Planner, July 5: Music, pets and more
Altercation’s Mid-Summer Night Scream! Two nights of independent music. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10-13, 21 and up. Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh St. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/372906.
HOPE FM Live! Walter Tragert and Money Chicha perform through a partnership with HOPE Farmer’s Market. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m First Sundays. Free. Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal St. 512-974-7821, www.austintexas.gov/music.
Folk of July Fest A folk-, Americana- and country-influenced lineup. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $10-15. The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth St. 512-478-6200, www.eyeinthesky.org/folkofjuly.
After four years, the bar program at Malverde — La Condesa’s upstairs bar and lounge — will close to the public so the company can re-focus the space for private events. La Condesa’s owners see the space as a continuation of the dining room and will continue to cater for private functions.
Say goodbye at the farewell party this Saturday. DJ Michael Crockett will spin the tunes, and happy hour prices will go from 5 to 9 p.m. Deejay Honeycomb, DJ F’in A and DJ Starsign will rotate musical shifts through closing time at 2 a.m.
— Emma Janzen
Blues on the Green. Wednesday: Bob Schneider with Max Frost. 7 p.m. every other Wednesday, through Aug. 7. Free. Zilker Park, Barton Springs Road.512-499-6700, www.kgsr.com/bluesonthegreen.
Take a tour of downtown’s rooftop bars with Michael Barnes. In the Life & Arts section.
A week away
Diamonds in the Ruff. Love-A-Bull, an Austin nonprofit dedicated to all breeds labeled “pit bulls,” celebrates five years of advocacy and rescuing dogs with this gala. Tickets are $75 and include an open bar, dinner and entertainment. The gala starts at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Palm Door, 401 Sabine St., and includes a silent auction. 21 and older (no dogs). Information: love-a-bull.org.
Pets, pets, pets
The Austin Animal Center is anticipating an influx of stray and lost pets because of Fourth of July (fireworks are scary, especially for dogs, and even a relatively calm pet might run away from that kind of noise). The city shelter, the Austin Humane Society, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter and Texas Humane Heroes are among the area pet groups offering adoption specials, with some fees waived, to help with overcrowding. Go statesman.com/pets for updates and to see some pets of the week.
Next week in Austin360
Robots rock our world in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. We’ll have a review of that and other new releases. Plus, a look at the 50-year history of the Carousel Lounge and a visit to Hi Hat Public House.