1. "Triple Delight"
8 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14. $21-$100. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-476-6064, austinsymphony.org
The Austin Symphony Orchestra's season opener proves all great things come in threes. "Triple Delight" features a trio of classical pieces, including Schubert's short but powerful "Magnificat in C Major." The final two pieces will bring additional artists to the stage at Dell Hall. The award-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu performs Mozart’s crowd-pleasing "Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major," and our town's own Chorus Austin accompanies the orchestra for Maurice Duruflé‘s breathtaking "Requiem, Op. 9." Come early for more classical music-related fun.
2. "Cyrano de Bergerac"
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 29, with no show Sept. 21. $15-$25. Scottish Rite Theater, eventbrite.com/e/cyrano-de-bergerac-presented-by-the-archive-theater-and-the-austin-scottish-rite-theater-tickets-67542901637
The Archive Theater Company presents a limited run of the Austin premiere of Jennifer Rose Davis’ new translation of Edmond Rostand’s "Cyrano." Written in the 19th century, the play is about a love triangle that develops amid the splendor and danger of 17th century France. This production has been in the making for almost seven years. The translation from the French took almost two years to complete; the last five years were spent researching and creating props, costumes and weaponry.
3. Hi Sign Brewing Oktoberfest 2019
Noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 14. Free-$30. 1201 Bastrop Hwy. facebook.com/events/370621450495441/
Hi Sign’s sprawling outdoor space transforms into a Bavarian beer garden for the day. Enjoy its märzen-style lager, the Austin Polka Band performing live, and hot bratwurst by Whoa BBQ. Admission is free but doesn’t guarantee glassware — a 17 oz. stein — so you may consider paying $30 for advanced VIP tickets. Not into the classic lager? Hi Sign also releases three new Garrison Brothers barrel-aged beers at the all-day event.
4. Dieciséis celebrations at Fiesta Gardens and Mexican American Cultural Center
Viva México: 5 p.m. Sept. 14, free, 600 River St., austintexas.gov/esbmacc. Fiesta: 10 a.m. Sept. 14, free before 2 p.m., then $5 after that for ages 13 and older. 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. fiestaaustin.org
Tejano star David Farias featuring Max Baca of Los Texmaniacs headlines the annual Fiesta at Fiesta Gardens. On the other side of I-35, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center along with Frida Friday ATX presents Viva México. Featured performers include Latin alternative band Son de Rey, Mariachis Las Alteñas and ballet folklórico students of the Oaxaca Arte en Movimiento dance group. — Nancy Flores
5. Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger
2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/2401121953492736/
Having a laid-back weekend has never been easier thanks to Easy Tiger's fairly regular Easy Sunday series. The afternoon benefits Equality Texas; head to the beer garden and enjoy dollar beers, live screen-printing, raffles and more. Real Ale provides the brews, including Hans Pils and Axis IPA. Plus, there will be a DJ set by Girlfriend ATX. Equality Texas works to secure full equality for LGBTQ Texans through education, community organizing and collaboration.