1. Austin Pride Festival and Parade
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. festival, 8 to 11 p.m. parade Aug. 11. $17-$150. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse Segovia St. austinpride.org.
The main event of the annual Austin Pride Week is a daylong affair. First up is a bash at Fiesta Gardens, followed by a two-hour parade at night starting along Congress Avenue downtown. More than 400,000 people attended last year, and organizers expect an even bigger crowd this year. The fest will have live performances, inflatable games, carnival rides activities and more than 140 vendors. Austin Pride Fest entertainment is spread across two stages and features acts such as Cupcakke, Jody Watley and Rhonda Jewels. Tickets include a VIP option for the parade, but it’s otherwise free.
2. Ground Floor Theatre’s "There and Back"
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 25. $5-$45. 979 Springdale Road. groundfloortheatre.org.
Austin playwright Raul Garza’s new work, performed by Ground Floor Theatre, explores the current immigration crisis through a fictional lens: Gloria, traveling from her native Mexico to join her husband at a migrant farmworkers camp in the U.S., realizes there is a stark contrast between the American dream and her reality. A series of visits by a contemporary Virgen de Guadalupe offers Gloria a glimpse of her life and legacy in the context of various presidential eras.
3. Sip & Support with Texas Land Conservancy
5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. Circle Brewing, 2340 W. Braker Lane. circlebrewing.com/calendar.
North Austin brewery Circle is hosting the Texas Land Conservancy for a beer event that will shed light on the importance of land conservation, which preserves the health of the state’s water systems. Circle is also donating $1 of every beer sold at the event to the nonprofit. There is a perhaps surprising connection between craft beer and land conservation, after all — water is an important ingredient in beer, and it’s not just your drinking water that’s threatened as protected acreage dwindles. Your beer is, too.
4. Brownout at Scoot Inn
6:30 p.m. doors Aug. 11. $17. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com.
Austin Vida presents an evening of fantastic Latin music at the historic East Austin venue. The bill is helmed by Austin’s fiercest instrumental attack squad, Brownout, who followed up a solid 2017 collection of originals with "Fear of a Brown Planet," a brilliant take on the Public Enemy classic, this spring. Also on the roster are Chicago’s powerhouse quintet Dos Santos, Houston’s percussive electronica outfit Gio Chamba and Bang Data. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
5. "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" and "The Devil Wears Prada" at the Paramount Theatre
Noon Aug. 12. $12-$25. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
Pamper yourself all day with this double-header of female-fronted films for the Paramount’s annual Summer Classic Film Series. If you come a couple hours early to the "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" screening at 2 p.m., you can get a mini-manicure, martini and more. "The Devil Wears Prada" showing begins at 6 p.m.; arrive ahead of time for that one — or linger after the Audrey Hepburn film — to be one of the first to explore Kendra Scott’s fall collection, with 20 percent of all jewelry purchases going back to the Paramount.