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Can you play the “Rains of Castamere” on acoustic guitar? Do insist that your children call you “Mhysa”? Do you always sit as close to the exits as possible at weddings? If so, you’ll fit right in at The Highball today. Today they open the fighting pits and watch you duel for fame, gold and glory in Fire Cannot Kill A Quizmaster: A Game of Thrones Quiz!

The bulk of this quiz will cover the Game of Thrones television show through Season 5, but if you haven’t read the books, you might as well be Jon Snow because you know nothing. Anything and everything written by George R.R. Martin about the universe is fair game, so you might want to bring a friend who knows a thing or two about Dunk and Egg. Cheaters will be sent to the The Night’s Watch to die cold and alone.

If you’re looking for other fun this weekend, here are our Weekend Top Picks.

Admission: $5.00

When: today, June 13

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

http://thehighball.com/events/detail/27804/

 

Tonight is opening nights for this year’s Shakespeare at Ramsey Park. This year they’re doing Henry IV PT1. It will run Thursday-Saturday through June 27th.

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This is the company’s fourth annual production of a community-friendly Shakespeare play at Ramsey Park. The play will be performed with minimal props, costumes and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the rich language of Shakespeare.

It is a fun experience that the entire family will enjoy. Grab your chairs or a blanket to sit on, pack a little picnic and come out and enjoy some theater in the park!

Admission: free

When: Thursday – Saturday (June 11th – June 27th)

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location:
Ramsey Park
4301 Rosedale Ave
Austin, Texas 78756

https://www.facebook.com/events/962016840497133/

Photo Credit: Something For Nothing Facebook Page

Vintage Market Days Austin Hill Country is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.

The Market is a three day event held just twice this year in the Austin Hill Country area. Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues.

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Early Buying Event on Friday    10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday    9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday   10:00am – 4:00pm

Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10
General Admission (Sat/Sun) $5

Admission for children under 12 is free.
Cash only at the gate please.

Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.

Event benefiting Austin Pets Alive charities!

More Info: http://austinhillcountry.vintagemarketdays.com/

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Does you pup have what it takes to come strut their stuff at a Pet Fashion Show to benefit local rescue groups? That’s right, a pet fashion show. Anything goes, so dress up your furry friend and come out for drinks! This is going to be a yappy hour like no other.

They’ll also have a photo booth, Coat & Tails will be doing Pet Portraits, they’ll have drink specials and more!

Admission: free

When: today, May 12th

Time: 4 pm – 9 pm

Pet Fashion Show: 6 pm

Location:
The Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street
Austin, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/coatandtails

Hoppy Easter Everyone! I hope you are enjoying today with family or friends. If you are looking for the ultimate Easter Sunday Funday Maggie Mae’s is hosting the Annual Matthew’s Easter Circus.

It’s a Cirque du Soleil themed show benefiting Equality Texas. They’ll have a DJ, entertainers, an Easter eggs hunt and more..

It’ll be quite the Easter extravaganza!

If you are looking for other happenings around town today check out our Weekend Top Picks!

Ages 21 +

Admission: $12.00

When: today, April 5th

Time: 2pm – 2am

Location:
323 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://eastercircus.ticketbud.com/matthew-s-easter-circus

Have you always dreamed of being a Wheel of Fortune star? This weekend is your chance! The Wheelmobile is coming to Austin in search of contestants!

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Here’s the rundown on how you can be the next game show’s star!

What is the Wheelmobile?
The Wheelmobile is a 36-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television’s #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming your way to find contestants in the Austin area! 

Where and when will the Wheelmobile event take place?
The Wheelmobile event will take place during two special days of contestant searches.

When:
Saturday & Sunday, March 28th & 29th from 1 PM – 5 PM

Where:
First Texas Honda*
3400 Steck Avenue
Austin, TX 78757

* The event will be held inside the North portion of First Texas Honda’s Showroom. Parking for the event will be available in the North parking lot accessed via Shoal Creek Boulevard, located to the East of the dealership off of Steck Avenue. The main entrance for the event will be the North loading dock doors leading to the Showroom.

We will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. Shows will begin at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:00 PM, with each show lasting about an hour. There is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. We will select participants to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.

 

How does it work?

