Friday, September 19th

Saturday, September 20th

Sunday, September 21st

Austin is weird, and celebrating something as strange and fun as Talk Like a Pirate Day seems like an appropriate way to get your weekend started.

At Opal Divines tonight, you can talk like a pirate and dress like one too!  Who doesn’t love a good costume party?

They will have prizes for best pirate and best wench costume!

Q. What kind of grades did the pirate get in school?
A. High Seas!

Also remember that tonight is FREE GoodPop night from 5-7pm at The Congress Bridge/Cesar Chavez. Come say what’s up.

When: today, September 19th

Time: 7 – 11:30 pm

Location:
Opal Divines Penn Field
3601 South Congress
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.opaldivines.com

 

Last night up popped a new art exhibit downtown (Congress & Cesar Chavez) depicting a massive melting GoodPop. It’s awesomely cool. As most of you probably know by now, GoodPop is a local company that makes my absolute favorite pops!

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To celebrate, tomorrow night, September 19th from 5 – 7 pm we’re going to be hanging out #atthepop handing out FREE goodpops and swag. Stop by, say what’s up, snap a photo and grab a goodpop. Use the hashtag #atthepop so we can see you’re photos.

The massive GoodPop will be on display for the next month.

Location:
Cesar Chavez & Congress
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.goodpops.com

How’s this for coloring outside the lines? Start this 5k in a stark white t-shirt and finish looking something like the inside of a kaleidoscope. Something about running while getting splattered with as much paint as possible makes me feel like I’m fulfilling a handful of childhood dreams. The fact that you’re not necessarily a big runner won’t be an issue when surrounded by all this color craziness. It’s more fun than you can imagine, and the fact that you’re running a 5k is the last thing on your mind.

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For those who aren’t familiar with the run, it’s at the opposite end of the spectrum from your standard, boring 5k. Participants make their way along the route at their own pace while dousing each other with brightly colored paint! At the end of the race, they have a party complete with live music, color throws, and more colorful fun.

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If you are more of a visual person, here is a great video to watch the action firsthand.

 My advice is to sign up early. Traditionally, it sells out.

When: October 5th, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m.

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

 

http://thecolorrun.com/round-rock/

Today, The South Shore District is celebrating the new boardwalk and The Austin Music Foundation’s new home in their complex.

Tonight, they’ll host a bazaar like no other, complete with live music and food from local trailers. Their trailer game is strong, and includes these trailers: Chilantro BBQ, East Side King, Garbo’s Lobster Truck ATX,, Lambert’s Foodapalooza, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Coolhaus, Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts, Oyama and the Travaasa Austin Food Truck. My personal favorites are Burro Cheese and Garbo’s. I would suggest coming hungry because you’ll rarely find so many delicious food trucks together in one location!

For other fun things to do in the area check out our list of 10 Things To Do In The Lakeshore District: http://365thingsaustin.com/2014/09/15/10-things-lakeshore-district/.

When: Today, September 17th

Time: 6 – 9 pm

Location:
South Shore District
1333 Shore District Drive
Austin, Texas 78741

https://www.facebook.com/events/1664405777118573/?ref=br_tf

The Scoot Inn and The Austin Chronicle have teamed up to launch a new fall movie series that will feature free music-themed movies in their backyard.

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Each Tuesday night film will begin at sunset, around 8:00pm, and local food trailer Cazamance will be serving up snacks for the show via a special menu with an African twist. Specialty movie-themed cocktails will be available each night as well.

Schedule:

September 16th: Almost Famous
September 23rd: Purple Rain
September 30th: The Last Waltz
October 7th: The Decline of Western Civilizaiton
October 14th: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
October 21st: The Pick of Destiny
October 28th: Spinal Tap

Time: 8 – 11 pm

Location:
The Scoot Inn
1308 E. 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

http://www.scootinnaustin.com/scoot-dive-inn-theater-almost-famous

 

We are excited to announce that we’re working on a new project. Since we spend so much time around the Lakeshore District, we’ve decided to create a page specially focused on the bars, restaurants, businesses, and other ‘things to do’ in that area.
To stay up to date on everything Lakeshore District follow us on Facebook and instagram. @LakeshoreDistrict
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You can’t turn a corner in this town without stumbling upon a yoga studio. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful thing, but for those of you that are looking for a little bit more, there’s something really special about this yoga organization. The Movement offers regular public classes as well as yoga combined with other activities; paddle boarding, art, beer, etc. Yes, I said beer. All classes are donation based, with the exception of special classes and events. Grab a friend and catch a paddle board yoga class before the summer is over!

