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- April 27, 2017

Aus10™ Fun: 10 Austin Events You Need In Your Life This Weekend, April 27-30, 2017

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Bottles will be poppin’ at the Austin Wine and Food Fest, but that’s not the only thing taking over the ATX scene. From a pop star dance party to an NYC soft serve pop-up, here are some of this weekend’s badass Austin events.

Thursday, April 27

Justin Timberlake Video Dance Party

Rock your body at the Alamo Drafthouse! DJs at The Ritz will celebrate JT’s awesomeness with a video dance party featuring all of his greatest hits. Plus, they’ve partnered with Circuit of the Americas to give away a pair of three-day general admission tickets to the 2017 F1 USGP, which includes entry to Timberlake’s concert.

April 27 | 10pm | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz | 320 E. Sixth St. Austin, Texas 78701

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Friday, April 28

Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show

Head to the Mondo Gallery for their newest showcase from Mondo X Cyclops Print Works. The opening reception is happening on Friday from 3-10pm but you can check it out daily through May 13 from Noon – 6pm. The Mondo Clubhouse kids party will happen on Saturday from 10am – Noon with Disney-inspired treats, face painting, a photo booth, and more.

April 28 | 3-10pm | Mondo Gallery | 4115 Guadalupe St. Austin, Texas 78751

Milk Bar at Launderette

The Launderette will host a one-day-only pop-up event Friday beginning at Noon. TWIST will be a special soft serve pop-up event featuring Christina Tosi of Milk Bar and Laura Sawicki of Launderette. Two soft serve options will be offered: cereal milk and graham cracker. Bake sale items from both the Launderette and Milk Bar and special merch will also be available. We recommend heading over early. Supplies for this event are extremely limited.

April 28 | Noon – Sold Out | Launderette | 2115 Holly St. Austin, Texas 78702

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Saturday, April 29

Zilker Brewery Second Anniversary Party

Toast the Zilker Brewing Company at their second anniversary party. Enjoy a day filled with live music, a photo booth, special anniversary merch and, of course, beer. There will be two new brew options: Anniversary IPA (Denali, Citra, Mosaic, Meridian, Azacca) and Chaos Magic (kettle sour with blackberries).

April 29 | Noon – 6pm | Zilker Brewing Company | 1701 E 6th St, Austin, Texas 78702

Pints & Puppies

Pints & Puppies brings all of your favorite things together: craft beer, day drinking, and a pup friendly patio. Entry fee includes one free drink, continued drink specials and unlimited photo booth pictures with your pet. A portion of the proceeds go toward supporting the Austin Humane Society. For prices and more info, click here.

April 29 | 1 – 4pm | Banger’s | 79 Rainey Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Eeyore’s Bday

The last Saturday of April marks one of the longest running free events in Austin: Eeyore’s Birthday Party. Not only is Eeyore’s Birthday free, but it also helps raise money for local non-profits.

April 29 | 1 – 6pm| Pease Park | 1100 Kingsbury Street Austin, Texas 78703

Dragon Boat Fest

Grab twenty of your closest friends to compete in the 19th Austin Dragon Boat Festival! Or simply head over to support your favorite teams while enjoying great cultural performances and food. The festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th month on the Lunar Calendar and has a background rich in cultural history which you can learn more about here.

April 29 – 30 | 9am – 4pm| Festival Beach at Lady Bird Lake | Town Lake Metropolitan Park East of I-35

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Sunday, April 30

BarkHappy Austin Block Party on Rock Rose benefiting Austin Dog Rescue

Calling all Austin Dog Lovers! Grab your furry friends and celebrate Sunday the BarkHappy way at a Block Party on Rock Rose to benefit Austin Dog Rescue. Three stops include Dogwood, Jack and Ginger’s and Kung Fu Saloon.

April 30 | 1 – 4pm | Dogwood at Rock Rose Domain | 11420 Rock Rose #130 Austin, TX 78758

Selena Drag Brunch

Bidi bidi bom bom down to Gibson Bar for a drag brunch inspired by Selena! Celebrate Sunday Funday with sex bingo and some other Q favorite safer sex games, drink specials, raffle prizes and a costume contest. Entry is free.

April 30 | 1 – 4pm | Gibson Bar | 1109 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX 78704

Jen Sincero at BookPeople

The author of the ever popular You Are A Badass will be speaking and signing her latest book, You Are A Badass At Making Money. Word is it’s the perfect sequel to her over-half-million-copy-sold phenomenon. More info here.

April 30 | 3pm | BookPeople | 603 N. Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX 78703

Looking ahead:

Taste the South Festival

As part of their popular annual Passport series, Central Market is hosting “Taste the South” May 17 through May 30. During the two-week event, you can dive into regional culinary treats, new and old, from country ham to blue crab and crunchy okra, to Kentucky Derby Pie and handmade cheeses, just to mention a few.

May 17 – 30 | Various times | Central Market locations | 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78756 & 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78745

Featured photo by Cambria Harkey for Austin Food + Wine Festival 2015.