Your ultimate local guide for events, celebrations, performances and more
in the months of August and September.


 



Support survivors of the San Marcos apartment fire


The Austin Disaster Relief Network is collecting monetary donations to provide support to San Marcos fire survivors. Funds will be distributed in the form of gift cards, emergency housing, emergency transportation and building materials to meet immediate and long-term needs. Make a tax-deductible gift online at www.adrn.org, or call 512-806-0800.








Every Wednesday


Shop the weekly Dripping Springs Farmers Market


The Dripping Springs Farmers Market—featuring bread, honey, coffee, wine and more—is held every Wednesday. The market takes place rain or shine, except in cases of severe weather. 3-6 p.m. Free. Dripping Springs Farmers Market, corner of RR 12 and Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4725. www.cityofdrippingsprings.com







Aug. 27


Experience a story in American Sign Language


An ASL interpreter presents an interactive story experience. Families with children who are deaf and have difficulty hearing are encouraged to participate. 10 a.m. Free. The Hive Austin, 10415 Old Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-366-8120. www.hiveaustin.com







Aug. 29


Attend a yoga class and drink a glass of wine after


The Infinite Monkey Theorem offers a Wednesday evening Vinyasa yoga class paired with a glass of wine. Participants should bring a yoga mat. 7-8 p.m. $12. The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 121 Pickle Road, Austin. 512-956-7757. www.theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com








Aug. 30


Enjoy Grassy Thursday at St. Elmo Brewing Co.


The venue hosts a three hour bluegrass music set with beer and food for purchase and is pet-friendly outside. 7-10 p.m. Free. St. Elmo Brewing Co., 404 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin. 737-300-1965. www.stelmobrewing.com







Aug. 31


Create a wooden sign


Choose a wood sign from a gallery of 100-plus designs. Materials, including a variety of paint colors and wood stains, are provided, along with step-by-step instructions. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65. Board & Brush, 333 Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs. 512-643-3800. www.boardandbrush.com/drippingsprings/events







Sept. 1-3


Worth the trip: Participate in a science-themed scavenger hunt


Kids determine the difference between fact and fiction on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Free with admission. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. 844-263-6405. www.sciencemill.org







Sept. 5


Learn and play mahjong


The library hosts three hours of open play for practiced players and those new to mahjong. The strategy-based board game is played with tiles. 1-4 p.m. Free. Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Drive, Dripping Springs. 512-858-7825. www.dscl.org







Sept. 8


Learn fall gardening tips


Master Gardener Patty Leander shares recommended fall vegetable varieties—broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, sugar snap peas and more—planting dates and organic pest control. 10 a.m.-noon. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 512-477-8672. www.zilkergarden.org







Sept. 10


Take a class on finances


The Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas provides information on how to select a banking institution to meet borrowing, credit, financial recovery and home-ownership goals. 6-7 p.m. Free. Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-974-8700. https://library.austintexas.gov







Sept. 15


Make artisanal cheese


Learn about the cheesemaking process—including a history of cheese and how the aging process works—with local raw cheesemaker Joaquin Avellan. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $85. Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese, 508 Hickory Ridge Road, Manchaca. 512-441-3971. www.doslunascheese.com







Sept. 15


Party with cats at the zoo


The Austin Zoo is home to three cougar siblings—Oliver, Willow and Roxie—who turn 4 in September. The celebration includes a keeper talk and light refreshments. 11-11:30 a.m. Free with admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin. 512-288-1490. www.austinzoo.org








Sept. 27-29


Register to attend the Texas Tribune Festival


The Texas Tribune hosts the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival. The event offers more than 60 sessions and 300 speakers, including John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi and Will Hurd. Times and locations vary. $50-$2,500. www.texastribune.org/festival







Live music roundup


August


28 | Doc Pointer and The Medicine Man


6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Patsy’s Cowgirl Cafe, 5001 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin. 512-444-2020. www.patsyscafe.com


29 | The Peacemakers


10 p.m. Free. Evangeline Cafe, 8106 Brodie Lane, Austin. 512-282-2586. www.evangelinecafe.com


30 | The New Eastside Kings


6 p.m. Free. Moontower Saloon, 10212 Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-712-5661. www.moontowersaloon.com


September


7 | W.C. Clark


8-10 p.m. $5 cover. The Barn, 6218 Brodie Lane, Austin. 512-694-1664. www.facebook.com/brodielaneaustin


19 | Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis


7:30 p.m. $29. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. 512-474-5664. www.thelongcenter.org


21 | Dwight Yoakam


6 p.m. $35-$200. Nutty Brown Amphitheatre, 12225 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. 512-301-4648. www.nuttybrown.com







Weeknight trivia


Gather a group of friends, form a team and answer trivia questions for a chance to win free beer, prizes and more. Here is a selection of trivia locations throughout the week.


Monday


8 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-861-7060. www.drafthouse.com/theater/slaughter-lane


Tuesday


8-11 p.m. St. Elmo Brewery, 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin. 737-300-1965. www.stelmobrewing.com


Wednesday


8-10:30 p.m. Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-394-7844. www.radiocoffeeandbeer.com


8 p.m. The Barn, 6218 Brodie Lane, Austin. 512-694-1664.
www.facebook.com/brodielaneaustin


Thursday


8 p.m. Indian Roller, 10006 Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-761-3757. www.indianrolleraustin.com