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Are you ready to strut your stuff?  Bring your really, really, ridiculously good looking self to Stateside where you’ll start your run to the downtown Whole Foods Market. Feeling cover-ready?  After grabbing your complimentary beverage on the Whole Foods Market rooftop patio, head over to the photo frame for a quick photo and wow the photographer with your best “Blue Steel.” Not ready for the cameras quite yet?  Feel free to show us your best moves on the dance floor as our DJ spins some of your favorite tunes.  Once you’re done, make your way back to Stateside for the costume contest and walk-off on the Stateside stage prior to the 7:45 screening of Zoolander.

Pub run participants will also receive two tickets good for beer, soda, or popcorn once back at the theatre.

Whole Foods Market will be serving tacos at the event including:

  • Smoked Pork Shoulder
  • Chili Citrus Grilled Chicken
  • Kabocha & Poblano Adobo

All garnished with homemade pickled cabbage, escabeche and salsas.

All tacos will be $3 each.

Do you think you have what it takes to win best dressed?  Make Derek Zoolander proud and wear your most outrageously stylish apparel and accessories for our Zoolander costume contest.  The top two contestants will battle it out in a walk-off for the title of Best Dressed and two tickets to the 9:30 Bridget Everett show.  The top 5 contestants will receive their choice of free 5k entry or tickets to a future pub run, along with two film passes to the Paramount and Stateside Theatres.

When: Tuesday, January 24th

Time: doors 6pm | event 7:45pm

Location:
The Paramount

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Float Fest is quickly becoming one of our favorite summer festivals.

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This one of a kind festival combines a trifecta of summer activities- live music, floating the river and camping.

Float Fest has hosted many national and regional acts including Grouplove, Portugal The Man, Phantogram, Ghostland Observatory, Local Natives, Dr Dog, Bun B, Devin the Dude, Wild Cub, MuteMath, Robert Delong, and more. So we are anxiously awaiting this drop of this year’s  line-up.
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Donʼt like to tube? No problem, come join them for the music! Float Fest offers delicious food, art, activities, a huge inflatable slip n slide, camping, bars, and more. Tubing is open from 10am-5pm each day and the concert gates open at 2pm. Patrons will arrive at the ranch, park, and hop on a shuttle that takes them up river to the drop in area. The float takes about 2-3 hours and once you end the float you have arrived back at Cool River Ranch where you can enjoy the music and festival.

Early bird tickets are on sale now! Get tickets before prices go up. 

When: July 22nd & July 23rd

Location:
Cool River Ranch
601 Dupuy Ranch Road
Martindale, TX  78655

With twenty live bands spanning a ten mile course and a headliner concert at the finish, the Austin 10/20 celebrates what Austin is all about – live music and an active lifestyle. The run/walk will take place on April 9, 2017 in North Austin at The Domain. Now in its 6th year, the Austin 10/20 is expected to have 5,000 runners and walkers participate from all over Texas as well as the country.

Athletes come from all over because there’s no other race in the country that offer’s more music per mile than the Austin 10/20. Hundreds of bands apply every year to be a part of the race but only twenty of the best are selected. These rock ‘n’ roll bands are stationed every half mile along the course and provide entertainment as well as motivation to the participants.

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Many first time runners enjoy the race because they can use the bands as markers, motivators and milestones to get them to the finish. There is also plenty of course support including six water stations, two cold towel stations, 20+ port o potty locations and numerous cheerleader groups.

Still not convinced you can cover the ten mile distance? The Austin 10/20 offers a free “10 Weeks to 10 Miles” Training Plan for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners. The first day of the plan starts January 30 and will have you ready by race day: Sunday, April 9. With finishing times ranging from 47:55 (2016 Champion Kenneth Rotich) to just over 3 hours, all abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Waiting for you at the finish line, is a post race party that includes free beer (thanks to sponsor’s Brown Distributing Co. and Michelob Ultra) as well as a Headliner Concert. Past headliner bands have included Everclear, Candlebox, Puddle of Mudd, Black Pistol Fire and Fastball. The 2017 Headliner band along with all of the course bands will be announced at the end of January.

