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Rainbow on the creek, Rupi Kaur and motor rallies: What to do in Austin this weekend

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Friday

🎸 Camp Nowhere 2022

Calling all Porter Robinson fans–now is the time to see the electronic artist in Austin alongside six additional up-and-coming artists in the genre. The mini-fest moves to Dallas the next day and you can get tickets starting at $25.

4:30 p.m. Friday | Germania Insurance Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

💰 Coindesk Consensus

Held for the first time in Austin, Coindesk Consensus promises to be the “SXSW of crypto,” with more than 300 speakers slated to talk about Web3, blockchain and the Metaverse. Fidelity Investments CEO Abby Johnson, Edward Snowden and Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao will speak. Tickets start at $99 for a virtual pass or $1,299 for general admission.

Times vary Friday-Sunday | The Fairmont & Austin Convention Center, 101 Red River St.

🏍 Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally

Embrace your inner biker for an extended weekend at the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally, which is being held in Bastrop for the first time. Live music, rides and motorcycle acrobats will keep you entertained! Tickets start at $25.

Times vary Thursday-Sunday | Mere’s Reserve, 1141 FM 969 Farm-To-Market Rd.

🖼 Summer Strut

Link & Pin has invited some of its favorite local artists to display their work during the 2022 Summer Strut, which runs all weekend through Aug. 28, to give them some exposure.

1-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday | Link & Pin Gallery, 2235 E. 6th St. #102.

Saturday

🗿 Do Not Post exhibit

This exclusive three-week show kicks off on Saturday, running through June 26, featuring never-before-seen large-scale work from owner Lisa Russell’s private collection. The works will all have limited exposure, and be displayed together for the first time—pictures will not be allowed. Free private walkthroughs can be scheduled at sales@wcc.art.

1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday | West Chelsea Contemporary, 1009 W. 6th St #120.

🌳 Poetry in the Park

Poetry in the Park is returning for a second time under the shady trees at Republic Square. As a platform for local poets and spoken word artists, this weekend's theme will focus on Pride Month and Juneteenth.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.

🎙 Rupi Kaur World Tour

Catch Canadian poet, illustrator and mind behind the poetry book “Milk and Honey,” Rupi Kaur, in Austin. Get tickets for the famous “Instapoet” starting at $39.

8 p.m. Saturday | Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr.

🌈 Rainbow on the Creek

Celebrate Pride Month during a day in the sun with your fellow Austinites at Moody Amphitheater. The free daylong festival will feature Pride-themed activities and LBGTQIA performances.

12-9 p.m. Saturday | Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, 500 E. 12th St.

🎶 The Sounds of The 60’s Tour

Reminisce in the music of the ‘60s at the Cedar Park H-E-B Center, featuring tunes from The Drifters, The Platters + Cornell Gunter’s Coasters.

7:30 p.m. Saturday | H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave of the Stars.

Sunday

💃 Salsa & Heritage Festival 25th anniversary

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to learn about the shared African roots of Puerto Rico and Mexico at the Salsa & Heritage Festival. Tickets are $30 the day of the festival, $24 for early birds.

3-8 p.m. Sunday | JCC Austin Ballroom, 7300 Hart Ln.

🚗 Realty Texas 2022 Car Show

Help benefit the Williamson County Food Bank while you enjoy a day full of cars, live music, bouncy houses and food. Plus, you can enter your car for a chance to win a trophy. Tickets start at $10.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday | Realty Texas, 2000 S I-35 Frontage Rd Suite P.


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Music, movies and margaritas: What to do in Austin this weekend

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🗓 All weekend

😎 Hot Summer Nights Festival 2022

Red River Cultural District’s annual free music fest is returning for three nights this weekend, showcasing more than 100 local artists. While admission is free, the festival helps raise funds for venue staff and local artists.

Various times Thursday-Saturday | 📍Red River Cultural District venues

🗓 Thursday

🎭 Mean Girls the musical

Based on the beloved 2004 classic film of the same name, “Mean Girls” is coming to the stage at Bass Concert Hall with a musical twist. Follow Cady Heron in a new way as she navigates the animalistic world of high school and learns who to be a true friend. Tickets start at $45.

Multiple showtimes Thursday-Sunday | 📍Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr.

🍹  Margarita Madness

I’m holding two drinks in my hands but only one can be named next top margarita. Join in on a bracket-style competition running throughout the month to try all eight margaritas, then name your favorite for the finals. Tickets start at $18.

3-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday | 📍Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Rd.

🎵 Big Time Rush “Forever” tour

Soak up some nostalgia seeing the 2010s boy band Big Time Rush on stage again as part of a stop on their “Forever” reunion tour. Tickets start at $23.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday | 📍Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park, 500 E 12th St.

🗓 Friday

🎤 Wiz Khalifa and Logic: Vinyl Verse Tour 2022

Rappers Wiz Khalifa and Logic are coming to you live and on stage as part of their joint “Vinyl Verse” tour. You can secure a lawn ticket for as low as $23 or a seat for $25.

6:30 p.m. Friday | 📍Germania Insurance Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

🎥 Friday Flicks at Moody Amphitheater

Celebrating a slice of Texas history, Moody Amphitheater is showing the 1997 film “Selena” as this week’s Friday Flick. Stop by early for a performance from Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda and the movie starts at sunset. Admission is free.

7 p.m. Friday | 📍Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St.

🪙 COIN: Uncanny Valley Tour

Spend your Friday night dancing under the stars with indie pop band COIN, making a stop on its “Uncanny Valley” tour. Tickets start at $33.

8 p.m. Friday | 📍Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater, 801 Red River St.

🗓 Saturday

🏳️‍🌈 ATX Queer Music Fest

The first annual ATX Queer Music Fest is kicking off at Lustre Pearl to benefit Austin-area sexual health and wellness services. In addition to live music performances from Mama Duke, Chief Cleopatra and Caleb De Casper, there will be drag shows, markets to peruse and free goodies. Tickets are $5 for all ages and events are 21 and up after 7 p.m.

2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday | 📍Lustre Pearl South, 801 Red River St.

🎸 Leon Bridges: The Boundless Tour

Grammy-winning Texas-based R&B musician Leon Bridges is taking the stage with Little Dragon during his “The Boundless” tour. Tickets are still available for $40.

8 p.m. Saturday | 📍Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.

🗓 Sunday

🧘 Yoga in the Park with Hannah Charles

Relax after a busy weekend with a free outdoor yoga class for all skill levels led by local instructor Hannah Charles. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat and plenty of water.

9-10 a.m. Sunday | 📍Meanwhile Brewing Co., 3901 Promontory Point Dr.

'Tesla of Food' closes $6.7M Seed Round with Elon's investors

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Nick Nanakos is taking the long view.

Founder and CEO of Austin-based ZIKI, Nanakos is on a "multi-decade, global-scale conquest to build the most significant company to ever exist in food."

His Spartan ancestry has made him a fighter for excellence, and his Macedonian heritage (think Alexander the Great) may be what helps drive him toward empire.

Venture capital firm Gigafund, core Elon Musk backers who invested more than $1B into SpaceX, are backing Nanakos's expansive vision of disrupting and transforming the food industry on an industrial scale.

His plan to optimize and re-aggregate multiple elements—ingredients, chefs, cooking techniques, agriculture, teams, factories, real estate, systems, technology, design, and logistics—all integrated on a foundation of proprietary technology, reminds at least one of his investors of a famous trillion-dollar Austin-based company.

"ZIKI is approaching restaurants the same way Tesla approaches cars—with a master plan to be the fastest, most creative company in the category," said investor Ryan Metzger.

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