Weekend Itinerary: February 26-March 4

The Weekend Itinerary is here! For February 26-March 4, Citygram recommends:

Qui, Tepache

Thurs. Feb. 26

Official Drink of Austin


Last year was the first time Austin got a taste of it’s official drink. The title is again up for grabs, but bartenders and expert mixologists will have to beat out The Tapeche, Paul Qui’s fermented pineapple concoction that won over the judges’ hearts last spring. This year’s event will be held at the east side’s Fair Market with the best of Austin’s bars, distilleries and drink masters competing in a dazzling night of fun, food and live music.
• Fair Market
Tickets Available here
• 7-10pm

Thurs. Feb. 26

Johnny’s Birthday Bash at the Mean Eyed Cat


The legendary Johnny Cash (who wrote the song “Mean Eyed Cat” in 1960) would have celebrated his 83rd birthday this Thursday, and the famous Austin bar is throwing a party in his honor. Join in the party with drink specials ($4 Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey) and live music by the revered tribute band, The Band In Black.
• Mean Eyed Cat 1621 W. 5th Street Austin, TX 78703
• 7pm, band at 8pm


Thurs. Feb. 26

Natural Wine Dinner at Lenoir


It will be Spanish, Italian and French grapes only at Lenior’s natural wine dinner. Wine expert Chris Kelly will explain what makes a wine natural and how each one works well with the five course dinner pairing.
• Lenior 1805 S. First Street, next to the restaurant
RSVP here
• 7:30 PM

Fri. Feb. 27

People’s Gallery Grand Opening


The People’s Gallery exhibition features over 100 artworks from Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations displayed throughout three floors of Austin City Hall.
Welcome remarks and the announcement of the People’s Choice will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. There will also be a special musical performance by One Ounce Opera. The Ginger Armadillo food truck will be parked on site offering food for purchase.
• Austin City Hall 301 W. 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701
RSVP here
• 6-9pm

Sat. Feb. 28

Austin Oyster Festival


Celebrating the official season of all things on a shell, this year’s Austin Oyster Festival has quite a line up of deliciously shucked food, drinks and entertainment. On the menu: Oysters served raw, grilled, roasted and fried, alongside delicious seafood accompaniments, Bloody Marys, beer, wine and spirits…with a side of Cajun, Bluegrass, and “Newgrass” music.
• Carson Creek Ranch
Tickets available here
• 12-6pm


Sun. Mar. 1

Zilker Kite Festival


This is the 86th year of the free family festival that kicks off springtime in Austin! Proceeds of the event benefit Communities In Schools of Central Texas. Kite contests include smallest and largest wingspan, most unusual, and more! Make your own with this tutorial.. From the looks of their vendor list, your family will leave full of great memories and lots of ice cream!
• Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd
• 10am-5pm

Mon. Mar. 2

Burgundy Tasting at Red Room Lounge

$25 or free with a bottle of wine purchase

Austin’s secret wine lounge is excited to bring in winemaker Phillippe Melka to host a special Bordeaux tasting on Monday night. Wine expert Robert Parker recently named Melka one of the top nine wine consultants in the world. This should be a great way to end a Monday after work! If the red light is on, they are open.
• Red Room Lounge 306 E 3rd St Ste A, Austin, TX 78701
• RSVP at wineteam@redroomatx.com
• 5:30-7:30pm


Tues. Mar. 3

La Haine Debut at Alamo Drafthouse


La Haine is the debut of a foreign film series at Alamo Drafthouse that links VisaEase and End Sounds (an Austin-based record label) for viewers interested in good cultural output from around the world. La Haine is an immigrant-focused film with a great French hip-hop soundtrack, and coincidentally turns 20 years old in 2015 (it was one of Vincent Cassel’s first films and won Cannes’ Best Director, et. al when it was originally released). An entire generation of people have never seen it in a movie theater so this is a chance to change that. It is the first in a series of foreign/international films that Visease will be doing at Alamo over the next year! Check out more about the film in this synopsis.
• Alamo Drafthouse
• 7:30pm
Tickets available here

From our Music Radar:

Feb 26

Desert Noises with Sol Cat at Stubb’s

$10, All Ages

Feb 27

Ruby Jane at Deep Eddy’s “Live At The Distillery” Series in Dripping Springs, TX

Free, 21+

Feb 28

Auroravore, Lowin at Historic Scoot Inn

$5, 21+

2nd Street Soundcheck Featuring Ben Kweller and T Bird and the Breaks

Free, All Ages

March 1

Fleetwood Mac at the Frank Erwin Center


March 4

10th HAAMiversary at Vuka


Photo Credits: Oyster Fest, Camille Styles, Lenior, Kite Festival, La Haine


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