  • There are three Wheel of Fortune shows during each day of a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour.
  • Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the game you are eligible for will begin.
  • Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.
  • When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.
  • On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.
  • Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize. (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win.)
  • Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!
  • After the Wheelmobile event in your area has been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in the Austin area within a few months after our last event date.
  • We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Austin area for these slots.
  • If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or email within a few months of our last Wheelmobile event.

What are the contestant eligibility requirements?

  • You must be 18 years of age.
  • You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you work for, or are related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, Enteractive Solutions Group, The Visionaire Group, Klick Communications Inc., Promotional Consideration Inc., game show prize suppliers, KXAN-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.
  • You are not eligible to appear on Wheel of Fortune if you have appeared on another game show, dating-relationship show or reality show in the last year or three game shows, dating-relationship shows or reality shows in the last ten years.
  • You are not eligible if you have appeared on any version of Wheel of Fortune, including “Teen Week,” “Wheel 2000,” or the daytime version of the show.
  • All expenses incurred while interviewing and (if selected as a contestant) appearing on the show, including airfare, hotel, etc. are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • A contestant audition does not guarantee a spot on the show. The applicant understands that Wheel of Fortune is under no obligation to use him/her as a contestant. It is entirely at the producer’s discretion.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS AND/OR DISABILITIES.

Today is the Annual Valentine’s Wine Walk at the Hill Country Galleria!

This is a fun and free way to enjoy this wonderful weather, wine, and Austin.

You’ll pick up a map for the night at Twin Liquors at the Hill Country Galleria, which will serve as your guide for each stop along the walk. They’ll be giving out PINK Hill Country Galleria shopping bags filled with exclusive offers available only to Wine Walk participants.

For those looking for last minute ideas, hopefully you can find something on this list of ideas all over Austin.

A few favorites from the list include:

Admission: free

When: today, February 12th

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd. #100
Bee Cave, Texas 78738

https://www.facebook.com/events/775305049183558/

Blazer Tag is celebrating their 16th Anniversary today with a party that includes 16 cent blazer tag! Not only will they have 16 cent lazer tag, they will also have giveways throughout the celebrations!

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Blazer Tag is home to the largest lazer tag arena in the state, think three stories of bridges, ramps, towers.

16 cent lazer tag is ‘cash’ only some bring your nickels and dimes to join the fun!

When: today, February 2nd

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:
1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/blazertag

Most of y’all know about my love affair with Coat and Tails. A company that does dapper cartoon drawings of your pet.

Bryce from Coat and Tails has designed four tee shirts that celebrate pit bull type dogs. He’s giving $10 of each shirt sold to help Love-a-Bull with their mission to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through education, advocacy, and rescue. Two of the designs include the pittie models that racked up the most votes during a pet-photo contest on the Coat and Tails Facebook page, and the other two feature adoptable dogs from Love-a-Bull.

Please help to support Love-a-Bull and its mission! You can get your tee shirt here.

Outside of the fundraiser, Bryce also creates themed custom portraits of pets wearing clothes. On his website, you can choose the clothes and accessories that best suit the pet’s personality. There’s even a personality test to help you select the appropriate outfit. Right now they’re mostly Victorian-themed, but he’s expanding into new themes like medieval and film noir.

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More information about Bryce and Coat & Tails is found here:

The fastest-growing 5k obstacle series is coming to Austin’s COTA Salt on Saturday, September 27,2014. ROC Race is a one of a kind event where participants experience 12 larger-than-life epic obstacles strategically placed along a 5k course. Dodge wrecking balls above a pool of water, take on the game show inspired Jump Balls, try your luck at the brand new Sweeper, and slide down the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide to cross the ultimate finish line!

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ROC Race is proud to continue its partnership with Challenged Athletes Foundation, a charitable organization with the mission of providing opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances quality of life. A portion of each ROC Race registration will be donated to CAF, as well as a percentage of merchandise sales.

Austin is ROC Race’s second to last stop on its 16-city 2014 Epic Tour. Over 100,000 ROC Stars have already signed up to take on the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge this year nationwide, which kicked off in Houston earlier this year.

ROC Race Austin price is at $64 and will increase as the event date approaches. For more information and to register for ROC Race, please visit rocrace.com/austin. Check out the official video here and see what all the hype is about!

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