Anniversary celebrations, CASA superhero run and 6 other things to do in and around Northwest Austin this weekend, Sept. 14-17

Runners can participate in the CASA Superhero Run on Sunday.

Runners can participate in the CASA Superhero Run on Sunday.

Here's some events happening in and around the Northwest Austin area this weekend.


1. Practice mindfulness at Slow North

Join Slow North and Integrative Life & Wellness coach Katie Hazekamp of Moon Mama to learn practical mindfulness strategies and introductory meditation practices for combating constant mind chatter, increasing focus and easing stress on a daily basis.

7-8:15 p.m. $12. 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 410, Austin.

2. Sip and shop at Domain Northside

Domain Northside hosts its first block party on Palm Way. There will be drinks, giveaways and discounts. Participating stores include Scout & Molly's, Kelly Wynne, Eliza Page Jewelry, Kittsona, Planet Blue Austin and Saint Bernard.

6-9 p.m. Free admission. Various stores along Palm Way.


3. Get face painting done by a clown

Catch Air Austin, a children’s indoor play facility, will host Kiwi the Clown for face painting Friday. Children can have their faces painted for free as long as they pay the admission fee. Catch Air locations are also offering free admission all month for Hurricane Harvey evacuees.

3-5 p.m. $7 for children ages 1-2, $11 for guests ages 3-16. Two 17+ adults get in free with one paid child admission fee. 13450 US 183, Ste. 107, Austin. 512-697-880.

4. Celebrate 10 years of the Mexican American Cultural Center

The Mexican American Cultural Center is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with events on Friday and Saturday. The celebration begins Friday evening with a gallery featuring art by Raul Valdez. On Saturday, there will be family activities and performances on the plaza.

6 p.m. Free. 600 River St., Austin.


5. Learn about Taiwanese culture

The Asian American Resource Center hosts a Taiwan Night Market, a family-friendly indoor event. The market features games, such as ring toss and balloon darts. There will also be traditional street food, including boba tapioca tea and roasted tea eggs.

4-8 p.m. Free. 8401 Cameron Road, Austin.

6. Celebrate one year of the Oskar Blues Brewery with Bright Light Social Hour

Oskar Blues Brewery celebrates one year in Austin with a concert at the brewery. The business will also release three new brews only available in the Austin taproom. There will also be project art and live screen-printing. Music will be provided by the Halfways, Abram Shook and Bright Light Social Hour.

4 p.m.-midnight. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. 10420 Metric Blvd., Austin.

7. Enjoy live music at the Domain Northside lawn 

Domain Northside kicks off a three-part music series called Northside Amplified this weekend. The event starts with an electronic music set by DJ 2dQ followed by the Matt Wilson Band. The event continues this fall.

6-9 p.m. Free. Domain Northside Lawn, 11700 Domain Blvd., Austin.


8. Runners can don capes for the CASA Superhero Run

Start off Sunday with a jog through the Domain area for a good cause. The 5K race raises funds for CASA agencies in Central Texas that advocate for children who have been abused or neglected.

7 a.m. (registration), 8 a.m. (race). $25-$40. Domain Central Park, 11100 Alterra Parkway, Austin.


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