Longhorn City Limits and other events to kick off September
1. Longhorn City Limits with Jimmie Vaughan, Nightowls
3:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Free. LBJ Library Lawn, 2300 Robert Dedman Drive. texassports.com.
Here’s the best new addition to University of Texas football pre-game rituals in a long time: free concerts by some of the city’s top musicians on the expansive greenspace immediately adjacent to the southeast end of the DKR-Memorial Stadium. Blues guitar great Vaughan headlines the inaugural event at 5 p.m., with high-powered Austin soul outfit the Nightowls opening at 3:30 p.m. These shows will happen before every home game this year. Texas’ first home game, against Tulsa, kicks off at 7 p.m. — Peter Blackstock
2. “The Big, Fat Indian Wedding”
7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-9, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $25-$53. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. bfiw.ticketspice.com/the-big-fat-indian-wedding.
This site-specific Bollywood-style theatrical production will bring South Asian style and flavor to Austin — and it’ll really feel like you’re attending a wedding. The script for this delightful comedy of errors was written specifically for Mueller Lake Park, and audiences will move from location to location at the venue, laughing, singing and dancing as Indian and Texan cultures clash. Plus, after each show is a lively celebration featuring local Indian food, a Bollywood DJ and vendors.
3. Kath Barbadoro at the Velveeta Room
9 p.m. Sept. 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Sept. 8. $10. 521 E. Sixth St. thevelveetaroom.com.
Kath has been on Comedy Central’s “Roast Battle” and PBS’s “Stand Up Empire” and was a correspondent on the CW’s “ATX Uncensored(ish)” when she was making the Austin comedy rounds. She is now based in New York and is one of the funniest self-proclaimed “mean tweeters” I know. Catch her live at the 30-year-strong Velveeta Room when she returns to Austin to school us all. — Brently Heilbron
4. National Sour Beer Day at Easy Tiger
11 a.m. Sept. 8. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/700154447028759/.
If you love the tart, sometimes funky profile of a good sour beer, Easy Tiger’s celebration of National Sour Beer Day is an event you won’t want to miss. The downtown beer bar is tapping nine beers from some of the best sour-producing breweries in the country, some right here in Central Texas. All pours are half pints. Featured beers include Cascade Midnight Bramble, Jester King Boxer’s Revenge and Blue Owl Brewing’s Tiger’s Blood (an Easy Tiger collaboration featuring watermelon, strawberry and coconut).
5. “My Seasons with the Astros, Expos, and Phillies” at Hyde Park Theatre
7 p.m. Sept. 9. $15-$50. 511 W. 43rd Street. hydeparktheatre.org.
Ken Webster’s deeply personal play is back for one more benefit performance. In “My Seasons,” Hyde Park Theatre’s artistic director explains his strange obsession with the former major league catcher John Bateman. Webster’s Twitter feed started as a diary of the 1966 Houston Astros season as seen through the eyes of Webster’s favorite player from childhood. The one-day-only production will chronicle how Webster became an amateur historian, exploring his favorite player and the years 1966-1971 specifically.