Theater & dance


"Every Brilliant Thing" at Zach Theatre. Ice cream. Water fights. Things with stripes. In this Zach Theatre show, a boy sets out to count his blessings one by one and list every single special, ordinary thing about living to lift his mom's spirits. The love list flourishes as he reaches adulthood, proving valuable in unpredictable ways. "Brilliant" is hilarious and uplifting. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March 29. $25-$56. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org


"Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet." Days before Hurricane Katrina strikes the housing projects of Louisiana, the currents of 16-year-old Marcus’ life converge, overflowing into his close-knit community and launching the search for his sexual and personal identity in a cultural landscape infused with mysterious family creeds. Opens Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 8. $15-$26. Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, 300 East 23rd St. theatredance.utexas.edu


Art


"Time and Again." Lora Reynolds Gallery hosts a showing of new paintings by Carl Hammoud, which seem gripped in a balletic struggle between chaos and order and focuses on three motifs: a spotless kitchen, a tightly cropped tangle of flowers and a disjointed image of a wall clock. Also at the gallery is Kay Rosen’s "New Works on Paper," which makes paintings of ordinary words and phrases. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through April 25. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. lorareynolds.com


Dining


Sausage Kings of Austin 2020. The yearly celebration of sausage is back. The "kings" of the Austin sausage scene, including Banger’s, Micklethwait Craft Meats and Scholz Garten, will be on-site providing off-menu sausage creations in a friendly, competitive format. Presented by 365 Things Austin, the event will also have live music and a local artist display. Tickets are limited and will go quickly. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26. $28. The Cathedral, 2403 East 16th St. eventbrite.com/e/the-sausage-kings-of-austin-2020-tickets-93305686821


Nightlife


Jugging and Jawing: Historic Austin Happy Hour at Cisco's. Preservation Austin’s Jugging and Jawing series returns with a celebration of iconic local restaurant Cisco’s, an east side fixture since 1950. Both the founder’s grandson, Matt Cisneros, and Will Bridges (co-owner of Antone’s and Deep Eddy Cabaret, among others), who purchased the place in 2018, will talk about Cisco’s storied past and present-day preservation. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. 1511 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/796481294154926