1. Blues on the Green
8 p.m. July 17. Free. 2100 Barton Springs Road. acl-radio.com/blues19
The July edition of one of Austin’s most popular free summer events, Blues on the Green, will feature indie rocker Ben Kweller, who returned from a five-year hiatus from music with a snappy new single, “Heart Attack Kid,” in February. His new album “Circuit Boredom” is promised for later this year. Como Las Movies opens. The concert starts at 8 p.m., but organizers recommend early arrival to secure a good spot to spread out your blanket and set up lawn chairs. Limited parking is available on-site for $15 starting at 6 p.m. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
2. Date Night at the DAC: Soirée
7 p.m. July 17. Free. The Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dacevents
Need a midweek night out? Pull up a chair at the Dougherty Arts Center, take your place at the table, and become a living part of Maura Schaffer’s latest installation, "Ensoul" (which means to endow with a soul). Plus, you can turn your dining table into a piece of art with an array of fabrics and materials and share a meal with the artist. You will begin as strangers and leave as friends. Date Night at the DAC is a monthly event with different activities every time.
3. Taste the Terrain of Texas
4 and 6 p.m. July 17. $55. The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas tasting room, 2121 E. Sixth St., Suite 102. winefoodfoundation.org
As Texas wine continues to evolve, there is much for us to learn about the young industry. And in a state big enough to hold the entirety of France, there are many different types of terroir for us to discover. Get the lay of the Lone Star land (and climate) through single-vineyard wines from around the state with sommelier and Dandy winemaker Rae Wilson at this class at the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. Arrive at the start of class to be able to taste all the wines.
4. Children's Day Art Park with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
10 a.m. doors Wednesday through July 24. Free. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinsymphony.org/events/austin-symphony-childrens-day-art-park
This annual summer event tailored to kids returns at its new location at the Austin Central Library, although there are only a couple of weeks left. Weekly activities include a hands-on "instrument zoo"; interactive stations; instrument-making; rotating arts and crafts; and story time with Bernadette Nason. Musical guests accompanied by various Austin Symphony players will also be featured.