• Weekend Recs: Next to Normal, The Color Run, Demetri Martin

    ZACH Theatre presents: Next to Normal
    WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 2nd — Saturday, Feb. 4th, 8 p.m.
    WHERE: ZACH Theatre
    1510 Toomey Road
    Austin, TX 78704
    HOW MUCH: $35 - $55, Student tickets for $18 one hour before show with ID

    The acclaimed rock musical Next to Normal, which deals with dysfunctional families and bipolar disorder, comes to ZACH Theatre.

    The Color Run Austin
    WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2012 at 9 a.m.
    WHERE: Mueller Park
    Mueller Boulevard and Aldrich Street
    Austin, TX 78723
    HOW MUCH: Registration: $50.00 individual; $40.00 Team

    In return for a $40-$50 registration fee, the proceeds of which go to Habitat for Humanity, participants in white t-shirts will run 5k, only to be covered in vivid colored powder at the end of each kilometer.

    Demetri Martin at The Paramount Theatre
    WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2012 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Paramount Theatre
    713 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    HOW MUCH: $40

    Known for his deadpan wit, quirky songs and unconventional live pad drawings, stand-up comedian Demetri Martin will be performing back-to-back shows at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday night.

    Austin Shakespeare presents: Arcadia
    WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 2th — Sunday, Feb. 19th, 8 p.m.
    WHERE: The Long Center for the Performing Arts
    701 W. Riverside Drive
    Austin, TX 78704
    HOW MUCH:$17.50 - $34.50; $15 students

    Austin Shakespeare will perform Arcadia, master playwright Tom Stoppard’s 1993 play set in an English home, in both the early 19th century and modern day.