Five virtual and social-distanced events from Southwest Austin businesses to attend while sheltering in place

A screen shot of Treaty Oak representative Tony Gonzales and Josh Abbott hold a guitar
Treaty Oak Distilling is now hosting "Quaranstream" shows on Saturdays. Josh Abbott was the musical guest at a previous show. (Courtesy Treaty Oak Distilling)

Treaty Oak Distilling is now hosting "Quaranstream" shows on Saturdays. Josh Abbott was the musical guest at a previous show. (Courtesy Treaty Oak Distilling)

With social distancing requirements still in place and the physical locations of many businesses closed, some local South Austin businesses have taken activities online. From do-it-yourself botanical art to live music streams, here are five events coming out of Southwest Austin this weekend and in the upcoming weeks.

Treaty Oak Distilling’s “Quaranstream”

For a series of eight Saturdays, Dripping Springs’ Treaty Oak Distilling is hosting “Quaranstream,” a show streamed on Treaty Oak's social channels, featuring live music performances, barbecue and cocktail demonstrations and more in variety show style. The show also works to raise money for Texas distilleries struggling during COVID-19 changes and closures. On April 25, the Quaranstream musical guest will be Pat Green, with future performances planned from Cody Cannon, Mike Eli, Wade Bowen and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Cosmic Saturdays

Musician Suzanna Choffel plays a concert from the porch at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden every Saturday for the public to livestream for free. Stream Choffel’s performance Saturday, April 25 and May 2, 9 and 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at www.facebook.com/suzannachoffelmusic. Tips for Choffel and for Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden employees are accepted.


The Great Texas Beer Run

From April 23-26, the Great Texas Beer Run takes place, a statewide initiative encouraging the purchase of local brews. Sponsored by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the event invites Texas beer drinkers to “get off the couch, put on your mask and restock your fridge with local brews.” A list of Southwest Austin breweries offering beer-to-go options can be found here.

How-to Happy Hour with Elevé Cosmetics

Local sister-owned clean cosmetics company Elevé is hosting a how-to skincare happy hour for all customers of Elevé’s DIY Self Love Skincare Kit, which includes the ingredients to make your own face mask for $35. Co-founder Ginger Averitt will stream a live lesson on proper application and routine April 29 at 4 p.m.

Virtual DIY with Articulture

Articulture continues to lead botanical art workshops virtually, delivering the necessary materials curbside or via mail and leading the class portion online. Articulture’s next available workshop is "Make a Living Mini Wall" on May 2, streaming from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Preorder starts at $55.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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