Things to Do in Austin: Hops for HOPE, Empty Bowl and BBQ!

November 17: Techsgiving

Getting high tech is one of the most common things to do in Austin these days

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Where: WeWork, 600 Congress Ave., 14th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

When: Thursday, November 17, 6-8 p.m.

How Much: Open to the public! (Just bring one donated food item)

Top techies WeWork and General Assembly are partnering up with the Central Texas Food Bank for a very special Techsgiving.

Head to the 14th floor of WeWork Congress this Thursday to enjoy a full-blown party featuring fried chicken from Lucy’s Fried Chicken, a Thanksgiving spread from Foodee, music, dancing and an open bar! Just make sure you bring a non-perishable food item as your ticket to the party. Some popular suggestions are peanut butter, canned low-sodium veggies, canned tuna or chicken and whole grain pastas.

November 20

Hops for Hope

Wielding a can of Krylon is one of the most popular things to do in Austin

Mural by GOMER. Photo Courtesy of SpayTX

Where: 1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

When: Sunday, November 20, 4-10 p.m.

How Much: RSVP by donation or purchase the Taster Package for $20. Get tickets here!

Short for “Helping People Everywhere,” 2016 HOPE Campaign brings one of the greatest alliances known to Austin – art and booze!

Check out the best of Austin’s vibrant street art scene at the 10th Annual HOPE Art Show. Guests looking to decorate their home can choose from a collection of originals and high quality prints from esteemed local artists such as Eye dr., Roshi K and Starkey. Feeling a little lucky? Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a piece.

Craft brews from Austin Beer Works, Blue Owl Brewing and Argus Cidery will be available for those feeling thirsty, as well as food and live music.

This event benefits all HOPE projects, including the famous HOPE Outdoor Gallery, HOPE Farmers and Night Market, and HOPE for Senegal.

Empty Bowl Project

Enjoying a big bowl of soup is one of our favorite things to do in Austin in November

Image Courtesy of the Capital Area Food Bank

Where: Central Texas Food Bank, 6500 Metropolis Drive, Austin TX 78744

When: Sunday, November 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

How Much: Open to the public

If you are looking for some things to do in Austin with your family and friends this weekend, be sure to join Austin’s finest local potters and chefs for the 20th Anniversary of the Empty Bowl Project!

Purchase one of the locally handcrafted bowls and fill it with any number of homemade soups, including options from Eastside Café and Jack Allen’s Kitchen, and enjoy your lunch with some live music.

Proceeds from the event go to the Central Texas Food Bank‘s Kids Café program and Meal On Wheels’ Meals for Kids.

Cochon 555’s Heritage BBQ

One of the most popular things to do in Austin is to enjoy some great BBQ

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Where: Four Seasons Austin, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

When:  Sunday, November 20, 3 -6 p.m.

How Much: $100 and up. Get your tickets here!

One of the most indisputably popular things to do in Austin is the consumption of quality BBQ. If you are as big of BBQ lovers as we are, we suggest you head to the Four Seasons on November 20 to catch Barley Swine and Odd Duck’s Bryce Gilmore take on the Heritage BBQ by Cochon555 competition.

The event brings together five different chefs, each preparing six dishes using a whole pig with different old-world techniques and influences. In addition to dishes from the competitors, guests can enjoy bites of BBQ in all cultural incarnations from some of Austin’s finest chefs, including Epicerie‘s Sarah McIntosh, as well as spirits and wines.

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