Boz Scaggs at Paramount Theatre. A schoolmate of Steve Miller in Dallas as a child and later a member of Miller’s band, Scaggs wasn’t commonly associated with Texas when he rose to pop stardom in California with the multiplatinum album “Silk Degrees.” But his new album “Out of the Blues” draws more heavily upon his Texas roots, with classic R&B and blues-steeped material. $35-$95. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — Peter Blackstock
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. Oct. 24. Free. Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 East Main St. roundrocktexas.gov/event/fall-music-on-main/.
“Gumbo of Gravel”at Lora Reynolds Gallery. There are just a couple of weeks left to view Ed Ruscha's show. Single words and short phrases — the way they look when written, sound when spoken and their power in the imagination — have been a primary focus for his reflections on American culture for nearly 60 years, and he’ll continue his exploration in this exhibition of lithographs and sculpture. In Lora Reynolds' project room is new watercolor and sculptural works by Colby Bird. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Nov. 3. 360 Nueces St. lorareynolds.com.
"Tryouts." Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's "The Virgin and Child with St. Anne" and Freud's debunked maternal psychosexual essay on the painting, Adara Meyers' "Tryouts" — the newest production of Salvage Vanguard Theater — casts a satirical gaze on womanhood, femininity and motherhood. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 27. $10 online; pay-what-you-wish at the door. Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. salvagevanguard.org.
Persian Pop-up at Eden East. Chef Amir Hajimaleki is paying homage to his Persian roots with a one-night-only kabob pop-up event. This ticketed family-style Persian dinner promises a first taste of the Iranian chef’s forthcoming concept, Roya, meaning “dream.” For the pop-up event, Hajimaleki will grill and serve a variety of kabobs including koobideh using locally-sourced meat from Capra Lamb. The family-style dinner will also feature dishes made with grilled vegetables sourced from Eden East Farm and wines from William Chris Vineyards. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25. $100. 755 Springdale Rd. kiosk.eztix.co/kiosk-optimised/908921.