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Things to do in Austin on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and beyond

Arianna Auber,
Mary Bridget Davis stars as Janis Joplin in "A Night With Janis Joplin," which will be at Zach Theatre through March 8. [CONTRIBUTED BY JOAN MARCUS]

Theater & dance

“A Night With Janis Joplin” at Zach Theatre. The legendary queen of rock ’n’ roll explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel, as well as shines a spotlight on the trailblazing female blues and soul vocalists who influenced her. “A Night With Janis Joplin” is packed with enduring hits like “Me and Bobby McGee,” plus hit songs by icons Aretha Franklin and more. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March 8. $30-$102. 202 S. Lamar Blvd.


Dashboard Confessional at Stubb’s outdoor. A flag-bearer for the emo genre — fitting, then, that their early Austin gigs were at Emo’s (in its Red River heyday) — Chris Carrabba’s band was prolific early on. Then came a long break before 2018’s “Crooked Shadows.” The band had continued to tour in the meantime, though locally their stops were largely at Cedar Park’s H-E-B Center. This time around, they’re back in the Red River district, which seems a better fit for their style and legacy. $35. 6 p.m. doors Feb. 5. 801 Red River St. — Peter Blackstock


High Noon Talk: Austin to ATX at the Bullock Museum. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunchtime lecture. Next up to speak is author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski, who wrote “Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas,” which chronicles the modern evolution of the quirky, bustling, funky, self-contradictory place known as Austin. Noon. Feb. 5. Free. 1800 Congress Ave.

Coming up

“Space is a Reality.” Using sculpture and installations made with both natural and manufactured materials, Spanish artist Ana Esteve Llorens presents a new group of works at Grayduck Gallery that investigate the reality of space as a sensory experience. “Space” deepens the artist’s research on recurrent concepts such as time, place and perception. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 23. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334,

The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery. Since 2015, the Craft Series has been showcasing Austin’s vibrant local craft brewery scene with a series of monthly beer pairing dinners. Experience why our city makes the best brews at the February dinner, which will feature four courses paired with four beers from a local brewery — this time around, Orf Brewing and its hybrid ales. Sip on brews like the Oocheenama Asian White Ale. Reservations are required. 6 p.m. Feb. 6. $65. The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St.