Theater & dance
“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. The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance stages this fiercely humorous coming-of-age story. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 8. $15-$26. Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, 300 E. 23rd St. theatredance.utexas.edu
The Haunting of the Tavern. Did you know longtime Austin bar the Tavern is as haunted as it gets? Find out just how much with a hilarious murder mystery dinner that runs select Tuesday nights this winter. Current and former Esther’s Follies cast members, along with other Austin comedians, will transform into a mystery-solving gang a la “Scooby-Doo” to solve what’s really going on at the Tavern. There are five prospective endings to the show. 7 p.m. March 3. $60. The Tavern, 922 W. 12th St. tavernaustin.com/haunting-of-the-tavern
“Tignon: Headwraps Among Women of African Descent” at the Georgetown Art Center. This groundbreaking art exhibition showcases the work of Chelsey Antoinette, who intends to create dialogue around the ideas of liberty, private property and government policies that affect individual choices. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through March 15. 816 South Main St., Georgetown. georgetownartcentertx.org.
UT University Orchestra: “The Sound of Europe.” The University of Texas University Orchestra performs works from well-known European composers including Grieg and Debussy. The program includes Antonín Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and Carl Maria von Weber’s “Overture to Oberon” as well. Seating is unassigned. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reserved ADA seating. 7:30 p.m. March 3. Free. 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. facebook.com/events/803964580107069
10 Year Anniversary: Two-Steppin' Tuesday at the Broken Spoke. For 10 years, Broken Spoke owner James White and Austin-based country music singer Weldon Henson have filled the iconic dance hall every Tuesday night with what has become known as Two-Steppin’ Tuesday. In honor of the 10-year milestone, they will be collecting donations for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), giving out door prizes and more. 8:15 to 11:15 p.m. March 3. $6 adults, $8 children. 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/209671583561245