Weekend Itinerary: May 7 – May 12

The Weekend Itinerary is here! For May 7 – May 12, Citygram recommends:


Thurs. May 7 – Sun. May 10

Uncle Billy’s 8th Anniversary Weekend

Free

All weekend, Uncle Billy’s is inviting guests to celebrate their anniversary with them with an exciting lineup of daily events. From live music to kegs to crawfish, this free event will is great for family or friends to enjoy. During the party, Uncle Billy’s will be revealing their anniversary beer, and will also have other limited beer releases and tappings from their cellar. Looking for the crawfish? The boil will be on Saturday from 1pm-5pm.

• Uncle Billy’s, 1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
• Crawfish boil: Saturday, 1pm-5pm, Live music: Sunday afternoon
More info here


Fri. May 8

HAAM 8th Annual Corporate Battle of the Bands

$10

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is continuing their annual Battle of the Bands, which features coporate sponsors and their competing bands made up of Austin’s most unlikely musicians including doctors, marketing analysts, CEOs, and software engineers. This year will feature 8 bands, including a panel of celebrity judges including Austin-based musician Glen Fukanaga and KLBJ personality B-Doe. There will also be a silent auction to take place during the performances to raise funds, with all proceeds benefitting HAAM.

• ACL Live at Moody Theatre, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
• 7:30-9pm
Get tickets here


Sat. May 9

38th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

Free

Are you a fan of all things punny? You’re in luck, because this Saturday is your chance to see contestants compete to deliver their prepared “punny” material within a time limit of 90 seconds. There will be live music, food and drinks, and a live auction, with proceeds raising money for grants to support museum programs and artifact preservation.

• Brush Square Park, 409 E. Fifth Street, Austin, TX
• 11am-6pm
Click here for the schedule


Sat. May 9

Petrified Design Shop Party & Showroom Opening

Free

Petrified Design is opening their new showroom in conjunction with the WEST Studio Tour. The studio is an exciting development, as it will be the first time Petrified Design products will be available for purchase in a retail environment. Stop by to celebrate the opening the Austin way by sipping on beer from Zilker Brewery, and have the opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win Petrified Design products including an iPad stand, planter, lamp, and t-shirt.

• Petrified Design, 6601 Shirley Ave., Austin, Texas 78752
• 12pm-6pm
More info here


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Sat. May 9

Metier + Lick + Genius Gin Ice Cream Cocktails Event

Free

Few things in life are better than cocktails and ice cream, so why not mix them together? Metier, Lick, and Genius are collaborating for a first-time event that is free and open to the public. The event will celebrate seasonal flavors with ice cream cocktails by Lick co-owner and chef, Anthony Sobotick, and and owner of Genius Gin, Mike Groenerwill. They will be presenting two gin and ice cream cocktails using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.

• Metier, Métier’s side garden on 1805 South First Street
• 1pm-3pm
More info here


Sat. May 9

Contigo 4th Anniversary

Free

Join Contigo in celebrating their anniversary true Texas style, with food and drinks, live music, and games and prizes. Hang out outside their amazing patio and enjoy live music from Finger Pistol (6pm-8pm), take fun pics with the Smilebooth photobooth (5pm-10pm), and friendly competitions for prizes. Prizes include a custom built Contigo Beer Garden picnic table, a private party for 50 people catered by Contigo, and a Contigo bar package including all the necessary ingredients to create their cocktails.

• Contigo, 2027 Anchor Ln, Austin, TX 78723
• 5pm-9:30pm
More info here


Fri. May 8- Sun. May 10

Austin Psych Fest Presents: Levitation

Back for its 8th year, Levitation festival takes place this weekend at Carson Creek Ranch. Packed full with performances from bands including Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, and Mac Demarco, the festival will also make music history when the 13th Floor Elevators reunite after 50 years. Get a one day pass or a weekend pass, with camping also available for the super psych experience.

• Carson Creek Ranch, 633 Dalton Ln, Austin TX 78742
• 5pm-10pm
Get tickets here


Sat. May 9 – Sun. May 10

WEST Austin Studio Tour

Free

The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour that celebrates the artistic and creative community in the city. The public is invited to explore the artistic talent of over 200 artists, including the opportunity to see their working studios, techniques, and inspirations. Happenings occur in various locations at various times.

• Various locations
• 11am – 6pm
More info here


Wed. May 13

Jazz Wednesdays at Patika

Free

With the popularity and great response to their music evenings, Patika has decided to expand the evening music program to “Jazz Wednesdays”, featuring a mix of respected blues, jazz, and bebop artists in Austin. Keep up with the schedule on their Facebook page!

• Patika Coffee, 116 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
• 8-10 pm
More info here


Photo Credits: Chris Perez, Métier


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