Drink a bacon cocktail, party like P. Diddy and 6 more things to do this Labor Day weekend to support Harvey relief efforts

Celebrate Labor Day and support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with these Central Austin events.

Celebrate Labor Day and support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with these Central Austin events.

Friday, Sept. 1-Sunday, Sept. 3


1. Ramen for the soul

Ramen Tatsu-Ya is now offering a hatch chili miso special with all proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts while supplies last. $15.

Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Ramen Tatsu-Ya, 8557 Research Blvd. #126, Austin, and 1234 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin. www.ramen-tatsuya.com

Friday, Sept. 1


2. W Hotel pool party

The W Austin will host a WET Deck pool party today and Monday featuring live DJs, a pop-up swimwear shop and drink specials. A portion of the proceeds will go toward Harvey relief funds. $20.

Noon-8 p.m. The W Austin, 200 Lavaca St., Austin. www.whotelaustin.com/events

Saturday, Sept. 2


3. Snooze brings home the bacon for Harvey relief

Snooze will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from its annual Bacon Day event to the Houston Food Bank. Menu options include the Wake Me Up Before You Oink Oink bacon pancake and a bacon cocktail. Admission is free.

6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Snooze: an AM eatery, 3800 N. Lamar Blvd. #120, Austin, and 1700 S. Lamar Blvd. #301, Austin. www.snoozeeatery.com

4. Stuff the Bus school supply drive 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area are hosting a school supply drive at LBJ High School, one of the provisional shelter locations set up in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Donations can be made here. Suggested supplies include backpacks, lunch boxes, calculators, folders and binders, notebooks, crayons, tissues, hand sanitizer and board games. Free.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. LBJ High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Drive, Austin. www.bgcaustin.org

5. Batten down the hatches for Batch's Harvey fundraiser

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches will host a fundraiser Saturday to benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund featuring a special Hatch Recovery Kolache with pulled pork shoulder, hatch green chili and cheese and a special Houston-brewed IPA. There will also be music by Cotton Mather, Darin Murphy and others. Admission is free.

6 p.m. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches, 3220 Manor Road, Austin. www.batchatx.com

Sunday, Sept. 3


6. Alamo Drafthouse joins fundraising efforts

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is donating $1 from every movie ticket sold at all Austin locations to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Showtimes and prices vary.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin; 320 E. Sixth St., Austin; 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Austin; 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin; and 1911 Aldrich St., Austin. www.drafthouse.com

7. Party like P. Diddy 

Garbo's Lobster Truck and Austin Beerworks are co-hosting a Labor Day weekend party inspired by P. Diddy's infamous white parties. Photos with a cardboard Diddy cutout cost $5. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Free.

1-7 p.m. Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin. www.austinbeerworks.com

Monday, Sept. 4


8. Smoke out for a good cause

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue will donate a portion of the proceeds from their Labor Day Smokeout to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Staff will collect donations and supplies, including toiletries, socks and clothes (especially in larger sizes). Admission is free.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue, 121 Pickle Road, Austin. www.leroyandlewis.com
By Emma Freer
Emma Freer began covering Central Austin for Community Impact Newspaper in 2017. Her beat includes the Travis County Commissioners Court and local business news. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2017.


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