Dining

The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery. The Driskill's monthly beer dinners are one of the best deals in town, as far as multi-course pairing feasts go. (They don't get much more affordable than $45.) This month, 1886 Cafe & Bakery teams up with South Austin's Skull Mechanix Brewing for an evening of fine fellowship and well-crafted food and beer. Pairings include the Rock of Ages Pilsner with fried green tomatoes. Reserve your seat ahead of time, although you won't pay until after you eat. 6 to 9 p.m. May 13. $45. The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. eventbrite.com/e/the-craft-series-at-1886-tickets-60239513005

ArPePe Winemaker Dinner at Gusto Italian Kitchen. Cameron Lockley of Gusto and Isabella Pelizzatti Perego of ArPePe Winery hosts a spectacular six-course Italian dinner topped off by the wines from ArPePe vineyards, located in the Northern Alps of Valtellina, Italy. The menu includes beef short rib with the 2011 ArPePe Rocca de Piro Grumellp Reserva Valtellina Superiore. Reservations are required and can be made at the link or by calling the restaurant. 7 p.m. May 13. $125. 4800 Burnet Road. 512-458-1100, gustoitaliankitchen.ticketbud.com/arpepedinner

Music

Blue Monday Live at Juliet Italian Kitchen. As a complement to the station's weekly Texas Radio Live show on Wednesdays at Guero's, Sun Radio presents this more occasional series to tie in with its long-running Blue Monday on-air program. The talent is hot for this one, with our 2018 Austin360 Artist of the Year Jackie Venson plus blues-rockin' female quartet the Bluebonnets with twin-engine guitarists Kathy Valentine and Eve Monsees. Music runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 13; donations to the Sun Radio Foundation accepted at the door. 1500 Barton Springs Road. sunradio.com. — Peter Blackstock

Nightlife

"Game of Thrones" Bar Games Night. The long night has come and gone, and the final end is near. Celebrate the last season of HBO's fantasy show with your nerd brains for a night of trivia, spelling, bingo and more. There will be lots of prizes, drink specials courtesy of Black Feather Whiskey and more merriment. Costumes are encouraged. A maximum of six players can be on each team. The not-so-long night will be hosted by KUTX's Taylor Wallace. 8 to 10 p.m. May 13. Free. Spider House Cafe & Ballroom, 2908 & 2906 Fruth St. facebook.com/events/669988473444884

Art

“Noisy Lullaby” at Davis Gallery. Philip Durst’s newest collages might resemble the quilts of your childhood, but his vibrant use of multicolored candy wrappers and cardboard soda boxes certainly isn’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. Durst's mastery of design and craft, mixed with his own brand of satire and spontaneity, radiate playfulness and optimism. Davis Gallery will donate 10 percent of all proceeds from this exhibit to Casa Marianella's legal clinic. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through May 25. 837 W. 12th St. 512-477-4929, davisgalleryaustin.com

Books

Happy Hour Book Reading and Signing with Ed Crowell. Crowell, an award-winning journalist and freelance writer, will give a reading on his new book "Barton Creek" on the side patio at the Park on South Lamar. The book "explores the creek's contentious political history, its historic and current residents, and the mounting environmental pressures threatening it." Books are $27. Crowell will be available to sign books. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 13. Free. 4024 S. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/286026152274105