We comb the depths of the Internet to find as-close-to-everything-as-possible happening in Austin, from gallery openings and festivals to concerts and theater and beyond, finding the best to recommend to you.
This circus extravaganza will magnify traditional elements of the circus and combine them with never-before-seen spectacles, original fast-paced performances and moments of hilarity.
Among the acts to watch for are high-wire wizards, powerful men of strength, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, unbelievable contortionists and even a high-flying human cannonball. Prepare for more than 2 1/2 hours of thrilling entertainment.
Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday and various times through Aug. 28. $10-$70. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. texasboxoffice.com.
It’s been nearly 40 years since we first saw the original “Star Wars” — but, especially after the most recent film last year, the Force is strong with us. The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating our love for the original trilogy with screenings of “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”
Audiences are encouraged to dress in their finest Jedi robes or Galactic Empire uniforms; an emcee will host costume contests and trivia games.
This solo show features the work of Landry McMeans: specifically, her abstract reliefs and landscapes of the American West, with new inspiration from the Colorado River. In her hands, mountain ranges and other landscape features become groups of simple lines and colors, reducing the contours of the natural world into three-dimensional geometric shapes.
She evokes the natural history of the Southwestern deserts and native plant and animal species in a minimal style.
Details: Opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Sept. 17. 916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102. artsciencegallery.eventbrite.com.
Gale Theatre Company presents this adaptation of Oscar Wilder’s tragedy about the princess of Judea. “Salomé” is about one of the Bible’s most seductive, dangerous and misunderstood women who danced for the court, offered her body to her stepfather and asked for the head of John the Baptist in return. Her story and her demand were vital to the fate of Jesus and the modern church.
In this new production, the story begins after the death of John the Baptist.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Aug. 20. $10-$30. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, vortexrep.org.
Last month, Rogness Brewing announced a temporary hiatus of the brewery until a new project — “Rogness 2.0” — launches anew. Although there was a farewell party at the Pflugerville brewery, Growler Bar wants to send off Rogness as well and will have a pint night with five Rogness brews, including the Hefeweizen, Heller Weizenbock and the Yogi.
Stop in to hear from Forrest Rogness and Jon Airheart about plans for the next version.
This five-course feast promises suds from the beloved Colorado brewery Odell, as well as the esteemed presence of brewery owner Doug Odell. The festivities kick off with a reception at 6:30 — and Easy Tiger and Odell’s collaboration brew, the Tiger Whisper American Pale Ale — before leading into the dinner created by Chef Andrew Curren.
Expect beers that you can’t get every day, including the Zard-Alu Sour Apricot and the Brombeere Blackberry Gose.
With Chef Zack Northcutt moving to a new job, Swift’s Attic is celebrating his legacy at the restaurant with a special edition of the over-the-top burger specials that Northcutt had always enjoyed. The burger, dubbed “a Slice of Heaven,” will feature slices of Via 313’s Cadillac pizza as the buns.
But you’ll want to get there early because the kitchen is only making 18 of them. To be guaranteed a seat and a free burger, participate in Swift’s Attic’s Facebook and Instagram contest.
The local cheese shop continues this DIY food-making workshop with SoCo Homebrew, which will teach you how to homebrew cider (a perfect pairing with cheese, naturally). The class consists of an intro into the history of cider-making, a tasting of several cider styles, and an overview and demo of the cider-making process.
By the end, you’ll have learned all the steps and components required for the successful result of homebrewed cider.
The fourth annual ticketed block party returns with tasty bites from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants as well as palate-pleasing beer pairings from 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative and more. Participating eateries include Lonesome Dove, the Bonneville and Cru Food & Wine Bar. And while you sip and stroll, Americana folk band the Traveling Ones will have you dancing, too.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Sustainable Food Center.
Award-winning Teatro Vivo alumni and Latino comedy artists are joining forces to craft a fun comedic experience. Hosted by Howard Beecher, the showcase features improv comedy by Shades of Brown, stand-up comedy by Jesse Pangelinan and Vanessa Gonzalez, and sketch comedy by Teatro Vivo’s own sketch comedy troupe, the Mexcentrics. The Mexcentrics’ act reflects the complexity and beauty of Latino life and culture with authenticity, sincerity and laughter.
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15-$20. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St. brownpapertickets.com/event/2582915.