Beer Camp, Keep Austin Weird Fest and 9 other things to do in and around Northwest Austin this weekend, June 22-25

Keep Austin Weird Fest kicks off at 4 p.m. in downtown Austin on June 24.

Keep Austin Weird Fest kicks off at 4 p.m. in downtown Austin on June 24.

Here are some events happening throughout the weekend in and around Northwest Austin.


1. 'Starry Night' wine glass painting class

Pinot’s Palette will host a painting class on Thursday, but instead of painting on a canvas, participants will learn to paint Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” on two wine glasses. Similar to the business’ other classes, painters will create their art while sipping on their favorite wine. The class will run 7:30-9:30 p.m. $28. All ages. 13435 N. US 183, Ste. 306, Austin. 512-669-5225.

2. Austin’s African American Book Festival

The 11th annual African American Book Festival will take place at the Carver Museum and Library on Thursday and Saturday. The New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas will discuss and read from her latest work at 6:30 p.m. Free. 1165 Angelina St., Austin.


3. Grand opening of Texas Card House north location

Texas Card House celebrates its grand opening in North Austin’s Galleria Oaks Shopping Saturday. The celebrating begins Friday at 4 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend until 4 a.m. on Sunday. Food will be provided 4-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and the event is BYOB. Free. $100 to enter tournament. 13376 Research Blvd., Austin. 812-956-7195.

4. Celis Brewery tasting

Welcome Celis Brewing back to Austin at B.B. Rover’s Café and Pub. The café will feature specials on Citrus Grandis and Celis White throughout the evening. 6-9 p.m. Free admission. All ages. 12636 Research Blvd., Ste. B101, Austin. 512-335-9504.


5. Conclusion of free week of yoga classes

June 24 marks the final day of free yoga classes at Austin Tree Yoga. The studio offered free yoga June 19-24 in honor of International Day of Yoga, which is June 21. Visit the website for classes. Free. 10401 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 105B, Austin. 512-887-8807.

6. Celebrate 50 years of public broadcasting

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act 50 years ago, and the LBJ Presidential Library’s new exhibit displays artifacts from TV and radio ad allows visitors to take photos with “Sesame Street” puppets. The exhibit opens Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $3-$10. 2313 Red River St.

7.  Daybird music series

City of Austin’s Music and Entertainment division has partnered with Visit Austin to bring free live music every Saturday at venues around the city. Spend the afternoon indoors, listening to local musicians who represent an assortment of genres. This is the final weekend of the series. 1-5 p.m. Free and all ages. Shows located at 3ten ACL Live, Antones, Cedar Street, Speakeasy and Austin Visitor Center. View this weekend’s lineup on

8. America’s largest craft beer festival comes to Austin

Sierra Nevada hosts Beer Camp at Carson Creek Ranch. Hosted by Texas Craft Brewers Guild, Beer Camp will have hundreds of craft beers, local food trucks—including Gourdough’s, Kebabalicious and Wholly Cow Burgers—and live music performances from Minor Mishap and Whiskey Shivers. 5-9 p.m. $40-$75. 635 Dalton Lane, Austin.

9. Run a 5k to help keep Austin weird

Celebrate with the Austin community at Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K. Dress up in costume and join the world’s Slowest 5K. There will be minicab races, Willie Nelson braiding stations and local music throughout the night. 4-9 p.m. Downtown Austin, 800 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. $11 for kids, $25 for adults. 512-524-2953, ext. 102.


10. Learn self-defense techniques for free

Fit and Fearless and Hill Country Outdoors have partnered together to bring a self-defense class during the Hill Country Outdoors Annual Picnic. The class will teach a few of the basics of self-defense and Krav Maga’s fighting stance. 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, 12138 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.

11. Free workout with brunch vouchers at the Domain

Bigger Faster Stronger Training will host a free workout at the Microsoft Store at the Domain. The workout will consist of full body, functional movements and HIIT training. Attendees receive drink and appetizer vouchers at the end of the event. Event starts at 10 a.m. Free. 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin.


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