Thematically paired, the Texas Book Festival and Austin Film Festival, which concentrate on writers and the writing world, overshadow other social options this week.

But that won’t keep this city from kicking up its collective heels elsewhere.

Oct. 24: Dancing for the Forest. Springdale Station.

Annual fundraiser benefits the Rainforest Partnership.

Oct. 24: Legacy Luncheon to benefit Center for Public Policy Priorities. JW Marriott.

Civil rights advocate Lilly Ledbedder delivers the keynote address.

Oct. 25: Aletha St. Romain 30-Year Sale and Show opening. Lewis Carnegie Gallery.

This popular illustrator’s show continues through Nov. 1.

Oct. 26: First Edition Literary Gala. Four Seasons Hotel.

Michael Beschloss, Celeste Ng, Luis Alberto Urrea and Jacqueline Woodson star.

Oct. 26: Mass Gallery opens with “Staycation: Thresholds.” 705 Gunter St.

The popular art gallery has relocated and celebrates with a multi-artist show.

Oct. 26: Pecan Street Association Heritage Award Ceremony. 1164 San Bernard St.

The Rev. Freddie B. Dixon, Sr. is this year’s very deserving honoree.

Oct. 26: The Arc’s Art Celebration. Hyatt Regency Austin.

KLBJ’s inimitable Ed Clements emcees this event that benefits special needs adults.

Oct. 26: Travel the Vine Dinner & Auction. Hotel Van Zandt.

The Rise School is the lucky recipient of the largesse from this tasty event.

Oct. 27: 50th Anniversary of the White Album. Wimberley Valley Winery.

Strings Attached collaborates with Starlight Symphony Orchestra for this tribute.

Oct. 27: What’s Your Fantasy Ball for Kind Clinic. Line Hotel Austin.

Halloween arrives early with this costume ball at the reconfigured Line.

Oct. 28: Twilight on the Trail. Four Seasons Hotel.

Who doesn’t love the Trail Foundation and their annual fandango?

Oct. 28: Garden Party and ACGC Reunion. 810 W. 45th St.

Austin Child Guidance Center backers gather at its healing garden.