Theater & dance
Rupi Kaur: America Tour. The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of two books of poetry performs in 10 cities across America this fall, on the heels of a sold-out tour across India and the United Kingdom. Kaur takes the stage at ACL Live on Monday to perform a poetic musical, theatrical masterpiece. You'll find that she engages audiences rather like a stand-up comedy routine would, enthralling everyone with her particular brand of theater. 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $29-$59. ACL Live, 310 W. Second St. acl-live.com/calendar/rupi-kaur.
"Diversity: The Yuns and Rimi Yang" at Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Jeonghan and Choonhyang Yun have created a unique alchemy of ancient Asian techniques and more modern Western imagery, specifically abstraction, in their works. And Yang is known for her intense enthusiasm for vibrant color, which manifested in both her figurative and her abstract paintings. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Oct. 31. 1009 W. Sixth St. russell-collection.com.
“Sandbox” with Rob Gagnon at Fallout Theater. Count on Rob Gagnon to be one of the most consistent performers in Austin. His brilliance is in his seemingly ordinary, earnestly affable shirt-and-tie exterior, when he’ll slip in the most experimental comedy on us, his test subjects. “Sandbox” is no exception to the Gagnon universe. The weekly show began in 2015 as has been running ever since. Did I mention there are snacks? 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 1. Pay-what-you-want donation. 616 Lavaca St. eventbrite.com/e/sandbox-w-rob-gagnon-experimental-comedy-tickets-44541124703. — Brently Heilbron
Movies in the Park: "Practical Magic." A quintessential Halloween films, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, screens under a starry sky as part of the Austin Parks Foundation's free movie series showing off local parks. Garbo's and Casey's New Orleans Snowballs will be on-site. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome. 7:15 p.m. Oct. 25. Free. Palm Park, 601 E. Third St. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.
16th Annual Great PUGkinFest with the Austin Pug Club. The annual fall festival and fundraiser presents what might be one of the cutest things you'll ever see: a bunch of pugs in costume. There will be raffle prizes, a variety of vendors, baked goods and, of course, the costume contest. The award categories include best in show, people's choice and haunted Hollywood. You can attend the event for free, but if you want your pug to participate, the fee is $10 per dog. 9 a.m. t o 1 p.m. Oct. 27. $10-$32. Woodland Park at River Place, 8820 Big View Drive. eventbrite.com/e/16th-annual-great-pugkinfest-tickets-50169978757.