Wondering what to do this week? It’s no mystery
Perfume Genius at Emo’s.“No Shape,” the 2017 release from Perfume Genius, is a lush and lovely collection of ebullient synth jams and heart-tugging ballads. In his early work, openly gay frontman Mike Hadreas explored his struggles with addiction. The new album is a celebration of life and love in recovery. His partner, Alan Wyffels, whom he met at an AA meeting, is part of his three-piece backing band. Reports from the tour describe Hadreas playing the best shows of his life. Sarah Jaffe opens. Doors at 7 p.m. April 23. $22.50. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
“Outside the Indoors” at Davis Gallery. This solo show celebrates Sandra Langston’s versatile paintings, drawings and sculpture. Langston has never been tied to particular subject matter, style or even residence. She has split her time between Austin and southern Italy, and her artwork has been split between landscapes and expressive narratives. Her landscapes feature sprawling Texas fields as well as the rolling hills and mountains of Basilicata, Italy. Her narratives depict imaginative interiors and quarrelling couples. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through June 2. Davis Gallery, 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.
“Five Seasons with Piet Oudolf.” The Contemporary Austin’s Rooftop Architecture and Design Film Series continues with this poetic film that looks at the creative process of influential garden designer Oudolf, responsible for signature public works including New York’s High Line and Chicago’s Millennium Park. Picnics and BYOB are welcome, and attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite botanical print to turn the rooftop of the Jones Center into a “living garden.” 7 p.m. doors April 25. $8-$10. The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.
Pluckers’ NFL Draft Party. The Linc location of Pluckers Wing Bar is hosting a party on the first day of the NFL Draft. The event host will select specific guests to act as a “general manager” for an NFL team in the first round. The “general manager” will be asked to guess who his or her team will draft, and if the guess is correct, everyone at that Pluckers location will be eligible for an incredible food or drink special available only until the next team’s pick. The rotating food and drink specials will go up in value as draft picks become harder to predict. 7 p.m. April 26. Free. 6406 Interstate 35, Ste. 2949. facebook.com/Pluckers.
“Prescription Murder.” Set in 1960s, this stage play performed by Way Off Broadway Community Players is the basis for the popular TV series “Columbo.” A brilliant psychiatrist, Roy Fleming is having a passionate affair with one of his patients, but his wife, Claire, refuses to divorce him — leading to a murder plot Fleming concocts with his mistress, Susan. Will the rumpled and bumbling Lieutenant Columbo figure out Claire’s death was no accident, or will Fleming get away with killing his wife? 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through May 5. $10-$20. 11880 Hero Way West, Bldg 4, Leander. wobcp.org.