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Art Exhibits

CO-LAB

'Riff : Wura-Natasha Ogunji + Jorge Rojas.' 24-hour performance 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 613 Allen St. 300-8217, www.colabspace.org .

D. BERMAN GALLERY

'Lance Letscher: The Perfect Machine.' Reception 6 to 8 p.m. today. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through May 15. 1701 Guadalupe St. 477-8877, www.dbermangallery.com .

GALLERY 5619

'Congregated.' Mosaic Austin announces re-launch of this space. Reception 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. 5619 Airport Blvd. , www.mosaicaustin.org .

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM

'100%' Fundraiser designed to represent the diversity that makes up Austin. 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. 1165 Angelina St. 974-4926, www.ci.austin.tx.us/carver .

LA PENA

'Mascaras de los Incas.' Artwork by Sanchez Elementary fourth-grade students. Reception 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 7. 227 Congress Ave. 477-6007, www.lapena-austin.org .

MASS GALLERY

'Tim Brown: Purple Heart/ Retrospective.' Reception 10 p.m. to midnight Saturday. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through May 1. 916 Springdale Road. www.massgallery.org .

MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

'The Maize is Our Life.' Opening reception 7 p.m. Sunday. 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 through June 5. 600 River St. 478-6222, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc .

NORTH HILLS GALLERY

'Compliments.' Reception 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.

ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

'Crossing Safely.' Sculpture installation all day Monday. Located on the front lawn of the Main Building. Public lecture 7 p.m. Monday, Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 448-8404, www.stedwards.edu .

STUDIO2GALLERY

'Stories on Skin.' Reception 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through April 30. 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 318. 326-9102, www.studio2gallery.com .

VALLEY ART LEAGUE GALLERY

'Third annual student art exhibit.' Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends through June 1. Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RM 12. 512-826-4286, www.visitwimberley.com/artleague .

Theater

AUSTIN VENTURES STUDIO

'That Spring Thing.' Annual performance by Ballet Austin II, Ballet Austin Trainees and Young Artists of Ballet Austin. 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. $15. 501 W. Third St. 476-2163, www.balletaustin.org .

DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER

'Soaring.' Spring performance presented by Ballet East. 8 p.m. today-Saturday. $8-$12. 1110 Barton Springs Road. www.balleteast.org .

THE HIDEOUT

'Wussy Boy Chronicles.' HBO "Def Poetry" vetran, Big Poppa E, performs poetry, stand-up comedy and dramatic monologue. 8 p.m. Sunday. $6. 617 Congress Ave. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com .

HYDE PARK THEATRE

'Body Awareness.' Comedy of sexual and family politics at a liberal arts college. Opens 8 p.m. today. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through May 8. $17 to $19. 511 W. 43rd St. 479-7529, www.hydeparktheatre.org .

KAM & JAMES MORRIS THEATER

'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Presented by the 'Great Shakes' teen classical theater troupe. 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. $10 to $15. 2300 Lohman's Spur Road. 512-852-9079. www.tex-arts.org/youth.html .

MARY MOODY NORTHEN THEATRE

'City of Angels.' Frazzled novelist struggles to adapt detective story to silver screen. Opens 7:30 p.m. today. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 18. $15 to $20. St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave. www.stedwards.edu .

ONE WORLD THEATRE

'Max & Ruby.' Two bunny siblings try to put on a play for Grandma in this children's production. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. $9 to $12. 7701 Bee Caves Road. www.oneworldnonprofit.org .

SCOTTISH RITE CHILDREN'S THEATRE

'Robin Hood.' For ages 3-10. Opens 10 a.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays with various weekday performances through May 16. $4 to $10. 207 W. 18th St. 472-5436, www.srct.org .

TEXAS STATE THEATRE CENTER

'Dead Man's Cell Phone.' A woman is forced to confront her assumptions about morality and the need to connect in a technological world. 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $5 to $8. 430 Moon St., San Marcos. www.theatreanddance.txstate.edu .

Theatre

'The Carpetbagger's Children.' A former Union soldier amasses a large plot of Texas land that becomes central to the family. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $15 to $30. Austin Playhouse, 3601 S. Congress Ave. 474-8497.

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

'Connect: Four Short Plays.' Plays focus on the need to connect in different stages of life. 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through April 17. $15 to $30. The Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St. 476-7833.

'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. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m Sunday. 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 social party in this comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 18. $8 to $20. The 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. The 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 a 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., Building C. www.austinplayhouse.com .

'Post-oedipus.' Chronicles the tumultuous events of Oedipus' family after his fall. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $15. The Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Road. www.post-oedipus.eventbrite.com .

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

'Waiting for Godot.' Funny and touching glimpse into man's ability to survive in an absurd world. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. $13 to $15. Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. www.sambasstheatre.org .

Music

The Alash Ensemble. Throat singers from the republic of Tuva in Central Asia. 7 p.m. today. University of Texas, Avaya Auditorium, A.C.E.S. Building, 201 E. 24th St. www.alashensemble.com .

Austin Symphony Orchestra. Featuring pianist Ingrid Fliter playing Chopin and more. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $19 to $48. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 476-6064, www.austinsymphony.org .

Cerronato Live. Colombian Vallenato and Cumbia featuring four-part harmonies, accordion and bass. 9 p.m. Friday. $7. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com .

Elmar Oliveira. Featuring World-renowned violinist presented by the Butler School of Music. 7:30 p.m. Monday. $10 to $20. Bates Recital Hall, 2420 Robert Dedman Drive. 471-5401, www.music.utexas.edu .

Noche de Tango with Glover Gill & The Strings. Tango class plus live music and Tango DJ. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. $10. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com .

Southwestern University Chorale with Orchestra. Featuring Bach's 'Magnificat.' 7 p.m. Sunday. Free. Lois Perkins Chapel, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave. 512-863-1379, www.southwestern.edu/sarofim .

Wild Basin Winds. 'Je ne sais quoi' French music. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Hope Presbyterian Church, 11512 Olson Drive. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grace Methodist Church, 205 E. Monroe St. $10 to $20. 512-331-9333, www.wildbasinwinds.com .

Film

Puntos de Vista. First International Spanish-language documentary festival hosted by Texas State University. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. 512-245-3412. Visit Web site for details, www.masscomm.txstate.edu/cslmm.html .

Lecture

Arthouse Visiting Lecturer Series. Featuring Associate Curator of the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Gary Carrion-Murayari. 7 p.m. today. Free. Boyd Vance Theatre, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. www.arthousetexas.org .

Comedy

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

ColdTowne Theater. 'Thursday Night Improv' 8 p.m. today, 'Shanty Town Lake,' 8 p.m. Friday, 'Stool Pigeon' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Midnight Society' 11 p.m. Saturday, 'Coldtowne Allstars' 7 p.m. Sunday, '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. 'Dusk' 10 p.m. Friday , 'Saturday Night Special' 10 p.m. Saturday. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. www.gnaptheater.org .

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

Velveeta Room. Taegon McLaughlin 9:30 p.m today. Bryan Gutmann, John Rabon and Chris Lehman 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. Opening Monday: 'Studies in Blue' through April 25. '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' 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 Blvd. 322-2099, http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab .

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 .

Dougherty Arts Center. 'ACC Annual Student Art Exhibition.' 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 .

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. Opening Tuesday: 'Karen Zimmerley and John Mattson: Time and Place in Texas' through May 22. '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 .

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 5 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 .

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 .

Texas State University Galleries. Gallery I & II: 'All Student-Juried Exhibition.' 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.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through April 28. 1202 W. Sixth St. 472-7428, www.wallyworkmangallery.com .

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 Ranch Road 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 .