Midweek fun is here in the form of Sound & Cinema and more events
1. Sound & Cinema
6 p.m. July 25. Free. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
Another popular Austin summer tradition is back, pairing live, local music with classic movies and cult films projected on the Alamo Drafthouse’s giant inflatable outdoor screen on the Long Center’s lawn. Next up is the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John musical “Grease,” about innocent new girl Sandy and the bad boy, Danny, who loves her but can’t admit it because of peer pressure. The band Huggy & the Feel Goodz will play prior to the film starting at 7:30 p.m. Come early for a food truck dinner and more.
2. 24 Diner’s Bell’s Brewery Beer Dinner
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 25. $45. 600 N. Lamar Blvd. eventbrite.com/e/24-diner-bells-brewery-dinner-tickets-48036758237?.
There are 24 seats available at this 24 Diner beer dinner featuring pairings from Michigan’s beloved Bell’s Brewery, which launched in Texas for the first time last year. Featured beers, which you can enjoy alongside courses that include roasted quail and pork consommé, are mostly mainstay offerings, with a couple summer seasonals as well. One of them is the Pooltime Ale, a Belgian-inspired wheat beer. Dinner guests will be able to take home Bell’s swag, including a branded pint glass.
3. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at Zach Theatre
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. $25-$125. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org.
Be Zach’s guest for the latest Zach Theatre production. This tale as old as time follows bookworm Belle, who rescues her ailing father from the clutches of the angry Beast, a once-dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress, by agreeing to take his place in the Beast’s castle. But time is running out for the Beast. The Broadway smash showcases a merry, award-winning score with songs you’ll recognize from the movie, including “Beauty and the Beast” and “Gaston.”
4. LeRoy & Lewis’ 2nd Annual Heat Week
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 25-29. Free. 121 Pickle Road. facebook.com/events/433939323747718.
What’s a little more heat when it already feels like we’re walking on the surface of the sun? Returning to help Austinites prepare for the hottest month of the year, Heat Week is kicking off at the LeRoy & Lewis BBQ food truck on Wednesday and will have a variety of special spicy menu items through July 29 that are sure to test your limits. Stop by daily and order — and finish — each of the day’s specials to be rewarded with a $75 gift card and swag. Wednesday’s special is Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Pie and 5-alarm chili.