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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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Today is the 100th day of the year, so let’s have some fun. Last year we made a list of 100 Reasons You Call Yourself An Austinite. So here’s a list of 100 Reasons Why Austin’s The Best.

1. We put new meaning to casual Friday. Does anyone in Austin even own a suite?

2. Austin averages over 300 Days of Sunshine a year.

3. My dog is welcome almost anywhere I am.

4. Baylor Street Art Wall.

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5. We’re home to the original Torchy’s Tacos.

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6. If you haven’t got them memo, they have a secret menu.

7. You can find live music any day of the week.

8. Barton Springs.

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9. Paul Qui lives here, cooks us food, and won Top Chef.

10. The El Arroyo sign.

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11. You could eat every meal from a different trailer eatery.

12. Bluebonnet season.

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13. Veracruz Tacos.

14. We’re home to the Texas Longhorns.

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15. The X Games choose Austin.

16. So did Formula One.

17. The Veloway.

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18. Snobeach donates their tips every month to a different charity.

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19. Austin, Texas sunsets.

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20. People still say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’

21. Summer nights spent at Blues on the Green.

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22. Dazed And Confused was filmed here.

23. Thanks to the @FranklinBBQLine twitter account you can get a daily status of the famed BBQ’s line.

24. Butler Pitch & Putt.

25. The hope I experience every time I enter to win tickets to an ACL Live Taping.

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26. Lake Season.

27. Austin was made for Sunday Brunching.

28. Willie Nelson said this about Austin: “There’s a certain freedom you begin to feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas.” and it’s true.

29. We have a  Willie Nelson statue.

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30. The way the tower looks after Texas wins.

31. G&S Lounge.

32.  Spinning under the Zilker Christmas tree.

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33. Trudy’s Mexican Martinis.

34. Drinking 105 degree coffee in 105 degree weather on Mozart’s patio.

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35. The ‘You’re My Butter Half Mural’, that always invokes a smile.

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36. Jimmy Kimmell bought his cowboy boots from Allen’s Boots.

37. Antonelli’s Cheese Classes.

38. Weekend trips to Fredrickburg.

39. The Sense of Austin Pride. Everyone else is from Texas, we are from Austin.

40. GoodPops.

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41. The endless events and festivals.

42. Daydreaming about one day spending a weekend at Lake Austin Spa.

43. Over a million bats are happy to call Austin home.

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44. Adult Spring Break or SXSW.

45. Throwing up the ‘Hook ‘Em’ sign automatically means you’re cool.

46. We’re home to gourmet donuts.

47. Heck, we’re also home to gourmet grilled cheeses.

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48. First Thursdays on South Congress.

49. Climbing the Mount Bonnell stairs and call it a workout.

50. The Greenbelt.

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51. Amplify Austin raised over 5 million dollars in 24 hours this year.

52.  The Zilker Kite festival.

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53. People have been adopting our Pet of the Weeks.

54. Jo’s Bakery.

55. The funnest fest ever, Fun Fun Fun Fest.

56. Pedicab rides at 2 am.

57. The Broken Spoke still stands.

58. The feeling we all have when that fall cool front comes.

59. The “Keep Austin Weird” Festival.

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60. The Pride people take in their zip code.

61. The look on people’s faces the first time you explain Chicken Sh*t Bingo.

62. How no matter where you travel how good it always feels to be back in Austin, Texas.

63. Kerbey Queso.

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64. The sense of coolness you feel while sipping cocktails at Midnight Cowboy.

65. Endless gluten free candy thanks to The Candy Cart.

66. People wear yoga pants because they’re actually going to yoga.

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67.  Decorating trees along 360 in December.

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68. We didn’t just watch Friday Night Lights, we starred in it.

69. Ramen Tatsu-Ya.

70. Curra’s avocado margarita.

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71. The only thing that gets us out of bed faster than coffee is a 5K.

72. Craft beers at Craft Pride.

73. How eating at Whole Foods doesn’t really count as ‘eating out.’

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74. How ‘local’ you feel when when someone refers to “Loop 1″ and you know they mean Mopac.

75. The Texas Rollergirls.

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76. The only thing hotter than the August heat is the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival.

77. Hey! You Gonna Eat or What’s Monte Cristo.

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78. ACL is now two weeks, actually I don’t know if that’s good or bad.

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79. We have a direct flight to New Orleans.

80. We have serious love for pizza.

81. In Austin you have the luxury of skydiving indoors or outdoors.

82. Austin’s like one big family that never stops growing.

83. Feeling like you’re a million miles away at Hamilton Pool.

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84. Discovering a band before they become a household name.

85. Unplugged at the Grove.

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86. Austin knows how to share the road.

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87. Anytime it snows school and work is cancelled.

88. Local startup’s are constantly telling us what we need before we even know we need it.

89. Peter Pan Mini Golf.

World's Largest Peter Pan at Peter Pan Mini-Golf in Austin, Texas.

90. Disco golf.

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91. Saturday morning isn’t complete until you visit the Farmer’s Market.

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92. The city bird is the Crane, just kidding.

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93. We may not be LA (thank goodness) but we have our fair share of celebrities.

94.We keep movie night old school at the Drive-In.

95. The Pecan Street Festival.

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96. Everyday our sanity is tested while we sit in traffic.

97. Favor app.

98. We see so much sunshine we welcome the rainy days.

99. Splashing in the Butler Park fountains.

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100. Austinites believe anything is possible.

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Texans love their beer.

Space Chimp Media has put together this cool infographic for the Texas Micro Brewing industry.

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Craft Pride on Rainey Street might have the best selection of Texas brews in the state. What’s your favorite Texas Brewery ?

Are you still feeling a bit of a SXSW hangover? Imagine how all those bartenders feel who’ve been working 12+ hour days for the last week and a half! It’s time for all of us to cut loose together and celebrate one of my favorite holidays of the year.

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The Goodnight is hosting a SIN (service industry night) St. Patty’s Day Party, all day today. Whether you’re coming off a ten day music bender or you spent SXSW working your tail off, today is still St. Patrick’s Day, and there’s no rest for the weary!

The folks at The Goodnight will help you celebrate this day of green everything with FREE bowling/pool/etc. AND FREE WHISKEY. You read that right, every person (21+ of course) who walks through the door will receive a free shot of Jameson!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this another successful SX- now go grab a drink, you’ve earned it.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and may your luck keep on Dublin.

When: Today, March 17th

Time: All Day

Location:
2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757

http://thegoodnightaustin.com/staff/stpattys/

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