- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
Ozomatli at the Mohawk. For almost 20 years, the L.A.-based collective has been liberally mixing various Latin styles into their signature blend of exuberant Chicano rock and resistance rap. For the latest release, “Non-Stop: Mexico to Jamaica,” they dig deep into reggae and dub styles to create feel-good grooves that will chase the post-holiday doldrums away. Hard Proof opens. $25.-$30. 7 p.m. doors Dec. 28. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Maker Faire Austin Pop-Up at the Bullock Museum. Create, invent, play and explore with local makers and found objects at this kid-friendly pop-up with Maker Faire, a gathering of curious people who enjoy learning and sharing what they can do. The whole family will enjoy making things and playing games inspired by the Bullock Museum’s current exhibit “Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming.” Activities will include augmented reality pingpong tables, a giant marble maze, life-size cardboard Minecraft and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28. $9-$13. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Grayduck Gallery’s “Practical Acts of Perception.” The works presented by Cande Aguilar, 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 each 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.
Guided Garden Tour. Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, who will talk about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings his or her own interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 28-30. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
“I Heart the 80s.” The Austin Symphony Orchestra is transporting audiences back to the 1980s with a show of classics from the decade by George Michael, Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie and Michael Jackson, to name a few. Vocalists Jessica Phillips and Tony Vincent join the symphony to belt out hits like “Footloose,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Holiday” and “1999.” 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30. $30-$55. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. austinsymphony.org.