1. Georgetown's Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House
7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20. $5-$25. 312 Main St., Georgetown. visit.georgetown.org/nightmare-on-jail-hill-haunted-house/
The charming town north of Austin has a haunted side that will be shown off with a number of Halloween events this month. One of them is this haunted experience in Georgetown's Old Williamson County Jail, which is rumored to be haunted and, as a place that held prisoners from 1889 to 1990, is truly historic. All proceeds benefit the Brown Santa program. Time your visit right the first weekend to also participate in the Ghosts on the Square Tour, which will explore more ghostly happenings in the small town. The 9 p.m. tour times are scarier than the earlier ones.
2. The Property Brothers at BookPeople
4 p.m. Oct. 7. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com
Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott have come back to Austin. This time, though, it’s not to shoot an episode of their HGTV show “Property Brothers.” Instead, they’ll be at BookPeople to read “Builder Brothers: Big Plans.” The picture book is about two brothers who want to build something big. Will it be a castle? A treehouse? Or the ultimate doghouse for their two dogs? To attend, you must buy a voucher for $17.99, which is good for admission for four people and a copy of the book. — Nicole Villalpando
3. Pumpkin Beer Flights at Easy Tiger
11 a.m. Oct. 8-9. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/250186795640884/
What better way to get in the fall spirit than with an $8 flight of four pumpkin beers? The downtown beer bar has made these seasonal flights a yearly tradition and is bringing the special back to help you kick off your week. This year’s pumpkin brews are Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale and Breckenridge Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte. Each one will also be available a la carte. No reservations are accepted or needed.
4. Evenings Out: Viva Texas Vino
6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9. $25-$40. The Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Taste your way through some of Texas' best wines at this wine tasting tutorial with certified sommelier, author and Texas Monthly writer Jessica Dupuy. She'll walk participants through her most recent wine recommendations, and then they'll rotate through several winery stations, sipping such vintages as Brennan Vineyards Lily 2016, Lost Draw Cellars Malbec and Spicewood Sauvignon Blanc. It will all be paired with delicious bites.
5. David Byrne at Bass Concert Hall
8 p.m. Oct. 10. $60-$175. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org
Talking Heads were a launching pad but far from an endpoint to Byrne’s fascinating career, which this year has blossomed with the new album “American Utopia” and a creative stage show that has received raves everywhere he’s taken it. He’s playing both weekends of Austin City Limits Festival, but if you’re the type who prefers a seated theater environment to the crowded environs of Zilker Park, this show’s for you. — Peter Blackstock
6. "8 Women" at Ground Floor Theatre
8 p.m. Oct. 11-13. $10-$20. 979 Springdale Road, Suite 122. groundfloortheatre.buyplaytix.com/reserve/8_women.html
Le Bonnet Bleu Théâtre's first production, "8 Women," is a dark comedy in which a murder mystery is the catalyst for truths to be revealed and human pettiness exposed. In the 1950s, in a large country house, Suzon reunites with her family during Christmas break when her father, the master of the house, is found murdered, a knife in his back. The seven women from the household, soon joined by an unexpected guest, realize the culprit must be one of them.
7. Sugar Skull Workshop at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
10 a.m. Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. Free. 600 River St. facebook.com/events/293399874722565/
Sugar skull art is a pivotal element of Dia de los Muertos in Mexican culture. In this hands-on class, you'll learn more about its significance and that of the Mexican holiday, as well as how to create beautiful calaveras. Participants will also receive a sugar skull kit to decorate at home so they can continue the tradition beyond the workshop. Ages 4 and older are welcome, but anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.