Mongers’ Girard Wine Dinner. The arrival of fall means that seafood restaurant Mongers Market + Kitchen is bringing back its wine dinners. The first one features the legendary Napa Valley winery Girard. Enjoy five courses expertly paired by Chef Shane Stark to complement these remarkable reds and whites — pairings that include Rhode Island wild striped bass with the Girard Chardonnay. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the restaurant to make a reservation. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $95. 2401 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-215-8972, mongersaustin.com.
"Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos." This Mexic-Arte Museum show displays its 35-year quest to share and expand the public’s knowledge about Day of the Dead, in an annual tradition that has become a celebration of Mexican and Mexican-American life and culture. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org.
Alejandro Escovedo y Don Antonio at Continental Club. The only thing certain about former Austinite Escovedo’s music is that he’ll always be reaching for new territory somewhere on the horizon. With "The Crossing," released last week on Yep Roc Records, he teamed with the renowned Italian band for a concept album about two immigrants on the Texas border, drawing from his own family experience (his father immigrated from Mexico as a young child). Escovedo has played the Continental countless times in his four-decade career, but this one promises to be something new and different. 10 p.m. Sept. 24. $10. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — Peter Blackstock
"The Color of Pomegranates." Russian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov’s biography of American troubadour Sayat Nova unfolds as an intoxicating, opulent tableaux. It’s a movie, full of dream-like flourishes of jump-cuts and a collage-like soundtrack, that is at once modern and classic, completely untethered by time. Recently restored as close to the original as possible, "The Color of Pomegranates" is, just like the fruit, something to be savored. 7:15 p.m. Monday. $11.25. 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.org.
Anne Bogel at BookPeople. The popular blogger and host of the "What Should I Read Next?" podcast offers a charming, relatable and highly readable essay collection for book lovers everywhere, examining the magical and maddening aspects of the reading life. "I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life" is the perfect literary companion for everyone who feels that way. She’ll talk about the book and sign it at the author appearance. 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Bruce Bruce at Cap City Comedy Club. Nobody loses it quite like Bruce Bruce, the former host of BET’s "ComicView" and constant go-to comic for Martin Lawrence, Mike Epps and Steve Harvey’s respective tours. Can you name another comic who’s been named-checked by the Ying Yang Twins in their song "Salt Shaker"? Nope. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29, 10 p.m. Sept. 28-29. $28-$33. 8120 Research Blvd. Ste. 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com. — Brently Heilbron