Art

Homecoming Mum-Making Workshop with the Contemporary Austin. The homecoming mum is an elaborate corsage worn at Texas high schools. To make your own, join artists from the Color Condition, Sunny Sliger and Marianne Newsom, for a free-flowing workshop on the roof deck at the Jones Center. Take part in this long-standing Texas teen ritual and create your own mum with streamers, knickknacks and personalized text. Afterward, check out Kapwani Kiwanga’s floral installation in "The Sorcerer's Burden." 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $5-$10. 700 Congress Ave. thecontemporaryaustin.org

"A Land With No Name." Co-Lab Projects. Artist Sara Madanar's "A Land With No Name" is a series of paintings that takes its inspiration from Persian history — in particular, how complex notions of gender and national identity changed in Iran between the 19th and 20th centuries. Her works break down and reconfigure these themes of place, nation and identity. 12 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Oct. 26. Co-Lab at Springdale General, 1023 Springdale Road, Suite 1B. co-labprojects.org

Dining

Juliet Open House. Juliet Italian Kitchen holds an open house to explore all the South Austin restaurant has to offer. A dining destination for date nights, business lunches or special events, Juliet will allow visitors to see the space and meet local vendors that can help transform future events. Vendors in attendance include House of Margot Blair, Botanical No. 9, Vannagram, Fancy Fluff and more. The event includes a complimentary glass of prosecco upon arrival. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Free. 1500 Barton Springs Road. facebook.com/events/370472500573536

Taste of Cedar Park. Austin isn't the only Central Texas city with food worth boasting about. Head north on U.S. 183 for Cedar Park's offerings, which will be all in one place at this sixth annual tasting event. Try bites from participating restaurants and other food vendors including Andy's Frozen Custard, the League Tavern and Grill, and Moonshine's Bar and Grill. Cedar Park beverage purveyors Bent Oak Winery and Whitestone Brewery provide the drinks, the Raphina Austin Band the music. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15. $55. 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. cedarparkchamber.org/taste-of-cedar-park

Coming up

Penfold Theatre's "Ghost Quartet." 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. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 27. $16-$31. Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd. penfoldtheatre.org