Acro-Cats, 'Hedwig' and more to get you through midweek hump
Kendra Gives Back to Austin Grief. One of Austin's most renowned jewelry makers is back with another night of shopping for a good cause. The evening will have sips and sweet treats, too. Set a week before Valentine's Day, the event is a great opportunity to have a fun girls night out, a special mother-daughter outing or a romantic couples' night. Kendra Scott is donating 20 percent of the sales proceeds to Austin Grief. 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 6. Free. 3800 N. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/533028793871008/.
Theater & dance
The Amazing Acro-Cats and the Rock Cats. Cats doing tricks? That's something you probably have to see for yourself. The Amazing Acro-Cats are a troupe of real house cats will jump and pounce their way into your heart. Watch one feline walk a tightrope, another ride a skateboard. The grand finale of this family-friendly show is the only all-cat band in existence, Tuna and the Rock Cats, with Tuna on cowbell, Oz on guitar, Asti on drums and Nue on keyboard. 7 p.m. Feb. 6-7. $27-$41. 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at Zach Theatre. The winner of four Tony Awards, "Hedwig" tells the story of the “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall-smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Both outrageous and hilarious, Hedwig — one of the most groundbreaking characters ever to take the stage — will share her story while backed by her rock band the Angry Inch. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through March 3. $55-$165. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.
Sam Lipsyte at BookPeople. In a new social satire of the highest order, the New York Times bestselling author achieves fresh heights of daring. "Hark" is about an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse and spiritual confusion that turns to Hark Morner, an unwitting guru with the technique of "mental archery," for some help. Hear Lipsyte talk about and read the book at this author signing. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
"Momentarily" and "Arranged Flowers" at Grayduck Gallery. The East Austin art gallery celebrates the citywide PrintAustin 2019 with two exhibits featuring exceptional print makers: Amze Emmons and Yoonmi Nam. Emmons charts repeating patterns in our daily world, while Nam's work considers the space where transience and permanence coexist. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 17. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com.