1. White Linen Night
6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. $55-$85. Second Street District in downtown Austin. 2ndstreetdistrict.com/whitelinen/.
The sixth annual block party featuring bites from some of Austin’s favorite downtown restaurants returns to benefit SAFE and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance this weekend. Featured eateries include Le Politique, Forthright, Lonesome Dove and She’s Not Here, a Pacific Asian restaurant not yet open in the former Malaga space. Pair their dishes with wine pairings and beer from 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Austin soul musician Tameca Jones will provide the beats. VIP tickets grant access to the after-party at the W Austin.
2. Summer of Beer at Easy Tiger
4 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. easytigeraustin.com/calendar.
The penultimate installment of Easy Tiger’s summer celebration of craft beer is, fittingly, on IPA Day. There’s only one way to pay homage to the hoppy style in Austin — with a tap takeover of Pinthouse Pizza IPAs. Taste Hazed & Confused and This Is Juice from Pinthouse Burnet and Electric Jellyfish and Island Kitty from Pinthouse Lamar. You can order them individually as full pours or all together in a flight. The final Summer of Beer event, on Aug. 9, will feature Avery Brewing.
3. A’lante Flamenco’s "Anochecer"
8 p.m. Aug. 3-4. $18. Ground Floor Theater, 979 Springdale Road. alanteflamenco.com.
Flamenco is a Spanish art form ideal for performing at night — with darkness serving as the proper backdrop for the raw, emotional experience that flamenco provides. There’s a word in Spanish for that special moment when sunset meets starry night: "Anochecer." It doubles as the name of A’lante Flamenco’s weekend show. The magical performances chronicle the stillness before the storm — the storm of pulsing clapping, rapid-fire footwork, piercing voices and heartbreaking guitar.
4. Omar Apollo at Barracuda
Doors at 9 p.m. Aug. 4. $13-$15. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com.
The young singer-songwriter from Indiana was a wayward college dropout when he started releasing soulful bedroom pop on Soundcloud roughly a year ago. With Spanglish ballads that layer lovesick lyricism dripping with heart-on-sleeve sincerity over sunny meandering guitars, he started racking streams in the tens of thousands. He’s been remixing the songs for a larger release, and this debut U.S. tour will probably be your last chance to catch him in such an intimate venue. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
5. H-E-B Free First Sunday at the Bullock Museum
12 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-4629, thestoryoftexas.com.
Live up to the state motto of Texas — friendship — with family-centric activities at this month’s Free First Sunday event, which features art, music and learning how to be a friend to all. The activities include collaborating with friends on a weaving project, taking a parent-child music class with Mi Casa Es Tu Casa to introduce and reinforce Spanish, and testing your knowledge about local wildlife with Austin Wildlife Rescue. Plus, you can explore all three floors of the Bullock exhibiting state artifacts.