Back with a new name but the same fun time, the popular downtown pool party series Shock Wave is at the W Austin hotel for a second summer.
Taking place most Sundays through Aug. 23, the party on the W Austin’s outdoor Wet Deck allows anyone to relax poolside in the afternoons, with drink specials and valet service covered in the $30 cost of admission. Soak in scenic downtown views while listening to DJ beats from Bird Peterson.
Details: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. $30. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3600, www.whotelaustin.com/shockwave.