- Arianna Auber American-Statesman Staff
1. Austin Oyster Festival
Noon Feb. 24. $60-$115. The Lawn at Seaholm, 800 W. Cesar Chavez St. austinoysterfestival.com.
It’s a testament to our foodie-happy city that there’s a full day devoted to oysters, a variety of Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable: on the half-shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo and more. There will also be Creole barbecue shrimp, shrimp po’boys, gruyere fritters and pommes frites to complement them. For drinks, look for a bloody mary bar featuring locally made Bloody Revolution mix, specialty cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka and a selection of beer and wine. VIP admission offers several perks.
2. Girl Scout Cookie & Whiskey Pairing
3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18. $10.99-$20.99. Still Austin Whiskey Co., 440 E. St. Elmo Road. facebook.com/events/418610461892452.
Two of our biggest indulgences — booze and dessert — are being paired at this South Austin distillery. Still Austin Whiskey is offering samples of three of its whiskeys and a cocktail to pair with everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookies. Pairings include the Daydreamer, a new make spirit made with three types of citrus, with the Lemonade cookies, and the New Fashioned mini cocktail with the Thin Mint. Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar will be on-site for extra bites.
3. Salsa Night at Las Perlas
7 p.m. Feb. 19. $10 suggested donation. 405 E. Seventh St. facebook.com/events/146335989408976.
Want to learn some Latin dance moves? Renowned dance instructor Robbie Sky is teaching both salsa and bachata every Monday night at the downtown mezcal bar. The evening begins with an hourlong salsa workshop at 7 p.m., followed by a bachata lesson at 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight, the floor will open to free-for-all salsa dancing. Walk-ins are welcome, and you don’t need a partner to participate. Come early to enjoy the tequila and mezcal happy hour, which starts at 5 p.m.
4. Camiba Art’s “Glimmers of Time”
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through March 10. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. camibaart.com.
Camiba Art is the site of the new multi-dimensional paintings and installations by Venezuelan-born, Houston-based artist Lorena Morales. She has continued her exploration of memories and the effect time has on them with vibrantly colored rods. Set in groups along the walls, the painted rods have glimmering lines, some solid, some gradients, and others speckled with contrasting colors. As the viewer approaches the works, the color appears and then disappears, like memories.
5. André Aciman at BookPeople
7 p.m. Feb. 21. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
The author of the novel upon which one of last year’s best films was based is coming to Austin to talk about “Call Me by Your Name.” It’s not just the movie gaining accolades — Aciman’s book has won the Lambda Literary Award for fiction. “Call Me” is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian riviera. Tickets are required to join the signing line and are only available with the purchase of a copy of the book.
6. St. Vincent at ACL Live
8 p.m. Feb. 22-23. $41-$51. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.
The eccentric art rocker also known as Annie Clark is riding high on the release of “Masseduction,” her most broadly accessible album to date. It’s a powerful platter that combines her incisive lyricism with creative and surprisingly hooky compositions. The album cements Clark’s place as one of the guitar greats of her generation. The new tour is called “Fear the Future,” but if you’re a fan of powerful women claiming their rightful space at the top of rock’s pantheon, there’s nothing to fear at all. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
7. Breakfast for Dinner pop-up at Hops & Grain
5 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 507 Calles St. facebook.com/events/189481041798765.
The upcoming restaurant Bird Bird Biscuit gave a first taste of their biscuit sandwiches in November, and the pop-up sold out in less than an hour. Now, a second pop-up is coming to East Austin with four types of biscuit sandwiches for both adults and kids alike. The menu includes the Bird Bird Bacon, with bacon, an over-medium fried egg, cheddar and bacon-infused chipotle mayo; and the Lovely Day with chicken sausage, an over-medium fried egg, pecan pesto and cheddar.