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Facebook Marketplace is coming to Austin with Open House, a one-of-a-kind home shopping experience curated by local interior designer Claire Zinnecker. Facebook Marketplace makes it easy to discover, buy, and sell goods locally – everything from bikes to bed frames to lamps to loveseats – and Claire has filled an entire home with hand-picked items sourced from the Austin area community. The best part? Every item in Open House with a price tag is available for purchase! By purchasing an item, you’ll be making a direct contribution to Foundation Communities, a local nonprofit.

365 Things Austin founder, Kristy Owen will be selling one of her favorite pieces from her personal home. (see here for more details)

They’ll also have a variety of free programming throughout the weekend that includes:

  • Performance by local Austin singer-songwriter, Melat
  • Food and Musical entertainment

Come by Open House by Facebook Marketplace to shop and see how good it feels to buy and sell together.

When: November 8th – November 10th

Location:
Facebook Marketplace Open House
1908 Garden Street
Austin, Texas 78702

It’s a very special Championship Celebration for our own 2018 NBA G League Champions—the Austin Spurs! Come cheer on the Spurs as they play their first game of the season against the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks affiliate) at home in Cedar Park.

Opening night will be a big event, with the unveiling of the Championship Banner and a Championship Ring Ceremony. Plus, anyone who buys a ticket gets their very own commemorative 2018 Championship ring when they arrive at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Everyone wins!

Purchase your opening night tickets right here. And you can get single game tickets here.

When:  Saturday, November 3rd
 
Time: 7 p.m.

Location: 
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
2100 Ave of the Stars
Cedar Park, TX 78613

While planning a power-bonding group activity for my co-workers recently, I was struggling with the decidedly un-cool nature of the options. A pub on wheels? No thanks. A Segway tour? They’d never forgive me. Or trust falls? Oh God, no. I didn’t want to embarrass these people, I wanted to have a fun with them!

Thankfully, because of this very site, I came across Your Biker Gang, which bills itself as one of the funnest things to do in Austin. This company helps you create your own motorcycle gang, but subs in fat-tired electric minibikes for the motorcycles, which are so much safer and completely glee-inducing.

I can tell you now that when I surprised my beloved colleagues with this outing, I became, for that brief shining moment, the hero of our office. When we arrived at their headquarters in West Austin, our little gang of nine were outfitted with helmets and bandanas by our fearless leader and road captain, Cope. We also had what’s called a “sweeper,” a super nice guy who held up the tail end of the crew and kept us all very very safe.

After a quick tutorial and training on the bikes in a parking lot, we were out on the open road, with Cope blasting classic biker gang tunes from a giant speaker on his bike. I immediately wanted to buy one of these bikes and I still do. It’s a little intimidating at first, but once you learn to trust this speedy little machine and lean into your turns (top speed is 20 mph) you become one with the bike and basically feel like you can do anything. Anything! Like riding in Downtown Austin traffic.

As someone who has grown up in this city, and takes its beauty for granted on a daily basis, I can tell you that this is an amazing way to see Austin. As we biked over the pedestrian bridge on Lady Bird Lake, through Zilker Park, and along Waller Creek, I fell in love with this place all over again. The wind was blowing our hair back, people were looking at our crew with total envy, and Cope was doing stunts at the front like a badass. We were the happiest Hell’s Angels you ever did see.

If you need an activity to entertain a crew, whether they are family, friends, coworkers, or total strangers, Your Biker Gang will be a hit, I promise. They will customize the tour for your group so you can get history and trivia and see the big sights like murals, statues, the UT campus, and more.  Or—if you are locals like us—you can just have a joyride and stop for tacos on the way. These bikes are easy to ride and the concept is as feel-good as it gets.

It’s time to jump on your electric hog and get lost for a while. Be a group-activity-planning hero for once. The road is calling!