Theater & dance
"Playhouse Creatures." The latest City Theatre production, which is making its Austin premiere, is the inspiring story of the first actresses of England. They were determined to transform the theater world for good in the late 1600s, when women weren’t held in high regard. "Playhouse Creatures," by April De Angelis, is a high-spirited comedy that will resonate with modern audiences. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 5. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.
Craft at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Craft is an adult art program at the Umlauf combining two of Austin’s favorite things — craft cocktails and local art — for an evening of drinking and creating.? The workshop this time around will focus on blind contouring, a drawing technique involving the artist not looking at their page or removing their pencil from the page while they draw the subject. Participants will then have the option to turn their drawing into a 3-D wire sculpture. The Umlauf recommends signing up with a friend. 6:30 p.m. July 19. $30 for members, $35 for guests. 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org/craft.
Christmas in July at the Brass Tap Domain. Just because our favorite holiday is six months away doesn’t mean we can’t have some Christmas cheer in July. The Brass Tap is making merry with Founders Brewing — and, because the winter months are so suited for barrel-aged brews, many of the Founders options will be exactly that. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout will be on tap, along with Backwoods Bastard and Barrel Runner. 5 to 8 p.m. July 19. Free. 10910 Domain Dr. Ste. 120. facebook.com/events/209676239846331/.
2018 Woodland Faerie Trail Exhibit. Walk along a scenic trail in Zilker Botanical Garden to see all the faerie houses that have been created for this summer show. The whimsical designs of each house highlights native materials and plants found in Texas, such as local seeds, tree bark, twigs, stumps and shells. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 10. Free with $1-$3 admission. 2220 Barton Springs Rd. zilkergarden.org.
Guided Garden Tour.Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, who will talk about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings his or her own interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 10 to 11 a.m. July 21 and additional dates. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.