1. Hops for Houses Craft Beer Festival
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 29. $30-$75. Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor. facebook.com/events/219452615856484
Drink good beer to support an even better cause. This one-day event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County and features beer tastings from 25 craft breweries in Central and North Texas, including the Brewtorium, 12 Fox Beer Co. and Family Business Beer Co. General admission tickets get you eight beer sampling tickets to be exchanged for eight 3 oz. pours. VIP tickets come with additional perks. There will be a raffle, live music, food trucks and more.
2. “Hedda” with Austin Shakespeare
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through March 8. $18-$45. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
Gwendolyn Kelso plays the potent titular character in this new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, as staged by Austin Shakespeare. Hedda has returned from her honeymoon to a home that promises 1950s-era domestic bliss. But then the secret love of her youth competes for a professorship against her academic husband. Will Hedda succumb to forbidden desire or enjoy the breezy life of a model wife?
3. Bach n’ Beats at the North Door
8 p.m. Feb. 28. $25. 502 Brushy St. austinsymphony.org/events/bach-n-beats
What happens when classical music and electronic dance music come together? Well, you’re probably going to get something similar to this one-night-only mash-up show featuring a string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) made up of Austin Symphony Orchestra musicians who will perform a classical work and then transition into a mash-up by one of three DJs.
4. Nature Day at Elisabet Ney Museum
1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 29. Free. 304 E. 44th St. austintexas.gov/event/elisabet-neys-nature-day-0
Celebrate Austin’s prolific flora and fauna with nature and art activities, games, owl talk, sapling giveaways and more. The hands-on art projects will be produced by artists Barbara Attwell and Calder Kamin. Additional participating organizations include Texas Beeworks, TreeFolks and Austin Bat Refuge. Ney was a devout naturalist, drawing artistic inspiration from her Central Texas environment.
5. Eliza Gilkyson & Carrie Rodriguez at One World Theatre
7 p.m. March 1. $20-$93. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org
Billed together here as “Las Hijas de Cancion,” these two well-traveled Austin singer-songwriters teamed up for this show at least partly because both are daughters of renowned folk musicians (Terry Gilkyson and David Rodriguez). Gilkyson has a new album coming out next month, while Rodriguez has lately been on a roll with her monthly “Laboratorio” series of collaborative shows at Cactus Cafe. — Peter Blackstock