Begin your week with 'GoT'; end it with some Willie
1. “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Premiere and Season 7 Binge Watch
11:30 a.m. April 14. Free. 502 Brushy St. facebook.com/events/310193816300064
Let's be honest: This is probably going to be the most important thing that happens to all of us this week. The final season of "Game of Thrones" isn't just coming anymore; it's finally here, and we're probably going to need a special place to watch it at while we're trying not to freak out. To that end, the North Door is hosting an all-day watch party that will conclude with a live screening of the first new episode. Tacos from Pueblo Viejo and themed drink specials at the bar will be on hand while you enjoy the show on a 25-foot high-definition screen.
2. William Bell at Antone’s
8 p.m. April 15. $35. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com
One thing we can always count on from Austin’s “home of the blues” is the continuation of founder Clifford Antone’s penchant for bringing legendary performers to play the club in their later years. Bell, who’ll turn 80 in July, certainly qualifies: With 1960s hits such as “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” he became one of storied Memphis label Stax Records’ most successful artists. His 2016 release “This Is Where I Live” won a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. — Peter Blackstock
3. Beer & Ice Cream Pairing at Lazarus Brewing
6 to 8 p.m. April 16. $40. 1902 E. Sixth St. eventbrite.com/e/beer-ice-cream-pairing-with-lick-honest-ice-creams-and-lazarus-brewing-tickets-59180430260
Indulge in two of our biggest vices with this beer and ice cream pairing between Lazarus and Lick Honest Ice Creams. The two local brands kick off a series of these pairings with one that gives back to charity. All of Lick's proceeds will be given to the Hill Country Ride for AIDS. A ticket will get you five 5-ounce beer samples with five 1-ounce ice cream scoops of assorted Lick spring flavors. Plus, reps from both Lazarus and Lick will be there to educate you on each option.
4. CineNoche: "Embrace of the Serpent"
7 p.m. April 17. $9-$11. Violet Crown Austin, 434 W. Second St. austin.violetcrown.com
The internationally co-produced adventure film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who build a friendship with him over the course of 40 years. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
5. "Proof" with the Wimberley Players
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through May 5. $18-$22. 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley. 512-847-0575, wimberleyplayers.org
Simple, elegant and riveting, "Proof" is the story of a mathematics professor named Robert, his worried daughter and a groundbreaking proof. A genius at solving complex problems, Robert’s brilliance and mental decline are legend. After his death, his daughter begins to fear that his mental issues are affecting her. When a former student discovers a groundbreaking proof in Robert’s office, a family secret is unearthed. The Wimberley Players takes on this Pulitzer Prize-winning production.
6. Aaron Franklin at BookPeople
7 p.m. April 19. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com
The owner of Franklin Barbecue may be regarded as the bona fide brisket expert in Texas, but the meat he really loves to eat and cook at home is steak. In "Franklin Steak," his follow-up to the New York Times best-selling book "Franklin Barbecue," the pitmaster demonstrates how to make his favorite food to complete perfection. Listen to Franklin talk at BookPeople about his latest cooking guide; afterward, he'll sign your copy of the book.
7. Willie Nelson Brunch at Trace at the W
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. Free. 200 Lavaca St. traceaustin.com/calendar
With 4/20 on a Saturday this year, you can bet there are a whole bunch of events this weekend tied to cannabis culture, including this one. It might well be the most Austin of all 4/20-related good times, as a Willie-inspired brunch. Throughout the late morning and early afternoon, sit back and enjoy specialty cocktails and bites while listening to some of Willie’s biggest hits. There's no word on the menu yet, but it probably will be pretty carb-heavy.