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Art

ACCESS GALLERY

"Music." Works related to the theme of music by 14 Texas artists. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through April 1. 3701 Guadalupe St., Suite 103. 323-6626, www.vsatx.org .

AUSTIN DETAILS ART + PHOTO

"Art from the iPad: Truly Fine Art from a Truly Unexpected Source." Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. today. Part of I Art Congress. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment through April 10. 106 E. Eighth St. 391-0999, www.austindetailsart.com .

DOMY BOOKS

"There Ain't No Forgettin'." Work by Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton. Opens Saturday . Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 7 p.m. Sundays through April 28. 913 E. Cesar Chavez St. www.domystore.com/austin .

GALLERY SHOAL CREEK

Large mixed-media works by Jill Lear. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday . 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment through April 2. 2905 San Gabriel St. No. 101. 454-6671, www.galleryshoalcreek.com .

LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

Works by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday . 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through May 7. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 215-4965, www.lorareynolds.com .

PRO-JEX GALLERY

"Van Redin Redux." Photography by Van Redin. Opening reception 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday . 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Saturdays by appointment. 1710 S. Lamar Blvd. 472-7707.

PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX

"Under Pressure." Prints by members of Women Printmakers of Austin. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday . Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and by appointment through March 26. 702 Shady Lane. www.pumpproject.org .

ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS GALLERY

Photocommunications Senior Exhibition. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday . 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through April 8. Arts Building, 3001 S. Congress Ave. www.stedwards.edu/hum/art/student/index.html .

STUDIO2GALLERY

"Eye For Music." Works by featured artist and juror Brenda Ladd and 15 others. Opening reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday . Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 318. 326-9102, www.studio2gallery.com .

Theater & dance

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER

Marc Camoletti's French farce about infidelity and mistaken identity. Opens 8 p.m. Friday . 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 26. 2 p.m. Sunday and March 26. $10-$12. Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St., Lockhart. www.gaslightbakertheatre.org .

ECHOES OF IRELAND

Humor and romance set in a rural Irish pub in 1939. Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 26. 2:30 p.m. March 27. $5 to $15. Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St. 321-6283, www.bastropoperahouse.com .

THE HOT COMB

A woman finds solace at the Hot Comb Salon. Opens 8 p.m. Friday . 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays through March 26. $8-$12. Gemini Playhouse, 5214 Burleson Road, Suite 209. www.geminiplayhouse.com .

THE JUNGLE

Trouble Puppet Theater Company presents an award-winning puppet theater adaptation of Upton Sinclair's novel. Show not appropriate for children. Opens 8 p.m. Wednesday . 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays through April 3. $10-$20. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.troublepuppet.com .

Theater & dance

"Defiant." Austin nonprofit theater company Debutantes and Vagabonds presents a play exploring grief, hate and the need to forgive. 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15. Larry L. King Theater, Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress Ave. 361-648-1504, www.bohemianblitz.com .

"The Elementals: Air." First in a series of five elemental explorations through dance, song and poetry. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through March 20. $10-$30. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 478-5282, www.vortexrep.org .

"Esther's Spring Fling Follies." 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday . $20-$27. Esther's Follies, 525 E. Sixth St. 320-0198, www.esthersfollies.com .

"Evita." Musical based on the life of Argentine political figure Eva Perón. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 20. $10-$24. The Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, www.thegeorgetownpalace.org .

"Fiction." A story of intrigue by Austin playwright Steven Dietz. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through April 10. $20-$49. Whisenhunt Arena Stage, Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road. 476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org .

"GGGlee! The Musical." Girls Girls Girls presents an improvised parody of the Fox show "Glee." 10:30 p.m. Friday. $10. City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. www.citytheatreaustin.org .

"Hedda Gabler." Henrik Ibsen's classic play, adapted by Nigel O'Hearn and directed by Kate Eminger. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. $12-$20. The Blue Theater, 916 Springdale Road. 939-6829, www.palindrometheatre.com .

