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A 'Haunted' musical and more to enjoy Tuesday

Arianna Auber
Colson Whitehead will speak and sign "The Nickel Boys" on Tuesday at First Baptist Church. [AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Theater & dance

"Haunted." Two siblings and a peculiar band of outsiders are determined to find out if a particular ghost story, about a witch who lures children to her lair in the woods to devour them, is really true. In this musical, one of three Summer Stock Austin shows, the young people venture into the darkness to find the witch. What they find is something they don't expect; each one must confront what has been haunting each of them for years. 7:30 p.m. July 23, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 27, 11 a.m. July 30-31, and 10 a.m. Aug. 3. $10-$19. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664,


"Fairly Intense." On the surface, Marta Lee and Cheyenne Weaver's approach to making art appears mundane, magnifying daily routine and humdrum scenarios, but the core of their work, on display at Big Medium, reveals the extraordinary depth and complex emotional landscape intrinsic to the trivial moments and objects of life. Color, humor, and self-reflection make "Fairly Intense" the perfect summer show. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Aug. 17. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, No. 101.


Colson Whitehead's BookPeople author appearance. The Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of "The Underground Railroad" dramatizes another era of American history, this time through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. The Nickel Academy is based on a real reform school that warped the lives of thousands of children. There will be no signing at the event. Tickets are required to attend; they include a pre-signed book. 7 p.m. July 23. $28. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity St. 512-472-5050,


Domaine Gayda Wine Dinner at Cafe Josie. Chef Todd Havers and Domaine Gayda winery host a decadent five-course dinner featuring a guided tasting by the beverage experts at Cafe Josie. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, specifically the village of Brugairolles. Courses include Mediterranean sea bass with the 2017 Chardonnay. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 23. $85. 1200 B W. Sixth St.

Defining Women Dinner at Olamaie. This dinner series celebrates the women of Southern food. Each week, the top-rated restaurant takes inspiration for the feast from a different seminal, female-written cookbook and highlights a local farm to create a four-course menu with beverage pairings. Olamaie was built as an homage to five generations of Southern women, and the dinner series is an extension of that. Reserve your seat on the restaurant website. 5 to 10 p.m. July 23. $65. 1610 San Antonio St.