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Austinites love a good speakeasy vibe, and later this month we will have a stylish new place to hideout at the corner of 6th and San Antonio. Devil May Care will have a seriously cozy and eclectic vibe and will offer happy hour and evening and late-night lounge-style dining. The food will be a healthy and shareable play on Mediterranean cuisine and the cocktails will incorporate fresh, organic, and house-made ingredients. And for those who are always looking for something different, the wine list will feature one-of-a-kind varietals from Lebanon, Greece, and beyond.

The kitchen will be led by Executive Chef Jon Oh, who trained under industry leaders such as Jean Georges and Marcus Samuelsson. Having served both as Executive Chef of Scarpetta
NYC and Culinary Director for Geoffrey Zakarian.

As evening fades to night, Devil May Care will embrace an increasingly cheeky mood with theatrical lighting and soulful, upbeat music.

A collaborative concept by a diverse team of friends, partners and colleagues, Devil May Care brings a unique, dining-meets-nightlife concept to Downtown. “While Austin has an impressive Food and Beverage scene, the team and I felt like the city was ready for something different, a break from the ordinary,” says Jack Zimmermann, founder of Nova Hospitality.

Devil May Care is set to open late November 2019. Follow them on Instagram for the latest updates.

Photo by Letitia Smith. 

Tonight the Long Center and Alamo Drafthouse are hosting an in-person conversation with Kathy Najimy, star of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus! There will also be a screening of the movie and a Witchy Halloween Costume Contest. Get into the Halloween spirit by bringing the Sanderson sisters back to life one more time!

Najimy will be telling behind-the-scenes stories and answering your questions.

Purchase your tickets here.

When: Tuesday, October 29th

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704

This is summertime fun at its finest—come watch Caddyshack on a golf course! Head over to the Lions Municipal Golf Course for a free showing of the 1980s comedy classic. In addition to the showing, there will be extras and activities by Save Muny and Criquet including a costume contest, blindfolded putting, and more. Food and drinks will be available from the onsite restaurant, Players.

This Movies in the Park event is brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Save MUNY with support from Criquet Shirts, and Topgolf. Blankets and chairs are welcome! Styrofoam and glass are not permitted. Smoking is prohibited in the park, per city law.

When: Friday, August 16th

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Lions Municipal Golf Course
2901 Enfield Rd.
Austin, Texas 78703

Join Rowing Dock for one of their most popular and spectacular excursions!

Paddle in a kayak solo or with a friend 2 miles to the famous Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the largest urban bat population in the world. Watch and listen as over 1.5 million bats fly overhead on their way to their nightly feeding. This is a 4-mile round-trip kayak excursion is accompanied by our excellent Rowing Dock Guides.

Along the way, you will be able to take in the sights such as the city skyline, the Austin power plant, Auditorium Shores, and much more. All viewed from one of the most serene places in town, Lady Bird Lake.

Click here for information about check-in and what to bring!

When: Friday, July 26th

Time: 6–10 p.m.

Rowing Dock
2418 Stratford Dr.
Austin, Texas 78746

Wake up! You have just enough time to run to your closet, figure out a Wu Tang-themed outfit, and head over to Irene’s for the most amazing brunch. Order a round of breakfast biscuits while you enjoy all day happy hour specials and on rosé, mimosas + carafes, and bloody marys. Whatever you did last night, it doesn’t matter. Because brunch means your best life starts now!

DJ GirlFriend ATX will be there spinning your favorite Wu Tang tunes.

When: Today, November 11th

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

506 West Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

What a beautiful day to explore Austin’s amazing art scene! Along with over 40 institutions around Austin, The Contemporary Austin is offering engaging performances, art-making activities, artist demonstrations, docent-led tours, and free admission.

When: Today, September 23rd

Time: noon – 4 p.m.

The Contemporary Austin
3809 West 35th Street (Laguna Gloria Location)
Austin, Texas 78703

Whalebone Magazine‘s Dive Bar Issue is dropping this month, and to celebrate, they’re doing a national dive bar tour that will hit Austin tonight! Our stop on the tour is, naturally, one of the best in the business—Donn’s Depot. RSVP right here so you don’t miss all the divey fun.

If you don’t subscribe to Whalebone, you totally should because they have awesome content like—oh hey look!—this handy guide to Austin featuring 365’s own Jason Neff.

When: Today, September 18th

Time: 8 – 11 p.m.

Donn’s Depot
1600 W 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78703

It’s time again for the world’s largest hot sauce festival! Austin takes salsa very seriously, so the competition is going to be (quite literally) heating up today.

Come hungry! Enjoy Food from Amy’s Ice Creams, Eldorado Cafe ATX, Emojis Grilled Cheese Bar, Fork in the Road, Garbo’s Lobster Truck ATX, and Sun Garden Shaved Ice.

Not only is this event a ton of fun, it also benefits a wonderful cause. Admission is free with a $5 cash donation to the Central Texas Food Bank, or three nonperishable food items.

When: Today, August 26th

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Fiesta Gardens
 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Banger’s is celebrating its birthday in appropriate fashion—by cooking whole animals and tapping delicious beer! They’ve spent an entire year curating one of the best beer lineups in Texas history. Come thirsty and ready to try 10 Pinthouse Pizza IPA’s, 6 Saint Arnold Bishop Barrels, 8 Banger’s Collaboration beers, 25 Sours, 40 Barrel Aged Beers plus some light and refreshing options to help you beat the heat.

There’s also live music all day and a very special menu featuring pulled whole hog, y’all. It’s going to be quite the shindig.

When: Today, August 4th

Time: noon – 11:30 p.m.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 & 81 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

Grocery Pup, Austin Eastciders, and yours truly, 365 Things Austin have teamed up to throw the most dog friendly summer block party ever! Games, food, dogs, more food, more dogs, and great music await! Here is what you can expect:

– A live band from 3-5 p.m.
– Ice Pops for your pup from pupsicool
– Refreshing drinks from Austin EastCiders
– Backyard games
– Doggie pools for your pups to cool off in
– Food from The Ginger Armadillo food truck

We’ll be offering a special discount code to purchase Grocery Pup to take home with you, and all purchases will get a free goodie bag and cocktail at the event. Click here to RSVP.

When: Today, June 10th

Time: 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Austin Eastciders
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, Texas 78702