- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
Ransom Center’s “Vaudeville!” Opening Day. The Ransom Center’s newest exhibit displays the story of where American entertainment all begin, with documents, photographs, artifacts and manuscripts related to some of vaudeville’s best-known performers, including Harry Houdini, Mae West, Tony Pastor and others. The Ransom Center will show the development of vaudeville and its impact on contemporary film, television and comedy. The exhibit runs through July 15. 10 a.m. Jan. 29. Free. 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu.
“No Trace of Now Will Remain.” Inspired by two incongruous sources — the writings of Rimbaud and the look of Victorian mourning attire — Austin artist and fashion designer Gail Chovan gives exaggerated form to the long deceased by adorning apparitions in hyper-stylized garments and accessories from the past. In this Women and Their Work exhibit, she uses both fragments and fabrication to enshroud memories, gives form to absence and celebrates remnants as potent vehicles for resuscitation. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through March 1. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org.
Mongers Wine Dinner. Mongers Market + Kitchen, the seafood-focused restaurant on East Cesar Chavez Street, is hosting a five-course wine dinner exploring the vineyards of Italy. Specifically, the dinner will provide a guided tour of the Antinori family of wines. Swirl, sip and savor as speaker Sean Minto guides you through the history of Marchesi Antinori and the terrain of Italy. The menu includes crispy Gulf white shrimp, New Bedford scallops and more. 7 p.m. Jan. 29. $90. 2401 E. Cesar Chavez St. mongersaustin.com.
Prisoner Wine Company Dinner at Krause’s Cafe. The New Braunfels restaurant is teaming up with the California-based Prisoner Wine Company to host a wine pairing dinner. The restaurant will have a prix fixe four-course menu featuring German and South Texas-inspired dishes, including braised beef cheek ravioli, smoked beef carpaccio and whole roasted beef loin. Each dish is paired with wines such as Cuttings Cabernet, Saldo Zinfandel and the Prisoner Red Blend. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29. $70. 148 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels. krausescafe.com.
Margo Price at Emo’s. Perhaps the best thing about Nashville’s full-press counter to the mid-2010s regrettable bro-country wave is the gender balance: Alongside the rise of Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton has been impressive work from Margo Price, Kacey Musgraves and Nikki Lane. Price may well be the best of all. Her 2016 album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” on Jack White’s Third Man Records was a heralded debut that got her on “Saturday Night Live,” and last year’s “All American Made” attracted Willie Nelson as a duet partner on the track “Learning to Lose.” 7 p.m. doors Jan. 30. $22-25. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Zach Theatre will be the first regional theater in Texas to produce this Tony Award-winning play, an adaptation of a novel about a gifted boy who, accused of killing the neighbor’s dog, goes on a Sherlock Holmes-style investigation to find the 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.