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1. Celebrate our favorite nocturnal residents at Bat Fest on Saturday, August 21 on the Ann Richards Bridge (Congress Ave). Family-friendly event with FREE admission. The festival runs from 1 pm to midnight and features arts, crafts, and lots of live music. We recommend seeing Eric Tessmer and Del Castillo perform, both on the north stage. Click Here for all the details.
2. The Westcave Preserve on Hamilton Pool Road offers guided tours of the canyon on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am, noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Taking a guided tour is the only way to hike the canyon trail and will provide unique and interesting information about the flora and fauna found along the way. For more information, click here.
3. Master Pancake Theatre presents The Breakfast Club starting Friday and running for two weekends at the Alamo Ritz. Mixing bad movies with live comedy is a sure way to get your laughs this weekend. See the Alamo website for more details.
4. The 7th La Piazza Italiana, Austin’s own Italian Festival, will be held Sunday, August 22 from 4 -9 pm at Laguna Gloria. Proceeds and donations benefit the Austin Museum of Art. Music, dancing, arts, crafts, and some of the hottest Italian made cars and motorcycles will be on display. Of course, the food will be the highlight with specialties including Panini, pizza, gelato and wine among the offerings. More details can be found by clicking here.