I still can’t believe it’s already August. What’s more unbelievable is that tax-free weekend is this weekend, which means school will be starting soon. Then it will be Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Soon we’ll be ringing in another year. I hope the rest of the year doesn’t go by that fast.
Besides Tax-Free Weekend, there are a lot of other events happening in Austin. Check them out below.
All Weekend Long
It’s upon us. That one weekend in the year when parents, children and students shop ‘til they drop. Well, it’s one of the weekends in the year. The thing that makes this one special is that it is Tax-Free Weekend. Before heading back to school, shoppers will be able to save on clothes, school supplies and other back-to-school necessities and not pay sales tax on them.
WHEN: August 9-11
WHERE: All over Austin.
Friday, August 9
The last time I went to one of these, glow sticks were involved. Imagine you and some of your closest friends screaming the lyrics to your favorite songs with more than 20 other Austinites. It is a true bonding experience.
The Action Pack will hold another one of their epic sing-alongs, featuring the best of Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, Tom Cochrane, Green Day and many more. This will definitely be a night to remember.
WHEN: 10:45 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse The Village
2700 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
TICKETS: Please click here to purchase tickets.
Saturday, August 10
Kenichi Sushi 101
Wanna learn how to roll your own sushi? Kenichi’s Chef Richard Lee will be at the Silver Whisk Cooking School for this hands-on class all about making your own sushi. Two of the rolls guests will learn how to make include Spicy Tuna Hosomaki and Snow Crab Uramaki. The Silver Whisk Cooking School is the premiere cooking school in Austin and it has been featured on Miss A before. It is definitely a place to check out!
WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m.
Silver Whisk Cooking School
1501 RR 620 N. Ste. C
Lakeway, TX 78734
TICKETS: $59. Please click here to purchase.
Sunday, August 11
It’s your last day to catch Swing! at Long Center. Performed by Summer Stock Austin, this music revue includes hits like it “Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Harlem Nocturne,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” Summer Stock Austin is a combination of college and high school performers joined to create a unique theater company.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: $25. Please click here to purchase tickets.