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Art Exhibits

DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER

'ACC Annual Student Art Exhibition.' Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 28. 1110 Barton Springs Road. 974-4025, www.ci.austin.tx.us/dougherty/gallery.htm .

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY GALLERIES

Gallery I & II 'All Student-Juried Exhibition.' Opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends through April 16. Joann Cole Mitte Building, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-2611, www.finearts.txstate.edu/art/gallery.html .

WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

'Jan Heaton: Laguna.' Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through April 28. 1202 W. Sixth St. 472-7428, www.wallyworkmangallery.com .

Theater

JERRY FAY WILHELM CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

'Theatre Fest!' One night of UIL one-act plays. 6 p.m. today. $3 to $5. 1401 Cedar St., Bastrop. 512-772-7800, www.bastrop.isd.tenet.edu/PAC .

THE OFF CENTER

'Connect: Four Short Plays.' Plays focus on the need to connect in different stages of life. Opens 8 p.m. today. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays. $15 to $30. 2211 Hidalgo Street. 476-7833.

THE VORTEX

'Sleeping Beauty.' Musical revision of the classic fairy tale with a feminist twist. Opens 8 p.m. Friday. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through May 2. $10 to $30. 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org

Theater

'3rd Biennial New American Talent/Dance Choreographic Project.' Latest installment in the national choreographic contest. 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Austin Ventures Studio, 501 W. Third St. Tickets, 476-2163. www.balletaustin.org .

'The Carpetbagger's Children.' A former Union soldier amasses a large plot of Texas land that becomes central to the family. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 10. $15 to $30. Austin Playhouse, 3601 South Congress Ave. 474-8497.

'Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).' 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m Saturdays through April 10. $8 to $15. Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St., Salado. www.saladosilverspur.com .

'Esther's Follies' Keeping You in Stitches, Even Without a Public Option!' A Texas-sized dose of hilarious health care. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $20-$25. 525 E. Sixth St. 320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com .

'The Fantasticks.' Tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, but discover love through classic musical standards. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 11. Way Off Broadway, 10960 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-259-5878, www.wobcp.org .

'Murder on the Movie Set.' Audience interactive comedy whodunit dinner presented by Capital City Mystery Players. 7 p.m. Saturday. $33.50. Spaghetti Warehouse, 117 W. Fourth St. www.capcitymystery.com .

'Harvey.' One man's imaginary rabbit friend is introduced at a party in this comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 18. $8 to $20. Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, www.thegeorgetownpalace.org .

'How the Other Half Lives.' Comedic mockery of marital relationships and the class system. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through April 18. $10 to $25. City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. 524-2870, www.citytheatreaustin.org .

'Picasso at the Lapin Agile.' Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso: Famous figures debate the nature of true genius in Steve Martin's comedy. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through May 2. $26 to $35, half price students. Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress Ave., Bldg. C. www.austinplayhouse.com .

'Post-oedipus.' Chronicles tumultuous events in Oedipus' family after his fall. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 11. $15. Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Road. www.post-oedipus.eventbrite.com .

'Waiting for Godot.' Funny and touching glimpse into the human ability to survive in an absurd world. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 10. $13 to $15. Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. www.sambasstheatre.org .

Lecture

'Architecture at the Umlauf.' Monthly series featuring Travis Young: Contradiction, Stories and a Poem. 7 p.m. Thursday. $5. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. 992-3574, www.umlaufsculpture.org .

'Propitiatory Festivals of Central Guerrero.' Photographer George O. Jackson, Jr. will speak on the indigenous folk customs of Mexico. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets. www.austinfriendsoffolkart.org .

Music

'Brazilian Culture Night: 'Os Alquimistas' Live Music.' Featuring DJ music, mini samba class and band. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. $7. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com .

Workshop

'R.A.W. Theatre: The Resident Artists' Workshop.' Resident artists and alumni can participate in development exercises. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org .

Comedy

Cap City Comedy Club. Sebastian Maniscalco: 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Wednesday: Shane Mauss. 8120 Research Blvd. $5.50-$49.95. 467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com .

ColdTowne Theater. 'Shanty Town Lake,' 8 p.m. Friday, 'Stool Pigeon' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Monday Night Mash' 8:30 p.m. Monday, plus more performances. Free to $10. www.coldtownetheater.com .

Gnap Theater Projects. 'Apocalypse!' 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 17. 'No Shame' 10 p.m. Friday. 'Saturday Night Special' 10 p.m. Saturday. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.gnaptheater.org .

