Film

Magnolia Mondays at Violet Crown Cinema. Magnolia Mondays is a retrospective celebrating nearly two decades of movies from independent film distributor Magnolia Pictures. The first series, presented over eight weeks, showcases critically acclaimed narrative and documentary films from Magnolia’s extensive library. Playing this week is “Melancholia,” a Kirsten Dunst film about two sisters coping with the end of the world. 7 p.m. Monday and additional Mondays through April 29. $5. 434 W. Second St. austin.violetcrown.com

Nightlife

Beer & Hymns at Lazarus Brewing. The event is exactly what it sounds like: You'll drink good beer and sing well-known gospel hymns, all while raising money for charity. There's never any preaching or proselytizing, just a spirited singalong with friends and neighbors led by local country band the HonkyTonk Saints. Half of the proceeds this month will go toward Inside Books Project; the other half supports organizing efforts for the New Story Festival. 7 to 9 p.m. March 4. $10 suggested donation. 1902 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/308571259804285

Books

Mary Adkins at BookPeople. Author Adkins will give a talk about her book "When You Read This" at BookPeople, in conversation with Lucas Schaefer, before signing copies of the captivating romantic comedy. "When You Read This" is told in a series of emails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondences, home-rental bookings and other snippets of our virtual lives, chronicling how two people grieve the loss of 33-year-old Iris Massey. 7 p.m. March 4. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com

Art

"City & Sky" at Yard Dog Art Gallery. Nate Otto, an artist, illustrator and muralist based in Chicago, creates work that occupies its own lane somewhere in between the worlds of folk art, street art, lowbrow art and contemporary fine art. His paintings and drawings are ruminations on urban life and landscape, as well as stylistic explorations of whatever he feels like creating. Otto has done recent work for companies like Apple and Vans. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday through April 14. 1510 S. Congress Ave. yarddog.com

Coming up

Carrie Rodriguez Laboratorio with Ruben Ramos at Cactus Cafe. Violinist and singer-songwriter Rodriguez’s monthly Cactus show is special enough with her regular supporting cast: bassist Roscoe Beck, keyboardist Michael Ramos, guitarist David Pulkingham and drummer Alex Marrero. But she’s gone way over the top with this month’s special guest: It’s Ruben Ramos, Grammy-winning leader of Tejano group the Mexican Revolution and member of the all-star ensemble Los Super Seven. $22-$25. 8:30 p.m. March 6. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org — Peter Blackstock