Operation turkey helps feed 40% of Austin’s homeless and less fortunate on Thanksgiving! Today is the pre party where they will smoke 450+ turkeys!

Come out, eat some turkey, have a great time, and show your support! Donations are welcome!

What to donate:

  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Jackets
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Toiletries

When: today, November 25th

Time: 11 am – 9 pm

Third Base
13301 US-183
Austin, Texas 78750



Photo Credit: Operation Turkey Facebook Page

Join in the festivities and experience the joy as H-E-B stops in communities all over Texas to provide holiday meals and good cheer at their annual H‑E‑B Feast of Sharing holiday dinner.

The Feast of Sharing is the culmination of a year‑round commitment H‑E‑B makes to fighting hunger. In addition to a holiday meal you can enjoy music, arts and crafts, and kids activities‑even an appearance by Santa himself.

Just one Feast of Sharing event equals:
3,000 pounds of sliced turkey
2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing
750 pumpkin pies
380 gallons of mashed potatoes
140 gallons of turkey gravy
95 gallons of cranberry sauce

Admission: free

When: today, November 24th

Time: 4 – 8 pm

Palmer Event Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas


Photo Credit: HEB Facebook Page

Your pet deserves a night out on the town! Bring your furry friend out tonight to enjoy FREE Amy’s Dog Ice Cream and Treats, door prizes, 80’s music and more!

Austin Pets Alive will be on site with adoptable dogs.

When: today, November 19th

Time: 5 pm – 9pm

Lone Star Court
10901 Domain Drive
Austin, Texas 78758


Creek Show has 5 illuminated works of art installed from East 6th Street (Easy Tiger) to East 8th Street along Waller Creek. This is a chance to see Waller Creek like you’ve never seen it before.


Here are two special events happening throughout the week:

November 17: Artist Talk
6:30pm-8:30pm at Palm Door on Sabine
All five design teams will be on hand to discuss their installations in detail.
The Contemporary Austin‘s Andrea Mellard will facilitate the discussion.
Tickets available for $5 donation to WCC and include light refreshments and libations including beer from Austin Beerworks!

November 18: UT Materials Lab Gallery Talk & Exhibition Opening
Free and open to the public
On UT Campus at the School of Architecture’s Materials Lab
Gallery talk: 5pm-6pm, Opening reception: 6pm-7pm
Click here for more information: https://soa.utexas.edu/events/deep-dive-creek-show


November 21: Family Night / Last Night of Creek Show

Free and open to the public
Create your light show! The Thinkery will be at the creek to help you discover your inner light artist or electrical engineer with family-friendly activities.

I highly recommend making time to check it out. It is simply spectacular and amazing to see the creek lit up. If you’re looking to make a night of it stop by Easy Tiger before or after strolling the creek for cocktails and a pretzel.

A special shout out and happy birthday to my amazing mom, love you!

Admission: free

When: now – Saturday, November 21st

Time: 6pm – 10 pm

Waller Creek
Between 5th & 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701



Photo Credit: James Leasure

The carnival is at once a celebration of the art of hand tossed pizza, a 10th birthday party for the restaurant and a charitable endeavor intended to give back to the neighborhood and the community that has made Home Slice one of Austin’s favorite eateries. All proceeds benefit this year’s non-profit recipient: Austin Bat Cave!

The Carnival-O-Pizza promises fun for all ages with:
• carnival-style games with a Home Slice spin
• kid themed offerings including our own invention: Pee Wee Pizzaioli
• A huge raffle featuring amazing prizes from business all over South Congress and Austin including the ability to make a reservation at Home Slice for an entire year
• Entertainment including music, fortune tellers, dancers, mustache painting, hairstyling and more
• Concessions including beer, Italian wines, beverages and of course pizza!
• Their now famous contests including dough tossing, the venerable pizza eating contest and last but not least, hands on an eggplant sub in which contestants vie to be the last person standing with their hand on 3 feet of sandwich for free pizza for a year; in 2010 the contest went on for an incredible 63 hours!

