Tired of the same old, same old? Try something new this weekend! Instead of drinking in bars, try toasting in the fresh air. Find a fresh local band, explore an up-and-coming neighborhood, or enter a new state of mind. There’s always something new to try in Austin.

 

Music Fan

Homegrown Heroes

Homegrown Heroes

Saturday, September 10th
The North Door

Discover new musicians and support local artists at this nationwide music festival. Instead of pitting the musicians against each other “battle-of-the-bands” style, this concert works to unify local acts and showcase raw talent. The lineup includes 10 alternative, rock and metal bands including Jon PattieAstrixionStrix Luna and more. Tickets are $12 at the door.

 

Drinker

Pints & Prints- An art & live music revue

Pints & Prints

Friday, September 9th
Alta’s Cafe

Come thirsty for a new patio happy hour with a beautiful view of Lake Austin. Enjoy craft beers from Real Ale Brewing including Hans’ Pils, Rio Blanco Pale Ale, Devil’s Backbone and Lost Gold IPA. Sip on discounted sustainable wines while listening to live music. Stick around for the live art show and a tasty slice from East Side Pies.

 

Explorer

Return & Discover East 12th Street

Return & Discover East 12th Street

Saturday, September 10th
East 12th Street

Discover the heart of East Austin with a new district festival. The family-friendly event features food, music, arts and crafts, and a celebration of local heritage. Stroll through the revitalized neighborhood and experience the unique combination of old and new. Browse through shops and find unique photo spots at this free event.

 

Artist

Flow Factory

Flow Factory: An Interactive Audio + Visual Installation

Friday, September 9th
Cheer Up Charlie’s

Immerse yourself in a new artistic experience thanks to the Austin Art in Public Places TEMPO Program. Enter a mental state of flow with a wearable device, gyroscope and a projector. The interactive exhibit aims to strengthen connections within the community. This free experience is the first of a three-part series continuing on October 10th and November 12th.

 

What will you try this weekend?