Tuesday lights up with Aretha film and more Austin events
"Amazing Grace" with LBJ Presidential Library. The Alamo Drafthouse hosts a special, one-day-only screening of the Aretha Franklin film in partnership with the LBJ Presidential Library, whose new exhibit "Motown: The Sound of Young America" opens this month. "Amazing Grace" is one of Franklin's most famous works and the bestselling gospel record of all time. The whole thing was recorded live in a church over the course of two days, and luckily, legendary actor and filmmaker Sydney Pollack was there to capture it. 7 p.m. April 23. $12. Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St. drafthouse.com.
The Hop Stone Series Party at Craft Pride. Get psyched for the arrival of "Avengers: Endgame" with this series of beers, so limited in Austin that Craft Pride is the only place where all of them will be available. Ingenious Brewing, in the Houston area, has a beer named for each gemstone in the "Avengers" movies, such as the Soul Milk Stout with chocolate and orange — plus a triple IPA called Infinity Hopped. To top off the evening, the Rainey Street bar also hosts a showing of "Avengers: Infinity War." 6 p.m. April 23. Free. 61 Rainey St. facebook.com/events/3160924850621530.
Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover with Ken and Brian Grossman. That's right, Austinites are in for a real treat. Ken Grossman, the founder of one of the country's most preeminent breweries and his son, second-generation brewer Brian, are headed to Austin for a tap takeover at Easy Tiger's Linc location. Have a Sierra Nevada pint, such as the Hazy Little Thing IPA, while learning more about the California brewery. A total of six Sierra Nevada brews will be available to order. 5 to 8 p.m. April 23. Free. 6406 N. Interstate 35 No. 1100. easytigerusa.com/easy-tiger-austin-calendar.
Emily King at Antone’s. The triumphant new release “Scenery” is a dazzling collection that showcases King’s uncanny knack for refined songcraft. She creates artful compositions that beckon the listener with palpable urgency. Her breathy voice shifts from wistful whisper singing over jazzy club grooves to soaring, gospel-inflected soul. The production is sophisticated without feeling too slick, and the ebullient vibes are hard to resist. 8 p.m. April 23. $30. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
Ronna Welsh and Diana Vassar at BookPeople. For more than two decades, Ronna Welsh has been empowering home cooks and chefs with simple strategies for cooking creatively and efficiently. In "The Nimble Cook" featuring 400 recipes, she shows how to make varied, impromptu, economical and delicious meals by coaxing the most flavor from common ingredients. She and illustrator Vassar, the director of marketing for Lick Ice Creams, will give an author talk and signing at BookPeople. 7 p.m. April 23. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com