Theater & dance
"The Addams Family." Based upon "The Addams Family" characters, this musical tells the story of one father's agony: His daughter Wednesday, the Princess of Darkness, has fallen in love with a perfectly respectable man. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 4. $15-$32. The Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, georgetownpalace.com.
“Once.” Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film, the musical “Once,” as produced by Zach Theatre, is an enchanting modern love story about an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant who are drawn together by their shared love of music. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $30-$153. The Topfer at Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org.
"The Unexpected Guest." TexArts takes on the classic Agatha Christie whodunit about a stranger who, lost in a fog, seeks refuge in a nearby house and discovers a man shot dead, his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. Her dazed confession is anything but convincing, but the unexpected guest decides to help her anyway. Opens Oct. 19. 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $43-$53. 2300 Lohmans Spur, Suite 160. 512-852-9079, tex-arts.org.
"Tryouts." Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's "The Virgin and Child with St. Anne" and Freud's debunked maternal psychosexual essay on the painting, "Tryouts" — the newest production of Salvage Vanguard Theater — casts a satirical gaze on womanhood, femininity and motherhood. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10 online; pay-what-you-wish at the door. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. salvagevanguard.org.
"The Unexpected Guest." TexArts takes on the classic Agatha Christie whodunit about a stranger who, lost in a fog, seeks refuge in a nearby house and discovers a man shot dead, his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. Her dazed confession is anything but convincing, but the unexpected guest decides to help her anyway. 7:30 pm. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $43-$53. 2300 Lohmans Spur, Suite 160. 512-852-9079, tex-arts.org.
Tucker Carlson. 9 a.m. Saturday. The political commentator speaks and signs "Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution." Barnes & Noble La Frontera, 2701 Parker Road. 512-600-0088, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2009.
Alisar Eido. 7 p.m. Saturday. The novelist speaks and signs "Night Bound." Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Shayla Lawson and Anastacia-Renee. 1 p.m. Sunday. The writers speak and signs "I Think I'm Ready to See Frank Ocean" and "Answer(Me)," respectively. BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Kate McDermott. 7 p.m. Monday. The cookbook author speaks and signs "Home Cooking with Kate McDermott." Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Mark Falkin. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The local author speaks and signs "The Late Bloomer." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Amy Gentry. 7 p.m. Thursday. The local author speaks and signs "Tori Amos's Boys for Pele (33 1/3 #135)." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Art on 5th. Native Austinite Dave Lowell has been making his mark on the streets of Austin and around the country for nearly a decade as a top graffiti and mural artist whose work will be shown solo for the first time at Art on 5th. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 9. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste. C. 110-B. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.
Big Medium. "War Tuba Recital." Tito's Prize exhibition winner Steve Parker examines the history of conflict through sound. Combining military artifacts with the sonic philosophies of John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Cornelius Cardew, Parker transforms items into tools for awareness, discovery and renewal. Noon to 6 p.m Tuesday-Saturday through Nov. 18. 916 Springdale Road. bigmedium.org.
Blanton Museum of Art. “Framing Eugène Atget: Photography and Print Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris.” This photographic archive of Atget’s work, which comprises nearly four decades of photographs of the city and people of Paris, portrays and enigmatic portrait of an evolving metropolis at the dawn of the twentieth century. Through Dec. 2. "Wangechi Mutu: The End of eating Everything." Mutu’s animated video features the singer Santigold as a post-apocalyptic being hovering in a darkened sky, a monstrous creature that suggests the destructive — and ultimately self-imposed — nature of our drive to consume. "The End" is show in conjunction with the exhibition "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design." Through Nov. 25. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5-$9. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org.
Bob Bullock Museum. “Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic.” This new exhibit tells the story of a thriving Comanche cultured rooted in the past but evolving toward the future. Filled with symbolism and meaning, Tippeconnic’s paintings highlight the strength, beauty and grace of the Comanche past and present. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 2. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Camiba Art Gallery. "Winston Lee Mascarenhas: Translations." Camiba Art's final show of the year showcases recent work by Mascarenhas, who delivers moody and textural three-dimensional abstract paintings that are process-driven, carefully crafted, and constructed of layer upon layer of materials. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.
The Contemporary Austin. “Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life” and “Jessica Stockholder: Relational Aesthetics.” Bhabha showcases key moments in her artistic practice from the past decade, with examples in sculpture, photography and collage, drawing and printmaking. Stockholder uses everyday objects as building materials, bringing painting into three-dimensional space. Through Jan. 13 and March 3, respectively. Plus new works in the sculpture park at Laguna Gloria. Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (gallery); 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (grounds). $3-$5 (free on Tuesdays). 512-453-5312, thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Dimension Gallery. The inaugural group show of the recently selected 2018 and 2019 fellowship artists the gallery, "Seasons of Fruition" is a reflection on causality and also explores the the dichotomy between things that come ephemerally into fruition before disappearing or transforming. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Nov. 11. 979 Springdale Rd. Ste. 99. dimensiongallery.org.
