Editor’s Note: In this recurring column, staff writer Katie Walsh recommends free events in Austin for the week.
Monday, Oct. 12
Where: Whole Foods Arbor Trails, 4301 W William Cannon Dr #800
Time: 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Every Monday this month, Whole Foods Arbor Trails will bring a local Texas musician to the stage of their Happy Trails Bar. The music starts at 6 p.m. and will wrap up around 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Feel The Bern: Democratic Watch Party
Where: The Mohawk, 912 Red River St.
Time: 7 p.m.
The Mohawk invites all Bernie Sanders fans to join them for the Democratic debate at their watch party Tuesday at 7 p.m. The event is limited to individuals over the age of 18.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Local Love feat. Stranger Than Fiction, Did You See Those Bats?, D Madness, Marshall Terry
Where: The Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E 6th St.
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Solstice Live presents the free 21+ show, Local Love, on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. The event will feature Houston-based rock band Stranger Than Fiction, Austin-based psychedelic group Did You See Those Bats?, a funk group from Dallas called D Madness and Austin-based singer songwriter Marshall Terry.
Thursday, Oct. 15
Thursday Night Fright Night, “The Editor”
Where: Jo’s Coffee, 1300 S Congress Ave.
Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Enjoy a spooky movie every Thursday night this month in the parking lot of Jo’s Coffee. The movie starts at sunset, and food and drink specials will be available throughout. Come early with a chair or blanket because seating is limited.
Friday, Oct. 16
Lost In A World Of Color CD Release Party
Where: Lucky Lounge, 209A W 5th St.
Time: 8 p.m.
Austin-based psychedelic quintet, Lost In A World Of Color is releasing and performing its debut album “L.I.A.W.O.C.” Friday night at Lucky Lounge. Preceding the quintet’s midnight performance is blues singer Mike Reardon at 8 p.m., acoustic group The Coordinates at 9 p.m. and Austin-based rock bands 365colours and Freerunner at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., respectively. Costumes are highly encouraged.
Saturday, Oct. 17
Rock ‘N’ Roll DJ Set & Record Swap
Where: Spider House, 2908 Fruth St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Needles and Pins Records presents a night of live music from DJs The Ripper, RT and Mike Hooker starting at 7 p.m. on the Spider House patio. Meanwhile, a record swap will take place inside the Spider House chapel. Pets and friends of all ages are welcome to enjoy the festivities.
Sunday, Oct. 18
2015 Texas Book Festival
Where: Texas State Capitol Building and surrounding area, 1100 Congress Ave.
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The annual book festival is a collection of panels, readings, children’s activities and musical events surrounding the most noteworthy books of the year. Authors attending the festival this year include The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, The House on Mango Street author Sandra Cisneros, and A Series of Unfortunate Events author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket).