1. Astronomy on Tap
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. March 19. Free. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. astronomyontap.org.
You can explore the mysteries of the universe while keeping your feet firmly on the ground at this monthly event (while also drinking beer). Among the speakers this month is musician and astronomy lover Jason Achilles, who will play some songs and talk about the project to design the first microphone on Mars. Astronomy on Tap also will have telescopes so you can look for exciting objects in the night sky, weather permitting.
2. Tuesday Twilights with a Twist
5 p.m. March 19 and select Tuesdays through May 28. $6-$12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
Make the most of wildflower season with the Wildflower Center, which is staying open late every Tuesday through the end of May and offering special events on select Tuesdays during that time period. During Tuesday Twilights with a Twist, there will be hours of flowers paired with music, activities, signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, tours and more. On March 19 specifically, themed "How Sweet It Is," a Gallery on the Ground will be led by artist Liza Fishbone of SprATX.
3. "1,001 Tricks in 1 Hour" at the Institution Theater
1:30 p.m. March 19-22. $10-$15. The Institution Theater, 3708 Woodbury Drive. chickendog.net/stageshow.
This spring break show by Circus Chickendog features — as you might imagine — a ton of dog tricks, as performed by five rescue dogs. There will also be puppets, giant bubbles, a scarlet macaw, juggling, unicycling and circus balancing acts. Follow the dogs on their journey as they search for the secret to finding their forever home. Somehow, they always do something to keep from getting adopted so they can stay with their favorite human, Darren.
4. Salon Series with Hotel Ella and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
6 to 8 p.m. March 19. Free. 1900 Rio Grande St. hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com/.
The latest installment of Hotel Ella's Salon Series features Leslie Blair and Virginia Cumberbatch, authors of "As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin." The book recounts the story of UT’s integration through profiles of some 25 students, faculty and administrators. Blair and Cumberbatch will interview two of those pre-cursors and guide a discussion on race. Capacity is limited; RSVP now to reserve your spot.