From puppies at The Arboretum to 5K races downtown, here are 10 events to check out in September.

Sept. 9: Man up

The Arboretum will hold a men's lifestyle event featuring a Porsche VIP event, a fashion presentation, a mixology demo, a cigar-rolling presentation and more, plus game day watching on The Lawn and giveaways.Sept. 10: Celebrate city sisterhood

The Oita Japan Summer Festival will be held at the Asian American Resource Center to celebrate Austin’s sister city of Oita, Japan. Hosted by the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, the festival will feature a variety of Japanese food and drinks, music and dancing, kids activities, cultural education, and a silent auction including a pair of Japan Airlines tickets to Oita.
  • 11 a.m. (doors), noon-4 p.m. (performances)
  • Free (age 2 and under), $9.99 (ages 3-12 online), $15 (ages 3-12 at door), $14.99 (adults online), $20 (adults at door); children (ages 3-12)
  • 8401 Cameron Road, Austin
Sept. 10: Catch a soccer game

Tour Águila is returning to Austin for the second time as Club América faces Liga MX’s Tigres UANL at Q2 Stadium. Prior to the match, a fan fest will take place outside the stadium with live music, food, team mascots, championship trophies and more.Sept. 17: Run for a cause

Court-appointed special advocate organizations of Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and other Central Texas counties are hosting the 14th annual Superhero Run at Circuit of the Americas. Along with the 5K race, the event will feature music, snacks, games, family- and pet-friendly activities, and a costume contest. The organizations are aiming to raise $135,000 to support advocacy for children in foster care.Sept. 23: Get some school spirit

Austin ISD will hold its second annual Austin ISD Showcase at Palmer Events Center. The event will include interactive activities, various free school supplies and student performers.Sept. 23: Play with puppies

The Arboretum is hosting its fourth annual Pups & Pints event featuring vendor booths by The Pawstin Bakery, DOGSHT and others; adoptions from Safe Refuge of Central Texas; beverage samplings; live music; and family-friendly activities. Guests who donate pet supplies—such as 24-inch dog kennels, puppy pads, dog toys, or Nulo canned puppy or adult dog food—will be entered to win Arboretum gift cards. Pets are welcome.Sept. 24: Watch a fashion show

Beautifully Loved is hosting its ninth annual Beautifully Loved Fashion Show at Palmer Events Center with patients from Dell Children’s Hospital, McLane Children’s Hospital and surrounding children’s hospitals. Participants are provided with professional hair and makeup services, clothes from local boutiques, an exclusive photoshoot before the show, and a spotlight on the runway. Beautifully Loved’s mission is to improve confidence and self-worth for families dealing with pediatric cancer and other chronic illnesses through wellness, beauty and fashion.Sept. 30: Touch a truck

SAFE Austin’s annual Touch a Truck event will be held at Q2 Stadium. Children are invited to touch, explore and climb on fire trucks, ambulances, bulldozers and more with other activities such as face painting, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and a bounce house. VIP Hour tickets include early entry, coffee, a breakfast taco and access to an air-conditioned VIP section all day.
  • 9-10 a.m. (VIP Hour), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (general admission)
  • $15 (early bird general admission tickets), $20 (day-of general admission tickets)
  • 10414 McKalla Place, Austin
Sept. 30: Taste Texas craft beer

The Texas Craft Brewers Festival will take place at Fiesta Gardens and feature more than 80 Texas craft breweries with more than 200 handcrafted beer samples plus food trucks and live music. The age 21-plus festival is the state’s largest beer event focused on Texas craft beer. Sept. 30: Enjoy free live music

American rock band The Maine will perform a free show on The Lawn at Domain Northside with pop punk group Broadside performing an opening set. The event will also feature street-side pop-up bars, yard games and photo ops, and the show will be livestreamed through Domain Northside’s YouTube channel.