Beat the dog days of summer the Austin way. Stay hydrated at an epic bar crawl or take cover at a theater performance or film screening this weekend. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.
Zach Theatre presents Mary Poppins
The practically perfect nanny with the famous umbrella is center stage at Zach Theatre this weekend. Inspired by the Disney film and book series, the a family-friendly production opened last week in Austin. Sing along to unforgettable classics like “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” and get ready for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious experience.
The Rattle Inn Fourth Anniversary Party
Switch up your typical Thursday happy hour plans at this boozy birthday party. The Rattle Inn is celebrating four years of business with live music and DJ sets, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, a self-serve candy bar, and more. Raise a glass in honor of The Rattle Inn at this can’t-miss shindig.
Harpoon presents Austin Bar Crawl
Break out your favorite Hawaiian shirt and head to the beach-themed Austin Bar Crawl this Friday. Join other brew-loving explorers at Little Woodrow’s, and then hit up bars including Rustic Tap, Key Bar, Star Bar, and Steam Punk Saloon. Go in costume (grass skirt or arm floaties?) for a chance to win awesome swag.
Bicycle Sport Shop presents El Diablo Poker Dash & Bash
If you can’t beat the heat — pedal through it! Hit the scorching streets of Austin with Bicycle Sport Shop this Saturday for a 65-mile ride around the city. The ride begins at the South Lamar location and concludes at the soon-to-open Bee Cave location. Celebrate your pedaling success with a Real Ale brew, music, and a chance to win a $250 BSS gift card.
Austin Film Society presents Pete’s Dragon
The Paramount Theatre is hosting an advance screening of Texas director David Lowery's Pete’s Dragon remake this Sunday. Lowery will be in attendance for this exclusive first look at the whimsical story of a boy and his kind — though unconventional — friend. This benefit screening supports Austin Film Society's Artist Services program.