Fill your Monday with music, mezcal and more
Mezcal Mondays at Suerte. One of Austin's best restaurants now has a new reason for you to visit at the start of your week. Suerte, which specializes in Mexican-inspired eats, plans to spotlight a different mezcal label every Monday this summer, with 50 percent off copitas and familia pours. That's quite a deal considering that Suerte's considerable collection of mezcal ranges from $7-$25 for a 1-ounce pour. (The 3-ounce pours cost more, at a range of $18 to $70.) 5 p.m. Mondays through July 29. Free. 1800 E. Sixth St. suerteatx.com
Full Moon Swim at Austin Motel. Feel some throwback vibes with this longtime local hotel’s 1,100-square-foot, kidney-shaped pool. Although you can swim in it on other days, the Austin Motel’s Full Moon Swim event is the best time to go because it’s free to attend. Order a mai tai or other tropical drink from the pool bar and lounge poolside to enjoy tunes all through the night. The Full Moon Swims run once a month on the night of the full moon through October. 6 to 10 p.m. June 17. 1224 S. Congress Ave. facebook.com/events/319870751991248
Hole in the Wall 45th anniversary 45rpm single release at Hole in the Wall. Country band Mike & the Moonpies and indie-pop performer PR Newman have teamed up on a split-single featuring two big hits by bands that got started at the Hole — Fastball’s “The Way” and Timbuk 3’s “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades,” respectively — to help the UT campus-area joint mark another milestone year. They’ll headline a solid Monday bill that kicks off a full week of shows featuring Hole favorites. 8 p.m. June 17. $15-$20. 2538 Guadalupe St. holeinthewallaustin.com — Peter Blackstock
"Truth Before Flowers" at Women and Their Work. In her solo show, artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk disentangles histories and traumas through objects culturally associated with womanhood. Inspired by the history of teacups and dinnerware, she employs porcelain to speak in dualities, especially of fragility, resilience and ultimately the struggle between diversity and the flawless white body. Datchuk deconstructs established hierarchies of materials and champions the handmade. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday through July 25. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org
Dominic Smith at BookPeople. The novelist will be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Stephen Harrigan in celebration of his latest book, "The Electric Hotel." In the novel, Claude Ballard finds his cinematic past has come surging back to him with the arrival of a film history student who wants to hear about "The Electric Hotel," the lost masterpiece that sent him into bankruptcy and ended the career of his muse. Come to BookPeople to hear Smith and Harrigan speak; Smith will sign books after the talk. 7 p.m. June 17. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd.