Kristy Owen - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

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.

I scream, you scream—we all really scream for FREE ice cream!

Lick Honest Ice Creams’ 6 Year Anniversary is today they’re having a FREE scoop night!

When: Today, October 17th

Time: 7-10pm

Lamar Union:
1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135
Austin, TX 78704

North Burnet:
6555 Burnet Rd #200
Austin, TX 78757

1905 Aldrich Street, #150
Austin, TX

Name: Deli
Animal ID:
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Pit Mix
Age: 3 Year Old
Location: In Foster

This girl came into AAC back in December with horribly cropped and infected ears and was overall in pretty poor shape. She has been in foster since January, has had two surgeries to fix her ears (thanks vet services!), and LOTS of love!  A few facts about Deli:

– Her three favorite things: her people, walks, and car rides! 
– She is dog social. She currently lives with and gets along great with my 4 yr. old female pup..
– While she LOVES to walk, shorter walks.
– She is highly food motivated and thankfully this has helped immensely with training.
– She is mostly deaf due to her ear surgeries but has learned hand and touch signals and is quite smart!
– She is a heavy sleeper and sometimes snorer and it’s adorable. 
– She is inherently good and deserves the very best! 

Feel free to email me at  if you have any questions or interested adopters!

For the second installment of Holy Roller’s month-long Halloween celebration, they are bringing in some of Austin’s most stylish to equip you with the skills for the best DIY costume, ever.

Featuring Nina Berenato Jewelry and clothing designer Gail Chovan; Beranato will feature a workshop focused on creating costume jewelry while Chovan will showcase how to use what you have in your wardrobe and makeup bag to prep for your night in disguise.

Themed drinks special will be available as well. 

When: today, October 16th

Time: 7pm-10pm 

Holly Roller 
509 Rio Grande 
Austin, Texas 78701 

This morning, in honor of #ACLFest, Grizzelda’s is putting on the brunch to end all brunches with a Jay Z vs. Beyonce theme! 

They’ll have $20 brunch, $5 margaritas, plenty of mimosas, and live tunes from @dubacademy.

Reservations are encouraged since they’ve been completely booked the last two weekends. Call 512-366-5908 right now!

When: Today, October 15th

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

105 Tillery Street
Austin, Texas 78702

The Red River Rivalry heats up again as Texas takes on the hated Sooners in the battle at the State Fair! Join the  Texas Exes Austin Chapter to cheer on the Horns, raise money for scholarships. and enjoy drink specials.

There will be live music, yard games, door prizes, and raffles to raise a bunch of money for future Longhorns.

This is the ONLY official watch party of the Texas Exes in Austin, so don’t miss it!

When: Today, October 14th

Time: 1:30 – 7:00 p.m.

backYARD at Waller Creek
701 E 11th St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Present Company’s 4th annual Shakespeare at the Market, Romeo & Juliet, runs October 13th – 29th on the rooftop of the downtown Austin flagship Whole Foods Market. Promoting the philosophy of accessible art, Shakespeare at the Park is free! A suggested $20 donation supports the artists and event. RSVPs are encouraged.

When: Today, October 13th

Time: Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. show

Whole Foods Downtown
524 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

A few things to remember!

  • Picnics and blankets or chairs encouraged
  • BYOB or purchase from Whole Foods
  • FREE & PLENTIFUL parking in the Whole Foods garage
  • Parents encouraged to research the plot and have any necessary conversations with children under the age of 10.



Join TOMS and PongRock for a ping pong tournament of epic proportions!

Enjoy drinks from Dulce Vida Tequila, live tunes & shoe customization by a local artist.

Thursday, October 12th 5-8pm
Friday, October 13th 5-8pm

Winners will receive a $100 TOMS gift card. Sign-up for the tournament will begin on-site at 5pm each day.

1401 South Congress Ave. 
Austin, Texas 78704

Juliet might be one of the most unappreciated patios in Austin. If you have not been, you’re missing out. This has been my recent go-to place for a cocktail and patio time. Tonight is Jazz Night which makes it the perfect excuse to check it out!

During the KUTX jazz music series, sip on a $5 Aperol Spritz, Juliet Italian Kitchen’s version of an Aperol Spritz or an Italian Sunrise during the Aperol Spritz Extended Happy Hour.

When: Tonight, October 11th

Time: 7  – 9:00 p.m.

Juliet Italian Kitchen
1500 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Because they love us, Irene’s is offering a special ACL discount for all wristband holders—25% off food all day long during both weekends!

Today they’re having a boozy brunch with biscuits, Happy Hour Specials (10 a.m. to 2 a.m.) $3 Mimosas + $15 Carafes, $3 Bloody Marys, and DJ Emily Rabbit spinning rocksteady, dub, and rare grooves on the patio.

When: Today, October 8th

Time: noon – 4 p.m.


506 West Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701