Lisa Loeb, Dizzy at Scoot Inn. In town to play children’s music on the Austin Kiddie Limits stage at ACL Fest, Loeb thankfully added this official ACL Late Night Show to give fans a chance to hear some of the great pop music she’s made since the early 1990s. “Stay (I Missed You)” was the chart-topping smash, but there’s also lots to love on subsequent albums such as 1995’s “Tails,” 2002’s “Hello Lisa” and last year’s “Lullaby Girl.” Opening act Dizzy had an auspicious Austin debut earlier this year at South by Southwest. $22. 6 p.m. doors Oct. 8. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
Hopsimath Beer School at the Brewer's Table. Now's your chance to learn more about the science behind the suds you love so much in this four-week educational course guided by Laura Christie, certified cicerone. Each one-hour class will focus on specific elements of beer and brewing, starting with Monday's look at beer history and the brewing process. A special recommended flight of 3 beers will complement each lesson, along with sensory materials and information to take home. You can go to one or all of the workshops. 6:45 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 29. $12 each class. eventbrite.com/e/hopsimath-beer-school-at-the-brewers-table-tickets-50869403756.
Pumpkin Beer Flights at Easy Tiger. 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. 11 a.m. Oct. 8-9. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/250186795640884/.
Theater & dance
"Pareidolia, An Evening of Site Specific Metamorphic Puppetry." Esther's Follies veteran performer Shaun Branigan has been creating and performing as a puppeteer in his time off stage at Esther's for over a decade. In this underground performance, Branigan's work will be seen in an intimate setting and will focus on a series of object-puppetry vignettes. For tickets and location of the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are required to attend. 8 p.m. Oct. 8, 15-16. $20 recommended at the door. shaunbraniganpuppets.com/pareidolia.
The Films of Ed Ruscha at the Harry Ransom Center. Have you explored the exhibit of pop artist Ed Ruscha's work on display at the Ransom Center? Now enjoy this rare opportunity to see a trio of Ruscha's films: "Premium," "Miracle" and "The Books of Ed Ruscha." 7 p.m. Oct. 11. 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu/events/.