Summer zips on with these Austin events
1. Sound & Cinema
6 p.m. gates June 19. Free. The Long Center lawn, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org
One of Austin's most popular summer events, Sound & Cinema pairs beloved films with Texas artists playing live. They'll perform a musical tribute to the movie before it plays on the Alamo Drafthouse’s giant inflatable outdoor screen, with the Austin skyline providing a picturesque backdrop throughout. Sound & Cinema kicks off this summer on Wednesday with a showing of "The Goonies" and Duncan Fellows performing. Come early to have dinner via one of the on-site food trucks, such as Garbo's and the Peached Tortilla. There will be a full bar, too.
2. “Immortal Longings” at Zach Theatre
7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through July 14. $30-$189. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org
It’s the world premiere of the newest work by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, who in “Immortal Longings” explores the rich history of the great Russian impresario Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev and his legendary Ballets Russes. The ballet company introduced the world to such revolutionary artists as Nijinsky, Stravinsky and Picasso, but it is the tempestuous relationship of Diaghilev and superstar dancer Vaslav Nijinsky in particular that “Immortal Longings” highlights.
3. Tiny Desk Contest on the Road at 3Ten
7 p.m. June 19. $10. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. 3tenaustin.com
Each year, National Public Radio asks unsigned artists around the country to submit a video for a chance to perform a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Of thousands who entered this year, Quinn Christopherson, an Athabaskan and Inupiaq singer-songwriter, rose to the top. In a one-shot video in front of a painting of Mt. Denali at the Anchorage Museum, he performed the acoustic track “Erase Me,” a searing statement of self that chronicles his journey as a transgender man learning to harness the power of his voice. — Deborah Sengupta Stith
4. Warriors & Wine at Fareground
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 19. $35. 111 Congress Ave. eventbrite.com/e/fareground-and-outdoor-voices-present-warriors-wine-tickets-62922209021
Fareground's series blending yoga and wine tasting returns with a new theme about connection. The next event includes a 45-minute yoga class led by Wanderlust instructor Diana Wilcox, music by DJ Cassie Skankman, and a wine tasting with winemaker and managing partner Chelsea Blalock of Ant Moore Wines. If you're hungry, on-site vendor Henbit will have a special Yogi Bowl. Bring your own yoga mat.