Austin’s edgiest and most-sophisticated festival, Fusebox is also the most indie.

And it’s free.

Some Fusebox events do require prior reservations. But in this blog we’re highlighting a few choice happenings that require no reservations.

“The Biodiversity of Texas”

When: 1 p.m.Saturday

Where: Fiesta Gardens Pavilion, Town Lake Park, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Whimsical live art meets science education in this family-friendly, one-hour live show, a project by Austin artist Jules Buck Jones and Animal Facts Club, a collective of artists and scientists.

Think of “The Biodiversity of Texas” as an artist-made nature diorama, live and large-scale.

Imaginative puppets, costumed performers, vividly illustrated backdrops, sound effects and a narrator combine in a live nature diorama show highlighting the wildlife and ecology of Texas. Journey through five Texas ecosystems and 100 million years of Lone Star State natural history.

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