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Things to do in Austin on Monday, Feb. 3 and beyond

Arianna Auber,
Parkside hosts a four-course dinner to celebrate the new year on Monday. [Matthew Odam / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


New Year, New World Wine Dinner. The most unexpected restaurant on Sixth Street celebrates the new year — and decade, too — by pairing unforgettable dishes with New World wines. Explore wine from Australia and Chile, expertly paired with plates by master sommelier Paul Ozbirn and chef Austin Finley. The night will feature passed hors d’oeuvres and four courses surely to delight the senses. Scallop crudo and riesling are among the pairings. 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 3. $95. 301 E. Sixth St.


“Spectrum: New Work” at Davis Gallery. Roi James' first solo exhibit in Austin in nearly a decade, at Davis Gallery, is a new collection of works ranging from brilliant, undulating polychrome constructs to delicate oil paintings contemplating the expanses of the open sea. Over the course of his career, James has boldly shifted his artistic vision, reinventing himself many times over and enjoying consistent success along the way. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Feb. 22. 837 W. 12th St. 512-477-4929,


“Friends” Trivia at Growler USA. Missing “Friends” now that the beloved 1990s sitcom has been taken off Netflix? Maybe a trivia night will serve some solace and bring you among like-minded folks. The campus-area beer bar Growler USA hosts the most exciting trivia event to occur since Monica and Rachel lost their apartment to Joey and Chandler in season four. Select a team captain to reserve tickets for all participants in a team. The max number of players per team is eight. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3. Free. 609 W. 29th St.

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“Every Brilliant Thing.” Ice cream. Water fights. Things with stripes. In this Zach Theatre show, a boy sets out to count his blessings one by one and list every single special, ordinary thing about living to lift his mom's spirits. The love list flourishes as he matures to adulthood, proving valuable in ways he could never have predicted even when life deals a bitter blow. Opens Feb. 5. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March 29. $25-$56. 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

Casper Rawls & Friends at Continental Club. Part of why we featured Rawls’ long-running Continental gig as part of our Austin360 Residency of the Month series last summer is that the ace guitarist and tunesmith tends to draw extraordinary local talent for these shows on a regular basis. Even with that high bar, though, this week’s “extra special acoustic songwriter show” is off the charts, with guests Kelly Willis, Michael Fracasso and Betty Soo. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Free. 1315 S. Congress Ave. — Peter Blackstock