Find fun things to doin the Austin, TX area
Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Austin RV Expo
Features over 200 RVs of all shapes and sizes. Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $4-$8. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. 366-7135, www.austinrvexpo.com.
Austin Specialty Beer Festival
Features over 80 beers, food, live music and games; benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin area. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.$30-$55. Fiesta Gardens, 2102 Jesse E. Segovia St. 444-7199, www.austinspecialtybeerfestival.com.
Austin Toros vs. Iowa Energy
The local D-league team is affiliated with the San Antonio Spurs. 3 p.m. Sunday. $5-$100. Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 600-5000, www.cedarparkcenter.com.
Bastrop Empty Bowl Project
Soups, stews, chilis and more, plus live music and hand-painted bowls; benefits the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. $20. Bastrop High School, 1614 Chambers St., Bastrop. 303-0033, www.bastropfoodpantry.org.
Breaking Salsa 2013
An evening of breakdancing and salsa performances. 9 p.m. Saturday. $20. Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Drive. 800-4628, www.emosaustin.com.
Bridal Expo Austin
Features local bridal vendors. 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $8; brides free. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. 855-397–6462, www.bridalexpoaustin.com.
The Cattle Baron’s Ball
A benefit for the American Cancer Society. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. $350. Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road. 919-1961, www.cattlebaronsballaustin.org.
Easter Seals Casino Royale Gala
This year’s theme is “Vintage Vegas.” 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. $100. AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center Grand Ballroom, 1900 University Ave. www.eastersealstx.org.
CenTex Survival Fair
Learn how to survive and thrive in the great outdoors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free after park $6 entrance fee; children younger than 13 enter free. McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway. 243-1643, www.facebook.com/CentexSurvivalFair.
Chili Cook-Off at Twin Peaks
Enter your own chili or sample away. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. $5-$20. Twin Peaks, 100 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock. 584-1753, www.starcrazyevents.com/chili-cook-off-at-twin-peaks-round-rock.
Come & Shave It No. 7
Matt Bearden hosts the Austin Facial Hair Club’s annual beard competition. 8 p.m. Saturday. $13-$18. The Mohawk, 912 Red River St. www.austinfacialhairclub.com/events/156023.
“Dazed & Confused” Pub Run + Screening
A screening of Richard Linklater’s cult comedy, following a 1.4-mile run/walk to the Rattle Inn. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. $15. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 N. Congress Ave. 472-5470, www.austintheatre.org.
Erth: Dino Petting Zoo
An interactive dinosaur exhibit for the whole family. Opens Tuesday. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, plus additional times through March 3. $24. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 457-5161, www.thelongcenter.org.
Hot Jazz, Cold Beer
Features live music by Albanie & Her Fellas, swing-dancing lessons, snacks and beer. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. $15-$20. Rogness Brewing Company, 2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville. 584-9990, www.rognessbrewing.com.
Photobomb! Sunday Funday
A showcase of work by local photographers and live photoshoots. 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Free. The Goodnight, 2700 W. Anderson Lane. 459-5000, www.connectunderground.com.
A modern quilt show with exhibitors, vendors, designer appearances and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. $10-$199. The Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. www.quiltcon.com.
Sherwood Forest Faire
A medieval-themed gathering with musical acts, jousting, food and more. 10 a.m. to dusk Saturdays-Sundays through March 31, plus 10 a.m. to dusk March 15. $8-$129. Sherwood Forest fairgrounds, 1623 Old Highway 20, McDade. 222-6680, www.sherwoodforestfaire.com.
Steiner Community Wag & Walk
A benefit dog walk for local nonprofit rescue group Wags, Hope & Healing. 10 a.m. Saturday. $20-$45. John Simpson Community Center, 3506 John Simpson Trail. www.steinerserves.org.
“A Tale of Four Cities”
A panel discussion and Q&A session on the land development code. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Stateside at the Paramount, 719 N. Congress Ave. 472-5470, www.austintheatre.org.
The Texas Observer’s Annual Rabble Rouser
Features a happy hour buffet, live music and more. 6 p.m. Thursday. $100. The White Horse, 500 Comal St. 477-0746, www.texasobserver.org.
That Takes the Cake! Sugar Arts Show
Features cake competitions, kids’ events and more. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $8-$17. North Austin Event Center, 10601 N. Lamar Blvd. 371-3401, www.thattakesthecake.org.
Turntables on Town Lake
Hop aboard a yacht for drinking, dancing and DJs. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday. $25. Capital Cruises, 208 Barton Springs Road. www.ttlatx.eventbrite.com.
A family-friendly day of science and fun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. 936-8746, www.thestoryoftexas.com.
West by West Campus
A musical festival featuring local bands. 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Free. 21st St. Co-Op, 707 W. 21st St. www.westbywestcampus.com.
“World Travel 101”
A travel class presented by Hostelling International Austin. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. REI Downtown, 601 N. Lamar Blvd. 482-3357, www.rei.com/stores/austin-downtown-html.