The (Mini) Week in Cool: April 12-14
The list is short but sweet this week. Enjoy!
Friday, April 12
Firehouse Lounge 1st Anniversary Party / Firehouse Hostel Grand Opening
5pm–2am • Firehouse Hostel and Lounge, 605 Brazos St, Ste 100 • Free
Complimentary beer and snacks while they last. Live music and entertainment in the Lounge.
Saturday, April 13
Austin Handmade Arts Market Grand Opening Weekend
Saturday 10am–7pm; Sunday 11am–5pm • Vuka Co-op, 411 Monroe St. West • Free
Exhibit and sale of handmade works by 40+ local artists. Complimentary wine, beer and mimosas on Sunday.
Art City Austin
Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 11am– 6pm • Along Cesar Chavez St. between Lamar and Lavaca, incl. the 1st Street bridge) • $8 for single-day pass; $15 for 2-day pass; free if you park your bike at the bike valet (1st Street bridge and Lavaca at 2nd) or show your Capital Metro pass
Art festival and block party with local food and drinks for sale, plus live music and interactive projects.
Real Ale Anniversary Party
Noon–5pm • Real Ale Brewing Co., 231 San Saba Ct., Blanco, TX • Free; parking $5
Sample more than 30 Real Ale brews, with food available for purchase benefitting PAWS Animal Shelter.
Oat Willie’s 45th Anniversary Party
2-8pm • Oat Willies, 617 W. 29th St. • Free
Food, drinks, music, glassblowers, prizes & more.
Sunday, April 14
Wonder Space Monthly Bazaar Grand Opening
10am–10pm • Spider House, 2908 Fruth St. • Free
Vintage clothing, artisan vendors, live music, art projects, photobooth and more.
(Also on Sunday: Day 2 of the Art City and Austin Handmade Arts Market parties listed above)