Dougherty Arts Center. "Handmade." Photographer John Lockhart, drawn to the immediacy and spontaneity of street and documentary photography, approaches his image-printing by using labor-intensive, handmade methods from the 19th century. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1110 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/events/1812863268823825/.
Gallery Shoal Creek. "My heaven and hell are the same." The rugged terrain of Iceland was the inspiration for Shawn Camp's exhibition. Camp recently returned from an artist residency at the creative center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, an experience that took him in a new direction with a series of works on paper. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 18. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-454-6667, galleryshoalcreek.com.
Georgetown Art Center. Art Hop 2018. Work in a variety of mediums, all from the statewide competition, is on display at the Georgetown Art Center. Competition categories include abstract painting, ceramic scuptures, photography and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. georgetownartcentertx.org.
Grayduck Gallery. “Serene Disturbance.” Sculptor Dameon Lester’s solo show is the exploration of a rock — a small volcanic rock, disintegrated from endless fractures, that was left behind in the wake of a glacier’s now constant recession. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334, grayduckgallery.com.
ICOSA Collective. "Chiaroscuro: probing mystery, seeking clarity." The multi-artist exhibit is the first opportunity for this year's ICOSA collective of artists to show together at the gallery. It's a show of miscellanies: bits and pieces of new work or recent work, a quick glance at what is brewing, a preview of what's to come from artists such as Leon Alesi, Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Dameon Lester. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Nov. 18. 916 Springdale Road. icosacollective.com.
LBJ Presidential Library. “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports” examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the U.S. and features rare artifacts, video, audio and interactive displays. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Jan. 13. $3-$10. 2313 Red River St. lbjlibrary.org.
Lora Reynolds Gallery. “Gumbo of Gravel.” Single words and short phrases — the way they look when written, sound when spoken and their power in the imagination — have been a primary focus for Ed Ruscha’s reflections on American culture for nearly 60 years, and he’ll continue his exploration in this exhibition of lithographs and sculpture. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Nov. 3. 360 Nueces St. lorareynolds.com.
Mexic-Arte Museum. “Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos.” This exhibition showcases the museum’s 35-year quest to share and expand the public’s knowledge about Day of the Dead, in an annual tradition that has become a celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American life and culture. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org.
North Hills Gallery. "Waterloo Watercolor Group 2018 Fall Juried Awards Exhibition." The judge of this North Hills show is Alexis Lavine; he has chosen the Waterloo works featured. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 27. 7050 Village Center Drive. 512-345-4546, nwhillsumc.org.
The People’s Gallery. The 14th annual People’s Gallery in City Hall features a wide array of painting, sculpture, drawing and other media by more than 100 artists across Central Texas. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Jan. 1. Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Free. 512-974-7700, austintexas.gov/department/peoples-gallery.
The Ransom Center. “Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance” looks at the American artist’s process of book design and production via photographs, drawings and prints alongside archival production materials, preliminary sketches and notebooks. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 6. Free. 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. "Diversity: The Yuns and Rimi Yang." 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.
Sixth Street Gallery. “Past and Present.” The Sixth Street Gallery exhibit showcases artists, including Christa Blackwood and Dave McClinton, who are using old mediums to have current conversations and present mediums to continue past conversations, depicting different narratives and realities. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 2000 E. Sixth St. camibaart.com/sixth-street-gallery.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Shanie Tomassini: “Slippery Clump.” This year’s Umlauf Prize winner is French Canadian sculptor and multimedia artist Tomassini, who is now pursuing an MFA at the University of Texas and whose show features oversized sculptures, fountains and negative-space forms. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 5. 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org.
Wally Workman Gallery. "Shadows." Mia Carameros and Holly Wilson’s work incorporates the idea of the shadow both literally and figuratively, with Carameros creating botanical pieces from found foliage preserved as "shadows" of their former selves and Wilson's sculptures lit in such a way as to create their own silhouettes. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1202 W. Sixth St. wallyworkmangallery.com.
Women and Their Work. "Many Mini Murder Scenes." Candace Hick's solo show is a series of rooms constructed in miniature and vignettes created from cut paper. Hicks provides viewers the experience of playing a detective searching for clues, but instead of solving the crime, we will end up assessing why murder mysteries are so popular in American culture. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 8. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org.
"The Wizard of Oz." The Austin Symphony Orchestra will perform the memorable score from this beloved film while the audience watches it play on a big screen. It's a whole new way to experience the film. 8 p.m. Saturday. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-476-6064, austinsymphony.org.