Foodie fun, a birthday party, and a music festival top this weekend’s list of the hottest things to do in Austin. Celebrate The Trail Foundation with cake and live music or settle in for an evening with This Is Us actor Chrissy Metz and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, April 5
TRIO presents Pig Roast
It's swine time at this family-style, al fresco event at TRIO. Guests to this foodie fête will enjoy treats like pork terrine, tacos al pastor, espresso rubbed spare ribs, and Shiner Bock beer pairings. Work off the good eats to the tunes of live Tejano music and enjoy surprises all evening long. Select tickets still available.
Friday, April 6
HONK!TX Festival of Street Bands
This weekend-long festival takes over Mueller Lake Park, Adams-Hemphill Park, and Pan Am Park with brass bands from around the world. This three-day musical blowout features colorful costumes, upbeat tunes, and all the dancing you can handle. Admission is free. Events run through April 8.
Saturday, April 7
Zip Lost Pines presents April Zip & Sip
Embrace your adventurous side at Zip Lost Pines this weekend. Strap on a harness and take a glide over shady pine forests and spot the Colorado River in the distance. Sip beverages and munch on eats at the finish line with your buddies for a fun twist on a typical Saturday afternoon. Space is limited.
The Trail Foundation presents 15th Birthday Party
Celebrate 15 years of The Trail Foundation with refreshments, kids activities, and even birthday cake at Fiesta Gardens. Additional party activities include a yoga session, live entertainment, and swag giveaways for attendees of all ages. Dogs on leashes are also welcome. Admission is free.
Chrissy Metz in conversation with Tim Gunn
Television stars Chrissy Metz and Tim Gunn take to the Paramount Theatre stage for what is sure to be an open, honest discussion about life lessons. Known for her groundbreaking role on This Is Me, Metz invites guests to join her in an evening of self-acceptance and acknowledgement. Your ticket includes a copy of Metz’s memoir, This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today.