Be More Pacific One Year Anniversary. The Filipino restaurant and bar is celebrating its one-year anniversary as a brick-and-mortar with a special anniversary menu, Filipino dancers and more. Chef Salvador “Buddy” Melgarejo, who grew up in the Philippines and is known for his innovative interpretations of Filipino classics and comfort food, is debuting four new dishes in addition to roasting a suckling pig. Plus, dancers from the Filipino Students Association at UT performing throughout the evening. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $37.50. 7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. facebook.com/events/557443361365810/.
Sips & Scoops for a Cause with Celis Brewery and Lick Honest Ice Creams. Beer and ice cream might seem like a strange pairing, but Lick and Celis are out to prove what a tasty match they really are with this fall-themed food pairing event. Participants will try a flight of five 5 oz. beers and five 1 oz. ice cream flavors, while representatives of Lick and Celis talk through the ingredients and share their expertise on their selections. All proceeds benefit the Central Texas Food Bank. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $45. 10001 Metric Blvd. eventbrite.com/e/sips-scoops-for-a-cause-with-celis-brewery-and-lick-honest-ice-creams-tickets-51975634522.
Theater & dance
"Men on Boats." Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. "Men on Boats," St. Edward's University's next theater production, is the true-ish story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17, 2 p.m. Nov. 18. $10-$25. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 3001 S. Congress Ave. 512-448-8484, stedwards.edu/mary-moody-northen-theatre.
Family Bird Walk at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. There are many feathered friends to be found at the Wildflower Center if you watch for them winging or listen for their singing. Bring (or borrow) some binoculars and take a guided walk to learn about birds. Both families and individuals are welcome. Register for the walk on the website. 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 17. Free-$12. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
Homemade Soap Making from Scratch at the Natural Gardener. Cold-process soap making is a rewarding hobby that allows you to customize the quality and properties of your soap. Instructor Jude Grey's live demonstration will teach you everything you need to know about the process of saponification so that you can create your own homemade soaps. Learn what tools you need to begin, how to batch lye, which properties common fats and oils impart in a bar of soap and more. 10 am. to 11 a.m. Nov. 17. Free. 8648 Bee Caves Rd. tngaustin.com.