Explore modern homes and more during this busy Austin weekend
1. Austin Modern Home Tour
10 a.m. Feb. 23. $15-$75. Various locations. eventbrite.com/e/2019-austin-modern-home-tour-and-mcm-block-party-tickets-53613782266.
The self-guided Austin Modern Home Tour offers a remarkable look at amazing architecture and a chance to learn from the creative minds who designed them. Explore the more than 10 homes on the tour by visiting them in any order at your own pace, and enjoy the day with other like-minded architecture and design lovers. Afterward, Leander's Starlight Village will host a mid-century modern block party, included in the cost of your admission. The block party will be up and running starting at 3 p.m.
2. Adelbert's Beer Dinner at Stella Public House
7 p.m. Feb. 21. $50. 1905 Aldrich St. eventbrite.com/e/adelberts-beer-dinner-tickets-55051444352.
The Belgian-style beers of the local Adelbert's Brewery and the Italian-inspired menu of Stella Public House get paired up at this five-course feast featuring seasonal flavors. Courses include dirty oysters with the Sundowner Biere Brut — a champagne-like beer — and a grilled vegetable salad with Travelin' Man IPA — an international spin on an American favorite. Stella specializes in Neapolitan-style pizza but branches out from its usual menu with the beer dinner.
3. "I Take This Man"at Way Off Broadway
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinee March 3, through March 16. $10-$20. 11880 Hero Way West, Bldg. 4, Leander. wobcp.org.
Way Off Broadway Community Players presents a romantic farce about a woman, Giddy Hollis, who lies to the dreamboat Boston Marathon runner she found unconscious near the finish line and rescues. When she discovers once he wakes up that he doesn't remember who he is, she tells him they are married. He tries to be a good husband to her, and hilarious complications ensue at a furious pace.
4. Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame Awards Show at Paramount Theatre
7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. $75-$250. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.
The 2019 inductees for this annual event are an impressive lot: ZZ Top leader Billy Gibbons, Grammy-winning Austin pop star Christopher Cross, native Texan troubadour Steve Earle and songwriter Bob McDill, author of many country classics including Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me.” Gibbons, Cross and Earle will perform, along with Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, Shawn Camp and others. — Peter Blackstock
5. The 2019 Sausage Kings of Austin
2:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 24. $28. The Brewer's Table, 4715 E. Fifth St. facebook.com/events/347167755890795/.
The third year of this meaty competition welcomes several of Austin's top chefs and restaurant talent. Participants, including the Brewer's Table, Micklethwait, Banger's, la Barbecue, Salt & Time, Stiles Switch and Scholz Garten, will create an original off-menu sausage using beers from the Brewer's Table while attendees cast their votes in a friendly competition to crown the Sausage King of Austin. Tickets include two free drinks.