Calendar of Events

April 19, 2013

Texas Crawfish & Music Festival

Take a jaunt out to Spring, Texas in the heart of the, well, Spring for The Texas Crawfish and Music Festival. One of Houston’s largest and longest running festivals, the festival is family friendly and promises to have something for all ages. Along with music and steaming pots of delicious Southern Louisiana crawfish, expect all the fun and festivities of a carnival, complete with rides, games, local arts and crafts, food and drinks, a petting zoo, and more. The current music lineup features Texas favorites like Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram, Dale Watson, and Vallejo.

Learn more and buy tickets online.

Start: April 19, 2013
End: April 21, 2013
Venue: Preservation Park
130 Spring School Road, Spring, TX, 77373, United States
Cost: $10/day

Earth Day Happy Hour Concert at Lustre Pearl

Flyer for Lustre Pearl Earth Day Happy HourLustre Pearl – in conjunction with Rainforest Partnership, an international nonprofit organization committed to protecting tropical rainforests - is presenting a happy hour event designed to rock the world. Head on down to Rainey street to enjoy live music, food provided by some of Austin’s favorite food trailers, and specialty cocktails with a rainforest theme. Participate in the rainforest raffle for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure to the lush rainforest, become one with nature at the petting zoo, and paint your own rainforest masterpieces on Big Ass Canvas, an interactive art experience that will help raise funds in support of Rainforest Partnership.

Tickets include admission, two raffle tickets, and access to food, drinks and the petting zoo. Purchase a Rainforest Partnership membership at the happy hour event and be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Peru. One hundred percent of the proceeds from raffle and ticket sales will benefit Rainforest Partnership’s work to protect tropical forests in Ecuador and Peru. As a way to showcase Austin’s commitment to creating a sustainable world, the event will also include demonstrations from Texas Disposal Systems, which will be on hand to highlight their environmental efforts and ensure the happy hour concert event is zero waste.

Purchase tickets online.

Start: April 19, 2013 5:00 pm
End: April 19, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Lustre Pearl
97 Rainey St, Austin, TX, 78701, United States
Cost: $50

The Last Dragon Beer Fest

There are beer dinners at the Alamo and around town throughout the year but none can hold a chopstick to what will happen at the 6th annual Alamo and Dogfish culinary collaboration. Once a year in Austin, Dogfish Head busts out special aged and hard-to-come-by kegs from their expansive cellars to share with audiences at the Alamo. This year, Alamo is pairing Dogfish keg with the 1985 mystical kung-fu comedy masterpiece The Last Dragon and a meal fit for Bruce Leroy himself, matching each with one of eight ultra-special Dogfish beers.

Dogfish Head founder and head brewer Sam Calagione will host the event, asking the audience to “kiss his converse” and walking guests through the night’s insane beer portfolio that will help bring each attendee to “Glow” status.

Take a gander at the menu:

Welcome Beer: 60 MIN IPA with Asian Spiced Popcorn and Chopsticks

Baby Corn- Corn Bread, Soy- Sambal Butter
With Aprihop & 2011 Bitches Brew

Fried Rib, Hoisin BBQ Sauce, Miso Braised Collard Greens
With 2011 Chateau Jiahu & Positive Contact

Fried Sesame Chicken Pizza, Tatsoi Greens, Daikon and Carrot Slaw
With Rhizing Bines

Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookie
With 2011 Olde School Barley Wine & 2012 120 MIN thru RANDALL w/ Mosaic Hops

Purchase tickets online.

Start: April 19, 2013 7:00 pm
End: April 19, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
Phone: 512-476-1320
5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX, 78749, United States
Cost: $75

Noble Pig Spring Vegetarian Dinner

The Noble Pig logo - from the inside outIt’s time for another Noble Pig dinner and, their fascination with meat notwithstanding, this month it’s a vegetarian dinner. They can work magic with any ingredient, so this menu promises to be satisfying and, well, springy. You can look forward to:

  • Farm Egg in a Jar
    Cream, Green Garlic, Miatake Mushroom
  • White and Black Root Vegetable Salad
    Turnips, Celery Root, Potato, Black Garlic, Black Radish, Olives
  • Polenta
    Corn Nut Polenta, Fermented Tepary Beans, Onion Confit, Spring Shoots, Nasturtiums
  • Fruits, Flowers and Rhubarb
    Texas Strawberries, Hibiscus Flowers and Candied Rhubarb

BYOB so bring a beverage that pairs well with the bounty of Spring!

Call 512.3826248 or email to make your reservation.

Start: April 19, 2013 8:00 pm
End: April 19, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: The Noble Pig Sandwiches
Phone: 512-382-6248
11815 620 N, Austin, TX, 78750, United States
Cost: $65