Summer's officially here with Jaws on the Water
1. Jaws on the Water
8 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 17 (no show July 6). $45. Volente Beach Resort, 16107 FM 2769. rollingroadshow.com/#events.
Thank the Alamo Drafthouse for this summer scare. During 10 steamy nights through August, 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 depthless black 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 water park. You can come as early as 6 p.m. to enjoy the rides and the beach bar at Volente.
2. "The Book of Will" at Austin Playhouse
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday through June 30. $36-$42. 6001 Airport Blvd. austinplayhouse.com/book-of-will.
The Austin Playhouse production tells the story of the people who saved Shakespeare’s work from the dustbin of history. Three years after his death, two quick-witted fellow actors, John Heminges and Henry Condell, realize the plays that have shaped their lives are now being plagiarized, getting lost or, even worse, being forgotten, and they and the rest of the King's Men must work together to find and preserve his wide range of plays.
3. Black Fret Summer Sessions kickoff at Long Center Lawn & Terrace
6 p.m. June 7. Free. 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org.
The local music patron group is launching this new series of free shows featuring recipients of Black Fret grants. Most of Black Fret’s events throughout the year are members-only affairs; these shows are a welcome opportunity to raise awareness of the organization’s efforts to support Austin music. On board for the inaugural show are Bright Light Social Hour, Swimming With Bears, Carson McHone and Akina Adderley. — Peter Blackstock
4. Rosé Day at Easy Tiger
1 to 6 p.m. June 8. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/359656894686937/.
Everything is coming up rosés at this downtown beer garden. Easy Tiger celebrates National Rosé Day with $10 Texas wine flights, tunes by GirlFriend ATX, a vintage clothing pop-up by She Is A Hawk and flower crowns by Jessica Lassin. You can also snap the perfect Instagram in front of the Loveleighflowers flower wall designed especially for the occasion. Winemaker Doug Lewis of Lewis Wines and Rae Wilson of Dandy Rosé will make an appearance.
5. Tickled Pink: Summer Swell at East Austin Hotel
2 to 6 p.m. June 9. $30. 1108 E. Sixth St. resortpass.com/east-austin-hotel?date=06/09/2019.
The new East Austin Hotel celebrates a grand opening weekend with a Tickled Pink pool party that serves the dual purpose of kicking off the Summer Swell series every Sunday through Labor Day weekend. Reminiscent of 1960s Palm Springs pool parties, Summer Swell will open access to the hotel’s courtyard pool to locals and visiting guests. The debut event features $6 Champagne Palomas and Isla Bucks, a Birds Barbershop braid bar, Gati ice cream truck pop-up and music from Bird Peterson.