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No other race offers more for you than the Austin 10/20. Perks for participants include a dazzling medal given to all finishers, comfortable tech t, customizable race bibs, age group awards, prize money for elite and local athletes, personalized finisher’s certificates and goodie bags with real goodies.

The 2017 Featured Local Charity is the Central Texas Food Bank. To learn more about the Austin 10/20 or to register online, visit Austin1020.com.

The coupon code 365AUSTIN is good for $10 off registration and expires on 1/20/17.

When: April 9th

Location:
The Domain

Surf’s Up, Austin!

Fitness meets surfing is the name of the game at this S. Lamar boutique studio. Owner’s Joy and Andrew Heller are “stoked to bring the City Surf concept to Austin. City Surf is a group fitness concept utilizing Surfset Surfboards as seen on Shark Tank. Essentially, you have a surfboard on three stability balls that challenges the activator and stability muscles that are not found in traditional work out methods.”

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Hard Work Pays Off 

The 50 minute workouts will not only test your strength and endurance, but also your balance and stability. Each class was designed and created by the original City Surf family, and I’ll be honest, the classes are no joke.

They currently offer several class classes; CITY SURF and BUDDHA BOARD, PIPELINE, a unique take on the traditional Barre class and CITY SURF CIRCUITS, a rad interpretation of HIIT (high intensity interval training), RIP CORE and BEACH BODY BOOT CAMP so there is something for everyone.

The signature CITY SURF class focuses on cardio, balance, and strength training, incorporating classic surf moves like duck dives, surf push-ups, pop-ups, and carving with traditional power moves like squats, lunges, core work, and cardio.

During the BUDDHA BOARD class you’ll be challenged to fuse traditional vinyasa/power yoga with the classic CITY SURF moves listed above. If you think yoga is challenging on the mat, try it on a surfboard!

Full schedule can be found at mindbodyonline

Inside the Studio

The front of the studio, where you’ll check in, is adorned with beautiful artwork, bright colored workout gear, and friendly faces.

As one of the instructors of City Surf Austin, I can honestly tell you that we are incredibly dedicated to making City Surf the kind of studio that our clients are excited to walk into to everyday; a gym intimate not so colossal that we don’t know your first name, and a place where you make new friends and create lasting impressions. We understand that having an active lifestyle is important, and we want you to have fun while you’re doing it. We’ve created a beautiful and clean environment that strives to build a true sense of Austin community.

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Check it Out 

City Surf is offering 20% off any package when you use the code: ‘cs365’ at checkout.

PURCHASE HERE

1500 S. Lamar Blvd. 78704

Directly under the Post Apartment Building

Article and Photographs by Zuzu Perkal

Vimeo video directed by Mills and produced by Slice Media

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The best way to spend NYE is surrounded by friends and with the lowest possible expectations  … know that before jumping into this list! The lines for downtown venues are long, the covers are high, and there are thousands of people roaming the streets who apparently do not consume alcohol the other 364 days of the year.

That being said, it can be the pinnacle party of the holiday season with the right people, and the right venue. To help you with the latter, we’ve put together a list with ten options that will help you create a memorable farewell to 2016.

10. Speakeasy’s Legendary NYE Bash

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Speakeasy is great for ringing in the New Year due to the sheer size of the place. It’s basically three venues in one, which makes staying at the same bar for roughly four hours a lot more enjoyable.

Speakeasy will have a band in the main bar, and DJs in the Kaberet Room and on Terrace59 (the rooftop). Tickets start at $49, but I’d recommend spending a bit more to ensure access to the rooftop, which has a great view, and might even allow you to catch the fireworks over Lady Bird Lake.

Tickets/info: Here

9. City of Austin NYE Event at Auditorium Shores

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This year’s festivities on Auditorium Shores include live performances from Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shinyribs, and almost two-dozen other artists. There will also be food trucks on-site, activities for the kids, and the grand-finale fireworks show at 10 p.m.

This is a great event for families and couples that are looking to avoid the downtown madness, but still want to get out and do something memorable on New Year’s Eve. For an added bonus, admission is free!

