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.
We are releasing this week’s list of suggestions a day early in honor of ACL Festival. Truthfully, we are releasing early because this blogger plans to be at Zilker when this article would normally post!
1. For those not going to ACL Festival who may want to escape the crowds, Old Gruene Market Days will be held this weekend, featuring 100 artisans offering their handmade items as well as live entertainment and specialty dining options. Click here for more info.
2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be staged at Playhouse Smithville every Friday and Saturday through September 24. Regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most poignant works, the play is another perfect excuse to get out of town this weekend. For details, click here.
3. UT Football takes on UCLA on Saturday in California. Want to watch the game in style and comfort? Go to Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek or South Lamar to see the game on the big screen. Click here to learn more.
4. For those going to ACL Festival, here are our suggestions: On Friday, check out Cold War Kids, Pretty Lights, and Coldplay and eat a Mighty Cone from Hudson’s. On Saturday, grab a bucket of chicken from Olivia and watch Iron & Wine and Skrillex. Toss up between My Morning Jacket and Stevie Wonder. Finally, on Sunday listen to The Head and The Heart, Airborne Toxic Event, and Elbow and enjoy a blackened fish burrito from Wahoo’s. See you at the park, everyone!