The Weekend Itinerary is here! For the week of October 16-22, Citygram recommends:
Get a taste of the best of Central Texas on Thursday at the 25th Annual Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival at Laguna Gloria. Sip cocktails by David Allan (Tipsy Texan), taste sweets and bites from TRACE, Dolce Neve, East Side Showroom, The Bonneville (and many, more) while you watch live art demonstrations by Art School faculty members. DJ Hear No Evil will provide the music all night. All proceeds benefit The Contemporary Austin’s Innovative education programs.
Browse work for sale from over 70 artists this Friday at ART on 5th. For a look at some of the works to be displayed, RSVP on Facebook.
$30/adults; FREE/children 10 and under; VIP opening night/$150
The Pop Austin International Art Show is bringing together some of the most renowned contemporary artists from around the world this weekend at Fair Market. A VIP opening night will be held Friday from 7-11pm, while the main event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10am-8pm. Get your tickets in advance here.
Is your instagram loaded with food photos? Now you can learn how to make your photos shine with a workshop led by editorial photographer, Candice Stringham, who will teach you about lighting, props, angles and styling. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot and don’t forget to bring your DSLR!
$10/adults; FREE/children 12 and under
Celebrate Oktoberfest this Saturday at the German Free School of Austin for an authentic party hosted by the German Texan Heritage Society. The celebration will feature food from The Best Wurst and Pfeifer’s bakery and German beers (Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Märzen, Lager & Stiegl Radler), plus music by the Polkadillos, Joe Klaus, Shirley Johnson, The Siekers, Roland Revering, The Hot Peppers & The Austin Saengerrunde. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment for the kids too, including a magician, face painting and balloons and games. Get your discounted tickets online here.
$15/sampling wristband; $35/VIP
If you’re a barbecue lover then you won’t want to miss this annual BBQ sauce contest and festival this Sunday at Shady Springs Party Barn. Several local and Texas breweries will be pouring their finest, including Independence Brewery, South Austin Brewery, Infamous Brewing Company, Circle Brewing Company and Austin Eastciders. Local barbecue vendors include: Black’s Barbecue, PoK-e- Jo’s BBQ, Big Bad BBQ, Mann’s BBQ, Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q and Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, as well as others from Central Texas.
Executive chef of Apothecary, Albert Gonzalez has designed a special menu to satisfy your taste for savory and sweets, with a five-course chocolate wine dinner. Highlights include: a white chocolate lobster panna cotta, smoked cocoa nib rubbed lamb ribs, and chocolate pasta with with eggplant raisin caponata. Each course will be paired with a specially chosen wine. Purchase your tickets here.