7 things to do around Lake Travis and Westlake this weekend

Lake Travis Fire Rescue, and the Bee Cave and Lakeway police departments will be featured at the seventh annual Public Safety Day this Saturday.

Lake Travis Fire Rescue, and the Bee Cave and Lakeway police departments will be featured at the seventh annual Public Safety Day this Saturday.

Thursday, Oct. 20


An Evening with Bryan Cranston

Hosted by Alamo Drafthouse and BookPeople, actor Bryan Cranston celebrates the release of his memoir, “A Life In Parts,” by reading excerpts from the book, followed by a Q&A with those in attendance at Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch. A rated R screening of one of his roles will also be shown at 8:30 p.m. $45 admission includes a copy of his book. Children under 12 are free. Doors open at 5 p.m. 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

Friday, Oct. 21


Duchman Family's Fall Outdoor Movie Series 

Duchman Family Winery is showing comedies for its outdoor movie series that runs from October through December. First up is the third annual Catalina Wine Mixer accompanied by a screening of Stepbrothers. The movie Super Troopers will be shown Nov. 4. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $20, reservations are required. Duchman Family Winery, 13308 FM 150, Driftwood.
512-858-1470.
www.duchmanwinery.com

Saturday, Oct. 22


Public Safety Day

The seventh annual event features an opportunity for residents to get to know local first responders and area public safety agencies. The event is highlighted by helicopters, police cars, motorcycles, ambulances, fire trucks, rescue boats, ATVs and police dogs. The program includes music, food and drink, local businesses and nonprofit groups, a children’s fun zone and family activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Oaks at Lakeway shopping center, 1900 S. RR 620, Lakeway. 512-266-2533. www.ltfr.org

Chef D goes to New Orleans Cooking Class

The class features a professional chef who will create New Orleans-inspired dishes, including barbecue beer shrimp on a crostini; chicken and sausage jambalaya; and bread pudding with red wine, amaretto jam and ice cream. 4-6 p.m. $25 (wine included). Cutco Kitchen, 3201 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 172A, Austin. 512-650-3159. www.cutcokitchen.com

Schmidt Family Barbecue three year anniversary celebration

Celebrating three years in Bee Cave, the Schmidt family cooks for the crowd with music featured by local artists. Although a fee is charged for food, free beer and giveaways are offered all day.  11 a.m.-8 p.m. 12532 Bee Caves Road, Bee Cave. 512-263-4060. www.schmidtfamilybarbecue.com

WORTH THE TRIP! Salado Fall Pub Crawl

Kick off fall in Salado with a pub crawl through Barrow Brewing Co., The Range at the Barton House, The Shed, Johnny’s Cantina and Chupacabra Brew Pub. Costumes are encouraged. Standard tickets are $19.95 and include a collectible cup. Premium tickets are $59.95 and include a trip to Salado Glassworks, as well as a hand blown mug. 6-10 p.m. The crawl begins at the Salado Visitor’s Center, 831 N. Main Street, Salado. 254-947-5040. www.salado.com

Sunday, Oct. 23


An Evening Under the Stars

Hosted by the Central Texas Water Coalition, the event brings elected officials, civil servants and community and business leaders together to celebrate the health and importance of the lakes and to honor Guardian of the Lakes recipient, Senator Troy Fraser. The evening includes cocktail tastings, dinner, a live auction and a performance by country music artist Radney Foster. Proceeds go toward hydrology research, legislative efforts and community outreach. 6:30 p.m. $300 (individual seat), sponsorships available. Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road, Bee Cave. 512-553-5827. www.centraltexaswatercoalition.org