Yard Dog Art Gallery’s “Imagined Cities.” Nate Otto, an image maker from Chicago who has done murals for Nike, Facebook and many other companies, has a new solo show at Yard Dog. His work explores urban landscapes and architecture — with themes of gentrification, development and decay — filtered through his own vision. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through April 1. Yard Dog Art Gallery, 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.
“Refigured: Radical Realism” at Dougherty Arts Center. The new exhibit unites a dozen of Austin’s top figurative artists as Dougherty celebrates its 40th anniversary. These painters and sculptors are on the vanguard of a new art renaissance — or, rather, the revival of the realist tradition. Given that modern art has been focused on abstract and conceptual work, “Refigured” is giving these artists, including Jose Acosta, Denise Fulton and Jennifer Balkan, their due. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through March 10. 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dac.
Salsa Night at Las Perlas. Want to learn some Latin dance moves? Renowned dance instructor Robbie Sky is teaching both salsa and bachata every Monday night at the downtown mezcal bar. The evening begins with an hourlong salsa workshop at 7 p.m., followed by a bachata lesson at 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the floor will open to free-for-all salsa dancing. Walk-ins are welcome, and you don’t need a partner to participate. Come early to enjoy happy hour, which starts at 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Feb. 26. $10 suggested donation. 405 E. Seventh St. facebook.com/events/146335989408976.
Milkshake Takeover Fundraiser for Urban Roots. Prohibition Creamery is hosting a night of boozy milkshakes to raise money for the local nonprofit Urban Roots. Local bartenders and brand ambassadors, including Jen Keyser of Holy Roller and Jason Kosmas of Ford’s Gin, will compete to create the most delicious boozy shakes. Try them while also enjoying Via 313 pizza, available for the event. Half of the proceeds from the milkshake specials will go directly to Urban Roots. 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. 1407 E. Seventh St. facebook.com/events/148503579182161/.
Cupcakke at Come and Take It Live. Her unflinchingly explicit sex rhymes made the 20-year-old rapper from Chicago an internet breakout and a gay club sensation. On her new album “Ephorize,” she goes deeper, tackling tough topics such as LGBT issues and her own struggle with her self-esteem. Still, lose your prudishness before you step in the building: Raunchy revelry is her calling card and this show will be rich with filthy, often hilarious, debauchery. 7 p.m. Feb. 28. $20. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. comeandtakeitproductions.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
“Dazed and Confused.” Directed by Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater, the coming-of-age film follows a group of rowdy teenagers celebrating the last day of high school in 1976. The Austin Film Society is screening it in commemoration of the film’s 25th anniversary and will even have a themed beer you can drink while watching it: the Hazed & Confused IPA, made in collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza. Linklater will introduce the film. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.