Broadway tunes and 5 more things to do in Lake Travis/Westlake this weekend, Aug. 24-27

aka Vocal Group performs Broadway songs in Lakeway this weekend.

aka Vocal Group performs Broadway songs in Lakeway this weekend.

Fill your weekend with various area events. Keep an eye on the forecast, too—don’t let Tropical Storm Harvey rain on your plans.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY


1. WORTH THE TRIP: We Are Blood accepting donations to ease Type O blood shortage

We Are Blood, formerly The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas and the sole provider of blood to Central Texas hospitals, is experiencing a shortage of Type O-negative and -positive blood, a universal blood type that can be transfused to any patient. As a result, We Are Blood urges residents with Type O blood to donate immediately. Find out more here.

THURSDAY


2. Author Susan Wiggs speaks at book chat

Susan Wiggs leads a discussion and answers questions about her new book, "Map of the Heart."

5:30 p.m. $30. Aster Café, 12611 River Bend, Austin. 512-372-7380. www.lakeaustin.com/aster-cafe

FRIDAY-SATURDAY


3. Vocal group performs Broadway tunes

Broadway Blast features songs from popular Broadway shows, such as "Wicked" and "The Sound of Music," performed by aka Vocal Show Group. Guests can bring drinks and snacks.

7 p.m. $15. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov

SATURDAY


4. Bill Kirchin holds a concert

Grammy-nominated artist Bill Kirchin performs a show at Mercer Street Dancehall. Ages 18 and up.

8:30 p.m. $12. Mercer Street Dancehall, 332 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4314. www.mercerstreetdancehall.com

5. Paella and Flamenco festival features tapas and wine

Hosted by La Bodega Gourmet, the event focuses on Spanish food and culture. Tickets include tapas, wine, a flamenco show and paella, and a rice dish.

7-9 p.m. $40 (general admission), $50 (VIP table). La Bodega Gourmet, 11500 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 200, Austin. 512-263-8844. www.labodegagourmet.com

6. Julie Bouchard performs at the Omni

Julie Bouchard performs as a part of the Bartons Unplugged series. Open to Omni guests only.

6-8 p.m. Free. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Bartons Lounge, 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin. 866-572-7369. www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-barton-creek
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