Astronomy on Tap, other events to make your Tuesday out of this world
Astronomy on Tap. You can explore the mysteries of the universe while keeping your feet firmly on the ground at this monthly event (while also drinking beer). Among the topics covered at this installment are the "hidden figures" of the astronomy world, the lesser-known astronomers and researchers who deserve more recognition. Astronomy on Tap also will have telescopes so you can look for exciting objects in the night sky, weather permitting. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Free. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. astronomyontap.org.
Beer & Board Games at Easy Tiger. The Linc location of the beer garden hosts another round of the Beer & Board Games series. Kick back with $4 Austin Beerworks Flavor Country, Live Oak Pilz and St. Elmo Carl drafts — and enter Easy Tiger's monthly raffle to win a board game or Easy Tiger mug club membership. Plus, a representative from Rogues Gallery Comics and Games will be onsite with his crew to teach cool games such as Splendor, Sagrada and King of Tokyo. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb 19. Free. 6406 N. Interstate 35 #110. easytigerusa.com/easy-tiger-austin-calendar
Design Talks with AIA Austin. Formerly known as AIA Austin’s Luncheon Speaker Series, Design Talks kick off in February with a new lecture. The series features experts from the world of architecture or related fields such as urban planning and landscape design. AIA Austin established the five-part program as a way to educate and encourage interaction between the local community, architects and design professionals. Giving this design talk is Phoebe Lickwar, a University of Texas associate professor. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 19. $15-$40. Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. aiaaustin.org
"Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time." The Blanton Museum of Art has put together a solo show of new works by Kambui Olujimi, a Brooklyn native who relies on a range of artistic mediums to call attention to the underlying assumptions that color our understanding of the world at large. Time manifests as the invisible yet pervasive force in this exhibit, hence the title. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through July 14. Free-$12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org
West Texas Film Tour. This short film tour showcases wildlife, adventure and conservation stories from across the state. Meet the characters in the films, the folks behind the camera and conservationists from all across the state of Texas while attending a screening of each of the mini movies. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. so you can mingle and learn how to engage in conservation locally; the screenings start at 7 p.m. Feb. 19-21. $20. Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. wildfilmtour.com.