The Weekend Itinerary is here! For the week of Jan 8-14, Citygram recommends:
Do512 and Karbach Brewery teamed up to bring Free live music and shows to multiple venues all over Austin. We are excited about Ruby Jane at Empire Control Room, The surf-sounds of Those Howlings at Cheer Up Charlies and Sweet Spirit at Holy Mountain.
This might be the thing to get you out of your S.A.D. winter blues! Look ahead to the lake-days of summer at the annual boat and RV convention. Besides shopping, they will have a pool with kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board demos!
• Jan 8-11; Thursday and Friday noon-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm
• Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
• Tickets available here
Fri. Jan 9
End your workweek and start your weekend with a new outfit and a cocktail at By George! They are hosting a trunk show from the boot of the iconic AEV Wrangler Filson Jeep. Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue is supplying the nibbles, Dan Dyer the live tunes. RSVP for your chance to win a Filson backpack (one of By George’s favorite accessory picks).
• 5-8pm; RSVP here
• 524 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78701
Fri. Jan 9
This Friday kicks off Grayduck’s latest show with three featured artists, Jenny Granberry, Jaelah Kuehmichel and Joe Sinness. The show dissects social undercurrents, personal identities and cultural language wtih Granberry’s detailed watercolor portraits, Kuehmichel’s mixed media paintings and Joe Sinness’s vibrant colored pencil drawings. The exhibit will run from January 9 until February 8.
• Grayduck Gallery 2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702
• 7-10pm Reception
Sat. Jan 10
Who doesn’t love a good tribute to Elvis? This weekend celebrate The King at Austin’s iconic Continental Club for an evening of rock and roll sounds, shaking hips and rhinestone-clad impersonators.
• The Continental Club: 1315 South Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704
• 6:30 doors, show at 7:00pm
Sun. Jan. 11
Growing your own vegetables (or edibles, as owner and head gardener Liz Baloutine calls them), is a great goal for 2015, especially in Austin. On Sunday, Liz is teaching a comprehensive class for intermediate gardening aficionados to ensure a successful yield. Participants will receive a hands on tutorial for caring for two plants, as well as an education for the rest of your 2015 garden at South Austin’s premier cook’s supply shop, Metiér.
• Metiér Cook’s Supply
Sun. Jan 11
If running a 5K sounds like plain vanilla to you, this might change your mind. The Color Run Fest is a journey through chalky color bombs intended to transform your plain white tee into an expression of art and sweat at the end of the trail. There you will be rewarded with a finish-line festival of live DJs, vendors, food, and the monumental “EPICOLOR TOSS.” The color extravaganza is all in the name of the nonprofit Just Care More, which provides underprivileged youth the opportunity to experience fitness related activities and health education.
• Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, TX 78724
• 5pm Day Run, 7pm Night Run
Mon. Jan. 12
A true wine lover drinks when Monday meets Tuesday. Arro steps up this after-hours event with DJ el John Selector, who will be spinning while you are swirling and sipping on carefully curated tastings of reds and whites and grower Champagne (we had no idea what that meant either). The full beverage menu will be available along with late-night offerings from the kitchen.
Special Monday late-night offerings from the kitchen:
* Cheese & Charcuterie Selections, $2.5 each
* Baguette Sandwiches (Ham & Butter; Pork Rillette, Pickles & Aioli; Roasted Apples & Camembert), $5 each
* Frites, $5
Be sure to check out Arro’s new happy hour menu (Weekdays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm) when you make your reservations.
• 11 pm to 2 am
• Arro 601 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701
• RSVP on Facebook here
Tues. Jan. 13
Second Tuesdays are for all, and in this special installment you pick the music. Go Go Garcia & Bird Peterson will be spinning in the records room where guests are encouraged to pick their favorite records from the wall to play all night. Those in the sound and service industry can show their credentials to the bar for happy hour prices all night.
• The W Hotel 200 Lavaca, Austin, TX 78701
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