Salsa Night at Las Perlas. Want to learn some Latin dance moves? Renowned dance instructor Robbie Sky is teaching both salsa and bachata every Monday night at the downtown mezcal bar. The evening begins with an hourlong salsa workshop at 7 p.m., followed by a bachata lesson at 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the floor will open to free-for-all salsa dancing. Walk-ins are welcome, and you don’t need a partner to participate. Come early to enjoy happy hour, which starts at 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Feb. 19. $10 suggested donation. 405 E. Seventh St. facebook.com/events/146335989408976.
“Refigured: Radical Realism” at Dougherty Arts Center. The new exhibit unites a dozen of Austin’s top figurative artists as Dougherty celebrates its 40th anniversary. These painters and sculptors are on the vanguard of a new art renaissance — or, rather, the revival of the realist tradition. Given that modern art has been focused on abstract and conceptual work, “Refigured” is giving these artists, including Jose Acosta, Denise Fulton and Jennifer Balkan, their due. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through March 10. 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dac.
Mike & the Moonpies at Waterloo Records. Five albums into their run as one of Austin’s best country bands of the past decade, Mike Harmeier and his bandmates sound self-assured, revved-up and ready on their new record “Steak Night at the Prairie Rose,” which features nine Harmeier originals plus a swingin’ take on fellow Austin songwriter Jonathan Terrell’s “The Last Time.” Free. 5 p.m. Feb. 21. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — Peter Blackstock
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
“Shaun of the Dead” Pub Run. This February, zombies are invading the Paramount Theatre. But the Paramount already has a solution — drink beer and run. Participants will meet there and run to the American-Statesman parking lot for lots of zombie fun and a pint of liquid courage from Austin Beerworks. The Dead Music Capital Band will provide macabre music, and there will be food and a costume contest. Afterward, head back to the theater for a screening of “Shaun of the Dead.” 6 p.m. doors Feb. 22. $7-$21. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
“Romeo & Juliet.” The St. Edward’s University’s 45th anniversary theater season continues with William Shakespeare’s most well-known love story, about a young couple who are destroyed by the deadly feuding between their two families, the most prominent in fair Verona. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 25. $18-$25. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 512-448-8484, stedwards.edu/theatre.