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Jackie Venson at Geraldine’s.
Austin’s next blues sensation takes a break from supporting Gary Clark Jr. on the road to hold down a string of Monday nights at the swanky hotel bar. She’s back on the road solo at the end of the month before rejoining Clark in September. Her next EP is set to drop late this year, and our money says she’s about to make the transition from young upstart to rising star. Free. 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14. 605 Davis St. geraldinesaustin.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith

Literary Libations Week. The second annual week of book-themed booze at local bars and restaurants has returned to support the Texas Book Festival and its off-site Lit Crawl Austin, an evening the fest calls “literary shenanigans.” A portion of each drink sale will go toward keeping the Lit Crawl free and open to anyone who wants to participate. Bars like Lustre Pearl East, Barrel O’ Fun in the Alamo Mueller, Backbeat and Weather Up are participating. For a full list of their literature-inspired tipples, check out Tuesday’s Planner in the Statesman. Various times Aug. 14-18. Free. Various locations. texasbookfestival.org/our-2017-literary-libations-week/.

Wes Anderson Summer at Weather Up. When Where What Austin will be showing a Wes Anderson movie on Weather Up’s courtyard projector the first Monday of every month this summer. This month’s film is “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” a stop-motion animated comedy based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book of the same name. The screening will have free popcorn, a $5 cocktail called What the Cuss (with lime, tequila and champagne) and all-night happy hour pricing. 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Free. 1808 E. Cesar Chavez St. facebook.com/events/1802848210045469.

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