Get over the hump at Sound & Cinema, Easy Tiger and more
1. Sound & Cinema
6 p.m. July 10. Free. The Long Center lawn, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, 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 returns this week with a showing of "Guardians of the Galaxy" and music from cover band Recovering, which will play the soundtrack album to the Marvel movie as a prelude to the screening. Come early to have dinner via one of the on-site food trucks. There will also be a full bar.
2. The Head and the Heart at ACL Live
8 p.m. July 10. $40-$64.50. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com
Veterans of two high-profile ACL Fest experiences in the past five years, the Seattle/Virginia indie-folk-rock ensemble arrives for a two-night stand at the city's showcase music hall this time around. That should provide an ideal opportunity for a deep dive into the recently released "Living Mirage," the band's fourth album in a decade during which they've gradually grown from hot newcomers to a major mainstay in American music. Hippo Campus opens. — Peter Blackstock
3. "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 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.
4. Stone Brewing Tiki Escape at Easy Tiger
11 a.m. July 10. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/1881660258601204
Is summer in Austin starting to get to you as we reach mid-July? Well, don't worry if you've already taken your vacation days — Easy Tiger's original Sixth Street location will help you escape to the tropics with California's Stone Brewing. All day, enjoy a selection of Stone's juiciest IPAs and island-inspired beers, including the Tangerine Express Fruit IPA and the Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse. Full pours and $7 flights of all four beers are available.