Duckwrth at Empire. The latest single from the Cali rapper has an ominous vibe, but the bulk of his catalog is loaded with trunk-bumping, West Coast funk. With a suave, sexy vibe, smooth moves and funk for days, he charmed the pants off an audience of industry cynics at South by Southwest earlier this year; now he’s coming for you. “C’mon and throw your back out.” Deem Spencer opens. $13-$15. 7 p.m. doors Oct. 29. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Spooky Pairings: Halloween Candy & Cheese with Antonelli's Cheese House. In celebration of Halloween, Antonelli's puts aside its usual food pairings for one that might not seem so expected: cheese with Halloween candy. Gorgonzola and Goobers? Red Hawk and Reese's? Bucheron and Butterfingers? Sounds scary, but they're pairings you won't be able to put down. Come dressed in costume for extra frights and delights. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29. $40. 500 Park Blvd. eventbrite.com/e/spooky-pairings-halloween-candy-cheese-tickets-50132188726.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem’s Texas Movie Night. Are you ready to get in the Halloween spirit with a film that will make you scream? Eclectic urban winery Infinite Monkey Theorem is hosting a spooky movie night showing of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." In celebration of both Halloween and Texas Wine Month, Infinite Monkey invites guests to snuggle up with a glass of wine in the South Austin tasting room and prepare to be scared. 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. 121 Pickle Road. infinitemonkeytheorem.com/calendar.
"Earth, Land, Property." Davis Gallery's multi-artist exhibit, featuring work by Nicholas Baxter, Julie Davis, David Leonard, Garrett Middaugh and Jason Webb, examines the human perspective of land: our place among nature and how we've chosen to use the places we live in. Each of the five artist's work represents a specific "locale" on the spectrum between natural land and dense metropolis. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1. 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.
Kate McDermott at Austin Central Library. The James Beard Award-nominated author of "Art of the Pie" is giving an author talk and signing at the library about her new cookbook, "Home Cooking with Kate McDermott." This practical cookbook has recipes for satisfying, mainly one-dish meals, such as snowy day lentil soup, roast chicken and more. Tickets, which get you priority access in the signing line, are only available with the purchase of the book from BookPeople. 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Free. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. bookpeople.com.