Recreation

Pints & Poses at Hyatt Regency Austin. A good life’s all about balance, right? Find it with this serene evening of yoga and a beer. The monthly vinyasa flow yoga class returns with live meditative music from local yoga DJ Trey Tarwater and instruction by Ferny Barcelo and Zuzu Perkal. (Bring your own mat.) Following the class, participants will receive a coupon for a complimentary draft beer at a pop-up bar at the hotel’s Southwest Bistro restaurant, near the foyer of the Texas Ballroom where yoga will be located. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Free. 208 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-1234, austin.hyatt.com.

Art

"Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance." This Ransom Center exhibit provides an extensive look into the works of American artist Ed Ruscha, known for his influence with the pop art movement. You’ll explore his book design and production via photographs, drawings and prints alongside archival production materials, preliminary sketches and notebooks. Ruscha’s work explores themes such as the manufactured romance of Hollywood. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays), noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 6. Free. 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.

Nightlife

The Austin Bar Spelling Bee at Spider House Cafe & Ballroom. Think you’re a spelling savant? Try out your skills by yourself or with a team of two to four people for the chance to win cool prizes. Trivia 512 is producing the competition and promises a wide range of words you’ll have to stumble through, from spelling bee go-tos like "amygdala" to more obscure terms such as Russian historical figures like Dostoevsky. 8 p.m. Mondays. Free. 2908 & 2906 Fruth St. facebook.com/events/205558653383862/.

Coming up

Movies in the Park. The Austin Park Foundation’s film series bringing beloved movies to neighborhood parks across town continues with a screening of "10 Things I Hate About You." The 1999 movie stars Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles as two high school seniors in the modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s "The Taming of the Shrew." You can grab dinner beforehand from food trucks, including Garbo’s, Taco Flats and Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. Martin Multipurpose Fields, 1621 Nash Hernandez Sr. Road. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.

"The Grapes of Wrath." Frank Galati’s groundbreaking adaptation of John Steinbeck’s masterpiece of American literature — about the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the promise of California, in pursuit of the American dream — gets the City Theatre treatment. The play remains a soaring and deeply moving affirmation of the power of the human spirit. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.

14th Annual Bat Fest. Austin has a deep, abiding love for the 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that emerge from beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. To celebrate these unofficial mascots of ours, head to the bridge, which is being shut down for the evening and will have two stages with live music, more than 50 arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and more. VIP tickets get you perks such as access to the front row of the main music stage. 4 p.m. to midnight Aug. 18. $15-$200. Congress Avenue Bridge, 100 S. Congress Ave. roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest/.