Weekend Itinerary: March 5-11

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

Thurs. Mar. 5

Amplify Austin Day

Every year, Austin’s “I Live Here, I Give Here” hosts a day of online giving to benefit over 500 of the amazing nonprofits that call Austin home. For 24 hours, between 6pm on March 5 and 6pm on March 6, their goal is to raise $7 Million. Beneficiaries are those designed to help end poverty, ensure quality education and more. Follow the hashtag #amplifyATX and scour Facebook  pop-up parties and special events that will be encouraging the giving spirit this weekend.
• Online and Various Locations
More information here
• 6pm-6pm

Fri. Mar. 6

Reckless Kelly Loungeside at Strangebrew Coffee


Texas Country legend Reckless Kelly will be performing loungeside this Friday at Strangebrew coffee. Click above for a preview of their Texas sound. Stangebrew’s Loungeside series features intimate live performances 7 nights/week, serving local beers, wine and crafted coffee drinks.
• Strangebrew Coffee 5326 Manchaca Rd. Austin, TX 78745
• 7:45-9:15pm
Tickets available here.

Sat. Mar. 7


Open at Canopy


Open Canopy is a free monthly open house at the Canopy creative arts complex on the first Saturday of each month. Studios and galleries welcome the public to view current exhibitions and studio work on the first Saturday of each month 12 – 6pm. This event showcases the diverse talent of local artists in East Austin.
• 916 Springdale Rd.
• 12-6pm

Sat. Mar. 7

Sour Bridges at Lambert’s


Wash down some of Austin’s best BBQ with an intimate show with our friends, Sour Bridges. They will be rocking the stage at Lambert’s on Saturday with their unique folk-rock sound. These guys have an energy to fire you up, though they are likely to get down  on the dance floor with you, too.
• Lambert’s Upstairs 401 W 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701
• 9:30pm
Tickets available here.

Sat. Mar. 7


Austin Under 40 Awards

The annual Austin Under 40 Awards has been around for almost 20 years, and aims to recognize Austin men and women under the age of 40 who have achieved extraordinary professional success while simultaneously demonstrating outstanding community service.Honoring the incredible people who make Austin the cultural spectacular it is. Go for the drinks, the food, connections and stories. Hopefully you’ll make friends with some of the nominees, like our friend Matt Swinney (pictured here), who runs Fashion X, Austin’s source for all things fashion and style. The event supports Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps and the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, helping send at-risk youth to summer camp, educational scholarships for women and more.
• 5:30pm
• JW Marriott 110 E. 2nd
Tickets available here.

Sun. Mar. 8


Lustre Pearl Crawfish Boil at Clive Bar


Clive Bar is celebrating the reopening of their former neighbor, Lustre Pearl, with a crawfish boil! You may remember that Lustre Pearl, the first bar on Rainey, was lifted off its foundation last year to make way for new developments. The building now rests on East Cesar Chavez, where it will open later this year. In honor of their rebirth, and to kick off SXSW, Clive bar will be offering $15 plates of crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausage!
• Clive Bar 609 Davis St. Austin, TX 78701
• 2pm until they run out

From our Music Radar:

March 11 Saints of Valory at Emo’s
March 10 Bright Light Social Hour in-store performance at Waterloo
March 9 Ghostbunny @ Empire Control Room
March 8 John Mellencamp @ Bass Concert Hall
March 7 Mavis Staples w/ Hurray For The Riff Raff @ The Paramount
March 7 Wild Child w/ Whiskey Shivers, Holiday Mountain
March 7 Cold War Kids at Stubb’s
March 6 Hurray For The Riff Raff with Joe Pug at Gruene Hall
March 9 Matisyahu @ Stubb’s
March 5 Journey at Austin360 Amphitheater
March 5 Electric Six and Avan Lava at Stubb’s

Photo Credits: Sour Bridges, Reckless Kelly, Citygram, Matt Swinney


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