Giving feels good. It’s a universal awesome, especially when you expect nothing in return. But finding a worthy cause can be difficult. Enter I Live Here, I Give Here, Austin’s premier resource for finding and funding local non-profits. And with their yearly extravaganza, The Big Give, right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to find a charity in Austin to love. [Read more…]
East Austin is in the midst of a renaissance. What was once the wrong side of the tracks has blossomed into a hip place to eat, drink and be merry. Fantastic restaurants and a lively bar scene have given the area a new energy.
To celebrate and educate Austinites on this resurgence, a group of neighborhood eateries is taking part in Eat East, a summer long tribute to the foodie paradise growing east of Route 35. [Read more…]
Which bands did you check out last weekend? Maybe you caught a soulful blues set at Saxon Pub. Dug a few cover bands on Dirty 6th. Rocked out to a bluegrass/hardcore mashup at Empire Garage.
Me? I saw a circus funk/rock seven piece with performance artists, a rapper dressed like a cast member from Super Troopers and at least one band member jumping on a trampoline.
If you had to read that last sentence three times, congrats. Welcome to the wonderfully bizarre world of Kiddoo and the Dude, a mad menagerie of music, art and electric good times. [Read more…]
The question’s been popped, the ring presented and your heart is aflutter with pre-marital bliss. Love is in the air. You excitedly share the news with loved ones and what are the first questions they ask?
“Have you set a date? Where’s it going to be?”
And that’s when it hits you. You have to plan a party for hundreds of people with no past experience. Among the catering, DJs, linens and favors, the most crucial factor is probably first on your list: pick a magical venue. [Read more…]
For four days and three nights, X Games landed on Circuit of The Americas like an adrenaline soaked blanket. Fast action, crazy tricks and unbelievable music filled the early June air with energy and fun.
If you couldn’t make it this year, here are our favorite moments in photos from X Games Austin 2015. [Read more…]
BMX and half pipes. Roaring super trucks and speeding motorcycles. Skateboarders flipping double grabs and 360’s against the Austin skyline. Entering its second year at Circuit of the Americas, X Games Austin brings the best of extreme sports to local fans and visitors to our city.
But X Games isn’t all flips and tricks. It’s actually become one of the best music events of the year. While big names like Metallica and Nicki Minaj have been grabbing headlines, KUTX is showcasing some of the best local talent Austin has to offer.
Here’s your complete list of ATX bands and acts set to rock X Games Austin this year. [Read more…]
Boston has chowder. Philly has cheesesteaks. Austin has food trucks. Mobile, independent and wonderfully weird, mobile eateries are what make this city different. To celebrate Austin’s diverse food truck offerings, Trailer Food Tuesdays is back at The Long Center for another summer season of good eats and great fun. [Read more…]
Here in beautiful Austin, Texas, breweries are breeding like rabbits. It seems like a new one is born every week. One of these newbies is Strange Land, a brand new jewel in the Austin craft crown. With a focus on creating “the beer less traveled,” Strange Land delivers old world style to the rapidly growing ATX beer scene. [Read more…]
Picture this. You’re walking eastward on 6th Street in the midst of Friday night madness. People shouting drink specials. Pounding house music. The street is thick with UT kids and tourists. In desperation, you consider the 15 minute hike to East 6th for respite.
But imagine if there was a chilled out craft beer pub in the dark space between Red River and Route 35. A place with a relaxed vibe, quality beer and spirits and a yummy food menu.
Well, go ahead and open your eyes. Waller Creek Pub House, nestled on Sabine between 6th and 7th, will become your new favorite spot and a safe haven from the downtown hustle. [Read more…]
Imagine if you had eleven months to be president. What would you do? Would you seize the opportunity and make sweeping changes or lay back in the hopes of nabbing another four years?
That’s the problem Lyndon B. Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency in the wake of JFK’s assassination. All the Way, a Tony award winning play opening at Zach Theatre on April 16, 2015, examines LBJ’s early career with a dynamite cast and spot on direction. A definite must-see.
Rocky First Year
All The Way is the story of LBJ’s first eleven months in the Oval Office. If following in the tragic footsteps of the most popular president since Roosevelt isn’t enough, the Texas Hill Country native finds himself at the helm of a country ready to tear itself apart. [Read more…]