Event of the Week
North Austin's dude-friendly experiential resort Travaasa is throwing a BBQ Bash for the ages with smoky dishes from iconic pits like The Salt Lick (pork ribs, fire roasted corn, blue cheese slaw), Lexington-based Snow's BBQ (brisket and potato salad), and Dallas fire-starters Pecan Lodge, who're bringing beef ribs and green chile hominy. The other pits are also worth a sniff, see who else is cooking here
Thursday, June 13th
The Paramount's next door neighbor the Stateside Theatre hosts a digitally restored version of the classic 1957 train-hopping Western 3:10 to Yuma. All aboard
Friday, June 14th
The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau is unveiling the 10th edition of their yearly local music compilation at The Belmont with performances from neo-soulsters Suite 709 and the Latin fusion stylings of Este Vato. The first 300 people in the door get a free CD!
Saturday, June 15th
Saturday's other live BBQ option, comedic stronghold ColdTowne Theater's throwing an improv event called Braised in Texas with the cast riffing on the idea of a Central TX BBQ competition. Sounds... sketchy?
Sunday, June 16th
Oh crap, it's Father's Day. Luckily the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In's got you covered with a cookout-friendly double feature of Mr. Mom and National Lampoon's Vacation. Reserve your car space right here
Throughout the Weekend
The Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek is repping the Summer of '83 with screenings of Jaws 3-D alongside a food special of flash-fried fish & chips. You're gonna need a bigger boat
Austin will be swarmed by thousands of leather-clad hog-riders for the ROT Rally, but fear not, non-motorcycle-riding readers, there's still plenty of exhaust to enjoy, ranging from vintage cycle shows to performances from vintage rockers like Twisted Sister and Vince Neil. They also have a comedian wanted for killing audiences across America... Find out who right here
(Next) Thursday, June 20th
South Austin outpost of New American eats Olivia is cooking up a whole goat alongside a Loncino hog, all paired with suds from local brewery Hops & Grain. Call to make a reservation (it'll book up fast); get the number here