Locals are finally getting into the groove of spending more time at home. While our typical weekend event guide is on hiatus, we’re sharing at-home-friendly ways to stay connected to the city you love. Here are the five top things to do in Austin this weekend.
Thursday, April 9
Scoop up some ice cream to-go
Austin-based Amy’s Ice Cream is offering its iconic confections to-go with new curbside and pickup offerings. Head to the Guadalupe, West Sixth Street, and Highway 183 locations to grab a pre-made cup of the most popular ice cream flavors and pay right at the register to avoid standing in line. Visit the Amy’s website to learn more about safety guidelines and ways to get your sweet tooth fix.
Friday, April 10
Take a live cooking class from a top chef
East Austin Italian restaurant Intero will sharpen your culinary skills with a livestream cooking class. Each class is about an hour long and includes one-on-one instruction led by its chefs, including chef/owner Ian Thurwachter. Students will be provided with a complete ingredients kit, available for pickup from Intero, so you can avoid the grocery store. Current classes include pan-roasted steak, risotto, and a fish of the day. Prospective students can learn more about scheduling a class online.
Saturday, April 11
Play a round of golf
Avery Ranch Golf Club is still open for those looking to improve their swing and spend a little time outdoors. Strict safety guidelines have been put in place to ensure each golfer is given adequate space on the course with minimal contact. While quarantine orders are in effect, visitors must provide their own clubs. Tee times can be booked online.
Attend a virtual screening
You can't go to the movies right now, but the can movies come to you. Austin favorites Alamo Drafthouse, Violet Crown, and the Austin Film Society are all offering virtual screenings for you to enjoy at home. Tickets to the rotating selection of films can purchased on their websites, and the money goes directly to the local cinema.
Sunday, April 12
Tackle a home garden project
Shoal Creek Nursery is keeping its doors open to Austinites with a green thumb. Nursery visitors will be required to follow safety and social distancing guidelines while they shop, but preordering and curbside pickup services are also available. Visit the nursery website for the most updated information ahead of your trip.