National Night Out. Get to know your neighbors and local law enforcement to team up against crime. Block parties are arranged by neighborhood, and some local rec centers will host community events. Find times and locations at nnoaustin.org.
The Lauri Wright Stand Up for Safe Families Paddle Parade. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Show your support by wearing purple and participating in this event with free paddleboard, canoe, and kayak rentals. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Texas Rowing Center Dock, 1541 West Cesar Chavez. 512-854-9101, austintexas.gov.
Chelsea Clinton at BookPeople. Clinton will speak about and sign copies of her newest book, “It’s Your World,” written to inspire readers to do their part to make the world a better place. 7 p.m. BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, bookpeople.com.
Corn Lovers Fiesta. Dubbed “the other ACL,” this free lineup of live acts is a free, less touristy way to enjoy the sounds of Austin. 8 p.m. The ABGB, 1305 West Oltorf. 512-298-2242, theabgb.com.
Archaeology Day. Dig into Texas Archaeology Month and excavate artifacts in a mock dig. Your findings will be displayed in a mock museum! 1-5 p.m. French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street. 512-472-8180, frenchlegationmuseum.org.
Piñata-Making Workshop. Using papier-mâché, museum educators will guide the public in the creation of sugar skull piñatas inspired by the Dia de los Muertos tradition. Materials will be provided. 1-4 p.m. Mexic-Arte Museum, 519 Congress Ave. 512-480-9373, mexic-artemuseum.org.