Summer series’ final hurrahs and more free events this week, Aug. 18-23

Sound & Cinema at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, with an opening performance by Latasha Lee & The Black Ties and a screening of Ghostbusters, on Wednesday July 15, 2015. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Tuesday
Astronomy on Tap. Three space experts will cover topics like dinosaur death from space and the mysterious Dark Energy while 21+ attendees drink beer. All ages are welcome. 7:30 p.m. The North Door, 502 Brushy St. 512-713-9765, ndavenue.com.

Wednesday
Sound & Cinema. The summer film and music series goes out on a high note with a screening of the crowdpleaser “The Sandlot” preceeded by a musical performance by the Nightowls. 7:30 p.m. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.

Thursday
Third Thursday at the Blanton. A range of activities are offered to the public including Yoga in the galleries at noon and a live Elizabeth McQueen performance inspired by Natalie Frank’s “The Brother’s Grimm” drawing series. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. blantonmuseum.org.

Friday
“Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West.” Meander through a sweeping exhibit of more than 200 artworks from the “Dean of Texas Artists.”  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open until Nov. 29. Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St. 512-471-8944, hrc.utexas.edu.

Saturday
Ultimate Lip Sync Battle. Win tickets to Plucker’s 20th Anniversary party with musical performances by Passion Pit and Bleachers by either participating in the lip sync battle or by attending the event. Must enter on Facebook to perform. 6-9 p.m. Pluckers Wing Bar, 3909 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-443-9464, pluckers.com.

Sunday
Concerts in the Park. The Austin Symphony’s free summer series comes to a close this weekend with a Big Band ensemble. 7:30 p.m. The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr. 512-476-6064, austinsymphony.org.


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