Rocky Horror Picture Show, Chefs Night Out and 5 other things to do around Northwest Austin this weekend, Sept. 7-10

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative hosts live music this weekend

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative hosts live music this weekend

Here's some things to do in and around the Northwest Austin area this weekend.

THURSDAY


1. Celebrate the ’70s and ’80s at Oskar Blues Brewery

The brewery hosts a vinyl night, with DJs Desi B and Alex G, to celebrate the bygone eras and kickback on a Thursday evening.

6-8 p.m. Free. 10420 Metric Blvd., Austin. www.facebook.com/events/127130901262846

FRIDAY


2. Attend I Live Here I Give Here annual fall gala

I Live Here I Give Here's annual fall fundraising event, The BIG Give, celebrates the nonprofit’s tenth anniversary by highlighting the community’s accomplishments over the past 10 years. The night will honor the individuals and businesses that have supported the organization’s mission to cultivate the power of giving back in Central Texas. Funds raised from the event will then go on to support 700+ nonprofits in Austin and the Central Texas region.

6:30-10:30 p.m. $150 for single ticket, $250 for couples. Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis Street, Austin. https://www.facebook.com/events/1059905114110520

3. Watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op

O'Brien's Orchestra & 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op presents a viewing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday night. There will be guided audience participation, pre-show games, prizes and a live performance presented by O’Brien’s Orchestra, Austin’s longest running “shadowcast” of the film. Audience participation kits and Rocky Horror merchandise will be available for sale.

8-11 p.m. Free entry. 10615 Metric Blvd., Austin. www.facebook.com/events/125716738068260

4. Drink beer at the zoo

Join Austin Beerworks and Easy Tiger for a special Montecore Early Release Party at the Austin Zoo in front of the tiger enclosure. Enjoy Austin Beerworks cans and Easy Tiger snacks while chatting with the zoo staff to learn more about the tigers and how they ended up at the zoo. Each ticket includes cans of this year’s Montecore, which will be officially released the following week at Easy Tiger’s Oktoberfest. Easy Tiger will provide pretzels, beer cheese, mustard, chex mix and beef jerky.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. General admission is $50, VIP admission is $125. 108080 Rawhide Trail, Austin. www.facebook.com/events/181557159053549

SATURDAY


5. Buy vibrant flowers for yourself or a friend

The Iris Society of Austin hosts their annual rhizome sale Saturday at the Norris Conference Center. Tall bearded and Louisiana irises will be available for purchase. These flowers don’t require a lot of water and they love the sun.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2525 West Anderson Lane. www.kenfuchs42.net/isa_index.html

6. Learn about local after school choices for your kids

The event showcases local after school choices for children. There will be demos, kid-friendly activities and performances by local dance, cheer, and martial arts academies. The Expo will also be collecting school supplies to donate to Safe Place.

2-5 p.m. Free. SafeSplash Swim School, 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste 207, Austin. 281-455-3505. www.facebook.com/events/1958576227691810

SUNDAY


7. Taste food from Austin’s top chefs and donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

The Austin restaurant community comes together for Austin Chefs Night Out: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief. The event will include tasting portions from Austin’s top chefs—including food from Uchi, Juniper and La Condesa—as well as wine, beer, and cocktails. 100% of ticket sales will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

5-9 p.m. $75. 800 Congress, Austin. https://austinchefsnightout.ticketbud.com/

 


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