Below are some cool events to check out during this record-breaking hot summer we’re having in Austin.

Music

Free Concert in the Park

Sunday evenings at The Long Center, www.thelongcenter.org

Blues on the Green

August 4 and August 18 at Zilker Park, www.austinlivemusic.com

Joan Baez

August 6 at Stubbs www.stubbsaustin.com

Tribute to a Jazz Giant

August 6 at The Elephant Room www.kut.org

Dierks Bentley

August 21 at Nutty Brown Cafe www.nuttybrown.com

The Eggmen

August 27 at Nutty Brown Cafe www.nuttybrown.com

Arts & Expos

Moody Gardens & Galveston Islands

All month at Bob Bullock Museum www.thestoryoftexas.com

Cindi Wright

August 5 at First Thursdays, all of the West End Galleries www.arton5th.com

Cronkite, Eyewitness to a Century

All month at LBJ Library www.austintexas.org

America / Americas

August 5 at Blanton Art Museum www.kut.org

Spaghetti Modern

August 14 at Austin Art Garage www.kut.org

Theatre & Comedy

Kathy Griffin

August 5 at The Long Center www.thelongcenter.org

The Wedding Singer

August 6 – September 5 at Georgetown Palace www.georgetownpalace.com

John Caparulo

August 11-14 at Capital City Comedy Club www.capcitycomedy.net

Cyndi Lauper

August 10 at The Paramount Theatre www.theparamount.org

Maggie Mat & Bryan Gaar

August 13 and 14 at The Velveeta Room www.thevelveetaroom.com

Sports & Outdoors

Deep Eddy Pool Movie Night

August 7 and 14 www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks/pools_special.htm

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5K Run

August 5 at Johnson Creek Trailhead www.runtex.com

How to Manage Garden Insects

August 21 at LCRA Redbud Center www.tcmastergardeners.org

CapTexSwim

August 28 at Fiesta Gardens www.runtex.com

Other Fun Events

20th Annual Lake Travis Flight

August 7 at Mansfield Dam www.centraltexasballooning.com

Austin Bead Society Bazaar

August 7 and 8 at Palmer Events Center www.kut.org

Tour Casa Neverlandia

August 8 in South Austin (reservations required) www.keepaustinweird.com

American Idol Auditions

August 11 at Frank Erwin Center www.uterwincenter.com

Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus

August 18-22 at Frank Erwin Center www.uterwincenter.com

Annual Tax Holiday

August 20-22 at Retail Stores www.window.state.tx.us

Identification Day

August 29 at Texas Memorial Museum www.kut.org

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