One of the markers of any great city is its dedication to the arts—and on that score, Austin is pretty darn great. It’s a thriving art city and this annual event is your chance to see a ton of talent in once place. Art City Austin, a three-day art fair and festival will return for its 67th year March 31 –April 2 at the Palmer Event Center. Individual artists from across the country (125 to be exact) will showcase their work. A combination of street art and contemporary art from local and national artists will be on display.
The festival grounds will also feature multiple art installations created by local artists and commissioned specifically for the occasion by Art Alliance Austin. Noteworthy artists this year include award-winning photographer Clifton Henri, Austin fine jewelry designer Haley Lebeuf, and Jay Long, a long-time Art City Austin artist.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase and live music from a wide variety of local musicians will be coordinated and curated by Black Fret. As always, this is a family friendly event that offers designated children and family areas featuring hands-on arts and crafts activities with support from community partners Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and The Contemporary Austin.
Tickets to Art City Austin range from $10 for a single-day admission to $25 for the Collector’s Pass which includes access to the Friday, March 31st VIP preview reception plus weekend access to the festival. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Parking will be available with priority to Art City Austin attendants at the Palmer Event Center Garage for $8. For more information on Art City Austin and to purchase tickets, click here.
Here’s the full schedule:
Friday, March 31st
4-8 p.m. Community Preview Event
6-8 p.m. VIP & Collector’s Reception
Saturday, April 1st
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 2nd
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.
Have you resolved to be good this year? No meat, no dairy, no alcohol, no refined sugar, no caffeine, and no fun? Well, join the club. We’re all trying to be the best version of ourself in 2017, but some days are much harder than others. That’s why your friends at Favor will bring whatever you are craving right to your door, with their No Judgement $3 Deliveries.
Whether you’re starving because that juice cleanse didn’t come with any food, or you’ve fallen off the wagon again and had a double burger for lunch, Favor can help.
Now through Sunday, January 15th, their deliveries from the following places—which feature healthy and not-so-healthy options—are just $3. Again, no judgement! Eat whatever you want.
Lucy’s Fried Chicken
Maiko Sushi Lounge
Blenders and Bowls
To learn more about Favor or to download the app, click here. Use the code 365THINGS to get your first delivery free!
As Austinites, we’re lucky to have an abundance of choices. Tacos, swimming holes, and yoga studios are plentiful. But, some are homegrown and others are not exactly from ATX. That’s why we’re always excited when we see a local business doing it big. Case in point… Black Swan Yoga’s newest Anderson Lane location.
In case you’ve never been, Black Swan Yoga is one of the only spots in town offering donation-based yoga. So you go and pay whatever you can afford. Their philosophy is that members of the community inherently want to support one another, and that philosophy works. If you drop into a class, you’ll see everyone from young hippie types to moms, and suit and tie guys all donating a variety of amounts, but enjoying the same great yoga.
While it may seem counterintuitive, this philosophy has not only made them approachable, but also incredibly successful, leading to a brand new spot in North Austin.
About the studio:
This beautifully renovated space is like the other Black Swan studios, except bigger and better! The 2000 SQFT practice space is adorned with artwork, lighting and good vibes that will get you out of your head and into your body. They pride themselves on having great playlists and even better teachers who lead flow classes suitable for all levels.
For Black Swan, community-conscious goes hand in hand with being environmentally friendly. The new space is fully equipped with infrared heat. This type of heating is not only more economical, it is also healthier. Instead of breathing in dry air like with traditional heaters, infrared heats bodies rather than the air. Science, man.
When to go
Check out their full schedule for Anderson Lane or any Austin location here. I’d highly recommend a morning class at Anderson. Snap a photo in front of the elephant wall and check out that crazy backlit ceiling.
Gone are the days of schlepping around all the awesome stuff you buy at ACL. That T-shirt and poster you bought at 11 a.m. won’t be weighing you down when the sun goes down. Favor, Austin’s crazy popular on-demand delivery service, announced today that festival-goers buying ACL Fest
merchandise on-site will have the option of having it delivered straight to their door the morning after the festival for an additional $10 fee. The festival life just gets better every year!
Additionally, through Favor’s partnership with Austin City Limits Music Festival, select ACL Fest merchandise including apparel, posters, and lifestyle items will be available for purchase exclusively in the Favor app, delivered on-demand in under an hour.
