September 3: EMANCIPE+’s Third Annual Fur & Film Fete. The event will feature vintage pet cartoons on the big screen. There will be live music from Dub Miller & Matt Skinner, food from Whole Foods Market, drinks from Tito’s Vodka, Sweet Leaf Tea, Saint Arnold’s Brewery, the MuttLynch Winery, and more. Event from 7-10 p.m. at Mercury Hall. All proceeds support Emancipet’s low-cost and free spay/neuter programs.
September 11-12: Fourth Annual Asia Food Fest. Texas Culinary Academy. On Friday enjoy a variety Asian flavors and attend a Meet the Chefs Reception. On Saturday, there will be an Iron Chef-style cooking competition, cooking classes for kids and adults, and an Asian market To purchase tickets and for a complete schedule, call 512-485-1090 or visit asiafoodfest.org
September 13: Z’Tejas’ 20th Anniversary Party. It will feature live music from Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. There will be a silent auction benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Tickets are $65 a person and include food (a Z’Tejas buffet) and drink. Tickets available by calling 866-598-3527 or going into any Z’Tejas location throughout Austin. The event will be held Z’Tejas’ original location in the historic Victorian home in the Sixth Street District.
September 17: Duncan & Boyd Jeweler’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration. Duncan & Boyd, previously located in the 26 Doors shopping center, recently moved to a larger space in Westlake. Come celebrate with a Charles Krypell Trunk Show from to 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and a cocktail reception at 5 p.m.
September 18–19: 4th Annual Austin Chocolate Festival. The event will feature local chocolatiers and chocolate artisans. The vendors will compete against each other in several categories, offer samples to festival guests, and sell their products. The festival will be at the Monarch Event Center in Austin. It benefits Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
September 18-19: Season-opening performance at the Austin Symphony. The Symphony kicks off its 99th season with legendary piano duo Leon Fleisher & Katherine Jacobson Fleisher. Shows at the Long Center at 8 p.m.
September 19: Austin Dog Alliance’s Paws in the Park. The event will start with a parade at 11:30. Your $5 donation includes entry into the parade and costume contest and a free T-shirt. It is free to enjoy the vendor booths, training and dog sport demonstrations, presentations by rescue groups, contests to enter with your dog, jumpy jumpy, crafts, live band and more, which will open at Noon. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome. Held at the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center campus.
September 19: We Make Stuff. Enjoy live music, watch fashion shows from local designers, buy goods from vendors, take pictures in the photo booth, and watch skateboard demos. At the Team Etsy Austin booth, you can design your own t-shirt. All proceeds from a raffle at the event will benefit Art From the Streets (AFTS). At Scoot’s Inn.
September 25: Austin Neighborhoods Tour. Querencia at Barton Creek will embark on a grand tour of the city of Austin. This tour of Austin will cover a 60-mile radius complete with historical facts, market values, and many interesting specifics for each location visited. 12:45 – 4:45 p.m. Starts at Querencia at Barton Creek (2500 Barton Creek Blvd.) The event is free and open to the public, but seating is very limited. RSVP by calling (512) 410-2429.
September 28-Oct. 2: Second annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up. Hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture, it's one of the only statewide restaurant weeks in the country. It celebrates Texas food and wine, supports local food banks and kicks off Texas Wine Month. Some Austin restaurants are participating, such as III Forks, Chez Zee, The Driskill Grill, Judge's Hill Restaurant, and more.
September 29: Journey in concert. Famous ‘70s band Journey brings their Revelation tour to Austin’s Frank Erwin Center at 7:30 p.m. Special musical guest is Night Ranger.
September 29 The Allan House, a special events venue often used for weddings, is hosting its Fall Open House & Bridal Showcase from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, goodie bags, and samples from a variety of local wedding vendors. Enter giveaways and even have your hair and makeup done. The venue will be decorated for a mock ceremony. It is free, but you are encouraged to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.