Kristy Owen - 3/378 - 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.

Without further ado, here is the 2018 ACL lineup. Tickets go on sale now! The festival will take place October 5th-7th & October 12th-14th at Zilker Park. 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website.

Forget goat yoga and try horse yoga! Come out to the beautiful Healing with Horses Ranch to center your mind and relax your body with a very special yoga session among our herd. You will be guided through a series of fundamental yoga poses at the head of our 5 miles of nature trails. After yoga stay to enjoy some delious kombucha from Buddha´s Brew and interact with our horses.

  • Suggested donation of $10.
  • Bring your mat!
  • Complimentary kombucha provided by Buddha’s Brew.
  • All abilities welcome.
  • No pets allowed: service animals always welcome.

When: today, April 30th

Time: 6:30pm

Healing Horse Yoga
10014 Farm to Market Road 973
Manor, TX 78653

Come hang in the dreamy lounge at Hotel San José and listen to Deejay JLA Soul spin classic and deep rocksteady, reggae, and dub all on vinyl! This event happens the last Sunday of every month and it’s always a great time. Plus this weather is making everything amazing! Grab a good crew and wind down your weekend.

When: Today, April 29th

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Hotel San José
1316 S Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s gorgeous out, so let’s head down south to Texas Keeper Cidery and sip the day away! The cider wizards out there are releasing their collaboration with Blue Owl Brewing today called Co-op Curiouser (& Curiouser). It’s an eccentric cider, made by first putting the unfermented juice through Blue Owl Brewing‘s lacto process, boiling in their kettle with Motueka hops, then fermenting at the cidery and dry-hopping with Motueka and Wakatu hops. The result is crazy refreshing, with notes of pear, melon, mint, and tropical fruit.

This is the second round of the good stuff, if you missed it last year because it went so fast, then get out there today for the first crackin’! They’ll be live music from Light Horse Harry from 4-6 p.m. and this special menu from Puli-Ra to go with the cider:

*Goan Crawfish/Shrimp Étouffée
*Mushroom Bacon and Green Curry Potato Po Biscuit- (vegetarian) with a hopped hot sauce aioli
*Boudin N Chips Cheese Plate
*Coorg style Pork Sausage, TX Bee Tree Pimento Cheese, Rice Crackers, Hot Sauce, Pickles etc*
*Gooey Butter Cake

When: Today, April 28th

Time: noon – 9 p.m.

Texas Keeper Cider
12521 Twin Creeks Rd.
Manchaca, Texas 78652

Who’s ready for another atxGALS art party?!

Come hang out with your favorite creative gals at the 2018 Spring art show, BLOOM, a one-night art party celebrating Austin’s emerging women artists.

Following their model of creating unique art exhibits to bring Austinites together, the event will kick off at 6pm on Friday, April 27th at The Refinery, located in the heart of downtown Austin. The one-night event will feature the work of over 10 local female artists, open bar, small bites, live music, swag bags for the first 100 ticket buyers, and raffle prizes throughout the night. 

When: April 27th

The Refinery 
612 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701

 Circuit of The Americas  today announced two of the biggest names in music as its headliners at the FORMULA 1 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Global superstar Bruno Mars will perform on COTA’s SUPER STAGE on Saturday, Oct. 20th after Qualifying has finished on track and international pop icon, Britney Spears closes out the weekend on the same stage on Sunday, October 21st, following the F1 USGP race.

Tickets for the FORMULA 1 2018 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, set for October 19th-21st will go on sale this Friday at 10a.m. through

Bruno Mars will light up the Saturday night of the Grand Prix weekend when he makes a stop at COTA with his entertainment-packed 24K Magic World show. Touring in support of his heralded album, 24K Magic (, released in November 2016 via Atlantic Records. The 24K Magic World Tour has been Mars’ first full length tour since his hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour in 2013, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.

 International pop icon, Britney Spears will close out the weekend’s celebration with a post-race concert on Sunday, October 21. As her “Britney: Piece of Me,” upcoming world tour is kicking off this summer, which follows her award-winning and record-breaking headlining Las Vegas residency, Spears solidifies the star-powered race weekend.



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

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

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 

Continental Club
1315 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704