During the festival, Favor will utilize their Austin fleet of nearly 4,000 personal delivery assistants, called Runners, to service the ACL Fest crowd with a quick and seamless delivery experience. In addition to getting all of your favorite ACL Fest merchandise delivered, Favor makes getting your daily breakfast taco fix, iPhone charger, or hangover cure as easy as tapping a button.
The collaboration with ACL Fest is part of Favor’s push to make “Order Anything” a larger part of its delivery business. Food accounts for 80 percent of the business, while retail and other essentials make up 20 percent of Favor’s deliveries.
During ACL Fest, Favor will operate in Austin from 8 a.m. – 3 a.m., 7 days a week. Click here
the full Austin delivery zone map,
To learn more about Favor or to download the app, click here
If you aren’t going to ACL Fest October 1-2, then you are probably looking for fun things to do far far away from the crazy crowds. Well you are seriously in luck, because Round Rock is being invaded by bull riders and giant monster trucks for an event like no other. It’s the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Tour! See incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action. With names like BIGFOOT, SON OF BEAST, OLD SKOOL, and TUFF GUY you know these guys mean business.
In addition to the trucks, catch the nation’s top bull riders competing against the largest professional athlete in the world: the America Pro Rodeo Bucking Bull!
Fans can meet the drivers, riders, and bullfighters and see the trucks and bulls up close at the pre-event autograph pit party.
When: Saturday, October 1st @ 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 2nd @ 2 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at just $10!
3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665
Looking for the perfect golfing getaway in the beautiful Texas Hill Country? You’re in luck. The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has a package that highlights so much of what this region has to offer.
Green to Gruene includes a round of golf on one of their four championship courses and transportation to the historic and trendy little town of Gruene, located along the Guadalupe River within the city limits of New Braunfels, Texas, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio. They’ll get you there via a 45-minute shuttle ride and when you arrive, you can roam the antique shops, galleries, and restaurants or dance the night away at Gruene Hall, the Lone Star State’s oldest dance hall, which has played host to country greats from George Strait to Willie Nelson.
When: The package is available through December 30, 2016.
- Luxury resort accomodations
- One round of golf per registered adult per stay at any of the four courses
- Bucket of Shiner Bock upon arrival
- Roundtrip transportation for one day during your stay to historic Gruene, Texas
For more information, or to book your getaway, click here!
If you’ve been looking for a fun way to teach kids about giving back to their community, this inspiring event is the answer. Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual CC4C Micro Marathon on Sunday, September 25th!
It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer from a rare syndrome and more than half of them are children. This community lacks a unified voice, as only 15 percent of rare diseases have organizations that can provide support. Endless hospital stays and doctor’s visits drain them emotionally and physically and the rareness of their conditions often leaves these families isolated. That’s where Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children (CC4C) comes in.
The organization was established to bring hope, help, and inspiration to families of children suffering from a rare or undiagnosed medical condition. CC4C provides a network of support both financially and in the medical/research community. Each child is matched with a celebrity teammate who uses their platform to bring awareness and advocacy to rare and undiagnosed medical conditions.
This 2.62 mile walk/run is a family event that brings in high schools, families, and celebrities from all over Austin to inspire these children to their finish line. There are over 15 High School Teams involved this year. So put on those walking or running shoes and join in the inspiration!
Online registration is open now! Click here to sign up. You can also register at the event.
When: Sunday, September 25th
8:30 a.m. – Check In/Registration
9:30 a.m. – Walk/Run
10:30 a.m. – Closing & Awards
Hill Country Galleria (in front of Whole Foods)
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Bee Cave, TX 78738
We can’t all be Michael Phelps, or Simone Biles, or Katie Ledecky. But hey, you can feel a little solid gold yourself by celebrating the Rio Olympics with Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
Their “Golf’s Return to Rio” special includes a $200 savings on the Unlimited Golf package in August and daily breakfast. Wind down after a round of golf and watch the Olympics at Bartons Lounge, the perfect place to enjoy the latest cocktails, locally brewed beers and extensive wine offerings. Check out one or all their championship courses:
- Fazio Foothills – Designed by course architect Tom Fazio, this cliff-lined course in the Texas Hill Country is a shot-maker’s paradise, complete with TIFSport Bermuda fairways and TiffEagle Bermuda greens for a variety of skill levels.