Attention gentlemen: Pabst Blue Ribbon sponsors the “Bro-ga” class, a beginner class for men that takes place every Tuesday at 7:30pm. A little detox + retox never hurt no body.

2200 South Lakeshore Blvd. Austin Texas 78741
(behind the Austin International Hostel)
Mon: 7pm All Levels
Tues: 7:30pm Bro-ga
Wed: 7pm Paddle Yoga
Sat: 8:30am Paddle Yoga
www.mvmtaustin.com
@mvmt_austin

 
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I want to scream from the rooftops about this BBQ! It’s exceptionally delicious and the prices are totally reasonable. I have to confess, I’ve lived in Austin for 12 years and I very rarely eat BBQ. It’s crazy, I know, but this BBQ has got me hooked! The menu is short and concise, prices are reasonable, the sauce is on point, and the atmosphere couldn’t be better. The trailer and smoker sit on the back patio of Buzz Mill Coffee. (See #5)

Buzz Mill Espresso-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin… are you kidding me? Yes please.

1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, Texas 78741
www.blueoxbarbecue.com
@BlueOxBarbecue

 
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Emo’s has been kicking ass in the music scene here in Austin since 1992. In the 90′s, Emo’s made a name for itself in the Red River Music District, but like many, has since moved to the East Side. The venue has a beautiful grunge feel to it, state of the art speakers and lighting, and never gets too packed. There’s always just enough room to jam out to your favorite band without head-butting your neighbor.

They say Austin is the live music capital of the world, so go rock out at some shows and support one of Austin’s best music venues.

2015 E Riverside Dr. Austin, Texas 78741
www.emosaustin.com
@emosaustin

Summer may be almost over, but it’s still so dang hot outside – perfect for a quick paddle adventure. There’s a handful of places around town that provide a sweet escape from the heat, and Austin Paddle Sports is at the top of our list! Whether you want to SUP, kayak, take a tour, glow paddle, party on SUPZILLA, or take a paddle yoga class (See #1), APS has you covered.

2200 South Lakeshore Blvd. 78741

(behind the Austin International Hostel)
Tues-Thurs: Check Website
Sat-Sun: 10am-8pm
www.austinpaddlesports.com
@austinpaddlesportsATX

5.  Buzz Mill Coffee

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I walked into this magical space for the first time and was blown away by the number of people on the patio at 7pm on a random Wednesday night. I quickly discovered there were teams of people drinking and building boats. It was shocking for us too, at first, people were literally constructing boats. Did I mention the $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon and $3 Woodenville Whisky Co. specials for all the participants? Epic Wednesday night festivity, I’d say! Check out the info on their Lumber Society if you’e interested in such crafty adventures.
Here’s the deal: Coffee + Full Bar + Blue Ox BBQ + Random Special Events + Outdoor Patio + Killer Art = Buzz Mill Coffee
Need I say more?
1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, Texas 78741
Open 24/7
@buzzmillcoffee
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ThunderCloud has been filling the bellies of Austinites since 1975, there’s no denying that they’re doing something right! There’s a few fundamental facts about Austin culture and the unwavering love from Austin natives and locals for ThunderCloud is definitely one of them. T-cloud is always fresh, fast, and the staff greets you like family. The “thunder sauce” is a whimsical blend of secret ingredients that make any sandwich delectable. Check out the Turkey Trot they host every year and eat more sandwiches!
201 E Riverside Dr. Austin, Texas 78704
Mon-Fri: 10:30am-10pm
Sat-Sun: 10:30am-9pm
www.thundercloud.com
@tcloudsubs

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Officially titled, “The Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake” is definitely worth checking out. The project took nearly 20 years to complete, and is now open to the public as of June of this year. The Boardwalk Trail has connected the gap of the hike and bike trail from Lake Shore District all the way to the Austin American Statesman Building. The new development has made it possible for people to commute to and from work without having to cross over I35. Get a breath of fresh air and check out the Austin skyline and Lady Bird Lake from a fresh perspective.

