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Dare to watch ‘Jaws’ on the water and more fun this weekend

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Ever watched a movie while floating in an inner tube? How about a movie like “Jaws”? If that sounds like the perfect summer thrill, don’t miss the Alamo Drafthouse’s Jaws on the Water. Contributed by Alamo Drafthouse

Jaws on the Water. Thank the Alamo Drafthouse for this summer scare. During 14 steamy nights, moviegoers won’t just be watching the classic “Jaws” — they’ll be viewing it in custom inner tubes at the Volente Beach Resort, feet dangling freely, tantalizingly, into the dark water of Lake Travis. The tickets will get you specially designed inner tubes that come with headrests and cup holders, in addition to access to the watery screening and the nearby waterpark. You can come as early as 6 p.m. to enjoy the rides and the beach bar at Volente. Each night (as the fire marshal allows) ends with fireworks. 6 p.m. doors June 15 and 16 and additional Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 4. $55. 16107 FM 2769, Leander. birthmoviesdeath.com/event/jaws-on-the-water1.

The Blanton Museum’s B Scene: Summer Down Under. The Australian Outback is coming to Austin to celebrate summer and the arrival of the Blanton’s newest exhibit, “Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levin Collection.” The museum party will feature eclectic music, tasty bites and beverages, and more — all inspired by this colorful contemporary art from some leading aboriginal artists Down Under. Kicking off the night is Will Taylor and Strings Attached, presenting original music inspired by the show. 6 p.m. June 15. $12. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. blantonmuseum.org/events/summerdownunder/.

John Cusack at Bass Concert Hall. The Hollywood star is coming to Austin as part of the KUTX 5th Birthday Celebration. He’ll be discussing, in the spirit of the radio station, his music-focused film “High Fidelity,” after a screening of the 2000 hit comedy. It’s a story about record shop owner Rob Gordon (Cusack) on a search for love — and the reasons behind his failed relationships — against a backdrop of more than 70 songs spanning multiple decades and genres. Cusack will talk about his career and the making of the film. 7:30 p.m. June 15. $39.50-$69.50. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.

Let It Ring! Annual Juneteenth Celebration. The Carver Museum’s yearly Juneteenth celebration will feature live music, crafts and activities for kids, food, a marketplace with vendors, character interpretations and more. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19th, 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Noon to 4 p.m. June 16. Free. George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St. eventbrite.com/e/annual-juneteenth-celebration-tickets-45780808631.

Dads Eat Free at Pluckers on Father’s Day. Pluckers gave a free meal to moms on Mother’s Day last month and is giving dads the same deal. All fathers can enjoy a complimentary entree, side and nonalcoholic beverage (up to a $15 value) from Pluckers’ menu when they post a photo of their family at the restaurant to any social media channel with the hashtag #Pluckers. All day June 17. Free. Various locations. pluckers.com.