Bee-yoncé Brunch at Trace. In honor of National Honey Bee Day, Trace at the W Austin is once again hosting a themed brunch. What better way to try and save the bees than with a party centered around the ultimate Queen Bee? Enjoy your favorite Beyoncé beats by DJ Kid Slyce along with specialty cocktails like the Spilled Tea, Rose One Drunk in Love and the Sorry I Ain’t Sorry boozy milkshake. Reservations are recommended. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, facebook.com/events/249101185923083/.
Taste of Taiwan Food Festival. Love Taiwan cuisine or wish you could explore its flavors? Now’s your chance. The Austin Taichung Sister Cities Committee will present this free fest offering tastes, night market-style, of Taiwanese dishes like spicy jelly noodles and braised pork rice. The afternoon will also feature a cooking demo by Chef Tony Huang and Chef Amo Liang and cultural performance shows. You can purchase food stamps on-site to try the food. 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road. austin-taichung.com.
Battleship Texas Day at Friends & Allies Brewing. Austinites can help to restore a historic battleship that served in two world wars and now serves as a museum in the Houston area. Friends & Allies is hosting one in a series of statewide Come and Save It awareness events for Battleship Texas, and the event will have a large battleship-shaped ice sculpture, a life-sized battleship game, $3 pints and more. Signing a petition while you’re there will aid in efforts to bring state funding to the battleship’s restoration. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Free. 979 Springdale Road. facebook.com/events/1916789598342011/.
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. Saturday. Free. 603 Sabine St. facebook.com/events/217526608955865/.
Rico Nasty at Stubb’s indoor. After a couple years steadily building buzz on the hip-hop underground, the 21-year-old rapper also known as Maria Kelly is about to break out. Her Atlantic records debut, "Nasty," dropped this summer and it’s exactly as rugged and raw as the title implies. She calls her style "sugar trap," but she wields the sweetness with a fury, performing with mosh pit-provoking punk rock intensity. Technically sold out. 9 p.m. doors Saturday. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith