This week's free fun is plentiful with Zilker music, play
The Big Gay Bidi Bidi Brunch Brunch. El Chilito celebrates Pride Week in Austin with a block party-style event with several food and drink specials including $3 chilaquiles and $3 micheladas. Come dressed to win the Selena look-a-like contest or try your hips at the washing machine dance contest. Lots of Selena tunes will be played, of course, and drag performances have been lined up, too. 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 2219 Manor Road. facebook.com/events/2346938905423869/
"Hauntings." Artist Shana Hoehn has built an image archive of sexualized female archetypes sourced from ship figureheads, hood ornaments, carnival portraiture, pin-ups painted on World War II aircraft, and horror films, and her large-scale sculptures based on these images are on display at Women and Their Work. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 5. 1710 Lavaca St. womenandtheirwork.org.
True Crime Trivia. Ever stunned someone into silence with your knowledge of serial killers? Feel like the sound of "Forensic Files" is the only lullaby you need? Don't miss this quiz. There will be prizes for top scorers. 6:30 p.m. doors Tuesday. The Park on South Lamar, 4024 S. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/1116378281878851/.
Blues on the Green with Sweet Spirit, Soul Man Sam at Zilker Park. It’s last call for free tunes in Zilker Park, friends. Austin City Limits Radio closes out its popular summer music series with a performance from pop powerhouse, Sweet Spirit. Known for their spectacular stage shows, the band has been on tour for most of the summer, so expect an extra tight set loaded with seductive riffs and singalong hooks. 8 p.m. Wednesday. 2100 Barton Springs Road. acl-radio.com/blues19 — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Zilker Summer Musical: Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Zilker Theatre Productions takes us under the sea for its 61st season. The splashy musical adventure is sure to have audiences singing along with favorite Disney songs. "The Little Mermaid" is based on the animated 1989 film of the same name, which itself was based off the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. 8:15 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 17. The Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. zilker.org/mermaid
Cool Summer Nights at the Bullock Museum. Come for after-hours exploration of Texas history at the final installment of the Bullock's summer series. This one will have activities that include sci-fi music creation and astronomy observation on the plaza, but you can also walk each floor of exhibitions. 6 p.m. Friday. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Dog Days of Summer at Live Oak Brewing. Celebrate your favorite furry friend with an afternoon at the brewery. Bring leashed dogs, in their favorite costume if they permit it, for live music, a donation drive benefiting the Austin Animal Center and a special beer cask. Plus, you'll get to vote on the best dog costume; the winner will get a prize. 12 to 6 p.m. Aug. 10. 1615 Crozier Lane. facebook.com/events/553426495189761/.