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See author Zadie Smith talk about her latest novel


Comedy

Chris Cubas & Friends at Free Week. Although Free Week is a live music promotion encouraging visits to Austin venues, comedians are getting involved, too, with Cubas, Pat Dean, Arielle Norman and more of Austin’s best funny people offering a night of hilarious stand-up. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Jan. 9. Free. Barracuda, 611 E. Seventh St. freeweek.do512.com/events/2017/1/9/free-week-chris-cubas.

Art

“100 Percent Fine” at Yard Dog Art Gallery. Yard Dog presents a post-holiday art show featuring two brothers and their eclectic art: Jad Fair’s cutout paintings of album covers and David Fair’s whimsical ghost paintings, displaying the likes of Lauren Bacall, Leonard Nimoy and James Gandolfini. Jad’s pieces, created with paint pens on black paper, are similarly pop culture-focused. 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 Feb. 26. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.

Recreation

Pints & Poses at Hyatt Regency Austin. Whether you’re continuing your fitness goals or beginning anew for the year, the hotel is offering more free yoga starting Monday. The one-hour, all-levels vinyasa class is being led by Ferny Barcelo, with tunes from DJ Tarwater. Afterward, head to the Market 10 bar for a complimentary local draft, sushi specials and social hour. Parking is free inside the Hyatt garage. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Free. 208 Barton Springs Road. austin.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/activities/hotel-activities/pintsandposes.html.

Coming up

Free Week Wednesday: Midgetmen at Barracuda. Get over the hump with a barrage of guitars, drums and good times from these slop punk lifers. Plastique Chancellor, Growl and Dream also perform. 8 p.m. doors Jan. 11. Free. 611 E. Seventh St. freeweek.do512.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Zadie Smith at Central Presbyterian Church. Although this author’s talk is a BookPeople event, Smith is a big enough draw to pull a much bigger audience at the larger venue of Central Presbyterian. In her latest novel, two young ladies — the unnamed narrator and a girl named Tracey — become best friends in dance class, the only “brown girls” in the group. Over the next few decades, we follow the pair through the narrator’s eyes as the casual cruelty and loyalty of children is refined over time in the fires of class and race, fame and money, pop music and film and much more. 7 p.m. Jan. 12. $32. 200 E. Eighth St. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

19th Annual Austin Home & Garden Show. Wanting to renovate your home or spruce up your garden in the new year? This biannual show returns with expert builders and contractors, celebrity guests, presentations and activities for the whole family. This year’s celebrity guest is Alison Victoria of DIY Network’s “Kitchen Crashers.” For your yard and garden, you’ll find landscape displays, water features and garden accessories. 2 p.m. Jan. 13, 10 a.m. Jan. 14 and 11 a.m. Jan. 15. $8.50-$9.50. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. austinhomegardenshow.com.

Montopolis Productions’ “The Time Machine.” This science fiction-themed musical performance travels through the 20th century, with the Montopolis group, led by composer Justin Sherburn, performing popular songs from every decade. 8 p.m. Jan. 13-14, 7 p.m. Jan. 15. $4-$20. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. timemachineaustin.com.



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