Markets & bazaars
Barton Creek Farmers Markets. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Parking lot of Barton Creek Square Mall, intersection of South Loop 1 and South Capital of Texas Highway.www.bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org.
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German-style food, beer, bowling and live music by White Ghost Shivers and more. Proceeds benefit Foodways Texas. $20-$35. 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/427270.
A community event benefitting local animal rescues with a silent auction of one-of-a-kind doghouses. Free. Noon Saturday. The Triangle, 4600 Guadalupe St. www.austinbarkitecture.com.
The Big Give
“I Live Here, I Give Here” presents its annual celebration of philanthropy with live music by White Ghost Shivers, circus entertainment, carnival games, food and drinks. Dress is vintage cocktail. 7 p.m. Friday. $105. Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road. www.ilivehereigivehere.org.
Burnet BBQ Cook-Off and Music Festival
More than 80 teams serve barbecue, margartias and dessert for attendees to sample, competing for $6,000 in prize money. The event is BYOB and followed by live music. Cookoff: 9 a.m. Friday, free, Burnet County Fairgrounds. Concert: 6:30 p.m. Friday, $10-$15, Haley Nelson Park Amphitheater. www.burnetcookoff.com.
Camp Gladiator Boot Camp
A series promoting health and wellness. 8:30 a.m. Mondays. Free. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-1206, www.bluehoneyyoga.com.
CentroAmericanto Fest 2013
Showcasing Central American music and culture. 7:30 p.m. Friday: Flor Urbina at Dougherty Arts Center, $20. 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Rialengo and Frigüey at Zilker Hillside Theater, free. 9 p.m. Sunday: Fiesta Centroamericana at Flamingo Cantina, $10. 512-584-3967, www.cacfest.com.
Dharma Yoga Fest
Learn basics of authentic Yoga and enjoy Indian food. 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Hogg Auditorium, 24th and Guadalupe streets, University of Texas campus. 512-774-4393, www.dyfest.org/austin.
A nighttime 5k run/walk with music and lights along the route. $55-$60 registration. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane. www.electricrun.com/austin-tx.
A barbecue sauce contest and festival. 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. $8 BBQ sampling wristband, $25 VIP. Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles St. 4thannualgettinsauced-zvents.eventbrite.com.
KUTX Live at Umami Mia Pizzeria
Outdoor music series. This week: Milkdrive and DJ Mixer Rogers. 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free. 1500 Barton Springs Road. livevibe.ticketbud.com/rsvp.
A dinner and dance with authentic food served buffet style and a cash bar offering German beers, wine and domestic beer. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. with music by 3rd Generation. $25 a person, $250 to reserve a table. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. San Marcos Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive, San Marcos. 512-393-8400.
Old Pecan Street Festival
The bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on Sixth Street with more than 275 artisan vendors, 60 local and national musicians, food vendors and more. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Free. www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com.
Games, arts and crafts, pet products, costumes, exhibits, live music and more. Benefits Pet Prevent A Litter of Central Texas. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Free, donation of dry pet food requested. San Marcos Plaza Pavilion Park, 401 E. Hopkins Street. www.preventalitter.com.
Pooches and Patron Yappy Hour
Enjoy margaritas and Mexican food and bid on silent auctionitems to benefit Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $20. La Playa Mexican Cafe, 3010 Williams Drive, Georgetown. www.friendsofgtownshelter.org.
St. Ignatius Fall Festival
Family-friendly festival with games, food, live music, bingo and a raffle. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Free. St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, 126 W. Oltorf St. www.st-ignatius.org.
Strut Your Mutt
A fundraising dog walk followed by a dog-themed festival with contests, photos, treats, activities, refreshments and more. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. $20-$60. Mueller Lake Park, 1829 Simond Ave. www.strutyourmutt.org.
Suddenlink Bluegrass Festival
The City of Leander hosts the eighth annual festival featuring live music, concessions, children’s activities and vendors. Bands include Piney Grove Ramblers, Stray Bullets and the Bottom Dollar String Band. 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad, Leander. 512-528-9909, www.leandertx.gov.
A series promoting health and wellness. 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Whole Foods Market, 525 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-476-1206, www.bluehoneyyoga.com.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
More than 130 craft beers on tap, food and live music. 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. $20-$86. Fiesta Gardens, 2102 Jesse East Segovia St. www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org.
Thrift Set Orchestra
Traditional Jazz and swing dancing at the Butterfly Bar to music by local band. 9:30 p.m. Mondays. $5-$15. 2307 Manor Road. www.vortexrep.org.
Family events this week
Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp
“Despicable Me.” 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Alamo Village. “How To Train Your Dragon.” 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Alamo Slaughter Lane. Free. Visit the Alamo’s website for more information and for theater addresses. www.drafthouse.com.
Flying Theater Machine
Interactive improv for kids. 2 p.m. Sundays. $8. The Hideout Theatre, 617 N. Congress Ave. 512-476-0473, www.hideouttheatre.com.
Play giant chess outside. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Brush Square Park, 409 E. 5th St. 512-974-6700, www.austinparks.org/childrens-programs.
Kid-related activities, arts, crafts and learning about healthy eating. Noon Sundays. Free. Whole Foods Bee Cave, 12601 Hill County Blvd, Bee Cave. 512-206-2730, www.wholefoodsmarket.com.
Ruta Maya Kids Show
Music, dancing and more. 10 a.m. Sundays. Free. Ruta Maya eSpress Trailer, 1209 S. First St. 512-573-8707, www.rutamaya.net/cafe.
“What’s the Story, Steve?”
Improvised, interactive theater for kids featuring Steve the poodle. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Pay what you wish. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd. Suite D. 512-814-8696, www.coldtownetheater.com.