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To celebrate the release of their Pineapple Hop Totem, Blue Owl Brewing is having a special DIY terrarium class. For $30, enjoy a fun class and take-home terrarium, a Blue Owl glass and four sample pours with your Sensory Tour.

Please arrive early to get your tasting started!

Admission: $30

When: September 28th

Time: 8 p.m.

Location:
Blue Owl Brewing
2400 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78702

 

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!
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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.
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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.

Name: Bingo
Age: 1 
year old
Animal ID:
A733693
Breed:
American Bull Dog
Sex: 
Neutered Male
Location: 
Kennel 324

 

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Bingo is the kind of dog greeting cards are made of. He loves getting his photo taken! Everything about this boy is cute. His little side tongue, he’ll head butt your leg to get you to pet him, he’s just a charmer. He is very affectionate and snuggly, walks great on his leash and will give you several sloppy kisses. Come meet him today in kennel 324!

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

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!

Location:
Dell Diamond
3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

Big things are happening in your life all the time—things you really want to remember. There are birthday parties, housewarmings, weddings, showers, going-away happy hours, and holidays with the fam. Since research shows that we can’t be in the moment and take a photo of it, too—wouldn’t it be nice to put down your iPhone and let someone else capture it all for a change?

A new local company called Kandid.ly wants to disrupt the stressful process of hiring a professional photographer and make the experience much easier for everyone, while also making better photography more accessible. The site lets you compare local photographers, ranging in style and price, and then book them at a price that works for you.

Kandid.ly verifies their photographers’ identity, making it safe for you to connect with them. They also use a secure service to process your payment and the photographer gets paid only when you receive your photos.

There are basically infinite ways to use this service, but a few came to our mind right away:

Idea # 1: Your next party, birthday, or corporate event.

 

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Kandid.ly captured by Rodney Martinez

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Kandid.ly captured by Cassandra Klepac


Idea # 2: Portraits for dating profiles and LinkedIn

 

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Kandid.ly captured by Cassandra Klepac

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Kandid.ly captured by John Marcus


Idea # 3: Adorable photos of your pets!

 

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Kandid.ly captured by Kayla Snell

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Kandid.ly captured by Kathryn Reilly


Idea # 4: Personal paparazzi. Beyonce has one, why shouldn’t you? – #squadgoals #weekendwarriors

 

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Kandid.ly captured by Josh Lona

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Kandid.ly captured by Kayla Snell


Idea # 5: Because you really don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime shot: Engagement photos!

Kandid.ly captured by Liz Moskowitz

Kandid.ly captured by Cary Noel

The 21st season of the Austin Skeeball League gets rolling (pun intended) soon!

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Both Tuesday and Thursday night leagues start soon, so grab two friends (teams of three, and an optional alternate) and start thinking about a creative team name. “Flock of Skeegulls” is already taken, I checked…

This season they’re at Gourmand’s Pub on the East Side. Personally, I think this is a great move, I love that place. One time, many moons ago I went there for lunch and ended up staying all afternoon playing games and enjoying too many cocktails for a work day. Everything from the atmosphere to the food is a home run. Easily, some of the best sandwiches in town.

As always, they’ll have great drink specials and since it’s continued to grow in popularity, this is also an awesome way to meet new people in a fun and relaxed environment.

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They give away some pretty great prizes each night including bottles of booze, concert tickets, oil changes, gift cards, t-shirts and more! And when the season comes to a close, you’ll also be invited to a stellar ‘End of Skeeson’ party.

Here’s an easy signup form, all you need is a team name and email addresses for you and your teammates and they’ll contact you with all the details!

Sign up now, the new season starts next Tuesday Sept 27 and Thursday Sept 29th!

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Or email them directly at: AustinSkeeballLeague@gmail.com

See you on the slopes!

Where:
Gourmand’s Pub
2316 Webberville Road
Austin, Texas 78702

When:  Tuesday Night League // Thursday Night League

For more info: Austin Skeeball League

 

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.

Details:

  • 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!

It’s hard to believe, but ACL Fest is coming up on its 15th year. The 2016 edition will take place September 30-October 2 and October 7-9 in Zilker Park. (Check out the full lineup here.)

