Kristy Owen - 3/405 - 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.

Friends is the show that keeps on giving! And all your pointless knowledge of the guest stars, random storylines, and weird jokes could finally pay off tonight.  Start honing those unagi skills, Friends Trivia is headed back to The Park on South Lamar!

Here’s what you need to know (besides EVERYTHING about the TV show):
-Free to play
-All ages
-1-6 players per team
-Prizes for the best of the best

Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and there’s a happy hour until 7 p..m. This theme almost always caps out quick, early arrival is highly recommended.

When: Tuesday, August 20th

Time: 8–10 p.m.

The Park on South Lamar
4024 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

In case you missed it, atxGALS just announced their newest venture – a brick & mortar and creative coworking space in East Austin — THE CATHEDRAL. This gorgeous and refurbished 1930’s church will soon be your new go-to spot to work, create, and mingle. The Cathedral will open its doors this Fall as a place for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in a hell of a dreamy and inspiring environment. ​Applications officially are open. (​ visit their website​ to find our more info)



The GALS are excited to have a central hub for their growing network and plan to expand opportunities for their members through events, exhibitions, workshops and more. There is no doubt these ladies will be setting precedent in the Chestwood neighborhood with the opening of The Cathedral, and I can’t wait to get in there to see what beautiful setup they come up with.

Now, I am sure you are wondering – what makes this space like no other? Here are 5 top reasons why The cathedral definitely makes the list as one of Austin’s coolest and brightest new coworking spaces for creatives and entrepeneurs:

5 reasons why you should make The Cathedral your new coworking space:

1. Let there be light. This place has an aura like no other place in Austin

With architectural details dating back to the 30s combined with contemporary fixtures that elevate the space to an ethereal level, you will want to have meet ups here, you will want to show your work here, you will want to make magic here.

2. It’s unique to artists but also such an inspiring vibe for entrepreneurs

Work among Austin’s most energetic and innovative creatives. With potential for collaborations, partnerships, and just making awesome friends; The Cathedral will house the foundation for what’s next in the Austin entrepreneurial and creative markets.

3. The space is dog friendly!

You can finally bring your dog to work with you and cancel that dog walker membership. Equipped with a beautiful lush neighborhood perfect for walk breaks along with a mini dog park on property for pups to let out some energy in between meetings.

4. Parking, y’all. Parking

The Cathedral has a very generous parking lot with over 25 spaces and ample free street parking available on the surrounding streets. No PayToPark or garage rates to worry about! For artists, this is an even bigger perk when loading/unloading artwork from their cars to their studio.

5. Inspired and created by atxgals

Working with The Cathedral will directly support atxGALS, their events, and their ability to give back to the community. With a long history of partnerships through the Girls Empowerment Network, Austin Pets Alive!, The Cathedral will help build a stronger community in Austin by giving back to local organizations and enriching the arts

Now, join the atxgals at The Cathedral and make some magic!

Give your Sunday a major upgrade with bubbles and a gorgeous view of the city. Veuve Clicquot is taking over the pool deck at Hotel Van Zandt for Geraldine’s annual Clicquot In The Sun with music from DJ Bird Peterson.

RSVP to the event for entry.

Looking for a cabana? Give them a call 512-476-4755!

When: Sunday, August 18th

Time: 2–6 p.m.

Geraldine’s Austin
605 Davis St, Austin, Texas 78701

Austin Restaurant Weeks is back and we love this event because it raises lots of money for an incredible cause. The two-week-long dining extravaganza featuring specially priced lunches, dinners, and cocktails at hot spots throughout the greater Austin area is a fundraiser for the Central Texas Food Bank.

For restaurateurs, it’s a great opportunity to help fight hunger while providing diners who might not be regular patrons with an easy, economical way to dine with them. And for diners, it’s a way to help our neighbors in need while enjoying some of the best dishes this amazing, food-driven city has to offer.

Check out all of the participating restaurants—there is so much to choose from this year!

When: August 15–September 2, 2019


Get some exercise and enjoy the strange vibes that make this city one of a kind. This super fun 5K/10K race will be a morning of local pride and runners racing their way through the heart of downtown Austin to a celebratory post-race brunch on Auditorium Shores. 

After crossing the finish line, 5K and 10K runners will end in a Finish Line Expo with brands who “Keep Austin Weird.” Enjoy activities, a giant tug-of-war, one-of-a-kind photo ops, DJ beats, and more. Dress weird, taste weirdly creative brunch dishes and cocktails, and celebrate everything we love about Austin!

And this is not just weird for weird’s sake, all registrations will help raise funds for Austin’s own LIVESTRONG and the fight against cancer. 

Registrations are open now!

When: Sunday, September 22nd

Time: 7:30 a.m.–noon

Tickets: $35-$70, Prices Increase closer to race day! 

Auditorium Shores

Spend the evening under the stars with your fellow Austinites. We have only so many of these summer nights left! In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse and Do512, grab your friends and family and experience the cool vibes of Sound & Cinema on the Long Center’s front lawn—live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen.

Tonight they are showing the teen classic 10 Things I Hate About You!

When: Wednesday, August 14th

Time: 6 p.m.

Attendance: Free and open to the public

Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704

You deserve a crazy delicious Italian meal tonight. Join Intero for a phenomenal night of Italian dining as Chefs Ian Thurwachter (Intero Co-Owner/Executive Chef) and special guest Jesse Griffiths (Owner/Executive Chef Dai Due and Dai Due Taqueria) bring their talents together for a five course dinner menu featuring hand-made pasta, cheeses, and charcuterie. Come be taken overseas to Italy in the heart of Central-East Austin! Enjoy great wines, negroni, and amari through out the night, along with dessert from Krystal Craig (Intero Co-Owner/Pastry Chef/Chocolatier) to conclude your evening.

When: Monday, August 12th

Time: 6–10 p.m. | Two seatings available: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

-$86.00 ticket *INCLUDES: Five Course Dinner Menu, Welcome Cocktail + Tax & Gratuity!
-Additional $25 Wine Pairing Available

Intero Restaurant
2612 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702

Spend your Sunday evening watching a classic thriller with a glass of fine wine.  Scream will be playing on the big screen at The Austin Winery and to celebrate, they are offering $5 glasses of Malbec and Cinsault! Bring your own blanket and spread out—all the tables and chairs will be cleared out of the way.

When: Sunday, August 11th

Time: 7–10 p.m.

The Austin Winery
440 St Elmo Rd E, A-1
Austin, Texas 78745

TLC is throwing its first annual Oyster Fest. If you love the tasty little delicacies, this is for you! Watch the best oyster shuckers in Austin compete in a Gulf Oyster shucking contest. And you yourself can see how many oysters is too many oysters in an eating contest for cash prizes.

For those of us who aren’t feeling competitive and just want to hang, there will be live music and hot and cold oyster flight menus.

When: Saturday, August 10th

Time: 2–5 p.m.

TLC Austin
1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite 1150
Austin, Texas 78704