Calendar: Recommended


  • Marx Brothers Retrospective: Animal Crackers

    Hooray for Captain Spaulding, the African explorer (Groucho Marx) who is the guest of honor at one of Mrs. Rittenhouse's tony dinner parties. This movie features the Marx Brothers at their zaniest.

    2:05PM, Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz, 320 E. Sixth

    • 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)


    • 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

    • 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

    • ArtErotica

      This alluring art affair and auction (featuring erotic-themed paintings, sculptures, fabrications, and kitsch) celebrates love, lust, and lots in between – as a fundraiser for local people affected by HIV and AIDS. Bonus: specialty drinks, erotic desserts, and live performers. Suggestion: Attend in your seXXXiest outfit. Sat., April 5, 8-11pm. In What Once Was a Home Depot, 7211 N. IH-35. $75 ($50, in advance)

    • Tiny Park: Miguel Aragon

      This exhibition, the last for Tiny Park in the current space on Navasota, include two large-scale works that are a continuation of the artist’s series of hand-drilled portraits. Recommended. Through April 26. Saturdays, noon- 5pm.

      Tiny Park, 1101 Navasota #2

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