Schedule of Events

12:00 Gates Open
12:00  Fragile Rock
12:20 Raffle Drawing #1
12:50 Raffle Drawing #2
1:00 Big Don
1:20 Raffle Drawing #3
1:40 Parade of H.O.E.S
2:00 Hands on an Eggplant Sub (H.O.E.S) starts
1:50 Raffle Drawing #4
2:00 Pizza dough size competition
2:30 Raffle Drawing #5
2:50  Minor Mishap Marching Band
3:10 Pizza dough speed competition
3:50 Minor Mishap Marching Band
4:00 Raffle Drawing #6
4:15 Blitz Freestyle Breakdancers
5:10 Pizza Eating Contest Begins
5:45 Raffle Drawing #7
6:00 Grand Prize Raffle Drawing (must be present to win)
6:30 Happy Birthday to Slicey

When: today, November 14th

Time: 12 pm – 7 pm

Home Slice Pizza
1415 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704


This Monday, November 16th, guests at WeWork will have the opportunity to satisfy their thirst for knowledge (and cocktails) by attending the third installment of The Hot Seat with Bob Metcalfe. The event is free and open to the public.

Bob Metcalfe is a University of Texas Austin Professor of Innovation, Ethernet inventor, scientist, and tech guru—he basically invented the Internet, okay? The guy also has a wicked sense of humor. During The Hot Seat, he’ll grill some of Austin’s most innovative, and charismatic entrepreneurs. It’s a show worth going to for itself… but wait, there’s more!

Along with the riveting discussion at WeWork Austin, free cocktails will be provided by Sourced, and guests will also be able to build their own burgers!


In this installment of The Hot Seat, Bob Metcalfe will be “grilling” Doreen Lorenzo on various aspects of her career and other topics. Lorenzo has been a global creative innovator who advises firms and Fortune 100 companies from all over the world.

Her expertise lies in “soft skills”—that is, skills anchored in emotional intelligence such as empathy and humor. Can these overlooked business tactics actually result in success? Lorenzo isn’t the only one who believes so—that’s why Bob invited her to this discussion.

Stop by and enjoy a drink, build a burger, and check out the awesome shared workspace of WeWork Austin.

RSVP: Click here

When: Monday, Novermber 16th  at 5:30pm

Where: WeWork Austin

Article written by Dani Barrow for 365 Things Austin

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all those who have served our country!

This years’ theme will be honoring the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII (1941-1946), 40th Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War (1964-1975) and a Tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War (1950-1955).

Speaking of Veteran’s Day, this would be a good time to mention several ways to get involved and volunteer with local veterans. Here are some websites that are helpful. It’s so important to give back, be thankful, and help and honor those who have given so much for our country.





Remember, it’s a federal holiday so there will be no mail, and banks and federal, state and county offices all will be closed! Also beware of street closures for this morning’s parade.

When: today, November 11

Time: Parade starts 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony at the South Capitol steps: 11 a.m.

Congress Avenue Bridge and travels North to the Capitol Building


Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation, and presented by the #1 movie theater in America, the Alamo Drafthouse. Each year, APF and the Drafthouse bring you free movies right in downtown Austin. Residents and visitors bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky.

Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park.


11/5 at Palm Park | 6:30pm The Dark Knight
11/12 at Dick Nichols District Park | 6:30pm  The Lego Movie
11/19 at Wooldridge Square Park | 6:15pm Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs

Palm Park
711 East 3rd Street
Austin, Texas 78701


Mac Demarco is going to play an in-store at Waterloo! You should come! They’ll be starting the line at noon. No earlier. They will clear the store at 12:45 and then let the line in the store. Store is subject to capacity. Mac will be signing only one item per person.

Free shows at Waterloo are the best, if you can escape during lunch and you’re a Mac Demarco fan, go.

When: today, October 21st

Time: 1 pm

Waterloo Records
600 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703


It’s Texas Book Festival time again! This is an absolutely fantastic event that is fun for the entire family.

This annual book-a-palooza was the brain child of former First Lady, Laura Bush. I think the coolest thing about the festival is that it gets people excited about reading and raises tons of cash for Texas libraries.  Since the fest started they’ve awarded over $2.5 million in grant money to state libraries. That is downright inspiring!

The festival will have everything from book signings, panel discussions, author readings, and more.

Check out the Weekend Top Picks for other events happening this weekend.

Admission: Free

When: today, October 18th

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Capitol
between 10th
 & 11th
Austin, Texas 78701


Photo Credit: Texas Book Festival Facebook Page