Friday and Saturday
"Bright Now Beyond." A new music theater piece by award-winning performer Daniel Alexander Jones, "Bright Now Beyond" draws loosely upon L. Frank Baum’s second book in the series, "The Marvelous Land of Oz." Only this Oz has lost its luster and faces hardships brought by drought and disillusionment. In this vaudeville-themed show played with a live ensemble, shadow puppets and live acting combine on the journey through the less-than-perfect but still magical land of Oz. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Aug. 23. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. $20 ($15 for students). 512-474-7886. salvagevanguard.org.
Austin Classical Guitar. In a battle of the strings, Slovenian guitar master Mak Grgic is joined by violinist Martin Chalifour, concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for a program of solo guitar and solo violin music. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St. $25-$60. 512-300-2247. www.austinclassicalguitar.org