AUS weekend guide- 05/17

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What’s going on, Austin?

Well… tons! This week is full of rain, but full of things to do as well. We’re hoping it’ll clear out by the weekend because we want to go to everything. Super fun things are happening this weekend and you don’t want to miss out. From Instagrammable photo ops to sitting back and catching a show, this is a weekend to be out and about. Check out our weekend guide before you head out the door!

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Events This Weekend

Wanna get trippy? Like the sights gets you trippy? Hit up Mesmerize at Native Hostel. This super instagrammable exhibition is usually a ticketed museum, but for this weekend only they’re holding a free party! There will be live music from dis, a vendor market, and an opportunity to buy VIP tickets that include food and drink.

Event Details
🗓 May 22-23 | 4PM–2AM; 11AM-8PM
📍 807 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78702

📷 Waterloo Adventures

2. Lake Travis Waterloo Adventures

Waterloo Adventures finally opened back up and we can’t wait to go have some fun on the water. This mega obstacle course is fun for all ages, so get your friends and fam together to spend the day under the sun. They also have 2 football fields of floating obstacles, lakefront umbrellas, chaise loungers, hammocks, floating picnic tables, saddle floats, and beach games for the full resort experience!

Event Details
🗓 May 21-23 
📍 14529 Pocohontas Trail Suite A, Leander, TX 78641

📷 Vylette Ward

3. Wild Divas Drag Brunch

For a good time, head on over to Wild Heart Yoga to see Vylette and her team of Queens make a grand entrance! Tickets start at $40 and include a glass of bubbly and a brunch board. Enjoy while they perform to your favorite pop songs.

Event Details
🗓 May 23 | 10:30AM–1PM
📍5604 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746

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4. Crazy Rich Asians Brunch

Love rom-coms? Than you’ll love this! Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a brunch while you watch “Crazy Rich Asians.” Their brunch menu has some tasty options such as the Egg BLT or French Toast. If you’re look for something more laid back, sit back and chow down on their breakfast tacos. Pair it with one of their signature cocktails and this is the ultimate movie experience.

Event Details
🗓 May 22-23 | 11AM
📍 Various Locations

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5. Seismic Dance Event

If you’re ready to hit the festival scene again, the Seismic Dance Event: Spring Edition is right where you need to be. With a lineup sure to get the ground shaking and everyone groovin’, this is a must! Expect to hear from many house and techno artists, and wear a mask since it’ll be mandatory. Tickets are $149.

Event Details
🗓 May 21-23
📍 8509 Burleson Rd, Austin, TX

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6. Nascar Xfinity Series

Vroom all the way to COTA. More like vroom all the way home after seeing some of the race cars compete! Cole Custer and a bunch of other really great drivers are coming down for the Cup Series. Tickets start at $30 for general admission.

Event Details
🗓 May 22 | 1AM–3PM
📍9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

Local Business Spotlight

How lucky are we to be so close to Dripping Springs, and better yet so close to the Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room? Dog and sun friendly (aka with a huge outdoor lawn), the tasting room at Deep Eddy’s is fun for all. With cocktails like Eddy’s Bloody Mary and Austin Mule, to the sweet n’ sassy Texas Three Step, you can hit up the distillery any day of the week. We highly recommend driving on out on the weekends though so you can spend more time! With 8 vodka flavors to choose from, which one will you try first?

More Things to Do in Austin

Austin Pets Alive! Pet of the Week

Meet Kayla!

Kayla is the sweetest bulldog, an American mix looking for her forever home. She loves to give kisses and cuddles and has already learned many common tricks. If you’re interested in adopting her, visit the APA! website.

We can’t guarantee that Kayla will still be available by the time you read this so be sure to reach out asap. Keep coming back to the Weekend Guide because is someone adopts sweet Kayla, you’ll get to see the next featured pet!

Featured Blogs of the Week

Stay Connected!​

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Tag @StuffToDoInAustin so we can see ALL of your weekend fun! 

Poonam Patel

Poonam Patel

Poonam is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.