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(More than Pink Walk)

Texas Hemp Harvest Festival
When: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Carson Creek Ranch, 9507 Sherman Rd
What: Celebrate the harvest season at this family-friendly festival featuring live music, food trucks, adult and kid beverages, vendors and more. Grab your tickets here.

Fredericksburg's 30th Food and Wine Festival
When: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fredericksburg
What: 22 Texas wineries will be pouring their wines, alongside Texas craft beer, Texas-made products, live music and hill country fun! A general admission ticket includes a festival wine glass, wine carrying bag, six tickets for wine tastings and more.

More than Pink Walk
When: 8:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: The Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside Dr.
What: Join the fight against breast cancer at the 2021 Central Texas MORE THAN PINK Walk. Honor loved ones lost at the We Remember tent, walk the 2 mile course around Auditorium Shores, visit sponsor booths and celebrate survivors at the finish line.

Austin FC vs. Houston Dynamo FC
When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Pl
What: As the season winds down, support the hometown team in their third match against Houston Dynamo FC this year. Each team has won a game in past meetings, so this match will decide the season series between the two clubs. Grab tickets here.

Into the Woods
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday
Where: ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.
What: Composer Stephen Sondheim's fairytale masterpiece, will play outdoors in a contemporary, reimagined interpretation. Grab tickets here.


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

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.