See “Beauty and the Beast” on stage and more Wednesday events
1. “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 next 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 his time is running out. The Broadway smash showcases a merry, award-winning score with songs you’ll recognize from the movie, including “Beauty and the Beast” and “Gaston.” Briana Brooks stars as Belle, Alexander Mendoza as Beast.
2. Blues on the Green
8 p.m. July 18. Free. Zilker Park, 2115 Lou Neff Road. kgsr.com.
“We really wouldn’t exist without this city,” Wild Child’s lead singer Kelsey Wilson said during an “Austin City Limits” taping last month. Austin shares the effusive love for the Central Texas crew. Staff writer Omar Gallaga reported the band’s “giddy energy — not always captured on the studio versions of its songs — crackled” at the “ACL” taping. We expect the sparks will also fly in Zilker Park. Los Coast also performs. You can pick up a parking pass for $15. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
3. Jurassic Drive-In: Blue Starlite’s Summer Double Dino Feature
8:30 p.m. July 18. $8-$150. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, 2103 E M. Franklin Ave. 512-850-6127, bluestarlitedrivein.com.
The Blue Starlite — which is back in East Austin in the Mueller area — is hosting its most popular summer attraction, a double feature of the “Jurassic Park” saga. First up is the 1993 movie that started it all, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, followed by the 2015 reboot “Jurassic World,” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The night includes photo ops that are hidden throughout the drive-in, which will become a jurassic-like park of its own.
4. Banger’s Brew Club Summer Series
6 p.m. July 18. Free. 79 Rainey St. bangersaustin.com.
Back by popular demand, Banger’s Brew Club — featuring one local brewery making a popular beer on stage — has returned for one last session this summer. The series continues with the beer that helped to kick off Austin’s post-Prohibition brewing scene in the early 1990s: Celis White, which was reborn along with Celis Brewery last year. It’s Pierre Celis’ original Hoegaarden recipe from 1967, and his granddaughter, now a brewer at Celis, will share her knowledge about it at Banger’s. People are encouraged to participate and interact.