Austin Eats give ACL guests the opportunity to sample Franklin Barbecue, Torchy's Tacos, Blue Ox BBQ, Sugar Circus Bakery, and Hops & Grain Brewery as a preamble to the fest both weekends, October 3-5 and 10-12. Reservations online. $75.
Pick-up at corner of West Third and Nueces; Drop-off near the festival at Barton Springs Road and Lamar
Retired, disabled, reserve, and active military are invited for free chiropractic services courtesy of the Active Life Healing Center. Bring in your military ID or some other form of proof and they'll get crackin'. Through Oct. 4.
Haunted Houses in town (and possibly in the world) don't get any bigger or badder than this. House of Torment gives you the option of three houses of horror. There should be enough zombies, pirates, reapers, clones, and tortured souls to keep the adrenaline pumping and the vocal chords screaming. Through Nov. 2, 7:30-11pm (longer on the weekend). $25-35.
Salt Lick owner Scott Roberts will discuss the growth of his family's rural barbecue business and answer questions before signing copies of The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love (UT Press). Dessert samples during the signing and dishes from the book will be served in the cafe. 11am-2pm.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 512/232-0100