The Austin Eastciders crew is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new urban cidery located on the eastside.

They’ll have a party complete with cider, live music, and fun. You’ll be able to try a special cider before its release to the public on November 3rd, tour the new facility, and enjoy food from local food trucks.

It’s going to be the perfect evening for this.

If you’re looking for more weekend fun, here are our Weekend Top Picks!

When: today, October 25th

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Location:
Austin Eastciders
979 Springdale Road Suite 130
Austin, Texas 78702

https://www.facebook.com/events/280327932178282/

Photo Credit: Austin Eastciders Facebook Page

Friday, October 24th

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It is also prime time to visit a local pumpkin patch!

Photo Credit: The Nightowls Facebook Page

Halloween is  a week away and the Bullock Museum is ready to get the party started. Tonight’s event will be fun for the entire family.

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There will be scary stories, experiments, games, costumes, and more. You’ll be able to learn about the science of magic and optical illusions, decorate your own treat bag, explore the museum.

Guests are encouraged to dress up!

Admission: free

When: today, October 24th

Time: 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Bullock Texas History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/events/spooktacular-2014

Photo Credit: Bullock Texas History Museum Facebook Page

I cannot say it enough, I love fall. I’m also a sucker for a seasonal movie.

Tonight the Drafthouse is going to take you back in time twenty years and show the classic Hocus Pocus at tonight’s Girlie Night.

It’s also prime pumpkin patch time, here’s a list of pumpkin patches around town: http://365thingsaustin.com/2014/09/24/find-austins-best-pumpkin-patches/

When: today, October 23rd

Time: 7 pm

Location:
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 South Lamar
Austin, Texas 78704

http://drafthouse.com/movies/hocus-pocus/austin

Yoga good. Parks gooood. Combine the two and offer it for free? I’ll be there. Looks like the weather is going to make it another spectacular day in Austin, Texas.

Bring a yoga mat if you have one, a water bottle and comfortable clothing. Classes run from noon until 1 p.m.

These classes are appropriate for all skill levels. Namaste, y’all.

When: Today, October 22nd

Time: Noon – 1pm

Location:
Republic Square Park
5th and Guadalupe
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.austinparks.org/yoga.html

Photo Credit: Austin Home, http://www.austinhome.com/blog/6-ways-to-enjoy-spring-in-austin.html

Name: Puddles 
Sex: Spayed Female 
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 6 Year Old
Animal ID: A637539
Location: In Foster

Puddles has been with Austin Animal Center and now in foster over 380 days! Now over the year mark this girl is most certainly ready for a permanent loving home! She enjoys chasing toys and lounging on the cat furniture.  She chirps at the birds out the window and is not bothered by a busy household as long as she has her privacy too!  She’s relaxed, playful and affectionate. If you are interested in Puddles please contact her foster mom at: lfrank4@austin.rr.com

Please keep in mind that pets in our foster program are not on a first come, first served basis. The foster parent(s) may take several applications and meet with different applicants before they decide which would be the best fit for that particular animal.

If this not the pet for you, check out one of our previous Pet of the Week’s.

Also, check out this Free Pet Services for the citizens of Austin and Travis County.

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Are you ready to spend the next six days playing taste-tester for over 60 local trailer eateries?

Once you have your badge, it’s time to let the tasting tour begin! The tour covers the South First Trailers, the Eastside, rogue roaming trailers, and everything in between.

I suggest starting early, and coming up with a game-plan, because 60 trucks is a lot to conquer. Most of them are offering free samplings, live music, free beer and other perks when you present your TXTW badge, just be sure to check the website for specific details.

At the end of the week you get to cast your vote on which trailer is your favorite and worthy of the $10,000 grand prize. Last year’s winner was one of my personal favorites, Hey You Gonna Eat or What!?

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Get to tasting folks!

Tasting Badge: $27 – $40

When: today, October 21st – October 26th

Location:
Austin, Texas

http://www.trailercrawl.com

Austin does two things better than any other city in the world: tacos and coffee; but we could use some help on our traffic situation. That’s why Carma Carpooling invites you to join them for a Free Commuter Breakfast at Whole Foods Downtown.

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Tacos-n-Coffee: Free Commuter Breakfast

Wednesday, October 22

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Whole Foods Downtown (6th / Lamar)

RSVP HERE

 

This free breakfast is part of  Mobility Week, October 20 – 24, a campaign  dedicated to getting people out of their “single-occupant vehicles” and into a carpool, bus, or other mode of transportation. Companies around town are getting involved, with groups like AMD, NetSpend, and Bazaarvoice pledging to get their employees to adopt new commute habits that reduce traffic and CO2 emissions. We love biking and the bus, but let’s be honest – sometimes you want to sit in some A/C and stick to your normal commute schedule. That’s where Carma fits in.

If you haven’t heard about Carma Carpooling yet, we really love what they are doing here in Austin, and we told you all about them here. Carma matches users with each other to share rides during their commute to-and-from work, which alleviates traffic and helps members save some extra cash. They’re the only program locally that gets your tolls reimbursed when you carpool on the 183A or Manor Expressway toll roads. Just watch this video and it explains the idea perfectly:

If you like free tacos & coffee, reducing traffic, making the air cleaner, and making some money driving to work, or saving money while getting to work, we invite you to join us and Carma Carpooling for their Free Commuter Breakfast on October 22 at Whole Foods Downtown.

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See ya there,

 

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Yesterday I went out for Soul Sunday at Icenhauer’s and had an absolute BLAST! The Nightowls are a band that does all that Motown stuff that you can’t help but move to and it’s just so fun.

Aside from doing that show on Sundays they’re also part of Motown Monday at The Highball. If you haven’t been out to the new Highball, this is an excellent excuse to come check out the new digs and hear great music. I am a huge fan of The Matchmaker Band as well so dancing around to both of them in one night has my name all over it!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for next Sunday at Icenhauer’s. The Nightowls play from 4 – 7 pm.

When: Mondays

Time:       Matchmaker Band 9pm

The Nightowls 11:15 pm

 

Location:
The Highball
1120 South  Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thehighball.com

Photo Credit: The Nightowls Facebook Page

Today is the last day for the Pop Austin International Art Show. I went and checked it out on Friday and it was absolutely awesome.

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They have brought in unique contemporary art from all around the world. As a longtime Andy Warhol fan it was great to see some of his work in person. If you have any interest in art, than this should be on the top of your Sunday to-do list!

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I had such a great time that I actually think I may stop back by there sometime today to get one last look at everything.

Admission: $30

When: today, October 19th

Time: 10am – 8 pm

Location:
Fair Market
1100 E. 5th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

http://www.popaustin.com