Join in the festivities and experience the joy as H-E-B stops in communities all over Texas to provide holiday meals and good cheer at their annual H‑E‑B Feast of Sharing holiday dinner.

The Feast of Sharing is the culmination of a year‑round commitment H‑E‑B makes to fighting hunger. In addition to a holiday meal you can enjoy music, arts and crafts, and kids activities‑even an appearance by Santa himself.

Just one Feast of Sharing event equals:
3,000 pounds of sliced turkey
2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing
750 pumpkin pies
380 gallons of mashed potatoes
140 gallons of turkey gravy
95 gallons of cranberry sauce

Admission: free

When: today, November 24th

Time: 4 – 8 pm

Palmer Event Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas

Photo Credit: HEB Facebook Page

If you’ve been by the Long Center recently, you may have noticed the huge silver objects on the lawn.  Those are luminariums.  While they look cool from the outside, the real magic is inside.


It’s a treasure trove of lights and colors and each luminarium has its own set of paths and domes for a unique experience.  The colors are so vivid and brilliant and look amazing. I imagine the experience to be something out of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, where boom, the next thing you know you are walking through a kaleidoscope.

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People love it. This exhibit has had over 2 million viewers across 37 countries.

Admission: $12 over 18, $8 ages 3-17 , children 2 and under free

When: today – November 29th

Time: Weekdays  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

The always delicious Hoover’s will be catering Icenhauer’s Friendsgiving feast, and The All Nights will be providing the music!

Guests are encouraged to bring a canned or dry good as a donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.

Their 2016 Dog’s of Icenhauer’s Calendar will be available for purchase for $20.00. ALL profits will be donated to Austin Pets Alive!

Doors open at 1 pm, food will be served from 1-3 pm and the All Nights will perform from 3-6 pm.

When: today, November 22nd

Time: 1 pm – 6 pm

83 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Independence Brewing is excited to host Friendsgiving Saturday benefitting Capital Area Food Bank. Serving as a food drive for the largest hunger relief organization in Central Texas, guests who bring two non-perishable foods for the CAFB will receive a complimentary Hop Brownie brownie.

Enjoy live music by Howdy Darrell and Jimmy Deveney and Thanksgiving-themed food from the Ginger Armadillo food truck. Get a jump on holiday shopping as over 35 local artists and small businesses, curated by Boss Crafts, will be onsite throughout the day.

Special taps & limited release seasonal beers:
–Anniversary Dry-Hopped Barleywine
–Hop Brownie Brown Ale
–Espresso Stout (Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout aged with espresso beans)

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

WHEN:               today, November 21st, 12-7 pm

Independence Brewing Co.
3913 Todd Ln. #607
Austin, Texas 78744

Want to learn how to build and publish websites from scratch and communicate with engineers? Trying to build a prototype or manage developers and online coding resources have you flustered? Apply for Batch Academy’s Web Development for Non-Engineers course that starts December 8th!


Over 10 weeks in your evenings, Batch Academy’s in-person course will take you from only being able to browse the web to building and deploying projects including a personal portfolio and a business intelligence dashboard.

Through feedback-oriented teaching and one-on-one sessions, Batch Academy personalizes their classroom to provide each student with the success they deserve. All the while, students complete full projects with real-world application to demonstrate their abilities to employers and clients alike.

Their final admissions deadline for their December 8 course is approaching soon, so apply today!



Tonight the ultimate western spoof will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with live music from Skyline Wranglers in addition to a tasty BBQ buffet featuring brisket, ribs, and sausage, as well as plenty of ice cold Lone Star Beer. When the Blazing Saddles film screening begins at 7:30 p.m., guests are encouraged to quote-along with all of their favorite lines from the film, while also shooting-along with cap guns, harrumphing-along with the Governor, and showing off their paddle ball skills in front of the crowd.

Food service will open by 5:30 p.m. with music starting at 6:30 p.m. and the movie screening commencing at 7:30 p.m. Cash and credit will be accepted at the door and bar. All ages are welcome to attend, although minors must be accompanied by an adult to gain entry to each film screening event. Additionally, if ticket-holders buy a Movie-Only ticket and want to later add a meal, this option can be added at the door day of the event.

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

When: today, November 20th

Time: 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Pecan Grove at The Salt Lick
Farm to Market Road 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619


As a loyal car2go user since 2011, I was ecstatic to take advantage of the Austin-born company’s latest promotion. Through December 6th, they’ve dropped their already low prices from 41 cents to 19 cents a minute, making them my go-to for transportation around Austin.

If you’ve seen these branded smart cars around town but have been hesitant to try one out, there’s no better time than the present. My typical car2go experience goes like this:

  • I open the app, and if I’m anywhere near downtown, the map that pops-up will be peppered with dozens of car2go’s within walking distance.


  • I then reserve the car2go I want with the click of a button, walk up to the vehicle and click the start rental button, and the doors will unlock. Once in the car, I type my personal pin number into a screen in the dash, turn the key, and start my trip.



  • Finding a place to park is a breeze with car2go, they fit into spots that full sized sedans do not, and you can park them in metered spots for FREE. There are also a ton of spots designated only for car2go’s throughout the city, and they really come in handy on weekend nights in Austin when parking downtown is a nightmare.
  • I step out of the car, making sure it’s in park first; turn off the lights, replace the key, and step out of the vehicle. The car2go starts a 15 second countdown and then locks automatically, courteously flashing its lights a couple of times to let me know that I’ve ended my trip!


If you still have questions, they’ve got all the answers on their site. Right now they’re running a separate promotion that allows new members to sign up for only $5 (normally $35), and receive 60 minutes of driving time when they complete registration.

Thursday, November 19th

Friday, November 20th 

Saturday, November 21st

Sunday, November 22nd

Your pet deserves a night out on the town! Bring your furry friend out tonight to enjoy FREE Amy’s Dog Ice Cream and Treats, door prizes, 80’s music and more!

Austin Pets Alive will be on site with adoptable dogs.

When: today, November 19th

Time: 5 pm – 9pm

Lone Star Court
10901 Domain Drive
Austin, Texas 78758