Concerts, lectures, shopping and other things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this month

The Aaron and Dani McDonnell Duo will perform live music at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

The Aaron and Dani McDonnell Duo will perform live music at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of August and early September.

Aug. 13, Sept. 10

Dance to classic songs performed by the Republic of Texas Big Band for free

Featuring vocalists David Cummings and Lisa Clark, the Republic of Texas Big Band performs Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole songs. 8-10 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. 

Aug. 14, 21

Talk health tips with Lake
Travis Independent Living
Lake Travis Independent Living hosts two seminars themed around both mental and physical health. 11 a.m. Free. 302 Medical Parkway, Lakeway.

Aug. 14: Talk on Urology

Aug. 21: Mind your mind talk

Aug. 15-Sept. 5

Learn more about the history of the U.S.-Mexican War
Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead hosts the exhibition “Invasión Yanqui: The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846-1848” every Wednesday through Saturday. Presented by Humanities Texas, the exhibition narrates the history with diaries, paintings, artifacts and other objects. Noon-3 p.m., (Wed.-Sat.). Voluntary $5 donation. 570 Founders Park Road, Dripping Springs. 512-858-2030.

Aug. 16-18

Sing to 24 Elvis hits at Zilker Summer Musical
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Zilker Summer Musical celebrates its 60-year anniversary by presenting “All Shook Up,” the musical set in 1950s Middle America. The show features 24 Elvis hit songs. 8:15 p.m. Free. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive, Austin. 512-479-9491.

Aug. 16, 18

Learn about emergency care and childbirth care
The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Lakeway presents classes on health care. 100 Medical Parkway, Lakeway.

Aug. 16: In the Event of an Emergency: Let’s Talk, 6 p.m.

Aug. 18: Prepared Childbirth and Breastfeeding Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $30 for Baylor Scott & White patients and $60 for non-Baylor Scott & White patients, includes free access to online resources, an instruction manual and snacks.

Aug. 17-Sept. 1

See ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’
TexARTS presents a country-rock and blues comedy about the tenants at Florida’s Armadillo Acres Trailer Park. $43 and above. 2300 Lohmans Spur Road, Ste. 160, Austin. 512-852-9079.

Aug. 17-18, 23-25, 29-31; Sept. 1: 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 19, 26; Sept. 1: 2 p.m.

Aug. 18, 25; Sept. 1, 8

Shop for various products from many local artisans
The Spicewood Community Market is held every Saturday with a variety of vendors selling food, handmade jewelry, paintings and other handcrafts. Residents can sign up online to become vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Spicewood Nursery, 25251 Hwy. 71, Spicewood.

Aug. 23-26

Learn more about tiny homes and simple living
The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree aims to discuss housing development, affordability and attainability. The event is open to the public Aug. 25-26 and is open to the industry all four days. Varied hours. $15-$45. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin. 203-840-5650.

Aug. 24-25

Go watch ‘Hooray for
Hollywood: The Movies’
Presented by AKA Vocal Show Group, the musical pays tribute to theme songs in Hollywood movies, including “Dirty Dancing,” “Singing in the Rain,” “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman.” 7:30-10 p.m. $20. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

Aug. 25

Aaron and Dani McDonnell Duo
Aaron and Dani McDonnell Duo will perform live music at Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

Sept. 6

Shop indoors at the Holiday in the Heat Party in Lakeway
Retail shops, restaurants and the Wild Bird Center of Lakeway gather in Lakeway Town Center II to host an indoor sidewalk sale party and special events. “Passports” are handed out to party participants for prize drawing. 6-8 p.m. Free. 2127 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway. 512-351-8213.

Sept. 8

Wine and dine at 11th annual Dripping Springs festival
Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival includes wine tasting and cooking demonstrations. Noon-6 p.m. Free (ages 0-2), $30-50. Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4740.

