The Planner for Friday, July 19
Giveaway: Under the Influence of Music
Wiz Khalifa’s second annual Under the Influence of Music tour will blast into the Austin360 Amphitheater next week, bringing some of the hottest artists in hip-hop right now. Joining Khalifa on the tour is N.Y.C. young gun A$AP Rocky. Rappers B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era and Berner also will perform as well as Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA.
Email the answer to the Wiz Khalifa trivia question below before 10 a.m. Monday for a chance to win two tickets to the Thursday show. Send your answers to email@example.com, and put “Wiz Khalifa giveaway” in the subject line:
While hip-hop is thought of as an urban form of music and Wiz Khalifa got his break while living in Pittsburgh, he was actually born in one of the least urban states in the country. What state is it?
One winner will be selected at random from the correct responses received. Note: These are hard tickets and will need to be picked up at the Austin American-Statesman building at 305 S. Congress Ave. between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The winner will be notified by email before noon Monday. The winner will need to verify that they have received the notification within a few hours of receiving the email. If we receive no verification, the tickets will be awarded to the next winning participant on our list. Non-winners will not be notified. Austin360.com does not store email addresses or any personal information provided by readers for any purpose other than giveaway win notification.
The Long Center season. “A Chorus Line” — about dancers auditioning for a Broadway musical who lay their talents and their life experiences on the line — opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. It continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, through July 28. Prices vary. On Sunday in her arts column, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin talks with Long Center Artistic Director Jamie Grant about the rest of the coming season at the performing arts center. Look for that in the Life & Arts section. The Long Center for the Performing Arts is at 701 W. Riverside Drive. Information: 512-474-5664, www.thelongcenter.org.
A week away
Film screening with Sam Beam. The former film professor — and current musician doing business as Iron & Wine — hosts a screening of John Cassavetes’ intense “A Woman Under the Influence,” starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands. $8-$10. 7:30 p.m. July 26. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. Information and tickets: www.austintheatre.org. (Iron & Wine performs the following night, July 27, in a benefit show for Midwives Alliance of North America and Bumi Sehat Foundation International. That show is close to selling out; check the Paramount website for tickets.)
Next week in Austin360
Peter Mongillo has the forecast for August music, including shows from Keith Urban, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Gladys Knight and the Melvins. Also, take a tour of far East Sixth Street with Michael Barnes, and visit Sandwich Land with Matthew Odam. On the big screen, Hugh Jackman is back as “The Wolverine,” and Aubrey Plaza stars in “The To Do List.”