Hill Country Nights: 19 promising parties that lift Austin into early October

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Gregory Vincent will speak at iACT's A Night Under One Sky party.


Socially, we aren’t holding out for the real fall. We’re hitting the nightly Austin parties like it was already sweater weather. That means some indoor-outdoor events. But anyone who has lived here for a few days knows to prepare for both. And yes, the biggest party here — Austin City Limits Music Festival — is all open air. Here’s hoping for a bit of chill by then.

Sept. 23: Hill Country Nights for Hill Country Conservancy. Fair Market.

Sept. 23: Tribeza Style Week Kick-Off Party. ACL Live.

Sept. 23: Grand Opening. Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center.

Sept. 24: Trash Makeover Challenge for Texas Campaign for the Environment. Scottish Rite Theater.

Sept. 24: Green Gate Farms is 10. 8310 Canoga Ave.

Sept. 25: Urbanity Cocktail Party for Octopus Club. 360 Condominiums Clubhouse.

Sept. 25: Inherit Austin’s Somewhere in Time. Huston-Tillotson University.

Sept. 25: Ken Hafertepe signs “The Material Culture of German Texans.” Neill-Cochran House.


Carver Museum East Austin recognition/reception awards ceremony with Powers 2008

Gregory Vincent will speak at iACT’s A Night Under One Sky party.


Sept. 27: A Night Under One Sky for iACT. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.

Sept. 28: Austin City Social. Nordstrom Domain.

Sept. 28: Austin Book Arts Center’s First Birthday Bash. The North Door.


Sept. 29: Tribeza Style Week Fashion Show. Brazos Hall.

Sept. 29. Caritas Words of Hope / Harvey Penick Award dinner. Hyatt Regency.

Sept. 29: Equal Opportunity Day Gala for Austin Area Urban League. Austin Hilton.

Sept. 30: ACL Music Festival opening night. Zilker Park.

Oct. 1: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical” opens. Zach Theatre.

Oct. 6: Travis Audubon Luncheon. Austin Country Club.

Oct. 9: Franklin Barbecue, Bourbon & Brews for Project Transitions. 800 Congress.

Oct. 12: Film and Food Party for Austin Film Festival. Driskill Hotel.

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