Saturday’s event pick: Austin’s No-Kill Anniversary Party


Kaxan. Photo by Deborah Cannon.
Kaxan. Photo by Deborah Cannon.

This month marks five years since Austin became the largest no-kill city in the nation, which is cause for celebration. The party will jam out with some of Nashville’s up-and-coming musicians, as well as many from Austin, including Folk Uke, the Texas KGB, Dan Dyer and surprise guests. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy dinner from local food trucks, snap fun pictures in an open-air photo booth and try to win raffle packages.

Although Kaxan, known for his CityDog Austin Facebook page, will be one of the co-hosts, other rescue pets will have to stay at home.

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday. $30-$45. Vintage Innovations, 1409 W. Third St.

Thursday’s event pick: Ruth Reichl at the Paramount Theatre

USE SECONDARY Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet magazine and groundbreaking New York Times restaurant critic, is now focusing on books, including her latest, "My Kitchen Year," a cookbook that chronicles the year after Gourmet closed. Photo by Fiona Aboud.
Photo by Fiona Aboud.

One of the most recognizable and beloved voices in the culinary world, Ruth Reichl has been many things over her long career: a bestselling author, food critic and judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.” She was also the editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine for 10 years, until it shut down, and most recently she released the memoir “My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life.”

She’ll bring her culinary adventures and anecdotes to the Paramount stage.

Details: 7 p.m. doors Thursday. $20-$100. 713 Congress Ave. 512-472-5470,