Join Patricia Acevedo de Herrera as she presents "Mesmerizing Mexico: Its Iconic & Secret Sites Revealed," with complimentary Mexican wines, music, and a virtual showcase of Mexico's top travel destinations. 2-5pm. Free.
The Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth #102, 512/322-9399
It's no coincidence that the French and Texas flags are the same colors. Well, maybe it is, but we both love cheese, right? It's not a party, it's a fête, complete with music and food and organized by Alliance Française d'Austin. 6-10pm. $12.
French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., 512/451-1704
Looking for that hard-to-find Tales to Astonish issue, or want to show off that cosplay outfit you've spent way to much time on? Here's the place. Three days of world famous artists, writers, and superfans converge. Fri.-Sun., July 11-13. $25 ($50, 3-day pass).
It's kinda like office hours except you can meet with the official history of the Texas government. That means access to newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photos, old maps, and other resources is at your fingertips. Perfect for that dissertation on Texas history or genealogical snooping. Second Saturdays of the month, 9am-4pm. Free.
Texas State Library & Archives, 1201 Brazos, 512/463-5455