Happy Thursday, friends! Easter is this Sunday, and there’s a long list of celebrations in and around the Lake Travis area.
On Wednesday, Cathy Hale shared a special Easter Edition of LTL to help you make your plans. From Easter Egg Hunts to brunches and buffets to Easter pics with baby goats, there’s something for everyone.
Where the wildflowers are …
Texas may look scorched in the summer, but we do springtime scenery perfectly. Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush are about to be in full bloom next week. Here are the best places to enjoy the fantastic wildflowers in Central Texas.
When you need more places to eat in the Lake Travis area …
A new spot for burgers, brews, and salads will be opening behind 827Ray’s in May. Run by the same owners, Texas Street Grill will be located in the pavilion space on the property. The main restaurant will remain open. Think “campus” concept similar to Apis and Pizzeria Sorellina.
And this place is working to open this summer in the space formerly known as Hill Country Golf & Guitar.
When you wanna turn left …
Turning left in Lakeway. *sigh* It’s not that you can’t turn left, it’s just stressful, dangerous and problematic to do so. But, of course, in our day-to-day lives, we have to make left turns.
Well, progress is being made to make 620 safer — remember the TxDot Feasibility Study? You may notice protected left turn bays/medians are now in place. We like to call them “those shiny, white stick thingies … “
What to do if you’re out and about tonight …
Thursday evening is hopping with live music: George Devore, Tom Ben Lindley, and The Mismatch are playing at Poodies, Darrell Goldman is playing Mercer Street Dance Hall, and Carl Hutchens is performing at Grumpy’s, and Tommy Shane Steiner & Drew Womack are playing at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse.
Have a great weekend, and we’ll catch you next week!
Friday, March 30
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Tech Coach at Lake Travis Community Library (noon-2pm)
Chris Smothers at 827Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar (8pm-10pm)
The Spazmatics at Dockside by Cedar Street at Emerald Point Marina (9pm)
The Matchmaker Band (Starlight Terrace) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Cade Mower at Oasis Texas Brewing Company (6:30pm-8:30pm)
The Texas Unlimited Band at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Lucas Johnson at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Crystal Image at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
The Heart Collectors at Hawk’s Shadow (5pm-9pm)
Dale Watson at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Songwriters Showcase featuring Robert Cline Jr., Quincy Harper, Douglas Greer, Dick LeMasters, Shelley King (8pm-12:30am)
Saturday, March 31
Why You Should Study Abroad at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm-2pm)
Storytime at Barnes & Noble in Hill Country Galleria (11am)
Austin Wicked Wine Run at Spicewood Vineyards (5:30pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series with Beat Root Revival at Hill Country Galleria (7pm-9pm)
Vinyl Flashback at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Emerson Giants at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Rocket Brothers (Starlight Terrace) at The Oasis (7pm-10pm)
Jumpstart at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Robert Cline Jr., & The Austin A Team (8pm), Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (10:30pm)
Blake Torrey at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Ken Hamilton at LT Corner Pub (8pm-11pm)
Sunday, April 1
Hill Country Galleria is closed for Easter, click here for a list of shops & restaurants that will be open
Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood is closed for Easter
Lake Travis Community Library is closed for Easter
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am-2pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market at Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tasting Room at Jester King Brewery (noon-9pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
Poker Night at Grumpy’s (4:30pm-8pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — a free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Get out of town
This weekend, one of the Hill Country’s most amazing events is taking place in Horseshoe Bay, TX — the 6th Annual Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay. Twenty hot air balloons from across America including two new balloons, Flying Squirrel and Purple People Eater!
The morning session begins at 6:30am and evening sessions gates open at 4pm. The event will feature hot air balloon glows and ascensions, aerial entertainment, live music, wine tasting, arts & craft vendors and great food. Jack Ingram will be performing Saturday night.
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
Trivia & Taco Tuesday every Tuesday night at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6:30pm)
Traditional Irish Music every Tuesday night at LT Corner Pub (7pm)
Whiskey Wednesday every Wednesday at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm)
Texas Songwriters Showcase every Monday at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (6:30pm)
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month is FREE Juice & Yoga. Join Bodhi Yoga + Juiceland in the greenspace next to Cho Sushi Lakeway. (7pm)
Save the date
April 13 — Big Band Bash returns to Lakeway Activity Center (7:30pm)
April 13-15 — Once On This Island at TexARTS (tix on sale)
April 14 — Carnival on the Hill at Serene Hills Elementary (4pm-8pm)
April 19 — Quintessa Wine Dinner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (6:30pm reception, 7pm dinner)
April 27-30 — Austin Food & Wine Festival 2018 (tix on sale)
April 28 — 11th Annual SpringFest at Hill Country Galleria (11am-7pm)
May 11 — Bellamy Brothers Dinner Concert at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (packages on sale)
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Photo credit: Cathy Hale