"O Stone Be Not So." Now that simple robotics technology is affordable and available for the home market, a slew of artists and experimental makers have been able to tinker like never before. A group exhibit of up-and-comers from around the country — Andy Holtin, Jenny LeBlanc, Troy Stanley, Gregory Witt and Katie Wynne — features new kinetic sculpture and kinetic installations. Buzzing, whirring, moving — this art doesn’t just delight in the technology, but also questions the shifting culture that now surrounds our technological society. Opening: 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through April 5. Gallery hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Mass Gallery, 507 Calles St. Free. www.massgallery.org.
"Faces of Austin" premiere. This year’s iteration of the city’s short film public art program "Faces of Austin" get its premiere as part of SXSW Film’s free community screenings. The 12 films by local filmmakers chosen this year highlight the Austin people, institutions and scenes and cultures including nonprofit organizations, such as Goodwill of Central Texas and the Austin Bike Zoo and a local Civil Rights movement pioneer. The screening will be followed by the presentation of the Judge’s Choice award, selected by guest judge Richard Linklater, and a Q&A with the filmmakers. 11 a.m. Saturday Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6406 N. IH-35. Free.www.austintexas.gov/facesofaustin.