Free events in Austin include Easy Sunday, Rock the Park and more
Easy Sunday featuring Celis Brewery. Easy Tiger’s casual weekend event features Austin’s original craft brewery with $1 Celis cans, including White, Pale Bock and Raspberry, and two specialty Celis drafts: the Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse and the Juicy IPA. Plus, there will be a pop-up shop of woven goods and fiber art accessories by Fibrous, Fine Southern Gentleman screen-printed T-shirts and more. 2 to 6 p.m Sunday. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/300005650794198/.
Jill Lear + Katie Maratta at Gallery Shoal Creek. Locale — a sense of place — dominates in parallel exhibitions at Gallery Shoal Creek showcasing Lear, who is focusing on the language and essence of trees, and Maratta, who creates “horizonscapes” focusing specifically on Texas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 29. 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. galleryshoalcreek.com.
Date Night at the DAC: Pet Appreciation Party. Whether your best friend has fur, scales or feathers, bring them to the Dougherty Arts Center and get them immortalized with a custom pet portrait that you will create with the assistance of an artist. There will also be an agility course, and Austin Animal Center will be on-site with adoptable dogs. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 1110 Barton Springs Road. eventbrite.com/e/date-night-the-dac-pet-appreciation-party-tickets-49364492526.
Harry Potter trivia at Kitty Cohen’s. Remember the wood that Ron Weasley’s second wand was made of? If you’re a savant for minuscule details, don’t miss trivia night with Get It Gals, which will cover both the books and the films. Early arrival is highly recommended. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. 2211 Webberville Road. facebook.com/events/1988954081124720/.
Movies in the Park: “Hook.” The Austin Park Foundation’s family-friendly movie series at various local parks continues with Robin Williams’ live-action version of the Peter Pan tale. Food truck mmmpanadas will be on-site, and you can bring dogs, picnics and lawn chairs. 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Road. austinparks.org/movies-in-the-park/.
Rock the Park with Mobley. KUTX 98.9’s monthly family-friendly music series is back for a fall run with performances by two Austin favorites. The Groundwork Music Orchestra kicks the night off at 6:30 p.m.; then, Mobley will take the stage. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd. kutx.org.
Saturday, Sept. 22
OAKtoberfest at Live Oak Brewing. One of the best German-style breweries in town is timing its annual Oktoberfest party to take place on the first day of the two-week Munich festival that inspired all the rest around the world. Live Oak will debut its Oaktoberfest brew and will have all-day live music and German food from the Black Forest food truck, at the celebration. 12 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22. 1615 Crozier Lane. liveoakbrewing.com.