R&B superstar Jones struggles to keep her band together as she battles cancer.
A boy ventures through a wormhole in his closet and gallivants through time with treasure-hunting dwarfs.
Along with some sweet rides to check out, there's live music, raffle prizes, and a bunch of kid-friendly activities. noon-6pm. Free.
This biannual street festival of arts & crafts vendors and live music knows how to party. Try an art class, or just park yourself in front of one of the stages with a handheld food options and enjoy a performance. Don't worry about bringing the kids, they'll be busy getting their faces painted, staring rapt at one of the traveling street magicians, or petting zoo animals. Sat.-Sun., Sept., 24-25, 11am. Free.
Sixth Street, from Brazos to I-35
Is your costume a little nerdy? Get some extra miles out of it at this pop culture conference. William Shatner, Danny Trejo, Bruce Campbell, Lee Majors and many more will be there, how about you? Fri.-Sun., Sept. 23-25. $40-80.
Essential workshops for anyone who grows, eats, sells, or cooks real food. More details and schedules online. Sun.-Tue., Sept. 25-27. $45-110.
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut, Bastrop
The culinary traditions of New York's Lower East Side combine in celebration of the patron saint of Naples. 5:30-8:30pm. $55.
L'oca d'oro, 1900 Simond, 737/212-1876
Michael Fojtasek cooks up three courses benefiting the Austin chapter of Heroes on the Water. 5:30pm. $150.
Olamaie, 1610 San Antonio St., 512/474-2796
Stock up on O'Leary's famous brioche doughnuts while you can. 11am.
Swoop House, 3012 Gonzales, 512/467-6600
"Forever" in August saw the debut of a new home and new slogan (all over-killer, no filler) and they return with Fade to Black II and a super-stacked card hardcore wrestling fans won't want to miss. 5pm. $15 ($20, front row).
Red Oak Ballroom, 2525 W. Anderson Ln.
Come out and support breast cancer survivors and their families and friends and help fight this deadly disease. 7:15am. $25-45.
Downtown Austin, 512/473-0900
Mexican Pacific League clubs Naranjeros de Hermosillo and Aguilas de Mexicali are in town for two exhibition games with a postgame concert on Sunday. Sat., Sept. 24, 6pm; Sun., Sept. 25, 2pm. $10-20.
Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/255-2255