1. 2018 Creek Show
6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9-17. Free. Waller Creek between Ninth and 11th streets. creekshow.com.
Waller Creek Conservancy's family-friendly art experience, with six luminescent, site-specific art installations, returns with more activities surrounding the dazzling displays. New this year is the Love Tito's Music Stage that has a different Austin musical act playing each night at 8 p.m., starting with SaulPaul on Friday. The Creek Show is spread along a different stretch of Waller Creek this year, including the newly renovated Symphony Square where you can visit the Waller Creek Lounge to learn more about the creek's transformation. Creek Show also has a cocktail lounge and kid's hub.
2. SoundSpace: Bio Sounds at the Blanton Museum
2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4. $5-$12 admission. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org/events/soundspace-biosounds/.
The 20th installment of this popular event combining music with visual art features music inspired by the sounds and processes of the human body and medical procedures: music that incorporates heartbeats, brainwaves, pacemakers and the sonification of biodata. Highlights include Graham Reynolds' premiere of "The Brain," a cello composition with electronic instrumentation, and Invoke quartet's interactive performance of new music based on the board game Operation.
3. "Earth, Land, Property" at Davis Gallery
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.
Davis Gallery's multi-artist exhibit, featuring painted works 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 artists' range of paintings represent a specific "locale" on the spectrum between natural land and dense metropolis.
4. Stephen Bruton 70th birthday celebration at Saxon Pub
8 p.m. Nov. 6. $15. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub?.com.
You might call the Saxon the house that Stephen Bruton built, given how many musicians followed the late Austin songwriter/producer to the South Lamar venue after he started playing there around two decades ago. Bruton died of cancer in 2009, but on the eve of what would have been his 70th birthday, Saxon owner Joe Ables is giving him a full salute. The Resentments, the local all-star outfit that Bruton founded, will lead the way, with guest appearances by Jon Dee Graham, Malford Milligan, David Grissom, Johnny Nicholas and more. Proceeds will go to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. — Peter Blackstock
5. Aziz Ansari at Bass Concert Hall
7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $39-$65. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.
Ansari, perhaps best known for playing Tom Haverford on the hit NBC sitcom “Parks and Rec” and two seasons of his own, often excellent series “Master of None,” has been keeping a lowish profile since January, when a woman using the name “Grace” wrote an article on Babe.net accusing Ansari of sexual misconduct during an encounter that Ansari has characterized as “completely consensual.” He's back in Austin with a stand-up comedy show. — Joe Gross
6. Movies in the Park: "Selena"
8 p.m. Nov. 8. Free. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.
There have been regular installments of this free movie series produced by the Austin Parks Foundation, but the final night of Movies in the Park is extra special. The foundation, in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse, is screening the film "Selena" in Austin's only downtown park. Starring Jennifer Lopez, "Selena" tells the story of beloved real-life Tejano singer Selena, who charmed Texas and the world before her murder at age 23.
7. Torres Wine Dinner at Cannon + Belle
7 p.m. Nov. 10. $80. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-682-2885, cannonandbelle.com.
The restaurant inside the Hilton Austin is hosting a wine dinner with Familia Torres, the largest winery in Spain. Chef Yesi Arredondo has created a five-course meal paired with select wines and a brandy from the Familia Torres brand, founded in 1870 and currently managed by the fourth generation of the Torres family. Dishes include mussels with Pazo das Bruxas Albariño. For reservations, call or email email@example.com.