Things to do this weekend in Georgetown and Williamson County, Oct. 15-17

The Broadway classic “Grease” will come to the stage at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)
The Broadway classic “Grease” will come to the stage at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

The Broadway classic “Grease” will come to the stage at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. (Courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Georgetown

Oct. 15-17: "Grease" on stage

The Broadway classic “Grease” will come to the stage on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as 10 teenagers sing their way through high school at the Georgetown Palace Theatre. Times vary. $17-$36. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. www.georgetownpalace.com/

Oct. 15: Williamson County Orchestra

The Williamson County Orchestra—led by composer in residence M.L. Daniels—will be playing a musical compilation titled, “So You Want to Be a Hero,” which will feature work by John Williams, Richard Wagner, Howard Shore and Daniels himself. Free. 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Georgetown, 1333 W. University Ave, Georgetown. 512-869-2586. https://wilcosymphony.org/


Oct. 16: Pistons on the Square

A monthly gathering for car enthusiasts on the Georgetown Square on the third Saturday of every month from 8-10 a.m., weather dependent. For more information, please contact [email protected]. https://visit.georgetown.org/events-calendar/

Round Rock

Oct 16: Taptoberfest

Love celebrating Oktoberfest? Restaurant The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar is hosting Taptoberfest, a laidback Oktoberfest event complete with stein-hoisting contests and prizes, festive drink specials, German fare and traditional polka music. 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Free. The Brass Tap, 204 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-341-2337. https://www.brasstapbeerbar.com/RoundRock

Oct 16: Hairy Man Halloween Trail of Fun

Put on your Halloween costume to walk the decorated community trail with treats and prizes around every corner as well as interactive displays. Walk through a giant spider web; visit a pumpkin patch; ride a “trackless train"; and meet Halloween icons such as Hairy Man, Beetlejuice and Dracula. 5-9 p.m. Free. Community Center Park Trail, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock. 512-255-7871. https://www.bcmud.org/hairyman

Oct. 16: Soulful Poses + Paint

Head to Soul Strong Sanctuary for a relaxing night of doing yoga and creating art. After a 45-minute flow-style yoga session, Austin artist Sonya Palumbo will lead the class in replicating one of her sunset paintings. 3-5 p.m. $49. Soul Strong Sanctuary, 503 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-686-7685. https://www.soulstrongyogatx.com/events/2021/10/16/yoga-amp-painting

Oct. 16-17: Sam Bass Theatre’s “Hillbilly Hamlet”

Lovers of theatre will be dazzled by this contemporary interpretation of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet": Set in the American South “outside of a rundown trailer, the leader of a meth empire, now a ghost, asks his son, Hamlet, to avenge his murder.” See the show the evening of Oct. 16 or its closing performance, a matinee the next day. 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 16), 2 p.m. (Oct. 17). $10-$15. Sam Bass Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228. https://www.sambasstheatre.org/

Leander

Oct. 16: Pick a pumpkin in a pool

The city of Leander will host a floating pumpkin patch at Robin Bledsoe Pool. Visitors can jump in the pool to pick a pumpkin or scoop one with a net. Guests can also decorate pumpkins with paint, glitter and more. Preregistration is recommended. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5-$8 (admission and large or medium pumpkin). Bledsoe Pool, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/floating-pumpkin-patch

Hutto

Oct. 16: 36th annual Hutto Olde Tyme Days

Take your friends and family to experience this long-standing Hutto tradition with a full music lineup, a pie-eating contest, a classic car show, food trucks, live auctions and unique vendors. The headliner is Eclipse, a Journey tribute band. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Free. East and Farley streets, downtown Hutto. 512-759-4400. https://m.facebook.com/events/467101407722531

Oct. 17: Fall Into Autumn Outdoor Market

Chic clothing store Blur Boutique is hosting a pet-friendly, seasonal shopping market Oct. 17 with over 20 small businesses participating as vendors. Browse the inventory as well as selections from other local boutiques and grab snacks from food vendors to enjoy while you shop. 11-4 p.m. Free. 567 Chris Kelley Blvd., Hutto. 512-508-8186. https://www.facebook.com/events/991591594973906
By Eddie Harbour

Editor, Cedar Park/Georgetown/Leander

Eddie joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 and has been a reporter and editor over the past two decades including lengthy stays at the Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.) and Santa Barbara News-Press. He relocated to the Austin area in 2014 from his native California.



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