Thursday, July 1, 2010

Long weekend {and} Events in Austin

I feel a bit lacker-ish for not posting anything for a while - I had a great long weekend in Chicago and am happy to have been able to bring my loving boyfriend back to Austin with me. Now that he is back and one of my good friends, Kate, will be heading back to Austin, from NYC, in a few weeks, I am very excited to be discovering all the fun things Austin has to offer during the summer months. I have read through Austin Monthly magazine which has a huge calendar of events. Here are a few highlights I wanted to share with you, that I will surely be attending!  

Sail Away - July 1st through 5th, it's time to head to Corpus Christi for Sail South Texas 2010. Ships come from around the world to be a part of this three to five day festival which honors the 234th anniversary of the United States', the bicentennial of the Latin American independence, and return of the Naval Station Ingleside to Port Corpus Christi. During the celebration, there will be musical and various cultural performances. Attendees can also board and explore the ships for themselves!

HEB Austin Symphony and Fireworks - Austin's biggest 4th of July bash celebrating with Austin's symphony orchestra. Fireworks starting at 9:30pm at Auditorium Shores.

Matisse as Printmaker - Through August 23 at Blanton Museum of Art, a collection of the french sculptor and artist, Henri Matisse's, etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs and linocuts.

Saturday Night Special - Laugh your ass off at Salvage Vanguard Theater on Manor Road on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month where Austin's best comedy troupes perform two show's; audience participation highly encouraged.

Capoeira - Some consider Brazilian-African dancing to be a healing art form. Come watch this mix of choreographed dance, acrobatics, and non-contact fighting put to song and rhythm and find out where its powers come from. Ongoing for the duration of the summer at Austin's Mexican American Cultural Center.

Tango Wednesdays - After you leave the office, start your Wednesday nights off at Annies Cafe & Bar, on Congress Avenue, for a free mini dance lesson at 7pm. Continue to showcase your skills after with a guest DJ.

Petanque - The French Legation Museum will be hosting an ongoing event on the second and fourth Sunday's of every month where people can come and play the traditional French game, Petanque. All ages are welcome and encouraged to play and have a good time! 

First Thursday - An ongoing delayed closing hour where all the shops and restaurants down South Congress Avenue keep their doors open until 10pm, every first Thursday of each month.

Wimberley Lions Market Days - Venture out to Lions Field, Wimberley to the oldest market in Texas Hill Country. This market houses 475 booths full of treasures for you to look through while listening to live music. Food vendors ranging from barbecue to funnel cakes abound.

Splash Movies - Throw yourself into the deep end of Deep Eddy and watch one of your favorite movies with family and friends. Catch a movie select days now through August 14th. Upcoming films include Grease, Where the Wild Things Are, Star Trek, and many more - movies start at dusk!

Lonestar Rollergirls - July 10 be sure the catch the Cherry Bombs battling the Hellcats, and the Holly Rollers will go head to head with the Rhinestone Cowgirls on July 24th, at the Plamer Events Center on Barton Springs Road.

Check out the full calendar in the July issue of Austin Monthly - let the fun begin!


  1. can't wait to try them all! i also want that dog.

  2. Sounds like a really fun summer. I wish I could join in the fun. I think the dog is cute too..