Pups & Pistachio Popsicles at Uchi. Enjoy food and drink specials on the patio with Chef de Cuisine Joe Zoccoli while supporting this good cause. Austin Pets Alive, a local nonprofit dedicated to stopping the killing of adoptable dogs and cats, will have companion animals on-site and available for adoption. (And even if you aren't adopting, you can still get endorphin-boosting puppy cuddles.) The special menu includes a $3 pistachio popsicle and $7 Bouvet Sparkling Rosé. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 15. Free. 801 S. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/330189291024695
"Jackelope" Film Screening at the Umlauf. Held in conjunction with the sculpture garden and museum's current show, "James Surls: With Out, With In" is a screening of the digitally restored "Jackelope," about the Texas art scene in 1975 as seen through artists of the time period. A Q&A will follow the film. Plus, take time to explore the Surls exhibit, his first solo show of sculptures in Austin. His works, spanning nearly 40 years, are arrayed throughout the garden and gallery. 7 p.m. May 15. Free. 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org/insights
Auteurs: Jim Jarmusch at Violet Crown Cinema. In May, Violet Crown's Auteurs series spotlights the work of director and screenwriter Jarmusch with a retrospective of four of his most memorable films, including "Down by Law," "Mystery Train" and "Dead Man." In "Down by Law," the May 15 screening, two innocent people are arrested and an interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. Their journey serves as the remainder of the movie. 7 to 9 p.m. May 15. 434 W. Second St. austin.violetcrown.com
Todd Snider at Paramount Theatre. Championed early on by Kent Finlay (who died in 2015) at San Marcos hangout Cheatham Street Warehouse, witty troubadour Snider went national in the early 1990s and more recently has focused largely on his Americana all-star outfit, Hard Working Americans. This tour focuses on his new album, “Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3”; typical of Snider’s offbeat humor, there’s no Vol. 1 or 2. But the songs, largely performed solo and acoustic, are as sharp as ever. Elizabeth Cook opens. $25-$35. 8 p.m. May 16. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — Peter Blackstock
Sip 'n' Shuck at Fairmont Austin. What better way to wind down the week than oysters and Champagne? Every third Thursday, Fulton Bar at the hotel will feature different great oyster pairings along with drink specials. This month's happy hour supports the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, with drink specials from Champagne G.H.Mumm, Absolut Elyx Vodka and the Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Scotch. Also enjoy live music performed by local artist Jeremy McBee. 5 to 7 p.m. May 16. Free. 101 Red River St. facebook.com/events/346957759275950/.