Summer of Beer: Local-Only Cider at Easy Tiger. Downtown beer bar Easy Tiger is hosting another night in this boozy series. The third installment in the Summer of Beer will feature a flight of three locally made, small-batch ciders: Texas Keeper Grafter Rosé, Argus Cidery Vinho Pearde and Austin Eastciders Rum Barrel-Aged Cider. Ciders can also be purchased individually. Future Summer of Beer events include a Celis Brewery flight on July 12. 4 p.m. July 5. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/160391664825781/.
The Austin Chamber Music Festival. The Austin Chamber Music Center’s annual summer celebration of chamber music returns with touring ensembles, a bevy of free concerts, workshops for students of all ages and more. The fest kicks off on Friday with an all-Mozart show as conducted by Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Peter Bay and featuring a piano performance by Austin Chamber Music Center’s artistic director, Michelle Schumann. 7:30 p.m. July 6; additional shows run through July 22. $12-$55. Bates Recital Hall, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. austinchambermusic.org.
Guided Garden Tour.Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, who will talk about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings his or her own interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 10 to 11 a.m. July 7 and additional dates. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.
Dog Day at Zilker Botanical Garden. We haven’t quite hit the dog days of summer, but the always dog-friendly Zilker Botanical Garden is hosting a special day for canines and their people to enjoy together nonetheless. Well-socialized, well-behaved pups on leash are welcome. Enjoy activities and amenities such as photo ops with your dog in the garden, cooling off stations and dog bowls throughout, educational talks about responsible pet etiquette and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7. $1-$3. 2220 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-8672, austintexas.gov/event/dog-day-zilker-botanical-garden.
2018 Woodland Faerie Trail Exhibit. Walk along a scenic trail in Zilker Botanical Garden to see all the faerie houses that have been created for this summer show. The whimsical designs of each house highlights native materials and plants found in Texas, such as local seeds, tree bark, twigs, stumps and shells. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Aug. 10. Free with $1-$3 admission. 2220 Barton Springs Rd. zilkergarden.org.