• Weekend Recs: Blondie, State Fair, The Dinner Detective

    WHAT: Generous Art grand opening event
    WHERE: The W
    WHEN: Tonight at 5:30 p.m.
    HOW MUCH: Free

    The new online art gallery kicks off with an evening of free drinks, live music and the opportunity to buy unique pieces. Money raised will go to local charities, including the Art Alliance Austin and Cancer Connection.


    WHAT: Blondie
    WHERE: ACL Live
    WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
    HOW MUCH: $40-$50

    The iconic rock group of the ’70s new wave and punk scene, fronted by Debbie Harry, is touring in support of its ninth studio album.


    WHAT: State Fair of Texas 2011
    WHERE: Fair Park
    WHEN: Begins Friday at 3 p.m.
    HOW MUCH: $40 for season pass

    Twenty-four days of art, entertainment and exhibitions kick off this weekend. Musical acts include Hanson and KC and the Sunshine Band.


    WHAT: 1st Saturday Tour Day
    WHERE: Independence Brewing Company
    WHEN: Saturday at 1 p.m.
    HOW MUCH: Free with valid ID

    Enjoy a free tour of the brewery and free beer samples the first Saturday of every month. Brewery pint glasses are available for $6.


    WHAT: The Dinner Detective
    WHERE: Marriott Austin Downtown
    WHEN: Saturday at 6 p.m.
    HOW MUCH: $59.95

    This interactive murder mystery dinner hides its actors among the audience, making everyone a suspect. Price of admission includes four-course meal, dinner show and the chance for prizes.

    WHAT: Brady Brunch
    WHERE: Third Base on Sixth Street
    WHEN: Sunday at 11 a.m.
    HOW MUCH: $20 for buffet and bottomless mimosas

    Featuring music from DJ Kurupt, this brunch includes games of life-size Jenga and giant versions of Twister and Connect Four.