"The Linguini Code." The Capital City Mystery Players perform an audience interactive comedy with dinner. 7 p.m. Saturday. $33.50. Spaghetti Warehouse, 117 W. Fourth St. 404-9123.

"Laughter on the 23rd Floor." Neil Simon's critically acclaimed comedy about the antics of a 1953 weekly variety show writers' room. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays through March 27. $26 to $28. Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress Ave., Building C. 476-0084, www.austinplayhouse.com .

"On the Verge (Or the Geography of Yearning)" Three Victorian women set off on an expedition and find themselves on a geographical and temporal adventure. Opens 7:30 p.m. today. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $12-$18. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 448-8484, www.stedwards.edu .

"Proof." David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play explores complex relationships. 3 p.m. Sunday. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 19. $15-$20. Way Off Broadway Community Players Theatre, 11880 W. FM 2243, Leander. 512-259-5878, www.wobcp.org .

"Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins." A play celebrating late Texas newspaper columnist Molly Ivins' courage and tenacity. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20-$62. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road. 476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org .

"St. Nicholas." A drunken theater critic falls in with a group of London vampires. 8 p.m. today-Saturday. $17-$19. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. www.hydeparktheatre.org .

"Topdog/Underdog." A Pulitzer Prize-winning darkly comic fable about family identity. 8 p.m. today-Saturday. $10-$25. City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. www.citytheatreaustin.org .

"You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London/You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas." A play about an online romance, simultaneously performed at a private residence in Austin and in London via Skype. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through March 27. Address given when reservations are made. $15. 310-243-6426, www.hiddenroomtheatre.com .

Comedy

Cap City Comedy Club. Alex Koll 8 p.m. today, and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m. Wednesday: Paul Varghese. $9-$54.95. 8120 Research Blvd. 467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com .

ColdTowne Theater. "Your Terrific Neighbors featuring Hot Property" 10 p.m. today, "Nice Astronaut Late Night Show" 11:59 p.m. Saturday. "Monday Night Mash" 8:30 p.m. Monday, "Coldtowne Wednesdays" 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, plus more performances. $5-$10. 4803 Airport Blvd. www.coldtownetheater.com .

Gnap Theater Projects. No Shame Theater. 10 p.m. Friday. Saturday Night Special featuring Get Up. 10 p.m. Saturday. $5-$10. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.gnaptheater.org .

Hideout Theatre. "The Threefer" 8 p.m. today. "Pick Your Own Path" 8 p.m. Friday, "The Violet Underbelly" 8 p.m. Saturday, "Maestro" 10 p.m. Saturday, plus more performances. $10. 617 Congress Ave. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com .

The New Movement Theater. "The Main Event" 8 p.m. today. "March Madness Monster" 8, 9:30 and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday, plus more performances. $5. 1819 Rosewood Ave. 788-2669, www.newmovementtheater.com .

Velveeta Room. David Huntsberger. 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5 to $10. Sixth and Red River streets. 469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com .

Lectures & programs

Perspectives: Risa Puleo. Gallery talk on Josefina Giulisasti's "La Vigilia." 12:30 p.m. today. Blanton Museum of Art, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org .

I Art Congress. Monthly, themed open house every second Thursday. This month: Insider's Avenue, an insider's tour of the cultural heart of downtown. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Various locations. www.austindetailsart.com .

Sound + Vision. A DIY music workshop with Handmade Music Austin featuring a performance by Travis Weller of New Music Co-op. 6 p.m. Friday. UT Visual Arts Center, Art Building, 23rd and Trinity streets. www.utvac.org .

Sewing Circle. Bring your own mending and join "The Mending Project" artist Beili Liu at work in the gallery. 1-3 p.m. Saturday . Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St. 477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org .

Special lecture. A special conversation with filmmaker Roddy Bogawa, Matthew Drutt, and Storm Thorgerson, the artist behind the many legendary album covers. Thorgeson is the subject of the new film, “Taken By Storm,” by Bogawa. 6 p.m. Saturday. Blanton Museum of Art, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org .

