Austinites have an uncanny ability to adapt, and the stay-at-home order has only challenged locals to find new ways to create community without being face-to-face. For the time being, we’ll be sharing new ways to stay connected to the city you love instead of our standard event guide. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend.
Thursday, April 16
Get creative with the Gensler Digital Coloring Book
Inspire your children to stay creative with the help of Gensler’s new digital coloring book series, Amazing Cities and Amazing Cities Kids. Children can choose from more than 200 free pages showcasing famous cities around the globe. Each coloring page can be colored on-screen or printed out. Adult coloring book pages are also available for a stress-relieving activity to do at home.
Friday, April 17
Cook a proper dinner with help from Luck Reunion
The folks behind Luck Reunion host Prime Cuts, a new live cooking class series for home chefs and novices alike. Each week, viewers can tune in and try their hand at a new recipe taught by a top chef. Additional program highlights include appearances by guest chefs and mixologists and live performances from popular musicians. Visit the Prime Cuts website for ingredients lists and more information. Cooking classes will stream every Friday at 6 pm.
Attend Nine Banded Whiskey’s virtual benefit concert
Party for a good cause with Nine Banded Whiskey. Virtual party guests will get a front-row seat to a live musical performance by Grammy-nominated artist Tony Kamel in support of The SIMS Foundation. The virtual party starts at 8 pm, and admission is free but donations are encouraged. RSVP on Facebook.
Saturday, April 18
Take an online art class
The Contemporary Austin has launched online art classes for all ages to help you curb cabin fever and tap into your artistic side. Interested students can register for live classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, and more taught by art school faculty. Registration includes detailed information on how to order and receive all supplies needed for the session.
Sunday, April 19
Take a free online workout class from Orange Theory
Orange Theory is bringing its signature full-body circuit workouts online to keep you fit and motivated through the stay-at-home mandate. Visit the home videos section of the Orange Theory website to discover a variety of workout options for people at all fitness levels. New workouts are added daily and can also be found on the Orange Theory YouTube channel.