Celebrate Austin's birthday and more this weekend
1. Austin's Birthday Bash
5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3. Free. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. facebook.com/events/2130398187083578
Celebrate the birthday of the city we love and live in the Austin way. At this free community event, there will be good food and live music. Salt & Time is among the food vendors providing the bites, while Mobley, Kalu and the Electric Joint, Bidi Bidi Banda and GirlFriend ATX play the tunes. Expect a photo booth and yard games as well. Austin's Birthday Bash commemorates the 180th year since the Republic of Texas auctioned the first lots in Austin. The auction, which occurred on the grounds of today's Republic Square Park, was under a grove of trees now called the Auction Oaks.
2. Summer Wine Dinner at Juliet Italian Kitchen
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. $100. 1500 Barton Springs Road. eventbrite.com/e/juliet-italian-kitchens-summer-wine-dinner-tickets-65265778701
Juliet has recently updated its wine list with some off-the-beaten-path bottles and wants to showcase them with a special pairing dinner. The wines represent some of the best producers in their respective categories and are absolutely delicious; plus, most are organically produced. The multi-course dinner includes courses such as seared shrimp with a rustic mushroom duxelle and the 2018 Orsi Vigneto San Vito Posca Bianco.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1110 Barton Springs Road.austintexas.gov/jcbgallery
The Dougherty Arts Center hosts three photographers in advance of the second annual FotoATX Festival. The show features Meeghan Morongova's "Boundless Abandon," Peter Shen's "Eye on Lens" and Sara Fields' "Diminution." Morongova's art, a series of digital photography and installation, will be up through Aug. 31; Shen's and Fields' works, about world travels and memory, respectively, will remain on display through Oct. 5.
4. Carly Rae Jepsen at ACL Live
8 p.m. Aug. 3. $39-$40. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com
There was a brief moment during the “Call Me Maybe” era when it seemed like the Canadian pop savant might be a one-hit wonder. Well, she showed you, haters. Two hot-selling and critically acclaimed collections of candy synth jams later, Jepsen is at the top of her genre. Her new album, “Dedicated,” written after a difficult breakup, wraps introspective lyricism in summery earworms like “Party for One,” a defiant ode to single life that’s also a dance-floor sizzler. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
5. Texas Lambic Fest
1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4. $25. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, 3220 Manor Road. eventbrite.com/e/2019-texas-lambic-fest-tickets-65280517786
The annual celebration of Belgium's finest beer style, a lambic, returns with more lambics, gueuzes and spontaneous beers from around the world. You can bring your own bottles to share with others and also try out what they have brought. Lambics and more will be available for purchase from the festival's new, bigger-than-ever venue, Batch. Tickets include access to the festival, a commemorative glass, live music, kolaches, additional bites and expert panels.