Flea market at Graceland Oaks, art show in Dripping Springs, a solar tour of the Hill Country and more for Southwest Austinites to do this weekend

The SHOW of Dripping Springs is one of many events happening this weekend.

The SHOW of Dripping Springs is one of many events happening this weekend.

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City of Austin Art Lecture Series
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The SHOW of Dripping Springs
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PEC Hill Country Solar Tour
The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division will host its final Art After Six lecture series of the summer with a talk on mixed-media art making. Southwest Austinites can also shop at the Dripping Springs art show or take a tour of Hill County solar installations.

Friday, Sept. 29
Art After Six Lecture Series: Mixed Bag
Artists Larry Akers, Rehab Elsadek, Jennifer Chenoweth and Jennifer Beth Guerin will discuss the use of mixed media in art making, including how it differs from using a single medium and its inherent challenges/advantages. Free.
6-8 p.m. Austin City Hall, 201 West 2nd Street, Austin. 512-974-7870. www.austintexas.gov/artaftersix

Mean Eyed Cat’s 13th Anniversary Party
Mean Eyed Cat is celebrating its 13th anniversary with live music and a party. Musical guests include Man in Black. Beer, liquor and food specials will be offered.
5 p.m.-2 a.m. Mean Eyed Cat, 1621 W. 5th St., Austin. 512-920-6645  www.themeaneyedcat.com

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1
The SHOW of Dripping Springs
More than 50 artists will be featured in this two-day event organized by The Artists Alliance of the Hill Country and co-sponsored by the city of Dripping Springs. Original artwork will include mediums such as digital, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media and more. The event will also include live music. Free.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. www.theshowspotlight.com

Saturday, Sept. 30
PEC's Hill Country Solar Tour
Guests will have the chance to visit homes with solar installations during the Hill Country Solar Tour, hosted by Pedernales Electric Cooperative. Homeowners, installers and PEC experts will be onsite to answer questions. A tour of the Jester King Brewery solar installation is included. Free.
8 a.m.-1 p.m. PEC Oak Hill office, 9115 Circle Drive. 512-394-9136. www.pec.coop/solar-tour

World Art and Culture Event: South Asia
Sunset Valley Arts Commission presents a World Art & Culture event on South Asia. The event will feature performances by Anuradha Naimpally's Austin Dance India and Baharata Natyam, as well as other dances and lessons, a Sunset Valley resident's concert, Nisha henna artists, Tarka food tasting, Rangoli making and artifact viewing. Free.
3-6 p.m. Sunset Valley City Hall, 3205 Jones Road, Austin. 512-892-1383. www.sunsetvalley.org

Sunday, Oct. 1
Graceland Oak's Farm and Flea
Stubbs Bar-B-Q and Graceland Oaks are celebrating the start of fall with Farm and Flea, an event showcasing the work of local vendors selling seasonal goods, including local produce, vintage clothing, home goods and more. Live music and Stubbs Bar-B-Q is included. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Graceland Oaks Event Center, 8907 Circle Drive. 512-444-2001. www.facebook.com/events/265858337152538/


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