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'Harry Potter' symphony show tops the week's events

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
The Austin Symphony Orchestra is performing the score to "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" while the film plays on a big screen. [Contributed by Warner Bros.]

1. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" in Concert

1 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. $41.50-$91.50. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org

Relive the magic of the "Harry Potter" music and movies with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The symphony will perform every note from John Williams’ unforgettable score while you sit back in your seat to watch the film projected in high definition on the big screen. From the moment Harry practices his spell work secretly at the Dursleys' to his rescue of the godfather he never knew he had, you’ll be transported back into the world you love.

2. Lesly Reynaga at Waterloo Records

5 p.m. Jan. 27. Free. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com

Mexican native Lesly Reynaga recorded her EP, “Dual Passport,” while racing to complete her citizenship test in time to vote in the 2018 midterm election. Consequently, immigration emerges as a dominant theme in the vibrant collection of Spanglish pop songs from the former featured soloist of the University of Texas Mariachi ensemble. We’ll be on hand to introduce her as our January Artist of the Month. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

3. Imperial Stout Week at the Dig Pub

4 p.m. Jan. 28 through 11 p.m. Feb. 1. Free. 401 Cypress Creek Road Ste. 600, Cedar Park. facebook.com/events/228583928078370/.

There's nothing like a high-octane, malt-heavy, chocolate-accented beer in midwinter — and as such, brewers are delivering us the imperial stouts we crave. The Dig Pub celebrates the dark-as-night beer style over the course of a week, with a new release tapped each day. First up is Oskar Blues Death by Coconut, technically an Irish porter that is nonetheless chock-full of intense cacao and coconut notes.

4. "Alita: Battle Angel" — Passport to Iron City

5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 13. $25. Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st St. alitaexperience.com

Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron and Jon Landau have created a futuristic world with their upcoming film "Alita: Battle Angel." Now, Austin is one of three cities in the U.S. where this world is being recreated in an immersive experience, Passport to Iron City. You'll be able to explore Iron City, duplicated down to the last detail by the film's production designers, doing things like talking to the city's gritty residents and more.

5. Hotel Ella Salon Series

6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30. Free. 1900 Rio Grande St. hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com

Explore the concepts of form and fiction with artist Jamie Crawley. The conversation will focus on Crawley’s work "Fōtän FABLE Redux," now on display at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, as well as the influence of his collection of creative works. Attendees of the Hotel Ella Salon Series will receive a complimentary day pass to explore the works of Crawley and other showcased artists. RSVP to attend.

6. Different Stages' "The Magic Fire"

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 2. $15-$30. Trinity Street Playhouse, 901 Trinity St. differentstagestheatre.org

It's the final weekend to see Lillian Groag’s warm and amusing play about a young woman growing up in a family of European immigrants. They surround themselves with a “magic fire” of art to fend off the unpleasant realities of Juan Peron’s Argentina in the years after World War II. By turns funny, loving and politically alarming, “The Magic Fire” weaves a spell of tango and opera, treasured memories and hidden truths.

7. An Interview with Temple Grandin

8 p.m. Feb. 1. $32.50. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.

Head to the Paramount for an inspiring evening of conversation with the inimitable Temple Grandin, led by "Talking Animals" host Duncan Strauss. Well-known for developing humane handling techniques and innovative equipment for livestock, Grandin is one of the nation’s leading animal behaviorists and a renowned spokesperson for autism. She credits the one-of-a-kind way she thinks for her insights into animal psychology.