1. Symphony Scare
6 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. Symphony Scare, 1111 Red River St. waterloogreenway.org/events/symphony-scare
Waterloo Greenway Conservancy hosts a night of frights and delights that is intended to become a spooky new tradition on Waller Creek. Listen to ghastly folktales by bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, accompanied by a live performance from the acclaimed composer Graham Reynolds. Other activities at the inaugural event include a costume contest, onsite food and drink vendors, a writing workshop from Austin Bat Cave, a live bat exhibit from Austin Bat Refuge and other environmental vendors.
2. 100% That Brunch: A Lizzo-Themed Brunch
10:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Trace at the W Austin, 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, facebook.com/events/378256843119449
Well, this is going to be good as hell. The restaurant known for throwing energetic themed brunches has come up with another, on the heels of Lizzo's headliner-by-any-other-name performance at ACL Fest that drew thousands of screaming fans. She'll be back at Zilker Park on Sunday. In the meantime, head to Trace for brunch bites and specialty cocktails by Absolut Juice while jamming out to the singer's latest hits. Reservations are recommended.
3. The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery
6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14. $45. The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St. driskillhotel.com/austin-events/1886-craft-series
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 October dinner, which will feature four courses paired with four beers from a local brewery — this time around, Infamous Brewing. Sip on beers like the Hijack Cream Ale with dishes such as requesón gnocchi. Reservations are required.
4. Herb Alpert & Lani Hall at Paramount Theatre
8 p.m. Oct. 15. $30-$55. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org
“I’m a right-brain guy,” trumpeter Alpert said when I interviewed him in 2015 and asked about balancing his work as a legendary executive with A&M Records (the A is for Alpert) with the music he made on his own and with singer Hall, his wife of 45 years. “I paint, I sculpt, I make music. I practice every day, most every day of my life.” Alpert is now 84 and Hall is 73, but like Austin’s own iconic octogenarian Willie Nelson, the creative spark remains strong. — Peter Blackstock
5. Alamo Drafthouse of Torment
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 23, Oct. 31. $15. House of Torment, 2632 Ridgepoint Drive. facebook.com/events/505020420067042
The House of Torment, Austin's scariest haunted experience, continues to expand its spooky offerings and has teamed up with the Alamo Drafthouse for this one. Once a week, head to the House of Torment to watch horror flicks outside of the main attraction. Up next is the birth of Chucky in "Child's Play." Future screenings include "Night of the Living Dead." Tickets are available as a standalone purchase of $15 or as an add-on to your House of Torment admission.
6. Penfold Theatre's "Ghost Quartet"
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 27. $16-$31. Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd. penfoldtheatre.org
The happily haunted musical about love, death and whiskey features four friends who drink and spin yarns about two fairy tale sisters, a treehouse astronomer, lazy evil bear, subway tragedy and the ghost of Thelonious Monk. The narrative threads interweave into a centuries-long tale of encounters with the otherworldly. A couple of additional performances on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 will take place at the historic setting of the Driskill Hotel.
7. Fourth annual Honey Fest at Texas Keeper Cider
3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 12521 Twin Creeks Road. eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-honey-fest-tickets-70280186931
Texas Keeper teams up with Two Hives Honey for a celebration of all things honey. The South Austin cidery releases the fourth vintage of Honey Thief, a dry cyser (cider fermented with honey), while local honey purveyor Two Hives has honey on and off the comb for purchase. Plus, there will be several workshops related to bees and honey, chefs and other vendors selling bee-inspired wares, meads from all the country, and live music from the Rollfast Ramblers and the Capitol.