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The 17th Annual Memorial Day Concert & Sing-A-Long at The State Capitol sounds like the perfect way to pay tribute on this important day of remembrance. The concert features songs of inspiration and patriotism to honor those who have served our country.

May God Bless America and Austin, Texas.

When: Today, May 25th

Time: Noon- 1pm

Location:
Texas State Capitol Grounds
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/805649672853750/

 

Today alone Lake Travis has risen 7 feet! Check out this incredible photo from The Oasis of the change in just one week!

Photo Courtesy: The Oasis Lake Travis Facebook Page

You had me a FREE Torchy’s queso! X Games and Torchy’s have teamed up for the ultimate X Games preview!

Here is a look at what they have in store:

-Exclusive filming party for ABC’s World of X Games preview show, airing 2:30 – 3:30 pm, CST
-Chances to win X Games & Torchy’s Swag
-Onsite giveaways of 101X Swag
-Complementary Queso bar + Custom X Games exclusive appetizer (Give the Kickchip a try!)
-Autograph signing with X Games gold medalist Chase Hawk and more!

If you’re looking for more fun this weekend, here is a list of over 25 Things To Do In Austin this Memorial Day Weekend!

When: today, May 24th

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Location:
Torchy’s Mueller
1801 E. 51st Street
Austin, Texas 78723

https://www.facebook.com/events/1591131537801188/

 

Looks like we might be in for a soggy Memorial Day weekend! Here is something that you can enjoy indoors. Speaking of rain, here is a list of our favorite things to do when it rains in Austin!  Austin is quirky and weird, so why not have a tour of some of the weird homes Austin has to offer!

The tour is self-paced and today only!

Here is a quick video from the 2014 Weird Home Tour!

If you’re looking for more fun this weekend, here is a list of over 25 Things To Do In Austin this Memorial Day Weekend!

When: today, May 23rd

Time: 10: am – 6 pm

http://www.weirdhomestour.com

Alamo Drafthouse sing-alongs are one of my favorite activities. Couple that with the fact that it will probably be a rainy evening and you can’t lose here!

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Imagine dancing, singing and watching all your favorite Kanye videos. You know things are never boring at the Drafthouse so there are sure to be plenty of surprises in store!

If you’re looking for more fun this weekend, here is a list of over 25 Things To Do In Austin this Memorial Day Weekend!

When: Today, May 22nd

Time: 9:30 pm

Location:
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
14028 N. US Highway 183
Austin, Texas 78717

http://drafthouse.com/movies/kanye-west-glow-in-the-dark-party//austin

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Also, don’t let this rain get you down,  here is a list of our favorite things to do when it rains in Austin!

T-minus 14 days until Morgan Wade, Silver Medalist, 2014 Austin X-Games BMX Big Air winner and Friends roll into town for this years games in Austin, and thanks to H-E-B and AXE you have a chance to check out the experience first hand!

Do you have the AXE confidence? You know that fresh feeling AXE gives you, making you feel like you can conquer the world, get that girl’s phone number, or in this case, eat sandwiches in the pouring rain?

Local sandwich shop owner and BMX champ, Aaron Ross doesn’t let anything get between him and a grilled cheese. Armed with AXE, he’s confident and ready for anything.

With the AXE confidence you can do anything, even attend X Games Austin. Here’s the rundown on how you can rub elbows with X Games medalist, Morgan Wade and other athletes. On the day of the event (May 30th & May 31st – Austin) purchase any AXE product at the H-E-B stores of the event (shown below) and show your receipt to have your picture taken with the athletes and be entered to win tickets to X Games. It’s that simple.

You could win: A 3-Day Experience Pass (worth $109) that includes one wristband good for all 3 days to gain access to the COTA grounds, festival and live music, including the new Infield Super Stage. First come, first served viewing of BMX Dirt, BMX and Skate Vert, Moto X Enduro X, Speed and Style and Quarterpipe, Off-Road Truck Racing, Major League Gaming and BMX, Skate and Big Air Doubles. There will be two winners per store event. There will also be chances to win merchandise like t-shirts and hats.

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May 30 (4:00 – 6:00) – 6900 Brodie Ln. Austin, TX 78745
May 31 (1:00 – 3:00) – 500 Canyon Ridge Dr. Austin, TX 78753

To learn more about the event, watch styling videos and redeem $2.00 off digital coupon, visit the H-E-B Dare To Do Website.

Sponsored post by Lunchbox.

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Tequila tasting? Say no more, I’m in. You’ll be able to taste your way through specialty tequilas all while enjoying tapas from local restaurants!

A portion of proceeds benefit Dell Children’s Hospital.

Participating Tequilas include:
Montelobos Mezcal
Corralejo Tequila
Qui Tequila
Casamigos Tequila
Jose Cuervo Tradicional
Casa Noble Tequila
Avion
Tequila Z
Tequila Espolon Tequila 

When: today, May 21st

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Location:
Brazos Hall
204 E. 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/664901656974167/

There’s a new restaurant on West 5th Street and we love it so much we’re willing to forgive the fact that Houston had it first! Liberty Kitchen opened at 5th and Pressler earlier this month (next door to Tacos-n-Tequila), and while the menu is seafood-forward, you’re going to need more than one visit to fully comprehend everything that Liberty has to offer.

The space itself is beautiful and pays homage to both the Texas coast, and the Lone Star State in general, but it’s the exceptional food and superlative service at Liberty that really sets it apart.

The menu is a bit overwhelming at first glance, but the staff is uncommonly knowledgeable and happy to help guide guests through the various sections. Deciding where to begin is the hardest part! Our suggestion is to start cold… if you’re into oysters; they’ve got ‘em from the gulf and beyond.

Regardless of what section of the menu you decide to explore next, be sure to order the Deviled Egg Trial– Trust us on this one!

Deviled Egg Trial

Deviled Egg Trial

We tried several other remarkable dishes, including Lulu’s Sicilian Seafood Salad, which is one of the best salads I’ve had in Austin, and a surprising personal favorite (suggested by a very friendly Chef named Crash), the Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing.

Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing

Point Judith Squid & Sausage Stuffing

Other menu highlights include the 40oz to Freedom Gumbo, and the immensely popular  Shanghai Salt & Chile Fried Lobster.

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Shanghai Salt & Chile Fried Lobster

Still on my wish list: The King Crab and Cheddar Mac & Cheese, several of the daily specials, and the entire brunch menu. As I said before, Liberty Kitchen will take more than one visit to conquer, and I’m up for the challenge.

www.LibertyKitchenATX.com

Cover Photo Courtesy of Jack Opatrany

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Bachelor/Bachelorette fans, host Chris Harrison will be in Austin tonight signing copies of his debut novel, The Perfect Letter. For those of you that have dreamed of seeing him in person, this is your opportunity.

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Lastly, Happy Birthday to my wonderful dad! Love you!

When: today, May 20th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location:
Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd. #158
Austin, Texas 78759

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/87132