Music, comedy and more things to do
“Ode to the Organ.” Organ phenomenon Cameron Carpenter is making his debut with the Austin Symphony Orchestra performing pieces by composers Joseph Jongen and Camille Saint-Saëns. Jongen’s “Symphonie concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 81” is considered to be one of the greatest works ever written for the organ and the orchestra overall, while Saint-Saëns’ “Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, Organ” was the Romantic-era composer’s self-described most accomplished piece. 8 p.m. March 22-23. $19-$75. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. austinsymphony.org.
Esther’s Follies. Comedy marches on for another month at Esther’s. Watch the “Big Little White House Lies” continuing saga as Donald Trump finds himself at the mercy of the Trump Ex-Wives Club. Plus, a disgruntled and domineering Sarah Huckabee Sanders, played by hilarious new cast member Kim Stacy, brings all the laughs in a new musical. “South by Southpocolypse” will recap the past week featuring a huge influx of hipsters into Austin. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday in March. $25-$35. 525 E. Sixth St. 512-320-0198, esthersfollies.com.
Infamous Brewing’s 5 Year Anniversary Throwdown. What better way to celebrate a spring anniversary than with a crawfish boil? The Lake Travis-area brewery will have mudbugs from NOLA Kitchen, as well as lots of other bites in case seafood isn’t your thing. Plus, there will be live music and lots of beer, including popular offerings like the Infamous IPA and the Sweep the Leg Peanut Butter Stout. Want those in a cocktail? Infamous will have the InChelada with the Hijack Cream Ale and Bloody Mary mix and the Hi-Tai with Hijack and a tropical mix. 1 to 9 p.m. March 24. Free. 4602 Weletka Drive. facebook.com/events/194521891143006/.
The Garden Club of Austin. The organization’s third monthly gathering will highlight memorable gardens, as presented by Ann Nicholas and Richard Blumenthal. Join for an evening of light refreshments, socializing and some fresh inspiration on what to include in your spring garden this year. 6:30 p.m. doors March 22. Free. Zilker Botanical Garden Auditorium, 2220 Barton Springs Road. zilkergarden.org.
Guided Garden Tour. Tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s gardens and trails with a knowledgeable volunteer docent, who will talk about native plants and the history and architecture of the center. Each of the docents brings his or her own interests to the tour, and sites change throughout the seasons. 11 a.m. to noon March 24 and other dates. $4-$10. 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org.