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Things to do in Austin on Monday, March 2

Arianna Auber,
Treaty Oak is bringing back a barrel-aged rum in honor of Texas Independence Day. [Jay Janner / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


Antonelli's Cheese and Juliet's Wine Pairing. Juliet Italian Kitchen hosts a night of all-Italian wine and cheeses with co-hosts Antonelli’s. Taste your way through five Italian cheeses from Antonelli's paired with five Italian wines provided by Juliet, including a Chianti Classico. Both an Antonelli’s cheesemonger and a sommelier will be on-site to educate and enlighten. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 2. $50. 1500 Barton Springs Road.


Come and Drink It at Treaty Oak Distilling. On Texas Independence Day, Treaty Oak is celebrating by bringing back Treaty Oak Barrel Reserve Rum. Did you know the Dripping Springs brand became the first distillery in Texas to legally produce a distilled spirit from a raw ingredient since Prohibition? That raw ingredient was Texas molasses, which turned into Treaty Oak Platinum Rum via a copper pot still. Treaty Oak has come a long way since then and wants to raise a glass with fans. 12 p.m. March 2. Free. 16604 Fitzhugh Road.

Star Bar’s Texas Independence Day. What are things that make you think of Texas? If Whataburger, H-E-B and Buc-ee’s come to mind, you’re in luck: Star Bar is hosting a Texas Independence Day celebration with all of these on offer — namely, free Whataburger, an H-E-B gift card giveaway and Buc-ee’s Beaver Shots. 5 p.m. March 2. Free. 600 W. Sixth St.


Mystery Monday with Christine Albert at El Mercado Backstage. Albert recently announced that March 2 and 9 will be the final nights for Mystery Monday, the weekly series she started seven years ago. Joining in this week will be Ulla, Javier Chapparo and Suzanna Choffel, with keyboardists Chris Gage and Chip Dolan supporting band fixtures Bobby Kallus on drums and David Carroll on bass. Next week’s finale will feature Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. 7 p.m. March 2. Free. 1302 South First St. — Peter Blackstock


“Back to the World.” Featuring new work by Christian De Dier and William Wahlgren, this Davis Gallery show compares one artist who turns back to the world for inspiration, while the other artist turns his back to the world. The title of the show is derived from the title of a painting by the late abstract painter Agnes Martin and a subtle nod to the serene sense of contemplation each artist achieves. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through March 28. 837 W. 12th St.