It’s time for the weekend itinerary, our top picks for the best in Austin entertainment, music, food, and events. This week we recommend…
Prices vary by night
The Texas Burlesque Festival celebrates the mysterious world of burlesque and vaudeville with three days of performances, parties, workshops and even a roundtable brunch at the Marchesa Events Center. The best performers of the Saturday Showcase will compete for titles such as: most original, best costume, and best tease factor.
Don’t miss your opportunity to get down to the best bluegrass, folk, Americana and roots music in Central Texas at the Salt Lick Pavilion. This year’s headliners include: Jeff Bridges & The Abiders, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Robert Randolph and the Family Band and many, many more. Plus, you can camp out for the weekend at Camp Ben McCulloch!
tickets start at $17
Do old memories of a blind date gone bad resurface every time you hear that one song that played during the night’s awkward ride home? These are the types of stories that performers and writers alike will tell at The Long Center’s Soundtrack Series. Some funny, some emotional and others unforgettable, The Soundtrack Series is for anyone who loves music and a good story.
$32-full price; $10-students
Joshua Redman is one of the most celebrated young saxophonists of our era, and this weekend he will play with the Butler School of Music’s premier jazz ensemble, the UT Jazz Orchestra. Directed by Jeff Helmer, the Jazz Orchestra is known for performing original work written by its members.
Learn from the experts at this unique wine and cheese pairing class. Led by Kelly Sheehan of Epicerie Cafe and Grocery and Shadd Scott of Pioneer Wine, this class will help refine your palate and your understanding of these delicacies with exclusive pairings.
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