Art


Female Religious Portraiture in Spanish America at the Blanton Museum. From Mexico to Manila, paintings and engravings of religious women were popular in Spanish America. These images conveyed spirituality while addressing the polemics of specific times and places. This lecture by Oklahoma State University professor Cristina Cruz will explore the political, social, and juridical power of female portraiture beyond its performance of piety. Noon. Feb. 4. Free-$12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. facebook.com/events/2993171370707782/


Gardening


Organic Veggie Gardening 101 at the Natural Gardener. Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow your own food, but didn’t know where to start? Instructor Robb Enloe will walk you through all the basics, from soil prep to raised beds to planting in the right season. His position at the info desk at the Natural Gardener is backed by decades of experience with horticulture and botany. Ask questions and you just might learn something new. 10 a.m. Feb. 4. Free. 8648 Old Bee Caves Road. tngaustin.com/events/


Music


The Wasabi Big Band at Parker Jazz Club. Every week, the downtown club captures the effusive spirit of the Roaring ’20s with some of Austin’s finest musicians. The glorious 10-piece Wasabi Big Band has been playing every Tuesday night since the Parker opened its doors. Focusing on classics from the early 1920s through war-era big band music and continuing with favorites from the Rat Pack and beyond, Wasabi will keep your toes tappin’. 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 4. $10. 117 W. Fourth St., Suite 107B. facebook.com/events/2226539374322299/


Coming up


Dashboard Confessional at Stubb’s outdoor. A flag-bearer for the emo genre — fitting, then, that their early Austin gigs were at Emo’s (in its Red River heyday) — Chris Carrabba’s band was prolific early on. Then came a long break before 2018’s “Crooked Shadows.” The band had continued to tour in the meantime, though locally their stops were largely at Cedar Park’s H-E-B Center. This time around, they’re back in the Red River district, which seems a better fit for their style and legacy. $35. 6 p.m. doors Feb. 5. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock


High Noon Talk: Austin to ATX at the Bullock Museum. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through this casual lunchtime lecture. Next up to speak is author and journalist Joe Nick Patoski, who wrote “Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers & Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas,” which chronicles the modern evolution of the quirky, bustling, funky, self-contradictory place known as Austin. Noon. Feb. 5. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com