The arts calendar
‘Annie.’ Classic summer musical. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 14. Free. $3 per car. Zilker Theatre, Beverly S. Sheffield Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park, 2301 Barton Springs Road. www.zilker.org.
‘Brigadoon.’ A mysterious Scottish village appears for one day every 100 years. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:15 Sundays through Aug. 1. Hill Country Community Theater, 4003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores. 830-798-8944, www.hcct.org.
‘Circle Mirror Transformation.’ By Annie Baker, playwright of ‘Body Awareness.’ 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Aug. 7. $17 to $19. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. 479-7529, www.hydeparktheatre.org.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’ Musical satirizing stereotypes from traditional theater. 8 p.m. WednesdaysSaturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 29. Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey Road. www.zachtheatre.org.
‘Esther’s Follies’ Red, White, and Blue Summer!’ Topical satire, magical illusions and musical comedy revue. 8 p.m. Thursdays, 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. $20-$25. 525 E. Sixth St. 320-0553, www.esthersfollies.com.
‘Fool’s Gold.’ The melodrama of a town that experiences an outbreak of gold fever. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 14. $8 to $15. Salado Silver Spur Theater, 108 Royal St. 254-947-3456, www.saladosilverspurtheater.com.
‘Giants in Those Days.’ An original graphic novel stage adaptation by local writer Sean McGrath, presented by Weird City Theatre. 8 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through July 25. $12 to $15. Dougherty Arts Center Theatre, 1110 Barton Springs Road. 745-2636.
‘Melancholy Play.’ A sullen girl is loved by everyone around her, and they’re intrigued when trying to make her happy. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 8. $15 to $20. Austin Playhouse, Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave. 467-0084.
‘Murder on the Movie Set.’ Audience interactive comedy whodunit dinner presented by Capital City Mystery Players. 7 p.m. Saturday. $33.50. Spaghetti Warehouse, 117 W. Fourth St. www.capcitymystery.com.
‘Spider’s Web.’ Follow the search for a murderer during a house party. 8 p.m. today-Saturday. $15 to $30. Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 478-5282, www. vortexrep.org.
‘The Virgin w/10,000 Arrows.’ A painter steals his own artwork from a gallery and then com- mits suicide. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 1. Austin Playhouse, Larry L. King Theater, Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave. $12 to $15. www.bohemianblitz.com.
Making Movies Film Series. Presented by the Ransom Center. 7 p.m. today: ‘Casino.’ Doors 6:30 p.m. Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets. www.hrc.utexas.edu.
Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. ‘Bride of Frankenstein’: 7 p.m. today and ‘The Black Room’: 8:40 p.m. today. Visit website for complete list of showtimes. $7 advance online; $9 door. The Paramount, 713 Congress Ave. www.austintheatre.org.
Splash Party Movie Nights. Family friendly movies at Deep Eddy Pool. Saturday: ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ Movies begin at dusk. 401 Deep Eddy Ave. 472-8546.
Thursday Night Blockbuster. Movie-themed improv comedy. 8 p.m. Thursdays. $5. ColdTowne Theater, 4803-B Airport Blvd. www.coldtownetheater.com.
Aria Extravaganza. An afternoon of opera’s most beautiful arias, duets and ensembles, benefitting the Bachus Conservatory. 3 p.m. Sunday. $10. Bachus Conservatory, 8000 Anderson Square. 2461914, www.spotlightonopera.com.
Annual Gay Pride Concert. Music by gay and lesbian composers. Presented by the Austin Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. today. Free. St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road. www. austinchambermusic.org.
Carpe Diem String Quartet. Playing Betty Olivero’s ‘Der Golem,’ and featuring clarinetist Paul Green. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $25. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Ave. www.austinchambermusic.org.
Claremont Piano Trio. Featuring the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Fauré as part of the Austin Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $25. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Ave. www. austinchambermusic.org.
Este Vato and El Tule. Two Latin bands perform live; both infuse cumbia and elements of beat-driven music. 8:30 p.m. Friday. $8. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. www.esquinatangoaustin.com.
Gospel Festival. Featuring Minister Leland Adams, Melanie Watson, The Unity Mass Choir, Trudy Nunez, Onesimus, and more 6 p.m. Saturday. $10. Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St.
Leonel Soto. Mexican songwriter in concert. 6 p.m. Saturday. $10. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. www.esquinatangoaustin.com.
Raul Jaurena and the Texas Tango Five. Presented by the Austin Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. Friday. $25. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Ave. www.austinchambermusic.org.