Austin’s wonderful weirdness is due in part to our artists of every hue. Art City Austin festival, the anchor event for Art Alliance Austin, will welcome dozens of artists to Republic Square Park on April 12-14, 2019.[Read more…]
As SXSW Film Festival roared through Austin, I was pleased to see the wide range of talent walking among us. SXSW Film encompassed movies, television, VR, AR, and motion capture film, full length features, and excellent shorts.
The programming for SXSW in general is mind-boggling, most especially because it’s run so efficiently. Kudos to the SXSW team! Another thing I loved was seeing so many badass women at the helm of Austin-based films, and speaking on panels.
Here is a sampling of the Austin-focused female filmmakers who really caught my attention this year. I want to add that I also loved another female-focused hilarious film, Olivia Wilde’s “Booksmart,” though there’s no Austin connection.
1/ Amy Bench, “A Line Birds Cannot See”[Read more…]
Austin’s red hot Gary Clark, Jr. is having the BEST YEAR EVER! The singer/songwriter released a critically-acclaimed album, “This Land,” celebrated his 35th birthday, played Saturday Night Live (subsequently disrupting the Twitterverse), and finally came home for an Austin City Limits taping on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. [Read more…]
If you’re planning to attend SXSW Film Festival 2019, you probably have a long list of screenings you want to attend. As you’re firming up your schedule, consider these four locally-oriented documentaries. From unforgettable personalities to irreplaceable communities, these films highlight bright lights across Austin’s past and present.
1/ Becoming Leslie
The bar that launched the bustling, booming Rainey Street entertainment district is turning 10 on Feb. 21, 2019. They grow up fast, don’t they?
Here’s the story behind the bar that started it all.
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is a slice of gourmet cheese heaven right here in Austin. The darling Hyde Park cheese shop with the most knowledgable and friendly cheesemongers around turns nine on Feb. 11, 2019.
To celebrate its birthday, Antonelli’s is giving Austinites the gift of free cheese at more restaurants than ever! Cue happy dance. [Read more…]
Kimchi and curry and noodz, oh my! On Feb. 9, 2019, Far East Fest will scratch all those itches and then some. Year two of the festival is set to showcase dishes from Austin’s surprisingly diverse Asian food scene. A ticket earns you unlimited samples from around 30 food and drink vendors, live music and dancing, and a few surprises.
“My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—It gives a lovely light!” This poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay could describe many Austinites, working and playing with all we’ve got. All the more reason to take care of ourselves along the way.
Austin was an early adopter of the wellness movement. Wellness and self-care are buzzy concepts now, and for good reason. We are lucky to reap the benefits of decades of old-school Austin hippies, health nuts, and fitness fiends who paved the way for us. [Read more…]
Why does it always feel like the holidays sneak up on us? If you’re a procrastinator like me, then never fear! Austin has no shortage of wonderful and unique gifts sure to make your loved ones happy. Shop small; shop local; and support Austin makers![Read more…]
San Antonio, our big city neighbor to the south, has way more to see than the Alamo, River Walk, and Spurs. I used to live there and put this guide together in order to share my secret San Antonio with you. Trust me, one trip won’t do it justice!