1. Sounds & Cinema at the Long Center
8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664, thelongcenter.org.
The summer series at the Long Center’s City Terrace pair live music with classic films. This week, folk group Whiskey Shivers performs a tribute to the 1977 Burt Reynolds’ movie “Smokey and the Bandit”; the movie will then play on the Alamo Drafthouse’s giant inflatable outdoor screen. Food trailers open an hour before the music starts. Coming up: “Back to the Future” with Hello Wheels (July 17); “School of Rock” with Will Taylor & Strings Attached performing the Led Zeppelin show (July 31); “Flash Gordon” with Magnifico, a Queen tribute band (Aug. 14); “Jurassic Park” with a TBA musical act (Aug. 21).
2. Father’s Day screening of “The Great Escape”
7 p.m. Sunday. $10. Alamo Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd. 7:15 p.m. Alamo Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com
Give Dad the brawn of Steve McQueen on Sunday — at least, you know, up on the silver screen. The Alamo Drafthouse is showing the 1963 World War II classic “The Great Escape,” about Allied prisoners of war escaping from a German high-security POW camp, in honor of Father’s Day. On the menu just for Pop will be a few special food items, including Dad’s Steak Sandwich and Dad’s Loaded Bacon Cheese Burger.
3. Finale of Uchi’s “Chopped”-style competition
6 p.m. Monday. $75. AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. www.chefsunderfire.com.
Eat, drink and cheer on the four finalists of Uchi’s Citywide86’d competition. They’ll fight for the final win by preparing three dishes using often random, pre-selected ingredients, a la Food Network’s popular reality show “Chopped.” Staff from various Austin restaurants have been battling for the top spot since early this year, and four contestants — from Congress, Foreign & Domestic, and Sway — are left.
4. Megan Hilty at Zach Theatre
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. $70-$155. 1421 W. Riverside Drive. www.zachtheatre.org.
The Broadway star (and late of the canceled “Smash”) kicks off a new performance series. The Top Concerts promise an intimate musical performance at Zach’s Topfer Theatre from TV, Broadway and film stars. Coming up: Bryan Batt (Sept. 10); Sandra Bernhard (Oct. 22); Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal (Feb. 18); and Molly Ringwald (April 22). — Sharon Chapman
5. Michael Fracasso at BookPeople
7 p.m. Thursday. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-472-5050, www.bookpeople.com.
An Austin musician — releasing a cookbook? Michael Fracasso, a man of many talents, will speak and sign “Artist in the Kitchen: An Autobiography in Food.” It has some of his favorite recipes, but also some of his life experiences. Plus, he’s going to play a few songs while there.
6. Sky Candy’s “The Circus”
Opens 7 p.m. Friday. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays through June 29, with one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. June 23. $15-35. The Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org.
The circus is coming to town — but not in the way you might think. Aerial artists from Sky Candy explore the struggles of a turn-of-the-century American circus in the group’s fifth theatrical production, complete with aerial acrobatics, clowns, puppetry and live music from the time period. The show also features actors from the Vortex and puppeteers from Trouble Puppet Theatre.
7. Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K
2 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $12 festival only, $42.50 for 5K participants, $15 for 5K child participants, $95 VIP. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-524-2953, keepaustinweirdfest.com.
It’s more than just a slogan. The event celebrating Austin’s all-around quirkiness features a race (with plenty of stops along the way), live music from headliner Shiny Toy Guns and others, and family-friendly activities with plenty of food and craft vendors.