#ThisWeekThursday: Events Around Austin for August 10-12

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#ThisWeekThursday: Events Around Austin for August 10-12

Happy Thursday everyone! No plans for the weekend yet? Don’t fret, BOB’s got you covered – check out the events going on this weekend that he thinks will be the perfect way to kick back with the whole family, have fun and forget all about your hectic week:


Friday, August 10th   



Summer Crush Pool Party
12 PM | The W Hotel WET Deck   

Haven’t checked rooftop pool party off your summer bucket list yet? It’s not too late! $10 will get you access to a party at one of Austin’s most exclusive pools at the luxurious W Hotel this weekend. The W’s Summer Crush parties take place every Friday this summer from noon to sunset, and feature beats from DJ Kurupt, as well as a full bar. You can even reserve your own cabana! Get your tickets here.

Free Outdoor Movie: Mean Girls
9 PM | Mobile Loaves & Fishes

You GO Glen Coco! Come catch a free screening of the 2004 cult classic “Mean Girls” at Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Village, plus a message from Girls Empowerment Network about connecting to important meanings behind the film. $5 donations are greatly appreciated, and food and drink will be available for purchase from the Community Grille. Dogs are welcome, but must remain leashed. So fetch!


Saturday, August 11th   



Ice Cream Social & School Supply Drive  
3 PM | Trace @ W Austin    
Join Trace in benefitting Austin’s SAFE place and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at this ice cream social and school supply drive! Bring a donation of supplies for an ice-cold sweet treat – options available for vegans and even doggies! Don’t miss this chance to support Austin’s young communities while enjoying delicious treats like coffee ice cream with caramel drizzle and hazelnut crunchies, tamarind popsicles with chili salt, strawberry gelato and much more! Tickets and more info here.  

Austin Pride Festival & Parade
11 AM | Fiesta Gardens & Congress Avenue     
Happy Pride! Come show yours at this inclusive, joyful, hate-free day of fun as we celebrate Austin’s LGBTQ+ communities with an action-packed festival and parade! The fun kicks off at Fiesta Gardens at 11am, with a festival featuring a stacked line-up of acts on two stages, FREE games and carnival rides, Drag Queen Story Time under the Big Tree in the Family Zone, 140+ vendor booths, drinks & food, and more! Then, join us at the Capitol at 8pm for the 2018 Pride Parade! Find all the info you need here.


YMCA Splash Bash
1 PM | Townlake YMCA     

Bring the whole family to this FREE event hosted by the YMCA as they turn their pool into a party with free snacks and treats, giveaways, fun music, a bouncy house and more! Splash Bash is open to the public, including non-members, and takes place this Saturday from 3-5pm. See ya there! 


Sunday, August 12th



Taste the Rainbow Pride Brunch 
10:30 AM | Trace @ The W   

Follow up your Pride celebrations with a rainbow-themed brunch (yas queen!!) at Trace. Enjoy live music and cocktails benefitting the Human Rights Campaign while you munch! Reservations are recommended, make yours here!

UMLAUF August Family Day
12 PM | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
Finally, bring the whole family out to the beautiful UMLAUF Gardens for a Sunday evening of fun, kid-friendly activities at their August, LBJ-themed Family Day. Activities include Children’s Yoga, Presidential pin-making, a guided tour of the gardens, and story time with the LBJ Library, plus sweet treats from Steel City Pops. This event, as always, is free and open to the public.


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