Austin Upcoming Events
“When Austin Got Weird” Exhibit opens
Take a trip down Austin’s memory lane at the Bob Bullock Museum with the “When Austin Got Weird” exhibit. Although it was not officially trademarked until 2000, people have been proudly identifying with our cities slogan for quite some time. Using music poster art that captures the spirit of the counterculture movement of the 1960s and ’70s, the exhibit explores the poster artist and music venues that defined Austin’s cultural scene between 1967 and 1980. The exhibit opens Friday, July 11 and is on view through September 14th. For more information, visit their website.
18th annual Austin Chamber Music Festival
The Austin Chamber Music Festival is a celebration of classical music and performers lasting for more than two weeks across Austin with concerts, free events, engaging lectures from visiting artists and workshops. This year's featured performers include the Weiss Kaplan Newman Trio, Cavatina Duo, The Texas Gypsies, Calder String Quartet and many more. Starting July 11th, and going through July 27th at the Bates Recital Hall, events range in cost from free to around $50. If you’re a classical music lover, you won’t want to miss this! Find out more on their website.
BURBZfest is a music festival that aims to bring the action from downtown into the suburbs. Little Woodrow's on Parmer Lane is hosting day of live music from Emily Wolfe, The Roosevelts, Holiday Mountain, Alpha Rev and more on Saturday, July 19th at noon. In addition to music from some of Austin’s best local bands, fun bar games (including Chicken Shit bingo and turtle racing) will be available, as well as food from local food trucks. The cost to get in is $25, which is a small price to pay for so much good music! For more info, and schedule visit their website.
DiverseArts Culture Works presents East End Fourth Friday
Part of Austin's IBIZ network, East End Fourth Friday's is a chance for neighbors to gather and for all Austinites to support the local, independent businesses that serve as the beating economic heart of this neighborhood. Running Every 4th Friday of the month until December 26th, this is a great opportunity to explore east Austin (around East 11th Street, to be exact).
Folks can participate in free yoga from Eastside Yoga at 6 pm, throw their name in a lottery for a free tattoo from Hub Tattoo, and get food and drink specials from Hillside Farmacy, East End Wines, Quickie Pickie, Mijo's Tex Mex Cantina, Sagra, Tony's Jamaican, Blue Dahlia and the Historic Victory Grill. Local shops in the area give great deals, while artisan pop-up shops are open up and down the street.
Kenny Durham's Backyard will play host to a night of music beginning at 7 pm for a suggested donation of $5. Kids can enjoy free pizza from East Side Pies while it lasts, and adults can BYOB (but no glass, please!). For more information, visit their website.
Transmission Events presents the Last Splash Swim Club
Transmission Events, Fun Fun Fun Fest and Learning Secrets present the Last Splash Swim Club at the W Austin. Starting Sunday, June 29th at 1 pm, and reoccurring on July 27th, August 31st, and Sept 28th, this event is sure to be a hit! You’re invited to the W Austin's WET Deck for a day of swimming, lounging under the sun and intimate DJ sets on the last Sunday of every month. Don't forget to chill out with a tasty Absolut or Malibu beverage and help beat the heat. For more info, visit their website!