Deer Tick, Courtney Marie Andrews at Scoot Inn
6 p.m. doors May 14. $23-$25. 1308 E. Fourth St. scootinnaustin.com
John McCauley’s rough-and-tumble indie-Americana outfit from Rhode Island has weathered rises and falls over a 15-year run, but 2017’s two-volume self-titled set and this year’s odds-and-sods collection “Mayonnaise” have suggested some stability of late. Still, we’re probably even more motivated by the presence on this bill of Andrews, whose 2018 record “May Your Kindness Remain” was one of last year’s best singer-songwriter albums. Her recent performances during South by Southwest proved she’s just as compelling live. — Peter Blackstock
Zilker Brewing Dinner at Bufalina Due
6:30 to 9 p.m. May 14. $78. 6555 Burnet Road. facebook.com/events/564473617411934
One of Austin's best breweries is teaming up with one of our city's top restaurants for a beer dinner, which is a pretty good guarantee that it's going to be worth the splurge. The dinner created by chef Aaron Vasquez and the team at Zilker will be in the style of a backyard barbecue, with a beer pairing for each of the five courses. These include smoked pork ribs made with Marco IPA barbecue sauce paired with Zilker's Marco IPA.
Mimi Swartz with the Chez Zee Author Series
6 p.m. May 14. $22-$55. Chez Zee American Bistro, 5406 Balcones Drive. eventbrite.com/e/chez-zee-author-series-may-14th-with-mimi-swartz-tickets-54712468466
The longtime executive editor at Texas Monthly and two-time National Magazine Award winner is the next writer to take the spotlight at the Chez Zee Author Series. Swartz is talking about her book "Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart." It's part investigative journalism, part medical mystery, exploring whether the world's best surgeons can build an artificial heart. Event admission includes appetizers, dessert bites, tea, coffee and a cash bar.
Shack Track & Field
7 p.m. May 14. Free. Shake Shack in South Austin, 1100 S. Lamar Blvd., and Shake Shack in North Austin, 11228 Domain Drive. stfatxmay.splashthat.com
Life is all about balance, right? So run off that burger with Shake Shack's monthly community runs, which take off from the two Austin locations the second Tuesday of every month. Runners have two routes to choose from depending upon what part of town they're in. Each run is 3 to 4 miles, the south route going on a loop toward Lady Bird Lake and the north route running along the sidewalks of the Domain. Head back to each eatery for a complimentary drink.