Dining

The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery. Since 2015, the Craft Series has been showcasing Austin’s vibrant local craft brewery scene with a series of monthly beer pairing dinners. Experience why our city makes the best brews at the September dinner, which will feature four courses paired with four beers from a local brewery — this time around, Hops & Grain. Sip beers like PorterCulture with dishes such as a braised short rib. Reservations are required, but you won't pay until afterward. 6 p.m. Sept. 9. $45. The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.com/austin-events/1886-craft-series

Art

"The In Between" at the Dougherty Arts Center. Through intimate portraits and abstract landscapes, Vy Ngo depicts the experience of physically and emotionally living in two different cultures. "The In Between" is a reflection of the space in which many children of immigrants live within their identities, their communities and in the context of the American Dream.  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 5. The Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/jcbgallery

Film

2019 Sundance Shorts. The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 97-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. With a mix of fiction, documentary and animated offerings from around the world — such as the 13-minute "Sometimes I Think About Dying" — the event will have a little bit of everything. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 6:15 p.m. Sept. 11 and 4:45 and 9:15 p.m. Sept. 12. $9. 6406 N. Interstate 35. austinfilm.org

Book

Edwin Hill, Puja Guha and Carl Vonderau at BookPeople. Crime fiction comes in many forms; compare and contrast them with three authors. Hill represents the series with his second Hester Thursby novel, "Little Comfort." Vonderau will discuss working on a standalone thriller like his "Murderabilia." Guha will talk about her short story in the anthology "Down to the River." Come to BookPeople for this discussion of range in fiction's most popular genre. 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com

Coming up

"Les Misérables." Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, "Les Misérables," featuring glorious new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Sept. 14, and 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 15. $45-$145. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org