Movies in the Park, “The Who’s Tommy? are top things to do this week
“Strata” at Georgetown Art Center. New Orleans artist Anita Cooke — whose artistic focus shifted in 2005 when her clay equipment was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina — is presenting a solo show featuring her works of sewn textile collage, fabric and mixed media for another few weeks. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 23. 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. georgetownartcentertx.org.
Elliott Turner at Malvern Books. Head to the campus-area bookstore for a reading and signing from author Elliott Turner, who will be focusing on his award-winning debut novel “The Night of the Virgin.” You might think at initial reading that the book is a sports narrative, but it quickly twists into a piercing confessional about the immigrant experience in the U.S. as its undocumented protagonist pursues his dream. The Houston-based writer has crafted a book with such expert know-how of soccer that Kirkus Reviews says “it gives the story a near-journalistic authenticity.” 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Free. 613 W. 29th St. malvernbooks.com.
Movies in the Park.The Austin Park Foundation’s film series bringing beloved movies to neighborhood parks across town continues, this time with a screening of the animated “Beauty and the Beast.” Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs will be on site. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are permitted; alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not. 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Adams-Hemphill Park, 213 W. 33rd St. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.
Courtney Marie Andrews at Mohawk indoor. “May Your Kindness Remain,” released in March on the Fat Possum label, has been one of 2018’s most acclaimed country releases, no surprise to those who have been following this 27-year-old singer-songwriter’s rise since her teen years. From early collaborations with Jimmy Eat World and Damien Jurado through five previous albums, Andrews has captivated listeners with a voice that recalls country and rock legends such as Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. On the new album and 2016’s “Honest Life,” she’s also proven to be one of the most promising writers in contemporary Americana music. $12-$14. 9 p.m. doors Sept. 6. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
“The Who’s Tommy” at the City Theatre. The rock ‘n’ roll musical production has been years in the making for the City Theatre. Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, it is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The Tommy of the title is a traumatized boy dealing with one adversity after another — but, despite all of it, he ultimately becomes an international pinball superstar. Opens Sept. 7. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 30. $20-$45. 3823 Airport Blvd. citytheatreaustin.org.