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Arianna Auber
Watch Jim Sturgess as Jude and Evan Rachel Wood as Lucy at the Alamo Drafthouse's "Across the Universe" beer dinner. [Contributed by Revolution Studios]

Theater & dance

“Immortal Longings” at Zach Theatre. 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 produced 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. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through July 14. $30-$189. 202 S. Lamar Blvd.


Summer Sparklers: Champagne Alternatives to Beat the Heat. What's the best summer sipper to beat the heat in Texas? Bubbles are always the right answer — and you don't need to break the bank to enjoy them, either. This Wine & Food Foundation of Texas class led by advanced sommelier Vilma Mazaite will go beyond cava and prosecco to explore lesser known, delicious options from around the world like cremant de jura, pét-nat, txakoli rosé, sparkling falanghina, oltropò pavese and sekt. 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 26. $55. 2121 E. Sixth St.


Children's Day Art Park with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. This annual summer event tailored to kids returns at its new location at the Austin Central Library. Weekly activities include a hands-on "instrument zoo," interactive stations, instrument-making, rotating arts and crafts, and story time with Bernadette Nason. Musical guests accompanied by various Austin Symphony players will also be featured. 10 a.m. doors Wednesday through July 24 (no show July 3). Free. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.


“Federal Triangle.” Artist Mike Osborne’s first exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery showcases his black-and-white photographs taken of Washington, D.C., in recent years that evoke a smoldering paranoia familiar to even the most casual consumers of news. The institutions implied by the title of the show represent much of the policy and messaging that shapes our understanding of Americanism today. Leon Polk Smith's prints are also on display. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday through Aug. 31. 360 Nueces St. Ste. 50. 512-215-4965,


"Across the Universe" Beer Dinner at the Alamo Drafthouse. Watch this revolutionary rock musical in a way you probably never have before — with a three-course dinner featuring beers from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. The feast includes courses such as Like Endless Rain Into a Paper Cup, a lentil shepherd's pie paired with Namaste White. "Across the Universe," starring Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, reimagines America in the turbulent late 1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. 7:30 p.m. July 26. $50.41. 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.