You’d be hard pressed to come up with names more generationally rooted in Southern music than Devon Allman and Cyril Neville. Teamed with guitarist Mike Zito and other vets, the Brotherhood infuses old-blood New Orleans funk with youngblood Southern blues-rock à la their self-titled CD. Call it a yellow moon over Florida, it’s muscular, sinewy sounds coming from a pair of tight-fitting genes. Better still, they open for John Hiatt and ABB patriarch Gregg Allman. See the Earache! Music blog for an interview with Devon Allman. – Margaret Moser
Gnap! Theater Projects and Salvage Vanguard presents this double feature of physical comedy, showcasing Caitlin Reilly (of Schave & Reilly) and NYC's Mark Gindick (who performs Wing-Man, his original and wordless winner of United Solo Theatre Festival's "Best One-Man Show"). These aren't the clowns who will eat you while you sleep; these are the clowns who will thrill you while you're awake. Recommended. Wed.-Fri., Jan. 2-4, 8pm. http://edit.austinchronicle.com/tools/binary-viewer?mode=image&sid=object-editor-NPkFAM&key=de453902eeb9e085b2b9962afebd39be&fieldid=162&subindex=1&input=f%3Aoid%3A1394422%3Aimage%3A1&bgcolor=ccccff&time=50db6f7f, $10
You might have thought Mario was nothing but a turtle-hater, but he's also a cutthroat driver. Test your skills against other players (6 years of age and older) to advance to the finals. Sat., Dec. 29, Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. First; Wed., Jan. 2, Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.; Thu., Jan. 3, Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Dr.; All at 2pm, Free
Are the kids starving for activity in their school-deprived vacation? Let the Nature & Science Center give them a day of science learning, outdoor exploration, and playing. For kids ages 5-11. Dec. 24, 26, 27, 28, 31, Jan. 2, 3, & 4, 8am-5pm, $45 per day
Features an exhibition by artist Paul Pfeiffer and a display of James Naismith's 1891 document the Original Rules of Basketball. You won't want to miss this in-depth and historical look into the sport of basketball. Runs through Jan. 13, 2013.