1. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite at Stubb’s outdoor
7 p.m. doors Sept. 4. $43-$45. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.
A generation apart, blues harmonica legend Musselwhite and eclectic songwriter-guitarist Harper found enough common ground on their 2013 collaboration "Get Up!" to end up with a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. They also apparently enjoyed it enough for a second go-round: Earlier this year, the influential label Anti- released "No Mercy in This Land." On their own they’re both treasured American artists, but together they’ve created something special that starts deep within the blues yet reaches beyond it. — Peter Blackstock
2. Umlauf After Dark
6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Rd. umlaufsculpture.org/umlauf-after-dark.
The 5th annual Poems for Peace will be the main event of this latest evening installment of the Umlauf’s monthly series. Poems for Peace, hosted by Peace Day Austin, features impassioned poets, actors and advocates sharing inspiring works of original poetry and published works. Relax in the tranquil twilight setting of the sculpture garden while listening to the participants, who include Wendi Aarons, a humorist and blogger, and Rudy Ramirez, associate artistic director at the Vortex.
3. Soul Waves at the Line Austin
7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 4. Free. 111 E. Cesar Chavez St. soulwaves.splashthat.com.
The chic hotel is extending its popular poolside DJ series every week in September. This residency will be hosted by DJ Expo, who runs the wildly sought-after DJ series Motown on Mondays in Los Angeles and will have drink specials and batched cocktails galore. The first Soul Waves on Tuesday is themed to showcase Motown and Detroit Soul music; future ones will play Afro and Latin sounds and more. RSVP to attend, but show up early: RSVPs do not guarantee entry to the event.
4. Lake Austin Ales Launch Party
5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Free. Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/1981266815258424/.
Be among the first to hop aboard a new Austin brewery. Lake Austin Ales is debuting with a line of beers that lovers of hazy, juicy IPAs will want to get their hands on. Head to Easy Tiger to meet head brewer Kris Gray and others with the brewery — and also try out the two beers. There’s the Juicy IPA, which was double dry-hopped with more than 250 pounds of tropical hop blends; Lake Austin Ales has also made the Juicy Double IPA with even more pounds of citrusy hops and lupulin powder.