More Wednesday events in Austin include “Grease” at TexArts
“Chasing Desire” at Lora Reynolds Gallery. Xavier Schipani’s solo show features murals, canvas paintings and a sculptural installation masquerading as a public bathroom, all tied together with a centralized — and, for Schipani, very personal — theme that explores what it means to be masculine. Schipani’s reckoning asks what manliness is, what are its shortcomings and what it will mean in the future. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Sept. 1. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
“Beyond the Border: How Immigration Enforcement Impacts Austin.” KUT Austin is hosting a two-hour forum that will hear stories from Central Texans about how federal immigration policies are affecting them personally, as well as how the policies have an influence on public health and the economy. “Beyond the Border” is not a debate about the merits or downsides of the adminstration’s policies and practices. An RSVP is strongly recommended, as space is limited. 7 to 9 p.m. July 18. Free. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. facebook.com/events/626200507744123/.
Theater & dance
“Grease.” The rock ‘n’ roll musical celebrating friendships, fast cars and first loves stars Lauren DeFilippo as Sandy, the innocent new girl in town, and Ryan Alvarado as Danny, the lovestruck bad boy. Can their romance survive the peer pressure of high school friendships? 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through July 29. $43-$53. TexARTS, 2300 Lohman’s Spur, Suite 160. tex-arts.org.
Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park.This annual summer series is now at the downtown library (a literally cool Austin setting). Like always, children and their families are invited to discover the wonder and excitement of the performing arts with an Austin Symphony Orchestra performance and more. Before the show, the musicians will visit with the kids, demonstrating their instruments; afterward, there will be arts and crafts, storytelling and more activities. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through July 25. Free. Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinsymphony.org.
Green Screen Series: “The Lure.” Every Friday night in July, gather in the Laguna Gloria amphitheater near Wangechi Mutu’s sculpture “Water Woman” to watch a selection of films related to the Mutu’s art. Each one, including “The Lure,” is about powerful women and girls living near and under the water. “The Lure” is a horror-musical mash-up about a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters. Pack a picnic to make a night of it with friends. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. July 20; the film starts at 8:45 p.m. Free for members, $10 for general admission. 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org.