1. "The Legend of Big Bend"
8 p.m. July 20. $21. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470, austintheatre.org.
Indie classical group Montopolis transforms West Texas tales into songs in this first-ever concert inspired by Big Bend National Park. The performance weaves science, history, poetry and personal stories into music inspired by the land and the people who have walked it. There will also be breathtaking video that captures the epic grandeur of the vast desert wilderness. "The Legend of Big Bend" takes the group, led by Justin Sherburn, back to its roots as an indie chamber orchestra, combining Austin Symphony players with seasoned rock musicians.
2. Libation Bible School at Drink.Well
2 to 4 p.m. July 15. $25. 207 E. 53rd St. eventbrite.com/e/libation-bible-school-a-six-part-cocktail-spirits-history-series-tickets-47527161018.
North Loop bar Drink.Well is offering a very different sort of church gathering on certain Sundays starting this weekend with the Libation Bible School. It’s a six-part series about the world’s booze that kicks off with a crash course of sorts about cocktail history, beginning with its 19th century origins. Every class cost includes two cocktails and a guided spirits flight. You’ll also get tips on how to create these drinks at home. Leading Libation Bible School is Drink.Well owner Jessica Sanders.
3. "Figure, Flora, Fauna" at Gallery at Atelier 1205
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 5. 1205 E. Cesar Chavez St. atelier1205.com.
Local ceramic artists Claire Bresette and Jennifer Hill are displaying their contrasting work as part of a new show at the East Austin gallery. Bresette, a yearly participant in Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour, explores discordant imagery within patterns in "Figure, Flora, Fauna," while Hill, a teacher at area art centers including the Contemporary Austin’s art school at Laguna Gloria, is inspired by the luscious flora and textures of the sea.
4. Trailer Food Tuesday
5 to 9 p.m. July 17. Free. The Long Center Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive. trailerfoodtuesdays.com.
Austin’s all-enduring love affair with food trucks is on full display with this returning summer tradition. Trailer Food Tuesday features a variety of rotating food trucks parked outside the Long Center. This month, grab bites and sips from participants including Kesos Taco House, Dock & Roll Diner, Stacked Sliders and Avalanche Blast Shaved Ice. There also will be live music from DJ Shani, Annabelle Chairlegs and the Selfless Lovers. Local breweries will provide the beer.
5. Blues on the Green
8 p.m. July 18. Free. Zilker Park, 2115 Lou Neff Road. kgsr.com.
"We really wouldn’t exist without this city," Wild Child’s lead singer Kelsey Wilson said during an "Austin City Limits" taping last month. Austin shares the effusive love for the Central Texas crew. Staff writer Omar Gallaga reported the band’s "giddy energy — not always captured on the studio versions of its songs — crackled," at the "ACL" taping. We expect the sparks will also fly in Zilker Park. Los Coast also performs. You can pick up a parking pass for $15. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
6. Craft at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden
6:30 p.m. July 19. $30 for members, $35 for guests. 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org/craft.
Craft is an adult art program at the Umlauf combining two of Austin’s favorite things — craft cocktails and local art — for an evening of drinking and creating.? The workshop this time around will focus on blind contouring, a drawing technique involving the artist not looking at their page or removing their pencil from the page while they draw the subject. Participants will then have the option to turn their drawing into a 3-D wire sculpture. The Umlauf recommends signing up with a friend.
7. Austin Eastciders Lemon Ginger Launch Party
4 to 8 p.m. July 21. Free with RSVP. Fareground, 111 Congress Ave. do512.com/aeclemongingerlaunchparty.
Austin Eastciders’ newest series of ciders, Maker’s Stash, launched earlier in July to offer experimental riffs on its traditional-style cider. Taste the first beverage in this series, the Lemon Ginger Cider, at this party featuring limited lemon ginger food pairings from each restaurant at Fareground, Austin’s first food hall. Plus, the evening promises live music and a couple of pop-up shops featuring vintage clothing by Strange Magic and local handmade jewelry by Chasing Indigo.