Happenings: Top Weekend Picks

There are two not to miss events happening Thursday evening:

The 9th Annual Big Reds & Bubbles hosted by the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (mentioned here) will be held at the Driskill from 6:30-9:30pm.

Art Night Austin: Preview East  (mentioned here) will run tonight from 6:00-9:00pm at various galleries on the East Side.

Friday:

Austin 1st Annual Oyster Festival launches this Friday evening as a way to play homage to the crustacean sensation while raising funds for The Nature Conservancy of Texas as well as breast-cancer charity The Smile Never Fades. From 6:00pm until 12:00 am, enjoy live music, cocktails, and oysters served every which way. While the beverages and bands will be local, the oyster offerings will include the best selection from around the country.  Cost to attend is $30, which includes vouchers to use towards food and drink samples. For tickets and more information, visit www.austinoysterfestival.com.

Saturday:

A chance to win free Homeslice Pizza for a year? Yes, please! Homeslice Pizza is hosting their annual Carnival-of-Pizza fundraising event this Saturday from noon until 10pm. Benefitting the Austin Bat Cave, Homeslice’s Carnival-of-Pizza will include a full day of fun, pizza, beer, and prizes. Along with the free pizza raffle, there will be dough tosses, a ‘hand on the eggplant sub’ contest, carnival games, and a silent auction. Should be a deliciously fun afternoon! More details here.

HOME SLICE PIZZA, 1415 S. Congress, 512/444-PIES

www.homeslicepizza.com

Sunday:

Scrumptious Chef R.L. Reeves, Jr. is back with an extra helping of his Chef Pop-up Series this Sunday beginning at 11am. In crafting this week’s menu, Reeves, Jr. has turned to the West Texas city of Terlingua for inspiration, meaning expect to feast on a bowl of delicious chili. With the weekend’s forecast predicting brisk temperatures, I can’t imagine a more perfect way to warm up than with the official Texas dish of fall. The 5th installment will once again be held at Three Little Pigs/East End Wines spot located at 1209 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX 78702. More details here.

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