Save the Date: April 2017

Check out the April agenda from our favorite local insiders.

Front Porch Gathering 
“The Front Porch Gathering is an effort and community dinner being supported by UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The group is dedicated to exploring resources, research and community response to issues of equity and access. As we enter unchartered territory politically and socially, the April FPG will provide vital context to the disparities facing Austin’s communities of color.” 

April 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m.  |  Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St.  |  Admission is free. 

Virginia Cumberbatch

Mack, Jack & McConaughey Fashion Show and Luncheon
“This is always a fun social event, and it benefits great children’s charities. I love the luncheon afterwards, where Camila [Alves] interviews the designers for their inspiration. Past designers have been Milly, Veronica Beard, Lela Rose and Badgley Mischka.” [Editor’s note: This year’s designer is Jason Wu.]

April 21, 10:30 a.m.  |  JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.  |  Ticket prices vary. 

Katie Kime

Secret Bar Experience
“This is a really cool opportunity. The Secret Bar Experience tour from Austin Tour Company takes you to hidden bars throughout the city. ... A secret door? A red light? Things are not always as they seem. I’m willing to bet that you’ve never even heard of a few of these spots, and a cocktail is included at each stop!”  

April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m.  |  The Westin Austin Downtown, 310 E. Fifth St.  |  Tickets are $75. 

Kristy Owen

The Color Run

“The Color Run is exercise and therapy wrapped together into one big bow that gives back to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. This year, race organizers are promising an on-course Cloud Foam Zone, an Inspirational Dream Wall and giant unicorns. Grab a friend, wear white and let’s tap into the good stuff, y’all!” 

April 29, 9 a.m. |  Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane  |  Tickets start at $34.99. 

Adriene Mishler

Austin Food + Wine Festival 

“Austin’s ultimate food festival is back for its sixth year with an impressive lineup of top chefs and cooking demonstrations. You don’t want to miss out on the Rock Your Taco competition, Sunday Gospel Brunch and food-and-wine tastings in the Grand Taste Pavilion. I can’t wait to see the fire pits by chefs Bryce Gilmore and Andrew Wiseheart!”

April 28 through 30  |  Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive  |  Tickets start at $250. 

Jane Ko