- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
Theater & dance
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Zach Theatre is the first regional theater in Texas to produce this Tony Award-winning play, an adaptation of a novel. Mark Haddon’s international bestseller is about a gifted 15-year-old boy who has extraordinary intelligence but is not equipped to interpret daily life. However, accused of killing the neighbor’s dog, he goes on a Sherlock Holmes-style investigation to find the real culprit. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through March 4. $25-$133. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.
Esther’s Follies. Now that it’s February, love is in the air, and Esther’s has got plenty of it to go around. In “Dating Dos and Oh, No, He Didn’t!” Esther’s takes a look at how to meet and match your mate in today’s online world, from speed dating, Tinder, OKCupid and the like. In “Love Is a Robot,” Esther’s asks if an 8-foot robot makes a good Valentine’s Day gift. And the new political sketch “Little White House Lies and Laughs” will focus on Trump, cornered by Mueller’s minions, the Trump Ex-Wives club and a disgruntled Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday in February. $25-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0198, esthersfollies.com.
Brian Posehn at Cap City Comedy Club. Posehn embodies that comedy cocktail of approachability and aloofness that defines the ’90s alternative comedy scene. I remember first seeing him on the now legendary “Mr. Show with Bob and David” on HBO, on tours like “Comedians of Comedy” and in movies like Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects.” Posehn is his own force to be reckoned with, like a giant orange Muppet, and brings a metalhead’s rage and nerdcore aesthetic. 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Feb. 23-24. $18-$23. 8120 Research Blvd. Suite 100. capcitycomedy.com. — Brently Heilbron
Breakfast for Dinner pop-up at Hops & Grain. The upcoming restaurant Bird Bird Biscuit gave a first taste of their biscuit sandwiches in November, and the pop-up sold out in less than an hour. Now, a second pop-up is coming to East Austin with four types of biscuit sandwiches. The menu includes the Bird Bird Bacon, with bacon, an over-medium fried egg, cheddar and bacon-infused chipotle mayo; and the Lovely Day with chicken sausage, an over-medium fried egg, pecan pesto and cheddar. 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 507 Calles St. facebook.com/events/189481041798765.
Link & Pin Gallery’s “Seascapes.” The solo show featuring work by Anissa Bryant is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the ocean and the interconnectivity of life with water. Her series taps into each of those subjects with the intent of distilling a particular moment in time. Each piece of art is accompanied by a poem that illustrates Bryant’s emotions during the creation process. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday through March 18. 2235 E. Sixth St. #102. 512-900-8952, linkpinart.com.