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Unplugged at the Grove kicks off this week, plus more free events

Arianna Auber
Ray Wylie Hubbard kicks off a new season of Unplugged at the Grove this week. [Nell Carroll / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


“Game of Thrones” Season 8 Premiere and Season 7 Binge Watch. Need to catch up on the most recent events of the show? The North Door has your back with an all-day watch party that will conclude with the new episode. Tacos from Pueblo Viejo and themed drink specials at the bar will be available while you enjoy “Game of Thrones” on the North Door’s 25 foot high-definition screen. Entry is first come, first serve. 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 502 Brushy St.


Mega Mutt Mondays at Banger's. Now that the expansion at Banger's is officially complete, your dog's favorite hang-out session is back with an all-new dog run. The first Mega Mutt Monday of the year will have vendors, beer specials and happy hour pricing on a couple of your favorite items. 6 p.m. Monday. 79 Rainey St.


La Reina's Birthday Bash. Gabrielas Downtown celebrates Selena Quintanilla's birthday with DJ beats and more. DJ Girlfriend ATX will spin all of your favorite Selena hits, and the restaurant will also play the "Selena" movie on a projector. Wear your favorite Selena-inspired outfit and makeup for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate. And did we mention the $5 purple margaritas that will be on special? 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. 900 E. Seventh St.


Date Night at the DAC: Bike Night. Celebrate Austin's vibrant cycling community with this event at the Dougherty Arts Center. Activities include learning how to transform kitty litter buckets into bike baskets and watching a screening of the short film "Like Riding a Bike." 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. 1110 Barton Springs Road.


ACL Radio's Unplugged at the Grove. One of Austin's longest-running free concert series returns this week with a show featuring singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard. Unplugged promises to have 23 consecutive weeks of live music, food and fun this year, with upcoming performers including Jackie Venson and Charlie Mars. 8 p.m. Thursday. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Road.


Friday Night Flix. Lone Star Court relaunches its movie series this month featuring beloved family-friendly films such as this week's "Free Willy." Watch them in the hotel's outdoor pavilion while enjoying extended happy hour specials. 9 p.m. Friday. 10901 Domain Drive.

Saturday, April 20

Hops & Grain San Marcos' Grand Opening Party. Hops & Grain's San Marcos taproom is officially up and running. At the party, enjoy live music by Mr Brown Sounds, food provided by the neighboring Industry restaurant, games including putt put disc golf and, of course, local beers. Dogs are welcome on the patio. 12 p.m. April 20. 110 E. Martin Luther King Drive, San Marcos.