Blue Owl Brewing Dinner at 24 Diner. 24 Diner's beer dinner series restarts in the new year with a collaborative feast featuring sour beers from locally based Blue Owl Brewing. Join the teams from these two Austin businesses for a five-course, family-style meal pairing Blue Owl brews with seasonal menu items — pairings include a Cubano sandwich with Spirit Animal, a sour pale ale, and a walnut bourbon blondie with Wee Beastie, a sour wee heavy. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9. $48. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. eventbrite.com/e/24-diner-blue-owl-brewing-beer-dinner-tickets-54143849712.
"Breakfast at Joe's." Ground Floor Theatre produces a new play by April Kling Meyer about a struggling writer and poet named Felipe, who moves into a cheap apartment of his own and meets his ebullient neighbor, Tiffany. Although reluctant to befriend someone so chaotic, he finds himself entangled in her network of friends, enemies and everyone in between while at a bar called Joe's. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Jan. 19. $25-$75. 979 Springdale Rd. groundfloortheatre.buyplaytix.com/reserve/breakfast_at_joes.html.
"Variation Voyage" with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The Austin Symphony begins 2019 with music from around the world. Your night out will include music from Charles Ives and Antonín Dvorák. Plus, legendary pianist Leon Fleisher will perform Mozart’s "Piano Concerto No. 12." The evening will conclude with Benjamin Britten’s popular "Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell," more commonly known as “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” 8 p.m. Jan. 11-12. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. austinsymphony.org.
Lazarus Brewing's 2-Year Anniversary Party. The East Austin brewery and coffee shop celebrates two years in business with the new Napoleon Complex Brut IPA, a collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza. There will also be several cellar reserve beers going on tap throughout the day, including the Tall, Dark & Handsome, a Belgian dark strong ale that has been aged in pinot noir barrels. Expect anniversary glasses, new swag, food specials and live music all day. 10 a.m. Jan. 12. Free. 1902 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/327084751473155.
"Grand Misery" at the Hideout Theatre. An epic improvised tragic musical spectacular arrives at the Hideout Theatre, inspired by a very popular and very French musical. You'll watch the stories of triumphant heroes, tragic waifs who belt out songs right before they die, wide-eyed rebels, seedy side characters, lovestruck ingenues, cold-hearted villains — and more — unfold before your eyes in this Broadway-style show. 8 p.m. Saturday through March 2. 617 Congress Ave. 512-443-3688, hideouttheatre.com.