Thinkery21: Forces of Nature. Adults can have fun at the children's museum, too. At this installment of Thinkery21, for people 21 and up, participants will explore the force and might of Mother Nature through a series of earth science-related activities. Among them is a show-and-tell with native snakes, with a talk about their importance in our ecosystem, and the Carbon Footprint Monopoly, which will look at the link between population growth and wildlife extinction. There will be drinks. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. $25. The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.


The B-52s at Bass Concert Hall. Bang bang on the door, baby. The B-52s are coming to town. The iconic (not using that term loosely) new wave band is on its 40th anniversary world tour. Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson will hit the University of Texas’ concert hall, which does not have a tin roof, much less a rusted one. Berlin and OMD will join the band. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. $49.50-$149.50. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. — Eric Webb


"I, Too, Am." Artist Tammie Rubin took the name of this solo show at Dimension Gallery from Langston Hughes' 1926 poem "I, Too," a work that references a Walt Whitman piece, "I Sing the Body Electric." Rubin juxtaposes the majestic grandeur of the varied American landscape with how those same inspired ideas of vastness and expansion often fall short for its citizens. She creates her landscapes with construction foam and resin. Opening reception: 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 22. Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 22. 979 Springdale Road.

Gardening calendar

Movies in the Wild: "Clueless." Make the end of summer a lot cooler with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's outdoor cinema series, presented in collaboration with Alamo Drafthouse. Pack a blanket or enjoy the soft grass of the Family Garden Play Lawn and watch fun feature films under the open sky at dusk. This week's film is the Alicia Silverstone flick "Clueless" because, of course, it's wise to save the most fabulous for last. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Free with admission of $6-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Threats to Texas Trees at the Natural Gardener. Certified arborist Johnson presents a free workshop at the Natural Gardener that will look at what can hurt our native trees. Texas trees are always under threat from commonly known issues like oak wilt, drought and construction and also less recognized problems such as bacterial leaf scorch and emerald ash borer. Learn what to watch for and how to identify the threats that your trees might face. 10 a.m. Aug. 24. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. 512-288-6113,