Pickling vegetables, a splash mob and 4 other things to do in and around Northwest Austin this weekend, Aug. 10-13

Listen to live DJs at Domain Northside Nov.-Dec.

Listen to live DJs at Domain Northside Nov.-Dec.

Here are things to do this weekend in and around Northwest Austin:


1.  Learn about longevitology practice

The Asian American Resource Center hosts a longevitology practice with the Chang Sen Xue Longevitology Association Thursday evening. The practice improves the body’s healing ability through channeling and adjusting energy flow in the body, according to the organization’s website.

7-9 p.m. Free. 8501 Cameron Road, Austin, in Community Room 8. 512-974-1700. http://www.longevitology.org/

2. Attend an Austin Energy green building workshop

Austin Energy hosts workshops throughout August to teach the public about building, buying and remodeling green homes. Thursday’s workshop teaches attendees how to design homes that are material- and resource-efficient.

7-9 p.m. $15 (registration for students and city of Austin employees), $25 (general admission). Austin Energy, 721 Barton Springs Road, Austin. 512-482-5300. www.greenbuilding.austinenergy.com/


3. Pickle vegetables with Austin Homebrew Supply

The Austin Homebrew Supply Pickling Class teaches students how to pickle garden vegetables and make fermented foods like sauerkraut using a natural lacto-fermentation process. Hosted by Dan Pishlo, the class teaches students the step-by-step instructions.

7:15-9:45 p.m. $20. 9129 Metric Blvd, Austin. 512-300-2739. http://www.austinhomebrew.com/


4. Attend the OITA Japan Festival

The Asian American Resource Center hosts an OITA Japan Festival to kick off Anime Week. Activities include Japanese food and sake, a noodle-eating contest, an artisan and festival marketplace, and a cultural performance.

12-6 p.m. Free. 8501 Cameron Road, Austin. 512-974-1700. http://www.austintexas.gov/aarc

5. Take the kids to Domain Northside’s “See Ya, Summer!” series

Watch School of Rock and Sol Scoundrel and the Bass at the Domain’s Northside Lawn Saturday afternoon. Suggested ages are 2 to 12 years old. Parents must be present for the entire event.

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. 11700 Domain Blvd, Austin. http://domainnorthside.com/events/northside-northsidekids


6. Cool off at the seventh annual Splash Mob

Next Level Fun presents the event, where Austin residents can bring their water balloons, squirt guns and water hoses to partake in a “splash mob.” Next Level Fun also suggests attendees bring swimsuits and goggles.

2:30-3 p.m. Free. Sixth and Trinity streets, Austin. https://www.facebook.com/pg/nextlevelfun/about/?ref=page_internal