Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Black Fret Austin Love & Lightstream
Make a donation to Black Fret and stream some local tunes. Photo courtesy of Black Fret/Facebook
Sourced Craft Cocktails margarita
Sourced can deliver everything you need for a virtual happy hour. Photo courtesy of Sourced
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 DJ Mel
Attend DJ Mel's Live Living Roomy Dance Party on Facebook this Saturday night.  Photo by Lisa Hause, Waterloo Studios
Black Fret Austin Love & Lightstream
Sourced Craft Cocktails margarita
Blanton Museum Art on the Edge gala February 2016 DJ Mel

Weekends are kind of weird right now, but lucky for Austinites, weird is our thing. Instead of our usual event guide, we're here to share fun ways you can stay plugged into the city you love. Check out these five things to do in Austin this weekend. 

Thursday, March 26

Make a curbside reservation with Uchi
Austin mainstay Uchi has rolled out its new curbside pickup service as a solution to the current takeout-only dining policy. Call the restaurant or visit the website to place an order and reserve a pickup time. Check out the Uchi takeout menu for a selection of sushi, sashimi, and other signature bites. Bonus: Diners can purchase wine, sake, and beer for 25 percent off when ordering curbside.

Friday, March 27

Host a virtual happy hour 
Sourced Craft Cocktails is pulling out all the stops to provide companies and groups with a virtual happy hour option. Interested parties can reserve Sourced Sipping Series happy hour time slots and will receive craft cocktails delivered to their door when the party begins. Events include a livestream demonstration by a professional mixologist so participants can learn how to create signature sips at their home bar. View the rotating cocktail menu and get more details on booking a virtual happy hour here.

Saturday, March 28

Support your local farmers market
Support local business — and keep your pantry stocked. As business closures continue, many Austin farmers markets remain open to locals under strict precautions. While the markets won’t resemble the typical experience, special accommodations such as produce preordering and curbside pickup are available to visitors to maintain a safe environment while they shop. 

Attend DJ Mel’s Live Living Room Dance Party
As a follow-up to last weekend’s impressive livestream turnout, Austin’s own DJ Mel is bringing back his Live Living Room Dance Party for another Saturday groove session. What began as a way to keep people connected after the sudden cancellation of SXSW may very well become a standing online event for DJ Mel. The free dance party is scheduled for each Saturday night for the foreseeable future. 

Sunday, March 29

Make a donation to support local musicians
Austin musicians are experiencing a significant loss as the city continues to feel the effects of the global pandemic. Support local artists during this uncertain time by making a donation to Black Fret. Then, if you need a dose of local music, head online to watch prerecorded performances by featured musicians from Black Fret’s recent Austin Love & Lightstream series.