1. "Over the Lege Part 3: Return of the Legi(slature)"
8 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 2 p.m. Oct. 14. $15-$20. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
The only political comedy satire variety show based entirely on the goings-on of the Texas Legislature returns to the stage. Created and hosted by long-term legislature staffer Stephanie Chiarello, the show features comedy sketches, musical numbers and improvisations that both entertain and educate about the state's politics. There are two parts to the show; the second act is an interview with a Texas political celebrity: Wendy Davis on Oct. 12, Mike Collier on Oct. 13 and State Sen. Kirk Watson on Oct. 14.
2. Pink Wine Walk with Komen Austin
5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. facebook.com/events/328993524333284/.
Paint the night pink with the Hill Country Galleria, which has teamed up with Komen Austin in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The monthly Wine Walk in October will have, as usual, wine samples, light bites, complimentary swag bags and a chance to shop from the galleria merchants. Special this time is the Komen Austin booth halfway through the Wine Walk, where you can learn about breast cancer research. There will also be a barre3 workout on the lawn.
3. Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta at ABGB
7 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. 1305 W. Oltorf St. theabgb.com.
Hickoids ringmaster Jeff Smith came up with this cheeky Austin City Limits Music Festival alternative years ago, for those who prefer their music well on the underground side of the big event in Zilker. Friday’s show is day three of the series, which began the previous weekend and continues with a Saturday show at Lost Well. This one’s arguably the best of the bunch, with the cornpone-rockin’ Hickoids themselves sharing the bill with longtime Austin punkers Pocket FishRmen plus Misty White, Harvey McLaughlin and Jean Caffeine. — Peter Blackstock
4. Independence Brewing 14th Anniversary Party
4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 3913 Todd Ln. Ste. 607. independencebrewing.com.
One of Austin's oldest breweries is celebrating its 14th birthday with a party that will have, appropriately, 14 beers — all of them, a mix of special pilot brews and core variants, being kept under wraps until the bash. The evening also features a live music show by the Guy Forsyth Band starting at 7:30 p.m. The theme of the party is "14-karat gold," so come dressed in your best gold finery. The party is free, but you can purchase a $14 ticket to reserve a commemorative glass and three beers.
5. "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design" opening day at the Blanton Museum
1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 14. $5-$12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org/exhibition/making-africa-a-continent-of-contemporary-design.
"Making Africa," showcasing the work of more than 120 artists and designers, illustrates how African design accompanies and fuels economic, social and political change in the continent. Through sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics and more, the show presents Africa as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. It will be on display through Jan. 6.