1. "Jungalbook" at Zach Theatre
Opens Sept. 7. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with additional 11 a.m. matinee Nov. 2, through Nov. 10. $19-$43. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org
Adventure awaits in a jungle where danger lurks in every tree, and only the brave dare enter. This energetic and creative reimagining of the timeless tale, friendly for families, is about the young Humancub who is raised by wolves, under the protection of her friends Bagheera and Baloo, after her parents are killed by Sherakhan. Playful puppetry and vibrant costumes enrich the story of loyalty and betrayal as the Humancub must find the courage to face this challenge and choose her fate under the consequence of jungle law.
2. Pinot Noir Class at Rosewood
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. $60. 1209 Rosewood Ave. rosewoodatx.com/home/ola/services/pinot-noir-class-with-sommelier-jeb-russell
Taste your way through examples of one of the most versatile wine grapes at this intimate, 10-person tasting at Rosewood, as led by sommelier Jeb Russell. The class will have a large mix of red, sparkling and rosé wines (remember, the varietal is versatile) that you can sip alongside light bites from the Rosewood kitchen while enjoying conversation and wine facts. The East Austin restaurant specializes in South Texas cuisine.
3. Texas Gypsy Fire at the Cactus Cafe
8 p.m. Sept. 6 & 7. $22 adv., $30 door. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org
The Romani people left the Indian subcontinent over 1,500 years ago, fanning out across Europe and, later, the Americas. The Romani Archives, housed at UT, is the largest collection of items documenting Romani culture in the world. With this show, international folk artist Oliver Rajamani aims to raise awareness about Austin’s Romani community and the archives. He is joined on the bill by steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
4. Freddie for a Day at the ABGB
7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. $15 suggested donation. 1305 W. Oltorf St. facebook.com/events/710682819386583
Freddie for a Day (named for the late Freddie Mercury, of course) goes anywhere the wind blows, just like the live sets that'll be performed by Feelthy Good People and Austin's Queen cover band, Magnifico. Did we mention the lip-sync battle hosted by Scarlett Kiss? Dress in your Freddie best and lip-sync your heart out for a chance to be crowned Freddie for a Day. The event is a benefit for AIDS Services of Austin.
5. Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne at BookPeople
2 p.m. Sept. 8. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com
The two co-authors of "Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You" have come to talk about the all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming or gender-fluid. "Trans+" answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. They'll also sign the book after the talk.