Weekend Itinerary: July 17-23

photography Katie Spence

Your weekend itinerary is here. For the week of July 17-23, Citygram recommends:

July 19

We Olive & Wine Bar Grand Opening


Celebrate We Olive & Wine Bar‘s grand opening this weekend in the Hill Country Galleria. On Saturday, enjoy an olive oil milling and tasting class, a guided wine tasting class and live music at the opening of We Olive’s first location outside of California. The classes are free, but RSVP to info.austin@weolive.com to reserve your spot.

July 19

Pooch Parade at Blanton Museum of Art

parade: FREE; other events: $9 admission (free for students)

Show off your good looking canine as you parade through the UT campus this Saturday, in celebration of the Blanton Museum of Art‘s special exhibition, “In the Company of Cats and Dogs.”
The parade begins at 10 am, and is followed by a “Working Dog Demonstration,” where trainers will showcase service animals and police dogs. There will also be screenings of the “Prison Pups” documentary at 1 pm, and cat video screenings at 3pm at the Blanton Auditorium.

July 19

Burbz Fest


Spend the day at Little Woodrow‘s in North Austin getting down to some awesome local bands this Saturday. Headliners include: Lance Herbstrong, Alpha Rev, The Black and White Years, Holiday Mountain, The Roosevelts and Emily Wolfe. Catch a game of chicken shit bingo, turtle racing, or cornhole between sets, or stop by the food trucks for a bite to eat. Gates open at 11 am, and music begins at noon.

July 19

Movie Night at Deep Eddy


One of Austin’s favorite swimming spots will host a movie night this Saturday. Bring your floats and beach towel for a free screening of “The Lego Movie,” sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse. The movie begins around 8:45 pm at dusk.

July 19

Quesoff IV at the Mohawk


What better way is there to spend a Saturday afternoon than sampling queso? The Mohawk is hosting its fourth annual Quesoff, at which you’ll have the chance to enter your recipe by emailing queso@mohawkaustin.com. Restaurants, chefs and amatuers will battle for the title of best queso in categories of “veggie, spicy and meaty” while DJulovei spins tunes and you sample them. The event is free and bags of chips will be on sale for $5. RSVP here, since space is limited.

July 19

Vintage Bazaar at Friends & Neighbors


The backyard of Friends & Neighbors on E. Cesar Chavez will become a vintage bazaar this Saturday, with vendors of all sorts on display. Want to sell your old clothes, vinyl or knick nacks? Email jill@friendsaustin.com to reserve a spot. The event starts at 2 pm and goes until 7 pm.

July 20

Cinema East


Relax on the lawn of the French Legation Museum with a picnic and enjoy a independent documentary this Sunday. Watch the trailer for this week’s documentary, Joy Kevin by local filmaker, Caleb Johnson, here.

July 22

John Legend with Marsha Ambrosius

Tickets from $50

Nine-time Grammy award winner, John Legend, will perform Tuesday at Cedar Park Center on his #allofme tour, that also includes stops in Europe, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Listen to his music here; tickets available here.

July 23

Blues on the Green


Zilker Park’s Blues on the Green welcomes Robert Ellis and the Nightowls this Wednesday. Bring your kids, dogs, and picnics! Stop by the Trail of Lights Foundation dispaly for a photo opp. with Santasaurus, from which donations will support restoration activities of the Adopt-a-Display Program.

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Top Pick: Deep Eddy Movie Night
Photo: Katie Spence

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