National Tequila Day and more things to do Wednesday
1. National Tequila Day at Güero’s Taco Bar
6 to 8 p.m. July 24. Free. 1412 S. Congress Ave. facebook.com/events/334215737459666
Iconic South Congress restaurant Güero’s and local tequila brand Dulce Vida have paired up this year to celebrate National Tequila Day with margaritas and music in the Oak Garden. The Dulce Vida staff will be on-site to spread their love for and knowledge of the product. Plus, the Vida Rita will be the featured margarita for the evening. Additionally, since National Tequila Day lands on a Wednesday, Sun Radio will be onsite broadcasting live performances by Craig Marshall and the Cuckoos and raffling off a Dulce Vida gift basket between sets.
2. "Annie" with TexARTS
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 4. $43-$60. 2300 Lohmans Spur, Suite 160, Lakeway. tex-arts.org/professional/annie
It won't be a hard-knock life to watch TexARTS' production of this family-friendly musical about everyone's favorite red-headed orphan, Annie. She charms everyone she meets, including Daddy Warbucks, a wealthy man who takes her in and changes the course of her life. Two young girls, Danielle Guilbot and Luciana Marinari, will rotate playing the main role of Annie throughout the course of the production.
3. Wine for the People Wine Pairing Dinner
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 24. $85. Hillside Farmacy, 1209 E. 11th St. eventbrite.com/e/wine-for-the-people-wine-pairing-dinner-tickets-62744449337
Texas winemaker and sommelier Rae Wilson, the creator of the Austin-based Wine for the People brand, has teamed up with Chef Sonya Cote of Hillside Farmacy for this five-course plated dinner. An opening reception includes a passed appetizer paired with Dandy Bubbles. Future courses including the Grower Project Rosato with rare lamb and the Grower Project Albarino with smoky quail. Each one is intended to also pair with this hot season.
4. Chuck Klosterman at BookPeople
7 p.m. July 24. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com
Funny, wise and weird in equal measure, Klosterman's new "Raised in Captivity" promises to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory. Some of the tales you'll read about include a man flying first class who discovers a puma in the lavatory; a woman who interviews a hit man to kill her husband; and a man who sees a whale get struck by lightning. Tickets are required to enter the signing line, but the speaking portion of the event is free.