Quiet in Washington: Congress on break until July 12.
New CDs: Jimmie Vaughan covers the blues; other releases include music by Big Boi, Enrique Iglesias, Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Bret Michaels and Kylie Minogue. Rough and tumble: In Stage 3 of the Tour de France, riders face 8.2 nerve-racking miles of cobblestones in Belgium. Mideast talks: President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington. Memorial for a senator: Funeral services scheduled in Arlington, Va., for West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, who died June 28 at 92.
Blues on the Green: Alejandro Escovedo, right, performs at 7:30 p.m. in Zilker Park. Free. kgsr.com.
Texas Tornados: Tejano band performs at 9 p.m., Antone’s. antones.net. TV honors: Emmy nominations announced, 7:30 a.m.
Arc Angels: Longtime Austin band plays at 10 p.m. today and 9 p.m. Saturday at Antone’s. antones.net. ‘Annie’: Zilker Summer Musical opens, with performances Thursdays-Sundays
through Aug. 14, Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater. zilker.org. ‘The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a
Hat’: Performances run through Sunday, Austin Lyric Opera. austinlyricopera.org.
New movies: Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Predators’ and the animated ‘Despicable Me’ hit the big screen.
Marcia Ball’s Piano-rama: Show also features Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Denny Freeman and Derek O’Brien. 8 p.m., Antone’s. antones.net.