Weekend Itinerary: December 4 – 10

The Weekend Itinerary is here! For the week of December 4 – 10, Citygram recommends:

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Sat. Dec. 6-7

Art from the Streets

FREE

For the 22nd year, Art from the Streets features work by homeless and formerly homeless artists in Austin. The organization hosts the artists in free, supply-stocked open studios throughout the year and return the proceeds from the show to them. We wrote an article all about it last year, check it out here.  Art from the Streets is open to the public and artwork starts at $35 per piece.

• 11am-6pm
• Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St


Blue Genie Art Bazaar

FREE

This annual Austin holiday event features 200 artists showcasing thousands of carefully jury-selected paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics! Feel good about your gift splurges as proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

• Daily, 10am-10pm
• The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd


Sat. Dec. 6

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Trail of Lights Fun Run

$20-35

Be the first to experience Austin’s famous Trail of Lights this weekend by trotting in the two mile Fun Run Saturday Dec. 6. The run begins at the Zilker Park Trail with a homestretch beneath the holiday lights. Be sure to check out the free grand opening and 50th Anniversary celebration of the Trail of Lights with your family on Sunday, Dec. 7. Registration and more information on the Trail is available on their website here. 

  • 7pm-10pm at Zilker Park Trail

Sat. Dec. 6

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Mi Madres Christmas Tamale Making Class

$30

Enjoy Christmas Punch and a Tamalada (A tamale-making party) this Saturday at Mi Madres! You’ll go home with a dozen homemade tamales, a knowledge of the history behind the masa nuggets and a ponche Navideño (Christmas punch) buzz. We think a dozen homemade tamales would be the best gift to bring to your next holiday soirée! More info here.

• 10am-Noon
• 2201 Manor Rd, Austin, Texas 78722


Sat. Dec. 6

Gingerman Holiday Beer tasting and Antonelli’s Cheese Pairing

$40

Beer and cheese. Beer and cheese. Beer and cheese. This weekend the brew experts of Gingerman and renowned cheesemongers of Antonelli’s host one of their most popular tasting events of the year. There will be a fun tasting and educational focus on seasonal products including fruits, cheeses and beer. Reservations are limited and tickets will sell out so be sure to call ASAP! This would be an awesome date this weekend, if you ask us.

• 3pm
• 301 Lavaca Street Austin, TX 78701
• (512) 473-8801


Tues. Dec. 9

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Odd Duck Anniversary Party

$25

Celebrate the one year anniversary of our favorite food truck turned restaurant. This throwback event will feature Odd Duck classics like poached duck eggs in grits, grilled broccoli and their famous pork belly slider. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Zilker Elementary’s Edible Schoolyard program. Salivate over some of their brunch dishes in this feature from one of our past issues.

• 5pm-Midnight
• 1201 S. Lamar


Tues. Dec. 9

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party at Container Bar

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Fashion X and Container Bar are hosting an unforgettable viewing party of the most anticipated runway show of the year, The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Besides drink specials and eye candy, Teddies for Betty’s, Siren’s Salon and Rae Cosmetics will present a live fashion display and pop-up shops as a preview for the 9:00 livestream from London. All ticket proceeds benefit Stiletto Stampede, whose mission is to raise awareness, education and support for breast cancer research and prevention.

• 7pm party; 9pm show begins
• Container Bar, 90 Rainey Street


Weds. Dec. 10

Retail Therapy at the W

FREE

Join us at AWAY Spa by W Austin + W Austin Living Room for a night of sips and shopping. Drinks, shopping and pampering at the AWAY spa. Enjoy fitness, spa and detox related popup shops for holiday gift shopping and live music to follow in the W Living Room.

•RSVP: waustinrsvp@whotels.com


From our Restaurant Radar:

12/4 – Russian Tea Time Traditions & Tasting

Russian House, 307 East Fifth Street

Join this class on Russian tea traditions for $12 and enjoy desserts like blinis, bubliki and Russian gingerbread. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

• 6:30pm-8:30pm


12/13 – Home Slice Carnival O’Pizza

Home Slice Pizza, 1415 South Congress Ave

Home Slice is hosting its 9th annual free pizza carnival, which features competitions in pie-eating, pizza box folding, dough tossing and more! Don’t miss the Hands On an Eggplant Sub contest, where true devotees can compete to win a year’s worth of pizza. More details here.

• Noon-7pm


From our Shopping Radar:

12/4 – Stag 5 Year Anniversary Party

Stag, 1423 S Congress Ave

Austin’s go-to spot for casual outdoorsy menswear is celebrating 5 years today! Visit this SoCo staple today for 25% of EVERYTHING in the store,and join them for their official celebration tonight from 6-9pm for drinks and bites. See more details on Facebook.

• 6pm-9pm


12/5-6 – Sniff & Slip

House Wine, 408 Josephine St

Hosted by House Wine, W3LL PEOPLE, and Osmia Organics ‘Sniff& Sip’ is the perfect way to unwind from your busy work week! Sip on different wine varieties while sampling natural perfumes. If that’s not enough for you, you can also schedule an express facial.

• 12/5 – 6pm-8pm
• 12/6 – 12pm – 5pm

Photo Credits: Art from the Streets, Trail of Lights, Mi Madres


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