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Spend your week with live music, aerial dancers and more

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
Vista Brewing hosts the second annual Outside the City Limits Festival with live music throughout the day. [Nell Carroll / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

1. Outside the City Limits Festival

12 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $20-$85. Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150, Driftwood. vistabrewingtx.com/outsidethecitylimits

The one-day fest returns with an irresistible lineup of Texas bands at Vista Brewing's beautiful 21-acre ranch in the Hill Country. There will be nonstop live music starting at 1 p.m. from groups such as Greyhounds, Altamesa, Star Parks and Steel Betty. Stroll the property with a pint in hand while listening to the tunes. Plus, the day will have a pop-up and vintage market, a popsicle from Odd Pop ATX, cornhole and more. VIP pass holders will receive priority parking, a stageside seating area with a private bar and a VIP swag bag with a Yeti tumbler.

2. "SoundSpace: In Such Times" at the Blanton

2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. $5-$12 admission. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 512-471-5482, blantonmuseum.org

This concert series is held this time in conjunction with the Blanton Museum's "Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day," which includes recent work that draws from the artist's Cherokee and Choctaw heritage and queer identity. For Sunday's concert, SoundSpace brings in musicians such as Jose Villalobos, House of Kenzo and Block Party Collective to perform pieces around the museum related to Gibson's multifaceted influences.

3. La Condesa's El Grito Celebration

6 p.m. Sept. 16. $25. Malverde, 400-B W. Second St. elgritoatmalverde.splashthat.com

Texas takes a lot of pride in being Texas, but what would Austin’s food scene be without our neighbors to the south? To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, La Condesa’s executive chef Rick Lopez is bringing fellow veterans of New York City's Café Boulud to Austin — namely, chefs Aaron Bludorn and Drake Leonards. They will come together for a real-time breakdown of fish and serve up fresh ceviche. The party will also have mezcal tastings, a make-your-own-tortilla station and DJ beats.

4. William Tyler, Little Mazarn at 3Ten

8 p.m. Sept. 17. $15-$18. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com

What good deed did Austin guitar fans do to warrant visits by both Bill Frisell and William Tyler within a four-day span? Tyler, from Nashville, is in some ways like a younger version of Frisell, an exquisitely tasteful instrumental composer who brings a broad range of American musical forms into his acoustic-based sound. A major bonus on this bill is local duo Little Mazarn, whose minimalist banjo-saw explorations cast similarly enchanting spells. — Peter Blackstock

5. "In Light" with Blue Lapis Light

Opens Sept. 18. 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 29. $25-$65; Sept. 18 entry is a $25 donation. IBC Bank, 500 W. Fifth St. bluelapislight.org

This aerial show was inspired by a Sufi poet quote: "I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” Blue Lapis Light's "In Light" features aerialists performing off the side of IBC Bank, dancers on Chinese poles and an additional ensemble of dancers. Seating for the performance is at the parking lot of 598 Guadalupe St., directly across from the IBC bank.

6. Austin Underground Beer Release at Black Star Co-op

4 p.m. Sept. 19. Free. 7020 Easy Wind Drive. facebook.com/events/480630012487714

How does water in the brewing process affect the flavor of the resulting beer? Find out with three beers brewed by Black Star, Real Ale and Vista Brewing. Each one was made with the same American lager recipe but different water sources, and they just might all taste differently, too. The three-way collaboration was done with the Texas Brewshed Alliance. Try the 5% ABV beer Austin Underground at Black Star starting this week.

7. Jonathan Safran Foer at BookPeople

7 p.m. Sept. 20. Free-$25. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com

The New York Times bestselling author has penned "We Are the Weather," a mind-bending and potentially world-changing call to action on climate change. Hear what Foer has to say about what we eat for our breakfast and lunch in particular as an important potential solution at this author talk and signing. Tickets are required to join the signing line and are only available with the purchase of a copy of the book.