In the words of Frederick Douglass, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” That quote rings true to students of Inside Literature, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching pre-trial inmates reading skills through great works of literature.
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.
When you’re ready to let a furry friend invade your heart and home, help us stay No Kill by adopting a dog, cat, or even bunny from an Austin animal shelter. Below are seven local rescue groups that will help you get matched to your perfect animal companion. And don’t forget to spay and neuter, like Bob Barker always said!
Good tidings, music fans! Another weekend is on the horizon and, with it, a brand new slate of local music. This week, we recommend blistering southern rock, spacey dream pop, and an award-winning Americana band. If nothing else, we have eclectic taste. As always, remember to listen local in Austin! [Read more…]
Happy New Year, music lovers! With the holiday season firmly in the rear view mirror, it’s time to dive back into our beloved local scene. And if your pockets are drained from a season of spending, then Free Week is here to relieve the pressure.
This week, we’re highlighting three standout shows from a slate of dozens, for your listening and attending pleasure. Show up to support the Red River District; enjoy the freebies; and listen local! [Read more…]
If you haven’t committed to New Year’s Eve plans yet, or if you’re teetering between staying in and going out, then this list might help you make a decision. Many of these options are free or close-to-free, making party-hopping a viable option if you find it hard to settle at one event. Austin nightlife is always lively. But with the increased excitement of New Year’s, it can be tempting to sample more than one scene.
The way we choose to celebrate landmark moments is highly personal. Some like to dance; some like to sit and listen to music; some like heaps of food and drink; some would rather be outdoors; and some have tiny tots to look after. And if you fall into more than one category, then you can pick and choose as you please! [Read more…]
Congrats! You’ve survived the holidays! With the presents unpacked, dinners finished, and eggnog drained from every fridge, many may take the week between Christmas and New Year’s to curl up and Netflix binge.
But not you, stalwart seeker of holiday fun! Whether you’re thirsty for a cocktail and a conversation, or a parent sick of kids running up the walls, there’s plenty to do in Austin between Dec. 26-30, 2018. We’ve picked one event a day to keep the good times going during the season’s down-time. [Read more…]
With our fine city firmly entrenched in the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about personal time. If you’re looking for a break from the bustle, you should know live music is still running strong in the ATX. This weekend, we recommend a sultry soul singer, grunge/psych act, and a folk/pop foursome so bizarre that it may become your favorite band. Enjoy the weekend, happy holidays, and listen local! [Read more…]
While a good portion of the country is enjoying a white Christmas bundled up by the fire, sippin’ hot cocoa, some Austinites are still enjoying margaritas on patios.
Spending the holiday season that way may not put you in the Christmas spirit, but it’s still the most wonderful time of the year. If you need a break from that 24-hour Christmas movie marathon or want to snag a last-minute gift, then head out on the town to partake in (mostly) family-friendly events with this ultimate guide to Christmas Eve in Austin. [Read more…]
Less than two weeks until Christmas. If that sentence fills you with anxious thoughts of Lakeline Mall, 360 traffic, and stockings left unfilled, then chill this weekend with live music. This time around, we recommend a fun-filled supergroup, more Sabrina Ellis than you can handle, and a guitar queen’s celebration show. Relax, enjoy the holidays, and always listen local! [Read more…]