To celebrate, the organizers of the epic live music festival have announced several improvements that will make us spectators much more comfortable. We’re talking family entrances, more shade, better restroom facilities, added perks to the Platinum Ticket, a new Austin Kiddie Limits experience, and a wine bar, just to name a few. Here’s a complete guide to what you can expect.

Comfort, Shade, and Flushable Toilets for Everyone!

ACL Festival is opening up the park so fans have more space, and making sure there’s plenty of shade to go around. The Rock Island Stage has been relocated for better crowd flow, and new spaces have been opened for fans to relax at Rock Island and in the southeast end of Zilker Park. There fans will find even more shade and easy access to Austin Kiddie Limits, along with new amenities including the Miller Lite Game Hall and Wine Down, ACL’s new wine bar. Grabbing a bite at ACL Eats and a cold one at the expanded Barton Springs Beer Hall will be more comfortable with added shade and picnic tables to take a load off between performances.

A welcome new addition in 2016: improved restroom facilities! This year, every restroom in the park will be upgraded to environmentally friendly, flushable toilets.

Finally, they have made it easier to cool off and stay healthy. Fans will find more CamelBak Hydration Stations providing free water and misting stations throughout the park. In addition, bodegas will sell snacks, fresh fruit, trail mix, and festival must-haves like sunscreen, ponchos, socks, eye drops, allergy meds, and more.

Family Perks

Austin Kiddie Limits  has a new home under the lush, shaded southeast end of Zilker Park. Kids and their parents can enter through the new Family Friendly Entrance located off Barton Springs Road, in between the Barton Springs Entrance and Robert E. Lee Road, in addition to stroller-friendly family lanes at both main gates. When families register for Tag-a-Kid this year at the Family Friendly Entrance or the Info Tent just inside the main gates, each child will receive an RFID-enabled wristband. In the event that a child is separated from their parent, they have a reliable and fast way to reunite them.

VIP Life Gets Even Better

New amenities have also been added to the Platinum Ticket. The luxury, air-conditioned Platinum Lounge has relocated to a tree-filled oasis in the southeast end of Zilker Park, with direct access to the VIP Grove. Platinum ticketholders can skip the line at the main gates and enter through their dedicated entrance on Barton Springs Road and they can enjoy lunch and dinner prepared daily by celebrity chefs and special wine tastings. Plus complimentary lockers, complete with phone charging, and exclusive viewing areas in front of stages. Platinum Tickets are still available here.

If you want to get even fancier, the first-ever Feast Under the Stars will take place between Weekend One and Two on Thursday, October 6 at Zilker Park. Six award-winning chefs will prepare a locally sourced five-course meal. This exclusive event will feature select wine pairings for each course, while the chefs reveal the creative approach to their dishes. Tickets are limited and available now.

If you haven’t cemented your fest plans yet, it’s not too late for you. 1-Day Sunday General Admission Tickets for both weekends are still available, as well as 1-Day & 3-Day VIP Tickets and 3-Day Platinum Tickets. Happy festing to us all!

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.

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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

Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – Check In/Registration

9:30 a.m. – Walk/Run

10:30 a.m. – Closing & Awards

Location:

Hill Country Galleria (in front of Whole Foods)

12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Bee Cave, TX 78738

 

Name: Gilley
Age: 5 
years old
Animal ID: 
A710755
Breed:
Pittie Mix
Sex: 
Spayed Female
Location:
Kennel 313

Gilley is our current longest stay dog at the shelter. She’s been with us for over 380 days without a single night away. And why? Well, we’re not really sure because she’s a doll! She was so happy when she got a chance to go on an outing with volunteer Peggy. Here’s what Peggy had to say:

“Our first outing to the park was a true joy. I’ve taken other dogs I’ve loved (now adopted) there, and they sometimes got pretty distracted. Not our Gilley! She was calm when she saw other dogs, running/playing kids, geese, a new friend in a wheelchair, food trailers, fountains, whatever. You name it, she rolled with it. She was happy to be a team of two and it made for a fun day. She also withstood a bath afterward. Love this girl!”

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Come meet our Gilley girl and give her a chance. You might just fall for her too!

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