Things to do in Austin on Saturday, Jan. 11
The 22nd Austin Home & Garden Show. New year, new home decor for your house. The annual Austin Home & Garden Show offers innovative products and hundreds of experts under one roof for all your home projects. 10 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday. $7-$10. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. austinhomeandgardenshow.com
Honk!TX Prom at North Door. The scrappy little street band festival that could turns 10 this year. To raise funds for a proper celebration, your favorite local brass-and-drum squads will take you back to high school for a dreamy night of corsage-clad camaraderie and slow dancing with your sweetheart. The talent roster includes Dead Music Capital Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Boss Street Brass Band and more. $10 suggested donation. 8:30 p.m. doors Saturday. 502 Brushy St. ndvenue.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
“Space is a Reality.” Using sculpture and installations made with both natural and manufactured materials, Spanish artist Ana Esteve Llorens presents a new group of works at Grayduck Gallery that investigate the reality of space as a sensory experience. “Space” deepens the artist’s research on recurrent concepts such as time, place and perception. Opening reception: 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 23. 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-826-5334, grayduckgallery.com.
“Murder!: An Improvised Whodunnit” at Fallout Theater. There's been a murder! Was it Mademoiselle Louise in the cigar lounge with a crochet needle? Was it General Smallhat in the greenhouse with Babe Ruth’s lucky baseball bat? Figure it out before the murderer does. Watch the mystery unfold during this one-hour comedy inspired by your suggestions. Each week will have a fresh victim, a new cast of suspects and a uniquely improvised adventure. 7 p.m. Saturday. $12. online, $15 at the door. 616 Lavaca St. facebook.com/events/524044211776182
Decisive Engagement: Thoughts and Words with Jocko Willink. In this special event, coinciding with the release of his latest book, “Leadership Strategy and Tactics Field Manual,” podcaster, author and retired SEAL Officer Jocko Willink will talk about human nature, leadership, war, atrocities, good and evil, and a myriad of other subjects. He will also conduct an extended Q&A session with the audience. All attendees will receive a copy of the book. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $250. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
Native Edible and Medicinal Plants Walk at McKinney Falls State Park. Learn the names and historic uses of common Texas Hill Country plants at this relatively easy hike. You’ll not only discover what ethnobotany is (the study of a region's plants and their practical uses) but practice it, too. Bring a native plant field guide and/or a journal to note the plants visible along the trail. Meet at the playground, wear close-toed shoes and bring water. 12 p.m. Saturday. Free-$6. 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway. facebook.com/events/915355295533002/