A long-absent father returns to his family in this prize-winning Russian drama, and for his two young sons the unexplained reason for his return is as mysterious as his absence. Read a full review of The Return.
7:30PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N I-35
This steamy David Ives
play is about a writer who's adapted Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s famous 19th-century erotic novel for the stage, but can’t find the right woman for the role. Until he does – and she turns out to be, oh, a bit more fierce than he bargained for
. Starring Gray G. Haddock
and Molly Karrasch
, directed by Lara Toner
for Austin Playhouse
. Caution: Adults only. Jan. 3-25. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 5pm. Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport
. $24-26 (half price, students)
Here's the popular monthly show where an array of writers and performers represent a wide range of sexualities through storytelling and performance. Truthful, timely, and titillating, this month features presentations by Mandi Chase-Wolf, Adam Sultan, Brad Walton, and Stacey Hopp – and your own confessions read onstage. Hosted by the incomparable Mia Martina! Bonus: Human furniture by Danny Gee. Bonus: Sexy door-prizes from Package Menswear and Glo's Goodies. Thu., Feb. 20, 8pm. $10
The North Door, 502 Brushy, 512/485-3002
All manner of watercraft will be on display for your ogling (or purchasing) pleasure. Activities for kids (e.g., a live catfish tank) and adults (Army Bass Anglers) help keep things afloat. Thu.-Sun., Jan. 16-19. $8, ($4, kids).
Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000
Well, it's not a subway, per se, but we're droppin' our drawers regardless. Join others in this flash-mob-esque takeover of the MetroRail and continue your journey through Downtown. Again, pantsless. (Underwear required to not get arrested.) 6:30pm. Free.
MLK MetroRail Station, 1719 Alexander, 512/789-8014
Between 250 and 300 cyclists are expected to take part in this friendly, socially paced ride of 12 to 15 miles. Riders will stop for cars and try not to block intersections along the way. This adult ride concludes at a different bar each week. Fiesta Beach, N. I-35 and Lady Bird Lake. Free.
Nosh and mingle with Austin's swingin' gay chamber. Third Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Free.