Art


“In the Arc of Your Mallet.” It’s the final installment of a two-part exhibition by Jade Walker (the first, “Little Soldiers,” was on display last January). The Dimension Gallery show, featuring a variety of used mallets, focuses on disease, healing and the inherently close union we have with our own bodies. Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Feb. 29. 979 Springdale Road, Suite 99. dimensiongallery.org


Music


Mandolin Orange at ACL Live. A decade ago, husband-wife team Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz were aspiring upstarts who made beautiful music with fiddle, mandolin, guitar and lovely vocal harmonies. It seemed like an uphill battle, trying to bring such subtly engaging sounds to a mass audience. But with each successive record, the venues grew bigger. Now this little band that could is headlining the city’s marquee downtown venue. 8 p.m. Jan. 23. $24.50-$39.50. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com — Peter Blackstock


Lecture


KUT’s ATXplained LIVE. KUT News is taking ATXplained, its award-winning, crowd-sourced reporting project, to the stage in an evening of live storytelling based on questions from Austinites about the city’s people, places and culture. The audience will watch eight never-before-heard stories told live on stage with accompanying visuals by KUT journalists, as well as some classic ATXplained stories reimagined for a live audience. 7 p.m. Jan. 23. $20-$30. Hogg Memorial Auditorium, 2300 Whitis Ave. cactuscafe.org/events/atxplained-live


Gardening calendar


Invasion of the Plant Snatchers with Adam Coffin: The Garden Club of Austin's Monthly Meeting. The Garden Club of Austin hosts this informative and fun presentation by Adam Coffin, manager of the Great Outdoors Nursery, at the Zilker Botanical Garden’s auditorium. In this lecture, Coffin will reveal all you need to know about new invasive bugs and disease headed to Texas. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org/about/events/calendar.html


Free Class: Pruning Grape Vines at the Natural Gardener. For the best health and productivity, grapes require an intricate pruning and training program. The Natural Gardener uses the Kniffen method on its small vineyard. Learn the proper timing and technique for pruning these luscious food-bearing plants, along with other growing tips, and shop for the proper grape varieties for our area. 10 a.m. Jan. 25. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com/events/?mc_id=234