Weekend Recs: Blondie, State Fair, The Dinner Detective

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WHAT: Generous Art grand opening event
WHERE: The W
WHEN: Tonight at 5:30 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free

The new online art gallery kicks off with an evening of free drinks, live music and the opportunity to buy unique pieces. Money raised will go to local charities, including the Art Alliance Austin and Cancer Connection.


WHAT: Blondie
WHERE: ACL Live
WHEN: Tonight at 8 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $40-$50

The iconic rock group of the ’70s new wave and punk scene, fronted by Debbie Harry, is touring in support of its ninth studio album.


WHAT: State Fair of Texas 2011
WHERE: Fair Park
WHEN: Begins Friday at 3 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $40 for season pass

Twenty-four days of art, entertainment and exhibitions kick off this weekend. Musical acts include Hanson and KC and the Sunshine Band.


WHAT: 1st Saturday Tour Day
WHERE: Independence Brewing Company
WHEN: Saturday at 1 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free with valid ID

Enjoy a free tour of the brewery and free beer samples the first Saturday of every month. Brewery pint glasses are available for $6.


WHAT: The Dinner Detective
WHERE: Marriott Austin Downtown
WHEN: Saturday at 6 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $59.95

This interactive murder mystery dinner hides its actors among the audience, making everyone a suspect. Price of admission includes four-course meal, dinner show and the chance for prizes.

WHAT: Brady Brunch
WHERE: Third Base on Sixth Street
WHEN: Sunday at 11 a.m.
HOW MUCH: $20 for buffet and bottomless mimosas

Featuring music from DJ Kurupt, this brunch includes games of life-size Jenga and giant versions of Twister and Connect Four.