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Weekend Plans: Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival, The Townsend's Comic Cocktail, and More

Plus, alternate Austin Food & Wine Fest events, crawfish boils, and lots more beer

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CANCELLATION WIRE — Be sure to check out the alternative events happening around town in the wake of the cancellation of this weekend’s Austin Food & Wine Fest. [EATX]

COCKTAIL WIRE — Justin Elliott of the Townsend has concocted a special cocktail hooked to the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival. The drink, called The Artist’s Lament, blends bitters, vermouth, whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup in honor of all the comedians descending on the fair city this weekend. "It has a lot of the tasting notes of an Artist's Special, but it's way more bitter, and it's definitely smoking about a pack a day," says Elliott. The drink is on the menu for the duration of the festival, which ends on Saturday, April 23. [EaterWire]

WINE TIME — The Infinite Monkey Theorem releases its first sparkling Texas wine, The Bubble Universe, tonight, April 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The release party includes wine pong, interactive street art, food, and $8 glasses of bubbly. [EaterWire]

BEER HERE — Enjoy all the beer plus live music from the Drive By Truckers at Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival on Saturday, April 23. Tickets are $35. The festivities begin at Walter E. Long Park at 10 a.m. Don’t forget sunscreen. [EATX]

SOUTH LAMARJuice Society celebrates the grand opening of its storefront on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. [EaterWire]

COOL DOWN — Black Sheep Lodge relaunches Snow Cone Saturdays this weekend. Enjoy free "virgin" snow cones from 2 to 6 p.m.; if you want ‘em boozy, it’ll cost you $3. [EaterWire]

MUD BUG WIRESaturday is crawfish day. Waterloo Ice House kicks off the first of four crawfish crawls. Sawyer & Co hosts a crawfish boil starting at 4 p.m. Over at Stubb’s, Pat Green headlines the Lonestar Crawfish Festival.  [EaterWire]

EAST SIDE — Ophelia, the new Cajun concept that replaced Bridget Dunlap’s Mettle, celebrates its grand opening on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be complimentary appetizers, drink samples, and live music. [EaterWire]

GAME NIGHTPlay Cards Against Humanity at Austin Wine & Cider on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Bring your least judgemental friends, or take advantage of $2-3 cider specials to help loosen them up. [EaterWire]

ANNIVERSARYWhichCraft marks two years in business with a party at the Independence Brewing Company on Saturday Sunday. Enjoy beer, karaoke, and food trucks starting at 2 p.m. [EaterWire]

MORE BEER HEREGreenhouse Craft Food teams up with BS Brewing for a beer pairing dinner on Sunday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $64.12 before tax. [EaterWire]

POOL IT NOW — Geraldine’s launches On Deck, a Sunday-night pool party on the fourth-floor pool deck of the Hotel Van Zandt. There will be tiki cocktails and a live DJ from 6 to 9 p.m. It's been postponed to Sunday, May 1 because of weather. [EaterWire]

Sawyer & Co.

4827 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 531-9033 Visit Website

Stubb's Bar-B-Q

801 Red River Street, , TX 78701 (512) 480-8341 Visit Website

Infinite Monkey Theorem

121 Pickle Road, Austin, TX

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, , TX 78744 (512) 707-0099 Visit Website

Black Sheep Lodge

2108 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 707-2744 Visit Website

Ophelia [Closed]

507 Calles St, Austin, TX 78702 Visit Website

Greenhouse Craft Food

1400 E Old Settlers Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664 (512) 366-5567 Visit Website

Walter E Long Metropolitan Park

6614 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, TX 78724 Visit Website

Juice Society

1100 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 596-2947 Visit Website

The Townsend [CLOSED]

718 Congress Ave Ste 100, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 887-8778

Waterloo Ice House

9600 Escarpment Boulevard, , TX 78749 (512) 301-1007 Visit Website

Geraldine's

605 Davis Street, , TX 78701 (512) 476-4755 Visit Website

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