1. Funk 'n' Sour Fest at Jester King Brewery
6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25. $90. 1387 Fitzhugh Rd. universe.com/events/2018-jester-king-funk-n-sour-fest-tickets-austin-PL3K2B.
One of Austin's best food and beer pairing events takes you a little outside of the city, but the relaxing Hill Country atmosphere is part of its allure. For Funk n' Sour Fest, Jester King brings in some of its favorite local restaurants and producers of beer, wine and cider, pairing them together for a frankly fantastic sensory experience. The lineup includes L'Oca d'Oro paired with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Guild with St. Elmo Brewing and Uchiko with Texas Keeper Cider. There's no limit to how much of each pairing you can get.
2. KUTX's Rock the Park
6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Free. Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd. facebook.com/events/311084502974659/.
The monthly family-friendly concert series at the Mueller community continues with two music acts curated by KUTX Live Music Producer Deidre Gott and KUTX host Bill Childs. First up, at 6:30 p.m., is children's music group Ants Ants Ants and Austin-based singer-songwriter Jackie Venson. Come early for face painting and a food truck dinner. Plus, Kona Brewing beers will be provided. Chairs, glass containers and alcohol are not permitted.
3. 1st Annual Roots & Wings Festival
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27. $1-$3. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd. austintexas.gov/event/roots-wings-festival-zilker-botanical-garden.
Celebrate the abundance of nature in our city with this Halloween weekend event featuring a variety of tree and butterfly-themed activities. Come in costume or visit the costume creation station. Plus, other family-friendly things to do include a butterfly tag and release station, a kid's tree climb, guided nature walks through the garden, sapling giveaway by TreeFolks and a costume parade to round out the festival.
4. Clifford Antone Birthday Celebration at Antone’s
7 p.m. Oct. 27. $15-$20. 305 E. Sixth St. antonesnightclub.com.
The man who gave Austin its home of the blues would have been 69 on this day. Gone a dozen years now, Clifford remains remembered not only for the nightclub that still bears his name but for countless musicians he championed over the years. This show, a benefit for the musicians housing nonprofit HOME, brings together many of the women who have always made Antone’s special, including Marcia Ball, Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Tracy Nelson and Sarah Brown. — Peter Blackstock
5. Ella's Haunted Mansion
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande St. facebook.com/events/702694486756337/.
The elegant Hotel Ella is turning into a scary haunted mansion for one Sunday afternoon. After brunch, head to the hotel's front lawn for face painting, sack races, pumpkin decorating, apple grabbing and other fun Halloween-themed activities. Plus, every 30 minutes, take spooky mansion tours to hear what goes bump in the night. Local band Shivery Shakes will perform monster mash-worthy tunes. Costumes are encouraged.