Kristy Owen - 2/405 - 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.

Outdoor Voices has joined forces with Jordan Jones from Camp Gladiator for their September sweat event! You’ll sweat it out with full-body workouts incorporating cardio (at your mat) and strength. Workouts are go-at-your-own-pace for all fitness levels. Following your endorphin boost, join them for a drink upstairs at Ellis!

Please BYOMat, water, and wear tennis shoes!


When: Tuesday, September 3rd

Time: 6:30 p.m.

111 Congress Avenue
Austin TX

We’re baaaaaaaack!! Well, let’s hope so anyway!! There are still tickets for the Longhorns’ first home game of the season against Louisiana Tech. Game days at DKR have really been upgraded in the past two years. Come early and check out all the food trucks and activities along BEVO Blvd. You can also visit the brand new UT Hall of Fame that opened this week just in time to get you super pumped for some Longhorn magic to happen. And Jack Ingram will be playing at Longhorn City Limits before the game at 5:30 p.m.! Thanks to AD Chris Del Conte, every home game is basically like ACL, the rodeo, and the Super Bowl all rolled into one.

Here’s a guide to all of it from UT Athletics.

When: Saturday, August 31st

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – University of Texas
2100 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712

The House of Songs ATXP2P series connects Austin songwriters from different genres, backgrounds, and styles to create new music together. Every session features four artists performing solo works (20 min sets) with transitions between artists featuring songs they have written as a pair. Tonight artists are Natalie Price Music, Daisy O’Connor, and Graham Weber & Taylor Williams of Western Youth & Rob Baird!

Tacodeli will be providing tacos, Austin Beerworks will be serving beer, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be serving a special Tacodeli / Tito’s cocktail. Rambler Sparkling Water is going to help us get through this heat!

Please note: The House of Songs x Tacodeli Songwriter Sessions is an all ages event. RSVPs are not a guarantee of entree. Entree is limited to venue capacity. RSVP or make a donation via Eventbrite.

When: Friday, August 30th

Time: 5:30–8:00 p.m.

Cost: $5 Suggested donation to The House of Songs or pay-what-you-can for the artists!

Tacodeli (3rd & Congress)
301 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

Have you ever sat alone at your house on a Thursday night and thought, Dang, I really wish there was a tiny patio where I could watch movies and drink with all my friends. Well now there is! And there will be happy hour and food specials, too. Come to Spokesman tonight for a free screening of the 1993 coming-of-age comedy Dazed And Confused.

When: Thursday, August 29th

Time: Seating starts at 8:30 p.m. | Show starts at 9 p.m.

440 East St. Elmo Road, Suite A-2
Austin, Texas 78745


It’s the first day of classes on the Forty Acres, and to cap it all off there is a free outdoor screening of Avengers: Endgame right on the Main Mall! It’s free for UT students, staff, and faculty (and a guest*) with a valid UTID. There will be free popcorn and refreshments, but outside food and drinks are allowed as well.

*Your guest doesn’t need a UTID.

When: Wednesday, August 28th

Time: 8–11 p.m.

UT Main Mall
Austin, Texas 78705

Tonight, come watch this poignant film starring Jennifer Lopez as Selena. J-Lo was on the cusp of stardom herself when she filmed this movie and it captures the generosity of spirit and raw talent that defined Selena’s all-too-short career. This screening is part of the 2019 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series and there are just a few more to go! View the full schedule.
Get your tickets here.

When: Tuesday, August 27th

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

It’s time again for the world’s largest hot sauce festival, which is now in its 29th year! 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, Garbo’s Lobster Truck ATX, Torchy’s Tacos, and tons more!

Not only is this event so much friggin 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: Sunday, August 25th

Time: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fiesta Gardens
 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, Texas 78702

You probably already know that the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival is October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park and that Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, Robyn and more big names are playing. But this year’s Late Night Shows have just been announced and that list includes Gary Clark Jr, James Blake, King Princess, Third Eye Blind, Kali Uchis, Rebelution, GRiZ, Jenny Lewis, Fisher, and more. Check out the full list here and below.
10/3   Gary Clark Jr @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/3   Hippie Sabotage w/ Paul Sebastian @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/3   FIDLAR w/ XETAS @ Scoot Inn
10/4   Gary Clark Jr @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/4   TroyBoi @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/4   The Comet is Coming with DJ Mel @ Scoot Inn
10/4   Pink Sweat$ @ Antone’s (18+)
10/4   Blackillac @ Stubb’s Indoors
10/5   Golden Dawn Arkestra @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/5   Jai Wolf w/ Hotel Garuda and Memba @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/5   IDLES @ Mohawk
10/5   Jenny Lewis w/ Cherry Glazerr @ Scoot Inn
10/5   Eric Rachmany w/ Reed Turner – A Benefit for Proclaim Justice @ Antone’s (18+)
10/5   Shura w/ Faye Webster @ 3TEN
10/6   GRiZ w/ Capyac (DJ Set) @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/6   Misterwives with Briston Maroney @ Scoot Inn
^10/6  Gospel Brunch: Bells of Joy @ Stubb’s Indoors
10/7   BANKS w/ Kevin Garrett @ Scoot Inn
10/8   Bea Miller w/ Kah-lo @ Scoot Inn
*10/9   Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit feat. King Princess @ Stubbs Waller Creek
10/10  Kali Uchis w/ Mahalia @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/10  Flamingosis w/ BoomBaptist @ The Parish
10/10  Monsieur Periné w/ special guest Vanessa Zamora @ Antone’s (18+)
10/10  Alesia Lani @ Stubb’s Indoors (FREE show!)
10/11  James Blake w/ Armani White @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/11  RL Grime w/ Montell2099 and Jawns @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/11  Sigrid w/ Alexander 23 and Raffaella @ Scoot Inn
10/12  Third Eye Blind w/ Mallrat @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/12  Rebelution w/ Steady Legend @ Emo’s Austin
10/12  Joseph w/ Caroline Rose @ Scoot Inn
10/12  Julia Jacklin w/ Christian Lee Hutson @ The Parish
10/12  Still Woozy w/ Johnny Utah @ Antone’s (18+)
10/12  Chris Shiflett w/ Cordovas and Leon III @ Continental Club (21+)
10/13  Fisher @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/13  Orville Peck w/ Louisianna Purchase @ Scoot Inn
^10/13 Gospel Brunch: The Disciples of Joy @ Stubb’s Indoors
*Already on sale
^Reservations available by phone only through 512.480.8341

Even though we have lots of warm weather still ahead of us, the summer is coming to an end as football season is almost here! So naturally, Black Sheep Lodge is having a giant tiki party to celebrate. They’ll have hourly drink specials, live screen printing, a watermelon carving contest (starting around 8 p.m.), limbo contest, and a DJ!

There will also be a raffle with great prizes that will benefit Ben’s Friends AUSTIN Chapter!

When: Friday, August 23

Time: 4 p.m.–midnight

Black Sheep Lodge
2108 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s the big finale of the Wildflower Center’s outdoor cinema series, and they’ve saved the best for last—Clueless! The event is presented in collaboration with Alamo Drafthouse Austin. Pack a blanket or enjoy the soft grass of the Family Garden Play Lawn and watch Cher navigate all the high school drama under the big open sky at dusk.

Think you’ve got better plans than rolling with your homies to this final Movies in the Wild of the season? As if! The film begins at sundown and is included with regular admission to the center. Free for members!

When: Thursday, August 22nd

Time: 6:30–10:30 p.m.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, Texas 78739