February is here and so is this weekend!
Let’s get this Super Bowl LI party started with a look at your weekend ahead and — in case you missed us — a look back at what went on this past week.
Good news if you like to see things start greening up around here. Bob the armadillo did not see his shadow at the West Pole, so spring is right around the corner!
It’s your last week to find those sunglasses you lost and see Lake Austin without water before the LCRA starts filling it back up on Thursday, February 9th.
New places are getting ready to open this spring in the Oaks at Lakeway, and it looks like a burger joint will be up next. On Wednesday, we posted a sneak peak of the brand new Austin-born, barnhouse-themed Hat Creek Burger Co.
Start your weekend with a goodbye to Orka. And then get ready to watch some really expensive commercials with some football in between. Have a lovely weekend, all!
Friday, February 3
Lakeway Police Department will honor the service and career of K-9 Orka at a retirement ceremony at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing (3pm)
Emily Scott Robinson at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm-5pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at the Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
White Stone at The Grumpy Grouper (9:30pm-1:30am)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Billy Broome Quartet (6pm), David Touchton (8pm), Southern Drawl Band (10pm)
Fabulous Chevelles at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Sonny Wolf at Rumi’s in Jonestown (9pm)
Saturday, February 4
Free Kids Workshops Valentines Photo Box at Home Depot (9am-noon)
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway will host a Community Open House event to celebrate a new name and vision, as well as a new year of serving Lake Travis, Bee Caves and the greater Central Texas community (10am-1pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
White Truck at The Grumpy Grouper (9:30pm-1:30am)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Barnacle Bill’s Birthday Bash (3pm), Paul Renna (8pm), The Texas KGB (10:30pm)
King George at Rumi’s in Jonestown (9pm)
Sunday, February 5
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble will return to Lakeway for a free concert at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek (4pm-5pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Super Bowl Sunday!
In the big city
Austin Humane Society’s 10th Annual Puppy Bowl on February 4 (noon-3pm)
Take a walk! Read a book! Families can enjoy a Valentine’s Day story while taking a short stroll around the StoryWalk trail behind Lakeway City Hall from Feb. 1-14.
Irish Music Night at LT Corner Pub (every Tuesday 7pm-9:30pm)
Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series every Thursday in January and February at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. February 9th — Pianist Red Young has had a spectacular musical career, including recordings with Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Burdon, and Nelson Riddle as well as concert tours around the world. The Red Young Quartet will feature Young’s wife, vocalist Silvie Rider, in this concert.
Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery welcomes the works of Jane Fatino in its latest exhibit that runs now through Feb. 14. The display may be viewed during regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.
Save the date
The Spicewood Arts Society announces its second art trek of the season, “Art and Culture: Texas Style!” on Feb. 9, highlighing Texas’ diverse culture. The trip includes the historic Ursuline Academy, the Southwest School of Art, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Sing and dance to the music of Suede, Austin’s premier cover band, at the Spicewood Arts Society’s annual “Rockin’ the Vineyard” fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Spicewood Vineyards. Rockin’ the Vineyard benefits arts programs in local schools and scholarships awarded to area high school seniors pursuing an arts career. Last year the Spicewood Arts Society awarded five $1500 scholarships.