Hideout Theatre. 'Insomnia: A Comedy' 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 10. The Threefer' 8 p.m. today, 'This Week Tonight' 8 p.m. Friday, 'The Spectacle' 10 p.m. Friday, 'Hitchcocked' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Maestro' 10 p.m. Saturday. $10. 617 Congress Ave. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com .

Velveeta Room. Juan Lozano 9:30 p.m today. Chris Allen, Carrie Moore, Maggie May and host Tom Booker 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com .

Art galleries

Art on 5th. 'The Art of Grace Slick.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through April 24. 1501 W. Fifth St. 481-1111, www.arton5th.com .

Austin Art Space Gallery. 'Austin Figurative Show.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment through April 11. 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q. 771-2868, www.austinartspace.com .

Austin Galleries. 'Consignment Day,' complimentary evaluation of your collection. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment. 1219 W. Sixth St. www.austingalleries.com .

Austin Museum of Art. 'American Letterpress: The Art of the Hatch Show Print' and 'New Works: Luke Savisky.' 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 9. 823 Congress Ave. Adults $5, seniors, students or military $4, 12 and younger free. 495-9224, www.amoa.org .

Blanton Museum of Art. 'Manuel Álvarez Bravo and His Contemporaries' through Aug. 1, 'Subject of Learning/Object of Study' through June 20, 'Desire' through April 25 and 'Prints and Drawings' is 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 Congress Avenue. $5-$9, free Thursdays. 471-7324, www.blantonmuseum.org .

Big Medium. 'Aldo Valdés Böhm: Recent Works.' 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment through April 17. 5305 Bolm Road No. 12. 385-1670, www.bigmedium.org .

Creative Research Lab. '2010 Studio MFA thesis exhibition.' Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through April 10. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 322-2099, http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab .

D. Berman Gallery. 'Lance Letscher: The Perfect Machine.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through May 15. 1701 Guadalupe St. 477-8877, www.dbermangallery.com .

Domy Books. 'Lady Monsters.' New work by Katy Horan. Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Noon to 7 p.m. Sundays through April 22. 913 E. Cesar Chavez St. 476-3669, www.domystore.com .

Gay Fay Kelly. 'Satch Grimley: Pop Resonance.' Mondays-Fridays by appointment through April 16. 1811 W. Eighth St. 478-7676, www.gayfaykellyart.com .

L. Nowlin Gallery. 'David Johndrow: The Terrestrials.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through April 10. 1201 W. Sixth St. 626-9301, www.lnowlingallery.com .

La Pena. 'Imageninas: Celebrating Women and their Art.' 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through April 3. 227 Congress Ave. 477-6007, www.lapena-austin.org .

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. 'Texas Society of Sculptors' through June 27. 'Shou Ping' and 'Native Plant Bonsai' through May 30. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. 4801 La Crosse Ave. $8 adults, $7 seniors and students, $3 children, free five and under. 512-232-0100, www.wildflower.org .

Lora Reynolds Gallery. 'Roy McMakin: In and On.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through May 15. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 215-4965, www.lorareynolds.com .

Mexic-Arte Museum. 'Imagining Mexico: Expressions in Popular Culture' and 'Photographs of the Revolution by Agustin Casasola' through April 18. 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. 419 Congress Ave. 480-9373, www.mexic-artemuseum.org .

Mexican American Cultural Center. 'The Maize is Our Life.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays. 600 River St. 478-6222, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc .

North Hills Gallery. 'Compliments.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through May 2. 7050 Village Center Drive. 345-1743.

Okay Mountain. 'Temple of Bloom.' Saturday. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through April 17. 1312 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite B. www.okaymountain.com .

Pro-Jex Gallery. 'C'est Tout Bon.' New Orleans photography. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. 1710 S. Lamar Blvd. 472-7707.

Pump Project Art Complex. 'Stations: Fourteen Views From Golgotha.' Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through April 17. 702 Shady Lane. www.pumpproject.org .

Valley Art League Gallery. Exhibition juried by Robert Grothues of Art Incorporated Gallery of San Antonio. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends through April 6. Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RM 12. 512-826-4286, www.visitwimberley.com/artleague .

Winters-Wimberley House. 'Then and Now.' New historic gallery and exhibit. 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through July 3. 14068 RM 12, Wimberley. www.visitwimberley.com/center/winters.shtml .

Women and Their Work. 'Kathryn Kelley.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through April 15. 1710 Lavaca St. 477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org .

Yard Dog. 'Tony Fitzpatrick: The Devil's Music.' 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through April 4. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 912-1613, www.yarddog.com .