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It’s a star-studded week with Sean Penn, Chrissy Metz and hot rods

1. Chrissy Metz at the Paramount Theatre

7 p.m. doors April 7. $45-$95. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Fresh off another season of the hit heartwarming show “This Is Us,” actress Chrissy Metz is going on a book tour to share her new memoir, “This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today.” She’ll chat on stage with television personality Tim Gunn about all of life’s lessons, sharing her personal struggles and triumphs and no doubt some behind-the-scenes details about her time on the NBC show, where she plays the vibrant Kate Pearson. Each ticket includes a copy of the memoir, which went on sale last week.

2. Easter brunch at Juniper

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 1. Free.2400 E. Cesar Chavez St. #304. 512-220-9421, juniperaustin.com.

The Northern Italian restaurant is not normally open during the day on Sundays, but Juniper is bringing back its popular brunch in honor of Easter. The menu includes assorted brunch pastries like Bomnolini with milk jam, mascarpone and lemon ash, and plates offering a mix of items from Juniper’s former brunch menu and current dinner offerings, such as the Sunday-only lasagna. Juniper will also be offering a “Box & Bubbles” special with pastries and a bottle of Cleto Chiarli Brut Modena Blanc.

3. “Paved Paradise” at Women and Their Work

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through April 19. 1710 Lavaca St. 512-477-1064, womenandtheirwork.org.

Artist and professor Julie Libersat’s solo show explores symmetry and patterns common within the landscape of today’s capitalistic society, using an interactive video installation to present consumption as a modern form of worship. In this metaphorical work, the shopping mall is a temple of the golden age of capitalism, the parking lot a labyrinth. “Paved Paradise” is part of an ongoing series of parking lot mazes.

4. Sean Penn

7 p.m. April 3. $28. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth St. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Actor/director/activist/colorful personality Sean Penn is coming to Austin to chat with historian Douglas Brinkley about Penn’s debut novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” They will be talking about the book and probably some other things (Penn’s Oscars, his blend of activism and journalism, not finding Chris Rock’s 2005 Oscars joke about Jude Law funny). The event is through BookPeople, and admission tickets include one copy of the book with a signed book plate. — Joe Gross

5. Texas Radio Live with Ray Prim, Western Youth at Guero’s

6 to 8 p.m. April 4. $10 suggested donation. 1412 S. Congress Ave. sunradio.com/trl.

Sun Radio’s weekly live-on-the-air show from the oak garden at this South Congress restaurant does a fine job of surveying the broad range of music rising up out of Austin, and this double bill is an excellent example. Soulful singer-songwriter Ray Prim, one of our Austin360 Artists of the Month last year, leads a band that brings out the richness of his melodies and rhythms. Western Youth mines more of a roots-rock vein, drawing upon country influences but cranking things up with plenty of frenetic electric energy. — Peter Blackstock

6. Austin Playhouse’s “Shakespeare in Love”

8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through April 22. $20-$42. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com.

This brand-new adaptation by Lee Hall of the Oscar-winning film is the most produced play in the country this year, and Austin Playhouse is proud to present the local premiere. The play tells the story of young Shakespeare and the love he develops for a headstrong noblewoman, Viola — a love that inspired him to write a masterpiece. “Shakespeare in Love” features all the typical Shakespearean themes of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage antics, of course.

7. 17th Annual Lonestar Round Up

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6-7. $15. Travis County Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane. lonestarroundup.com.

Lonestar Round Up is a huge outdoor car show and live music festival featuring miles of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven to Austin by folks on an annual pilgrimage from all over the country. The weekend includes two full days of cars lined up at the Expo Center. Once you’ve finished admiring them, head to South Congress Avenue for a series of live music shows from Blues Specialists, Jai Malano and others. Sunday will feature a slow riding drive to Oasis, Texas Brewing, one of the sponsors of the round up.

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