Kristy Owen - 3/398 - 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.

Native Hostel

Join Native every Sunday until series’ end for screenings, drinks, and revelry. Before and after the show? Let’s hang and chat. During the show? Anyone who tries to discuss their theories of Bran being the night king will be SHAMED. Save all comments until end of show plz n thank u.

Space is limited, so come early. And yes, costumes welcome (highly encouraged, really).

Time: 8pm-10pm

Location:
807 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Nickel City

The entire family is invited out to Nickel City for their weekly watch parties.

Time:7pm-10pm

Location:
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702

The North Door

The North Door will be screening Game of Thrones on their 25′ screen. Each week they will play the previous week’s episode before the new episode.

Cold beer and Tacos from Pueblo Viejo all night.

Time: 6pm-11pm

Location:
502 Brushy St.
Austin, Texas 78702

Last Straw

Last Straw is doing a King’s Feast that includes a cocktails and the Feast that includes pulled pork, served with grilled pineapple, slaw, slider buns and tortillas. 

Time: Feast at 7:30pm, GOT at 8:00pm

Location:
Last Straw
1914 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

The Local Post

The Local Post is having a watch party with some of the Game of Thrones cast members at The Local Post. 

Location:
The Local Post
7133 Burnet Road 
Austin, Texas 78757

Loro Austin

Time flies when we are stuffing our face with crazy-delicious fusion food! It’s already been one whole year since Loro debuted on South Lamar and today we are going to celebrate.

The Asian smokehouse from Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin, will celebrate its anniversary with all-day food and drink specials, including $1 champagne cocktails and $5 ribs, while supplies last.

They open at 11 a.m. today so plan accordingly!

When: Today, April 7th

Time: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Location: Loro, 2115 South Lamar Blvd.

Zilker Botanical

It may be a little dreary outside, but it’s the perfect time to bring a little life into your garden or house! The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society is hosting its Spring Show and Sale at the Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden.

Head to the Botanical Garden to check out rare and beautiful cacti and succulent species from around the world. You can buy native and exotic cacti and succulents, and hand-made pottery at reasonable prices.

When: Today, April 6th

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cost: Admission to the show is free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children and seniors).

Location: Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas 78746


There’s a new fitness-focused supplement and nutrition company in town, and they are kicking things off with a big workout event at Fair Market on Saturday, April 13th that is completely free. Relentless creates products to help you maximize your fitness pursuit and they are here to help Austinites live their best lives.

Guests will get the first chance to shop Relentless supplements and apparel (and score a free sample or two), work out with the company’s founder Tim Kennedy, do some yoga, drink Cuvee coffee, and grab food from East Side King and Ranch Hand. Plus there will be a silent auction benefiting Hire Heroes USA!

It’s all FREE and open to the public. Just make sure to RSVP for the workout session you want. And if you really want to be relentless about your fitness this year, this city is the place to do it. Checkout our 2019 Austin Workout Guide.

When: Saturday, April 13th

Cost: FREE

Time: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location:
Fair Market
1100 E 5th St.
Austin TX 78702

We are so dang lucky to have the Blanton Museum of Art right here in Austin. If you’ve never been, today is the day to check it out. For the third year in a row, the Blanton is going all out to kick off springtime. This fest runs all day into the night and features a ton of live music, outdoor family art activities, local food—and tours of the world-class art that calls our city home.

Click here for the full music lineup and lots of transportation/parking tips for getting down there.

When: Today, March 30th

Time: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

Location:
The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712

Ciclo at The Four Seasons just unveiled a new happy hour and it has us pumped for patio weather in Austin. At the Four Seasons they never have a misstep, you can count on the service, food, experience being top notch every time. Given their exception level of service, this happy hour is a dream come true. It is available at the bar, terrace or beautiful lawn overlooking Lady Bird Lake. 

