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Austin Music Awards, new Zach show top Wednesday's fun

Arianna Auber
Tthe Black Pumas are among the performers at this year's Austin Music Awards. [Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Theater & dance

"Notes from the Field." Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith wrote and starred in what might be her most poignant project yet, and now Zach Theatre takes it on for a production of its own. "Notes From the Field" brings to life the real-life accounts of people caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline as they navigate inequities in their communities. The play shines a light on a lost generation of America's young people. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through March 31. $25-$78. 202 S. Lamar Blvd.


William Chris Vineyards Wine Dinner at Apis Restaurant & Apiary. One of the best restaurants in the Austin area hosts a Hill Country winery for a five-course feast. Each of the wine and food pairings will be introduced and guided by the winemakers and the executive chef of Apis. Courses include snaper crudo (with roasted strawberries, seeded tuille, almond milk, basil and strawberry and lemongrass viniagrette) with the 2017 Cinsault. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $125. 23526 Hwy 71 West, Spicewood.


Austin Music Awards at ACL Live. Putting a genre label on Austin music has always been tricky, but the umbrella’s even broader now than it was in the past, so this year’s awards show theme of “many sounds, one city” seems apt. The lineup reflects it: High-energy buzz band Black Pumas and recent transplant John Doe of X head up a bill that also includes fast-rising rapper Abhi the Nomad, eclectic tango maestro Glover Gill and soul stirrer Tomar Williams. Between performances, awards will be handed out to winners in more than two dozen categories. 7:55 p.m. Feb. 27. $35-$150. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. — Peter Blackstock


"Art of Celebration" at Art for the People. Art for the People's latest exhibit features the works of 66 artists in all mediums, including encaustic, mosaic, scratchboard and watercolor, with each one exploring all types of celebration, from the way animals look and play to the beauty of humans inside and out. Art for the People now hosts a permanent exhibit of local artist Lauren Briére’s evocative "Robots in Rowboats" series. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through April 27. 1711 S. First St. 512-761-4708,

Coming up

"Grand Misery" at the Hideout Theatre. It's the final weekend of "Grand Misery," an epic, improvised, tragic musical spectacular that was inspired by a very popular and very French musical (you know the one). You'll watch the stories of triumphant heroes, tragic waifs who belt out songs right before they die, wide-eyed rebels, seedy side characters, lovestruck ingenues, cold-hearted villains and more unfold before your eyes in this Broadway-style show. 8 p.m. Saturday. 617 Congress Ave. 512-443-3688,