Remember when F1 smashed into Austin in 2012, and all the maneuvering to put the U.S. Grand Prix at the end of the season, away from the hottest months? Pleasant temps and blue skies is hardly the bleak depths of winter, but it’s ideal conditions for possibly the most challenging race since the sport returned to American shores. It’s not a Grand Prix without music, and this time COTA is going with a one-two punch of Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. So if fast cars or sexy backs are your thing, this weekend has got you covered.
The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame based in Austin (who knew?) invites the whole family to see the worlds best tossers of sharpened metal go face to face. Not literally; that would be dangerous.
Two evenings of music, food & drink benefiting CORE (Children Of Restaurant Employees) support in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. There will be a silent auction and a special event menu with 30% of food sales and $2 per drink donated to CORE.
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22
Sat.: Opal Divine's Austin Grill, 2200 S. I-35; Sun.: Opal Divine's Marina, 12709 N. MoPac
Tameca Jones, Jon Dee Graham, Walker Lukens, and the Groundwork Music Orchestra play this all-ages show with face painting, balloon animals, and a silent auction to raise money for affordable music lessons in Austin preschools and elementary schools.
The CHA – covering clinical health, health behaviors, social and economic factors, and environmental factors that impact the health status of community residents – is seeking public input. Available now through Oct. 27, please offer your insight via the website, email (above) or calling.
Who says Sunday nights are for winding down? Come for bingo with Lady Grackle Birdbreath and Fajita the Chicken, stay for the late-night karaoke pajama party sing-along with rotating hosts Simone and Colleen DeForrest.
GAYTX Events partners with the Kind Clinic, Rain, OutYouth, and MyEventIsTheBomb to host the first-ever Blue Dress Run (yes, please wear one) to raise money for queer kids and raise awareness about PrEP. See facebook for run details and after-party info.
With all the bragging, it was bound to happen. Houston challenges Austin barbecue joints to the ultimate taste-off. Tickets are going fast and when they're gone there won’t be any more until next year.
Follow the evolution of the gaming industry from the Seventies to the present day with a focus on the local scene from Richard Garriott's Ultima series to John Romero's Doom to the developers making waves on today's gaming platforms.
Daily through March 18, 2018. Museum admission: $13 ($9, kids).
Charles MacInerney teaches classes all over town but also offers private instruction and hosts retreats. Once a month for 18 years, he has also hosted Full Moon Yoga – a free outdoor yoga class. Go online for location and time details.