1. Cool Summer Nights at the Bullock Museum
6 p.m. July 19. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/cool-summer-nights-20190719
Forget about standing outside in the heat of summer — the Bullock Museum is staying open during a few more select evenings this summer to offer far more than history. This month's event highlights the many ways the American experience has been affected by inventions, technologies and cultural movements, in conjunction with the new exhibit "WWI America." You can try printing with a World War I-era printing press, explore writing on vintage typewriters, and learn early-20th-century dances like the Charleston and fox trot. There will be a DJ with a dance floor and food for purchase.
2. "The Tempest" at the City Theatre
8 p.m. July 18-20, 4 p.m. July 21. $10-$25. Santa Cruz Theater, 1805 E. Seventh St. citytheatreaustin.org
In this fanciful Shakespearean classic staged by the City Theatre, an exiled noble-turned-sorcerer uses his power to raise a fierce storm, shipwrecking a group of conspirators onto his remote island home that’s full of mysterious and magical beasts. Nothing is as it seems here, as the sorcerer leads his enemies through a fantastic dream where all must choose between vengeance and the freedom that can only come with reconciliation and forgiveness.
3. Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar
5 to 9 p.m. July 18. Free. Various locations. thinkeryaustin.org/special-events
Pairs of scientists dispatched by the Thinkery will head to various bars and restaurants around town to take your questions over a pint. (They'll be easy to spot, thanks to a sign next to them asking for your queries.) They will also know a range of topics, from string theory to meteorites. Participating spots include Drinks Lounge on the east side, Black Star Co-op in North Central Austin, Moontower Saloon to the south and Culinary Dropout up north.
4. Island Kitty Release at Pinthouse Pizza
11 a.m. July 20. Free. 4236 S. Lamar Blvd. facebook.com/events/334827654076493
Pinthouse's Electric Jellyfish IPA is one of the most beloved local beers, but it's far from the only popular one at this trio of brewpubs. The South Lamar location will release the Island Kitty, a Painkiller-inspired IPA that has developed a cult following, this weekend. The Painkiller is a rum cocktail; to replicate it in beer form, Pinthouse brewers use flaked oats and wheat, a variety of hops, and fruit puree including pineapple, blood orange and coconut.
5. Bumble Summer Series pool party with Mélat at East Austin Hotel
Noon July 21. Free, must show Bumble profile at the door. 1108 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/323872748561227
The rapidly rising Austin soul artist dropped “After All: Episode One,” a dreamy collection of introspective R&B meditations and simmering bedroom burners that might be her strongest work to date, at the beginning of the month. Take in tunes poolside at this swanky bash hosted by dating and social app, Bumble. Bonus: Bumble will be dishing out complimentary bowls from Halo Top Creamery to celebrate National Ice Cream day. — Deborah Sengupta Stith