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. $15-$32. The Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, georgetownpalace.com.
"Macbeth." Something for Nothing Theater stages William Shakespeare's play under the pavilion in a beautiful local park. In a land where witches prophesy the fall of dynasties, ghosts lurk among the dinner guests and families are forced to flee their homes, the promise of power has driven one former soldier to unthinkable corruption. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with additional 8 p.m. Halloween performance, through Nov. 10. Free. Ramsey Park Pavilion, 4301 N. Rosedale Ave. s4n.org/up-next.html.
"Nevermore: the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe." The Austin revival of this haunting play about one of America's most iconic writers, as produced by Doctuh Mistuh Productions and Penfold Theatre Company, blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, with additional 8 p.m. Halloween performance, through Nov. 10. $15-$30. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road. penfoldtheatre.org.
"Until the Flood." Theatre en Bloc presents the regional premiere of a powerful play written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith that explores the reactions of the St. Louis community to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and features eight real-life characters as performed by Florida Bryant. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, with additional performance 8 p.m. Nov. 7, through Nov. 10. $15-$35. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.
Kristy Peloquin. 7 p.m. Friday. The Austin poet speaks and signs "Adrift: A Collection of Poems." Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Martin Limón and A.R. Ashworth. 7 p.m. Friday. The mystery authors speak and sign "The Line" and "Two Faced," respectively." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Gaz Oakley. 2 p.m. Saturday. The cookbook author speaks and signs "Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Amazing Recipes for the Festive Season." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Rebecca Donovan. 2 p.m. Saturday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs "Scorned, Torn & Reborn: Ending a Marriage with Integrity and Expanding into Your Better, Happier Life." Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. #158. 512-418-8985, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2536.
Thomas Josef. 5 p.m. Saturday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs "Incoming!: Secrets of a Contract Warrior in Afghanistan." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Lori Duran. 2 p.m. Sunday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs "Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Susan J. Rogers. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The poet speaks and signs "In the Beginning: an Egg, a Mask, a Woman." BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. 512-472-2785, ebookwoman.com.
Matthew Odam. 5 p.m. Sunday. The Austin American-Statesman food critic speaks and signs "Austin360 Dining Guide." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Elly Lonon. 7 p.m. Monday. The writer speaks and signs "Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST)." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Joseph Fink. 7 p.m. Thursday. The New York Times bestselling author speaks and signs "Alice Isn't Dead." BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Manning Wolfe, Billy Kring and Mark Pryor. 7 p.m. Thursday. The novelists speak and sign "Green Fees," "Hunter's Moon" and "The Sorbonne Affair," respectively. Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St. 512-322-2097, malvernbooks.com.
Art for the People. The multi-artist exhibit "Let's Take a Walk" and solo show "The Pink Parachute Project" run concurrently with each other. In the former, almost 50 Austin artists explore all the places we can go, while Austin-based photographer Teodora Pogonat presents an uplifting women's empowerment series with the latter. Opening reception 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Jan. 26. 1711 S. First St. artforthepeoplegallery.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. Through Nov. 9. "Monster Makeover." New York artist Serene Bacigalupi will be exhibiting her whimsical "Monster Makeover" paintings in Austin for the first time. In this endearing and ongoing series, vintage paintings are given new life with original characters added by Bacigalupi into the landscape with ink and paint pen. Through Nov. 25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 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.
Davis Gallery. "Earth, Land, Property." Davis Gallery's multi-artist exhibit, featuring work by Nicholas Baxter, Julie Davis, David Leonard, Garrett Middaugh and Jason Webb, examines the human perspective of land: our place among nature and how we've chosen to use the places we live in. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.
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.
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.
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. Friday and Saturday. 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.
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.
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. "Nothing Out There But Texas." Gordon Fowler has long been respected for his impressionist landscapes of Texas and Mexico and has created a selection of plein air watercolors representing the Hill Country surrounding Austin. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 17. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, 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.
Yard Dog Art Gallery. "Trusted Beasts." Yard Dog showcases the latest paintings and prints by artist and musician Jon Langford, whose work has been shown at the gallery since 1996. Expect skeletons, cowboys, mermaids and faded country singers to mingle in a vivid past, present and future, rendered in Langford's distinctive style. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 1510 S. Congress Ave. yarddog.com.
"Friends in Low Places." Beerthoven brings in the Thalea String Quartet for this weekend show. "Friends" is a nod to the musical conversation intrinsic in string quartet writing, from the dawn of the string quartet to the 20th century and beyond. Music includes Haydn's "Op. 20 Quartet in G Minor" and Shostakovich's 3rd Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St. 3 p.m. Sunday, Austin Saengerrunde, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. $10-$20. eventbrite.com/e/friends-in-low-places-with-thalea-string-quartet-tickets-48508682776?.
"How to Marry a Millionaire (c. 1725)." George Philipp Telemann's short comic opera "Pimpinone: The Unequal Marriage Between Vespetta and Pimpinone or The Domineering Chambermaid," written in 1725, is hilarious, touching, prophetic and beautiful. Early music stars from around the country join Texas Early Music Project Austin regulars for this entertaining and virtuosic performance of the chamber piece. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $5-$30. First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive. early-music.org.
"Nostrovia." The Austin Chamber Music Center follows up its exploration of Swedish music with a concert by the Russian String Orchestra, with works by composers Dmitri Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor) and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (Souvenir de Florence), among others. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $26.50-$45. Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive. 512-454-0026, austinchambermusic.org.