- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
1. “Hi, How Are You?” Day at the Mohawk
7 p.m. doors Jan. 22. $10-$15 ($50 VIP). 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com.
Songwriter Daniel Johnston’s trademark catchphrase — the title of his best-known 1980s cassette release, celebrated with a mural near the University of Texas campus — provides the name for this evening “of music, art and mental wellness” presented in conjunction with the SIMS Foundation and the City of Austin’s Music & Entertainment Division. It’s partly a tribute to Johnston: Acts including Kathy McCarty, Moving Panoramas, Jane Ellen Bryant, Will Courtney, Cowboy Diplomacy and Leslie Sisson will play Johnston’s works as well as some of their own. — Peter Blackstock
2. The Brunch Boat with Via 313 Pizza
Noon Jan. 21. $45. Lady Bird Lake. facebook.com/events/2028598057423914/.
How about brunch on a boat? 365 Things Austin and Austin Tour Company have teamed up to offer a two-hour weekend party cruise on Lady Bird Lake with Capital Cruises. The afternoon will include live music, both brunch and regular pizza from local favorite Via 313, and lots of booze. There will be a bloody mary bar featuring Deep Eddy Vodka, beer from Big Bend Brewing, and Topo Chico and High Brew Coffee in case you’re looking for nonalcoholic hair of the dog.
3. “Solar” at Art Science Gallery
Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 15. 916 Springdale Road. artsciencegallery.com.
“Solar” is this East Austin gallery’s contribution to Print Austin, a monthlong celebration of the art of printmaking. The multi-artist show features pieces in the printmaking medium that have to do with anything about the sun, whether the art is made by its solar power (as in solar printmaking, cyanotyping or printing with photosensitive inks) or is related to sun- or star-related cultural and natural history. Participating artists include Madelon Umlauf, Nicole Geary and Alisa Ochoa.
4. “The Price Is Right” Live
7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. $29.50-$59.50. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars. hebcenter.com.
You’ve likely seen “The Price Is Right” myriad times as television’s longest running and most popular game show. But have you watched in person while the big wheel spins? The stage show version is coming to the H-E-B Center, offering conestants the chance to win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car while they play fun games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, the Big Wheel and the always awesome Showcase. You can simply watch or register for your chance to be a contestant.
5. Gary P. Nunn at BookPeople
7 p.m. Jan. 25. Free. 605 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
A founding father of Austin’s progressive country music scene, Nunn has been wildly influential in changing what is viewed as popular music. His anthem “London Homesick Blues” served as the theme song of the “Austin City Limits” show — the longest-running music series in American television history — for more than two decades. He’s recounting his story in a new memoir, “At Home with the Armadillo,” and will have smaller anecdotes to tell at this BookPeople appearance.
6. Oasis, Texas Brewing’s $2.13 Pale Ale Launch Party
7 to 11 p.m. Jan. 26. Free. 6550 Comanche Trail #301. facebook.com/events/160453524590302/.
Oasis, Texas Brewing in the Lake Travis area has made a beer called the $2.13 Pale Ale — to show appreciation for service industry folks and also to raise awareness about their pay. $2.13 is the federal minimum wage for all tipped employees, and it hasn’t been adjusted for the cost of living since 1991. The beer is a collaboration with local organization In the Weeds, a community forum for the service industry, and the launch party will have live music and a special food menu.
7. Austin Opera’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”
7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4. $39-$205. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
The Austin Opera is presenting this tour-de-force from German composer Richard Strauss. His “Ariadne auf Naxos” tells the story of a wealthy man who has assembled two groups of performers in his home: some opera singers preparing for a serious opera and, conversely, a troupe of comedians scheduled to perform an Italian comedy. As time grows short, the patron demands that the opera and the comedy be performed together, leading to unexpected — but satisfying — results.