- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
Grayduck Gallery’s “Practical Acts of Perception.” The works presented by Texas artist Cande Aguilar and Mexican artists Mauricio Sáenz and Jorge Purón in this exhibit all play with the concept of scale — using proportion as a device to augment or degrade the viewer’s perspective. Launching from the design of a standard scale used to document archaeological remains, the trio of artists depart and interpret the idea of scale in their own terms. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 14. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. grayduckgallery.com.
Children’s Book Fair. Families are invited to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to meet children’s book authors and their favorite characters, as well as enjoy story time and discover new books to take home. Peter Rabbit, Froggy and Ladybug Girl will all be here to meet and take photos with the kids. Afterward, explore the Family Garden. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Free Week: Los Coast, Emily Wolfe at Mohawk outside. After a year spent building a reputation as one of the hottest live acts in Austin, rock ‘n’ soul outfit Los Coast promises “a slew of album releases” in 2018. Emily Wolfe spent the year writing and plotting her debut full-length, and in November she teased us with “Holy Roller,” a blistering single with stormy melodies that swirl around muscular guitar riffs. This is a solid opportunity to catch a few winners before they blow up. With Otis the Destroyer. 8 p.m. Jan. 5. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
“Clue” Movie Party. At one point or another, we’ve all killed Mr. Boddy. This month, the Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the hilarious film adaptation of the board game “Clue” with a movie party. You’ll scream along with Mrs. Peacock, feel flames on the side of your face with Mrs. White and deliver perfect quips with Wadsworth, the one and only Tim Curry. Though the Alamo won’t be handing out ropes or lead pipes, you will be getting props to intensify your evening at Mr. Boddy’s spooky manor. 7 p.m. Jan. 5. $10. The Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. drafthouse.com.
Hideout Theatre’s “Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical.” The newest completely improvised show from the Hideout follows a ragtag group of grime-streaked yet adorable orphaned kids and teens at the turn of the 20th century. They will have to navigate a filthy industrial world filled with snarling coppers, careless caregivers and vengeful villains. “Orphans!” features a different big city in each performance as well as high-energy song and dance numbers. 8 p.m. Saturdays through March 3. $15. 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com.