Things to do in Austin Jan. 19-22

Austin Playhouse’s “Bloomsday.” The Texas premiere of this production by Austin Playhouse comes from one of Austin’s most acclaimed playwrights, Steven Dietz. In his literature-laden love story, an American man searches for the Irish woman who captured his heart 30 years earlier while leading a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. As they stroll backwards through time, the couple rediscovers their younger selves and reflects on what might have been, had they made very different life decisions. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 5. $14-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com.

The Amazing Acro-cats. They are a troupe of real house cats that will jump and pounce their way into your heart. Reaching out to shelters in need and accepting cats found homeless in the streets, Samantha Martin has not only rescued her own cats but has also found homes for more than 182 cats and kittens. After she’s given them a second chance with positive reinforcement-only clicker training, the cats take these amazing abilities on the road and tour the nation in the infamous Acro-cat Bus. Their act — including tightrope walks — is something you must see to believe. 7 p.m. Jan. 19-20, 21 and 23; 3 p.m. Jan. 21; 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 22. $27. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.

1418563061_5289171078001_a4207970-4c09-4317-8629-0637d2f52ca5-still

Guided Garden Tour. Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, learning about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings their own special knowledge and interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 11 a.m. Saturday. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.

KUTX Winter Jam at ABGB. Public radio station KUTX 98.9 FM showcases a diverse cross-section of top-notch Austin sounds at this free, family-friendly event. Politically charged Austin/San Antonio hip-hop act Third Root takes the 5 p.m. headline spot, performing songs from their 2016 work of crucial rap scholarship, “Libertad.” Tele Novella plays tracks from their beautifully crafted psych pop platter “House of Souls” at 4, and country artist James Hand kicks things off at 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Sarah Silverman at Bass Concert Hall. On stage, two-time Emmy Award winner Silverman continues to cement her status as a force in stand-up comedy. But she is also one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer and author. Silverman will next be seen in both “The Book of Henry” and “Battle of the Sexes,” both of which are set for release this year. 8 p.m. Sunday. $39.75-69.75. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.

 


View Comments 0

%d bloggers like this: