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Weekend events: Austin Museum Day, Viva Mexico and more!

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Viva Mexico '21
When: 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center, 600 River St.
What: The Center will host its 14th annual event, showcasing visual art, dance and musical performances that explore Mexico's history through cultural art traditions. Grab your ticket here!

Rooftop Yoga
When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: The Riley Building, 315 Lavaca St.
What: Black Swan Yoga and Austin Private Yoga present a donation-based chance to get your stretch on with downtown views.

Grand Opening Party
When: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Where: Succulent Native, 5501 North Lamar Blvd
What: Come along to this PLANTastic event celebrating the Succulent Collective's opening of their second store. Expect coffee, cocktails, tiny pots and (of course) plants.

Outdoor Silent Disco Party
When: 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Belmont, 305 West 6th St
What: Get boogyin' this weekend in the heart of downtown. The best part? You get to choose the tunes, from top 40 dance hits to 80s throwbacks and hip hop. Grab tickets here.

Austin Museum Day
When: Sunday, all-day
Where: Over 20 museums
What: Enjoy special programming at more than 20 Austin-area museums—for free!—at this 24th annual event that celebrates art, culture, history, music, nature and science.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
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By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.