August in Austin: 2011 Events Calendar

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Well friends, we are making national news in Austin again and for once it’s not because we are one of the “Top 10 BEST cities in the next decade” or because we are the “Best city to date in” or even because we made the list for “Top 10 WORST dressed cities” (thanks to our hipster population!), it is because it’s SMOKING HOT in Austin, Texas! Yes, it’s record breaking temperatures and heat waves (not rain) continue to make Austin home, but fellow Austinites do not get down because there is SO much to do this month you won’t have time to think about those hot flashes! So cram in as much FUN as you can before “back to school” arrives, and let us know how we can serve you this August. We are so thankful for each and every one of you!

Music

8/3
Blues on the Green – The Old 97s
Zilker Park, FREE

8/5
Charlie Robison
Antone’s

8/5
Fourplay Jazz
One World Theatre

8/6
Chicago
ACL Live

8/11
Austin Night for Nature Concert
Moody Theatre

8/11
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
ACL Live

8/13
The Eggmen
Nutty Brown Cafe

8/12
Jon Dee Graham
Cactus Café

8/17
Blues on the Green – Los Lonely Boys
Zilker Park, FREE

8/19
Trevor Hall
Stubbs

8/28
The Go-Go’s
The Paramount

Art & Exhibits

8/6
B Scene-Summer in the City
Blanton Museum

All Month

Texas First, Texas Best
Texas Music Museum, FREE

Ends 8/27
Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Mexican American Cultural Center

Thru 9/20
Beau Comeaux: Implied Fiction
B. Hollyman Gallery

Theatre & Comedy

8/6 – 8/7
The Curious Case of Rumpelstiltskin
Boyd Vance Theatre

Ends 8/6
The Good Thief
Hyde Park Theatre

Ends 8/13
The Cover of Life
Gaslight Theatre

Ends 8/27
The Dinner Detective Austin

Mariott Downtown

8/18 – 8/20
Sommore
Cap City Comedy Club

Sports & Outdoors

8/6
Splash Party Movie – Tangled

Deep Eddy Pool
Rapunzel themed night. Movie begins at dusk.

Ends 8/13
Footloose
Zilker Hillside Theatre, FREE

8/18
Yoga Teacher Training Open House

Yoga Yoga 2167 W Anderson Lane
Do you have a passion for yoga and desire to spread good karma?
RSVP at training@yogayoga.com and come out to hear about teachertraining programs & learn how you can teach.

8/20
10th Annual Deep Eddy Mile
Deep Eddy

8/20
Crawl For Cancer
Various locations Downtown
Assemble a team and chug-for-charity as teams travel to 5 area bars to down 20 pitchers of beer. All proceeds benefiting Hospice Austin & Capital Area Food Bank.

8/27
7th Annual Batfest & Night of the Bat
Ann Richards/Congress Bridge
1pm-midnight Approx 150 booths ranging from education, to local artists & 2 stages with more than 20 bands will perform. Headlining act to go on sometime around sunset.

8/28
Colin’s Hope Kids Triathlon
Lake Point Swim Center

Everything Else

8/11
5th Annual Ice Cream Festival
Waterloo Park
For all ages with lots of activities, games & live entertainment. The chance to taste ice cream from different vendors for $1 each.

8/17 – 8/21
Ringling Bros Greatest Show on Earth
Erwin Center

8/20
Ice Ball
Hilton Austin
Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters, the 7th annual Ice Ball includes gourmet food, dancing, drinks & live silent auction.

8/28
Come Dance with Ballet Austin
Butler Dance Center, FREE day of classes

8/20 – 8/27
Austin Fashion Week
Various locations

About Katy

I am a 4th generation Austinite and a 3rd generation REALTOR with West Austin Properties. I specialize in buyer representation and would love to help you buy, sell or lease a home! Contact me for any of your real estate needs at Katy@WestAustin.com!