7 fun things to do on Labor Day weekend
1/ Get out of town
Fancy a last getaway before fall? Here are four road trip-worthy options just in time for Labor Day. From stargazing at the McDonald Observatory to wine tasting in Hye, say goodbye to summer by making the most of your three-day weekend.
2 / Taste something new during Austin Restaurant Weeks
Kicking off on Thursday, September 1, Austin Restaurant Weeks is back with an all-new lineup of local eateries. Special lunches, cocktails and multi-course dinners are to be expected, with a portion of all sales benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank. See the list of participating restaurants and bars here. From September 1 to September 11, locations vary
3 / Peace at LookOUT Fest
This genre-bending festival only lasts one day, but that’s more than enough time to savor melodic, hard-to-define songs from artists like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Julianna Barwick, Mary Lattimore, and more. others. Mixing electronic instruments with dreamy vocals and a mix of percussion, each set will take place at the Long Center. Get tickets here. Sept. 3, noon, 701 W. Riverside Drive
4/ Find your favorite artist at Open Canopy
Every first Saturday of the month, more than 72 artists welcome you to their workshops to help you discover their approach and their passion. From ICOSA Gallery to SAGE Studio, take a bite out of Sa Ten, then explore Eastside’s creative community and all it has to offer. Learn more about the arts complex here. September 3, 1 to 4 p.m., 916 Springdale Road
5/ See unlimited movies at $3
For National Movie Day, Alamo Drafthouse, Violet Crown and other Austin theaters are dropping prices to just $3 a ticket. This means that you could potentially see the new Spider Man, Superior gunand High-speed train all in one day for less than $10, depending on your stamina, of course. September 3, locations vary
6/ Sign up for The Creek and The Cave’s Open Mic
Every Sunday, 20 lucky comedians can perform 3-4 minute sets at The Creek and The Cave. Didn’t make the cut? Put your name in the bucket; five additional comics will have a set time this way. Whether you come to watch or to play, RSVP here. Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 611 E. Seventh St.
7/ Get down to party at the Vegas Hotel
Buy tickets to Sunday’s Giant Dog Show at the Vegas Hotel and get access to early sets, nightly shows and more this Sunday during the Labor Day holiday. Click here for more information. September 4, 6:30 p.m., 1502 E. Sixth St.