"The Rose" at ColdTowne Theater. "The Rose: Trouble in Paradise" pits rejected suitors against each other in a battle for love, victory, and fame. Longtime viewers of series like the Bachelor know that things really get spicy in the spin-off season, when contestants who were “here for the right reasons" show their true colors as they get a second chance at victory — and notoriety. Watch a cast of Austin's finest comedians competes to win the ultimate prize: your attention. 8:30 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 10. $12. 4803 Airport Blvd. coldtownetheater.com.
Crushable Fest at Oasis, Texas Brewing Company. The storied restaurant overlooking Lake Travis has grown into a multifaceted complex in recent years, with a brewpub, boutique stores (including the excellent Groover’s Paradise record shop) and more. The headliners of this all-day event are James McMurtry, Israel Nash and John Fullbright, but the lineup features more than two dozen local and regional acts on three stages, including Christian Bland & the Revelators, Scott Danbom, Altamesa, Isaac Hoskins, Megan Storie and DJ Mixer Rogers. $25. Doors at noon Saturday. 6550 Comanche Trail. otxbc.com. — Peter Blackstock
Burgers, Blues and Bocce Independence Day Celebration at Fall Creek Vineyards. Fall Creek's original Tow location is a bit of a drive from Austin, but one of its most popular events might be worth the trip. Chow down on sizzling hot burgers right off the grill from food purveyor Trailblazer Grille and spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying wine tastings, tours and shopping in the tasting room and listening to live music by guitarist Jim Halfpenny. The scenic grounds of the Hill Country winery will also have bocce ball and other games. 12 p.m. Saturday. $14.75. 1820 County Road 222, Tow. fcv.com/product/burgers-and-blues
Margaritaville Pop-Up Party. Now that it's summer, it's the perfect time to kick back with a drink and channel your inner Jimmy Buffet. Come celebrate summer at the Jackalope South Shore's Margaritaville-themed pop-up bar at 7 p.m. every Thursday-Saturday through July 28. The bar will have tropical drinks featuring Milagro Tequila and Blue Chair Bay Rum, beer specials from Independence Brewing, pirate tattoos, beach swag, a photo booth and all the beach vacation vibes. Free. 1523 Tinnin Ford Road. facebook.com/events/283917509152713/.
The 2019 Spamarama. One of Austin’s longest-running food-themed events has been on hiatus for 12 years, but on Saturday, the ode to canned meat — and Americana and Austin’s hippie roots — is coming back with a squeal. The all-day event features both a cook-off for both professional chefs and home cooks and another event that the founders call the Spamalympics, which test contestants’ skills handling and eating of the Spam. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. $10-$25. Moontower Saloon, 10212 Manchaca Rd. eventbrite.com/e/spamaramatm-2019-tickets-59244306315. — Addie Broyles
Water Conservation for the Backyard Gardener. The next free Saturday class at the Natural Gardener will be led by Tim Miller, a longtime grower in Central Texas who has not used a drop of aquifer water in 27 years. He'll share his techniques so that you can learn about plant selection and proper placement — such as planting tomatoes in a staggered pattern — and how to properly fertilizer your plants to allow them to use water more efficiently. 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road. tngaustin.com
Dog Day at Zilker Botanical Garden. Bring your furry friends to this doggone good time. Have lunch at the Wunder Weiner Food Truck; then, meet the Bark Rangers to learn about dog safety and how it correlates with caring for the environment. RUSH Flyball Club, Emancipet, and Leave No Trace will also be there to answer any questions you have about their organizations. And did you want a new best bud courtesy of Austin Pets Alive? Foster dogs will be waiting to go on walks or just enjoy some scratches. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. $1-$3. 2220 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/events/2368697763451579