"Crazy Rich Asians" Experience. The Austin Asian American Film Festival hosts a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the upcoming release of "Crazy Rich Asians." There will be art, activities, a Night Market and food for purchase from local companies such as Sa-Ten and Bao’ed Up. There’s also a VIP fundraiser with food from "MasterChef" winner Christine Hà, a fashion showcase from "Project Runway" winner Chloe Dao, and a panel discussion about Asian-American representation in film and TV featuring actors from the movie — but those tickets are sold out. 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Free. Long Center Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Drive. crazyrichaustin.com.
Chingo Bling at Stateside at the Paramount.The Stateside is a wonderful place to see comedy, and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Snag your well-positioned spot there to see Bling, fresh off the success of his Netflix special "They Can’t Deport Us All." His comedy speaks to our current time and is relevant, fresh and wholly necessary. 7 p.m. Aug. 4. $30-$40. 719 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. — Brently Heilbron
Banger’s Sixth Anniversary Party. On any normal day, you’re destined to discover a hard-to-find gem on the Banger’s tap wall. Those chances increases tenfold at the Rainey Street bar’s anniversary party, when some seriously incredible suds will go on draft, such as AleSmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout, Brash Brewing Firewalker Imperial Milk Stout and Prairie Blueberry Boyfriend Sour. Banger’s will also release several of the collaboration beers it’s done with local and national breweries. There will be live music and a whole hog smoke-out. 11 a.m. Aug. 4. Free. 79 Rainey St. bangersaustin.com.
White Linen Night. The sixth annual block party featuring bites from some of Austin’s favorite downtown restaurants returns to benefit SAFE and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance this weekend. Featured eateries include Le Politique, Forthright, Lonesome Dove and She’s Not Here, a Pacific Asian restaurant not yet open in the former Malaga space. Pair their dishes with wine pairings and beer from 4th Tap Brewing Co-op. Austin soul musician Tameca Jones will provide the beats. VIP tickets grant access to the after-party at the W Austin. 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. $55-$85. Second Street District in downtown Austin. 2ndstreetdistrict.com/whitelinen/.
"The Meg" on the Water. You thought watching "Jaws" in an inner tube over Lake Travis was scary enough, huh? Well, the great white shark has nothing on the prehistoric 75-foot megalodon, subject of the new Jason Statham movie "The Meg." The Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow is giving an early screening of "The Meg" while viewers float on inflatable rafts, and it’s sure to inspire a fresh round of terror. Tickets to the show include access to Volente Beach Resort’s rides and hangout spots starting at 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Aug. 5. $42. Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark, 16107 FM 2769, Leander. eventbrite.com/e/the-meg-on-the-water-tickets-47996566021.
Trailer Food Tuesday. Austin’s all-enduring love affair with food trucks is on full display with this returning summer tradition featuring food trucks arranged around the Long Center terrace. This month, grab bites and sips from participants including Burro Cheese Kitchen, East Side King, Cluck-N-Burger and Steel City Pops. There also will be live music from Bidi Bidi Banda and Superfónicos. 5 p.m. Aug. 7. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.