Red, White and Bourbon with Garrison Brothers Distillery. The Hill Country whiskey distillery is partnering with several neighboring businesses for a day-long celebration aimed at raising funds for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. Red, White and Bourbon will have craft beer from Family Business Beer Co., hamburgers from Fischer & Weiser, and red and white wines from William Chris Vineyards and other Texas wineries. All sales from drinks and food go to the foundation. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. $5-$20. 1827 Hye-Albert Road, Hye. garrisonbros.com/events/redwhiteandbourbon.
Though Poppies Grow: A Cemetery Tour. Learn about the veterans who have fought for our freedom. The Williamson Museum is hosting a self-guided tour at the International Order of the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Georgetown that will feature "living history characters" honoring local veterans and their families. You just might walk away with new gratitude for the sacrifices made by Williamson County veterans throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. $8-$10. 701 Smith Creek Road, Georgetown. williamsonmuseum.org/product/though-poppies-grow-cemetery-tour/.
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ at Continental Club. Hailing from Georgia, Kevn Kinney’s band sometimes got cast with Southern jam-rock stereotypes, but Kinney’s songwriting was always far too deep for such a simple classification. Three decades after a run of major-label records, the group remains a dominating live band, as they proved on a sweaty summer night at Sahara Lounge a couple years ago. It’s good to see them get a weekend showcase at the city’s premier nightclub. Caleb Caudle opens. $20-$22. 10 p.m. Saturday. 1315 S. Congress Ave. continentalclub.com. — Peter Blackstock
Theater & dance
"Otello: A Festive Staged Concert Event." Based on Shakespeare’s iconic characters, Verdi’s "Otello" is a rarely performed masterpiece of personal and political jealousy that will leave Austin audiences breathless. The victorious naval warrior Otello is performed by rising star tenor Issachah Savage, who was captivating as Radamès in "Aida" three years ago. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $39. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. austinopera.org/event/otello/.
Irene's Backyard Tailgate. College football in Texas wouldn't be the same without some good ol' fashioned tailgating. So there's no better way to anticipate the University of Texas vs. Texas Tech game than a tailgate setup at downtown bar Irene's Saturday. There will be wing, burger and chili dog specials starting at 5 p.m., and the 6:30 p.m. game will be screened on Irene's expansive, covered back patio. Show up early to snag a spot. Free. 506 West Ave. facebook.com/events/340677669822179/.
Love-A-Bull's 10th Anniversary Casino Night. The local nonprofit aims to continue its mission of education, advocacy and rescue of pit bull-type dogs well into the future with a casino-style fundraiser. The evening will include heavy appetizers, open bar, all your favorite casino games, silent auction, raffle and killer prizes. There will also be to-be-announced entertainment and some special pit bull friends. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $31.29. The American Legion-Charles Johnson House, 404 Atlanta St. facebook.com/events/156069718419379/.
Erin Shirreff. The New York artist's first presentation at Lora Reynolds Gallery features work that blurs the boundaries between sculpture and photography, investigating the gray area between these usually neatly defined categories and whether experiencing art firsthand is more powerful and compelling than looking at a photograph of that artwork. Noriko Ambe's "Parallel World" is also launching in the project room with new paper sculptures. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Jan. 12. 360 Nueces St. Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com.
Art on 5th's 20th Anniversary Celebration. Art on 5th is commemorating two decades in Austin with a new name — the Ao5 Gallery. "Our new name is a contemporary update to our identity, which both reflects our South Austin style while still paying homage to our Fifth Street roots," according to the gallery. During the event, Ao5 features a collection of modern masters including Alexander Calder and Joan Miro, as well as special guest John Morse. An RSVP is requested to attend. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Free. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. ao5gallery.eventbrite.com.