Find Saturday revelry with Oktoberfest at Hops & Grain, more events


Nightlife

Hops & Grain’s 1st Oktoberfest. In celebration of the return of Hops & Grain’s O-Fest Märzen Lager, which was on a two-year hiatus, the East Austin brewery is throwing the first of three fall parties (the Halloween bash and anniversary party in October have become must-attend to-dos for local beer lovers). Costumes are encouraged at this one, too, so bring out your lederhosen or dirndl dress. There will be brats served with beer mustard or beer cheese. 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 507 Calles St. facebook.com/events/563270674076061/.

Art

Artists in Conversation: Jessica Stockholder and Robert Davidson. The Contemporary Austin is hosting a conversation with Stockholder and Davidson in celebration of the opening of their concurrent exhibitions, “Relational Aesthetics” and “U and Eye,” at the Jones Center. They’ll share the varied roots of their artistic inspirations and their mutual interests in color, form and abstraction, among other topics. 12:30 p.m. doors Saturday. Free. The Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.

“De/Construction.” The three-person exhibit at Davis Gallery featuring the works of Austin-based artists Joseph Hammer, Chun Hui Pak and Gabe Langholtz focuses on each artist’s particular ability to dismantle the subjects of their art and reimagine them into new, fascinating compositions. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 20. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.

Music

Viva Mexico! celebration at the Mexican American Cultural Center. The MACC hosts a concert remembering squeezebox savant Anthony Ortiz Jr., who died last summer after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was 24. Some of Ortiz Jr.’s favorite Mexican songs will be performed by his family’s band Mariachi Corbetas at the center’s Black Box Theater. Other featured musicians include accordionists Juan Diaz and Ricky Cabrera as well as pop-rock artist Lesly Reynaga, who recently earned the center’s Emerging Artist Award. Free. 5 p.m. Saturday. 600 River St. austintexas.gov/esbmacc. — Nancy Flores

A Night of Strait Country at the ABGB. Pearl-snap shirts will be starched and Wrangler jeans will be creased for one of the ABGB’s favorite events: a concert honoring the one and only George Strait. Expect star-studded performances from the Space in the Hole Band and special guests including Warren Hood, Emily Gimble and James Gwyn. Proceeds from the ticketed show will benefit the SIMS Foundation. 9 p.m. Saturday. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com/event/a-night-of-strait-country-2/.



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