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You had me a FREE Torchy’s queso! X Games and Torchy’s have teamed up for the ultimate X Games preview!

Here is a look at what they have in store:

-Exclusive filming party for ABC’s World of X Games preview show, airing 2:30 – 3:30 pm, CST
-Chances to win X Games & Torchy’s Swag
-Onsite giveaways of 101X Swag
-Complementary Queso bar + Custom X Games exclusive appetizer (Give the Kickchip a try!)
-Autograph signing with X Games gold medalist Chase Hawk and more!

If you’re looking for more fun this weekend, here is a list of over 25 Things To Do In Austin this Memorial Day Weekend!

When: today, May 24th

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Location:
Torchy’s Mueller
1801 E. 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723

https://www.facebook.com/events/1591131537801188/

 

We live in one of the most active cities in America, and let’s face it; we’re busy. Take a break from your hectic, fast-paced lifestyle and celebrate something we all need and love – sleep.

Casper, a sleep and mattress start-up from New York, is bringing something really cool to Austin. Join us on Wednesday, May 27th for a night out to celebrate your favorite thing to do in the morning – sleep in. Casper will be hosting a pop-up snooze bar experience with nightcap cocktails, twilight tunes (Jitterbug Vipers and White Ghost Shivers), and dream interpretations by artist, Rich Cali.

If you can’t make the exclusive event, Casper’s snooze bar will also be around during the day from 11-8 pm (May 27th-May 31st) for a five day celebration of sleep. During the day, there will be a complimentary coffee bar, waffle station, nap room and an artist to interpret your dreams. You will also have a chance to test out the highly-rated Casper mattress, so be sure to book your appointment here.

Exclusive evening event –
When: May 27th

Time: 7-11:30 pm

Location:
908 East 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78702

Bachelor/Bachelorette fans, host Chris Harrison will be in Austin tonight signing copies of his debut novel, The Perfect Letter. For those of you that have dreamed of seeing him in person, this is your opportunity.

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Lastly, Happy Birthday to my wonderful dad! Love you!

When: today, May 20th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:
Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd. #158
Austin, Texas 78759

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/87132

The West Austin Studio Tour is your chance to get a more in depth look at Austin’s creative community by visiting local studios.

There are over 150 studios/workspaces open that will be open for you to go on a self-guided tour of the various spaces. Be sure to pick up a catalogue at any participating studio.

This is an opportunity for you to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artist’ tools, techniques, and inspirations.

Now go discover some local talent!

Admission: free

When: today, May 16 & tomorrow May 17th

Time: 11 am – 6 pm

Location:

See Map

http://west.bigmedium.org

Photo Credit: WEST Austin Studio Facebook Page

There’s nothing like a free 90’s dance party to get the weekend started! Highball dance parties are always a blast.

Not to mention it’s always fun to dance to the music we jammed out to at our middle school dances.

Music videos will play all night on their big screen, so we can remember how great it was when MTV actually featured music.

Admission: free

When: tonight, May 15th

Time: 10:30 p.m.

Location:
The Highball
1120 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thehighball.com

There is never a shortage of free live music in Austin. Perhaps that is why we are known as the Live Music Capital of The World. Last month, Unplugged at the Grove kicked off, and this month Blues on the Green will get underway. For you Texas Music fans, KOKE FM is going doing a free Texas Music Series at the Hills Café.

ProTip: go a tad early and have dinner before. Their chicken fried steak is some of the best in town.

Schedule:
5/13 –   KOKE FM Free Texas Music Series – Stoney LaRue
5/20 – KOKE FM Free Texas Music Series – Dirty River Boys
5/27 –  KOKE FM Free Texas Music Series – Sam Riggs
6/3 – KOKE FM Free Texas Music Series – JB & The Moonshine Band
6/10 –  KOKE FM Free Texas Music Series – Bart Crow

Time: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Location:
Hills Café
4700 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78745

http://hillscafe.com/music/koke-fm-free-texas-music-series-stoney-larue/

Photo Credit: The Hill’s Café Facebook Page

Before you hit the sand and water this summer, hit up Beach Bash at St Bernard Sports Austin!

The surf’s up at the store all day, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join Craft from 10:00 a.m. – Noon to DIY a card to a pediatric cancer patient to be delivered by the Hari Mari team through their Flops Fighting Cancer initiative. Stay for the afternoon cookout, cornhole games and cookies from Tiff’s Treats!

Snap a selfie trying on L’Space swim in the fitting rooms and tag with #stbernardsportsselfie and #thewateriswaiting to be entered to win a FREE L’Space bikini of choice!

Stock up on summer goodies while you shop with fun gifts with pruchase from the following top brands like Hari Mari,Seafolly, L’Space and The North Face.

Grab and hot dog and beer and shop with us so you’re set for a stylish summer!

Craft DIY Card Station – 10:00 – Noon
Cookout and Cornhole – 11:00 a.m. until it’s gone!
Store hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Store location: 401 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701

Follow St Bernard Sports on Instagram for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the store!

Beach Bash Flyer Wide

X Games Austin is announcing their final headliner tonight with a party at The Ranch.

The first 100 guest will get to snack on free tacos from Wahoos. They’ll have X Games merch, a chance to win X Games tickets and a GoPro.

Austinite and X Games Gold Medalist Chase Hawk will be hanging out.

Admission: free

When: May 11th

Time: 5 pm

Location:
The Ranch
710A W 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/769892239775826/

 

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you’re spending it with the ones you love.

If you’re lucky enough to have your mom close by, The Austin Symphonic Band is providing the perfect way to wind down the evening. This free concert is on the lawn of the capitol, and they’ll be playing some of your favorite tunes as the sun sets over Austin.  Don’t forget to bring your cameras because between the sunset, the capitol and family time, you’re sure to get a great shot!

Special shout out to my mom, Happy Mother’s Day! I love you so much, and I’m so grateful for all the support, encouragement and love you unconditionally give me.

When: today, May 10th

Time: 7 – 8 pm

Location:
The Capitol South Steps
1100 Congress Aveune
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.austinsymphonicband.org

It’s back! We just had the annual adult spelling bee, and now it’s time for the O.Henry Pun-Off. This hilariously creative event has become an Austin staple, and it never disappoints.

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 You may think that you have to participate to have a blast but to me the real fun is watching the event.

Aside from amazingly awesome puns, they’ll live music, a used book sale, a live auction, food and beverages, and food trailers.

Proceeds from the pun-off will benefit the O.Henry and Dickson Museum. As far as fundraisers, this one is pretty unique.

Here is the schedule: http://punoff.com/about-2015-punoff/schedule-2015/

They have tents set up incase that weather does not corporate. So don’t let a few rain drops keep you from enjoying the fun!

Cost: free

When: today, May 9th

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location:
O.Henry & Dickinson Museums
409 E. 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://punoff.com/about-2015-punoff/