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Things to do in the Austin area this weekend: Hot Luck Fest, Dripping Springs Rodeo and more

Here's a look at some of the events going on in the Austin area this weekend.

AUSTIN, Texas — The weekend is here and, as always, there are a ton of things going on in the Austin area! From festivals to a film series, there's no shortage of fun activities happening over the next few days.

Here’s a breakdown of just some of the events you can attend this weekend.

Hot Luck Fest

Hot Luck Fest describes itself as a "one-of-a-kind finger-licking & finger-picking good time" and a "DIY casserole of the culinary and music world." The festival centers around live music and food and benefits the Southern Smoke Foundation.

On Saturday, Hot Luck Fest will host its "Big Top" event at Fair Market (located at 1100 E. Fifth St.), which is described as an "ode to the carnivals and fairs we all love and, of course, the food we crave." The event, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature bites from a number of chefs

On Sunday, the festival will host its main event, "Al Fuego," described as "a live-action, flame-fueled celebration of open-air cooking styles." The event will be held at Wild Onion Ranch, located at 12112 Old San Antonio Road in Manchaca, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

As for the live music, a whole slew of bands are scheduled to play at High Noon, Coral Snake, Mohawk and Hotel Vegas throughout the weekend. Tickets are still available for various festival events.

Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo

Saddle up, rodeo fans! The Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo will be held this weekend. From barrel racing to mutton busting, vendors to live music, the event promises to be fun for the whole family.

When: Friday through Sunday. See the full schedule.

Where: 1042 Event Center Drive in Dripping Springs

Austin Greek Festival

The annual Austin Greek Festival serves as a way to spread Greek culture, while also raising funding for the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church's building expansion project. The event will feature Greek food and pastries, a packed schedule of performances by bands and dancers and a selection of vendors.

When: Friday through Sunday

Where: Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, located at 414 St. Stephens School Road

Summer Classic Film Series

Every year, the Paramount Theatre presents its "Summer Classic Film Series," a summer-long selection of classic films screened at the historic theater.

Opening weekend of the series offers a taste of everything: a romantic classic ("Casablanca"), a family-friendly favorite ("The Neverending Story"), the film that invented blockbusters ("Jaws") and more. A variety of ticket options are available.

When: "Casablanca," Friday at 7:30 p.m.; "The Neverending Story," Saturday at 3 p.m.; "Hyperreal Film Club Presents: Heat," Saturday at 7 p.m.; "Jaws," Sunday at 3:30 p.m.; and "Cinema Paradiso," Sunday at 7 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theatre, located at 713 Congress Ave.

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