Altatudes Fashion Showcase. In honor of the high-end clothing boutique’s one-year anniversary, enjoy a fall 2018-inspired fashion show, as well as fashion tips from owner Alta Y. Alexander, door prizes, DJ beats, bites and sips, and more. Plus, 10 percent of the day’s sales will be donated to Dress for Success, a nonprofit with the mission of promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women. The first hour of the afternoon is the fashion show. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 1717 E. Twelfth St. altatudes.com.
Theater & dance
Different Stages' Fall 2018 Fundraiser. How else would Different Stages host a fundraiser but with a staged reading of a Michel Tremblay play? The reading of "For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again" will feature Karen Jambon and Tom Chamberlain. The play is Tremblay's homage to his mother, who nurtured his imagination, his reclusive reading habits and his love for the theater and the arts but did not live to witness his first professionally produced work, "Les Belles-soeurs." The benefit is at a private residence whose address will be given upon ticket purchase. 8 p.m. Saturday. $30. diffstages.buyplaytix.com/reserve/different_stages_fall_2018_fundraiser.html.
Joshua Bell at the Long Center. Not into the music of ACL Fest? This celebrated violinist might be more your style. Bell, with a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, heads to the Long Center to play a program of Brahms, Grieg and Prokofiev (all of them violin sonatas) on his signature 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin. Accompanying him on piano is Sam Haywood. 8 p.m. Saturday. $39-$99. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
"Bella Italia!" The Austin Civic Orchestra opens its newest season, themed "Destination: Europe," with Ottorino Respighi’s masterwork "The Pines of Rome," along with the music of Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi and Antonio Vivaldi. Guest soloists Robert Cannon and Kyle Koronka, trumpeters with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, join the orchestra for this memorable performance. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $10-$15. Austin ISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd. 512-200-2261, austincivicorchestra.org/event/bella-italia/.
Big Co-op Fair at Wheatsville. Kick off National Co-op Month at this second annual event highlighting the 42-year-old Wheatsville's full-service, natural foods-focused cooperative grocery store model. The family-friendly fair includes a marching band performance by Ann Richards School, live DJ set by KOOP Radio, food samples from more than 25 local vendors such as NadaMoo! and Dos Lunas Cheese, and activities such as carnival rides and a rock climbing wall. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. 4001 S. Lamar Blvd. wheatsville.coop.