Undo your case of the Mondays with these events
Free Fitness Series at Republic Square. A new series that will allow you to work out in the heart of downtown Austin completely for free kicks off in celebration of May being National Physical Month. On all Mondays in May, you can connect with your wild side through free yoga provided by Wild Heart Yoga. Tuesdays are all about showing your strength with free rowing and circuit training by Ro Fitness, and Wednesdays will provide barre classes by Barre3. Child-friendly activities will be provided each night. 6:30 p.m. May 7. Free. 422 Guadalupe St. republicsquare.org/events.
Theater & dance
Theatre en Bloc’s “Cry It Out.” Using a female-centric cast, Theatre en Bloc takes on this comedy with dark edges. “Cry It Out” takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for connection, Jessie quickly bonds with her forthright neighbor, Lina, also a new mom. They meet during naptimes — while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. 8 p.m. May 14, May 16-20. $15-$70. Zach Theatre’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. theatreenbloc.org.
Style Night at WhichCraft Tap Room and Bottle Shop. The Mueller bar is hosting an educational tasting that will take an in-depth look at the differences between two sub-styles of IPAs: the bitter old-school version of West Coast-style IPAs and the juicy, hazy new-school version of New England-style IPAs. WhichCraft, along with the Beer Museum, will dive deep into the history of IPAs while you sip on six different examples. Expect 3- to 4-ounce pours of each one. 7 to 8 p.m. May 7. $21.83. 1900 Simond Ave. Ste. 200. whichcraft.com.
Savage Poor, Alice Spencer at Mohawk indoor. When they’ve not been busy with the steam locomotive that is Shinyribs during the past year or so, bassist Jeff Brown and backup singer Alice Spencer have put a bit of time into a couple of intriguing side projects. They’re together on this double bill. Brown and his brother, Ben Brown, play tuneful, roots-based indie-rock. Spencer, now playing under her own name after an extended Townsend residency as Donut Musik, explores offbeat paths loosely based in jazz but branching out in ever-unpredictable directions. $10. 8 p.m. doors May 7. 812 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
Austin Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” It’s an Austin tradition: Shakespeare in the Park returns this year with this production of one of Shakespeare’s lesser known comedy works. Toby Minor will play the legendary comic flirt Falstaff, who plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing two wealthy “merry wives,” played by Austin Shakespeare regulars Babs George and Gwendolyn Kelso. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets, low chairs and a picnic to enjoy their evening on the grassy hillside. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through May 27. Free. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. austinshakespeare.org.