through Nov. 19. Joann Cole Mitte Building, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-2611, www.finearts.txstate.edu/art/gallery.html.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. 'WaterSparks: A Damian Priour Retrospective.' 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 3. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. 445-5582, www.umlaufsculpture.org.

Wally Workman Gallery. 'Group Show: Anne Ashley & Nate Ronniger.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Nov. 28. 1202 W. Sixth St. 472-7428, www.wallyworkmangallery.com.

Wimberley Valley Art League Gallery. Exhibition juried by Walle Conoly of St. Edward's University. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 7. Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RM 12. www.visitwimberley.com/artleague.

Women and Their Work. 'Erin Curtis: Perspective Threshold.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 14. 1710 Lavaca St. 477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org.

Yard Dog. 'Over & Under.' 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 6. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 912-1613, www.yarddog.com.

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