Here are the details: 

  • $5 wine, craft beer and house cocktails
  • $20 bottles of wine
  • bites starting at $3
  • FREE valet parking

When: daily 

Time: 5pm-7pm

Location:
The Four Seasons 
98 San Jacinto Blvd. 
Austin, Texas 78701

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) announced the return of the popular  Bike Night. The program will allow cyclists to bike around the world-renowned circuit from 6 until dark every Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to experience the 3.4-mile, 20-turn racetrack at their own pace. To participate, guests must register on-site at COTA or online at www.thecircuit.com/bike.

Bike Night is open to all levels of experience, from beginner to professional. Riders seeking a more challenging route can conquer Turn 1 — one of the most iconic turns in motorsports. A flatter route is available for novice riders with the Turn 1 Bypass route.

Here is a schedule of the Bike Nights:

  • MARCH 12, 19*, 26
  • APRIL 2, 9*, 16*, 23, 30
  • MAY 7, 14, 28
  • JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25

* Due to INDYCAR and MotoGP, check-in and registration for these Bike Nights will take place in the Main Grandstand rather than the Paddock.

Registration is $15 for early online booking and $20 at the door. Early online booking will close at 10 p.m. every Monday prior to event. Season passes, available for purchase at $195 now through March 19, include thirteen guaranteed rides with additional Tuesday nights free through July.

Parking in Lot A is free and will open each Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.

To participate inBike Night Powered  riders must register online at www.thecircuit.com/bike or on site at COTA’s picnic area or Paddock.

One gigantic meal in the middle of the day is really the way to go. Join Little Woodrow’s for their second crawfish boil of the season! Get there early before they are gone, because people really like crawfish in this city. And you’ll need a lot of Shiner to wash down all that food, so they are having specials all day—like $6 giant mugs. Num num num!

When: Today, March 24th

Time: 2–5 p.m.

Location:
Little Woodrow’s Burnet
5425 Burnet Rd.
Austin, Texas 78756

The event that always means it’s really spring in Austin is turning 90 this year! The oldest of its kind in the nation, Zilker Kite Festival is and one of the most anticipated family fun days in the city.

ABC Kite Fest boasts day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite flying contest and showcase, a fun run and MossFest, a children’s music concert. Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a free, all-day event filled with kite making, flying and gazing.

Fly a kite just for fun, or get in on the competition. There are a bunch of free contests, including 
Highest Angle Kite, 
Steadiest Kite
, Strongest Pulling Kite
, Smallest Kite, 
Most Unusual Kite, 
Largest Kite
, Oldest and Youngest Kite Flier.

It truly is such a fun day at Zilker. On top of more kites than you can imagine, there will also be a ton of good food. Plenty of your favorite vendors will be out there with your favorite treats.

Warning: Parking is a major issue! This festival always draws a crowd, so plan to ride your bike or take one of the shuttles.

Let’s hope for a breezy day with clear skies!

When: Sunday, March 31st

Time: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Earlier this year, a few very talented participants of Garrison Brothers’ Bourbon Takeover of Texas were selected to compete for the chance to be named the best bartender in Texas. And now it’s time for the to bring their A-game so the rest of us can drink it.

At the Austin semi-final leg of Bourbon Brawl, they’ll be tasked with incorporating Garrison Brothers 2019 vintage, small batch bourbon into a unique concoction while battling it out with other top Texas mixologists. Naturally, the cocktail should be inspired by the Lone Star State. And it must taste ridiculously good.

Here are the bartenders going for the gold:

  • Andrew Grenz – The Fairmont
  • Leenie Boyle – Better Half
  • Priscilla Aragon – Central Standard
  • Terence Robson – Here nor There
  • Caer Maiko Ferguson – The Eleanor

Come cheer on these mix masters and enjoy free beer and wine! And of course, you get to sample drinks from each of the five contestants.

Donations are $20 and the ticket sales go to Good Bourbon for a Good Cause, a 501c3 public charity.

When: April 18th

Time: 6:30–10 p.m.

Location:
The Refinery
612 Brazos St.
Austin, Texas 78701