1. Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
8 p.m. Aug. 27-Sept. 2. $10 per event; $45-$99 for festival passes. Multiple venues. oobfest.com
Over the course of seven days, on six stages and with 80 acts, the laugh fest that is Out of Bounds Comedy Festival returns. Its mission, in part, according to the website, "is to bring worldwide attention to the Austin comedy community by featuring improv, sketch, podcasts, musical, variety and stand-up." Hoping to get at least a chuckle out of you are comedians such as Carina Magyar, MK Paulsen and Y'all We Asian.
2. Common at ACL Live
8 p.m. Aug. 27. $39.75-$59.75. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com
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 place 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. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
3. "Selena" at the Paramount Theatre
7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. $8-$12. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org
For one of the final Paramount Summer Classic Film Series screenings of the season, sit down to watch the biographical film about Selena Quintanilla. Though her life was cut short at the age of 23, the Tejano music sensation left us a legacy defined by the pure joy of her stage presence and musicianship. In this poignant film, Jennifer Lopez — on the cusp of stardom herself — captures the generosity of spirit and raw talent that defined Selena’s all-too-short career.
4. "Kansas City or Bust!"
8 p.m. Aug. 27. $15. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. massiveimp.buyplaytix.com/reserve/kansas_city_or_bust.html
This comedy benefit stars Jomo & the Possum Posse, Cami & Zach, Ky Krebs and Angelina Martin. "Kansas City or Bust!" also features the premiere reading of a short comedy by Max Langert with all-star actors Roxy Becker, Lana Dieterich, David DuBose, Doug Greco and Garry Peters. All proceeds from this hilarious night will go toward the Austin Ball'rz' two softball teams' goal of getting to the NAGAAA Softball World Series in Kansas City in September.