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Art Exhibits

THE ART OF JEWELRY

'Girls' Night at the Gallery Series.' Complimentary cocktails and jewelry selections. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1501 W. Fifth St. 481-1116.

CO-LAB

'Fish Funeral: Hillary Andujar.' A celebratory farewell to two bettas. Video installation 7 to 11 p.m. today. 613 Allen St. 300-8217, www.colabspace.org .

DOMY BOOKS

'Austin - East of I-35.' A photo essay by Ramu Tiru with book signing and artist talk. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Free. 913 E. Cesar Chavez St. 476-3669, www.domystore.com .

JOSEPH AND SUSANNA DICKINSON HANNIG MUSEUM

'Grand Opening.' Susanna Dickinson survived the battle of the Alamo. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 411 E. Fifth St. 974-6745, www.susannadickinsonmuseum.org .

PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX

'fifth-business.' Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through March 13. 702 Shady Lane. www.pumpproject.org .

STUDIO2GALLERY

'The View From Here.' Opening reception 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 27. 1700 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite 318. 326-9102, www.studio2gallery.com .

Theater

BASS CONCERT HALL

'Fidler on the Roof.' The classic touring musical. Opens 8 p.m. Tuesday. 8 p.m. Wednesday-March 5; 2 and 8 p.m. March 6; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 7. $20. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. www.texasperformingarts.org .

THE CITY THEATRE

'A Raisin in the Sun.' The classic play by Lorraine Hansberry explores the value of money. Opens 8 p.m. today. 8 p.m Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m. Sundays through March 21. $10 to $25. 3823 Airport Blvd. 524-2870, www.citytheatreaustin.org .

KAM AND JAMES MORRIS THEATER

'The Glass Menagerie.' Written by Tennessee Williams and presented by TexARTS. Opens 7:30 p.m. Friday. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 14. 2300 Lohman's Spur Road. 512-852-9079.

THE VORTEX

'Xephyra.' Alternative world music and video mythos by Chad Salvata and Jo Beth Henderson. Opens 8 p.m. Friday. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through March 14. $10 to $30. 2307 Manor Road. 478-5282, www.vortexrep.org .

Theater

'Alice in Wonderland.' Classic fantasy story for young audiences. 10 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 28 with various performances during the week. $4 to $10. Scottish Rite Children's Theatre, 207 W. 18th St. 472-5436, www.srct.org .

'The Atheist.' Dark comedy about a young journalist who is high on ambition and low on morals. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through March 13. $17 to $19. Hyde Park Theatre, W. 43rd Street. 479-7530, www.hydeparktheatre.org .

'Clue: The Musical.' The classic board game comes to life. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:15 p.m. Sundays through March 7. $9 to $20. Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores. 830-798-8944, www.hcct.org .

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

The Flaming Idiots. Three-man show with juggling, knives, comedy and vaudeville-esque acts. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 28. $24 to $52. Kleberg Stage, Zach Theatre, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. 476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org .

'A Little Night Music.' Focuses on the universal subject of love. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through March 14. $8 to $22. Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469, www.thegeorgetownpalace.org .

'Mary Stuart: A Dramatic Portrait of Royal Rivalry between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth of England.' Produced by Austin Shakespeare. 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $15 to $35. The Long Center, Rollins Theater, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 474-8497, www.austinshakespeare.com .

'Shards of Love.' Eight stories, eight couples, eight less-than-ideal relationships. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $15. Howson Hall, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave. 744-1495, www.paradoxplayers.org .

Sarah Vowell. The author known for her monologues, books and appearances on 'This American Life' at the Paramount Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday . $36.50 to $51.50. 713 Congress Ave. 472-5470; austintheatre.org .

Music

'Albert Herring Opera.' Benjamin Britten's opera presented by the Butler Opera Center. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday. $10 to $20. McCullough Theatre, 2500 Robert Dedman Drive. www.texasperformingarts.org .

'An Evening with Keb Mo.' Blues artist. 7 p.m. today. $31.50 to $67.50. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. 472-5470, www.austintheatre.org .

Austin Girls' Choir's Madrigal Dinner. Travel back in time and dine with the royal court featuring music by the Girls' Choir. 6 p.m. Saturday. $10 to $30. First United Methodist Church's Family Center, 1300 Lavaca Street. 453-0884.

Balcones Community Orchestra. Featuring Austin Symphony bassist David Dawson. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 606 W. 15th St. 358-8676.

Barbara Nissman with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music for the piano. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $19 to $48. Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. www.austinsymphony.org .

'Dream Season: Revel Five of Six.' Solo and duo dream works by Debussy, Schumann, Bach and Beethoven. 6 p.m. Saturday. $5 to $15. Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7050 Village Center Drive. www.revelmusic.org .

'Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert.' Celebrates Black History Month with music for soprano, chorus and big band. 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Huston-Tillotson University, King Seabrook Chapel, 900 Chicon Street.

Lenten Sacred Concert Series 2010. Marc Witmer and Tom Jeannett: Jazz for Piano, Sax, and Woodwinds. 12:05 p.m today. Thursdays through March 25. Free. St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 8134 Mesa Drive. 345-8314, www.stmattsaustin.org .

The Invincible Czars. Perform a musical score to the silent film "The Unknown." 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks, 2700 West Anderson Lane. $10. 7 p.m. Sunday. Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. $13. www.invincibleczars.com .

