To-do list: 15 things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this July, August



Jacob Foster, stage change artist for Zilker Theater Productions, is preparing the set for the upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors on June 27th, which will take place at the Hill Country Galleria. The shows are free from July 9th to August 14th. Reservations are required through the theater’s website. (Greg Perliski / Community Impact Newspaper)

July 6-27: garden classroom

The Spicewood Community Library hosts children’s classes with an emphasis on gardening every Tuesday in July. Master Gardener Louisa Jones will teach kids how to harvest, compost, plant parts, pollinators and more. Classes take place in the garden behind the library. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Spicewood Community Library, 1011 Lane 191, Spicewood. 830-693-7892.

July 9th to August 14th: “Small horror shop”

Zilker Theater Productions is hosting its annual summer music series for the first time in the Hill Country Galleria of the Bee Cave. The summer production is called “Little Shop of Horrors” and takes place every Thursday evening on the lawn of the Central Plaza. A pre-registration is neccessary. 8:15 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Apiary. 512-565-4525.

July 13: Business Builder Lunch

Chamber members and guests are invited to a business builder lunch hosted by the Westlake Chamber of Commerce. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with local businesses and build relationships with those who live or work in the community. Registration is possible online. 11: 15-13: 00 $ 20 (members), $ 25 (non-members). Vaqueros Cafe & Cantina, 1801 S. Capital of the Texas Highway, Austin. 512-327-3088.

July 16: outdoor concert

The Hotel Granduca Austin offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy live music from the comfort of the balcony of their hotel room through the Safe and Sounds concert series. Musicians Carolyn Wonderland and Brodie Lane will perform on July 16th. 6 p.m. Costs vary. Hotel Granduca Austin, 320 S. Texas Capital Hwy., Bldg. B, Austin. 512-306-6400.

July 17th: Local blood donation drive

Lakeway Community Blood Drive, operated by We Are Blood, will return in July by appointment only. We Are Blood is testing donations to identify COVID-19 antibodies, and those who recently received a COVID-19 vaccine that was not part of a clinical trial are eligible to donate immediately. Masks are provided for donors but are not required. Appointments can be made with We Are Blood using the code A197. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-261-1010.

July 21: ‘How I Built It’ Lunch

The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce will host a panel of six local business owners and community leaders who will share stories about how they built their businesses and what they endured to get where they are today. Panelists include Bryon Smith, co-founder of XSpace; Mike Daughterty, founder of FUSE Workspace; and Michael Benitez, the manager of Lakeway’s Whataburger. 11: 30-13: 00 $ 30 (members), $ 35 (non-members). Flintrock Falls Country Club, 401 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Austin. 512-387-3180

August 1st: summer concert

The community is invited to enjoy a free, open air concert hosted by the Lakeway City Arts Committee. The event takes place in the city’s sculpture garden near the sculpture “The Game” and features music by Jordan Moser, a literary folk country musician based in central Texas. 6-7 p.m. Free of charge. 104 Cross Creek Drive, Lakeway. 512-314-7500.

Live music calendar

Angel’s ice house

21815 motorway. 71, spice wood



16 square grooves, 7-10 p.m.

24 Chcktow Wildfire, 7-10pm

Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse

22308 motorway. 71, spice wood



12 songwriter showcase, 6:30 p.m.

20 The Trobadills, 5 p.m.

29 Alan Haynes, 8 p.m.

Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery

101 CR 409, spice wood



10 The Greers, 2 pm-5pm

17 Robert Wagner, 2 pm-5pm

24 Jace of Spades, 1-4pm