Happy Thursday, friends!
What’s the latest for Lake Travis?
Springtime is almost here because The Oasis is back with live music every weekend as of March 9th. Yes, you’ll be able to enjoy Lake Travis sunsets in true Live Music Capital of the World style once again. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse kicks off its live music season this weekend.
On Monday, Lake Travis High School students performed mock surgeries using the Da Vinci surgical system sent over from the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway.
This week, a watercolors exhibit by educator and artist Sue Kemp went on display at the Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery (through April 11). In 2007, Sue’s close-up painting of bluebonnets was chosen for the official “Wildflower Days” poster for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
This weekends featured event …
On Saturday, March 3rd, runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join the 13th Annual Run the Ranch 5K and Kids Fun Run in Steiner Ranch. Enjoy a fun-filled morning of racing, face painting, bounce houses and a vendor fair.
All proceeds benefit Hill Country Special Needs Alliance, a non-profit organization that is committed to helping families/caregivers in the Four Points Area of Austin offset the unique financial challenges affecting those with special needs.
When it’s wine o’clock …
On Thursday, LTL’s Cathy Hale gave us a quick lesson in grapes and geography that explains why our slice of the Texas Hill Country one of the top wine regions in America.
And speaking of living local, Jester King Brewery is hosting a flea market on Sunday featuring craft brew and handmade local finds from various artisans.
If you’re out and about today or tonight …
Have a great weekend, and we’ll catch you next week Lake Travis!
Friday, March 2
Tai Chi at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Barnes & Noble in Hill Country Galleria (6:30pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Pictures at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (TBD)
The Fabulous Chevelles at Angels’ Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Jesse Redman Band at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm-1am)
A Live One (Phish Tribute) at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30am-11:30pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Carl Hutchens (8pm)
Saturday, March 3
Family Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Storytime at Barnes & Noble in Hill Country Galleria (11am)
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at Bee Cave Library at HCG (3pm)
1st Saturday Class Car Meetup at Grumpy’s (11am-4pm)
Triple Play at Grumpy’s (9:30pm-1:30am)
Groove Night at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (TBD)
Kevin Fox & Deuce Coupe at The Oasis (7pm-9pm)
2nd Annual Crawfish Boil at The Rusty Mule (noon-8pm)
The Mooncaps at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm-8pm)
Saturday Night Lineup at Grumpy’s with Rogues Gallery (9:30pm-1:30am)
Saturday Night Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood with Electron Donors (8pm), Flyjack (10:30pm)
Mike Stinson at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
The Self Righteous Brothers at LT Corner Pub (8pm-11:30pm)
Sunday, March 4
Sunday Live Music Lineup at Poodies Roadhouse in Spicewood with BB Morse Friends & Family
Bow Wow Reading at Lake Travis Community Library (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Austin Flea – Handmade Local Vintage at Jester King Brewery (noon-5pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am-2pm)
Asado Sunday at El Gaucho Winery in Spicewood (noon-7pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market at the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market at Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Poker Night at Grumpy’s (4:30pm-8pm)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — Free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Get out of town
Let’s fly a kite, friends! It’s time for the 89th Annual Zilker Kite Festival in Austin on March 4th. The festival has been going on since 1929, making it the oldest kite festival in the country.
Plus, it will continue for generations, because ABC Home and Commercial Services signed a 50-year pledge with the Exchange Club of Austin to host the ABC Zilker Kite Festival.
The festival features a fun run, a kite contest, live music, a kids’ club and more. The event starts at 10am on Sunday. BYOHK. Bring Your Own Homemade Kite.
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
March 7 — Lunch & Learn with Freedom Solar Power (11:45am-1pm)
March 8 — March Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
April 1 — Easter Brunch at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (accepting reservations)
April 14 — Carnival on the Hill at Serene Hills Elementary (4pm-8pm)
April 28 — 11th Annual SpringFest at Hill Country Galleria (11am – 7pm)
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