Free Things To Do: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

See T-Bird and the Breaks for free this week at Waterloo Records. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman.

See T-Bird and the Breaks for free this week at Waterloo Records. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman.

Orna Feinstein’s “Now and Zen” at Davis Gallery. As part of Print Austin, a month-long event celebrating the art of original printmaking, the Davis Gallery will host a traveling exhibit, “Now and Zen: 15 Years of Printmaking,” that showcases the work of artist Orna Feinstein, who for 15 years has been highlighting the geometric forms created in nature by the repetition of the seasons. The forms emerge from the layering of multiple monoprints, a technique that creates an impression onto any medium of choice. Her “Now and Zen” show has been featured at a variety of other Texas galleries.

Details: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Through Feb. 28. Free. 837 W. 12th St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com.

“West Through East… East Through West” at Flatbed Press and Gallery. Also part of Print Austin, Flatbed Press and Gallery presents Daryl Howard’s new exhibit, “West Though East… East Through West.” Using a woodcut printing process that originated in ancient Japan, Howard skillfully captures places she has visited, including Portugal, Morocco, France, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Peru and Texas.

Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Through Feb. 11. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. 512-477-9328, www.flatbedpress.com.

Tree Talk Winter Walk Festival. Kids can climb trees with the help of arborists, build shelters with branches and listen to stories around the campfire during this event at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Their parents can learn about trees and buy them. The Wildflower Center also offers story time in the Little House, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through February.

Details: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Arboretum at the Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.

T Bird & the Breaks at Waterloo Records. Gearing up for a big year, local funk-pop group T Bird & the Breaks kick off a week of record-release events with an in-store performance that should whet appetites for their full shows at the Continental Club Jan. 30 and Empire Control Room Jan. 31. “Harmonizm,” the band’s third record, pushes full-chorus vocals way up front, creating a gloriously infectious groove for leader Tim Crane’s soul/funk/R&B/pop workouts.

Details: Thursday, 5 p.m. 600-A N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com.

“Ink + Print, a Print Austin Invitational.” Both traditional and alternative printmaking methods are illuminated in the fresh work of 11 Texas artists including Christa Blackwood, Jules Buck Jones, Star Varner, Brian Johnson and the collaborative team of Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler.

Details: Reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Normal gallery hours 2 to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Feb. 15. Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. Sixth St. linkpinart.com.

Rob Thomas at Book People. The Austinite author of the books that created the television series ‘Veronica Mars’ has written a second book in his bestselling mystery series. In the novel, Mars must solve a case that exposes the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations. Thomas will speak and hold a signing.

Details: Friday, 7 p.m. 603 N Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.


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