29th Annual Fossil Fest. With the theme of New Discoveries, this all-day event highlights fossils from in and around the Austin area. Activities include fossil identifications, the opportunity to interact one-on-one with University of Texas scientists, science educators and amateur and avocational paleontologists, a "Paleo Passport" educational quest for students, a hands-on fossil touch table and microscope, and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free-$3. Old Settler's Hall, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. austinpaleo.org/fest.html
F1 Music with Pink and Kool and the Gang. If you’re not into fast cars, attending these concerts might be an ordeal, but if you like Formula One racing (or you’re F1 curious), your three-day F1 wristbands include these concerts to rock your race weekend. On Saturday, pop superstar Pink, who’s renowned for adding exhilarating aerial acrobatics to her stage shows, will perform. Kool and the Gang will be on hand to “celebrate good times” after the race finals on Sunday. $65-$195. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. circuitoftheamericas.com — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Speedway on Domain BLVD. Can’t make it to the Circuit of the Americas for the F1 race? Here’s an alternative that might be even better, in a way: a next-generation augmented reality experience that you can participate in. Participants in this offering, held in partnership with Groove Jones, can select from two CGI scenes that will place them in a virtual Formula 1 environment creating the experience of what it’s like to speed around the track or celebrate in the winner’s circle. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. 11701 Domain Blvd. domainnorthside.com/events
Joseph Janson at Wally Workman Gallery. The majority of works in this show, the first for Janson at Wally Workman, are made entirely of wire. He expertly manipulates the wire into subtle shapes that allude to the human figure and seem to dance between two and three dimensions as they cast shadows on the wall. Opening reception: 4 to 7 p.m.Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 1. 1202 W. Sixth St. 512-472-7428, wallyworkmangallery.com.
Customer Appreciation Fair at the Natural Gardener. To celebrate the people who have kept the Natural Gardener in business since 1993, the nursery and gardening resource hosts an all-day event with free product giveaways, free classes, and tons of activities for children and adults alike. There will be live music by Steel Betty, pet adoptions, a self-guided scavenger hunt, carnival games and more. At one of two free classes offered, you just may get to pet a snake. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com/2019-fair/