Wine and dine and more things to do this week

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Wine and dine and more things to do this week

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Juliet will host a special dinner with Italian wines from Batasiolo. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Nightlife

Pinthouse Pizza’s Cellar Series. On the first Monday of every month this year, the brewpub has been tapping a rare keg of delicious beer from the Pinthouse cellar. For the 11th installment, Pinthouse Pizza is featuring the 2014 Firestone Walker Parabola Russian Imperial Stout, a barrel-aged beast routinely ranked as among the best beers in the world. It’ll only be available in 12-ounce and flight pours and is not expected to be on tap long. 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. 4729 Burnet Road. facebook.com/events/1492201224189535/.

Music

Mystery Monday Fifth Anniversary at El Mercado Backstage. Helping original Mystery Monday musician Christine Albert and her co-host Bill Kirchen to celebrate will be Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bill Hearne and South Dakota’s Tom Peterson (celebrating a new CD). Albert started the weekly gig in 2012 with Sarah Lee Campbell. Campbell died a year later, but the show continued and became so popular that El Mercado built a larger stage with a new sound system. There will be priority seating for dinner guests. Dinner seating 5:30 p.m., music begins 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. 1302 S. First St. elmercadorestaurant.com. — Peter Blackstock

Art

“The Afterlife of Artifacts” at Davis Gallery. This exhibit explores five Austin artists’ power to reanimate forgotten objects into extraordinary works of art. The featured artists test the limits of what’s conventionally defined as fine art by incorporating everything from the high voltage parts of old transmitters to beautifully worn metal scraps found on the streets of Austin. These reclaimed objects help the artists investigate questions of life, time, decay and rebirth. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 25. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.

Books

An Evening with Jason Segel. The actor and author is headed to the Alamo South Lamar to talk about his new book, “Otherworld.” Segel and his co-author Kristen Miller are no strangers to bookstore shelves. The duo’s middle grade series “Nightmares!” already tops best-seller lists. “Otherworld,” the first book in a planned trilogy, is their first foray into the young adult bracket and promises some “Black Mirror”-esque sci-fi thrills and adventure for the young adult set. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Technically sold out. 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. drafthouse.com.

Coming up

Batasiolo Wine Dinner at Juliet Italian Kitchen. The Barton Springs Road restaurant is hosting a multi-course dinner with Italian wines from Batasiolo, which makes its famed beverage within the prized Barolo wine-growing area. Courses include grilled shrimp with pesto aioli and blistered grape tomatoes paired with 2012 Batasiolo Roero Arneis. Batasoiolo brand ambassador Stefano Poggi will be present to talk about the authentic Italian winery. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7. $75. 1500 Barton Springs Road. eventbrite.com/e/batasiolo-wine-dinner-tickets-39273618450.

Juli Berwald at BookPeople. Seamlessly blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Berwald’s “Spineless” follows the former ocean scientist as she pursues the slippery story of jellyfish, an ocean enigma with no centralized brain. Along the way, she rediscovers her passion for marine science and the sea’s imperiled ecosystems. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com.

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