1. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Tribute Concert at Austin Central Library
2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. library.austintexas.gov/event-tags/woodstock-anniversary
The downtown location of Austin Public Library shares peace, love and air conditioning at this indoor Woodstock tribute concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic celebration that took place in August 1969. Local favorite Guy Forsyth headlines, but there will also be performances from Sho Humphries, Deezie Brown, SaulPaul, Sarah Sharp, Brian Scartocci, Bob Cheevers and Rochelle and the Sidewinders. Additional library branches will be hosting their own Woodstock celebrations and story times the day before; check the calendar for the full list.
2. "Transom" with Ground Floor Theatre
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 31. Pay what you can. 979 Springdale Road. groundfloortheatre.org
Ground Floor Theatre produces the world premiere of a devised play by the Transom ensemble. "Transom" tells the story of a found family of trans and nonbinary people living under the same roof, redefining the meaning and importance of community. All of the play's creators identify as trans or nonbinary. Saturday's performance is a Transgender Education Network of Texas benefit.
3. "Rhumb Line" at Icosa Collective
Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16. 12 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Sept. 14. 916 Springdale Road. icosacollective.com
In this Icosa Collective show, Amy Bench and Jenn Wilson explore how narratives are structured: always appearing to move forward yet occasionally twisting and bending, obscuring parts of the story. Bench's work is a self-reflection of her nonlinear postpartum journey, while Wilson focuses on the practice of narrative painting — weaving stills from bygone television flops, found photography, memories, comic panels, and images from Song Dynasty scrolls.
4. Summer Movie Nights at Scholz Garten
7 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. facebook.com/events/1579974855473496
America's longest-running biergarten hosts a three-installment Summer Movie Nights series in August, continuing this weekend. Each summer movie night will kick off with a themed dinner, drink specials and a live DJ. The featured movie for the night starts at 9 p.m. with free popcorn. Scholz recommends bringing a blanket and lawn chairs to watch the movie, as seating is limited. Saturday's featured movie is the Patrick Swayze-starring "Road House."
5. Rodney Crowell at Waterloo Records
5 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com
The native Houstonian’s last Waterloo in-store, in April 2017 to support his deeply emotional album “Close Ties,” just might be the best one I’ve ever seen at the iconic local record store, and that’s saying a lot. Crowell’s new album is called “Texas,” and it’s a reflection on his home state with an impressive guest list, including Willie Nelson, Billy Gibbons, Lee Ann Womack and token non-Texan Ringo Starr. The rules for this one: Pre-purchase the album (or buy it on release day, Aug. 15) at Waterloo and get a free guaranteed-admission wristband for the in-store performance. — Peter Blackstock