Movies in the Park: "Clueless." During the 100-degree days of summer, it might not seem ideal to sit outside watching a movie, but we're not in the throes of those temperatures just yet. So you're going to want to attend the family-friendly nighttime screening of the Alicia Silverstone-helmed comedy "Clueless," the next movie featured in the Austin Parks Foundation's monthly series drawing locals out to their parks for a free good time. Come early to enjoy food truck grub. 8:45 p.m. June 6. Free. Palm Park, 200 N. Interstate 35 Service Road SB. austinparks.org/events/movies-in-the-park-clueless.
Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party. It’s time for one of Austin’s favorite summertime parties, combining urban nature with running, food and margaritas. The 5K run begins along Walter Seaholm Drive and continues along the streets surrounding Lady Bird Lake. Afterward, there will be a party at the finish line featuring lounges and vendors, as well as snacks and margaritas provided by Maudie's Tex-Mex. Proceeds benefit the Trail Foundation. 8 p.m. June 6. $50. Seaholm Power Plant, 800 W. Cesar Chavez St. thetrailfoundation.org/maudies-moonlight-margarita-run/.
Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's family-friendly Nature Nights explore native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts and nature crafting for kids of all ages. Thursday's arachnids and insects-themed evening kicks off the fun with a safari of all things that crawl, buzz, fly and scuttle. 6 to 9 p.m. June 8. Free. 4801 La Crosse Ave. 512-232-0100, wildflower.org.
Texas Tomato Fest. The community event designed to bring together home gardeners, local growers and tomato lovers features the Homegrown Contest, as well as local food vendors, kids' activities, live music provided by Steel Betty and, of course, lots of fresh, juicy tomatoes. There are four categories in the competition: cherry, slicer, paste and heaviest. Prizes to the winners are available from the Natural Gardener. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. Free. The Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Road. tngaustin.com/tomatofest.
Native & Adapted Perennials for Central Texas Gardening Seminar. Perennial flowers, plants that return year after year, are both economical and low maintenance. When selecting perennials for Central Texas, you should choose plants that will tolerate our summer heat, native soils and infrequent rain. Lifelong plant enthusiast and Travis County Master Gardener Reeve Hobbie shares dozens of his favorite tried-and-true perennials that thrive here with minimal care. 10 a.m. to noon. June 8. $1-$3. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. tcmastergardeners.org/event/native-and-adapted-perennials-for-central-texas/.