1. Sound & Cinema
6 p.m. Aug. 1. Free. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
The next-to-last installment of this popular music-and-film summer series features the best band of the bunch. Go Fever, fronted by Australian transplant Acey Monaro, plays engaging and infectious indie-pop that should serve as a good lead-in to Tina Fey’s 2004 comedy "Mean Girls," screening on the Alamo Drafthouse’s giant inflatable screen. The music doesn’t start until 7:30 p.m., the movie after that, but come early for a food truck dinner and more. The Peached Tortilla, Garbo’s and more will provide the bites. — Peter Blackstock
2. Summer Stock Austin: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
Opens Aug. 1. 7:30 and 2 p.m. various dates through Aug. 11. $26-$38. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
The final production of this year’s Summer Stock Austin series is this Tony Award-winning musical based on the popular 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is the story of two con men, Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, who decide to team up after a chance meeting on a train and attempt to swindle a small town in the French Riviera. But only one person can succeed — the man who doesn’t, it’s decided, must leave town.
3. Meet the Makers at Fairmont Austin
5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Free. 101 Red River St. facebook.com/events/1798763273503248/.
Get to know the brains behind the booze of Desert Door Sotol, a rustic Texas spirit that launched last year. The Fairmont’s Fulton bar is hosting a happy hour that will feature guided tastings with the Desert Door team and cocktails created especially for this event by the hotel’s beverage manager, Andrew Grenz. The evening will also feature Jonathan Terrell’s acoustic set, snack pairings and more. A portion of the proceeds from Meet the Makers benefits Waller Creek Conservancy.
4. High Noon Talk at the Bullock Museum
12 to 1 p.m. Aug. 1. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-4629, thestoryoftexas.com.
Absorb a little known piece of Texas history just in time for football season with this monthly lunchtime lecture at the Bullock Museum. Author Michael Hurd will give a talk on his book, "Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas," which tells an inspiring, largely unknown story. Hurd recounts how African-American high school football programs produced championship teams and outstanding players during the Jim Crow era. RSVP to attend.