Sip and shop at Still Austin Whiskey, attend a chili cook-off and more for South Austinites to do this weekend


Options for weekend outings include boot camp fitness classes, concerts and shopping. See the events happening in South Austin over the next few days:

Friday, Feb. 9

Break a sweat at boot camp

Sharp Fitness is hosting a free boot camp demo class Friday at The Hive. The Dripping Springs-based fitness group offers personal training, a boot camp fitness class and nutrition consultation on a regular basis. The one-hour class is open to all skill levels. Free.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. The Hive Austin, 10415 Old Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-366-8120.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Austin Chamber Music hosts annual Black Composers Concert

The 15th annual event celebrates the contributions of black female composers. Curated by award-winning pianist Artina McCain, the program includes Margaret Bonds, Florence Price and Undine Smith Moore. Free.

6-7:30 p.m. St. Andrews Upper School Chapel, 5901 Southwest Parkway, Austin. 512-454-0026.

Sip and shop at Still Austin Whiskey

Visitors to the distillery can shop for Valentine’s Day gifts while sipping on Still Austin Whiskey cocktails. A $6 specialty cocktail will be on the menu for the afternoon. Guests can peruse gifts by Abby Lou and local lettering artist Tara Johnson. Free.

Noon-5 p.m. Still Austin Whiskey Company, 440 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin. 512-276-2700.

Make a Valentine’s heart wreath out of succulents

Guests can come as a couple and make a succulent heart together or surprise a valentine by making one as a gift. All materials and refreshments are included. Wine, beer and soft drinks will also be available. $125.

2-4 p.m. Articulture Designs, 6405 Manchaca Road, Austin. 512-762-5228.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Chili cook-off returns for 12th year

The annual chili cook-off benefits Urban Roots Farm. The chili tasting and dancing start at noon with live music from Jeff Hughes and Chapparal and the Jo’s House Band. Chili tasting wristbands are good for a sample of each chili along with one ticket to vote for a favorite. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. $20.

Noon-3 p.m. Jo’s Coffee South Congress, 1300 S. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-444-3800.

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