Theater & dance
"The Ballad of Klook and Vinette." Zach Theatre takes on a contemporary love story with a tender, funny heart that will grab you from the inside out. Klook and Vinette are two lost souls trying to find themselves in one another. Against all odds and with the past at their heels, together they make a tentative stab at happiness. This moving musical features lyrical prose, blues, jazz and soul. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with occasional 2:30 pm. Saturday matinee, through May 26. $30-$78. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.
“Last: An Extinction Comedy.” The Vortex has reached the final week of an extraordinary new play that blends improvisation, sketch comedy and environmental activism in the hopes of highlighting the urgency of climate change. In “Last,” taking place centuries from now, a troupe of tired and hungry comedians roam the crumbling remains of human civilization performing dark sketches about extinction. Think of this gallows comedy as “Mad Max” meets the Muppets. 8 p.m. April 24-27. $15-$35. 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.
Tameca Jones at Austin Central Library. If you’re not ready to drop the big bucks, how about some homegrown soul from Austin’s queen of steamy, slow-burning love jams? Long regarded as one of Austin’s top talents, Jones has been building her national profile with a series of road trips with Gary Clark Jr. We’ll be on hand to talk to her about her music and her career after the free performance at Austin’s coolest new public space. 7 p.m. April 24. Free with RSVP. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. library.austintexas.gov/event/atcentral-573674. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Hill Country Flight and Pairing at Easy Tiger. Can't make the drive to some of the Hill Country's destination breweries? You'll have a special opportunity to taste their beers with a flight featuring Roughhouse Rare Merit Table Beer, Vista Le Saison, Jester King Figlet and Real Ale Mysterium Verum Cherry DeLux. Easy Tiger recommends pairing the flight with its Hill Country board, which includes Miche bread, venison cheddar hot link, duck and fruit terrine, wild boar rillette and seasonal accoutrements. 4 p.m. April 24. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigerusa.com/easy-tiger-austin-calendar.
3rd Annual ATX Bookstore Crawl. On Independent Bookstore Day, there's no better way to explore a few of Austin's bookstores, from BookPeople to Malvern Books, than through this crawl. You'll take a picture at each one and get entered to win one of three prize packs. Plus, each store has a scavenger hunt that you can complete before posting the photo to social media. There will also be a post-crawl party at 7:30 p.m. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27. Multiple locations. atxbookstorecrawl.org.