Music, beer and benefits: 4 things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake Area this weekend, Feb. 23-25

Strange Land Brewery offers one-off beer, changing each week, and local staples.

Strange Land Brewery offers one-off beer, changing each week, and local staples.

Sick of the bad weather? Here are four things to do this weekend in the Lake Travis-Westlake area to get out of the house.

Feb. 23-24
Dave Mason performes
Founder of the group Traffic, Dave Mason performs on consecutive days at One World Theatre. 8 p.m. $55-$128. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522.

Feb. 23
Education foundation hosts its annual gala
The Eanes Education Foundation Gala features live and silent auctions, dinner, an open bar and after-party while supporting Eanes ISD. 6:30 p.m. $2,500-$10,000 (per 10-person table). JW Marriott, 110 E. Second St., Austin. 512-732-9065.

Feb. 24
Strange Land Brewery celebrates its anniversary
The Westlake brewery celebrates its third anniversary with live music, food and other entertainment. Tickets include two beers and a plate of food from a pig roast. 5-10 p.m. $20. 5904 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-276-2295.

Feb. 25
Eat a Panini on the patio at Stone House Vineyard
Enjoy the fresh air, a Panini and a glass of wine or two in Spicewood Sunday. 1-4 p.m. $15 per Panini. Stone House Vineyard, 24350 Haynie Flat Road, Spicewood. 512-264-3660.


Dozens of Austin residents spoke virtually and in person July 22 to share their thoughts on the city's proposed fiscal year 2021-22 budget. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Police funding again takes center stage in public hearing on Austin's proposed FY 2021-22 budget

Dozens of city residents calling into or appearing at City Hall on July 22 shared their thoughts about policing and the city's spending plan.

student learning
Leander ISD's virtual learning program exceeds capacity after recent interest

The program waitlist began July 21 with 101 applicants in its first day.

Mortgage purchase applications are down year over year, but the Austin housing market remains hot. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin housing market still hot but showing signs of slowing down

Experts say that a decrease in mortgage purchase applications points to “a reversion back to norm” in the Austin housing market.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

The Lake Travis ISD board of trustees reviewed plans for distributing federal COVID-19 relief during a July 21 meeting. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Travis ISD to spend $3M in federal aid to meet students’ academic, emotional needs

Among the stakeholder input, students’ social and emotional health emerged as the top priority for the funding.

Todd Dodge, Westlake High School athletic director and head football coach, announced his retirement the morning of July 22. (Courtesy Westlake Nation)
Todd Dodge, Westlake High School football coach, announces retirement

Dodge—a three-time National High School Coach of the Year recipient—will officially retire from the district at the conclusion of the 2021 football season.

My Steel Magnolia boutique opened in July. (Courtesy West Austin Chamber of Commerce)
Boutique My Steel Magnolia opens in July

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Leander ISD board members will continue talks of a future bond election at their July 22 meeting. (Taylor Girtman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leander school board to continue future bond discussions

District administration will answer questions and provide information to board of trustees's questions from the July 6 special-called meeting.

Photo of a stack of masks
Austin Public Health says to mask up indoors, regardless of vaccination status

The Austin-Travis County community is on the "precipice" of Stage 4 pandemic risk, public health authority Dr. Desmar Walkes said.

Travis County has been discussing the possibility of a new Samsung facility with Samsung since January. (Community Impact Staff)
Travis County begins incentives negotiations with Samsung for possible $17B facility

Samsung is hoping to finalize a performance agreement by mid-August, which would include information about how the potential facility would affect property taxes.

Massey Wallace and her husband, Allen Wallace, will open a seventh location of Lonestar Kolaches at the former Little Red Wagon in October. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Barricades are up along Hamilton Pool Road as work crews move natural gas lines. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Two-month utility project underway along Hamilton Pool Road

Utility crews are moving natural gas lines to prepare the way for a $13.7 million road project under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation.