1. Broadway in Austin: Disney’s “Aladdin”
Opens March 11. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday through March 22. $35-$140. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org
The touring production of “Aladdin” — a Broadway musical adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated hit about the titular pickpocket and a jovial djinn — is bringing a whole new world to Austin for several days of shows. The production will have all the hit songs that made the original film so beloved, such as “Friend Like Me” and “A Whole New World.”
2. Celebration of Life for Brenden Foster at Hanover’s 2.0
3 p.m. March 8. $10; kids free. 16912 N. Interstate 35. facebook.com/events/195930818439338
Billed as a “memorial tribe concert,” the family of Chameleon Brenden Foster invites friends, family and members of the community to celebrate the life of the young musician who died in February. Featuring bands who collaborated with the singer during his life, the concert aims to raise money for a memorial in his hometown, Oakland, Calif., next month. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
3. The Illusionists: Live from Broadway
7:30 p.m. March 9. $27.50 - $79.50. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Prepare to be dazzled by the jaw-dropping talents of a group of seven of the most talented illusionists on earth. The Las Vegas-style variety magic show “The Illusionists: Live from Broadway” has shattered box office records across the globe and excited audiences of all ages with its signature powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts.
4. Cakebread Cellars Vintner Dinner at Fixe Southern House
6 to 10 p.m. March 10. $175. 500 W. Fifth St. 512-888-9133, facebook.com/events/598507077366270
Taste through the wines of a lauded Napa Valley winery at this five-course dinner at downtown restaurant Fixe. Cakebread Cellars co-owner Dennis Cakebread hosts the feast, which includes pairings such as smoked and grilled heritage pork chop with Cakebread Cellars 2015 Merlot. To reserve your spot, call the restaurant or head to the website at fixesouthernhouse.com.
5. Two (Women) Scientists Walk into a Bar
5 to 9 p.m. March 12. Free. Multiple locations. thinkeryaustin.org/program/two-scientists
It sounds like the opening line of a joke. But it’s actually a fun opportunity for Austin-area adults to engage with the local scientific community at bars and restaurants in their own neighborhoods. The Thinkery-produced event sends pairs of scientists (all female this time, in celebration of National Women’s History Month) to 20 locations, including Yard Bar, Mean Eyed Cat and Easy Tiger at the Linc. Pick their brains.
6. Kick Open the Chutes with Rodeo Austin
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 13. $20. Travis County Expo Center, 9100 Decker Lane. rodeoaustin.com
Have you ever wondered what it felt like to walk on the dirt of a real rodeo arena or stand inside the barrel of a true rodeo clown? Well, now’s your chance to cross those off your bucket list. Rodeo Austin’s Kick Open the Chutes takes place the night before the 15-day fair and rodeo and will have live music by Josh Ward and Stoney LaRue as well as food trucks, a cash bar and more. Wear your boots.
7. Dino Day 2020 at Zilker Botanical Garden
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14. $3-$8 admission. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org
Celebrate the prehistoric creatures that once called the Zilker Botanical Garden home at the garden’s annual Dino Day. Activities for the whole family include creating a prehistoric planter and fossils, exploring the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, testing your dinosaur knowledge with Get It Gals Trivia and marching in a dino parade that, you could say, will help your spirit “saur.”