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Escape Rooms are sure to include riddles and puzzles but The Escape Game Austin takes it to a whole other level – every game takes you on an adventure.
With a focus on designing and creating stunning, unbelievably life-like experiences, The Escape Game provides a wide variety of immersive themes. Games include Gold Rush, Prison Break, The Heist, and Classified.
Difficulty: 7/10
You’ve got one hour to find gold that has been hidden at a greedy gold prospector’s cabin. The problem? The mob has also been tipped off and will soon be on the way to find it for themselves. Finders keepers!

Prison Break

Difficulty: 9/10
Prison Break – The Escape Game’s most difficult game is set in 1955. You have been wrongfully accused and your new home sweet cell was previously occupied by an inmate who disappeared. Some say he escaped, some say he was murdered by the infamously cruel Warden. Can you make it out before you meet the same fate?

The Heist

Difficulty: 8/10
This is your chance to beat an art thief at his own game. A famous piece of art has gone missing and it’s up to you and your covert team to recover the painting – fail and you’ll have local authorities after you. Good luck!
Difficulty: 7/10
You’ve got 60 minutes to save the world. Your team has been assigned a critical covert mission and if you want to stop the impending terrorist attack, you’ve got to act fast. It’s up to you to get inside of the head of the masterminds and diffuse the threat.

The cooler weather is back and that means it’s time to fill your belly with a big, savory bowl of gumbo! We can’t imagine a prettier day for this one. The Fais Do-Do & Gumbo Cook Off is back with gumbo, beer, live Cajun tunes, and more. What better way could there be to celebrate Mardi Gras than with the ultimate gumbo throwdown and Cajun dance party?

All proceeds to benefit Austin non-profit Brighter Bites. Tickets are $25 at the door.

When: Today, February 25th

Time: 1-5 p.m.

720 Bastrop Hwy


In Austin, there truly is a festival for everything! Here’s three days of juggling, workshops, games, vendors, and shows in the heart of the city’s So-Co district.

Celebrating its 24th year, Jugglefest features (you guessed it!) juggling, unicycling, and related circus arts. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new tricks, meet some crazy people, or just chill out and watch.

When: Today, February 24 – Sunday, February 26th

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
*TSD has a great gym, plenty of parking spots, and it’s close to a ton of delicious restaurants.


This holiday can be polarizing. You love it when you’re in love, and you hate it when you’re not. But here’s a way to spend your night that will guarantee you the warm fuzzies. All you singles out there in Austin: Come meet unattached people who love animals as much as you do! And if you don’t meet someone special, they’ve got plenty of cats and dogs who would love to be your soulmate.

You could really meet the love of your life—two-legged or four—at Austin Animal Center. And you’ll be telling the story for the rest of your life! XOXO

When: Today, February 14th

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Austin Animal Center
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, Texas 78702

If you love oysters, or even if you’re on-the-fence about oysters, this is the event for you. We guarantee you’ll have a new found appreciation for them after this. The Austin Oyster Festival, which is all about that delectable, slimy little morsel of the sea, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year.

In addition to raw oysters and creative dishes where oysters are the star, they’ll also have drinks and fabulous entertainment—and all for a great cause. The fest is presented by is presented by HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Farmers Market, and benefits Central Texas Food Bank.

Guests can look forward to a feast highlighting Jeri’s Seafood’s Gulf and East Coast oysters prepared in nearly every way imaginable by noted Eddie V’s executive chef Chris Bauer, combined with specialty cocktail offerings from Deep Eddy Vodka, a Bloody Mary Bar, beer from Blue Point Brewing Company, live local music, and raffle prizes.

When: Saturday, Feb. 25th

Time: noon to 6 p.m.

