UPDATED: Because of the possibility of bad weather this weekend, organizers have rescheduled the Great Skate event to Nov. 4.
Shop and skate in celebration of Domain Northside’s two-year anniversary. The upscale North Austin shopping center will offer the Great Skate event from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8, featuring an outdoor glow-in-the-dark skating rink, a photo booth and more.
Yes, you read that right: We get to be kids again as we break out our old skates and zoom around a course that runs through several streets, closed off to cars for that night only.
Portions of Domain Boulevard, Rock Rose Avenue and Palm Way will be transformed to host the old-school skating rink, which will also have music, prizes and swag. The Texas Rollergirls — the women’s flat track roller derby league — are making an appearance, too.
Don’t have skates? You can rent some for a suggested donation. The Austin Angels, a nonprofit that assists children and their caretakers in the foster care system, will also have a booth at the Great Skate.
Plus, the stores along the roller rink will remain open and just might have free items available in celebration of Domain Northside’s anniversary. The event is free, but registration is required; online registration is now closed, but there will be some walk-up spots. For more information, visit domainnorthside.com/events.
MORE THINGS TO DO
"The Big, Fat Indian Wedding." This site-specific Bollywood-style theatrical production will bring South Asian style and flavor to Austin — and it’ll really feel like you’re attending a wedding. The script for this delightful comedy of errors was written specifically for Mueller Lake Park, and audiences will move from location to location at the venue, laughing, singing and dancing as Indian and Texan cultures clash. Plus, after each show is a lively celebration featuring local Indian food, a Bollywood DJ and vendors. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-9, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $25-$53. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. bfiw.ticketspice.com/the-big-fat-indian-wedding.
Hotel Ella’s Fancy Tailgate. Want to get a little fancy while you get ready to cheer on the Longhorn football team this fall? Hotel Ella’s Fancy Tailgate Series returns before three home games, starting with the Tulsa showdown. Each tailgate starts three hours before kickoff and features a buffet by Goodall’s Kitchen, specialty cocktails as well as beer and wine, shuttles to and from the stadium, live music, pre-game broadcasts on the hotel’s front lawn and, finally, bubbly out of the Champagne Supply Co. truck. 4 p.m. Sept. 8. $55-$265. 1900 Rio Grande St. 2018fancytailgatesatella.splashthat.com.
"Art at Flower Hill." The Neill-Cochran House Museum, in collaboration with the Flower Hill Foundation, is displaying the works of Austin artist Valerie Fowler. Her paintings, drawings and mixed-media works are inspired by the light, air, and landscape of Flower Hill, the 1877 Austin home now surrounded by downtown. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Sept. 15. Artist talk and performance 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12. $5. The Neill-Cochran House Museum at 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org.
"Significant Other." Jarrott Productions presents Joshua Harmon’s hit Broadway comedy about four friends in their late 20s, searching for relationships in New York. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 30 $23-$30. Trinity Street Playhouse, 901 Trinity St. jarrottproductions.com.