When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sunday
Where: Music Lane, 1009 South Congress Ave.What: This is the last chance to catch Chanel’s pop-up beauty workshop, where you can toy with makeup, fragrance and skincare or get an application by a professional. The pop-up is gone for good on Sunday.
When: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday
Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St.What: Join the Austin Automobile Dealers Association for a weekend of “this year’s most anticipated” car models under one roof. Pricing starts at $6 in advance, $8 at the door.
When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday
Where: The Far Out Lounge & Bar, 8504 South Congress Ave.What: Grab some free all-you-can-eat flapjacks and catch the work of more than 75 up-and-coming local artists displaying more than 300 pieces. This 21+ event will have live music until midnight and tickets run from $10-15.
When: 4 p.m. Friday- 9 p.m. Sunday
Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake, 800 West Riverside Dr.What: Three days worth of reggae music from the likes of Julian Marley, Third World, Earthkry and Austin-based Audic Empire paired with 50+ food and arts vendors. Tickets start at $15 for a day pass.
When: 4 p.m. Thursday-6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Old Settler's Music Festival Homestead, 1616 FM 3158What: The staple Americana music festival is back on with a star-studded local lineup: Sir Woman, Zach Person, a closing show from ShinyRibs and more. Tickets start at $70.
By Mose Buchele
Austin radio icon John Aielli, whose fearless and improvisational approach delighted and polarized listeners for over 50 years, died Sunday at 76.
"He was such a joy to work with, and so important to what the stations have become," KUT/X General Manager Debbie Hiott said in a message to staff.
West Riverside is getting a lavish new restaurant offering coastal European food and rooftop views of Lady Bird Lake.
Located on the roof of The Loren residences at Lady Bird Lake, Nido, 1211 W. Riverside Dr., is slated to open in late September 2022 and serve breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and a full bar.
(Rendering courtesy of The Loren at Lady Bird Lake)
Using an “ingredient-first mentality,” a release said the restaurant sources locally whenever possible, highlighting Fredricksburg peaches, local citrus, beef, native hardwood and coal from the Hill Country. Nido will also offer food that is friendly to vegan or restrictive diets.
Executive Chef Brad McDonald—who has worked in Michelin Star kitchens Alain Ducasse, Per Se, and Noma—works with a neoclassical approach to French technique and plans to serve seasonal dishes to maximize fresh ingredients.
(Mackenzie Smith Kelley)
“Guests can expect an untraditional, yet classic take on dishes, all meant for sharing,” McDonald said. “From the moment of arrival, diners perched above Lady Bird Lake will take in an exclusive view of the immediate surroundings and taste their way through the local, regional and international flavors and techniques that have shaped our menu and overall dining experience.”
From eight floors up, guests will be able to dine on signature dishes like foie gras and maple stuffed chicken wings; braised lamb breast with milk jam and herb salad; Ricotta Gnudi with blistered cherry tomatoes and nicoise olives; and Grilled Dry-aged Wagyu with aligot potatoes.