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Beer, comedy to start your week off right

Arianna Auber
Try Real Ale beers and Real Spirits whiskey at a happy hour at Cannon + Belle Monday. [AMERICAN STATESMAN 2016]


The Craft Series at 1886 Cafe & Bakery. The Driskill’s monthly beer dinners are one of the best deals in town, as far as multicourse pairing feasts go. (They don’t get much more affordable than $45.) This month, 1886 Cafe & Bakery teams up with North Austin brewery Oskar Blues for an evening of fine fellowship and well-crafted food and beer. Pairings include the Dale's Pale Ale with ricotta fritters. Reserve your seat ahead of time, although you won’t pay until after you eat. 6 to 9 p.m. June 10. $45. 604 Brazos St.


Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar. The most brilliant stand-up comedian of his generation, according to The New York Times, Izzard takes the stage at the Long Center for a two-day show. Five years after his last comedy tour, Force Majeur, made comedy history by playing in 45 countries, including all 50 U.S. states, and in four languages, he is back to his roots with an all-new show that intends to expand on his own totally surreal view of life, love and history. Find out what his theory of the universe is. 8 p.m. June 10-11. $51.50-$70.50. 701 W. Riverside Drive.


10th Annual Tyler's Dam That Cancer. It’ll be a celebratory year for the 10th edition of the 21-mile stand-up paddle and party benefiting the Flatwater Foundation, a nonprofit that provides access to mental health services to those affected by a cancer diagnosis. If you aren't one of the paddlers completing the dam-to-dam course across Lake Austin, you can still attend the post-paddle party that will have a DJ, food and drinks, raffles, giveaways and more. For VIP treatment, donate $200 or more. 6 to 10 p.m. June 10. Free. LCRA Red Bud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd.

Cannon + Belle's Real Ale Happy Hour. Central Texas' oldest craft brewery doesn't just make beer anymore. Taste the full range of Real Ale booze at this evening event at the Hilton Austin restaurant with several beverage specials. These include a $10 build-your-own Old Fashioned station featuring Real Spirits' signature whiskey, as well as $5 draft beers and $10 whiskey sours. There will be live music; glassware and swag are available. 6 to 9 p.m. June 10. Free. 500 E. Fourth St.


"METROmorphosis." The paintings and sculpture on view at the Davis Gallery are fascinating examples of local artists Annie Darling and David Elliott's own visions of our quickly expanding and changing city. Darling explores landmarks from around Austin and involves an array of media ranging from encaustic to photography. Elliott's oil paintings and ceramic sculpture personify the undercurrent of eccentricity that seems to power this town. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through July 13. 837 W. 12th St.