To-do list: These events are happening this September in South Austin

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Live music roundup


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.

29 | The Peacemakers

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

30 | The New Eastside Kings

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


7 | W.C. Clark

8-10 p.m. $5 cover. The Barn, 6218 Brodie Lane, Austin. 512-694-1664.

19 | Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis

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

21 | Dwight Yoakam

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

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.


8 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse, 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin. 512-861-7060.


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


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

8 p.m. The Barn, 6218 Brodie Lane, Austin. 512-694-1664.


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

By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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