Swift’s Attic’s Big-Ass Burger Night. There’s nothing like staying up late to chow down on an enormous burger in downtown Austin. Swift’s Attic has a new round of burger specials through Nov. 5 — each one a different, unusual burger — priced at $10. Burgers aren’t served until 9 p.m. and are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to get there early. This week’s special is the Flaming Dr. Pepper with a habanero bun. 9 p.m. Oct. 15. 315 Congress Ave. Suite 200. facebook.com/events/1962624607092066/.
Oktoberfest at NLand Brewing Company. It might not be surfing season anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't stop by NLand, where a brewery awaits in addition to waves. Through Halloween, the NLand brewery is donating $1 from every German-style beer sold to Austin Pets Alive. German-style beers on tap include the NLand Fest Bier, Munich-style Helles, Hefeweizen and German-style Pilsner. Plus, there will be an Oktoberfest food menu. 12 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15. Free. 4836 E. Hwy. 71, Del Valle. eventbrite.com/e/oktoberfest-tickets-50023006158.
“Viva la Vida: Celebrating 35 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Día de los Muertos.” Day of the Dead is an essential tradition in Mexican culture. Find out why with the Mexic-Arte Museum's exhibition, which showcases the museum’s 35-year quest to share and expand the public’s knowledge about Day of the Dead — a time for families and friends to gather in celebration of the cycle of life and death. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 25. 419 Congress Ave. mexic-artemuseum.org.
Ali Siddiq at Cap City Comedy Club. Life is good for Houston native Ali Siddiq. Siddiq is a comedian who found his voice while serving time in prison. He uses that experience as a touchstone for comedy and passionate philanthropic work in Texas. Siddiq, a regular on Comedy Central, brings his laid-back style to Cap City. 8 p.m. Oct. 17-18. $12-$19. 8120 Research Blvd. Suite 100. 512-467-2333, capcitycomedy.com.
David Garza, Beat Root Revival at C-Boy’s. In the midst of a monthlong residency, Garza has been one of Austin’s most talented and versatile musicians of the past three decades, from his teen years fronting folkish trio Twang-Twang Shock-A-Boom to ambitious major-label records more in the pop and dance vein. He hasn’t played all that often around town in recent years, but when he pops up, it’s worth taking note. $7. 10 p.m. Oct. 18 Arrive early for a free 6:30 p.m. happy-hour show with Beat Root Revival, a dynamic duo transplanted from Great Britain. 2008 S. Congress Ave. cboys.com. — Peter Blackstock