2Cellos show, “Finding Neverland” on stage and more to enjoy this week


2Cellos show, “Finding Neverland” on stage and more to enjoy this week

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It’s the ultimate food and beer pairing: Circle Brewing is hosting a tasting of Girl Scout cookies with their beers. Contributed

1. 2Cellos

7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $19.50-$59.50. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com.

Playing the University of Texas campus arena is a big move up for Slovenia’s Luka Sulic and Croatia’s Stjepan Hauser, who sold out the Long Center when they visited Austin in 2015. After having gotten their start as YouTube sensations and riding the success of four albums since, the cello duo is touring behind their newest album “Score,” which focuses on classic movie and TV music from “The Godfather,” “Titanic” and “Game of Thrones,” plus a splendid version of Henry Mancini’s “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” — Peter Blackstock

2. Second Sunday Family Day at Live Oak Brewing

1 p.m. Jan. 14. Free. 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle. facebook.com/events/1987989088149522/.

It can be hard to find places that both children and parents will enjoy, but Live Oak will be extra kid-friendly this weekend with a special family day. While the adults enjoy a pint of beer, the kids can jump around in a bounce house. Plus, there will be live family-friendly music by Reed Meisters, Austin’s only all-saxophone polka band, and the Black Forest food truck will offer hot German food and s’mores kits for roasting over a fire pit in the brewery’s expansive beer garden.

3. “Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco” at Texas Folklife

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment through mid-April. 1708 Houston St. texasfolklife.org.

The Mexican state of Jalisco is internationally famous for the wide variety of local artists using clay and other mediums, and Texas Folklife will highlight these artistic gems in a curated exhibit. “Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco” explores the ceramic statues of four towns in particular: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, El Rosario and Santa Cruz de las Huertas. In spite of the proximity of these villages to one another, their art differs in technique, style and focus.

4. “Finding Neverland”

8 p.m. Jan. 16-Jan. 20, 2 p.m. Jan. 20, and 1 and 7 p.m. Jan. 21. $30-$150. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film, this stage production directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus explores how one of the world’s most beloved characters, Peter Pan, was created. In “Finding Neverland,” playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration for his next work until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. He becomes enchanted by the boys’ penchant for make-believe adventures and seeks to bring alive the world of Neverland.

5. “I Am Not Your Negro” Film Screening

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. George Washington Carver Museum 1165 Angelina St. eventbrite.com/e/i-am-not-your-negro-screening-tickets-41529368459.

The George Washington Carver Museum is teaming with KLRU to play the 2017 documentary, which imagines the book James Baldwin never finished before he died. With it, he aimed to chronicle on a personal level the lives and assassinations of three close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of his death, he had completed only 30 pages, so filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions what he would have written, with Samuel L. Jackson narrating the result.

6. Helen Thorpe at BookPeople

7 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Journalist Thorpe has written a powerful and poignant new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship and Hope in an American Classroom.” The book serves as an account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans. They arrive speaking no English whatsoever and are unfamiliar with U.S. culture, facing the enormous task of assimilating after having grown up in nations often crippled by drought, famine or war. Tickets are required to join the signing line.

7. Girl Scout Cookies and Craft Beer Pairing

1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20. $20. Circle Brewing, 2340 W. Braker Lane. facebook.com/events/338568119884965/.

Beer has proven to be a worthy pairing with many types of food — and now it’s getting an even sweeter match-up with Girl Scout cookies, which are making their return this season. There are a total of eight pairings to try at Circle Brewing, including Thin Mints with its Tuxedo Tshirt Black IPA and Shortbread with its Falkor Wit; tickets include a punch card that will get you access to up to five of them. A Girl Scout cookie booth will also be present so you can take some boxes home.

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