This feature highlights four events or activities in Austin and the surrounding area every week. If you have suggestions for events to be mentioned, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. The Dougherty Arts Center opens a new exhibit with a reception on Friday and the display ongoing through September 25. This installation includes forty new pieces of art by 21 Texas artists who use wax instead of traditional paints to create their work. Click here for more details.
2. High school football started last week, college football kicks off this week, and the NFL gets back to business next week. It might not feel like it, but Fall is in the air when it comes to football in Texas. This week, The University of Texas hosts Rice at 7:00 pm on Saturday to start the new season. Tickets are still available by clicking here.
3. Anything called BrewBQue is probably fun. This weekend Buda hosts their 3rd annual BrewBQue festival featuring live music, games, contests, five thousand pounds of BBQ, and presumably plenty of beer. Go watch the lumberjack sports contest or the Chihuahua races and see how they let loose in Buda. Click here for the official website.
4. Music doesn’t get much better than what we hear live in Austin every week. This week, we’re recommending all local talent so you can go out and show your support for some homegrown musicians and groups. Check out Chili Cold Blood at Ruta Maya on Friday for some classic fuzzy guitar sounds with a southern rock influence. The Eric Tessmer Band at Antone’s on Saturday offers straight up blues by one of the Austin’s best young blues guitarists. Talmadge D’Amour at Skinny’s Ballroom on Saturday plays a blend of pop and electronic with some smooth vocals. Finally, Paula Held at Flipnotics on Sunday will provide an up close listen to one of Austin’s best singer-songwriters. Enjoy!