Kristy Owen - 3/351 - 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.

Cancel your dinner plans tonight, we have a major happening in the world of barbecue: The Peached Tortilla is teaming up with Miller’s Smokehouse from Belton to bring Miller’s award-winning barbecue to Austin’s city limits. The culinary teams have collaborated for an evening showcasing some of the state’s best barbecue alongside Asian-inspired sides.

A tickets gets you a plate of Miller’s housemade brisket and sausage and sides created in The Peached Tortilla kitchen, including peach cornbread, Asian-style corn on the cob, and bacon kimchi mac and cheese. Beverages will be provided by Rentsch Brewery and for dessert, The Peached Tortilla will be serving peanut butter whoopie pies. In addition to the feast, entertainment will be provided by “browngrass” (like bluegrass, just a little dirtier) band, Sour Bridges, for the full Texas barbecue experience.

When: Today, July 27th

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are $32 a pop. Price includes your meal and one pint of Rentsch beer with a collector’s edition pint glass.

Location:
Peached Social House
6500 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752

 

Come on down to the Long Center tonight for Sound & Cinema with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and the indietronica sounds of The Octopus Project before the movieThousands of Austinites will be flocking to the lawn to watch this unforgettable space opera on a giant inflatable screen with the gorgeous city skyline in the background.

This is all ages and free to the public. Bring folding chairs, blankets, and personal water bottles—but leave your alcohol, coolers, glass bottles, and boom boxes (Boom boxes? Yes it says “boom boxes”) at home please. There will be a ton of great food trucks, so come hungry!

When: Tonight, July 26th

Time:
Doors and Food Trucks Open – 6:00 p.m.
A Giant Dog – 7:30 p.m.
Movie Starts at Dark – around 8:45 p.m.

Location:
The Long Center for Performing Arts
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

Photo by roho foto via Austin Sound and Cinema’s Facebook page

Name: Dude
Animal ID:
A744255
Sex: Nuetered Male
Breed:  Tabby 
Age: 1 Year Old
Location: In Foster

He has been with Austin Animal Center since February!!

You can meet Dude and many other DHCs during our July Desperate Housecat Adoption Event this weekend at AAC. Saturday 11-7, Sunday 11-5.

WHO can resist a feline who sits in SUCH a relaxed position??? Dude had a very rough start in life. He’s missing four rear toes and parts of both ears. But none of this slows him down! He’s very affectionate, purrs, and loves attention, but is not usually a lap cat. Dude is very smart (he understands ‘No’) and wants to be near his human (he’ll sleep next to you). He loves play time, hide and seek, bird watching, and fuzzy blankets.

Dude gives sweet kisses and would do well in an active and lively household. He may be fine with other cats, and is probably great with children.

If you live in Austin, you know that bats are big. Well not literally big, they’re actually pretty small, but their nightly journey to find insects is a spectacle that draws huge crowds of tourists and locals alike. Every night at dusk from early March to November, more than 1.5 million bats fly out from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge, home of the largest urban bat colony in the world. It’s an amazing scene and an absolutely essential Austin activity.

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 Austin Tour Company and Capital Cruises to bring you Bat Tuesday, a party cruise on Town Lake (or Lady Bird Lake as it’s now known). Enjoy great music, snacks, 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!

Here are the details for the cruise:  

  • Boarding starts at 6:30 p.m.  We’ll cruise from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • House DJ laying down the best beats around
  • Lite bites from Burro Cheese Kitchen  
  • Drinks from Eastciders and Mighty Swell
  • If delicious cocktails ain’t your thing, the boat is also BYOB!
  • All this for $35 per person
  • You do not need a printed confirmation, we will check you in electronically once you arrive
  • HAVE FUN, and drink responsibly

Space is limited so snag your reservation here.

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The Austin workout. Join Camp Gladiator @audishores and Outdoor Voices in partnership with the Long Center’s All Summer Long program for a FREE go-at-your-own-pace community workout followed by FREE pizza from VIA 313, ice cream floats from Nada Moo and Chameleon Cold Brew. OV will share some love too.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/BigMegaWkout2017

When: today, July 24th

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30 pm

Location:
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 

https://www.facebook.com/events/429976174031770/?ti=icl 

Tonight is Big Band night on the lawn at the Long Center’s Concert in the Park—a guaranteed good time for your family. There will be kids frolicking, couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations—all united by the sound of music. Come experience the Austin magic for yourself.

