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Kendrick Lamar, art and cars: What to do in Austin this weekend

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🗓 Thursday

🎤 Kendrick Lamar, The Big Steppers Tour

Kendrick Lamar is back on tour in a big way performing his long-awaited album “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.” Tanna Leone and Baby Keem are scheduled to open the show. Last-minute tickets are still available starting at $59 each.

7:30 p.m. Thursday | 📍 Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.

🎙 Live Music at Lone Star Court*

Enjoy the deep roots of Texas music with weekly live performances at Lone Star Court. Located at The Domain, there’s always a tune for you to tap your foot to at the retro-inspired property. Every Thursday through Saturday, locals and travelers alike can enjoy live performances and specialty cocktails at the Water Trough. This week you can catch Tyler Cannon, Ella Reid, and Marcus Morales.

7-9 p.m. Thursday, 8-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday | 📍Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr.

🗓 Friday

🎶 Sean Kingston’s The Road to Deliverance Tour

Catch the singer/songwriter famous for nostalgic 2000s hits like “Beautiful Girls” and “Fire Burning” at the intimate Empire Control Room stage. Tickets are available for $25 each at the door.

8 p.m. Friday | 📍 Empire Control Room & Garage, 606 E 7th St.

🗓 Saturday

🖼 Heat Waves at ArtUs Co

Catch the opening night of Heat Waves, an art gallery celebrating the fiery heat of summer featuring the work of more than 30 local artists. Come for the art but stay awhile for curated cocktails, live music, poetry and tarot card readings. Tickets are a suggested $10 donation in advance, $20 at the door.

6-10 p.m. Saturday | 📍 ArtUs Co, 10000 Research Blvd.

🗓 Sunday

🚗 Cars & Coffee Austin

Take a look at some of Central Texas’ finest automobiles—from racecars to exotics to off-roaders—over a cup of coffee. It costs $10 to register your car but spectating is free.

8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday | 📍 Circuit of the Americas, 10000 Research Blvd.

🎨 Painting with a Twist: Cool Blue Rooster

Unleash your inner artist by painting a serene rooster on a blue background in this step-by-step, BYOB (and snacks) painting experience. Tickets are $39 per person.

6-8 p.m. Sunday | 📍 Painting with a Twist, 8820 Burnet Rd.

⚽  Austin FC vs. New York

Our very own Austin FC is taking on the New York Red Bulls, ranked third in the Eastern Conference, at home this week so now is the time to get out and support Verde. Tickets are still available starting at $60.

7 p.m. Sunday | 📍 Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Pl.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway