Dining


Andiamo Ristorante’s October Monthly Wine Dinner. The North Austin Italian restaurant hosts a fabulous, four-course menu and wine pairing, led by professional sommelier PierGiorgio Manna, that is inspired by the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Thanks to its coastal climate, it is one of the most fertile regions of Italy and well known for prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and Parmesan cheese. Reserve your spot by emailing andiamoitaliano@gmail.com or by calling. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29. $75. 2521 Rutland Drive. 512-719-3377, andiamoitaliano.com/events


Nightlife


Utopian Ale Disco Launch Party. Be among the first to try the new, limited festival beer for Utopia Fest at Zilker Brewing, which has canned it for the second year running. There will be a silent disco, tasty snacks from on-site food truck Spicy Boys and more. Utopia Fest returns Nov. 14-16 in Burnet, so this is an advanced tasting of the beer made for it. 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Zilker Brewing, 1701 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/394989287833402


Music


Tuesday Twilights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Enjoy your happy hours with fall flowers for the final time this year. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brought back its Tuesday Twilights series, during which it stays open late each week this autumn to offer live music, activities, signature cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, garden tours and more. Singer-songwriter Anna Larson closes out the series with a live performance. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29. $6-$12 admission. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org


Art


"Happiness Is a Journey" at Big Medium. The Big Medium show chronicles the daily life and art of Bear Lopez, a 60-year East Austin resident and a 20-year delivery man of the American-Statesman. He has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood and paper route in those years. With "Happiness," artists Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan bring the home and works of Lopez into the gallery while presenting the resilience of those who, like him, remain faithful and proud of their eastside roots. 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Nov. 24. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, #101. 512-939-6665, bigmedium.org


Coming up


South Congress Candy & Cocktail Crawl. On Halloween, stop by a handful of neighboring haunts for spooky specials and wicked sweets. Each witch-crafted cocktail comes in a limited edition vessel — collect them all or spells befall. (No, really, they are one-of-a-kind.) It’s all treats and no tricks here. The candy and cocktails from the participating venues, which include Jo’s, Hotel San Jose and Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, to be available until they disappear. 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Various locations. facebook.com/events/970919083256673