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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.

Workshops with local makers. Tasty free food and an open bar. An awards ceremony that will make you feel all the feels. This is WeWork’s Creator Awards, coming to Austin June 27. The celebration is part of WeWork’s global initiative to recognize and reward individuals, organizations, and businesses who are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects, and achieving real change. Through 2017, WeWork is committing over $20 million to empowering creators. Will you be there to watch the magic unfold?

When: June 27

Time: 4pm – Midnight

ACL Live at The Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

This event is 21+ and RSVP only.

If you haven’t checked out the newly revived Austin Motel and its restaurant Fine Foods, you need to get yourself to South Congress immediately. Or how about tonight? Bumble is hosting a fun happy hour event called Buzzed On Bumble. Show your Bumble/BumbleBFF app for bee-themed cocktail specials, complimentary bites, and sweet swag! Maybe you’ll even meet your honey or new bff IRL?!

When: Today, June 13th

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Austin Motel
1220 South Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s date night for you and your best pal. Come out to Yard Bar with your pup (and a few of your human friends) for their canine-themed Movie Mondays! Every other Monday starting tonight through November this year, they’ll be screening a dog-centric flick. Popcorn, s’mores, and drink specials are only part of the fun. Grab your lawn chairs and head to the patio. All ages and dogs welcome!

When: Today, June 12th

Time: 8-11 p.m.

Admission is free!

Yard Bar
6700 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757

The schedule will run as follows:
June 12th – Homeward Bound
June 26th – Balto
July 10th – Lady and the Tramp
July 24th – 101 Dalmations
August 7th – Beethoven
August 21st – Iron Will
September 4th – Bolt
September 18th – Turner and Hooch
October 2nd – 8 Below
October 16th – Frankenweinnie
October 30- Cujo

Tonight’s Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. The city at sunset is a beautiful backdrop to the music. Don’t forget to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket!

Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play a variety of music, everything from jazz and light classical to pop selections and film scores.

When: Today, June 11th

Admission: Free

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

2017 Schedule
June 11 – Woodwinds
June 18 – Brass
June 25 – Big Band program

July 9 – Strings
July 16 – Woodwinds
July 23 – Big Band
July 30 – Brass

August 6 – Strings
August 13 – Woodwinds
August 20 – Brass
August 27 – Big Band

Free Parking is available at One Texas Center located on Barton Springs Rd. @ S. 1st St.

*Paid parking is available at the Palmer Garage for $8

The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s no secret that Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is one of my favorite things to do in Austin. Through June they’re having a special “kids fly free” program where any person 17 or under for free with a full price adult. The “kids fly free” program is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays and ends June 30th, so get out there while there’s still time.

It’s an adventure from the beginning, as there are five ziplines for you to tackle. Now that the lake levels are back up the views are even more spectacular!  You reach speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! The guides are also friendly, knowledgeable and fun. They make the whole experience even better.


Phone: 512-614-1996

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Volente, Texas

Attention Hello Kitty fans: The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is here in Austin! The hugely popular Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Austin at Barton Creek Square. This mobile vehicle of cuteness offers a delicious array of sweets and special goodies for fans of all ages.

The truck will be parked right by Men’s Warehouse at Barton Creek Square Mall all day today. If you are hankering for a sweet treat, make sure to stop by.  The yummy menu will include a three-piece Hello Kitty cookie set, a rainbow macaron box set with a surprise Sanrio character design, a 4-pack of mini cakes, and bow-shaped bottles of water. In addition to the goodies, a Hello Kitty Cafe mug, a super cute pink Hello Kitty Cafe T-shirt, and the pop icon’s signature bow headband will also be available to purchase.

When: Today, June 10th

Time: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Barton Creek Square
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy.
Austin, Texas 78746

What goes together like Austin and weird? Barton Springs and yoga. Join Black Swan Yoga and Patsy Springer for a free 60-minute, all levels flow. Afterward, everyone will jump into the springs to cool off and howl at the moon! This is will set the tone for an awesome, healthy weekend.

Refreshments provided by Health-Ade Kombucha.

When: Today, June 9th

Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746


Name: Petey 
Animal ID:
Sex: Nuetered Male
Breed:  Pit Bull Mix
Age: 5 Year Old
Location: In Foster


Everyone meet Sweetie Petey! He’s a lovable, sweet, snuggly guy who loves people. He loves meeting new people and is friendly with everyone he meets. He’s so thankful for kindness and pays you back with attention and kisses. He’s house-trained, crate-trained, and not destructive when left alone. He also enjoys toys and playing fetch. He’s been to some training classes and is a star student. He learns quickly, is food-motivated, and wants to please. He know basic cues and walks well on the leash when there aren’t lots of cars around. Seeing cars passing is a bit scary for him, but we’re teaching him how to handle uncomfortable situations. He’s a great hiking buddy and enjoys dipping in streams along the way.


Check out our previous Pet of the Week’s!

Bring your dad to Rowing Dock Sunday June 18th for an outdoor adventure on Lady Bird Lake and you’ll automatically enter him in a drawing for the best Father’s Day gift ever!! Rowing Dock has partnered with Austin Canoe and Kayak, KIND, and Hops and Grain to host a special Father’s Day event. From 9-11 am, they’ll have Fishing Kayak Demos and Professional Fishing Kayak Guides onsite to answer all of Dad’s fishing kayak questions in addition to some fun games for dad’s and kids.

They’ll have coffee and snacks from KIND and if you happen to be one of the first 20 people to arrive you’ll snag a sweet goody bag with items from each vendor, including a sample of the infamous River Beer from Hops and Grain. In addition to the activities from 9-11, if you take dad out for a paddle any time on Father’s Day you’ll automatically be entered in their Father’s Day Raffle contest, which could win your dad a three-month supply of KIND snacks, a $75 ACK gift card, and a ½ day Guided Fishing Kayak Trip for two! So, grab your dad and your fishing poles and head down to the dock!