10 Austin Events that Give Back this Weekend

Who’s ready to party? We’re all about self care and self love after seeing the incredible LIZZO at ACL Festival this past weekend, and these events will leave you feeling good and they’ll help others in the community. Let’s go!

Photo courtesy of Chris McInnis, Austin Facial Hair Club / Dog Beard & Mustache Competition

Photo courtesy of Chris McInnis, Austin Facial Hair Club / Dog Beard & Mustache Competition

FRIDAY

Harvest Moon Festival: Serenade

Kick off your weekend with music from Nakia, Matt Alber, and many more. Benefiting Hill Country Ride for Aids and Equality Texas. Zach Scott Theatre, 5:30pm

Community Cinema: The Monster Squad

Nothing like a watching a classic flick for Halloween, and even better when it's at Community First Village and helping Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Community First Village, 6:30pm

SATURDAY

Pet-Toberfest

A celebration of our four-legged friends, expect to see pet-friendly vendors, a festive parade, costumes, adoptable dogs, plus weiner dog races from Central Texas Dachshund Rescue. The Domain, 10am

Self Care Saturday

Frida Friday ATX is throwing a party to help you take care of YOU. Come out and treat yo self with music from DJ Chorizo Funk, drag performances honoring LIZZO, local makers and more. Benefiting Aids Services of Austin and La Q. Symphony Square, 6pm

Dog Beard and Mustache Competition

Austin Facial Hair Club returns for the sixth year of this epic competition, and you never know what you’ll see. Chihuahua with a mohawk? Schnauzer with a handlebar ‘stache? MAYBE! You don’t have to have a dog to attend, but maybe you’ll fall for an adoptable pup from Bully Ranch. The Little Darlin’, 2pm

Yoga for a Cause

Ever tried downward dog or tree pose while listening to LIZZO? Well now you can while also raising money for Breast Cancer Resource Center. Double win. Yoga Pod Austin, 3pm

SUNDAY

Tap Backs for Ta-Tas - LOVE Cycling

Spin class that gives back to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, we’ll peddle for that! Instructor Bryan Gonzalez leads the class, inspired by his own mother and her experience with breast cancer. LOVE Cycling Studio, 10:30am

Wrinkle Monster Mash

Head south for Austin Bulldog Rescue’s Halloween fundraiser, with adoptable pups, whisky cocktails, and all of the underbites and mush faces you can handle. Still Austin Whisky Co, 2pm

Passport to the World

A family-friendly fall festival celebrating diverse music and cultures with Austin Sister Cities International. Austin Public Library, 1pm

Austin Brown Dogs Book Launch

It’s a party to celebrate Austin’s shelter dogs and the new book AUSTIN BROWN DOGS: THE SHELTER DOGS WHO RESCUE US. Come root for the underdog and support local stories! Batch - Craft Beer and Kolaches, 2pm


White Linen Night returns to cool down Austin

It’s that time of year in Austin, the weather is HOT HOT HOT but we’re aching to be in party mode… enter the 7th annual White Linen Night, hosted by 2ND Street District.

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You’ll want to break out your best white outfit for this block party, and get ready to enjoy bites and wine pairings from the best downtown Austin restaurants. R&B singer-songwriter Tje Austin will perform this year, swooning the audience as always. Perhaps the best thing about White Linen Night is that all ticket proceeds benefit good causes related to the food community. Annual beneficiary Austin Food and Wine Alliance returns, helping provide culinary grants to youth, and new this year is Farmshare. Farmshare is on a mission to grow a healthy, local food community by increasing food access, teaching new farmers, and preserving farmland.

A few tickets are available - get yours now!

Good Party ATX is a proud producer of White Linen Night 2019.

Weekend Events

The weekend is finally here and there are no shortage of Austin events with a do-good twist, check out our Good Party Roundup.

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All Weekend:

Moontower Comedy Fest at Paramount Theatre

Featuring tons of comedians from the national and local scene, this festival is an Austin favorite that never disappoints. If you have a badge for the fest, check out goat yoga Friday at noon and give a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Info

Austin Food & Wine Festival at Auditorium Shores

This foodie fest showcases the best in food and wine from around the country, including Texan faves like Tyson Cole and Tim Love. A portion of the proceeds benefit Austin Food & Wine Alliance, helping them offer culinary grants and provide educational programming. Info

Friday:


Little Artist BIG ARTIST Art Show at Mondo Gallery

Don't miss Chula League's free benefit art show featuring works from six east Austin elementary schools (over 70 artists!) with a silent auction full of good stuff. Info


Saturday:

Refuge for the Heart at Wild Heart Yoga

Something special for your Saturday...yoga under the sky with music, refreshments, and mingling, benefiting The Refuge. Info


Live from the Heart with Shakey Graves at Gibson Showroom

See Austin's own Shakey Graves in an intimate live performance benefiting MyMusicRX, a group that delivers the healing power of music to kids battling illnesses. Info


Sunday:

Pamper Your Pup at Blue Owl Brewing

In honor of Barks for Beers, come pamper your pup with goodies from local vendors and a professional portrait session. Info


Yappy Hour at Honey's in Smithville

Take a small drive outside of Austin to Smithville (home of Hope Floats!) for yappy hour benefiting Wags Hope and Healing. Meet adoptables and $1 from each Tito's drink goes back to Wags. Info