Despite triple digits temps this summer — with more on the way — Lake Travis is looking as beautiful as ever, especially from this vantage point at The Reserve at Lake Travis.
Happy National Pinot Noir Day, red wine fans! You can celebrate with Stone House Vineyard today from 3pm-6pm and enjoy a complimentary tasting of the new vintage of their Pinot Noir.
Before we take a look back at the week, let’s chat Eclipse 2017!
The country is jazzed about this awe-inspiring celestial journey that will occur on August 21. The eclipse has its own website with a countdown to the first contact in Oregon. Locally, LCRA is keeping the Lake Travis area informed about how to watch it with helpful tips from meteorologist Bob Rose.
Now for a quick look back…
On Thursday, Cathy gave us the latest celebrity scoop in LT and shared the CC4C story. If you haven’t heard, Supernatural star and actor Jensen Ackles is officially in the beer business. Family Business Beer Company is opening in Dripping Springs to the delight of sci-fi fans and beer aficionados.
We also shared the touching story of CC4C, a local organization doing amazing things for children with rare or undiagnosed diseases. Lace up your sneakers and run to support these special kiddos and their families at Run to Uplift on September 17.
It’s opening weekend of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at TexARTS with a special champagne opening tonight and showtimes all weekend. Tickets are available online.
What else is happening …
It didn’t take long for the zebra mussels to make their way from Lake Travis to Lake Austin. And The Backyard had a ground breaking party, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be breaking ground any time soon.
Have fun this weekend, everyone!
Friday, August 18
Kids Night Out & Ice Cream Social at Color Me Mine (6pm-8pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at the Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
EmJae Ross at Beachside Billy’s at Volente Beach (7:30pm-10:30pm)
London Calling at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Texas KGB at Ernie’s on the Lake (Doors open 6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Ronda Ray (6pm), Amanda Cevallos (8pm), Mayeux & Broussard (10pm)
Blazin Kane at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm)
Saturday, August 19
Lakeway’s Cool Arts Party with free exhibit and sale at Lakeway Activity Center (1pm-5pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Lisa Marshall at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Third Language at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Andrea Marie and the Magnolia Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm)
Carl Hutchens Band with special guest Floyd Domino at LT Corner Pub (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Morningstar at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Leigh Rowan (8pm), The Warhorses (10pm)
Sunday, August 20
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — Free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm)
Get out of town
It’s a great weekend to head out to Gruene Hall in New Braunfels to enjoy live music in Texas’ oldest dance hall.
Friday is a day of Americana with a traditional Happy Hour mix-n-mingle from 4pm-7pm and then Nathan Bonnes opens for Mickey & The Motorcars (7pm).
On Saturday, it’s Big Gus & Swampadelic playing Cajun rock from 1pm-5pm with The Powell Brothers opening for Gary P. Nunn (8pm).
On Sunday, Gruene Hall will be rocking with Beat Root Revival (12:30pm-4:30pm) and Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers (5pm-9pm).
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm-midnight)
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)
Save the date
Tuesday, August 22 — Beringer Wine Dinner at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse with special guest Mark Beringer and a four-course chef prepared pairing menu — Contact Nick DeFelice for more information, [email protected], 512-381-0800
Thursday, August 31 – Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Lone Star School of Music (5:30pm)
Sunday, September 17 — CC4C is hosting their annual ‘Run to Uplift‘ at Hill Country Galleria (9am-noon)
Saturday, September 23 – Lakeway Citywide Garage Sale at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-noon)