The folks are great, the music is hoppin', the art is eclectic, the food is amazing and the beer is cold. There is fun for everyone!! And they went GREEN this year! It does not get better than this, my friend. It gets started early and runs into the evening ... but why end the night, when 6th street is at your fingertips. Why not top of the night with your favorite end up?! Say, 311? And show them the best dance moves YOU have to offer!
Be sure to look for us (it is our favorite!!), you'll find us at the most hip happenin' spots. Last year, we tried our hand at the belly dancing ... we dare you to the same.
1. Recruit your nearest and dearest - we've tried to do the same.
2. Break out your festival dress and hand sanitizer
3. Take lots of pictures, we want to see them!
4. Look for the Molly and Shana show, we are entertainment in and of ourselves!
Saturday and Sunday
6th Street - East of Congress
Check out these great deals: $2 House Beers, $2 Off All Food. Be sure to say Hi to our friend Casey, who is working so hard to make this a great bash! And look for us, while you're at it!
3pm Mike and the Moonpies
5pm Shotgun Party
9pm Leo Rondeau
Uncle Billys Brew& Que
1530 Barton Springs Rd.
Red Neck Boys will on the beer garden patio at 6pm followed by Doe Montoyoa. Whiskey Business will begin at 9 p.m. and keep the party rocking until 2am. Woodrows didn't spare any expense when it comes to entainment, even bringing in Obe the Fire Dancer (sounds so worth it!). But don't be a happy hour hero - hot dogs and hamburgers will be grilled on the back patio.
As if we didn't have enough, it is their innaugural evening of Rabbit Shit Bingo. You'll have to go, in order to find out what it is!! Had there been places like this 10 years ago, we would have never graduated college!! Thank you, Woodrows for all the good times!! And don't forget your pup!
Little Woodrows on the Drag
2601 Guadalupe Street 78705
There will be bands, vendors, demonstrations, dog costume contests, food, and fun for all! Best of all…this event is FREE and filled with dog friendly events linking pet owners and their furry friends with the veterinary professionals who care for them. They are still looking for volunteers so visit their website today and sign up or just check out what the event has to offer: http://www.woofstockatwaterloo.org/
Looking for fun things to do this weekend? Take this treasure map and get out there! Hit up the Lady Bird John Wildflower Center, followed a Torchys at the Trailer Park! How long has it been since you have seen the Gutenberg Bible at the Ranson Center? Time to get on it! We'll be hitting up Barton Springs this weekend, so be sure to look for us!
What are your must-do's for anyone who comes in from out of town?!
Here's wishing you, an AUSTIN weekend!
Austin American Statesman (Hat tip to Jen for the Tip!)
During Art Week Austin, visitors are invited to visit pink’s temporary love factory set up along the banks of Lady Bird Lake, where they can type a message of affection to someone they love (or just really really like! alot...). Notes are bottled by pink’s love factory workers and delivered by bicycle and foot by pink’s love couriers anywhere in the city and on site during Art City Austin.
Ultimately, pink unplugged is a community engagement project, as it immerses local residents in art-making by providing them with a creative platform through which they can express their love for each other.
Check out the deets and call up your inner Shakespeare, there is a love note calling your name!
On Thursday, Rhett Miller of Old '97s fame will be crooning the crowd on the small stage. The Thursday night entertainment is free and is a great night under the stars with a dos Equis in hand. Go early to be sure to grab a seat, it fills up fast! But there are no worries where the Ziegen Bock flows. Live music begins at 8pm.
Be sure to keep up with their schedule found on the KGSR website here: http://www.kgsr.com/unplugged/index.aspx
4/23 Rhett Miller
4/30 Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses
5/7 Brave Combo
5/14 Ray Wylie Hubbard
5/21 Carolyn Wonderland
6/11 Jimmy LaFave
1624 Barton Springs Road
On Barton Springs, you can find live music and movie nights during the summer. My favorite is their jazz brunch on Sunday morning. Doesn't get better than a breakfast quesadilla, mimosa and a little fankie! Check their calendar and get on their mail list to keep up to date. Be sure to follow @AustinJava on Twitter to get their daily deals!!
Each with a unique feel, you'll be sure to find a home somewhere. And the people watching does not disappoint, with so many fun people from all ranges ... you may never get the work done, you came to do!!
12th & Lamar
Austin City Hall
Leander (Now with DriveThru!)
The event is spread out among four days among the different wineries around the Hill Country, including: The Vineyards at the Salt Lick (Driftwood), Stone House Vineyards (Spicewood), Becker Vineyards (Stonewall), and Fall Creek Vineyards (Tow). Nothing better than a great day of music, cab and sun!
Also, be sure to look around the city for the Barrels Across Texas Project, brightly painted wine barrels by artisans across our great state.
Check out the website for more information, quite more than we could ever put in one post!!
After 4pm all this week, you can find selected menu items for free in order to promote the renewed eatery. So have that chicken fried chicken, fried catfish plate or veggie plate... our mouths are already watering.
Threadgills, North Lamar
(sorry not eligible for World Headquarters on Riverside)
6416 North Lamar Blvd
Who said there wasn't such a thing as the day after Easter dress?!
And don't forget to stop by their website to add yourself to the supersecret email list.
3100 S. Congress
35th and Guadalupe
2208 S. Lamar
Uncle Billy's is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on April 30th. Their all day event will include $2 house beers (the Haystack Hefeweisen is our fave!), $2 off the food menu (kind of love the burger!!), and two bands for HH and two bands at dinner! (Are you catching the theme here?!) Come by and support this local fave as they usher into their third year of all things Austin!!
Their happy hour runs 3pm to 7pm each day and is $1 off pints. They are kicking off a summer music series this week, so be sure to check back and see who's hitting the deck! And All Day Tuesdays are $2 pints!! So great!
3pm Nick Kraus and his Austin Torpedos
5pm Little Mickey and the Soda Jerks
5pm Ryan and the Relics
Also, Uncle Billy's is hosting the Beer Wars afterparty on April 16th. Check out this great movie exploring the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. www.beerwarsmovie.com Bring in your ticket stub and get $3 pints all night.
As you head out, be sure to pick up a Half Gallon Growlers for $16, nothing like bring Uncle Billy's home with you!
Uncle Billy's Brew & Que
1530 Barton Springs Rd., 78704
So, with that ... we are back in full effect and will probably post a few times a week now. We're in the prime time of the Austin season - Spring! How can we not write on all the fun and frugal things going on!! Keep following, we're still here!!
Thank you for our continued success!!
Austin Museum of Art has a collection of photos on view this week, courtesy of the Nobelity Project. Stop by to check out the work of Austin writer, actor and filmmaker Turk Pipkin, who traveled to several locations during the making of his critically acclaimed film Nobelity. The Exhibit is free to the public in the Community Room through April 15th.
If you can't make it this week, the museum is a great place to spend a few hours to get out of the hot summer sun. It is just $5 ... great price to take you to another world for a few minutes.
Austin Museum of Art
823 Congress Avenue 78701
Tonight, the infamous Roger Creager rocks out to his new album "Here It Is". He'll throw in some oldies, "Love" and "Everclear" ... and he's hot. What more do you need than a cold one in your hand, good music and a little beat to dance to. Life is good.
Keep checking their website for the season's schedule but look for artists like Jason Bolin, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, the Robison brothers, Cross Canadian ... the list continues down the line.
Did we mention its free?!
4700 South Congress 78745