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Go outdoors with Zilker garden and more

Arianna Auber
Have you seen the Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Garden at night? You'll have a couple of opportunities to do so this summer. [Carolyn Lindell for STATESMAN]

Theater & dance

"Iolanthe." Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's summer grand production is "Iolanthe; or, the Peer and the Peri," a fanciful comedy that presents a topsy-turvy love story involving fairies and members of the House of Lords — a political fairy tale that only Gilbert and Sullivan could conceive. First performed in 1882, “Iolanthe” is the seventh of 14 operatic collaborations by the duo. It is also regarded as one of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s most beautiful scores. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through June 23. $8-$27. Worley Barton Theater at Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar Blvd.


Movies in the Park: “Clueless.” During the 100-degree days of summer, it might not seem ideal to sit outside watching a movie, but we’re not in the throes of those temperatures just yet. So you’re going to want to attend the family-friendly nighttime screening of the Alicia Silverstone-helmed comedy “Clueless,” the next movie featured in the Austin Parks Foundation’s monthly series drawing locals out to their parks for a free good time. Come early to enjoy food truck grub. 8:45 p.m. June 13. Free. Palm Park, 200 N. Interstate 35 Service Road SB.

Gardening calendar

Nature Nights: Geology, Fossils & Caves. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's free, family-friendly summer series showcasing the scenic center at night features, this week, a look at how rocks are some of Mother Nature's greatest storytellers. You'll learn what rocks can teach us through layers and fossils and how rainwater moves underground through our limestone landscape. The event includes an on-site cave tour. Food will be available for purchase at the Wildflower Cafe. 6 to 9 p.m. June 13. Free. 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight. On a few special evenings each summer, the faeries' magical nighttime world is open for full-size people to enjoy. They light up Zilker Botanical Garden with thousands of sparkling lights and offer music and more. Come dressed in your faerie best if you like. The night event will also have glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, face painting and one-of-a-kind entertainment using LED lights and fire in a mesmerizing dance. 8 p.m. June 14-15. $2-$6. 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Organic Insect Control. At the Natural Gardener class, learn to identify common garden pests and how to treat them. The best approach to organic pest control is healthy, happy plants through sound cultural practices, as well as early detection and ID. In instructor Linda Wall's role as horticulturist at the Natural Gardener, along with her consulting business, she has helped many new gardeners get started over the years. 10 a.m. June 15. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. 512-288-6113,