Austin, prepare to trip the lights fantastic in an awe-inspiring neon seacape. Dance the night away among dazzling creatures and festive people at Ion Art and Art Seen Alliance’s Surreal Sea 2019.[Read more…]
Breakfast tacos, Tex-Mex, and barbecue. The three points of the foodie Texas Trinity. Arguably the tip of this triangle of tasty treats, barbecue fandom goes beyond intense. Tell somebody you prefer Rudy’s over Franklin’s and prepare for battle.
But barbecue doesn’t stop with Central Texas. The Lone Star State is flush with some of the finest pitmasters in the world, 31 of whom will be attending the 10th Annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival on Nov. 3, 2019, at the Long Center.
Six local masters of meat will be representing Austin (more than any other major city). In true hyperlocal fashion, here’s our guide to each and every one of them. Though they won’t be offering their full menus at the event, you can build up your appetite with this review of their smoking hot strengths.[Read more…]
And just like that, it’s over. Three days of drastic weather changes, massive crowds, and fantastic music are officially in the books. To aid in the recovery from a wild Weekend Two, here’s our yearly photo retrospective of Austin City Limits Music Festival 2019.[Read more…]
Take a look around Austin and you’ll find a multitude of architectural designs. Fortunately for curious minds, the Austin chapter of American Institute of Architects provides the opportunity to see the architectural work of local, private homes during the annual Austin Homes Tour.
Here’s what you can expect to see Oct. 19-20, 2019.[Read more…]
One idea of utopia is a beautiful countryside rich for exploring. It consists of being surrounded by old friends, new friends, and family. There’s delicious food, amazing local music, and the perfect balance between sound and silence. Thankfully, a version of utopia comes to fruition for one weekend every year, during UTOPiAfest.
This year, the festival will be celebrating its 11th anniversary. Read on to discover everything that awaits you at UTOPiAfest, this Nov. 14-16, 2019.[Read more…]
At the risk of sounding cheesy, there’s nothing better than diversity. Multiple points of view stimulate thinking and broaden our horizons. Different voices with different experiences enrich us and help us grow.
Unfortunately, in the world of mainstream entertainment, there isn’t much outside of superheroes, lame comedies, and Oscar bait biopics.
Enter Austin’s many multicultural film festivals and their dedication to introducing us to a wide variety of cultures through the magic of movies. Whether you’re hungry for Asian American drama or looking for the latest in New French cinema, Austin has a festival tailor-made for your personal taste, and sense of adventure.[Read more…]
Guest article by James Lipari
On Sept. 28, 2019, at Fiesta Gardens, Austin will once again proudly host the state’s largest beer event, Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
If you’ve ever been to a beer festival, you may know what to expect. With over 75 breweries in attendance serving samples of their hard work, you are bound to find your next favorite beer. If you haven’t been to a beer festival, then this is the one you really shouldn’t miss. Even if you don’t think you like beer, it could just be that you haven’t had the right one yet.[Read more…]
There is no right or wrong way to celebrate Fourth of July in Austin. Feel like a more traditional cookout with fireworks? A festive parade? A refreshing swim? What about a good, old-fashioned boogie down all night long?
If you choose to stay curled up indoors with a book and pet of choice on your lap, absolutely no judgement there, either. However, if you feel like getting out and about for our nation’s Independence Day, then here are eight diverse events for you to choose from.[Read more…]
The mystique of Pique-Nique en Blanc Austin started in early March 2019. An announcement was made in the form of an online post. This year, it simply stated the date, “4.28.19,” followed by the words, “invitation to follow.”
The post was on an all-black background, with the type in white.Read more
Have you ever thought: What kinds of homes are in Austin? I’m not talking about looking for a new place to live. I mean the unique and weird types of homes that fit the Keep Austin Weird vibe. Fortunately, there’s a tour for that.[Read more…]