Kristy Owen - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

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I am a realtor here in Austin, and clients are always asking for suggestions on what to do around town. So, I thought I would blog about my experiences, recommendations and what you have to do before you can call yourself a true Austinite.

What wine goes best with this ’90s classic starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny? You can find out tonight! Come sip wine at the Austin Winery and get ready to jam with free screening of Space Jam. They will be clearing out all of the tables and chairs so you can bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the film on the projector.
Also, just for kicks, check out the original website for the movie, which is for some reason still up and running—it will take you back in time.

When: Today, April 22nd

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

The Austin Winery
440 St Elmo Rd E, Ste A-1
Austin, Texas 78745

Come enjoy loads of opening day festivities in celebration of this new special exhibition: “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports.” The event is free all day and they’ll be tons of fun sports activities for the whole family, food trucks, giveaways, music from Chulita Vinyl Club, and special appearances!

“Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports” examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the United States. The exhibition celebrates athletes who have broken barriers and spoken out for equality, both on and off the playing field. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing through current day.

RSVP here! (Not required, but all those that RSVP will be entered to win a private tour of the library and lunch for two at The Driskill Hotel’s 1886 Cafe & Bakery!)

When: Today, April 21st

Time:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Festivities on the LBJ plaza and lawn
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Exhibition on view inside the library

Location:
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River St.
Austin, Texas 78705

Photo via the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Facebook page. View of the LBJ Presidential Library from the LBJ lawn. July 13, 2016. Photo by Jay Godwin.

While most people just grab a spot on the bridge, there’s actually an even better way to watch the bats! 
We’ve partnered with Capital Cruises and Austin Tour Company to bring you The Bat Boat, a party cruise on Town Lake (or Lady Bird Lake as it’s now known). Enjoy great music, food, and cocktails aboard a fabulous boat with air conditioning, bathrooms, and a gorgeous roof deck. We’ll pause near the bridge (and turn the music down) at sunset to watch the bats and tell you a little bit about them!

We’re excited to offer our guests two pre-cruise specials this year! We’ll have a $5 local canned beer special at our check-in location: The Hyatt Regency Austin and our guests have have access to a special YETI promotion: Receive a free drink at the YETI Barr when you spend $20 or more on YETI products the day of your Bat Boat (must show them your confirmation email)!

  • Pre Cruise specials Hyatt Austin & Yeti Flagship
  • Two hour cruise with Capital Cruises
  • Pizza from Via313
  • Palomas from Dulce Vida Tequila
  • Oberon from Bells Brewery
  • Halo Photo Booth from My Event Is The Bomb
  • Beats on the upper deck from our resident DJ
  • See the famous Austin Bats fly from the water! 

 

Our absolute favorite local band gone big has a new album coming out and we can’t be more excited for them. They are celebrating this Friday at The Continental Club, a better venue for this occasion could not exist. 

If you don’t know about The Nightowls, they do Motown jams that will have you dancing ALL night long. 

We Are The Nightowls was written and recorded over the course of one year, following extensive touring in support of 2016’s Royal Sessions, which was labeled an “energetic blend of classic soul and modern pop” by Paste Magazine. “Our previous albums were concept albums paying homage to the historic recording studios in which they were recorded,” frontman Ryan Harkrider describes. “This new album is more about capturing the band’s sound…it’s a more cohesive statement about who we are.” For that reason, the band made this 2018 release their “self-titled” album.

When: Friday, April 20th 

Location:
Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

 

Come celebrate as Native Hostel honors the Queen of Tejano, La Reina de Tejas: SELENA on her birthday.

They will have a dance party and a tribute screening of the film “Selena”, as well as video tribute of concert footage etc, food and drink specials, contests and raffles of “Bidi Bidi Bundles” (Selena prize packs including signature Selena pins)!!

The first 100 guests arriving will receive a complimentary rose and more. Donations received will go to The Selena Foundation.

6:00pm Doors
7:00pm Visual Tribute and Classic Selena music
8:00pm Screening of “Selena” 
10:00pm Tribute Dance party with Special Guest DJs:
Boi Jeanius (Chicago) & Principe Q (Corpus Christi), and local love by Abe AssassinoDiggy Dutch (ATX)
10:30pm Raffle

When: today, April 16th

Location:
Native Hostel
807 E. 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

https://www.facebook.com/events/205104236920737/

With these lower spring temps here to (hopefully) stay, take advantage and get outside for Soursop and St. Elmo Brewing’s second annual Crawfish Boil!

Enjoy live Cajun music by Charles Thibodeaux and The Austin Cajun Aces and grab a 3-pound basket of Viet-Cajun Style Crawfish from Soursop, cooked up with garlic butter, Thai basil, and secret seasoning. It’s served with potatoes, corn, and garlic toast. Baskets are $20 while supplies last. And trust us, they will go fast. Family and pet friendly!

When: Today, April 15th

Time: noon – 8:00 p.m.

Location:
St Elmo Brewing Company
440 E. St. Elmo Rd. Suite G-2
Austin, Texas 7874

Raise your hand if  you love rosé! Well this afternoon you can get a little preview of some tasty Texas-grown pink wines that will be featured at the upcoming Texas Wine Revolution festival. Yes We Can Wine and William Chris Vineyards will be flowing while supplies last.

While you’re there, enter to win VIP tickets to the festival on April 22nd at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Texas Wine Revolution is an annual festival, showcasing the beauty of Texas-grown wines and this year it’s specifically rosé. Featuring more than 25 wineries, winemakers, and their rosé, the afternoon will also include tastings, live music, local foods, educational seminars, interactive activities, plenty of picture opportunities, a silent auction, and picnic areas.

When: Today, April 14th

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Location:
Kitty Cohen’s
2211 Webberville Rd.
Austin, Texas 78702

Tonight you can go on a wine adventure around the world, without ever leaving Austin. Every second Wednesday of the month, St. Genevieve is hosting four unique wines from all over the globe. Learn more about wine and dive into what makes each one so interesting and complex. You can mingle while enjoying small bites or relax and enjoy the ambiance. Want another glass? Grab another one for just $5.

$20 a person for a glass of all 4 wines
$5 more for another glass
Special pricing to buy each bottle
Small bites to accompany the wines

When: Today, April 11th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location:
St. Genevieve
11500 Rock Rose Ave
Austin, Texas 78758

Rowing Dock & TYLER’S Present Glow Paddle ATX benefiting Flatwater Foundation. SUP, Kayak, and Canoe on Lady Bird Lake like never before! Leave the drab at home and come dressed in your brightest, shiniest and most flamboyant apparel. Anything goes, the more outrageous the better! Each Glow Paddler will receive a limited edition glow-in-the-dark TYLER’S tee and every vessel will be outfitted with lights and glow in the dark gear. 

Join Practice Yoga Austin for a sunset sesh on the roofdeck patio at Mohawk.

Get your evening flow on to the sweet tunes of LEVITATION, enjoy some free JuiceLand + Waterloo Sparkling Water and hang for happy hour afterwards. They’ll be raffling off 3 pairs of tickets to LEVITATION (Panda BearOM & Waxahatchee)! Come a little early to snag a spot and a drink.

*Street parking around Mohawk is free after 6pm on Mondays.*

When: today, April 9th

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location:
Mohawk Austin
912 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/766408393552272/