Find more things to do on Labor Day
The ABGB’s 4th Anniversary Party. As always, the ABGB is celebrating its anniversary on a Monday — Labor Day. Expect a full day of activities as well as house beer, pizza and birthday cake. There will be music playing throughout the evening, including No Recess, a full-on Nirvana experience with Mark Creaney, Will Rhodes and friends, at 6:30 p.m. The activities include a cornhole-in-one power hour, the Apple Bomb Jump into Barton Springs Pool and a guided flight with one of the brewers, tickets for which will benefit HAAM. Noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 4. Free. 1305 Oltorf St. facebook.com/events/812591675588611/.
American Aquarium at Stubb’s indoor.American Aquarium bandleader BJ Barham recently found himself in an unusual position: Just as the long-struggling North Carolina alt-country group finally became a solid national draw, his backing crew decided to depart. He’s re-stocked the lineup with three Texans, including Austinites Joey Bybee (drums) and Shane Boeker (guitar). They held their first full rehearsals in Austin a few weeks ago, shortly after Barham completed an incredible solo U.S. tour: He played at least one show in all 48 contiguous states in less than two months. Read more on that tour and the new American Aquarium lineup on mystatesman.com. $16-$18. 8 p.m. doors Sept. 4. 801 Red River St. stubbsaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
Hurricane Harvey Benefit with Patty Griffin Live. KUTX 98.9 and Waterloo Records have put together a special show to raise money for the American Red Cross, aiding in Texas cities’ relief efforts following the devastating Hurricane Harvey. Versatile singer-songwriter Patty Griffin will perform at Waterloo, a treat for fans who might have missed her performance at ACL Live this spring, when American-Statesman music writer Peter Blackstock noted she was at the top of her indie-folk game. All donations at the door will go toward the Red Cross. 5 p.m. Sept. 4. $20 suggested donation. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. waterloorecords.com.
Byron May at Art on 5th. The South Austin art gallery will showcase May’s 3-D artwork, a culmination of more than 30 years in the graphic arts industry. You’ll view his work — made by transforming unassembled elements of his imagination into a fascinating image — with 3-D glasses. These will make the vibrant colors seem to leap off the surface. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 4-7. 3005 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite C. 110-B. 512-481-1111, arton5th.com.
8 Hours for Beer! Labor Day at Live Oak Brewing. The East Austin brewery will remind us why Labor Day exists in the first place — a holiday that originated from the labor union movement that pushed for eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest. In that spirit, Live Oak will have eight hours of delicious beer, local food and live music. Food vendors include the Black Forest and Flying Pig Provision Co., while music starts at 2 p.m. and will be provided by Lady Dame & the Blackboot Brothers, Strahan & The Good Neighbors, and One Eye Open. Noon to 8 p.m. Free. 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle. facebook.com/events/1893806617537535/.