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Austin Derby Fest

Austin Derby Fest

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Outside, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

Austin is celebrating the most exciting two minutes in sports like never before by hosting the inaugural Austin Derby Fest.  The streets are going to be blocked of for a one of a kind Kentucky Derby Block Party. They’ll have Ray Wylie Hubbard, Deer Tick, The Dirty River Boys, and Whiskey Shivers for entertainment throughout

Best Places to See Bluebonnets in Austin

Best Places to See Bluebonnets in Austin

By Kristy Owen | Featured Gallery, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

After an atypically long and icy winter, Austinites are counting down the days to warmer weather.  Fortunately, signs of Spring are begging to emerge, from longer days to April showers. Most noticeably, bluebonnets are in full bloom and are blanketing Austin roadsides, making morning commutes a little more beautiful. This time of year, Texas’ state

Lo-Burn Fun-For-All

Lo-Burn Fun-For-All

By Kristy Owen | Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

Wanna know the best way to keep local small businesses open? No, telling visitors ‘don’t move here’ isn’t it… the answer is to SHOP LOCAL yourself. On Saturday, the Burnet Road Independent Business District will have an all day event celebrating small businesses. As we see longtime Austin favorites like Flipnotics and Toy Joy being

Giveaway: Brooklyn Rider and Dawn Upshaw at McCullough Theatre

Giveaway: Brooklyn Rider and Dawn Upshaw at McCullough Theatre

By Jason Neff | Live Music, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

Genre-defying string quartet, Brooklyn Rider will be performing tomorrow night (Wednesday, 3/26) at the McCullough Theatre, located adjacent to Bass Concert Hall on the UT Campus. A description of the ensemble from Texas Performing Arts’ website: Praised for its “stunningly imaginative” performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic

GIVEAWAY: Texas Rollergirl Tickets

GIVEAWAY: Texas Rollergirl Tickets

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

The Texas Rollergirls bouts are one of the most raved about “things to do” in Austin, and for good reason. This Saturday is the second matchup of their 2014 season! Saturday is your chance to come out and see what all the fun is about. This is a very family friendly event, and fans are

EZPAWN Music Center

EZPAWN Music Center

By Kristy Owen | Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

It’s no secret that Austin loves music, we are ‘The Live Music Capital of the World‘ after all. Unfortunately musicians often fall into the ‘starving artist’ category, and much in the same way that everyone in LA is an aspiring actress, everyone in Austin seems to be an aspiring musician. And let’s be honest, music

SXSW Free Show Survival Guide

SXSW Free Show Survival Guide

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

We’re just going to come out and say it: The greatest thing about SXSW for Austin locals is all the free stuff you can see, drink, eat, and enjoy. You can hate on traffic. You can hate on tourists. You can hate on hipsters all you want. But what you can’t deny is that we’ve

Sherwood Forest Faire

Sherwood Forest Faire

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

The ultimate Renaissance Festival, the Sherwood Forest Faire is back for its 5th season. The faire is a journey back in time based on the tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. It takes place on a 23-acre village in Lost Pines, and hosts more than 100 shoppes, pubs, restaurants, and stages so you

24 Hours With A Lamborghini

24 Hours With A Lamborghini

By Kristy Owen | Random Fun, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

I’m sure everyone has certain moments or days in their lives that they wish they could relive over and over again. Last Thursday was one of those days for me. In a crazy twist of fate, I was given a Lamborghini to use for 24 hours; time nor a car has ever gone so fast.

Get Around Austin - SXSW Traffic Solutions: Spokefly

Get Around Austin – SXSW Traffic Solutions: Spokefly

By Kristy Owen | Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

For those of us that have done the SX thing before, we’ve learned a few things over the years. One of those things is to avoid driving downtown at all costs. If you think everyday Austin traffic is bad, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Even if you’re lucky enough to find a spot, parking prices

Local Business Feature: Furniture Market Austin's Freebie Fridays

Local Business Feature: Furniture Market Austin’s Freebie Fridays

By Kristy Owen | Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

I’m obviously a huge fan of social media, and I love a local business that recognizes the benefits of using it correctly! Sadly, while many national chains seem to be proactively making social media a part of their marketing efforts, many small businesses STILL haven’t gotten on board. Furniture Market Austin is an exception to

Giveaway: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures Passes

Giveaway: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures Passes

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Random Fun, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures opens for the season this Saturday, and it needs to be at the top of your to-do list this spring. It’s definitely one of my favorite ‘adventures’ in Austin, and has become my go-to activity with out of town friends and family. It’s such a thrill and ends up being a

10 Essential Austin Festivals for 2014

10 Essential Austin Festivals for 2014

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

March marks the beginning of festival season here in Austin, TX. With the kick-off of SXSW, there is an endless onslaught of music, art, film, book, and even wiener dog festivals that take over Austin and surrounding towns throughout the rest of the year. If you’re looking for a complete list of every festival that

The Color Run

The Color Run

By Kristy Owen | Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin

 How’s this for coloring outside the lines? Start this 5k in a stark white t-shirt and finish looking something like the inside of a kaleidoscope. Something about running while getting splattered with as much paint as possible makes me feel like I’m fulfilling a handful of childhood dreams. The fact that you’re not necessarily a big runner

GIVEWAY : Texas Rollergirls Tickets

GIVEWAY : Texas Rollergirls Tickets

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Sponsored, Sporting Events, Things To Do In Austin

The Texas Rollergirls bouts are one of the most raved about “things to do” in Austin, and for good reason. This Sunday will be the first match up of their 2014 season! Saturday is your chance to come out and see what all the fun is about. This is a very family friendly event, and