Ways to spend your Saturday in Austin
Carson McHone at White Horse. The native-Austinite singer-songwriter has at times been easy to catch in town every few weeks. But that’s not been the case for much of the past year, as she’s been touring consistently to support last fall’s “Carousel.” Playing the White Horse is a back-home gig in multiple respects, given that her father co-owns the place. But it’s also the perfect venue to hear her songs that walk the line between trad-country and indie spirit. Warm Sugar open; Tender Things play later. $5. 9 p.m. Saturday. 500 Comal St. thewhitehorseaustin.com. — Peter Blackstock
Up & Down Tour with Little City Coffee & Nomadic Beerworks. Little City Coffee Roasters and Nomadic Beerworks have teamed up for this two-venue workshop that will teach you all about the parallels of coffee and beer. The tour starts at Little City, where you'll dial in the roast and create your own blends. Afterward, make your way over to Nomadic Beerworks for lunch at Kimchi Jon's. Finish off the event with a brewery tour and beer tasting. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. $25. 415 E. St. Elmo Road, Suite 4A, and 3804 Woodbury Drive, Suite A. eventbrite.com/e/up-down-tour-with-little-city-nomadic-beerworks-tickets-64328030872.
Alliance Française Bastille Day Celebration. This year's fête is a festive and fun family picnic under the stars featuring live music. Jugglers, face-painting, balloon art and Triangle Park's playscape and splash pad guarantee "bon temps" for the kids, too. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, pack a picnic, or just relax and buy your dinner from food vendors including Garbo's and Crepe Crazy. You don't have to belong to the organization to attend the event, a celebration of the French holiday Bastille Day. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $5-$8 online, $10 at the door. Triangle Commons Park, 4660 Triangle Ave. afaustin.extranet-aec.com/events/detail/81.
Woodland Faerie Trail by Moonlight. On a few special evenings each summer, the faeries' magical nighttime world at Zilker Botanical Garden is open for full-size people to enjoy. One of those nights has arrived. The wee folk of the Woodland Faerie Trail light up the garden with thousands of sparkling lights and offer music and other entertainment including glow-in-the-dark hula hoops and face painting. Feel free to dress in your fairy best, if you'd like. 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $2-$6. 2220 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-8672, zilkergarden.org.
Fabricating Art as Jewelry at Elisabet Ney Museum. Every Saturday morning in July, the Elisabet Ney Museum opens for a new free creative workshop on the lawn: Summer Saturdays. The staff teaches each activity and provides all the materials. There is no need to sign up, and kids of all ages are welcome. (But parents, or aunts and uncles, or other family members, make sure you stick around; Elisabet Ney is asking for no drop-offs.) This weekend, create jewelry from found objects. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Free. 304 E. 44th St. facebook.com/events/497766787643296/.
"Napoleon Dynamite" with the Cast at Paramount Theatre. KUTX presents the beloved indie that was made almost 15 years ago. Appealing to the teenager in all of us, "Napoleon Dynamite" has an enduring roster of characters who, all these years later, remain as quotable as ever. This evening event includes a screening of the movie, and it will be followed by a lively, freewheeling moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico). 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $34.50-$130. 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org.