Library events

Bee Cave Public Library

4000 Galleria Parkway, Bee Cave


Sept. 5: “What’s for Lunch?—Virtual Art Trek Through the Blanton,” noon. $5 donations welcome

Sept. 6: Knitting Club. 7 p.m. Free

Sept. 8: Tweens. Grades 3-6. 2 p.m. Free

Lake Travis Community Library

1938 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway


Aug. 21: ABCs of Cooking. Ages 5-10.
4 p.m. Free

Aug. 22: Bottle of Wine Book Club, 7 p.m. Free

Aug. 30: Sign Language Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Free

Sept. 4: Tech Help with Teens, 4:30 p.m. Free

Laura Bush Library

9411 Bee Caves Road, Austin


Aug. 28: Senior Living Truth Series: The Truth About Liquidating the Extra “Stuff.” 10:30 a.m. Free

Aug. 28: Teen Arcade. Ages 13-17. 5 p.m. Free

Sept. 5: “Outside of the Box” Children, 10:30 a.m. Free

Spicewood Community Library

1011 Spur 191, Spicewood


Sept. 12: Book Club. 9:30 a.m. Free

Sept. 12: Lawyer in the Library, 4-6 p.m. Free

Westbank Community Library

1309 Westbank Drive, Austin


Aug. 15: “Adversity and school: How anxiety, grit, and rigor make students worse off.” 6 p.m. Free

Aug. 29: Heartsong Music. Ages 0-7. 10:30 a.m. Free

Sept. 4: Armstrong Community Music School. Ages 0-5. 10:30 a.m. Free

Llive music events
Volente Beach Resort and Beachside Billys

16107 FM 2769, Volente. 512-258-5110.

Aug. 23: Casey McPherson, 30 minutes before sunset

Aug. 24:  J. B.  Parker, 8 p.m.

Aug. 31: The Lost Austin Band, 8 p.m.

Iron Wolf Ranch &

101 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-970-3203.

Aug. 18: Sammie Zonana, 4 p.m.

Aug. 25: Aaron and Dani McDonnell Duo, 4 p.m.

Sept. 8: Jace from the Texas K.G.B., 4 p.m.

Nutty Brown

12225 W. Hwy. 290, Austin. 512-301-4648.

Aug. 24: Kansas, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 2:  Bob Schneider and The Peterson Brothers, 6 p.m.

The Oasis
on Lake Travis

6550 Comanche Trail, Austin. 512-266-2442.

Starlight Terrace Music Series

Aug. 16: Ryan Kennedy & The Green River Revival, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 17, Sept. 14: Dysfunkshun Junkshun, 7 p.m.

Aug. 18: Uptown Drive, 7 p.m.

Aug. 19, 26; Sept. 2, 9: The Brew, 7 p.m.

Aug. 23: The Mighty Pelicans, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 24: Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes,
7 p.m.

Aug. 25: Time Warps, 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: Dawn Maracle, 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 31: The Eggmen, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1: Rocket Brothers, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7: Memphis Train, 7 p.m.

Sept. 8: Austin Party Band, 7 p.m.

Beau’s Backyard Music Series

Aug. 31: Ed Jurd & Gordy Quist, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1: Ryan Kennedy & The Green River Revival, 7 p.m.

One World Theatre

7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin.

Aug. 23: Terry Bozzio, 8 p.m.

Aug. 24: Walter Beasley, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Aug. 26: Ana Popovic, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1: Central American Music Festival, 7 p.m.

Sept. 2: Kyle Turner & Friends ft. Michael Ward, Theresa Grayson, Pamela Hart,
7 p.m.

Sept. 8: Shawn Colvin, 7 p.m.

Sept. 9: Strunz & Farah, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14: Bob James, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Sept. 15: Al Di Meola, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Westcave Cellars

25711 Hamilton Pool Road, Round Mountain. 512-431-1403.

Aug. 19, 26; Sept. 2, 9: Sunday Live Music, 2-5 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria Saturday Night Concert Series

Central Plaza, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.

Sept. 1: Brandon Alan Band, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8: Jomo & The Possum Posse, 7 p.m.


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