The Weekend Itinerary is here! For the week of November 27-December 3, Citygram recommends:
Thurs. Nov. 27
Earn your stuffing before your biggest food coma by running in this year’s Thundercloud Turkey Trot. The 5-mile fun run starts at 9:30am at the Long Center (701 Riverside Dr.) and benefits Caritas of Austin.
Thurs. Nov. 27
Tickets from $45
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without football. Catch the last game and (expectedly) the best tailgate grub of the season at Darryl K. Royal Stadium on Turkey Day at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available online!
Fri. Nov. 28
Forget Black Friday, long lines and Tickle-Me-Elmos. This year The Amala Foundation is hosting an artisan craft fair at Vuka, South Austin’s premiere event and co-working space (411 Monroe St. Austin 78704). The space is open to the public from 10am to 6pm and will feature live music for guests’ entertainment while shopping for arts, crafts and gifts.
Fri. Nov. 28
Ring in the holiday spirit at The Long Center with Buddy the Elf and Santa on the Long Center terrace. Sip hot chocolate while enjoying a sweet treat from one of the evening’s food trucks; Gigi’s Cupcakes, Hands off My Funnel Cake, and The Baker’s Rack. Photos with Santa will be free all throughout the evening.
Fri. Nov. 28
Dance off your pie gut this Friday at Lambert’s with the Fire in the Kitchen hangover show presented by C3. Fire in the Kitchen proclaims themselves as performers of Texas Rock Music for the wanderers and wonderers. Check them out on Spotify before heading to the 9:30 show. It is open to folks 21+ and tickets are available on the C3 website. Lamberts 401 W 2nd Street Austin, TX 78701
Saturday Nov. 29
American Express hosts its 5th annual Small Business Saturday, where over 200 local businesses open their doors to this spectacular promotion in Austin. With shops like Keepers and Royal Blue Grocery, American Express OPEN members can spend $10 or more in a single, in-store transaction at a qualifying small business that appears on the Shop Small Map and get a $10 statement credit. You can take advantage of this offer up to three times on Saturday!
From our Restaurant Radar
$45 adults, $20 children under 11
Prix fixe Thanksgiving menu will be available. For more information and reservations, visit their website or call (512) 493-4900. Advanced reservations encouraged. 11/27 12:00-8:00pm Finn & Porter, 500 East Fourth Street
$55 per person (+$45 for wine pairing)
Family-style Thanksgiving at The Preserve Kitchen + Bar at Travaasa Austin. Reservations required, tax and gratuity not included: call (877) 261-7792 or go to their website. 11/27 3:00-9:00pm Travaasa, 13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, Austin, TX 78726
Enjoy Thanksgiving classics from Luke’s Inside Out for the bargain price of $20 per person, as well as drink specials from Gibson Street Bar, such as pumpkin spiced toddies and butterscotch spiked hot cocoa. 11/27 5:00pm-2:00am Gibson Street Bar, 1109 S. Lamar Blvd
Casa Brasil, the local retailer of high end Brazilian coffee beans, is partnering with Métier Cook’s Supply for a class on how to make a perfect pot of coffee using the Chemex Coffeemaker. Class attendees will also get to enjoy complimentary affogatos from Dolce Neve, made using Casa Brasil coffee. 11/28 1:00-2:30pm Métier Cook’s Supply, 1805 S First Street
Join local chef Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo, Gardner) as he joins esteemed chefs from Houston, Dallas and San Antonio on a pork form in Floresville, TX. They will harvest wild edibles and pair them with the pasture-raised heritage pork, free range heritage chicken eggs, raw milk cheeses from a local purveyor and more. Seats are $125 and all proceeds benefit the farm. Purchase tickets via Brown Paper Tickets. 12/1 6:30-9:30pm South Texas Heritage Pork 2890 Lucas Road, Floresville TX 78114
From our Shopping Radar
Joanna Wilkinson, creator of Keep Austin Stylish and former Citygram fashion contributor, is opening an online boutique on November 28! Not only has Joanna been a major influencer on the Austin fashion scene for the past few years, but her personal style choices and sartorial eye have us thoroughly excited to see what stylish goods her store will have to offer. Mark your calendars for the launch on 11/28
Local artisans will have their best holiday wares for sale at this seasonal market. The perfect place to find holiday gifts for your loved ones! 11/30
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Photo Credits: Turkey Trot, Fire in the Kitchen, Once Bitten