National Dog Day on the Patio. Loro wants to shower our four-legged fur babies with love and has teamed up with Austin Pets Alive and Tito's Handmade Vodka to do it. Head to Loro's welcoming patio to enjoy $4 Woof Rescues made with Tito's, blackberry and yuzu, as well as play with puppies and snap a picture in the photo booth. Austin Pets Alive will have dogs available for adoption, but if you aren't looking to add a new pup to your home, there are other ways you can support the local organization. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Free. 2115 S. Lamar Blvd.

National Dog Day at Stella San Jac. Our furry friends deserve a day of their own. Austin Humane Society will bring some fur babies for adoption; plus, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will have dog (and human) swag up for grabs. Already have too many dogs at home? Stop by Stella anyway because Tito’s is donating $1 from every Tito’s cocktail sold to the nonprofit. The restaurant also plans to donate 5% of sales to help the dogs (and cats) who are searching for their forever homes. 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26. Free. Westin Austin Downtown, 310 E. Fifth St.


FotoATX at the Dougherty Arts Center. The multi-artist show features Meeghan Morongova's "Boundless Abandon," which discards the cynicism of adulthood; Peter Shen's "Eye on Lens," a series of travel photography; and Sara Fields' "Diminution," about the relationship between memory's malleability and the tangibility of photographs. Morongova's art will be up through Aug. 31; Shen's and Fields' works will remain on display through Oct. 5. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1110 Barton Springs Road.


Women Behind the Wheels: Celebrate Women's Equality Day. Antonelli's Cheese House is taking the time to celebrate the phenomenal lady cheesemakers of the world. During the class, taste through seven different cheeses made by women, including makers from New York, Wisconsin, California and Texas. Plus, Antonelli's will throw in a few fun food pairings made by female artisans as well. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26. $45. 4220 Duval St.

Coming up

Common at ACL Live. The label "dad rap" is the easiest (and most accurate) knock against the Chicago rap heavy. A prized poet of hip-hop’s golden era, Common’s razor-sharp rhyme style hasn’t gone soft, but his enduring affinity for jazzy soundscapes and a shift to mature subject matter places him squarely in the realm of rappers you might hear on NPR. You don’t go to a Common show expecting a raging turn up, but you will hear one of the greatest lyricists alive, who is still making relevant, powerful songs. Hip-hop grew up. 8 p.m. Aug. 27. $39.75-$59.75. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. — Deborah Sengupta Stith