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We herby declare that Halloween week officially starts today! Grab your friends and your best costume and join Parlor & Yard for their 3rd Annual Smushtacular Howl-O-Ween Extravaganza! The spooky fun is all happening on the patio—they’ll have door prizes,  a silent auction, and a costume contest. Don’t miss this howling good time!

When: Today, October 23rd

Time: 3-6 p.m.

Cost: A $5 donation is requested.

Parlor & Yard
601 W 6th St.
Austin, Texas 78701

It’s going to be a sweet sweet Saturday! Texas Keeper and Two Hives Honey are teaming up to bring Austin a festival celebrating all things honey. If you haven’t been to out to Texas Keeper yet, this is will be a gorgeous day to check it out. The Cidery is located on a 20-acre ranch down in deep South Austin on the confluence of Bear and Onion creeks. It’s a beautiful spot full of old oak, pecan, and cypress trees.

Come out for a day of honey and bee education and fun. Take a tour of an active hive with Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey, and learn about gardening with and for bees. Local honey purveyors will be offering honey on and off comb for purchase, and other honey and bee-inspired vendors will be on site, including Bee Amour, bee-inspired jewelry made by a local beekeeper.

Chefs from Dai Due, Trace, and Anjore, and food artisans like Confituras, Srsly chocolate, Kokonut Yogurt, and SPUN Ice Cream will be serving up honey-inspired food. Texas Keeper is releasing their first Cyser (honey and apple fermented together). Meads from all over Texas will also be available by the pour, as well as Texas Keeper’s other ciders and their usual extensive menu of ciders and wines.

Live Music from Outlier and Bob Appel!

When: Today, October 23rd

Time: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Get your tickets here.

*Adult tickets include admission and a special souvenir glass.  A portion of ticket purchases go to support local farming nonprofit Farmshare.  

Texas Keeper Cider
12521 Twin Creeks Rd.
Manchaca, Texas 78652

We’ll keep this short and sweet because you don’t have much time for reading. Taco lovers (that’s everyone, right?) are encouraged to stop by the new Fresa’s location at 1703 S. 1st Street for a complimentary breakfast taco of their choosing. That’s free breakfast tacos on a Friday—what are you waiting for?

When: Today, October 21st

Time: now – 11:00 a.m.

Fresa’s South First
1703 S 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704

Come out to watch a ’90s thriller classic that still holds up today. Austin Parks Foundation will screen Jurassic Park, with their friends from Waller Creek Conservancy. Don’t miss this dino-mite evening!

Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass, and styrofoam are not permitted in the park.

When: Tonight, October 20th

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Palm Park
601 E 3rd St.
Austin, Texas 78701



Not news: it’s about to be flu season.

News: it doesn’t have to be as bad as it usually is.

Did you know that the average American has to take at least a half day off of work to make it to a single doctor’s appointment? By the time you find your insurance card, drive through Austin traffic, find parking, and spend 1 hour or more in the waiting room, it’s no surprise your day is basically gone.

Medici is changing all that. The app allows you to connect with YOUR doctor, veterinarian, therapist, and pediatrician all at the touch of a button. Consult with your doctor about simple symptoms like a rash or a cold and get e-prescribed medications on the spot.


So what used to take half a day now takes 10 minutes.

Now for the game…

What will you do with all that extra time?! Whether it’s hitting a yoga class or Maudie’s for fun in the form of tequila, we want to know and will reward you for telling us.

  • Post what you’d do with two extra hours in your day on social media and tag @medicimd and @365thingsaustin
  • We’ll pick a random winner of $1000 cash prize so you can invest in yoga classes, taco eating, tequila drinking, or all of the above


Be like a ninja about it because the contest ends at 11 PM CT on Monday, October 24th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 25th. Go, go, go!

A friend duo hailing from Mexico had a vision to bring authentic tacos to Austin. Seven years ago, their vision came to life when they opened their first taco trailer called One Taco. You may remember their name from our Breakfast Taco Taste Off earlier this year where they took home 1st prize with the Jefe Taco. If there’s one arena in Austin that’s difficult to enter and come out on top, it’s the taco arena. But Tony Avila and Axel Beverido found a way to win over the taco loving appetites of Austin.

