Today is a good day for celebrating birthdays. For the city of Austin, it is of course Eeyore’s Birthday.
This is an Austin tradition like no other, and today marks the 52nd time the city will pay tribute to the ever-so-famous Winnie the Pooh character.
Keeping Austin Weird would not even correctly begin to describe this festival. The crowd is, well, eccentric. It’s kind of like the city’s annual Woodstock. Picture hundreds of people in costume dancing, sitting in drum circles and running around Maypoles to celebrate the fictional birthday of a fictional donkey. Needless to say, be sure to wear a costume.
It’s also a kid-friendly event. Artists will be offering face painting and temporary tattoos, and groups will be selling food, soft drinks, juices, Texas beer and more. It’s of one of the city’s most fun and well-known cultural events. It also serves as a fundraiser to benefit nonprofit groups in Austin.
There is NO on site parking. Visit the website for all the information.
You may be familiar with the Austin Symphonic Band from their annual Mother’s Day Concert at The Capitol, or their Father’s Day Concert in the park. Both events are very popular each year, and this is a great opportunity to check out the band in an acoustically-perfect environment!
They’re having a jazz night with special guest Boston Brass. For 27 years, the world-famous Boston Brass have treated audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. This special concert will offer something for everyone!
The new AISD Performing Arts center just opened a few months ago, so this is a fantastic chance to see the their new digs in Mueller.
Tickets: $10 Adults / $6 Students/Seniors
When: Saturday, April 18th
Time: 8:00 pm
AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan
Austin, Texas 78723
One year in, and Float Fest is quickly becoming one of my favorite summer festivals. This year’s lineup promises to keep the momentum going with a diverse bill that includes hometown favorites Ghostland Observatory, and co-headliners Phantogram, and Local Natives.
We’ll continue to provide details and tips as the event approaches (we’re officially Float Fest veterans now), but in the meantime, check out this announcement video then visit their website for the full lineup and info on camping, tubing and general awesome-ness.
You may be familiar with my love affair with The Nightowls from their residency at Icenhauer’s Super Soul Sunday but many don’t know they also do Motown Monday with The Matchmaker Band.
The Matchmaker Band has the same vibe as The Nightowls; fun, funky and if you’re not there you’re missing out! As someone who has been to Motown Monday, I can tell you there’s no topping it. Once you start dancing you won’t stop until the night is over. You get lost in the tunes and before you know it the night is over. There’s nothing else in town offered like this, so add it to your ‘to-do list’ today. For those wondering about drinks, The Highball also offers a mix of rotating cocktail specials.
Here’s a little preview of what you can expect, if this doesn’t have you dusting off your dancing shoes then I don’t know what will.
Today’s blog demanded to be a rain or shine event because looks like we are in for a wet one. Tonight local Bob Schneider is playing at Little Woodrow’s and if you’ve ever seen Bob then you know it’s going to be awesome!
The concert is rain or shine!
When: today, April 11th
Time: 8 pm
Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows
9500 South Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78748
Yesterday we had Movies In The Park and today Mueller Lake Park is brining us Music In The Park! Spring time is full of free fun around town! Tonight pack a picnic and head out for live music from Rich Restaino and The Obits.
Right now the weather looks a little dicey but by this afternoon it looks like it should clear up! That being said, be sure to check the Facebook Event page for updates before heading out!
Free parking in available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery.
When: today, April 10th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78723
Deep Eddy cocktails, live music and food trucks are what’s in store for Live at Deep Eddy Distillery.
If you have not made it out to the new distillery, here is a great way to spend an afternoon. While you’re poolside, Deep Eddy Vodka just launched their Lemon vodka, and it feels like sipping summer in a drink. So be sure to try one of those cocktails while you’re out there.
Today, March 27th ,Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Marmalakes at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Quaker City Nighthawks at 3:00 p.m.
When: Last Weekend of every month
Time: 11 am – 8 pm
Deep Eddy Distillery
2250 E HWY 290
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Mark you calendars! Austin’s favorite soul band is releasing their debut Vinyl , Good As Gold and they’re having a party to celebrate! Their good friends Akina Adderley and The Vintage Playboys will be joining them, and if you’ve ever seen The NIGHTOWLS play you know it’s going to be one heck of a dance party! They always rock the house with those old time favorites that you can’t seem to get enough of. There’s no doubt you’ll leave craving more tunes and researching when you can see them again!
This show WILL sell out so get your tickets early so you can join the fun! You don’t want to miss it. Get your tickets HERE!
When: Friday, May 8th
Time: Doors 9 pm , Show 9:30 pm
801 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701