The Weekend Itinerary is here! For May 14 – May 20, Citygram recommends:

Thurs. May 14

Happy 4th Anniversary Austin Beerworks


Join Thunderbird in wishing Austin Beerworks a happy fourth anniversary with an evening that features an appearance from the brewer. Enjoy multiple Austin Beerworks beers on tap, including the limited release Griddle Bone anniversary beer. And since the celebration coincides with Thunderbird’s weekly Pint Night, you have double the reason to celebrate at $3-5 a pint. And did we mention this week is American Craft Beer week? Go ahead and celebrate that, too.

• Thunderbird Cafe and Tap Room, 1401 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756
• 5-11pm
More info here

Thurs. May 14

Austin Chronicle Adult Spelling Bee

$5 Donation for Participants

Remember when you were best-in-class on elementary school spelling tests? Ever wondered if you’ve still got it? See how you stack up at this annual citywide spelling bee hosted by the Austin Chronicle. Not into public displays of your spelling prowess? That’s ok. You can watch, too!

• Threadgill’s, 301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, Texas 78704
• 5:30pm registration, 6:30pm first test
More info here

Thurs. May 14

West Elm Pop-Up with Coterie Market


Preview some of the weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair vendors at a pop-up at West Elm on Thursday evening. As you browse, Coterie Market will have some of their delicious artisanal food on hand to sample.

• West Elm Austin, 1011 W 5th St, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78703
• 4-8pm
More info here

Thurs. May 14

Bikes, Brewery, and Barton Springs

$6 Brewery Tour

Like craft beer? And cycling? And Austin? Awesome. Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, National Bike Month, and Austin with the ABGB. The first 25 to register start with a beer and a brewery tour, then everyone is welcome to bike with The ABGB to Barton Springs and back for an evening swim (and they’ll cover your pool entrance if you bike with them).

• The ABGB, 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, Texas 78704
• 6-8pm
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Fri. May 15

Bike Home from Work Party


Bike Austin hosts their first annual Bike Home from Work Party at Cheer Up Charlies to close out Bike to Work Day with flair. Valet park your bike for free, then mingle with fellow bike commuters over beer and live cajun music. Oh, and did we mention there’s a bike photo booth? Bring your stamped Bicycle Passport from your morning commute for a free Real Ale beer and a chance to win door prizes.

• Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
• 5-7pm
More info here

Fri. May 15 – Sat. May 16

Austin Poetry Slam 20th Anniversary Showcases


Who says only sports are competitive? Watch poets in their competitive performance element in a showcase that features a collection of performances that represent two decades of Austin Slam history.

• Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, Austin, Texas 78705
• 7pm and 10pm shows
More info here


Sat. May 16

Rogness Brewing Company 3rd Anniversary Party


Celebrate Rogness Brewing Company’s third anniversary with 14 beers on tap, two food trucks, and a photo booth. Entrance includes a mason jar glass and three beers, and additional beers are $3 each. With several last kegs and a selection of unique brews to choose from like chai spiced amber and lemon lavender saison, we’re intrigued!

• Rogness Brewing Company, 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660
• Noon – 6pm
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Sat. May 16

Elisabet Ney Museum’s Third Annual Ney Day


This year, the Elisabet Ney Museum’s Third Annual Ney Day collaborates with the West Austin Studio Tour to host its annual celebration of the European-sculptress-turned-Austinite with live music, food trucks, trapeze artists, and the unveiling of “COSMOS,” a new outdoor sculpture by Jennifer Chenoweth. Or if you want to do something a little more hands-on, you can learn how to make a book or craft clay.

• Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th Street, Austin, TX 78751
• Noon – 5pm
More info here

Sat. May 16 – Sun. May 17

Austin Mini Maker Faire


This weekend-long event features creations from almost every kind of maker you can imagine, from bikes-turned-whimsical-animals to terrariums and laser cut paper products to a CompactRIO-turned-carnival-game. We’re particularly interested in hearing about how Round Rock Honey Co. produces its honey, learning how to make bath salts from Maman Sucre, and learning about an unexpected mode of sustainable living from The Dumpster Project. Like making things yourself? Try your hand at Nerdy Derby and pick up one of 600 kits on Saturday morning to build your own racecar, or just watch the homemade racecars compete at 1pm on Sunday.

• Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
• 10am – 6pm
Get Tickets


Sat. May 16 – Sun. May 17

Renegade Craft Fair


This touring craft fair just returned from London, and its first stop back in the States is Austin! Browse the creations of 140+ makers, plant your own terrarium with Slavonk & Hortus Terraria, and take a fun photo at the free-to-use Magnolia photo booth. As you do, you can enjoy music spun by Waterloo Records DJs, relax in the lounge area provided by Loot Vintage Rentals, and enjoy food and drinks from local vendors like Sister Coffee, Frank’s, and Tailor Made Treats.

• Fair Market, 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702
• 11am – 6pm
More Info Here

Photo Credits: Thunderbird Cafe and Tap Room, Bike Austin, Rogness Brewing Company, Renegade Craft Fair


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