1928 S Lakeshore Blvd. 78741
Mon-Sun: 5am-12am
www.austintexas.gov/department/boardwalk-trail-lady-bird-lake

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At the bottom of the Amli South Shore you’ll find an array of small businesses, one of which we think is quite phenomenal – Rocket Electrics. This is Austin’s first and only all-electric bike store and it resides in the heart of 78741. You can rent, purchase, or ask about bike tours. In the back of the store is a small bike shop where they do repairs and conduct bike magic. The bikes run for about 20 miles and can get up to 20mph. You can cover a lot of ground with a set of wheels like that. Here’s a thought, rent a Rocket Electric Bike and go visit the other nine hot spots on this list. Brilliant!

1608 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, Texas 78741
Mon-Sun: 11am-7pm
www.rocketelectrics.com

9.  Rockaway Beach 

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Shaved ice and sub sandwiches served 365 days per year – rain or shine! This punk rock food trailer has a little something to offer everyone. I decided on a pineapple flavor shaved ice and the Cali Club with every vegetable possible added on. I must say, I was impressed. The shaved ice dropped my body temperature down about 10 degrees instantaneously, and the sandwich was scrumptious. I devoured the entire thing, and this was no small sub!

Food trucks are hit or miss in Austin, and this joint ladies and gentlemen, is a hit! Support local eateries and grab a fresh sandwich and shaved ice for you and you’re dog too! Doggy shaved ice $2.

1620 E Riverside Dr. Austin, Texas 78741
Mon-Sun: 11:30am-8:30pm
www.rockawaybeachatx.com
@rockawaybeachatx

10. Spratx

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Ok, so this is a little off the beaten path from Lake Shore District, but it’s close enough to ride your new Rockin’ Electric bike to and it’s one of our favorite spots in all of Austin. Spratx is a local collective of artists and creators known for bringing Free Art Friday to Austin, live mural painting, epic parties, and the home to some of Austin’s best visual artists.

They’ve recently launched an art classes open to the public (18 years +). Classes range from wheat paste, stencil making, drawing, intro to aerosol, etc. Swing by the boutique and gallery to see one of a kind art work, apparel, and art supplies and spray paint.

501 Pedernales St #2a, Austin, TX 78702
Sun-Sat: 12:30pm-7:30pm
Weds: Closed
www.spratx.com
@spratx

This list and photos were curated by Zuzu Kelly Perkal. www.ihavepinkhair.com

Certain films take me back to my childhood, Back To The Future is one of them.

Tonight Drafthouse is calling all Back To The Future fans to come out and enjoy a night of quoting along to this classic.

If you have not been to the new Drafthouse on South Lamar, make time to check it out! If you happen to be catching a film around sunset go to the top of the parking garage as there’s a phenomenal view of downtown from the top.

When: today, September 15th

Time: 7 pm

Location:
Alamo Drafthouse –South Lamar
1120 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

http://drafthouse.com/movies/back-to-the-future-quote-along/austin

It’s here, the most anticipated day of the year for Texas BBQ fans, the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival. Each year the Top 50 BBQ joints on Texas Monthly’s list come together for a one of kind event. This year mark’s the 50th Anniversary.

Imagine the state’s best BBQ as far as the eye can see. You’ll be full for days after this. Not to mention it’s a great opportunity to try places that are outside of Austin.

Luckily this year you may be able to avoid the meat sweats due to this wonderful cool front we’re having.

Yes, the admission is high but if this is your scene its not to be missed.

Admission: $80 adults, $10 kids

When: today, September 14th

Time: 1- 4 pm

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

http://www.tmbbq.com/events/tmbbq-fest-2014/

 

Feels like fall y’all! Can we just rejoice for a second on how wonderful it feels outside?

This weather means it’s time for one of my favorite fall activities, the drive-in movie! Tonight and tomorrow they’re a Robin Williams Tribute Night. They’re doing a double feature tonight showing two classics, they’re kicking things off with Mrs. Doubtfire followed by Birdcage. You can come for one or both shows.

If you haven’t been to the drive-in it’s a real treat. A night at the drive-in makes for the perfect date night, night with your friends or just those wanting to travel back in time to days when making out at the drive-in movie was life’s biggest concern. Not to mention, this weather…it was made for drive-in movie nights.

When: today, September 13th and tomorrow, September 14th

Time: 8:15 pm

Location:
1901 E. 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723

http://bluestarlitedrivein.vbotickets.com/events