Austin Fermentation Festival. At a new venue this weekend, you’ll find more than a dozen workshops on fermented food and beverages from Texas Cider Keeper, Hector Gonzalez, Kate Payne and Srsly Chocolate’s Bob Williamson, as well as samples from local chefs and vendors. They’ll have live music and a silent auction, too. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Austin Central Library and Seaholm EcoDistrict lawn, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/events/254024841830626/. — Addie Broyles
"My heaven and hell are the same." The rugged terrain of Iceland was the inspiration for Shawn Camp's exhibition at Gallery Shoal Creek. Camp recently returned from an artist residency at the creative center in Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland, an experience that took him in a new direction with a series of works on paper. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Nov. 18. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-454-6667, galleryshoalcreek.com.
The Hotel Ella Salon Series: "Thursday Night Lights" with Michael Hurd. Hear the little known story of African American high school football in Texas with guest speaker Hurd. In his book, "Thursday Night Lights," Hurd pays tribute to the football programs that produced championship teams and exceptional players and lifted up a community during a time of segregation. RSVP to reserve your spot. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St. hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com.
Fall Music on Main. Round Rock's first installment of this family-friendly series in the fall (it's held annually each spring) continues with a show featuring Austin favorite Suzanna Choffel. In addition to the live music, the cozy evening will have snow cones, food vendors from downtown Round Rock establishments, a face painter and balloon artist. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 East Main St. roundrocktexas.gov/event/fall-music-on-main/.
Movies in the Park: "Practical Magic." A quintessential Halloween films, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, screens under a starry sky as part of the Austin Parks Foundation's free movie series showing off local parks. Garbo's and Casey's New Orleans Snowballs will be on-site. 7:15 p.m. Thursday. Palm Park, 601 E. Third St. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.
Spooktacular at the Bullock Museum. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls are welcome at the annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. Activities at the after-hours event include scientific fun with Girlstart, a dance and sing-along to live music from the Que Pastas and photo booth poses in your costume. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Saturday, Oct. 27
The Texas Book Festival. Austin's biggest literary bonanza returns to the grounds and building of the Texas State Capitol this weekend with author readings and signings, children's book story time and other related activities. Featured writers this year include Sandra Cisneros, Meg Gardiner, Wyatt McSpadden and many, many more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. 1100 Congress Ave. texasbookfestival.org.