“Come on down!” The “Price is Right” host and star of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and his own self-titled ABC sitcom (that show ran for nine years, folks) started out performing stand-up, and his appearance in Austin indicates he still does. In fact, he’s included on Comedy Central’s list of the hundred greatest stand-ups of all time. His act might contain profanity, I’m not sure (his autobiography sure did). I’m not sure what else to say about Carey — if you don’t know who he is, you probably shouldn’t go to comedy clubs. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. July 19; Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research Blvd. $30-$35. 512-467-2333, www.capcitycomedy.com.
— Dale Roe
21 and older
Some drinking-related events this weekend:
Banger’s Smoke Out Saturday. Boulevard Brewing Co. will be on site featuring their Smokestack series of beers. Live music, and midwest-themed barbecue plates for $15. Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday. 79 Rainey St. bangersaustin.com.
Montelobos Mezcal tastings at Stag. Taste samples of mezcal at the men’s clothing store at 1423 S. Congress Ave. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. www.stagaustin.com.
Summertime Tequila Fiesta. Author Lucinda Hutson will sign copies of her new book, “Viva Tequila!” Try her Jimador punch and taste Herradura tequilas (complementary punch and appetizers for the first 100 people). 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Santa Rita Cantina, 1206 W. 38th St. www.santaritacantina.com.
Bastille Day at Peché. $5 absinthe drinks (any absinthe on the menu), served with the traditional sugar cube and water drip, to celebrate the French holiday. $5 French 75’s also available. 5 p.m. to close Sunday. 208 W. Fourth St. www.pecheaustin.com.
— Emma Janzen
On sale Friday
Russell Brand at the Paramount Theatre. The irreverent British actor and comedian will bring his stand-up tour, “Messiah Complex,” which promises “dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other.” The Austin show is at 8 p.m. Sept. 26, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.austintheatre.org or by calling 512-474-1221.
More snow cones
Last week in our story on food to eat when it’s hot, including snow cones, we left off a location for one of Sweet Caroline’s trailers. If you’re near 7120 Burnet Road, you can stop by the trailer there for a cool treat.
A week away
Cocktails and Cupcakes. The Austin Food Blogger Alliance (Statesman writer Addie Broyles is a member) is bringing back this fundraising event for a second year, with drinks from Treaty Oak Distilling, T1 Tequila, and Hops and Grain, and themed cupcakes from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, SugaPlump Pastries, Swift’s Attic, Delish, Blue Note Bakery, Butter Stick Bakery, and Crema Bakery and Cafe. You’re encouraged to wear cocktail attire and must be 21 or older. Proceeds benefit ARC of the Capital Area. Tickets are $25 for alliance members and $35 for the public at austinfoodbloggers.org. 6 p.m. July 19 at Le Cordon Bleu at the Domain.
Next week in Austin360
Matthew Odam reviews Jeffrey’s, the longtime Clarksville restaurant that reopened earlier this year after an extensive reimagining led by co-owners Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman, who bought the majority stake in the restaurant from founders Ron and Peggy Weiss in 2011.