Get the blues on a Monday, or enjoy some book-themed booze


Music

Jackie Venson at Geraldine’s. Austin’s next blues sensation takes a break from supporting Gary Clark Jr. on the road to hold down a string of Monday nights at the swanky hotel bar. She’s back on the road solo at the end of the month before rejoining Clark in September. Her next EP is set to drop late this year, and our money says she’s about to make the transition from young upstart to rising star. Free. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14. 605 Davis St. geraldinesaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Beverages

Literary Libations Week. The second annual week of book-themed booze at local bars and restaurants has returned to support the Texas Book Festival and its off-site Lit Crawl Austin, an evening the fest calls “literary shenanigans.” A portion of each drink sale will go toward keeping the Lit Crawl free and open to anyone who wants to participate. Bars like Lustre Pearl East, Barrel O’ Fun in the Alamo Mueller, Backbeat and Weather Up are participating. For a full list of their literature-inspired tipples, check out Tuesday’s Planner in the Statesman. Various times Aug. 14-18. Free. Various locations. texasbookfestival.org/our-2017-literary-libations-week/.

Film

Wes Anderson Summer at Weather Up. When Where What Austin will be showing a Wes Anderson movie on Weather Up’s courtyard projector the first Monday of every month this summer. This month’s film is “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” a stop-motion animated comedy based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book of the same name. The screening will have free popcorn, a $5 cocktail called What the Cuss (with lime, tequila and champagne) and all-night happy hour pricing. 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 1808 E. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/events/1802848210045469.

“Wet Hot American Summer.” Close out your summer with this summer camp classic. Set on the last day of camp, “Wet Hot American Summer” follows a group of counselors hilariously trying to wrap up unfinished business by day’s end — but needless to say, their plans don’t exactly go as expected. This movie party, as with any at the Alamo, will have interactive props for you to use during the film, including sticks of gum to chew, flutes to play during wedding ceremonies, and more. 10 p.m. Aug. 14. $15-$50. Alamo Ritz, 320 E. Sixth St. 512-861-7020, drafthouse.com.

Dining

The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery. The Driskill Hotel’s monthly beer dinner featuring the brews from a particular Texas brewery is featuring Cedar Park’s Whitestone Brewery this time and will have four courses paired with four of the beers, which include the Konverter Kolsch and Cedrela Hefeweizen. Just reserve your spot ahead of time; you’ll pay for the full meal after the dinner. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug 14. $40. 604 Brazos St. eventbrite.com/e/the-craft-series-at-1886-tickets-36089465563.

Coming up

Trailer Food Tuesday. It’s your final chance to stuff your face this summer at this food fest. The Long Center terrace will become the site for 16 of the city’s best food trucks to park and offer their wares. These include Burro Cheese Kitchen, Wholly Kabob, Dock & Roll Diner and, for dessert, the Cold Cookie Company. While you eat, live music by the Derailers will serenade you. 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 15. Free. The Long Center terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, trailerfoodtuesdays.com.



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