1. Juliana Hatfield at 3Ten
8 p.m. Jan. 22. $25-$30. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com
After breaking through in the 1980s with the alt-rock/pop trio Blake Babies, Hatfield emerged as an accomplished solo act in the 1990s with radio hits such as “My Sister.” She’s issued nearly 20 records since, including an impressive run in the last three years that has included two new discs of original material plus two fascinating cover collections. The latest, issued in November, features songs by the Police, but we’re more impressed with her 2018 set of Olivia Newton-John tunes. Emily Davis & the Murder Police open. — Peter Blackstock
2. Poetry on the Plaza: The Words of Daniel Johnston
12 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu/events.
Commemorate the birthday of late artist and musician Daniel Johnston with the Harry Ransom Center and the Hi, How Are You Project. Musicians Tunde Adebimpe, Ethan Azarian Music and Kendra Sells will read and perform a selection of his poetry and songs, all just a block away from Johnston's famed Austin mural Jeremiah the Innocent, which features the now-famous greeting “Hi, How Are You.”
3. Special Edition! Nerd Nite and the Austin Cave Fest
8 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. facebook.com/events/2494515904098362
Nerd Nite participants are going on a field trip. Nerd Nite Austin and the Austin Cave Festival have teamed up for some talks about the city's underground world — from geology and groundwater chemistry, to new salamander research, to sweet but smelly cavers. The Austin Cave Festival is on Feb. 22; consider this event a warm-up. Food and drink at the off-site Nerd Nite will be available for purchase from Pueblo Viejo and the North Door.
4. Date Night at the DAC
7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dacevents
Originally used as a way for Japanese fishermen to measure their catch (then brag later), gyotaku is a form of printmaking that using fish and other small water creatures as the “printing” plates. Roll up your sleeves and collaborate with local printmakers at this monthly Dougherty Arts Center event. (The PrintAustn festival runs through mid-February.) You’ll create gyotaku using professional silicon fish replicas and other sea creature models.