One Taco Al Pastor

Recently, their dream of opening a Brick and Mortar became a reality. And trust us, it’s a place where taco dreams really do come true. They kill it all day long serving breakfast, lunch and dinner tacos. From the “Big Kahuna” to the Gowalla Taco to the 5 de Pastor, you can’t go wrong. Our most recent visit even included the Pancake Taco. Yes, the Pancake Taco.

One Taco Pancake Taco

Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-up order, for a place to eat tacos and drink a few beers with your buddies, or a family-friendly hang out, do yourself this one favor. Check out One Taco.

Brick and Mortar
12200 Research Blvd. #400
Austin, Texas

One Taco – Container
6th & Nueces
Austin, Texas 78701

Put on your best pair of lederhosen, because it’s Oktoberfest in Austin! Banger’s three-day festival continues today with live music, German-inspired food, games, and some of the best fall beers around..

They”ll have your regular favorites on the menu, plus: Spaetzle, Schnitzel, Weisswurst, and German Potato Cakes!

When: Today, October 14th – Sunday, October 18

Time: noon-midnight

Check out the full schedule here.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Name: Greta
4 year old
Animal ID:
Terrier Mix
Spayed Female 
Kennel 324

If you want to come meet Greta, be prepared. She’ll charm you all the way to your house! Greta was recently upgraded to a lobby kennel so she could meet more people easier. Our volunteers took Greta to a volunteer recruitment event last week and here’s what they had to say about her.


“Greta accompanied us to a recruitment fair to get new volunteers and fosters, and she was the absolute. perfect. dog. She was patient, friendly, playful, greeted everyone warmly with kisses and belly rub requests, didn’t mind the crowds of people surrounding her or the loud cheering during hula hoop contests. She even rode perfectly in the car! At first, she didn’t want to get in on her own, but after one practice she was a car-loading machine, and she got to enjoy a burger on our way back. She exceeded all my expectations of being an ambassador-dog and I’m just so so in love. One would never guess that she was shy and skittish a year ago when she arrived as a stray. She has truly blossomed in our care, and I’m grateful to everyone who has spent time showing her what love and trust look like. As I drove home after, I missed her being in my backseat and kept looking back for her. She’s going to make someone VERY lucky.”

With these nice words about Greta, how could you not want to meet her?!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you try one of our previous featured pets!

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Live Oak Brewing Company are proud to present you with outdoor movies at The Live Oak Brewery! It doesn’t get much more classic and wholesome than E.T. Relive your childhood with one of Steven Spielberg’s best movies ever.

Bring your fold-out chairs and blankets for a fun night of entertainment. Beer and food will be available for purchase.

When: Tonight, October 13th

Time: Doors @ 6:30 p.m. | Movie @ Twilight (7:30 p.m.-ish)

Live Oak Brewing Company
1615 Crozier Lane
Austin, TX 78617

Wurstfest was  voted the number two Oktoberfest in the country by USA Today.  This “10-Day Salute To Sausage” in New Braunfels is one of our favorite festivals of the year.  With sausage, beer, polka and potato pancakes as far as the eye can see, it’s a Bavarian wonderland that’s not to be missed.

By offering round trip transportation all ten days of the fest again we’re making getting to New Braunfels easier than fitting into last years lederhosen.  Why risk the hour drive when you can buy a ticket to ride?

* Worry free transportation from downtown Austin to Wurstfest (and back home)
*Admission into the festival.
*BYOB welcome on the ride down.  

More Reasons to Ride: 
-Three hours on site to enjoy the festival.
-Practice safe festing, take group transportation!
-Total trip time approximately five hours.

When: November 4th-November 13th

**The bus will pick up and drop off from the back side of the Omni Hotel downtown, it will be parked on Brazos Street between 7th and 8th Street.  You can start boarding 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour departure time.  To reserve a private bus email:**