1. Movies in the Park
8:15 p.m. April 12. Monkey Tree in Zilker Park, 898 Azie Morton Road. austinparks.org
The Austin Parks Foundation’s family-friendly movie series drawing locals to their beautiful green spaces returns with another year of beloved movies. Next up is the Ben Stiller comedy “Zoolander,” about a dimwitted male model who gets brainwashed to commit murder. Food trucks will be in attendance at every screening, as will chances to win Austin Parks Foundation merchandise. Dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome, but alcoholic beverages, glass and Styrofoam are not permitted in any of the parks.
2. Jazz in the Park
1 to 8 p.m. April 7. Free. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. jazzintheparkatx.com
One of New Orleans' most beloved cultural concert series, Jazz in the Park, has brought its music and Cajun food focus to Austin — with a local twist. It's a veritable fusion of New Orleans' colorful culture with Austin's similarly quirky one, kicking off with a second line parade featuring the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club, the All For One Brass Band and Austin's own Minor Mishap Marching Band. Food includes jambalaya, gumbo and barbecue.
3. Lucinda Williams at ACL Live
8 p.m. April 8. $39-$49. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com
Is “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” the best album Williams ever made? Personally, I’d lean toward her 1988 self-titled album, which put her on the map as a major American singer-songwriter. But “Car Wheels” was without question a major breakthrough for the occasional Austinite, netting her a Grammy and a gold record. On a tour to celebrate its 20th anniversary, she’s playing the album in full, along with a second set of careerwide selections. — Peter Blackstock
4. Bill Wittliff at Chez Zee Author Series
6:30 p.m. April 9. $22-$55. Chez Zee American Bistro, 5406 Balcones Drive. eventbrite.com/e/chez-zee-author-series-april-9th-with-bill-wittliff-tickets-54712468466
Legendary Texas author and screenwriter Bill Wittliff is the next writer to take the spotlight at the Chez Zee Author Series. He's talking about his latest book, "The Devil's Fork," a follow-up to "The Devil's Backbone" and "The Devil's Sinkhole." Each book was inspired by stories his father told him long ago, and they are set in the wild and woolly Central Texas of the 1880s. Event admission includes appetizers, dessert bites, tea, coffee and a cash bar.
5. Real Spirits Launch Party at Easy Tiger
5 to 8 p.m. April 10. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/427215654692452
Did you know Real Ale has a small selection of house gin and whiskey as part of its Real Spirits line? Get to know the other boozy half of the business with Brad Farbstein and Davin Topel, the owner and distiller, respectively, of Real Spirits. The launch party will have both gin and whiskey cocktails, cool souvenir glassware, and a special tapping of Real Ale's Barrel-Aged Four Horseman, a Belgian-style quadrupel.
6. "Copenhagen" at Austin Playhouse
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, through April 28. $32-$36. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com/copenhagen
Inspired by actual events, the Tony Award-winning "Copenhagen" revolves around a 1941 meeting between two brilliant physicists, Denmark's Niels Bohr and Germany’s Werner Heisenberg. The two men were longtime friends whose work together opened the way to the atomic bomb, but who found themselves on opposite sides of World War II. The search for an unknowable truth forms the core of the Michael Frayn play staged by Austin Playhouse.
7. Treaty Oak Distilling's 4th Annual Tiki Fest
11 a.m to 9 p.m. April 13. Free. 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. treatyoakdistilling.com/calendar/tikifest
Grab your grass skirt and lei to feel the island vibes while simultaneously enjoying Hill Country views at Treaty Oak. The all-day Tiki Fest will have hula dancers, tropical-inspired cuisine from the on-site kitchen and the chance to carve your own Tiki mug. Along with special Tiki drinks and a cocktail class teaching you how to make them, the distillery offers a limited spirit at the party, the Treaty Oak Barrel Reserve Rum.