Brisket tasting, a movie screening and goat yoga: Events taking place in Lake Travis-Westlake throughout August and September

The Swamp Bats will grace the stage at Angelu2019s Icehouse for this free evening show. The band plays original Austin blues and rock with a swamp-style bent. The members have a broad and diverse musical history as well as wide musical interests. 7 p.m. Free. Angelu2019s Icehouse, 21815 W. Hwy. 71, Spicewood. 512-264-3777. www.angelsicehouse.com

The Swamp Bats will grace the stage at Angelu2019s Icehouse for this free evening show. The band plays original Austin blues and rock with a swamp-style bent. The members have a broad and diverse musical history as well as wide musical interests. 7 p.m. Free. Angelu2019s Icehouse, 21815 W. Hwy. 71, Spicewood. 512-264-3777. www.angelsicehouse.com

A list of events taking place in the Lake Travis-Westlake area throughout August and September.



August 14

Discovery Scratch coding


At this event kids will collaborate with each other to learn coding basics, create games, animate a story or make music. The library will have some computers and tablets available, but staff encourages attendees to bring their own device to start creating. Recommended for age 5 and up.  4:30 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.com






August 16

Brisket Tasting


The Lockhart Brisket Tasting features fare from Black’s, Chisholm Trail, Kreuz Market and Smitty’s. Attendees will enjoy local craft brews and live music. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Belmont Village, 4310 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills. 512-347-1700. www.belmontvillage.com/westlakehills






August 17

Diffuse color art


The Westbank Library will hold an event at which attendees can drip vivid liquid watercolors onto color-diffusing paper to create one-of-a-kind, color-blending creations. 1-3 p.m. Free. Westbank Library, 1309 Westbank Drive, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westanklibrary.com





August 20

Senior living truth series  seminar


This series of candid conversations and expert panel discussions about the unique and often complex issues facing longtime homeowners is to be moderated by Cyndi Cummings, considered the leading authority on issues related to downsizing, late-life relocation and age 55-and-older senior living solutions in Austin. Cummings has made it her mission to educate and guide both consumers and professionals on best practices related to post-retirement living. 10:30 a.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.com





August 21

Business builder presentation


The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation on managing information technology. Amp Telecom owner Joe Barrero will share some important details on how business owners can safeguard IT resources from outside threats, insider threats and IT vendors.  Attendees will also learn what they may need to safeguard their IT resources and what to ask for and expect from their IT providers. 5:30-7 p.m. $20 (members), $25 (nonmembers). Vintage Villas, 4209 Eck Lane, Austin. 512-266-9333. www.laketravischamber.com





August 21

Movie screening at the library


The Lake Travis Community Library is showing “The Public” on its big screen. The movie, directed by Emilio Esteves, is about a group of homeless library patrons who are left with nowhere to go after shelters fill to capacity. A sit-in-style act of civil disobedience quickly escalates into a standoff with local police, leaving librarians caught in the middle. 2 p.m. Free. Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway. 512-263-2885. www.laketravislibrary.org





August 24

GOGA Goat Yoga


GOGA is exactly like yoga but with the addition of baby goats. Tickets are required for each person attending classes, and only those with a ticket will be allowed inside the studio to participate during classes. This event will benefit SAFE Austin, with 100% of proceeds from T-shirt sales being donated to the organization. The studio is located at suite S-115. Participants will need to bring their own mats and sign a waiver and photo release prior to participating in class. Classes are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. For pricing information, email gogagoatyoga@gmail.com. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com





August 27

Ladies Night Out


This summer event will have its last evening Aug. 27. Guests will enjoy an evening of beauty, shopping, happy hours and more. The first stop is women’s clothing store LURE by Y&F, where ladies can pick up a stroll map of all the exclusive offers available and a complimentary cocktail while supplies last. 5-9 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com





September 5

See a presentation on Iwo Jima


Adults are invited to a showing that will present historical information, artifacts and photographs relating to the Battle of Iwo Jima. The speaker is sponsored by the Friends of Bee Cave Public Library, and a light dessert will be served for guests during the presentation. 1-2 p.m. Free. Bee Cave Public Library, 4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave. 512-767-6620. www.beecavetexas.gov





September 7

Camp Gladiator workout


Camp Gladiator is hosting anyone over age 14 for free workouts in the Galleria’s Central Plaza every Saturday. Join Camp Gladiator to experience its boot camp-style community workouts. Participants are recommended to bring water, a towel and a mat.  9 a.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com





September 8

Sisters in crime


Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. They meet on the second Sunday of each month at the Laura Bush Library. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read. 2-4 p.m. Free. Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 512-327-3045. www.westbanklibrary.com





September 8

Brian Simpson Band at One World Theatre


Keyboardist, composer and studio musician Brian Simpson will play the One World Theatre in early September. He is described as a key musical backer for stars including Janet Jackson, Sheena Easton and Stanley Clarke. He has also been the musical director for Dave Koz for the past 15 years. The show is an independent artist’s project, supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the city of Austin’s Economic Development Department. 7 p.m. $20-$93. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin. 888-616-0522. www.oneworldtheatre.org


By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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