1. WORTH THE TRIP: We Are Blood accepting donations to ease Type O blood shortage
We Are Blood, formerly The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas and the sole provider of blood to Central Texas hospitals, is experiencing a shortage of Type O-negative and -positive blood, a universal blood type that can be transfused to any patient. As a result, We Are Blood urges residents with Type O blood to donate immediately. Find out more here.
2. Author Susan Wiggs speaks at book chat
Susan Wiggs leads a discussion and answers questions about her new book, "Map of the Heart."
5:30 p.m. $30. Aster Café, 12611 River Bend, Austin. 512-372-7380. www.lakeaustin.com/aster-cafe
3. Vocal group performs Broadway tunes
Broadway Blast features songs from popular Broadway shows, such as "Wicked" and "The Sound of Music," performed by aka Vocal Show Group. Guests can bring drinks and snacks.
7 p.m. $15. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov
4. Bill Kirchin holds a concert
Grammy-nominated artist Bill Kirchin performs a show at Mercer Street Dancehall. Ages 18 and up.
8:30 p.m. $12. Mercer Street Dancehall, 332 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4314. www.mercerstreetdancehall.com
5. Paella and Flamenco festival features tapas and wine
Hosted by La Bodega Gourmet, the event focuses on Spanish food and culture. Tickets include tapas, wine, a flamenco show and paella, and a rice dish.
7-9 p.m. $40 (general admission), $50 (VIP table). La Bodega Gourmet, 11500 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 200, Austin. 512-263-8844. www.labodegagourmet.com
6. Julie Bouchard performs at the Omni
Julie Bouchard performs as a part of the Bartons Unplugged series. Open to Omni guests only.
6-8 p.m. Free. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Bartons Lounge, 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin. 866-572-7369. www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-barton-creek