Sunset Waves at the Line Austin. Bid adieu to summer with Austin’s newest hotel. Sunset Waves is a poolside DJ series, produced in conjunction with iconic music venue the Mohawk, that is geared especially toward locals. Tobacco, a DJ and frontman of the popular Philadelphia rock band Black Moth Super Rainbow, will be providing the beats. Paletas and alcoholic Otter Pops will be available. Capacity to the evening pool party is limited; RSVP ahead of time at the link. 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 111 E. Cesar Chavez St. sunsetwaves.splashthat.com.
Joyce Howell at Wally Workman Gallery. Wally Workman’s sixth solo show with Howell displays the artist’s abstract oil paintings. Howell’s use of color has always been inspired by nature and its flux between calm and chaos. Each color and the mark by which it is applied to the canvas informs the next. Colors give the impression of physical weight. Colors become instruments, much as in a musical composition. As the work progresses, the painting becomes collaborative, a dialogue between Howell and the canvas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 1. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Ninja Sex Party at ACL Live. Comedy band Ninja Sex Party is ready to shake your booty and make you laugh. In that order. Yeah, the NSP may be NSFW, but with over a million subscribers on YouTube, the chart-topping group just might be onto something. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available. 8 p.m. Aug. 14. $29.75. 310 W. Second St. acl-live.com/calendar/ninja-sex-party. — Brently Heilbron
Maria Dahvana Headley at BookPeople. This is "Beowulf" as you’ve never read before. New York Times bestselling author Headley has written a modern retelling of the literary classic. Set in American suburbia, "The Mere Wife" is about two mothers — a housewife and a battle-hardened veteran — who fight to protect those they love. One lives within the self-sustaining suburb of Herot Hall, the other just outside of it. Headley will discuss the novel and sign it afterward. 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Waller Creek Pub House’s 4th Annual Grand Opening. The downtown beer bar is throwing an all-day party to celebrate its anniversary with live music and special brews. Josh Pearson (of Alive One, HeartByrne and Moving Matter) will play two sets in late afternoon, and throughout the festivities, you can enjoy beers like Founders KBS, Real Ale Benedictum 2016, Cascade Bourbonic Plague and more. Plus, Waller Creek Pub is roasting a whole goat and will have cabrito Frito pie and more related specials. Noon. Aug. 18. Free. 603 Sabine St. facebook.com/events/217526608955865/.