When there’s a shark in Lake Travis …
When you go back to the Backyard …
It’s the year 2010, and over 30 tour buses with 20 bands showed up at the new Backyard in Bee Cave to perform more than 12 hours of music for a sellout crowd of 7,500 Willie fans. Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July picnic continued a tradition that began in Dripping Springs in 1973, but without the arrests, nudity, and mayhem that defined the picnic in its younger years. Things haven’t been the same at the Backyard, and with a lawsuit coming to a close and “trust issues” aside, Bee Cave is ready to make the Backyard better than ever.
When you draw new lines …
Whether you moved or not, you might be going to a different school. With so many people moving into the area, Lake Travis ISD is redrawing attendance zones for both middle and elementary schools. There will be two meetings this week — on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm in the Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center — to hear feedback on the proposals. You can also submit your thoughts through this online form.
When perspiration is a good thing …
Sweating is the new spinning according to this California-based infrared sauna therapy spa. Perspire will open in the WestBank Shopping Center this summer with claims that each session can result in a loss of 200-400 calories, reduce insomnia, give you glowing skin, help reduce inflammation, speed up post-exercise recovery, and more. Who needs deodorant.
When one door closes, another one opens …
Con’ Olio sells the largest selection of freshly pressed olive oils and vinegars in the area. They closed the downtown location — and will also close the Shops at the Galleria store — to open a flagship store at the Gateway at Falconhead in Bee Cave. The new store officially opens on Friday, April 5. They’ll host a grand opening and 10th-anniversary party on April 13.
When you’re a turkey in Lakeway …
When you get fooled on April Fools’ Day …
When you’re a SpringFester in Lake Travis …
On Wednesday, LTL’s Cathy Hale gave you the inside scoop on this year’s 12th annual SpringFest at Hill Country Galleria.
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What to do if you’re out & about today and this weekend …
Start-Up Kids’ Club at Lake Travis Community Library.
Sofia Bubbles Happy Hour at Lakeway Resort & Spa.
Live Team Trivia at LT Corner Pub.
Honky Tonk Saints at Mercer Street Dance Hall.
George DeVore and The AGT Project at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood.
Friday, April 5
Genealogy Group at Lake Travis Community Library (9am)
Movie Showing: Earth by Disneynature at Lake Travis Community Library (2pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
International School of Texas Performance at Hill Country Galleria (4:30pm)
Opening Art Reception at The Hive in Hill Country Galleria (6pm-8pm)
Texas Wineries Showcase at Lakeway Resort & Spa (5pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Michael Ingalls Band Grumpy’s Saloon Lakeway (8:30pm-12:30am)
Dean Seltzer at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
No Band, No Cover at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — South Austin Moonlighters (9pm) Radio Zydeco from Lafayette (11pm)
Saturday, April 6
Lakeway Indoor Garage Sale at Lakeway Activity Center (8am-noon)
Wildfire Ready Workday at Hamilton Greenbelt (8:30am-noon)
FREE Workout with Camp Gladiator at Hill Country Galleria (9am)
Crawfish Boil at Family Business Beer Company in Dripping Springs (noon-8pm)
Come & Go Crafts at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm-3pm)
Primer Exhibit at Contra/Common in Hill Country Galleria (12pm-6pm)
Saturday Night Concert on the Lawn at Hill Country Galleria with Fastball (7pm)
Isaac Routh at LT Corner Pub (8pm-11pm)
Open Mic with Douglas Clyde Martin at Gnarly Gar (7pm)
Sasha K.A. & Friends at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Jeff Woolsey & The Dancehall Kings at Mercer Street Dance Hall in Dripping Springs (8:30pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Carl Hutchens (4:30pm-9:30pm), Travis Green (9pm-midnight)
Live Music at Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls (7pm-10pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Sunday, April 7
Bow Wow Reading at Lake Travis Community Library (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Come Fly A Kite Day at Lakeway City Park (2pm-4pm)
Mighty Kite Flight at Bee Cave Central Park (noon-3pm)
A Night to Uplift, Under The Texas Stars at Ranch Austin to benefit CC4C (5pm-10pm)
Primer Exhibit at Contra/Common in Hill Country Galleria (12pm-6pm)
Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (noon-4pm)
Sunday Brunch at The Ginger Man (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Gnarly Gar (noon)
Sunday Brunch at Chisos Grill (11am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Cafe Blue (11:30am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Lucy’s on the Lake (10am-3pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 at H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with swing dance lessons (3pm), Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm), Anthony Wright Band (8pm), Lucas Johnson (10pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at Hill Country 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)
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)
Cinemark $5 Tuesdays all day at Hill Country Galleria
Wine Down Wednesday at Cafe Blue at Hill Country Galleria (all day)
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)
Save the date
Now thru April 23 – Libby Smith Art Exhibit at Lakeway City Hall (weekdays, 8am-5pm)
April 11 – April Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
April 12 thru April 20 – Photos with the Easter Bunny at Hill Country Galleria
April 13 – Eggstravaganza! at Lakeway City Park (2pm-4pm)
April 13 – Anniversary Dinner at Stone House Vineyard (7pm)
April 14 – Explore City Park Day at Lakeway City Park (2pm-4pm)
April 27 – Model Home Grand Opening “Afternoon Vista” Soiree at Honey Creek (2pm-5pm)
April 28 – Lake Fun & Safety Day at Lakeway City Park (2pm-4pm)
May 4 – City of Lakeway General Elections for City Council and Mayor