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Things to do in Austin on Thursday, Feb. 27, and beyond

Arianna Auber
Zilker Botanical Garden hosts the Heart of Texas Orchid Society’s 49th Annual Show & Sale. [Contributed]

Theater & dance

“House.” In this popular one-man show starring Ken Webster, Victor, the hero of Daniel MacIvor's dark and furiously funny piece, takes you on a whirlwind tour of the offices, circus tents, supermarkets, Ramada Inns, sewers, dreams and houses that compose the hallucinatory landscape of his life. “House” was originally produced by Hyde Park Theatre in 1998, 2001 and 2009 and has returned anew. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through March 28. $24-$28. 511 W. 43rd St.


“Partners” at Grayduck Gallery. The feature-length documentary about relationships is a simple idea, really. Partners of all kinds get together and talk about how they met and how their relationship works. They talk about themselves and their journeys together. The film, directed by Henry Horenstein, uses short clips from 15 interviews, carefully woven together with both poignancy and humor. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Nicole Eisenman + Sarah Nicole Prickett: Conversation. Artist Nicole Eisenman, winner of the Contemporary Austin’s 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth and FLAG Art Foundation Prize, joins art critic, editor and journalist Sarah Nicole Prickett in conversation about the opening of Eisenman’s new solo exhibition, “Sturm und Drang,” at the downtown Jones Center. Seating is limited. 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Free-$10. The Contemporary Austin, 700 Congress Ave.

Gardening calendar

The Heart of Texas Orchid Society’s 49th Annual Show & Sale. Surround yourself with orchids at this two-day event. You’ll be able to see award-winning orchids, as well as other beautiful specimens you can purchase for your own collections. Raffle prizes and children's activities make the Heart of Texas Orchid Society show fun for the whole family. 10 a.m. Feb. 29 and March 1. Free with $3-$8 admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.

Gardening for Newcomers. New to Texas or just new to gardening with native plants? Head to Texas’ official state botanical garden and arboretum to learn about everything from cactuses to coneflowers. A knowledgeable guide will help students identify native plants suited to their space and goals and share tips for keeping landscapes healthy. Space is limited; registration is required. 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 29. $35. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100,