Art

"The Story of the Deer in the Road." Artist Valerie Fowler has an expressive style, with its bend toward surrealism and her sense of place, often a romanticized life in Central Texas. "Story" explores Valerie’s personal thoughts on our vulnerability and confrontation with death, manifested in the form of a deer. The animal is portrayed in various settings as an omen, the protagonist in a story not completely revealed and an alter ego to Fowler. Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Sept. 28. Camiba Art, 6448 Highway 290 East, Suite A102. camibaart.com

Roy McMackin. The conceptual artist's sixth show at Lora Reynolds Gallery — featuring sculptures of tables, windows and bowls, among other things — explores ideas of home, memory, domesticity, love, loss and how language influences our understanding of these concepts. Details of every featured object are notoriously subtle, mischievous and sometimes kooky. Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Nov. 9. 360 Nueces St., Suite 50. 512-215-4965, lorareynolds.com

Theater & dance

"Jungalbook" at Zach Theatre. Adventure awaits in a jungle where danger lurks in every tree, and only the brave dare enter. This energetic and creative retelling 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 the vicious Sherakhan. Opens Saturday. 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

Music

Safer Venues Fest in the Red River Cultural District. Molly Burch, Bourgeois Mystics and Christelle Bofale are among the artists who will play a series of individually ticketed shows at Cheer Up Charlies, Scratch House, Empire Control Room, Mohawk indoor, Barracuda and Swan Dive in the inaugural year of the single-day mini-festival. The event is dedicated to raising awareness around safety issues — such as sexual misconduct and harassment — that artists, venue employees and music fans experience at or on the way to shows in the district. 7 p.m. Saturday. facebook.com/events/361060081204896/ — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Nightlife

Bicycles, Blues & Brews at the Hill Country Galleria. Sing along to the blues as you enjoy beer tastings from local breweries. Plus, bring your bicycles to enjoy riding in a vehicle-free zone. (But maybe don't do all three activities at the same time.) The live music lineup, which gets started at 4 p.m., includes Paul Oscher and his All Star Band and headliner Mobley. You'll also be able to learn about bicycle safety, watch demos and test ride bikes courtesy of a few local bike shops. 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com/event/bicycles-blues-and-brews/2145530228/

Andalusia Whiskey's 3rd Anniversary Party. What won't be happening at this celebration is perhaps a better question than what will, because the Blanco-area distillery is packing in the fun. Expect live music from Average Joe Crane and Zydeco Blanco, helicopter rides, a cigar roller, food trucks including Firehouse Fare, yard games and more. You might even get the chance to hand-fill and take home a bottle of Single Barrel Stryker at cask strength (a whopping 125 proof). 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 6462 N. U.S. 281. facebook.com/events/531303120741991/