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Find midweek fun with 'Matilda,' Bob Mould and more

Arianna Auber
Zach Theatre stages the family-friendly "Matilda the Musical," based on Roald Dahl's book, with two young actors playing the titular character, Chloe Van de Graaf and Alexa Nelan. [Contributed by Kirk Tuck]

1. Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical"

Opens April 3. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through May 12. $30-$199. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541,

In the Tony Award-winning hit adapted from Dahl's beloved book, Matilda is an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. When she has finally had enough of her unscrupulous parents and tyrannical headmistress, she enlists the help of her friends — and favorite teacher Miss Honey — and bravely takes matters into her own hands to become the biggest little hero. Matilda is sure to delight and empower audiences of all generations. The titular character will be played by two student actors.

2. Bob Mould at Mohawk outdoor

8 p.m. April 3. $23. 912 Red River St.

Husker Du, the Twin Cities trio that launched Mould into the spotlight in the 1980s, still looms large as part of his legacy, but he’s now released more than a dozen solo albums. The latest, “Sunshine Rock,” came out in February on Merge Records and shows he’s still a full-on rock 'n' roll force, thanks in part to the powerful rhythm section of drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy. Austin indie singer-songwriter Will Johnson opens. — Peter Blackstock

3. Beer Release: Tropical Brut at Blue Owl Brewing

3 p.m. April 3. Free. 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St.

The sour-focused Blue Owl creates pretty remarkable beers as it is — adapting a range of styles to have the sour profile owner Jeff Young loves. But this one might be the most unusual brew yet. New to Blue Owl's seasonal lineup, the Tropical Brut is a passion fruit and pink guava sour dry ale that has no hops in it whatsoever, one of the ingredients considered essential to beer. In place of hops are dry malt, funky fruit and mineral-heavy water.

4. High Noon Talk: Texas Pictographs

12 to 1 p.m. April 3. Free. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Discover the lasting remnants of ancient Texans through their art at this month's High Noon Talk at the Bullock Museum. In the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas, beautiful murals were painted more than 4,000 years ago, becoming the oldest "books" in North America. Listen to Jessica Lee, the executive director of the Shumla Archeological Research and Education Center, talk about these endangered paintings, who created them and how to protect them.