WEEKEND ITINERARY: MAY 21 – MAY 27

The Weekend Itinerary is here! For May 21 – 27, Citygram recommends:


Thur. May 21

Yoga in the Blanton Galleries

FREE

Combine your loves for yoga and fine art in the Blanton Museum galleries as part of this month’s Third Thursday events.

• Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
• 12pm
More info here


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Fri. May 22

Helm Boots 4th Friday Raffle and Party

FREE

Sip complimentary cocktails from Craftsman Bar, browse locally designed men’s and women’s work boots, snap a picture in the photo booth, and check out the new Helm trailer that will make its debut at local events soon. $5 raffle tickets benefit the local Latinitas charity and buy you a shot at winning a free pair of Helm boots, DEFY bag, or other fun swag.

• Helm Boots, 900 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702
• 6-9pm
More info here


Sat. May 23

Austin Bakes for Nepal

FREE

Buy baked goods for a good cause at participating businesses around Austin this weekend. With the help of participating local bloggers and businesses, Austin Bakes offers an assortment of delicious treats like cookies, pies, jellies, scones, macarons, and more to raise money for AmeriCares disaster relief efforts in Nepal. Selection varies by location, so if you’re feeling ambitious, check out more than one.

• Various locations
• 10am – 2pm
More info here


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Sat. May 23

Hotel San Jose Spring Jazz Brunch

$24

Bask in the tail end of spring as you enjoy live jazz music, sip $3 mimosas, and enjoy the $24 brunch buffet at the last of Hotel San Jose’s spring jazz brunches. Triple digit temperatures might be around the corner for Austin, but the gorgeous casual outdoor lounge and the vine-covered walkways of this hotel will have you strategizing summer evening return trips.

• Hotel San Jose, 1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
• 10am – 2pm
More info here


Sat. May 23

The CSA Cookbook Signing with Linda Ly

FREE

Enjoy complimentary refreshments and chat with Linda Ly as she signs copies of her book, The CSA Cookbook, which includes 106 no-waste seasonal recipes for inspiration when figuring out what to cook with community-supported agriculture boxes or produce from farmer’s markets.

• Métier, 1805 S First St, Austin, TX 78704
• 1-3pm
More info here


Sat. May 23

Austin Weird Homes Tour

$25

Get a glimpse into nine homes (ten if you purchase a VIP ticket) from around Austin that are doing their part to keep Austin weird. Featured homes include a home built out of earthbags, a dumpster turned one-room home, an English manor completely powered by solar panels, and a hidden hacienda-style home, to name a few.

• Various locations
• 10am – 6pm
Get tickets


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ALL WEEK

Mon. May 18 – Sun. May 24

Austin Sketch Fest

Price varies

Love comedy? Enjoy a week of the best sketches from Austin and beyond featuring comedians like Your Terrific Neighbors, Austin Translation, Girls with Brown Hair, and Brent Weinbach. The festival even wraps up with the debut mock of a Law & Order episode by the Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake Theater.

• Various locations
Get tickets


Thurs. May 22 – Sun. May 24

Shakespeare in the Park

FREE

Pack a picnic dinner and a blanket, cross your fingers that it won’t rain (and maybe bring a poncho in case it does), and catch the last weekend of The Taming of the Shrew this weekend at the Zilker Hillside Theater. The show features a 19th century Austin take on the original Shakespeare play.

• Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704
• 8pm
More info here


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Tue. May 26

Guest Chef Dinner with Chris Shepherd of Houston’s Underbelly

$75 per person

Get a taste of Houston’s Underbelly (without the three hour drive). Grab your friends and reserve one of the remaining tables for four to enjoy a reception and six-course meal featuring three courses from James Beard award-winning guest Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly and three courses from Gardner’s own Chef Andrew Wiseheart.

• Gardner, 1914 East Sixth Street, Austin, TX, 78702
• 6pm
Make a reservation


Wed. May 27

Saturday Night Fever

FREE

What better place is there to catch a free screening of Saturday Night Fever than at a dive bar? And not just any dive bar. This is the oldest bar in Central Texas. Enjoy a beer from the bar and some BBQ, tacos, or burger swords (yes, burger swords) from the Hot Mess food truck while you watch the movie. And if the fever takes you, there’s even a dance floor.

• Historic Scoot Inn, 1308 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702
• 8pm
More info here


Photo Credits: Blanton Museum of Art, Helm Boots, Lindsey Olson, Austin Sketch Fest, Gardner


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