Mega Mutt Monday at Banger’s.The monthly dog-friendly evening will be both spooky and adorable the day before Halloween. Banger’s will be hosting a puppy costume contest and hopes to see some terrific entries. There will be all-day happy hour, although the event doesn’t kick off until 6 p.m. Monday. Dog-related vendors like Fabulous Paws, Phydeaux and Friends, and Pints for Pups will be selling their wares and services. Free. 79 Rainey St. bangersaustin.com.
The War and Treaty at Mohawk indoor. You know how you occasionally hear about some major musical talent who once played on a Monday night at a small club in your town, before their career went into the stratosphere? This is one of those nights. Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount-Trotter, who record as the War and Treaty and recently released their debut EP "Down to the River," might be the most powerful thing to hit soulful Americana music since the Staple Singers. 8 p.m. doors Oct. 30. $10. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
"Lost Souls: Paintings & Monoprints." Langford’s phantasmagorical and allegorical paintings have been a mainstay at Yard Dog Art Gallery for 21 years, and he’ll be showing off both monoprints and paintings in this return. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 26. 1510 S. Congress Ave. 512-912-1613, yarddog.com.
Cheesy Takeover at Hops & Grain Brewing. Antonelli’s Cheese is crashing the East Austin brewery for their first-ever "cheese-y takeover," a night pairing beer and cheese. Participants will get all the comforts of a typical Antonelli’s Cheese class, including six cheeses from various styles and milk types, accompanied by olives, nuts and Easy Tiger bread. There will be a number of additional pairings like chutneys and charcuterie, but no doubt the most exciting pairing is the beer. Hops & Grain will have four pours available. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. $45. 507 Calles St. eventbrite.com/e/cheese-y-takeover-at-hops-and-grain-brewery-6-cheeses-6-beers-tickets-38089069432.
"Stranger Things" Halloween Bash and Goat Roast. Head downtown to Frank in your costume for this "Stranger Things"-themed Halloween party (which doesn’t actually require you to dress up like a "Stranger Things" character). The night will feature an upstairs tiki lounge, a "Stranger Things"-themed menu, a complimentary roasted goat, costume contest, raffles and live music. "Stranger Things" recently returned for season two on Netflix. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Free. 407 Colorado St. facebook.com/events/122673655067336.
"78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene." This documentary provides an in-depth look at the iconic and taboo-shattering shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s "Psycho" (made up of 78 setups and 52 cuts). The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball — the scene forever changed the world of cinema, redefining what was acceptable in on-screen violence. 1:10 and 3:50 p.m. Oct. 30. $10.70. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. drafthouse.com.