New Zach show, whiskey launch will round out your Wednesday
1. "The Ballad of Klook and Vinette"
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with occasional 2:30 pm. Saturday matinee, through May 26. $30-$78. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.
Zach Theatre takes on a contemporary love story with a tender, funny heart that will grab you from the inside out. Klook and Vinette are two lost souls trying to find themselves in one another. Against all odds and with the past at their heels, together they make a tentative stab at happiness. Staged in the intimate Kleberg at Zach, this seductive premiere musical about inevitability and the thrill of falling in love is infused with jazz, blues and soul.
2. Real Spirits Launch Party at Easy Tiger
5 to 8 p.m. May 1. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigerusa.com/easy-tiger-austin-calendar.
Did you know Real Ale has a small selection of house gin and whiskey as part of its Real Spirits line? Get to know the other boozy half of the business with Brad Farbstein and Davin Topel, the owner and distiller, respectively, of Real Spirits. The launch party, rescheduled from April, will have both gin and whiskey cocktails, cool souvenir glassware and a special tapping of Real Ale’s Barrel-Aged Four Horseman, a Belgian-style quadrupel.
3. The Invincible Czars' "The Phantom of the Opera"
7 p.m. May 1. $15. The Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com/austin/show/phantom-of-the-opera-with-invincible-czars.
Nearly a century after the 1925 silent film "The Phantom of the Opera," an adventurous local band has created a new score to pair with a showing of the seminal movie. It's not the first time the Invincible Czars have performed music to century-old movies, making them scary for modern audiences. Mysterious and understated, the score for "Phantom" relies on all the Czars' staple instruments: violin, piano, bass guitar, flute and sounds effects.
4. 1st Birthday Party with Texas Farmers' Market at Mueller
5 to 8 p.m. May 1. Free. 4209 Airport Blvd. at the Browning Hangar. facebook.com/events/1267646346733321/.
It's been a full year since Texas Farmers' Market opened on Wednesday evenings to offer more locally produced food, drink and other goods. The market plans to celebrate with a handful of anniversary activities. These include cake by Elly's Sweet Shop, a bouncy house, face painting by Austin Live Event Traditional & Digital Caricature Artist and Illustrator, and a chef demo with the nearby Colleen's Kitchen.