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Things to do in Austin the week of Feb. 23-29

Arianna Auber
Austin Oyster Festival celebrates one of the best bites the sea has to offer at Republic Square Park. [Contributed by Austin Oyster Fest]

1. Austin Oyster Festival

Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 29. $60-$115. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe

Slurp, slurp. Austin’s eighth annual Oyster Fest will serve different Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in a variety of ways — grilled, roasted, fried, on the half shell and in gumbo. The event will feature live performances from local bands and raffles, and proceeds from the event will benefit Central Texas Food Bank. Other food options include Creole barbecue shrimp. And did we mention a bloody mary bar? — Rebeccah Macias

2. Sip for the Springs at the Carpenter Hotel

2 p.m. Feb. 23. $25. 400 Josephine St.

The Carpenter Hotel hosts this fundraiser benefiting the protection of Austin water and our local jewel Barton Springs. Three breweries — Zilker Brewing, Vista Brewing and Live Oak Brewing — will be there pouring beers and talking about the effects that Austin water has on the brewing of their beers. Also expect snacks and a sunset performance from Austin musician J. Wood.

3. Arlo Grey Chef Series Dinner with Michael Fojtasek

6 p.m. Feb. 24. $125. The Line Austin, 111 E. Cesar Chavez

Arlo Grey chef and “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish showcases the talents of her close industry friends with this three-part chef series this month featuring Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie. The four-course feast, with dishes such as smothered pork chop, will be served family-style with wine pairings, a Champagne toast and dessert. Each course has Fojtasek’s characteristic Southern flair.

4. Howard Jones Acoustic Trio at 3Ten

8 p.m. Feb. 25. $55 in advance, $65 at the door. 310 Willie Nelson

With the top-10 hits “Things Can Only Get Better” and “No One Is to Blame,” British singer-songwriter Howard Jones was at the forefront of synth-oriented new wave in the mid-1980s. Now performing with Robin Boult on acoustic guitar and Nick Beggs on the basslike Chapman Stick, Jones is mixing those old fan favorites with newer material from last year’s “Transform.” Rachael Sage opens. — Peter Blackstock

5. “Time and Again” at Lora Reynolds Gallery

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through April 25. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50.

Lora Reynolds Gallery hosts a showing of new paintings by Carl Hammoud, which seems gripped in a balletic struggle between chaos and order and focuses on three motifs: a spotless kitchen, a tightly cropped tangle of flowers and a disjointed image of a wall clock. Also at the gallery is Kay Rosen’s “New Works on Paper,” which makes paintings of ordinary words and phrases.

6. “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On” with TexARTS

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through March 1. $43-$53. Kam and James Morris Theatre, 2300 Lohman's Spur, Lakeway.

The Marvelous Wonderettes return to TexARTS in an all-new show. “Dream On” starts in the year 1969, when this songleader squad is back at Springfield High to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. Act II finds the girls back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year reunion. Hit songs performed include “Build Me Up, Buttercup," “We Are Family" and more.

7. Bach n’ Beats at the North Door

8 p.m. Feb. 28. $25. 502 Brushy St.

What happens when classical music and electronic dance music come together? Well, you’re probably going to get something similar to this one-night-only mash-up show featuring a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) made up of Austin Symphony Orchestra musicians who will perform a classical work and then transition into a mash-up by one of three DJs.