1. "Les Misérables"
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
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 — with songs that have become beloved. "I Dreamed a Dream" and "On My Own" are just two of the timeless tunes you'll hear.
2. The National, Alvvays at Austin360 Amphitheater
7 p.m. Sept. 10. $37-$79. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com
Two decades and eight albums into a slow-build career that has seen it rise from up-and-coming club act to arena headliner, Brooklyn band the National brings the tour for its new album, “I Am Easy to Find,” to the biggest venue in Austin it's played to date. No small bonus is opening act Alvvays, the Canadian indie-pop sensation fronted by Molly Rankin that has become an Austin favorite through many South by Southwest and ACL Fest appearances. — Peter Blackstock
3. Tuesday Twilights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29. $6-$12 admission. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org
Enjoy your happy hours with fall flowers starting this week. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has brought back its Tuesday Twilights series, during which it stays open late each week to offer live music, activities, signature cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, garden tours and more. The live music acts and food truck rotates each week, but each installment will have the Tito's drinks.
4. "It Chapter Two" Grown-Up Cereal Party
6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11. $16.99. Sept. 10: Alamo Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St., Suite 120. Sept. 11: Alamo Lakeline, 14028 N. U.S. Hwy. 183, Building F. drafthouse.com/austin/show/it-chapter-two-grown-up-cereal-party
At this special screening of the new "It Chapter Two," adults can feel like kids again — just, you know, without a psycho clown stalking their every move. Your ticket to either of these two shows includes an all-you-can-eat cereal party (because there's nothing like breakfast for dinner). Don't forget your pajamas. "It Chapter Two" is the sequel to the 2017 smash hit based on the Stephen King horror novel, and the members of the Losers Club are now 27 years older.