Sunday

Oktoberfest at South Austin Beer Garden. Head to far South Austin for an afternoon of bratwurst, pretzels and beer. For every one of these sold, $1 will be donated to Texas Firewalkers, a nonprofit that aids families displaced by residential fires, among other aims. There will also be an auction for the organization and a best lederhosen and hat contest. 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 10700 Manchaca Road. facebook.com/events/1101514876905138/

Monday

Raymond Caballero at BookPeople. The historian will sit down for a talk with Mayor Steve Adler about Callaberro's new book, "McCarthyism vs. Clinton Jencks," about a decorated war hero who was convicted for a crime he didn't commit during the oppressive anticommunist McCarthy era. Caballero will sign books after the talk. 7 p.m. Monday. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com

Tuesday

"Sanctum" at Big Medium. A collection of internationally based artists, including Scott Vincent Campbell and Alyssa Taylor Wendt, presents work based around the concept of genetic memory — how we inherit not only DNA but fear, habits, triumph, trauma and love, among other things, from our ancestors. Noon to 6 pm. Tuesday-Friday through Oct. 5. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, No. 101. 512-939-6665, bigmedium.org

Wednesday

High Noon Talk: Secrets in the Dirt. Author Mary S. Black will give a talk on the depth and breadth of archaeological findings in Texas. The Gault archaeological complex, located in Central Texas, is one of the most important and extensive sites in North America. Black will discuss her book "Secrets in the Dirt," which explores recent discoveries at the site. 12 p.m. Wednesday. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thursday

Upside Cinema with Vulcan Video. Every Thursday evening, Vulcan hosts a movie night on the patio of the East Austin Hotel's rooftop bar the Upside. Scary movies, of course, screen this month, starting with 1982's "Alone in the Dark," about a gang of madmen who escape from the local asylum. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. 1108 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/398839004159050/

Friday

City of Cedar Park's Concerts in the Park. Now that the weather is slowly starting to cool down, it's time for outdoor live music shows. Cedar Park hosts Dysfunkshun Junkshun at Milburn Park. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food vendors will be on-site, but you can also bring a picnic and an ice chest. 7 p.m. Friday. 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. cedarparktexas.gov

Saturday, Oct. 5

Saturday Night Concert Series. Don't want to get anywhere near Zilker Park during ACL Festival but still need your weekend dose of live music? Head to the Hill Country Galleria for one of the last nights of this weekly series, this time featuring Fastball. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. The Ginger Man will have a beer tent nearby. 7 p.m. Oct. 5. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. facebook.com/events/2556385387747203/