In its 15th summer season, these free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and run on Sunday evenings from through August 27th. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the new Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing.

When: Today, July 23rd

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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

Location:
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

This is the third year for one of our favorite festivals that’s based on two very important principles:

1. Texas BBQ and Texas wine pair incredibly well together.

2. Add live music to the mix and that equals one heck of a Texas Party.

Come out to Spicewood Vineyards for an amazing taste of Texas at the BBQ & Wine Festival. This year there will be a lot more wine and a lot more BBQ with vendors as far as the eye can see.

BBQ Vendors include:

  • Salt Lick BBQ
  • Opie’s BBQ
  • Kreuz Market BBQ
  • Schmidt Family Barbecue
  • It’s All Good BBQ
  • K&Z Larapin BBQ

Wine Vendors include: 

  • Spicewood Vineyards
  • Yates Winery
  • William Chris Vineyards
  • Lewis Wines
  • Duchman Family Winery
  • Riverburgh Wine
  • Bending Branch Winery
  • Pedernales Cellars
  • Fall Creek Vineyards
  • Brennan Vineyards

A ticket gets you all the BBQ you could ever want, a commemorative wine glass, ears full of live music, and your first glass of wine.

You can bring your chairs and blankets to the festival, but outside food and drink will not be allowed in.

When: Saturday, July 22nd

Time: 5-9 p.m.

Location:
Spicewood Vineyards
1419 Co Rd 409
Spicewood, TX 78669

KGSR’s ‘Unplugged at The Grove’ is returning for its 24th season. It runs thru mid-September, people of all ages have the opportunity to experience Austin’s longest-running free live music series on Shady Grove’s beautiful pecan tree shaded patio.

Unplugged goers will enjoy the finest live music this city has to offer, as well as a signature patio menu of Austin-inspired home cooking and refreshing drink specials, including $4 16oz ZiegenBocks.

“At Shady Grove we are privileged and grateful to present one-of-a- kind live music performances every week, under the stars, in the coolest city on the planet,” says managing partner Rusty Zagst. “Our 24th season promises to be the best yet as our schedule includes everything from musical legends to some of the most exciting new artists on the scene. Don’t forget Unplugged is open to all and always free.”

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays – September 14th

Time: 8pm

Location:
Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://theshadygrove.com/unplugged/

July 20   KEVIN RUSSELL
July 27   NAKIA & THE BLUES GRIFTERS
Aug. 3   FLATLAND CAVALRY
Aug. 17   RHETT MILLER
Aug. 24   CHARLEY CROCKETT
Sept. 7   ERIC TESSMER
Sept. 14   JIMMY LAFAVE

Come on down to the Long Center tonight for Sound & Cinema with Galaxy Quest and the indietronica sounds of The Octopus Project before the movieThousands of Austinites will be flocking to the lawn to watch this unforgettable space opera on a giant inflatable screen with the gorgeous city skyline in the background.

This is all ages and free to the public. Bring folding chairs, blankets, and personal water bottles—but leave your alcohol, coolers, glass bottles, and boom boxes (Boom boxes? Yes it says “boom boxes”) at home please. There will be a ton of great food trucks, so come hungry!

When: Tonight, July 19th

Time:
Doors and Food Trucks Open – 6:00 p.m.
The Octopus Project – 7:30 p.m.
Movie Starts at Dark – around 8:45 p.m.

Location:
The Long Center for Performing Arts
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

Photo by roho foto via Austin Sound and Cinema’s Facebook page

Tonight is Summer at the Springs: Party Edition! Join them tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a free vinyasa class followed with free snacks and a free swim at the springs at 9 p.m. Bring your friends and celebrate summer together!

When: Mondays in June

Time: snacks start at 6:30pm, yoga 7:30 p.m.

Location:
Barton Springs Pool

Free Yoga + Swim at Barton Springs