More info: Here

8. Star69ties NYE Bash at Parlor & Yard

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Wanna party like it’s 1999? Maybe more like ’92—the years of Hammer pants and Hypercolor? This West 6th venue is offering a champagne toast at midnight, and light appetizers for the $35 price tag.

Tickets/info: Here

 

7. Blackfinn’s Rio Carnival Party

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Blackfinn is throwing a Carnival inspired party this year with a DJ, face painting, a photo booth, and much more.

Tickets start at $25 and include entrance to the event, two cocktails, a champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.

Tickets/info: Here

6. Banger’s New Year’s Eve Smoke Out

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If you want to enjoy the mild winter weather in Austin underneath the oaks, look no further than Banger’s. This year they’re smoking Prime Rib, and hosting live music, and a complimentary toast at midnight of Miller High Life (the Champagne of Beers).

No cover to get in, and the party starts at 6 p.m.

More info: Here

5. The Nightowls at Stubb’s

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Austin’s favorite soul band, The Nightowls, will rock the indoor stage at Stubb’s with an opening performance from Derrick Davis Band. The $60 ticket includes a champagne toast and a complimentary buffet!

Tickets/info: Here

4. Jason and Deb’s Casino Night at The Goodnight

The tagline for this party is “don’t go downtown,” and Jason and Deb of 101x are giving you plenty of reasons to avoid the area completely. In addition to the standard amenities at The Goodnight (bowling, karaoke, ping pong, pool, and more), this party is also all-inclusive!

That means the $100 ticket gives you access to free games, a full bar, $5000 in casino game chips, and free appetizers.

Tickets/info: Here

3. 80’s NYE Bash at Austin Roller Rink

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Tag this one in the ‘memorable NYE’ category. In addition to roller skating, the 4th annual bash also includes costume contests based on 80’s attire, a balloon drop at midnight, and it’s BYOB! Tickets start at $45.

Tickets/info: Here

2. Ghostland Observatory at Emo’s (SOLD OUT)

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Unfortunately, this show has already sold out at press time. We’ll do our best to snag a pair for a giveaway, so stay tuned to our Instagram account.

1. NEON GOLD by W Austin

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You know those NYE parties you see in the movies? While not for everyone, that’s what the two-party experience (one called Neon, the other Gold) at The W Austin provides.

If you’re looking to dress to the nines, pop bottles, and you don’t mind dropping some cash— there’s nothing else in Austin quite as glittery as this celebration.

GA tickets start at $50 for Neon, and $150 for Gold.

Pro-tip: Grab some friends (up to 15) and split the cost of a table ($2,000). Tables come with two bottles and will save you money assuming you trust your friends to cover their part of the bill!

***Bonus points if you can sneak into the sold-out Willie show happening next-door at ACL Live.

Tickets/info: Here

Happy New Year’s from 365 Things Austin! Please party responsibly and consider ride-share, public transportation (Cap Metro is offering FREE rides, see below), or taxi this holiday season.

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Let the fun continue for our 12 Days of Austin Christmas! Day twelve’s winner will receive a Paddle Party for twelve from the Rowing Dock.

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Don’t forget, we are running contests daily both here and on our 365 Austin Family page. So be sure to check back for your chance to enter them all!

We love Rowing Dock’s slogan “off the beaten path, but worth it.” From the dock paddle west toward Red Bud Isle and the nature-filled scenery of the West End, or head east toward the glistening Barton Creek Inlet and Austin skyline. The staff is super friendly and offers basic paddling tips for any skill level.  With awesome customer service, specials like Yappy Hour, discounts for college students, and a beautiful location nestled amongst the trees, this is the place to explore a one of a kind Austin adventure!

Kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake with Rowing Dock. This party pass, valued at $350.00, can be used for a private paddle, guided paddle, birthday paddle, moonlight paddle, full moon paddle, or a bat paddle for up to 12 guests.  Guides or party attendants are also included to ensure your group has a great time on the water. 

**Not valid on Holiday Weekends, including Spring Break. Must be scheduled in advance with General Manager at Rowing Dock. 

They are also offering discounted gift cards, great for gifts or stocking stuffers! (gift cards do not expire and have no blackout dates)

$20 Gift Certificate- ON SALE for $16 Here: http://bit.ly/2gVerTC

$25 Gift Certificate- ON SALE for $20 Here:  http://bit.ly/2h7ouUT

** Per your preference, gift certificates will be mailed to the address of your choice or available for pick up at the dock within 48 hours of purchase. 

