Go exploring this week at Austin Bookstore Crawl, Red Poppy Fest, more
1. Austin Bookstore Crawl
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 28. Free. Various locations. atxbookstorecrawl.org.
In celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, a group of local, independent booksellers have put together the Austin Bookstore Crawl. Go to at least three of the participating shops — which include BookPeople, BookWoman, Hops and Heroes and several others — and participate in each one’s designated scavenger hunt. If you take a picture at each one and email them to email@example.com, you’ll be entered to win one of three prize packs. No purchases are necessary, but you’re encouraged to browse the shelves at each place.
2. Texas Wine Revolution
1 to 5 p.m. April 22 (11 a.m for VIP tickets). $50-$89. 200 Hi Cir N., Horseshoe Bay. texaswinerevolution.com.
The Hill Country’s William Chris Vineyards started the Texas Wine Revolution a couple years ago as a way to showcase the wines that our state does best — namely, rosé. Spotlighting more than 25 Texas wineries and their completely Texas-grown rosé, the event will also have live music, good food, educational seminars, picnic areas and more on the gorgeous grounds of the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Tickets include up to 47 tastings of wine, samples from participating food vendors, a six-bottle wine tote and more.
3. “Outside the Indoors” at Davis Gallery
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through June 2. Davis Gallery, 837 W. Twelfth St. davisgalleryaustin.com.
This solo show celebrates Sandra Langston’s versatile paintings, drawings and sculpture. Langston has never been tied to particular subject matter, style or even residence. She has split her time between Austin and southern Italy, and her artwork has been split between landscapes and expressive narratives. Her landscapes feature sprawling Texas fields as well as the rolling hills and mountains of Basilicata, Italy. Her narratives depict imaginative interiors and quarrelling couples.
4. Haim, Lizzo at Stubb’s outdoor
Doors 7 p.m. April 24. $49.50. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com.
Here’s your solid girl power bill for the month. Watching the Haim sisters rock out live puts a rousing spin on their catalog of radio hits. These women have been playing together their whole lives and aren’t afraid to go hard. And Lizzo is pure magic. She’s a killer rhyme-slinger who sings like an old-school soul queen, and along with her Big Girl dance team, she’s redefining cool, sexy and beautiful. You will leave this show with a smile on your face. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
5. Mural Art of Food Beer Dinner at ATX Cocina
7 to 9 p.m. April 25. $100. 110 San Antonio St. #170. eventbrite.com/e/mural-art-of-food-beer-dinner-at-atx-cocina-tickets-44606106064.
ATX Cocina Executive Chef Kevin Taylor is teaming up with New Belgium Brewing for a beer dinner that will highlight the art of food. It doubles as a celebration of the launch of New Belgium’s newest offering, Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza, a collaboration made with Mexican craft brewery Primus Cervecería. The four-course meal, which includes dishes like borracho snapper and flan, will be a shared, family-style dining experience, with each course paired with Mural Agua Fresca or a cocktail.
6. “Waterbed” with Mac Blake at Spider House Ballroom
9:30 p.m. April 26. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. 2906 Fruth St. spiderhouse.com.
Blake is a versatile performer and a past winner of Funniest Person in Austin. Lucky for us, he hasn’t confined his generous talents to any one category. His monthly show is a full feast, promising “stand-up, sketch and the dark arts.” A favorite segment is a monthly mail call from “Postmaster” Aaron Brooks. April features guest host Kath Barbadoro, stand-up from Zac Brooks, Allison O’Conor and more. — Brently Heilbron
7. Red Poppy Festival
April 27-29. Free. Downtown Georgetown. poppy.georgetown.org.
Georgetown’s annual springtime tradition, the Red Poppy Festival, is in tribute to the beautiful scarlet flowers that have been part of the town’s landscape for decades. Austin Avenue and other streets around Courthouse Square will be transformed into festival grounds featuring live music — from the Mrs., Prophets and Outlaws and more — a kid’s activity area, a car show, artist vendors and more. The car show will display classics from 1991 or earlier. Start Saturday with the festival parade.