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Wind down your Wednesday with wine, art

Arianna Auber
Mike Osborne's "Supreme Court / 1 First St NE" and other black-and-white photographs will be on display through Aug. 31 at Lora Reynolds Gallery as part of his "Federal Triangle" solo show. [Contributed by Lora Reynolds]


“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., Suite 50. 512-215-4965,


Wine Down Wednesday at Utopian Shift. Why sit in traffic? Instead, head over to Austin's only try-before-you-buy wine store, Utopian Shift, every Wednesday for a complimentary wine tasting. You’ll be able to sample more than 10 wines. And, of course, if there are any that pleased your palate, snag a bottle to take home. Other Utopian Shift events have included Pringles and wine pairings; this isn't your typical wine shop. 4 to 7 p.m. July 10. Free. 2521 Rutland Dr. Unit 600.


2019 Family Film Series at Sky Cinemas. Sky Cinemas' Dripping Springs theater presents the return of its Family Film Series, mixing perennial favorites and modern classics, such as this week's Jim Henson classic "The Dark Crystal." Admission is complimentary on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. The free tickets will be available at 10 a.m. on the date of the screening. In "Crystal," the last survivor of his race, the Gelflings, goes in search of the final shard of a crystal that will help bring peace. 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 7. 166 Hargraves St.

"Midsommar" with writer and director Ari Aster. Aster’s follow-up to last year’s nightmarish "Hereditary" gets better with a few limited midweek screenings, when he will make an appearance for a post-film Q&A. In "Midsommar," young couple Dani and Christian have been going through a rough patch, so a vacation to a tiny sun-dappled Swedish village seems like just what they need to heal. Needless to say, it's not what they expected at all, finding a bizarre undercurrent of cultish violence. One Aster screening is not yet sold out. 6 p.m. July 10. $12. Alamo South, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.


Zax Restaurant & Bar's 16th Anniversary Party. It's not every day that a restaurant in Austin turns 16, and this Lady Bird Lake-area eatery wants to celebrate. The party will have live music from David Scher starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be plenty of Zax's tasty food, as well as 20 draft beers to choose from, and the patio will be open. The property was sold to a local developer last month, but with no immediate plans to transform it, Zax may stick around for the short term. 4 to 10 p.m. July 10. Free. 312 Barton Springs Road.