Once the fireworks fizzle and patriotic parties end, these top five things to do in Austin this weekend offer the perfect change of pace. Enjoy high tea and Champagne at The Driskill or play a round of bocce at Fall Creek Vineyards. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, July 5
Austin Chamber Music Center presents Austin Chamber Music Festival
Austin Chamber Music Center presents a series of world-class ensembles beginning this weekend at Bates Recital Hall. The three-week showcase features performances by Takács Quartet, Beijing Guitar Duo, Liz Cass, Invoke Austin Shakespeare, Michelle Schumann, and others. Opening night tickets are still available.
ZACH Theatre presents Immortal Longings
Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s newest work debuts on the Zach Theatre stage. Immortal Longings tells the story of Russian impresario Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, a duo who revolutionized dance at the turn of the 20th century. This production features adult language and sexual situations. Guests ages 13 and up and recommended.
Saturday, July 6
The Renaissance Austin Hotel is hosting a massive festival celebrating everyone's favorite childhood toy — the Lego. Brick Fiesta is a two-day event featuring Lego-themed sessions, building tips and tricks, unique vendors, a play area, and more. Attendees can discover a vast exhibition of hundreds of innovative Lego creations on display and take part in interactive events while mingling with a diverse community of fans. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the Brick Fiesta website.
Fall Creek Vineyards at Tow presents Burgers, Blues & Bocce Ball Independence Celebration
The holiday weekend festivities continue with food and fun and games at Fall Creek Vineyards. Guests can enjoy a burger fresh off the Trailblazer Grille coals while Jim Halfpenny performs an original music set. In addition to eats and good tunes, the Independence Celebration also features bocce and more interactive games to rouse a bit of friendly competition. All ages are welcome.
Sunday, July 7
The Driskill presents Veuve Clicquot High Tea
Bubbles, petit fours, and socialites gather for high tea at this historic Austin landmark. Guests to the Driskill's afternoon engagement can savor three courses of delicate pastries and finger sandwiches — all while enjoying glasses of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. Bottomless speciality teas from Austin Zhi Tea will also be available as a non-alcoholic option. For tickets, visit The Driskill website.