Kick off your week with ‘Harry Potter’ trivia and more events
“Harry Potter” Trivia.Think you are the Hermione Granger of trivia night? Head to Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina for this all-out “Harry Potter” festival featuring lots of trivia questions related to both the books and the movies, additional fun activities and heaps of prizes up for grabs. Cosplay is welcome. There will be butterbeer. 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 16. Free. 3120 Palm Way, No. 170. facebook.com/events/352008795327757/.
Martini Monday at Drink.Well. Thought you were going to start your week with a quiet night in? Think again. North Loop bar Drink.Well is hosting this weekly night showcasing one of the best-known classic cocktails, the martini. For the month of July, there will be three featured martini recipes, each $10, featuring Plymouth Gin and Absolut Elyx Vodka. The martinis include the classic, the Turf Club and the Flame of Love. Garbo’s Lobster Truck will be on-site. 4 p.m. Mondays through July 30. 207 E. 53rd St. facebook.com/events/191456518182452/.
“Figure, Flora, Fauna” at Gallery at Atelier 1205. Local ceramic artists Claire Bresette and Jennifer Hill are displaying their contrasting work as part of a new show at the East Austin gallery. Bresette, a yearly participant in Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour, explores discordant imagery within patterns in “Figure, Flora, Fauna,” while Hill, a teacher at area art centers including the Contemporary Austin’s art school at Laguna Gloria, is inspired by the luscious flora and textures of the sea. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 5. 1205 E. Cesar Chavez St. atelier1205.com.
Ume at Waterloo Records. Four years after their last album, “Monuments,” dropped, Austin’s hard rock outfit is back with a new collection, “Other Nature.” The band slowed down in 2015 after the couple at the core, Lauren and Eric Larsen, had a baby girl. For a period of time, the future of the group was up in the air, but Lauren Larson felt driven to write the deeply personal songs on the album while the baby slept. Ume heads out on tour with the Sword later this month. Free. 5 p.m. July 17. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
“Playhouse Creatures.” This City Theatre production making its Austin premiere is the inspiring story of the first actresses of England and their determination to transform the theater world for good in the late 1600s, when women weren’t held in high regard. “Playhouse Creatures,” by April De Angelis, is a high-spirited comedy that will resonate. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 5. $10-$25. 3823 Airport Blvd. 512-524-2870, citytheatreaustin.org.
Jermaine Fowler at Cap City Comedy Club. Fowler is everywhere right now. He starred in the CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts” and has done the roster of guest appearances on HBO’s “Crashing,” Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken” and “The Eric Andre Show,” “Family Guy” … he even announced the freakin’ Emmys. As always, the best place to see a rising star is live on stage at the beautiful Cap City Comedy Club. 7:30 and 10 p.m. July 20 and 21. $18-$23. 8120 Research Blvd. capcitycomedy.com. — Brently Heilbron