Unwind from the workweek with these top weekend happenings. From a competition featuring the finest cocktails to a celebrity softball game the entire family can attend, we’ve rounded up the best events. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.
Austin Food & Wine Alliance presents 2016 Official Drink of Austin
This Thursday, the city’s elite bar teams will go head-to-head in a cocktail competition you won’t want to miss. Get an exclusive foodie experience featuring Austin-inspired cocktails and top-notch food at Fair Market, and vote for the winner of the coveted title, Official Drink of Austin. Spice up your typical Thursday happy hour plans and snag a ticket while you still can.
Big Medium presents Due West
Due West gives an exclusive first look at the West Austin Studio Tour, featuring the work of more than 200 participating artists this Friday night at the Dougherty Arts Center. Aside from the artwork, guests at the opening reception will enjoy complimentary bites and drinks from Austin favorites including La Condesa, Uchiko, Austin Eastciders, Lick Ice Creams, and more. Take everything in with the mood-setting tunes from DJ Soundfounder and some of the city’s coolest art lovers.
KUTX Live at Mueller
As part of its live series, KUTX is bringing the sounds of the city to one of Austin’s hottest neighborhoods. Local music acts El Tule and Tameca Jones grace the stage at Mueller Lake Park for a free, family-friendly show this Friday. Pack your blankets, plastic bottles, and snacks for the evening, and settle in for a quintessential night of music under the stars.
Untapped Festival Austin
Celebrate over 75 different breweries this Saturday at Carson Creek Ranch. This year’s Untapped Festival will feature an epic music lineup, two stages, and over 300 different beers to sample. Bands like Atlas Genius, Lady Lamb, and JR JR play while you get the first taste of debuting beer companies Wicked Weed and The Bruery.
Reckless Kelly’s Celebrity Softball Jam
Celebrity media personalities and athletes team up this Sunday for Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. In addition to the fun-filled action on the field, this year’s jam includes music by Micky & The Motorcars, Shinyribs, Uncle Lucius, and more. Take the family out to the ball game and end the weekend with a home run.