- Fazio Canyons – At 7,153-yards, this par-72 course is lined with majestic Red Oaks and Sycamore trees, featuring views of the hill country, complete with a limestone bed creek that meanders throughout the course.
- Coore Crenshaw – A championship layout with a variety of interesting holes, this course incorporates durable grasses, rolling fairways and varied green sizes to challenge all levels of golfers.
- Palmer Lakeside – Perched on a secluded hilltop overlooking Lake Travis, Palmer Lakeside is a hidden retreat that rewards guests with striking, panoramic lake views and twilight glimpses of whitetail deer.
In addition, the resort’s Three Springs Spa is can help you “glow for the gold” with its new 16 Days of Glory spa treatments starting for as low as $35 a person. Go for the bronze, silver, or gold and leave feeling like the best version of yourself.
25-Minute Bronze Service
$35/each: Neck & Shoulder Massage, Express Facial, or Express Pedicure
50-Minute Silver Service
$75/each: Deep Tissue Massage or Purity Facial
80-Minute Gold Service
$100/each: Deep Tissue Massage or Purity Facial
The concept of downtown living is relatively new to Austin. Not so long ago, it was where people went to work and not much else. But over the past decade, the center of the city has experienced a major renaissance (much to the dismay of some native Austinites), with new restaurants, shopping, and vibrant businesses transforming the area into a soughtafter residential address.
For many newcomers and locals alike, buying a condo may not be the obvious choice, but it has a ton of great benefits. We’ve partnered with Fifth & West, a new boutique condominium tower in Downtown’s Market District, to spotlight a few big perks of the condo lifestyle. The people behind the project have thought of everything: service, design, and amenities for days. It may not be for everyone, but if you have the cash to invest in your own little piece of Austin, this will be a spectacular place to call home.
- Everything you need is right outside your door.
At Fifth & West, residents have a front-row seat to our world famous live music scene and are steps away from dozens of restaurants for any palette or occasion, from breakfast at Walton’s Fancy and Staple to a stylish night out at Fixe or Clark’s. It’s that rare walkable life in Austin—but with your car conveniently parked downtown.
You’re also never far from the lush green spaces that make Austin so unique, like Zilker Park and Republic Square. Hiking and biking trails thread through the city, and water activities like paddle boarding, swimming, and fishing at Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, and Deep Eddy Pool are just a few blocks away.
Lastly, there’s great shopping all around you. Just down the street, you’ll find Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, West Elm, and Austin’s largest independent bookstore, BookPeople. Plus, don’t forget designer apparel at Lululemon and By George.
- No maintenance, no worries.
Owning a home can be full of highs and lows. That leaky roof? It’s all yours. But a condo gives you a lock-and-leave lifestyle. For Austinites who are looking to trim the stress out of their lives, it is a difficult option to beat.
- Service with a smile.
Imagine this: Your every want or need is just a call away. Breakfast tacos? Tickets to ACL? Sushi? A last-minute pedicure? It could all be knocking at your door with 24-7 concierge service.
- Luxurious design and resort-style amenities.
In a gorgeous place like Fifth & West, it’s easy to feel like you are always on vacation. You’ll be surrounded with stunning finishes and sophisticated interior design. Everywhere you look, the atmosphere is stylish and inviting.
Additionally, there is over 20,000 square feet of amenity space—we are talking three full floors—that includes a welcome level, a pet verandah, fitness center, gourmet demonstration kitchen, media lounge, outdoor bar and grill, fireplaces, a stunning pool and sky deck, and a resident parlor.
- Safety and security.
Most importantly, you can rest easy with first-class security features like convenient parking with controlled access and a state-of-the-art building access system integrated throughout the building. Visitors, guests, and service providers check in at the welcome level desk.
All in all, the best part of life in a downtown residence like Fifth & West is that it marries the comfort and convenience of home with the excitement and luxury of a premier destination. If your home search hasn’t gone beyond sleepy suburbs and neighborhoods, it might be time to think about how living in the heart of the city could change your life for the better.
To inquire about a residence at Fifth & West, click here.
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