Comedy

“Sandbox” with Rob Gagnon at Fallout Theater. Count on Rob Gagnon to be one of the most consistent performers in Austin. His brilliance is in his seemingly ordinary, earnestly affable shirt-and-tie exterior, when he’ll slip in the most experimental comedy on us, his test subjects. “Sandbox” is no exception to the Gagnon universe. The weekly show began in 2015 as has been running ever since. Did I mention there are snacks? 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 1. Pay-what-you-want donation. 616 Lavaca St. eventbrite.com/e/sandbox-w-rob-gagnon-experimental-comedy-tickets-44541124703. — Brently Heilbron

Books

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. Free. Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St. hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com.

Austin's Travis Heights Neighborhood at Austin History Center. Regarded as a historic and eclectic neighborhood, Travis Heights remains a sought-after place to live in South Austin. Learn about its history with local author Lori Duran for a presentation about this historic neighborhood based on her new book, "Austin’s Travis Heights Neighborhood." The book tells the story of the early development of the area, the neighborhood homes, the schools, the green spaces and other features of the community. A book signing will follow. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 810 Guadalupe St. facebook.com/events/546052912504993/.

Nightlife

10th Annual Pepe Z Party on the Patio. Back after 10 years in a row, the celebration on Jack Allen's Kitchen's Oak Hill location features $6 Pepe Z Tequila cocktails, which will complement Chef Rojo Lujano's specials that evening. These include dishes inspired by the flavors of Pepe, food specials that will be available all throughout the entire restaurant, not just the patio. The Pepe team, including Pepe Zevada himself, will be in attendance. Live music comes courtesy of Duane and the Hipsters. 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 7720 W. TX-71. facebook.com/events/492865574546955/.

Coming up

"The Unexpected Guest." TexArts takes on the classic Agatha Christie whodunit about a stranger who, lost in a fog, seeks refuge in a nearby house and discovers a man shot dead, his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. Her dazed confession is anything but convincing, but the unexpected guest decides to help her anyway. 7:30 pm. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 28. $43-$53. 2300 Lohmans Spur, Suite 160. 512-852-9079, tex-arts.org.