Live music? Local whiskey? This Wednesday has it all
1. Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical"
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through May 12. $30-$199. Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-0541, zachtheatre.org.
In the Tony Award-winning hit adapted from Dahl's beloved book, Matilda is an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. When she has finally had enough of her unscrupulous parents and tyrannical headmistress, she enlists the help of her friends — and favorite teacher Miss Honey — and bravely takes matters into her own hands to become the biggest little hero. Matilda is sure to delight and empower audiences of all generations. The titular character will be played by two student actors.
2. Real Spirits Launch Party at Easy Tiger
5 to 8 p.m. April 10. Free. 709 E. Sixth St.facebook.com/events/427215654692452.
Did you know Real Ale has a small selection of house gin and whiskey as part of its Real Spirits line? Get to know the other boozy half of the business with Brad Farbstein and Davin Topel, the owner and distiller, respectively, of Real Spirits. The launch party will have both gin and whiskey cocktails, cool souvenir glassware, and a special tapping of Real Ale's Barrel-Aged Four Horseman, a Belgian-style quadrupel.
3. Susan Page author appearance
7 p.m. April 10. $5-$40. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth St. bookpeople.com.
BookPeople hosts the award-winning Washington Bureau chief of USA Today at Central Presbyterian for an author talk and signing. In her new book, "The Matriarch," she explores the life of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history. Pre-ordered books will be given to ticket holders the day of the event and are not available for pick-up at BookPeople prior to the event.
4. Night of Austin Love & Light at Scholz Garten
6 p.m. April 10. $100. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. secure.affinipay.com/pages/hhh/newyorklifeaustin.
Head to the long-running biergarten for a night of giving back and live local music alongside Helping Hand Home of Austin, a nonprofit that serves abandoned children and provide a residential treatment center for children who have experienced extreme abuse and neglect. The fundraiser party will have live music from the Rocketboys, Western Youth, Heart of the City and a special guest. All ticket proceeds go to Helping Hand Home.