1. Umlauf After Dark
6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Free to $7. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org/umlauf-after-dark
The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is beautiful during the day, but it’s also lovely in a different way in the evening. This monthly event gives you access to the Umlauf after hours. On Tuesday, there will be live music from Will Taylor and Strings Attached, artwork and handmade goods from the Creative Arts Society, beer from Austin Beerworks, cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, lawn games and more.
2. 10th Annual Party on the Patio at Jack Allen’s Kitchen
6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4. $150. 7720 W. Highway 71. facebook.com/events/730511650777672
For the 10th year running, Jack Allen’s host a benefit for the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. A variety of fare will be on offer from the restaurant and sister spot Salt Traders Coastal Cooking. Expect drinks from Tito’s Vodka, Tequila 512, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Treaty Oak Distilling, Becker Vineyards and Thirsty Planet Brewing. Tunes from Duane and the Hipsters will keep the crowd dancing all night long.
3. Jenn Shapland at BookPeople
7 p.m. Feb. 4. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com
While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie. She recognizes herself in the letters’ language — but does not see Carson as history has portrayed her. “My Autobiography of Carson McCullers” is an audacious new form of nonfiction that remakes the boundaries between criticism, biography and autobiography in search of two identities.
4. “The Contemporary Print” at Big Medium
Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Feb. 15. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, No. 101. bigmedium.org
PrintAustin presents the seventh annual juried international exhibition at Big Medium. “The Contemporary Print” is a survey of traditional printmaking techniques and innovative approaches in contemporary printmaking. A number of artists in the field, including David Avery and Michelle Martin, were selected to be shown in the exhibition as juried by Claudia Zapata. PrintAustin’s annual festival is ongoing.