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

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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.