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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day, other events

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com
Malverde at La Condesa hosts a Mexican Independence Day celebration, El Grito, featuring a trio of chefs including La Condesa's own Rick Lopez. [Contributed by La Condesa]

Dining

La Condesa's El Grito Celebration. 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. 6 p.m. Sept. 16. $25. Malverde, 400-B W. Second St. elgritoatmalverde.splashthat.com

Books

Matthew Riemer at BookWoman. The native Austinite and co-author of "We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation" will be in discussion about the book with Curran Nault. Riemer and co-author Leighton Brown are the creators and curators of Instagram’s @lgbt_history, a popular resource for queer history. They live in Washington, D.C., where Leighton is an attorney and Matthew, a former attorney, is a writer and lecturer. "We Are Everywhere" is the couple’s first book. 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Free. 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105. ebookwoman.com

Nightlife

Wine and Soap-Making at the Infinite Monkey Theorem. Learn how to make 100% natural goat milk soap in this hands-on class. Each attendee will make 2 pounds of their own soap to take home, using natural ingredients, no preservatives and no chemicals. All materials required for the class will be provided at no additional cost, but purchase your tickets before the event. Stone City Farm leads the class. There will be wine, of course, provided by the East Austin urban winery. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. $60. 702 Shady Lane. stonecityfarm.com/products/soap-making-texas

Art

"Big Pink Blanket of Love." The Davis Gallery produces a show in support of local watercolor artist Jan Heaton, whose daughter died in February after a decadelong battle with cancer. In addition to a collaborative quilt as the centerpiece, there will be original artwork by Heaton and other artists. The quilt, in various shades of pink, features the work of more than 60 artists and will be eventually donated to a fundraiser for young cancer patients. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 12. 837 W. 12th St. davisgalleryaustin.com

Coming up

William Tyler, Little Mazarn at 3Ten. 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. 8 p.m. Sept. 17. $15-$18. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com — Peter Blackstock