Stephen Bruton 70th birthday celebration at Saxon Pub. 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. 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. 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $15. 1320 S. Lamar Blvd. thesaxonpub.com. — Peter Blackstock
Umlauf After Dark. For this month's after-hours event at the Umlauf, which showcases the sculpture garden and museum in a whole new light, locally based singer-songwriter Betty Soo will present an outdoor concert. The night combines visual art with music in a quintessentially Austin way. Plus, enjoy drinks by Lagunitas Brewing, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Topo Chico. 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6. Free for members; $10-$15 for everyone else. 605 Azie Morton Road. 512-445-5582, umlaufsculpture.org/umlauf-after-dark.
"Winston Lee Mascarenhas: Translations." Camiba Art's final show of the year showcases recent work by Mascarenhas, who delivers moody and textural three-dimensional abstract paintings that are process-driven, carefully crafted, and constructed of layer upon layer of materials. His use of color grabs your attention, but once you dive into the details, let your mind wander. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Dec. 1. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.
Talk & Film by Jim Hodges at the Contemporary Austin. World renowned artist Jim Hodges will show and narrate his new film, "Jim Hodges (a Trailer)," surrounded by his sculpture "With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)," which has been on view at the Jones Center. The film presents his expansive and ever-surprising body of work. After the film, Hodges will answer questions and share his plans for a new community collaborative arts hub. Picnics and BYOB are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $3-$5. 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org.
"Mischief Managed" at Hideout Theatre. The Hideout has dabbled in improvising in the world of a certain boy wizard before, but the theater is finally giving the wizarding world its due with a full-on run of magical shows."Mischief Managed" chronicles the adventures of students at the venerable British School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Set in the time period between the defeat of Voldemort and present day, it features a mix of beloved characters from the books and all new students, menaces and teachers. 8 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 29. $15. 617 Congress Ave. hideouttheatre.com.