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

 Finished? Don’t forget to enter today’s 365 Austin Family giveaway as well!

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Let the fun continue for our 12 Days of Austin Christmas! Day eleven’s winner will receive a Christmas Lights Helicopter Tour from Helo Austin.

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Don’t forget, we are running contests daily both here and on our 365 Austin Family page. So be sure to check back for your chance to enter them all!

Discover Austin’s dreamy constellation of Christmas lights from high above the city with HELO Austin Helicopter Tours. The perfect splurge-worthy gift, HELO offers you views of Austin’s most festive hotspots, stretching from downtown, to the Trail of Lights and the Zilker Holiday Tree.

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Today’s winner will receive a 15-minute flyover for 2, retails $125/person ($250 total)

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

 Finished? Don’t forget to enter today’s 365 Austin Family giveaway as well!

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Let the fun continue for our 12 Days of Austin Christmas! Day ten’s winner will receive a $250 gift card to The Frye Company.

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Don’t forget, we are running contests daily both here and on our 365 Austin Family page. So be sure to check back for your chance to enter them all!

The Domain’s Northside section keeps getting better and better. First there was Nordstrom, Soul Cycle, and that gigantic Restoration Hardware, and now we have the mecca for stylish and timeless leather goods: FRYE

The company, which is distinctly all-American and nurtured by artisans since 1863, makes the most beautiful boots, shoes, and bags—and each piece is handcrafted and thoughtfully designed. This year, ditch the jewelry and invest in a gift from FRYE that will be a wardrobe staple for decades to come.

The new store is located at 11701 Domain Blvd., Suite 154. Do yourself (and your loved one) a favor and stop in for some foolproof holiday shopping.

Today’s winner will receive a $250 gift card to Frye boots.

***They also have a promo running this weekend. Spend $400 at FRYE and you’ll receive $100 gift card!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

 Finished? Don’t forget to enter today’s 365 Austin Family giveaway as well!

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Let the fun continue for our 12 Days of Austin Christmas! Day nine’s winner will receive four tickets to the game of your choice from The Escape Game Austin.

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Don’t forget, we are running contests daily both here and on our 365 Austin Family page. So be sure to check back for your chance to enter them all!

The Escape Game is the newest (and possibly best in our opinion) interactive game in Austin. Participants work their way through complex puzzles and multiple challenges in hopes of “escaping” the room in under an hour.

You and the rest of your team will be led into a room and given some brief instructions. After receiving your mission objectives, the clock starts counting down from 60 minutes…time to start looking for clues and solving puzzles to ultimately complete your goal and escape! These games are not easy, so get ready for a challenge! You’ll need to practice exceptional communication, critical problem solving skills, and a dose of creativity if you want to escape in time.

Today’s winner will receive four tickets to the game of your choice from The Escape Game Austin.

If you need a Christmas present for the person who has EVERYTHING. This is it. It’s one of our favorite things to do with friends!

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Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

 Finished? Don’t forget to enter today’s 365 Austin Family giveaway as well!

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

Let the fun continue for our 12 Days of Austin Christmas! Day eight’s winner will receive a shopping experience from the Domain.

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Don’t forget, we are running contests daily both here and on our 365 Austin Family page. So be sure to check back for your chance to enter them all!

One of our favorite places in Austin to shop wants you to treat yourself this holiday season. Come for the shopping, and stay for the holiday activities.

Today’s winner will receive a shopping experience from The Domain including a $100 Simon Giftcard and goodie bag from The Domain.

Don’t miss all the holiday activities happening at The Domain this December:

  • Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
  • Holiday Light Shows
  • Visit With Santa
  • Strolling Carolers
  • Live Music

Here’s how to enter:

1. Fill out steps one and two on our Heyo Contest Page.

2. Visit today’s post on Instagram to double your chances of winning.

 Finished? Don’t forget to enter today’s 365 Austin Family giveaway as well!

If you’re Austin business is interested in sponsoring
a giveaway, email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com