Family

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Presented by Scottish Rite Children's Theatre. Written and directed by D.H. Thompson. 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 19. $4 to $10. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. 472-5436, www.srct.org .

Literary events

Encyclopedia Show. A live variety extravaganza that commissions artists to present a new verbal encyclopedia entry each month. This month: "Explorers." 7:30 p.m. today. The ND at 501 Studios, Fifth and Brushy streets. www.encyclopediashowaustin.com .

The Story Department. Monthly storytelling event benefits Austin Bat Cave. This month's theme: "Luck." 7:30 p.m. today. $10. Austin AMP, 411 W. Monroe St. www.austinbatcave.org .

Buddy Wakefield. Austin Poetry Slam presents the two-time international poetry slam champion. 8 p.m. today. $10-$30. The Boyd Vance Theatre, George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. www.austinslam.com .

Music

Sustaining the Moment: Reflections of Art and Nature. The Juilliard School's best musicians, dancers and actors return for the fifth annual collaboration with Texas State University performers. 7:30 p.m. today. Free. Evans Auditorium, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-2266.

HONK!TX. Twenty community street bands from across North America perform in streets, parks and neighborhoods throughout Austin. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Various locations. www.honktx.org .

Benedetto Lupo with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Award winning guest pianist. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday . $19-$48. Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. www.austinsymphony.org .

Yeast by Sweet Beast. Experimental improvisation and outsider music festival. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday. Chain Drive, 504 Willow St. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday. Plush, 617 Red River St. www.myspace.com/yeastbysweetbeast .

7th Guitar Festival. Emmanuel Rossfelder, Eduardo Isaac and Artyom Dervoed perform with the Roun Top Philharmonia. 1:30, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday . $10-$60. Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road, Round Top. www.festivalhill.org , 979-249-3129.

Jim Cullum Jazz Band. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5-$20. Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd. www.atjs.org .

The Mexican American Experience 2011. Food, fun and music by Braulio, Grupo Vida, Llueve, Gary Hobbs and others. 5 p.m. Wednesday and March 17. Free. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc .

Art

Art on 5th. "The Art of Dr. Seuss," on permanent display. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1501 W. Fifth St. 481-1111, www.arton5th.com .

Arthouse at the Jones Center. Graham Hudson: "Rehearsal at the Astoria" through April 10. Michelle Handelman: "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" through March 27. Lisa Tan: "Two Birds, Eighty Mountains, and a Portrait of the Artist" through March 27. "Nathan Baker: Let it Shine" through Sunday. Noon to 11 p.m. Wednesdays. Noon to 9 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 700 Congress Ave. www.arthousetexas.org .

Austin Art Space Gallery. "Art Beats." Pieces that reflect the South by Southwest Music Festival. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment through April 2. 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q. 771-2868, www.austinartspace.com .

Austin Details Art + Photo. "The Tiny Show: Tiny Art for Big Hearts." Juried by Maria Gatling. Through March 31. "Emerging Art on Our 12 X 12 Wall." Ongoing. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. 106 E. Eighth St. 391-0999, www.austindetailsart.com .

Austin Galleries. "Consignment Day." Complimentary evaluation of your collection from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment. 1219 W. Sixth St. www.austingalleries.com .

Austin Museum of Art. "New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch." Celebrating 15 local visual artists who work in a variety of media. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through May 22. 823 Congress Ave. Adults $5; seniors, students or military $4; 12 and younger get in free. 495-9224, www.amoa.org .

Blanton Museum of Art. "Recovering Beauty: The 1990s in Buenos Aires." Art produced during a time of pivotal transformation in Argentina through May 22. "Prints and Drawings" ongoing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Congress Avenue. $5-$9; free entry on Thursdays. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org .

Champion Contemporary. "Animal Again." Works by Jules Buck Jones. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through March 19. 800 Brazos St. 354-1035, www.championcontemporary.com .

