Third Thursdays, artist markets and 5 other things to do in and around Northwest Austin this weekend, Aug. 17-20

Listen to live DJs at Domain Northside Nov.-Dec.

Listen to live DJs at Domain Northside Nov.-Dec.

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


1. Enjoy happy hour at Rock Rose

Domain Northside’s Rock Rose continues its Third Thursdays series this month. Guests can enjoy live music by Ruby Jane, take advantage of discounted happy hour specials from over 10 restaurants as well as deals from local stores, such as Raven + Lily and Viva Day Spa.

6-9 p.m. Free entry. Rock Rose Avenue.

2. Explore Texas wine with the Bob Bullock Museum

Join the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum for a night of Texas wine, along with trivia, games, music and food. Texas Monthly columnist Jessica Dupuy will walk guests through the history of the Texas wine industry while tasting the best wines to drink during the summer.

6-8 p.m. Free. 1800 Congress Ave. 512-936-8746.


3. Celebrate RAS Day with the band that inspired the Austin holiday

Riders Against the Storm celebrate RAS Day this weekend at venues around the city. The festival kicks off Friday at Empire Control Room. Other artists performing include PJ Morton, Raul Midon, Jackie Venson and Ayuma.

7 p.m.-1 a.m. Free for children age 12 and younger, $20 (adult day pass), $30 (adult weekend pass). 606 E. Seventh St., Austin.

4. Learn how to brew with John Palmer 

John Palmer, author of How to Brew, a book about making quality beers at home, will be in Austin on Friday and Saturday for book signings of the 4th edition of his book. On Friday, he'll be signing books at Celis Brewery. He'll also be at Austin Homebrew Supply on Saturday at 6 p.m.

6-9 p.m. Free admission. 10001 Metric Blvd., Austin. 512-524-2377.


4. Enjoy art indoors at 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op

The brewery in North Austin hosts an arts and craft beer market throughout the afternoon. Local artisans will display and sell their work while Master Melts serves grilled sandwiches.

3 p.m. Free admission. 10615 Metric Blvd., Austin. 512-904-9817.

5. Attend the grand opening of Hidden Treasures

The new vintage store opens in Anderson Mill this week and will celebrate its grand opening all day Saturday. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be available to customers who stop by. The boutique offers bargains on quality items, including antiques, adult and children’s clothing, and jewelry.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. 10700 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 300, Austin. 512-369-3016.

6. Check out a pop-up artist market at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

Artist collective AcoustiCanvas hosts a back-to-school party at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline. The event features 18 local artists and vendors as well as live music by Billy Mullarky, Scala Dei and Stone House.

8-11 p.m. Free. 14028 N. US 183, Austin.


7. Bring your pet to the Austin Pet Expo

The Austin Pet Expo takes place at the Palmer Events Center throughout Saturday and Sunday. Pets that attend can receive “spa treatments” from local groomers, sample treats and try on clothes. Adoptable pets will also be on-site.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 1-800-977-3609.


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