Parkside Projects’ Beverage Class Series: Rum. Before there was ever bourbon to call as the United States’ very own spirit, colonial America was getting tipsy off rum. Learn about the histories and flavor profiles of this versatile Caribbean spirit at Parkside, where Backspace general manager Rachelle Fox and Parkside assistant general manager Krista Church will lead the boozy exploration. (Backspace is the small eatery behind Parkside owned by the same chef, Shawn Cirkiel). Hors d’oeuvres will be served to enjoy throughout the seminar. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. $32.50. 301 E. Sixth St. parkside.ticketbud.com/rum-class.
Flavor Tripping at Vox Table. Vox Table’s executive chef Joe Anguiano, pastry chef Tim Roberts and beverage director Madelyn Kay will lead diners on a journey of the senses with this five-course meal and beverage pairings. Expect your tastebuds to be "tested" first before embarking on the feast. Proceeds benefit the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s educational programs. 7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29. $100. 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. #2140. facebook.com/events/228210651036939.
Big Mega Workout at the Long Center. Bootcamp chain Camp Gladiator is closing out the Long Center’s All Summer Long events series with a free workout. Leave your weights at home and join many other Austinites for some fierce exercise using the grounds and architecture of the Long Center. If it’s raining, Big Mega Workout will take place anyway, at the Fulmore Middle School gym on South Congress Avenue. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Free. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
"Elements: Rock, Steel, Felt, Wax" at Davis Gallery. This four-person group show is focused on a set of specific natural materials: rock, steel, felt and wax. The artists participating in the exhibit each represent one of the four materials. Giota Vorgia’s meticulously painted canvases depict stones, while Randall Reid’s abstract collages are fabricated out of discarded metals. Barbara Atwell’s richly symbolic sculptures are made from wool, and Annie Darling’s emotional encaustic paintings represent wax. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 7. 837 W. Twelfth St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com.
LeRoi Brothers, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s. Hump day at Antone’s has been reliably one of the best nights of the week since the club reopened. The bulletproof anchor is an early-show residency with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bassist Tommy Shannon’s outfit, now with the added bonus of a set by storied blues-rock songwriter Bill Carter. The late show features a rotating cast of Antone’s favorites, this week’s choice being the LeRoi Brothers. Admission is $10 for the 6:30 p.m. early show on Aug. 30; get in free for the LeRois’ 10 p.m. set as part of a monthlong celebration of Antone’s Record Shop’s 30th birthday. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — Peter Blackstock