Austin - What are you doing this weekend?

Sesame Street Live: "Make a New Friend"

Who doesn’t love Sesame Street? Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends in welcoming Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies. The live show runs at the Frank Erwin Center from April 3 - 6th and tickets range from $13 to $65. For showtimes and more detailed information, visit the Erwin Centers website HERE.

Preservation Austin Presents: "Austin 1964!" Homes Tour

Preservation Austin’s “Austin 1964!” Homes Tour will offer a snapshot of a transforming Austin, when Austin’s first tech company Tracor made its initial public stock offering, a group of friends first gathered to celebrate Eeyore’s Birthday Party, and a little honky-tonk named the Broken Spoke was built on the outskirts of town. The tour will feature six homes, and will pay homage to the city’s modernist roots and honor some of Austin’s premier mid-century architects. Tour ticket buyers can also attend a 20 minute lecture on “The Principals of Mid Century Modern Architecture” by Steve Sadowsky. The tour takes place on April 5th from 10 am - 4 pm, don’t miss out on your chance to brush up on Austin History! For more detailed information and tickets, visit their website.

Second Annual Texas Olive Festival

Head out to beautiful Dripping Springs on Saturday, April 5th for the Texas Olive Fest, featuring a day of special tastings, chef demos, and seminars to educate you on everything about the olive! There will also be activities for the kids and live music. Featured chefs include Jack Gilmore (owner of Jack Allen’s Kitchen), Will Packwood (Hardie’s Gourmet Specialist), Ross Burtwell (Cabernet Grill), and Lyndi Modica (the Art Institute of Austin). The festival will also help to benefit the Sustainable Food Center. For tickets and more information visit: http://www.texasolivefest.com/.

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 Race

The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K race in Texas and one of the top 10 in the nation. In its 37th year, the Cap 10K will take place on April 6 in downtown Austin. This year, the Statesman has selected SafePlace as the beneficiary of it’s race. SafePlace is an agency working to end domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change in Austin and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a beginner, come see why the Cap 10K is a rite of spring in Austin. Run it, jog it or walk it, just don’t miss it. To sign up visit their website HERE.