Freeze Warnings … seriously? We just went from summer to winter in a hurry! What happened to fall in Austin, Texas?
It doesn’t look like it’s going to warm up much until next weekend, but let’s not hunker down inside next to the fireplace just yet. If you don’t mind getting outside, there’s plenty to do including the Texas High School Football Playoffs and the final weekend of Wurstfest in New Braunfels. And if you want to stay warm, there are a whole lot of indoor activities too.
Bundle up, get out there and enjoy the best days of the week!
Friday, November 14
14th Annual Car Giveaway The Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis will raffle off a 2015 Mercedes Benz plus a luxury trip to Germany to pick up the car. The drawing party will take place at The Hills Country Club (26 Club Estates Parkway) with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit either the Lake Travis school district or the Lake Travis area community. (6:30pm – 9:00pm)
Laura Benedict – An Evening of Patsy Cline at the TexARTS cabaret stage. The lounge opens one hour prior to curtain. Reserved single tickets and cocktail table seating are available. (7:30pm)
The Pictures at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
White Truck Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm)
Kale Stephens Trio and Levi Holder at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (7:00pm – 11:00pm)
Saturday, November 15
The Lakeway Community Blood Drive at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. If you’re interested in donating or getting information, contact Searcy Willis at 512-261-9055. (8:00am – noon)
International Games Day at the Lake Travis Community Library The library will have a Wii console with a plethora of games to try and board games including chess, Pictionary, Scrabble, Jenga and more. (1:00 – 3:00pm)
Trash at One World Theatre is a puppet musical presented by Puppet Improv Project of Austin that tells a monster lesson for kids (and their adults) to reduce, reuse, and recycle. (12:00pm)
Helping Hands Ministries of Spicewood Benefit at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood
Third Language at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7:30pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 6:30pm)
Strange Dayz at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown
Sunday, November 16
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10:00am – 2:00pm)
Viewpoints Distinguished Speaker Series “The Foreign Policy Wisdom of the Founders: Still Valid in the 21st Century” by Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president of defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Cost is $85 per person for Lakeway Activity Center members and $100 for non-members. Price includes dinner. (5:30pm – 8:00pm)
Guitar Slingers Larry Carlton and Robben Ford at One World Theatre A rare and incredible pairing of two guitar giants delivers an unforgettable evening of dueling guitar solos and the blues performed the way it was meant to be. (6:00pm & 8:30pm)
Sunday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
Salsa Night at The Oasis with The Brew Enjoy music inspired by jazz and Latin artists and free dance lessons (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
In the Big City
American Freestyle Frisbee Championships at the Zilker Park Rugby Field (Friday November 14 at 10:00am – Sunday November 16, 6:00pm)
JUNK at the Thinkery is a whimsical exploration of waste and recycling presented by the Thinkery in collaboration with guest artist Zach Dorn. Opening Nov. 15, 2014 through Jan. 25, 2015
Gospel Brunch at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q featuring live gospel music and a world-renowned buffet with a “make your own” Bloody Mary bar (seatings at 10:30am and 12:30pm)
Get Out of Town
53rd Annual Wurstfest Celebration The “best ten days of sausage history” will be happening in New Braunfels’ Landa Park through Nov. 16, 2014. Tickets are $10. Children 12 and under are free. Go here for a buy-one-get-one free admission coupon.
Old Gruene Market Days are held the 3rd full weekend of each month February through November and the 1st weekend of December (10:00am – 5:00pm)
As always, if you have an event you’d like for us to include in coming weeks or you know of fun happenings this weekend, be sure to leave it in the comments or send it to us right here in a message.