Five dad-friendly events for Father’s Day

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Spend Father's Day at one of Austin's special events, like Alamo Drafthouse's screening of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"
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  • Stumped about what to get your old man this Father’s day? Skip the tie, The Daily Texan has some suggestions that will make Dad feel special.
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  • Breakfast Tacos at Omni Barton Creek Hotel
  • The Omni will be serving tacos cooked up by the hotel chefs and their children as part of a special Father’s Day breakfast. The chefs will also teach audience members the proper way to make this classic Austin meal. Reservations can be made in advance by calling Omni Hotel at (512)329-4527 with extension number 5612.
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  • Time: 6:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Where: 8212 Barton Club Drive
  • Admission: $24 for adults, $12 for children
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  • https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/austin-barton-creek/dining/hill-country-dining-room
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  • Father’s Day Barbeque Social at Treaty Oak Distilling Co.
  • For a proper Texas feast, join the social at Treaty Oak Ranch, a 27-acre ranch with a view of the Hill Country. There will be a barbeque buffet with native meats, a cocktail class, and for the nostalgic, a hot shave chair from Floyd’s Barbershop. To top off your afternoon, you can also catch some live music from Sophia Johnson.
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  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Where: 16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs, TX
  • Pre-purchased Adult Ticket: $19
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  • http://treatyoakdistilling.com/products/fathers-day-bbq-social
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  • Father’s Day Picnic Hike at Pedernales Falls State Park
  • For a full-day celebration packed with a little adventure, head out to Pedernales Falls for a picnic with other families. While you’re there, explore the Pedernales trails, swim in the 300-million-year-old limestone river, bring your bike or rent kayaks for additional fun and family bonding. The park is about a one-hour drive outside of Austin.
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  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Where: Pedernales Falls State Park
  • Admission: $6
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  • https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/pedernales-falls/fathers-day-picnic-hike
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  • “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” at the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
  • Take your dad back in time to revisit a movie Quentin Tarantino once called “the best-directed film of all time.” Dads who love action movies will enjoy watching the gunfights and search for gold in the midst of the chaos of the Civil War. Combined with a burger and whiskey from the menu, this event makes for an easy Father’s Day treat.
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  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Where: 320 E. Sixth Street
  • Admission: $10 (without food)
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  • https://drafthouse.com/show/fathers-day-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
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  • Father’s Day in the Park with the Austin Symphonic Band
  • Join the Austin Symphonic Band under the stars at the outdoor Zilker Hillside Theater once the day has cooled off for a nice family outing. It’s a perfect treat for any music-loving fathers, as well as for those who wish to spend a relaxing night with their families. Warning: Mosquito spray is highly recommended.
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  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: 2206 William Barton Dr.
  • Admission: Free
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  • http://www.austinsymphonicband.org/Schedule/details.php?id=147