1. Movies in the Park: "Clueless"
8:45 p.m. June 6. Free. Palm Park, 200 N. Interstate 35 Service Road SB. austinparks.org/events/movies-in-the-park-clueless
During the 100-degree days of summer, it might not seem ideal to sit outside watching a movie, but we're not in the throes of those temperatures just yet. So you're going to want to attend the family-friendly nighttime screening of the Alicia Silverstone-helmed comedy "Clueless," the next movie featured in the Austin Parks Foundation's monthly series drawing locals out to their parks for a free good time. Come early to enjoy food truck grub. Blankets, chairs and on-leash dogs are welcome, but Styrofoam, glass and alcohol are not allowed.
2. Strings in the Park with Kevin Russell at Central Market North
3 p.m. June 2. Free. 4101 N. Lamar Blvd. stringsinthepark.com
The longtime leader of Strings Attached, a local string-music collective, violinist Will Taylor welcomes Shinyribs leader Russell as his special guest for this free afternoon show “celebrating Austin's environmental awareness, natural beauty, musicians and companies who care.” It’s the second year for this event co-sponsored by H-E-B and Biointegrity, a local organization addressing global environmental issues. (This show was rescheduled from the original May 12 date.) — Peter Blackstock
3. Spanish Wine Pairing Dinner at El Chipirón
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 3. $72. 2717 S. Lamar Blvd. Suite 1085. eventbrite.com/e/spanish-wine-pairing-dinner-tickets-61185571692
El Chipirón's Michelin star-trained chef Pablo Gómez and winemaker Belén Losada, whose family has farmed the terraces of the precipitous geography of Ribeira Sacra for generations, team up to create a one-of-a-kind Spanish food and wine experience that will linger in your memory. At the dinner, you'll taste three of Ribeira Sacra’s wines, all made with mencia grapes. They'll be paired with dishes such as semi-cured tuna belly with paprika de la vera.
4. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Long Center
7:30 p.m. June 4. $49-$129. 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org
Returning to the Long Center for an entirely new event, the award-winning astrophysicist and author will share what’s new and bizarre in the universe — everything from the latest discoveries to the weirdest ones. For this one night only, Tyson will share the greatest hits and latest discoveries in the universe of this past year. He will also discuss what bends the mind the most in the cosmos, including such cool and strange things as black holes, dark matter and diamond stars.
5. Driftwood Dinner Party
7 to 9:30 p.m. June 5. $75. Salt Lick Cellars, 18300 Farm to Market Road 1826, Driftwood. facebook.com/events/333289244046317
Modern Texas cuisine isn't easy to define with a few simple descriptors. Chefs Devin Glenn of Salt Lick Cellars and Andrew Stiver of Vista Brewing will present their own takes on what it means to eat like a Texan with four courses that include ingredients sourced from Vista's on-site farm. Each course is also paired with some of the Hill Country brewery's best beers. Enjoy courses like the smoked and beer-braised beef short rib on the Salt Lick Cellars patio.
6. "Blithe Spirit" with Way Off Broadway
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through June 22. $10-$20. 11880 Hero Way West, Leander. wobcp.org
Way Off Broadway Community Players presents the last show of its 22nd season, the classic ghost comedy "Blithe Spirit." In the play, the fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine has remarried but is haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by a visiting "happy medium." As both the worldly and not-so-worldly personalities clash, Charles' current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. She then joins Elvira in haunting the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
7. "Cosmos: Sci-Fi and Fantasy" with Austin Civic Orchestra
8 p.m. June 8. Free. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive. facebook.com/events/1836986609736088
With the perfect Austin backdrop of Zilker Park, enjoy music from well-known science fiction and fantasy favorites like "Star Wars," "Lord of the Rings," "Back to the Future" and more during the Austin Civic Orchestra's season finale this weekend. To make a night of it, bring a blanket and picnic, or purchase treats from local food trucks Juana Taco and Good Times Ice Cream. There will also be a raffle for a chance to conduct the orchestra in a later show.