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Film

Austin Film Society: New Romanian Films: When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

A director and his lead actress form a complicated relationship off-set during the production of their new film. Director Corneliou Porumbiou (Police, Adjective) is fond of using long takes that reveal as much to the characters as about them.

8PM, The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. I-35

Arts

  • Tapestry Dance Company: Rhythm, Reason & Reality

    Jazz, R&B, and spoken-word works weave throughout this collection of rhythmic creations which includes the premiere a capella tap work “Anacruses," “Listen” (from Footprints), and additional dances from Voices of Rhythm, Ears Wide Open, and the NEA American Masterpieces production of The Souls of Our Feet. April 4-6. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $20 ($15, students)

    The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside, 512/474-5664

    www.thelongcenter.org

  • For Fear the Glass May Shatter

    This operatic show explores the science and struggle around Nobel Prize-winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, exploring themes of scientific criticism, competition and collaboration, concern for reputation, the social and personal politics of war, and the role of women in science and culture. Conceived and written by David DeMaris, developed through workshops with the cast and musical collaborator Emily Breedlove, this complex spectacle is directed by Bonnie Cullum for the Vortex Repertory Company. Note: The show's also part, for three nights, of Fusebox Festival. Through April 18. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. $10-30

    The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

    www.vortexrep.org

  • From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach

    This "interactive journey across a vast landscape of associate histories" features "original music, puppetry, dancing, marauding, a Yeahoh sighting, and enough champagne for everyone," with the whole thing scripted, as it were, by Sibyl Kempson and directed by Jenny Larson and Shawn Sides in a collaboration between Salvage Vanguard Theatre and those unstoppable Rude Mechs. Creations and contortions morphed over the course of three years by a cast and crew of fearless local notables, now unpacking in piles onstage. Through April 13. Thu.-Sun., 8pm. Note: This joint's also part, for three nights, of Fusebox Festival. $20

    Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886

    www.salvagevanguard.org

  • Community

    • Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up

      This is South by Southwest for vintage rides. Cut your bangs, slick your hair back, and lace up your creepers, because the swinging music and parade of low-profile hot rods is nonstop. The proper exhibition is at the Expo Center, but the party crawls all up and down South Congress. Go online for a complete schedule. Fri.-Sat., April 4-5. $15.

      Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker, 512/854-4900

      www.lonestarroundup.com

    • Sesame Street Live

      You might have heard of this neighborhood association consisting of a coalition of puppets and humans. Kids are gonna learn stuff about life and probably leave better people. Thu., April 3, 7pm; Fri., April 4, 10am & 7pm; Sat., April 5, 10:30am, 2, & 5:30pm; Sun., April 6, 1 & 4:30pm. $18 and up.

      Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, 512/477-6060

      www.uterwincenter.com/events/2014/sesame-street-live

    • Round Rock Express

      Spring is here and that means our favorite kings of the diamond will be taking the field once again. Come and cheer them on at their eight-game homestand. Mon.-Thu., April 7-10, vs. Colorado Springs. $7-16.

      Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255

      www.roundrockexpress.com

    • Texas Stars

      We've clinched a spot in the playoffs (the first team in the league to do so, we might add), but let's keep the momentum through the end of the regular season. Defeating Lake Erie this week would be a good start. Fri., April 4, 7:30pm; Sun., April 6, 5pm. $17-47.

      Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, 512/600-5000

      www.texasstarshockey.com

    • Body Rock ATX: Erykah Badu Tribute

      Honor the goddess and explore her influences with DJ Chorizo Funk and Riders Against the Storm with Houston guest Flash Gordon Parks. 10pm-2am. $5.

      The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd., 512/927-0700

      www.saharalounge.com