World Music with Atash. Featuring a belly dancing lesson and demo. 9 p.m. Friday. $10. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. 524-2772, www.esquinatangoaustin.com .

Film

'La Perla' ('The Pearl'). Part of the Mexican American Cultural Center's film series. 8 p.m. Wednesday. 600 River St. www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc . 974-4002.

Lecture/Forum

Coffehouse Series.New monthly series of lectures featuring record collectors. This week: Shaun Pauling, formerly of Sheer Magic in Chicago, will talk about collecting 45s. 3 p.m. p.m. Sunday . Free (refreshments will be served). 1704 South Congress Ave. (entrance in rear alley between Annie and Milton streets). 447-1000.

'CONJURE: Calling up the Spirit of Struggle, Resistance and Liberation.' A series of experiments in jazz music, dance, spoken word and cinema. 9 p.m. Saturday. Resistencia Bookstore, 1801-A South First St. 416-8885.

'Hotel Rwanda' film subject speaks. Paul Rusesabagina has been credited with saving 1200 lives during the genocide. Doors 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Drive. 251-0698, www.staopen.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 Rd. www.vortexrep.org .

Comedy

Cap City Comedy Club. Larry Wilmore: 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Wednesday: Tommy Johnagin. 8120 Research Blvd. $5.50-$49.95. 467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com .

ColdTowne Theater. 'P'Graph with Level 6' 8 p.m. today, 'Eye for an iPhone' 8 p.m. Friday, 'Stool Pigeon' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Midnight Society' 11 p.m. Saturday, 'ColdTowne All Stars' 7 p.m. Sunday, 'Monday Night Mash' 8:30 p.m. Monday. $5 to $10. www.coldtownetheater.com .

Gnap Theater Projects. '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, 'Austin Secrets' 8 p.m. Saturday, 'Maestro' 10 p.m. Saturday, 'Flying Theater Machine' 2 p.m. Sunday. $10. 617 Congress Ave. 443-3688, www.hideouttheatre.com .

Velveeta Room. David McQuary 9:30 p.m. today. Lucas Molandes, Brian Gaar and David McQuary 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 469-9116, www.thevelveetaroom.com .

Art galleries

Art on 5th. 'Gallery Art.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 1501 W. Fifth St. 481-1111, www.arton5th.com .

Austin Art Space Gallery. 'For the Love of Art.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment through Feb. 27. 7739 Northcross Drive, Suite Q. 771-2868, www.austinartspace.com .

Austin Galleries. 'All Creatures Great and Small,' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment. 'Consignment Day,' complimentary evaluation of your collection. Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. 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. 'DESIRE' through April 25, 'Goya's Prints: The Dawn of Modern Art' through March 7. 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 .

Bydee Art Gallery. 'Square One' celebrates Black History Month. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 3. 1050 E. 11th St. 12-480-3100, www.bydee.com .

Creative Research Lab. '2010 Senior Art Exhibition.' Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 13. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 322-2099, http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab .

D. Berman Gallery. 'Release.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through March 27. 1701 Guadalupe St. 477-8877, www.dbermangallery.com .

Domy Books. 'Halfway to Forever.' Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 7 p.m. Sundays through March 11. 913 E. Cesar Chavez St. www.domystore.com .

Gallery Shoal Creek. 'Milt Kobayashi.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 6. 2905 San Gabriel, Suite 101. 454-6671, www.galleryshoalcreek.com .

Gay Fay Kelly. 'Brian Johnson ... the more things change ...' Mondays-Fridays by appointment through Feb. 28. 1811 W. Eighth St. 478-7676, www.gayfaykellyart.com .

L. Nowlin Gallery. Opening Tuesday: 'David Johndrow: The Terrestrials.' 'Loli Kantor: There Was a Forest.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Feb. 27. 1201 W. Sixth St. 626-9301, www.lnowlingallery.com .

Lora Reynolds Gallery. 'Jim Torok: Clowns and Portraits.' 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 6. 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. 'Reflections: New Work by Sergio Rodriguez.' 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 March 27. 600 River St. 478-6222, www.ci.austin.tx.us/macc .

North Hills Gallery. 'Passion for Paint.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 28. 7050 Village Center Drive. 345-1743.

Okay Mountain. 'Installation 6: Video.' 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through March 6. 1312 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite B. www.okaymountain.com .

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. 'Austin High Photography.' Opens Monday. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 3. 605 Robert E. Lee Road. 445-5582, www.umlaufsculpture.org .

Texas State University Galleries. Gallery I: 'Two Worlds: Selections from the Borderland Youth project.' Gallery II: 'Okay Mountain: Big Strange Mystery.' 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends through Feb. 26. Joann Cole Mitte Building, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-2611, www.finearts.txstate.edu/art/gallery.html .

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 2. Wimberley Community Center, 14070 RM 12. 512-826-4286, www.visitwimberley.com/artleague .

Wally Workman Gallery. 'Helmut Barnett: Big Paintings, Little Drawings.' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays or by appointment through Feb. 27. 1202 W. Sixth St. 472-7428, www.wallyworkmangallery.com .

Women and Their Work. 'Kia Neill: Terrain.' 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 27. 1710 Lavaca St. 477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org .

Yard Dog. 'Lisa Brawn: Honey, Why Are You So Sweet?' 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 912-1613, www.yarddog.com .