Power for Parkinson's hosts musical collage, Sunset Valley arts festival returns and more for South Austinites to do this weekend, April 27-29

The Sunset Valley art festival is one of the many events happening in South Austin this weekend.

The Sunset Valley art festival is one of the many events happening in South Austin this weekend.

Art, music and dance festivals are sprinkled throughout the weekend. Here are the events happening in South Austin:

Friday, April 27

The Musical Collage returns for third year

The event features local musicians of varied genres performing in a rapid-fire succession. Guests can jump between three different stages throughout the event. Proceeds from the event benefit Power for Parkinson's, a local group that provide exercise and support for patients and their families who are battling Parkinson’s disease. Dinner and drinks are included. $100 per person. 7-10 p.m. Gather (The Hub), 5540 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-464-1277. www.powerforparkinsons.org/musical-collage

Saturday, April 28

Sunset Valley hosts annual art festival

Hosted by the Sunset Valley Arts Commission, the 12th annual festival features local artists' work, including woodworking, sculpture, painting and jewelry, as well as live music, food and family entertainment. The event will feature two live music stages, art and food vendors, and a kid’s area. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tony Burger Activity Center (parking lot), 3200 Jones Road, Sunset Valley. 512-892-1383. www.sunsetvalley.org  

Austin Gorilla Ball showcases new brewery

The Austin Gorilla Ball is a costumed, beer-tasting, live music, food, fundraising party at Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. benefiting Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. The new tasting room is not available yet, but production is still happening. At least 15 beers will be served, including Thirsty Planet's regular brews in addition to many not out on the market. $75. 6-10 p.m. Thirsty Planet Brewing Co., 8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 720-524-0272. www.one.bidpal.net/austingorillaball

Craft cocktails in the garden

Mixologist Claudia Alarcon demonstrates each cocktail step-by-step, with expert advice and tricks of the trade, such as spanking the herbs and how to make quick infused syrups. Recipe cards are provided. Local plants and herbs will be featured in each cocktail, with helpful pointers on how to grow these items at home. $40. 5-7 p.m. Articulture Designs, 6405 Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-762-5228. www.articulturedesigns.com

Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29

Learn about contemporary Brazilian dance

Dance Africa Fest welcomes Brazilian dancer-choreographer Rosangela Silvestre for a two-day workshop exploring contemporary Brazilian dance and its African roots. The workshop introduces students to a blend of traditional and modern dance techniques, with each class incorporating live drumming performed by local musicians. $17-60. 2-4:45 p.m. Balance Dance Studios, 4544 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. www.danceafricafest.org

Sunday, April 29

Support the Colorado River Alliance

Participants test their disc golf skills to help raise funds for the Colorado River Alliance while enjoying grain-to-glass whiskey. Guests can win prizes, receive advice on how to improve disc golf skills and enjoy snacks and drinks. $2-$5. Noon-5 p.m. Still Austin Whiskey, 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin. 512-276-2700. www.stillaustin.com

Join a pub cruze

Each month Spokesman teams up with a different brewery to bring a Pub Cruze that showcases culture and product. On Sunday, Spokesman teams up with Zilker Brewing Co. for a five stop, 15-mile ride. Stops include Gibson Street Bar, Mean Eyed Cat, The Tavern Austin, Stay Gold and Zilker Brewing Co. Free to ride. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Spokesman, 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Ste. A-2, Austin. 512-586-9657. www.spokesmancoffee.com


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