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Rhythm on Stage, more things to do Thursday

Arianna Auber
Learn how to make the moves of West African dance at the returning Long Center summer tradition, Rhythm on Stage. [Contributed]

Theater & dance

"The Book of Will" at Austin Playhouse. The production tells the story of the people who saved Shakespeare’s work from the dustbin of history. Three years after his death, two quick-witted fellow actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, realize the plays that have shaped their lives are now being plagiarized, getting lost or, even worse, being forgotten, and they and the rest of the King's Men must work together to find and preserve his wide range of plays. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through June 30. $36-$42. 6001 Airport Blvd.


Rhythm on Stage at the Long Center. The Long Center's next free summer series will let you take center stage over the course of three hot summer nights. This all-ages event for beginners and experts alike will focus on different dance styles each time. First up is learning the moves of West African Dance & Drummers. On July 18, take up Bollywood dance, and on Aug. 1, try your hips at Beyonce's "Love on Top." Dance instruction begins at 7:30 p.m.; you can dance until 8:45 p.m. RSVP at the Long Center link. 7 p.m. doors June 20. Free. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664,


Movies in the Park: “Angels in the Outfield.” 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 this baseball film, 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 20. Free. Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park, 2608 Gonzales St.

Gardening calendar

Nature Nights: Life on the Prairie. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's free, family-friendly summer series showcasing the scenic center at night features a look at life on the prairie this week. Prairie ecosystems are among the most beautiful, important and threatened in Texas and across the nation. Learn about the wildflowers, tall grasses and deep roots supporting these scenic landscapes and all the critters that call them home. Kids can enjoy nature crafting. 6 to 9 p.m. June 20. Free. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100,

Plant Propagation at the Natural Gardener. Learn how to propagate plants at the Natural Gardener's next free workshop. Some of the most common ways plants are multiplied are by growing seeds, root division and stem cuttings. Do you have a favorite plant you want to share with friends or one you just can’t find anywhere to get more? Dividing plants and taking cuttings allow you to greatly increase the number of plants you have so they can be shared, sold or planted in the landscape. 10 a.m. June 22. Free. 8648 Old Bee Caves Road,