The French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos St.
Austin, TX 78702

Photo courtesy Mongers Market

Start practicing those drives, friends—this should be all the motivation you need to improve your golf game. The Hole-in-One to Win, presented by Jaguar Land Rover Austin, will give golfers the chance to win a new Jaguar F-PACE®. Yes, you read that right! Picture yourself driving off into the sunset in a brand new Jaguar. Now run to Topgolf and start practicing for your big moment.

Any registered resort guest or club member who books a tee time at Fazio Canyons on Feb. 25 will be eligible to compete in this exclusive competition.

The first player to “ace” hole No. 3 of the championship golf course will win the brand-new luxury performance vehicle. Golfers will be monitored throughout the day to witness this amazing shot. Only this first person to accomplish the task will win.

When: Saturday, February 25th

Time: Tee times are available from 8 a.m. to sunset.

Book early for the limited-time promotion by calling 512-329-4653.

For more information on the Hole-in-One to Win golf competition, Canvas for a Cause live art show, and other packages or special offers, click here or call 1-800-336-6158. And follow Omni Barton Creek on Facebook and Twitter.

What’s the only thing that could make you as proud as when your kid made the honor roll? Your favorite local beer winning the ultimate beer competition!

The Eastside is home to some of the best breweries on the planet, but only one can win the coveted Crowler Cup. Tonight, your drink is your vote! Austinites will decide who will earn the title “Crowler Cup Champion: Eastside Breweries” along with the trophy and all the glorious bragging rights.

Here are this year’s contenders:
Hops and Grain
Zilker Brewing Company
Friends and Allies Brewing
Blue Owl Brewing
Independence Brewing Co.
Live Oak Brewing Company

In addition to the main event, Veracruz All Natural will be serving up tacos while supplies last and Sydney Wright will be laying down beats from 7-10 p.m.

Lastly, for added competition, each brewery is participating in a friendly arm wrestling contest at 8 p.m. The victor will win extra points towards winning the Crowler Cup! Be here to see the action.

When: Tonight, January 26th

Time: 5-10 p.m.

Cuvee Coffee Bar
2000 E 6th St.
Austin, Texas 78702

Yes, you have scanned this headline and photo correctly, and yes this is, in fact, an event where people run around town in their underwear. If you are brave enough—or even if you aren’t—it’s time to get decked out in your finest skivvies and run like the wind for an incredible cause. It’s the Cupid’s Undie Run!

Last year, the run raised over $3.5 million for the Children’s Tumor Foundation nationwide ($97,000 in Austin!) and this year they are aiming for the $4 million mark ($105,000 in Austin)! That’s a whole lot of dough. So this may sound ridiculous, but this event is very serious about making an impact to #EndNF.

Most importantly, you and your friends are guaranteed to have an amazing time in Austin—with a hilarious story you can tell for the rest of your life. It’s the best Valentine’s-themed activity we can think of. The run is short (approximately one mile) so everyone can get in on the fun.

Click here to register for the Austin run on Feb. 11th.

And please note: RSVPing does not get you entry into the event. You must register through the official website.

A note about the charity: The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). NF affects one in every 3,000 people, and is more common than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease COMBINED. For more information, please click here

For the fifth year in a row, everybody’s favorite mustache-themed Austin bar will be judging the upper-lip decor of the city’s manliest men. Come one, come all and enter the Olympics of mustache competitions.

There are three big prizes: Best Stache, Best Beard, and Best Fake Stache. So groom like you’ve never groomed before and get downtown to win some cash!


When: Today, January 25th

Time: 8 p.m. – midnight

121 E 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701

The Gorilla Run is coming up this weekend, and the weather looks like it’s going to be nothing short of spectacular. Perfect for dressing up in a gorilla or banana suit and running for a cause.

Everyone who takes part wears a full gorilla or banana suit (included with entry fee….yours to keep)! All participants are helping to raise funds for the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the international charity working to save the world’s last remaining Mountain Gorillas.

When: January 24th

Time: 8:30am Most Creative Costume Contest | 9am Race Start at Camp Mabry

Camp Mabry