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The three things you need to know today in Austin: Thu, May 24

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The Paramount Theatre's Summer Classic Series is back, and they're kicking it off with a truly iconic film: Casablanca. Watch Bogart and Bergman as two lovers torn apart by war in this 35mm screening that follows an opening night party—for Film Fan members only—celebrating the start of this beloved annual event.

Now back for a second year, Hot Luck Festival has become one of the best events of the summer, a food and music festival from the most creative minds behind both arenas: Aaron Franklin (Franklin BBQ), James Moody (Mohawk) and Mike Thelin (Feast Portland). For four days, the city will be filled with indulgent food events and music performances; while the food portion doesn't officially start until tomorrow (unless you were lucky enough to score a ticket to Franklin's opening party), there are a couple shows happening tonight: Hot Snakes at Mohawk, Girlpool at Baraccuda and Con Brio at Antone's. Tickets are still left—get ’em here.

Southold Farm + Cellar—one of the state’s newest wineries—is popping up at Better Half to share some of its wine made exclusively with Texas grapes. Owner and winemaker Regan Meador will be there to discuss how nature decides what wines the winery will make, and Better Half has a corn dog special on the menu. Come for the food and drink, stay for the classic country spinning on the record player.

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