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Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
Suzanna Choffel is one of the Austin musicians playing a Fleetwood Mac tribute show at Cosmic Coffee & Craft Beer. [Erika Rich for AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Sunday

Fleetwood Mac tribute at Cosmic. On the heels of the classic band’s performance at the Erwin Center last weekend, Austin musician Lonnie Trevino has gathered a posse of his fellow locals to perform both hits and deep cuts from the band’s catalog. Participants include Akina Adderley, Jane Ellen Bryant, Wendy Colonna, Suzanna Choffel, Johnny Goudie, Charlie Faye, Noelle Hampton, Barbara Nesbitt and many more. Free. 8 p.m. Sunday, 121 Pickle Road. cosmiccoffeebeer.com. — Peter Blackstock

Monday

Jereme Zimmerman at BookPeople. The author of "Make Mead Like a Viking" is taking a crack at making beer, too. He'll talk about and sign his new guide, "Brew Beer Like a Yeti," offering a low-tech, low-cost and low-stress approach to brewing beers for both experienced and novice brewers. The book event will have beer from the ABGB available. 7 p.m. Monday. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.

Tuesday

Astronomy on Tap. You can explore the universe while keeping your feet firmly on the ground at this monthly event. Among the topics covered at this installment is the "hidden figures" of the astronomy world, the lesser-known astronomers who deserve more recognition. Astronomy on Tap also will have telescopes so you can look for objects in the night sky, weather permitting. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. astronomyontap.org.

Wednesday

Date Night at the Dougherty Arts Center. In celebration of Black History Month, the Dougherty Arts Center is honored to host a screening of the documentary "The Gospel According To André," a must-see for everyone who enjoys American history, fashion, art and rooting for the underdog. 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 1110 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/dacevents.

Thursday

Sip & Shuck at Fairmont Austin. Is there a better way to wind down the week than with oysters and alcohol? The Fairmont's Fulton bar features different oyster and drink specials each month for a good cause, and this time around, proceeds benefit Austin Pets Alive. Cocktails include the Margarita Amarga. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 101 Red River St. facebook.com/events/369130687237362/.

Friday

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at Mean Eyed Cat. Isn't the taste of love sweet? Celebrate the birthday of the Man in Black at the bar devoted to him. A variety of Jack Daniel's whiskeys will be on special, and there will be live music from the Band in Black. 7 p.m. Friday. 1621 W. Fifth St. themeaneyedcat.com/events.

Saturday

Scholz Garten's 1st Annual Chili Cookoff. Can't get enough chili this winter? Well, you'll get your fill at this competition that will serve chili until it's gone, with the awards ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Live music is provided by DJ Island Time and Lonestar Lizzie and the Shotgun Wedding Band. 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. scholzgarten.com/calendar/.