Need a Wednesday activity? See ‘Enron’ or listen to André Aciman
7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-25 and 27, March 1-3; 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25, March 4. $5-$26. Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, 300 E. 23rd St. theatredance.utexas.edu.
The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance is producing this true story of false profits — the astounding rise and fall of the Houston-based energy company. Presented as an epic myth and featuring a cast of all female and non-binary actors, “Enron” takes us through the twists and turns of capitalism, the glamour of greed and the toxic adrenaline of success. Through an engrossing mix of drama and comedy, the play will demonstrate the depth of deceit that led to one of the largest financial scandals in history.
2. Mike & the Moonpies at Waterloo Records
5 p.m. Feb. 21. Free. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com.
Five albums into their run as one of Austin’s best country bands of the past decade, Mike Harmeier and his bandmates sound self-assured, revved-up and ready on their new record “Steak Night at the Prairie Rose.” The album features nine Harmeier originals plus a swingin’ take on fellow Austin songwriter Jonathan Terrell’s “The Last Time.” While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a copy.— Peter Blackstock
3. André Aciman at BookPeople
7 p.m. Feb. 21. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
The author of the novel upon which one of last year’s best films was based is coming to Austin to talk about “Call Me by Your Name.” It’s not just the movie gaining accolades — Aciman’s book has won the Lambda Literary Award for fiction. “Call Me” is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian riviera. Tickets are required to join the signing line and are only available with the purchase of a copy of the book.
4. Bolivian-Inspired Happy Hour at Apis Restaurant
5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Free. 23526 Texas 71 W. facebook.com/events/936001283231546.
Taste the national spirit of Bolivia in the bar and patio area of Spicewood restaurant Apis. Singani is distilled from grapes and therefore considered a brandy, but what makes the singani distinctive is that it is made using only the Muscat de Alexandria grape varietal grown in the high elevation of the Andes Mountains. Happy hour will feature a couple of cocktails with Rujero Singani, including a Mai Tai variation called Island Time. The chefs will also prepare Bolivian-inspired snacks and small plates to complement the drinks.