Co-lab. "Palatial Hemorrhages." A four-week cycle of installation vignettes by Sarah Stevens. 7-11 p.m. Saturdays through March 26. 613 Allen St. 300-8217, www.colabspace.org .

Davis Gallery. "Dissimilar Illusions." From photographers Matthew Fuller and Faustinus Deraet, cutting-edge digital photography. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 26. 837 W. 12th St. 477-4929, www.davisgalleryaustin.com .

Dougherty Arts Center. "Corridor." 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 31. 1110 Barton Springs Road. 974-4025, www.ci.austin.tx.us/dougherty/gallery.htm .

Gallery Black Lagoon. Front Room: prints by Guy Juke, Rand Renfrow and David Lujan. Back room: "Dream A Little Big." Group show featuring seven Texas artists. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Mondays or by appointment through March 21. 4301-A Guadalupe St. 371-8838, www.galleryblacklagoon.com .

Gay Fay Kelly. "Above Us Only Sky." Works by Mo Scollan. Hours by appointment through March 25. 1811 W. Eighth St. 478-7676, www.gayfaykellyart.com .

Grayduck Gallery. "Modern Civilization." Works by Dieter Geisler, Suchitra Mattai, Andrew Sloan and Ronald Walker. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays through March 27. 608 W. Monroe Drive, Suite C. www.grayduckgallery.com .

Kirchman Gallery. Jack Ramsey and Peter Mangan. Noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment. 213 N. Nugent St., Johnson City. 830-868-9290, www.kirchmangallery.com .

Mexic-Arte Museum. "Colors on Clay." A selection of ceramic artwork from a private collection. "Voces de las Perdidas." Ceramic works by Adriana Corral. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through March 27. $1-$5. 419 Congress Ave. 480-9373, www.mexic-artemuseum.org .

North Hills Gallery. "Life Patterns." Paintings by the 620 Group. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through April 3. 7050 Village Center Drive. 345-1743.

O2 Gallery & Project Space. "Panton Nemus." 3-D and kinetic monoprints and sculptures by Orna Feinstein. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and weekends by appointment through Saturday. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. 477-9328, www.flatbedpress.com .

Round Rock Area Arts Council. "Imagine." Artwork from Round Rock area artists. On display through May 19. Round Rock Higher Education Center, 1555 University Blvd., Round Rock. www.roundrockarts.org. Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery. Best of Texas." Ten Texas artists display six to eight pieces each. Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through April 9. 1137 W. Sixth St. 478-4440, www.russell-collection.com .

UT Visual Arts Center. "Daniel Rudin: Condos for the Homeless," "Amanda Ross-Ho: Untitled Nothing Factory," "Natasha Bowdoin: The Daisy Argument," "Womanscape: Race, Gender and Sexuality in African Art" and "New Prints 2010." All exhibits close Saturday. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Art Building, 23rd and Trinity streets. www.utvac.org .

Valley Art League Gallery. Exhibit juried by Majorie Moore. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends through March 22. Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RM 12. 512-826-4286, www.visitwimberley.com/artleague .

Wally Workman Gallery. A two-person show featuring landscape painter Jill Carver and craftsman Seth Hudson. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through March 26. 1202 W. Sixth St. 472-7428, www.wallyworkmangallery.com .

Wittliff Collections. "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program." Oral histories, quotes and photographs exploring braceros' contribution to communities in Mexico and the United States through April 29. "Big Bend: Land of the Texas Imagination," through July 17. "Revealing Character." Tintypes by photographer Robb Kendrick through July 31. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Alkek Library, Texas State University, San Marcos. www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu .

Women and Their Work. "The Mending Project." Installation with interactive performance by Beili Liu. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through April 2. 1710 Lavaca St. 477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org .

Correction: An earlier version of this story gave the incorrect date and time for an event. The special conversation with Roddy Bogawa, Matthew Drutt, and Storm Thorgerson will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday.