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Austin Saturday, September 16 Events

Old Gruene Market Days
Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items collectibles and packaged Texas foods in the Gruene Historic District.

Austin City Limits Music Festival
The fifth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival will rock Zilker Park. Each year, the Festival features more than 130 musical performances across multiple stages, giving fans a mix of rock, roots, gospel, bluegrass, funk and hip-hop, among other genres. Call 877-FEST-ACL for more info. Event ID:9/17

Hill Country Fall Fest & Texas Wine Auction
Head to Marble Falls for a weekend of food and wine tastings, book signings, live music and a wine auction. The three day festival kicks-off with an exciting evening of wining and dining with the Hill Country’s top chefs. Representative from Texas wineries will also be pouring glasses of their favorite vintages.
The Fall Fest continues Saturday with a book signing, cooking exhibition, and lunch at Fall Creek Vineyards. From noon – 5 p.m., Hill Country Wineries will open their doors for tours and tastings. Visitors will learn the process of how wine is made, from harvest to first pour. Most of the tours and tastings are free; however, some wineries will charge a small fee for sampling as well as for some of their rare vintages. Location: Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott Hotel. Event ID: 9/17.

Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning musical-comedy phenomenon takes you back to 1962 Baltimore, as 16 year old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams—and even bigger hair!—change the world…and still have time to win the boy she loves? Location: Bass Concert Hall. Call 512-471-1444 for more info. Event ID:9/17

Black and White and Read All Over: Austin Chronicle Photographers Celebrate 25 Years
Join The Austin Chronicle as they celebrate 25 years. In celebration of their anniversary and in salute to Austin, the Chronicle will host a photography exhibit BLACK AND WHITE AND READ ALL OVER: Austin Chronicle Photographers Celebrate 25 Years spotlighting photographs that have run in the weekly over the past 2 1/2 decades. Location: Austin Museum of Art: Downtown. Call 512-495-9224 for more info. Event ID: 9/24

Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas
Walk into a world before television, computers, the i-pod, even refrigerators and running water. The exhibit, Power to the People: The Electrification of Rural Texas, is a unique story of one of the most dramatic events in Texas history. Rural Texas in the 1930s was still in the dark as electric lines hadn’t penetrated the beautiful, but rugged Texas Hill Country. Location: LBJ Library and Museum. Open Daily 9-5 (except Christmas) Free Admission. id:5.2.07

Big Bugs
David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit includes eight enormous sculptures of insects—a 1,200-pound praying mantis, a 7-foot assassin bug and the biggest spider you will ever see. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Call 512-292-4200 for more info.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

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