See what's happening around Austin with these area events:
1. Third Thursdays at Rock Rose
The Rock Rose district of Domain Northside hosts its first Third Thursday this Thursday, featuring specials, deals and extended happy hours at the district’s locally owned businesses. Events include music by alternative country band Mayeux & Broussard, extended happy hour at General Tso’Boy, Thai-Kun and The Dogwood; complimentary frozen mimosas and store discounts at Golden Bones; and discounted bang and beard trims at Birds Barbershop. The monthly event will continue each third Thursday.
6-9 p.m. Free admission. Domain Northside, Rock Rose Avenue at Esperanza Crossing, Austin. www.domainnorthside.com
2. Free orchestra concert
Williamson County Symphony Orchestra hosts a free family friendly concert Friday, featuring music from well-known movies, including “Jurassic Park,” the Harry Potter series, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Ben Hur.” WCSO is a nonprofit that aims to provide non-professional adult musicians and students with the opportunity to perform in an orchestra environment.
7:30 p.m.. Free. Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin. http://wilcosymphony.org
3. Balcones Market Days
The annual event is Friday and Saturday and features more than 35 vendors offering jewelry, home decor, purses, pottery and other items as well as live and silent auctions and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Balcones Country Club Women’s Association, which funds scholarships for high school seniors in Round Rock ISD.
6-9:30 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sat.). Free. Balcones Country Club, 8600 Balcones Club Drive. www.bccwa.org
4. Family-friendly Boo ’N Brew
The Arboretum hosts its inaugural Boo ’N Brew fall celebration Saturday. Activities include samples of local craft beer for adults age 21 and older, a photo booth, live music, vendors and Mall-o-Ween, in which children are invited to dress in costumes and trick-or-treat at Arboretum shops.
2-6 p.m. Free. Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd., Austin. 512-338-4755. www.thearboretum.com
5. Fall festival
On Saturday, the Anderson Mill Limited District hosts its annual fall festival, which includes vendors, food trucks, music from Texas Skyz and a showing of Disney’s “The Incredibles.” The movie begins at sunset.
3-7 p.m. (festival), 5-7 p.m. (food trucks) Free. Harper Park, 11008-11098 Lake Creek Parkway, Austin. 512-258-4104. www.amld.org
6. Honey festival at Texas Keeper Cider
For those willing to travel a bit farther from home, the inaugural honey festival on Saturday showcases all things honey in far South Austin. The event, presented by Texas Keeper Cider and Two Hives Honey, includes local honey purveyors selling honey on and off the comb; opportunities to learn about bee hives, honey and gardening for bees; and honey- and bee-inspired food, including from SPUN Ice Cream, Dai Due, Srsly Chocolate and Trace. Ten percent of ticket proceeds benefit local farming nonprofit Farmshare.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain or shine). Free (children). $10 (includes admission and souvenir glass). Texas Keeper Cider, 12521 Twin Creeks Road, Austin. https://honeyfestival.eventbrite.com