74.14 Music By The Slice at Home Slice Pizza

74.14 Music By The Slice at Home Slice Pizza

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Things To Do In Austin



This rainy last Saturday of SX feels like rain on your wedding day. I must admit, motivating myself to get up and go brave the SX lines is not going to be an easy task today. Several people have been asking me what SX by activities are good for kids.  First, I would say avoid

73.14 Icenhauer’s Afternoon Showcase

73.14 Icenhauer’s Afternoon Showcase

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Things To Do In Austin



First and foremost, if before you get into your daily SX routine you have time to go donate blood, do that. http://365thingsaustin.com/2014/03/13/donate-blood/ We are full swing into the SX fun. For those that don’t have badges that means trying to find places that you can get in sans a wristband and enjoy some live music.

Donate Blood

Donate Blood

By Kristy Owen | Things To Do In Austin



It still is taking some time to wrap my mind around last night’s tragic accident. If you are looking for a way that you can help the blood center is asking for donations. They specifically need Type O Blood.   Here are places you can donate. Visit their website for hours: Austin Donor Center 4300

72.14 South By San Jose

72.14 South By San Jose

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Things To Do In Austin



I am still processing the news of last night’s tragic accident. My thoughts are with those families. For those that want to enjoy SX but skip the downtown scene I’d recommend South By San Jose. Hotel San Jose is one of my favorite spots in town as they make a mean cocktail and have a

Pet of The Week: Luke

Pet of The Week: Luke

By Kristy Owen | Pet of the week, Things To Do In Austin



Name: Luke Sex: Neutered Male Breed: Pit Bull Mix Age: 3 year old Days in Shelter: almost 365 days Animal ID: A650345 Location Kennel 30 @ Town Lake Animal Center Luke has spent the last year at the shelter! We know he loves to go for walks and avoids any barking dogs at the shelter. He is a favorite of

71.14 Botticelli’s FREE Day Party

71.14 Botticelli’s FREE Day Party

By Kristy Owen | Live Music, Things To Do In Austin



Today is going to be another beautiful day, perfect for walking around the madness of SX and ending up wherever the day takes you. If you are looking to avoid downtown, Botticelli’s is having live music this evening. They have a great back patio that is cozy and great for listening to live music. Hope

EZPAWN Music Center

EZPAWN Music Center

By Kristy Owen | Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin



It’s no secret that Austin loves music, we are ‘The Live Music Capital of the World‘ after all. Unfortunately musicians often fall into the ‘starving artist’ category, and much in the same way that everyone in LA is an aspiring actress, everyone in Austin seems to be an aspiring musician. And let’s be honest, music

70.14 South Bites

70.14 South Bites

By Kristy Owen | Things To Do In Austin, Trailer Eatery



It’s SX, so instead of featuring a single trailer for ‘Trailer Tuesday,’ we’re giving you a whole park full of ‘em! South Bites is a one stop shop for trailer food during SXSW. Aside from their stellar location (the parking lot at the end of Rainey), they also have some amazing places to grab a

69.14 Game of Thrones: The Exhibition (free and open to the public)

69.14 Game of Thrones: The Exhibition (free and open to the public)

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Things To Do In Austin



HBO has a Game of Thrones Exhibit set up at Austin Music Hall that will have you feeling like you’re part of the show. The exhibit has nearly 100 artifacts from various seasons. Not only will you have the chance to sit on the coveted Iron Throne, there will also be costumes, armor, weapons, and

68.14 SXSW Gaming Expo

68.14 SXSW Gaming Expo

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Free things to do in Austin, Things To Do In Austin



And it rained and it rained. But that’s not going to stop the SXSW fun. The SXSW Gaming Expo is one of the many events during SXSW that is free and open to the public. This expo presents a hand on gaming experience with product demos presented by the ultimate in gaming, Nintendo. This gaming

67.14 Visit Toy Joy One Last Time

67.14 Visit Toy Joy One Last Time

By Kristy Owen | Things To Do In Austin



Another staple Austin store is closing its doors for good due to financial troubles. Toy Joy was the place to go for unique gifts. You would easily find things just as weird as Austin in that store. You should head over and say ‘bye,’ and browse the endless walls of toys one last time! Phone:

SXSW Free Show Survival Guide

SXSW Free Show Survival Guide

By Kristy Owen | Festivals, Free things to do in Austin, Live Music, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin



We’re just going to come out and say it: The greatest thing about SXSW for Austin locals is all the free stuff you can see, drink, eat, and enjoy. You can hate on traffic. You can hate on tourists. You can hate on hipsters all you want. But what you can’t deny is that we’ve

66.14 Zombie Crawl

66.14 Zombie Crawl

By Kristy Owen | Free things to do in Austin, Things To Do In Austin



It’s arrived; the weeklong Austin party has commenced. SXSW means something different to everyone, for some, it means  spending the week partying, for other’s networking, and some have the week planned out minute by minute while others just fly by the seat of their pants. This event seems like a pretty great kickoff to the

Sherwood Forest Faire

Sherwood Forest Faire

By Kristy Owen | Family Friendly, Sponsored, Things To Do In Austin



The ultimate Renaissance Festival, the Sherwood Forest Faire is back for its 5th season. The faire is a journey back in time based on the tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. It takes place on a 23-acre village in Lost Pines, and hosts more than 100 shoppes, pubs, restaurants, and stages so you

65.14 Rainey Street Pub Crawl

65.14 Rainey Street Pub Crawl

By Kristy Owen | Bars / Happy Hour, Things To Do In Austin



‘Tis officially the calm before the SX storm. While wise advice would be to take it easy tonight, and rest up for all that’s in store… that wouldn’t make for a very exciting blog post. What the heck, life is short, let’s start the weeklong party now. Independence Brewing is going to be on Rainey