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    PDA performs EVERY Thursday in the backyard of Icenhauer’s from 9 pm to 11 pm for FREE! PDA covers all the hits including Top 40, 80s, 90s and early 2000s hits as well as Motown, R&B & Funk.

    *Show is weather dependent.

      On Saturday, December 15, Red Bull Music teams up with Austin-based collectives Unbounded and Thank You For Sweating to transform a downtown Austin venue into an all-night party. *Red Bull Music Presents: Equal Axis *is a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experience focused on elevating and celebrating the city’s queer community. Three-dimensional art installations and striking projections provide the backdrop for a robust line-up of DJs and performances by Austin-area dancers, drag queens and aerialists.

      Connecting the crowd through sound are musical performances by Austin-based DJs and producers JEVA, Thank You For Sweating, and Wet Male, alongside San Antonio-based House of Kenzo and British-Japanese DJ/producer Maya Jane Coles who makes her Texas debut.

      Austin-based performance artists include aerialists and contortionists Caty Mae and Sarah Sparkles; dancers and genderqueer personalities Josue Allen Hart and Purple Matter; and drag queens Belladonna, Leia Sakura, Ruby Knight and Tatiana Cholula.

      Local artists and collectives Daigon Digital, the Hyperreal Film Club, Perpetual Design and Suzanne Wyss transform the venue into an immersive environment.

      Round two of Formula One weekend is officially upon us! Even if you don’t have plans to go out the racetrack, there’s still plenty of FREE fun right downtown.


      True to our ‘Live Music Capital Of the World’ title, the Fan Fest is has a solid schedule of bands including Andy Grammer, Berlin, Los Lonely Boys, Everlast, Roger Creager, Civil Twilight, and many more.

      The Fan Fest has much more than just music planned. There will be an interactive maze, driver appearances, trivia games, cooking demos, a go-cart challenge, race simulators, a zip line, an inflatable rock wall and much more.

      On Friday and Saturday they’ll also have a Silent Disco. If you’re not familiar with this concept, a silent disco is a huge dance party where everyone is wearing wireless headphones. You can turn the volume as loud or as soft as you want, and you don’t have to scream to talk to your friends (just take your headphones off)!  It’s actually even more fun than my description entails; imagine a bunch of people dancing in silence. This event is 21 and up, and $19 if you buy in advance ($25 at the door).


      If you want to immerse yourself in Formula One themed activities you can, but there will be plenty of other stuff happening to entertain you even if you don’t care about the race!

      The Fan Fest is great for families and people of all ages.

      When: Today – Sunday

      today: 5:00 p.m. – midnight
      Friday & Saturday: noon – midnight
      Sunday: noon – 8:00 p.m.

      Downtown Austin
      Austin, Texas 78701

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      Interested in living in downtown Austin? Come to the 9th annual Downtown Living Tour (DLT) this weekend on Sunday, May 19, 2013!


      This year’s Downtown Living Tour showcases numerous lush residences in the Four Seasons Residences Austin, 360 Condominiums, The Residences at the W, plus other luxurious buildings in downtown Austin. DANA’s open house tour is a great way for potential buyers to experience the feeling of Austin’s downtown lifestyle and urban living. Featured properties range from historic residences to more modern, newly constructed condos.

      The tour is self-guided and paced, and all participating properties are open for viewing from 10:30AM to 5:00PM on Sunday, May 19th. General admission tickets are available for $25 and VIP tickets are available for $85. Upon purchasing tickets, use promo code DLTRA for a special discount. A shuttle service will be provided for all attendees, but VIP ticket purchasers will have exclusive access to a VIP reception held at Four Seasons Residences.

      Buy tickets for the DLT tour here
      . All attendees must check in and pick up their wristbands at DLT registration located in the lobby of The Whitley on 3rd Street.

      Information provided by Realty Austin , a local real estate brokerage and 2nd year sponsor of the highly anticipated Downtown Living Tour
      . With the top market share in downtown Austin, Realty Austin and its team of agents fully supports the downtown community and Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association’s (DANA) mission.