Marty Willson-Piper, Salim Nourallah at Cactus Cafe. As a key member of Australian band the Church, guitarist and songwriter Willson-Piper soared to great heights in the 1980s. Since then he’s released a string of solo albums, drawing in a following that’s as devoted to him as to Church singer Steve Kilbey, and perhaps more so. Nourallah, from Dallas, is a pop songwriter and producer who’s worked with the Old 97’s and others. Laish opens. $20-$25. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — Peter Blackstock
International Sherry Week at Whisler's. Want to know more about the fortified wine from Spain? It's not just your grandma's drink, with craft cocktail bars across the country, like Whisler's, bringing it into the spotlight. It's getting extra love with International Sherry Week, which runs through Oct. 14 this year as a worldwide celebration of sherry. Whisler's will have three sherry cocktails, created by bartender Bret Esler, and a percentage of each drink sold goes toward the Austin Animal Center. 2 p.m. Oct. 13-14. Free. 1816 E. Sixth St. whislersatx.com.
Independence Brewing 14th Anniversary Party. 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. 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. 4 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13. 3913 Todd Lane, Suite 607. independencebrewing.com.
Dave Lowell at Art on 5th. The native Austinite has been making his mark on the streets of Austin and around the country for nearly a decade as a top graffiti and mural artist. His work will be shown solo for the first time at Art on 5th. Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 9. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Suite C. 110-B. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.
Hotel Ella's Fancy Tailgate Series. Want to get a little fancy while you get ready to cheer on the Longhorn football team this fall? Hotel Ella’s Fancy Tailgate Series returns for one final time with this home game against the Baylor Bears. Each tailgate starts three hours before kickoff and features a buffet by Goodall’s Kitchen, specialty cocktails as well as beer and wine, shuttles to and from the stadium, live music, pregame broadcasts on the hotel’s front lawn and, finally, bubbly out of the Champagne Supply Co. truck. 4 p.m. Oct. 13. $55-$265. 1900 Rio Grande St. 2018fancytailgatesatella.splashthat.com.