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Top 10 Holiday Picks

Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 6:19pm. 16 Views, 0 Comments.

What: Holiday Wine Trail
Where: Participating wineries throughout the Hill Country
When: Now through December 21st
Why: Spend 10 days exploring the wineries of the Texas Hill Country during the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail event. Each ticket includes between 1 and 3 complimentary tastings per winery, a holiday ornament, and discounts on wines.

What: LBJ Tree Lighting
Where: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, Stonewall
When: December 21st
Why: Families are encouraged to come out to the park and plan to enjoy a delightful experience as the park transitions from daytime to nighttime in festive holiday fare. Lights, bows, luminaries, garland and wreaths adorn the buildings in the park. Even the nature trails are dressed in their holiday best. The

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Top 5 Weekend Picks: 12.12.2014 - 12.14.2014

Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 5:19pm. 53 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Top 5 Weekend Picks: 12.12.2014 - 12.14.2014

What: "Love Austin Beer" Pop-Up Gallery Show & Print Sale
When: Friday, the 12th, at 6:00 PM
Where: 908 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702
Why: 10 different craft beer brewers will be bringing their product, as well as print artists from around the city. This is a great opportunity to check out local art with a delicious brew in your hand!

 

What: Trail of Lights
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:00 PM
Where: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
Why: Zilker park is hosting the 50th annual Trail of Lights Christmas Decorations. The “Yule Log” and other famous displays will be in attendance, so head on down for some Christmas Spirit.

 

What: ZACH Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: A

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Downtown Development Digest: 12.9.2014 Hotel Zaza

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 11:58am. 83 Views, 0 Comments.

Downtown Development Digest: Hotel Zaza

Hotel Zaza joins the lineup of downtown Austin hotels this week. The management group, Z Resorts Management LLC, is creating a a 24-story hotel, complete with two restaurants, a bar, conference rooms, and private residences on top with rooftop pool.  Z Resorts Management is a Texas-based company that already has luxury boutique hotels in Houston and Dallas, and come to the Austin marketplace as a veteran of niche markets. 

“ZaZa will join other hotels under construction downtown, including the 1,012-room JW Marriott convention hotel, a Westin hotel and the Hotel Van Zandt.” Says Shonda Novak, of American Statesman. With the JW Marriot slated for a grand opening on Febuary 13th of this year, and the

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Best of Austin - Top 10 Stores for Holiday Shopping

Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 5:52pm. 162 Views, 0 Comments.

Best of Austin top 10 shops for holiday shoppingBEST OF AUSTIN: AWESOME LOCAL SHOPPING

With the holiday season here, who doesn't need inspiration for local digs to pick up the perfect holiday gift (outside of Urbanspace Interiors)? After polling urban dwellers, here are the Top 10 favorites for independently owned stores in Austin.

1. MERCURY DESIGN STUDIO

The Mercury Design Studio has artifacts, gifts and design furnishings, presented in the quirkiest, coolest, and most unique way. Operating under a handful of solid guiding principles, such as color can change your outlook on life, Mercury offers gift options that will make you want to give yourself a big old pat on the back for making your loved ones think you went to a whole lot of trouble and scoured the globe for their one-of-a-kind

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Top 5 Weekend Picks: 11.21.2014 - 11.23.2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 2:07pm. 290 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Top 5 Weekend Picks: 11.21.2014 - 11.23.2014

What: WaffleFest 2014
When: Friday at 7:30 PM and Saturday at 6:00 PM
Where: 617 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
Why: WaffleFest will be taking over the Hideout Theatre this weekend, offering fantastic improv troupes from across the country coupled with all-you-can-eat waffles. While not the most conventional of combinations, laughing and eating waffles are two activities everyone can get behind.

 

What: Austin Shakespeare presents Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac
When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
Where: 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Why: The Long Center will be showing the Brian Hooker version of this play, starring Marc Pouhé as the famous sword-swinging wit. This is sure

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Top 5 Weekend Picks: 11.14.2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 3:53pm. 119 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Top 5 Weekend Picks: 11.14.2014

 

What: FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2014
Where: iFly Indoor Skydiving13265 N US 183 Suite A Austin, TX 78750
When: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2014 at 7 a.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16th, 2014 at 7 a.m.
Why: In the very first FAI sanctioned wind tunnel competition ever, iFly Austin will be competing in synchronized, group formation, and freestyle skydiving, this looks like it could be a very interesting morning!

 

What: Comedy: Moontower Comedy presents Anthony Jeselnik
Where: Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701
When: Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Why: Anthony Jeselnik (who you may recognize from his Comedy Central stand up special) is in town and performing tonight at the Paramount!

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Downtown Development Digest: 11.12.2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 12:11pm. 239 Views, 0 Comments.

 

Downtown Development Digest: Two New Towers 11.12.2014

The Austin skyline has been expanding for years now, and shows no signs of stopping as two new towers look to be on our metaphorical horizon as well. As discussed in an Austin Business Journal (ABJ) article earlier this week, what is being called “Shoal Creek Walk” and two more additions to Block 23 Green Water Treatment Plant will feature two new mixed-use towers that will primarily be office space, though these facts have yet to be officially confirmed.

Block 23 Green Water Treatment Plant is being designed by Gensler and is expected to be finished in November of 2016. This project will have just under 500,000 sq. ft. of office space, with 6,806 of retail. Other participants in

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Top 5 Weekend Picks: 10.17.2014 - 10.19.2014

Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:33pm. 172 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

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What: POP Austin international art show           
When: Friday at 7:00pm or Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00am
Where: Fair Market 1100 East 5th St.  Austin, TX
Why: If Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, and Dr. Brainwash don’t ring any bells, maybe their artwork will. All of these artist will have works featured at this show, which isn’t one to miss!

 

 

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What: Texas Teen Book Festival 2014
When: Saturday, the 18th at 8:30am
Where: St. Edwards University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Why: If you feel like meeting some of your favorite authors, like James Dashner, Marie Lu, and Lauren Oliver, then you have no further to look than the panels at this yearly event. There

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 September 27th - September 28th, 2014

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 2:15pm. 271 Views, 0 Comments.



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September 12th - September 14th, 2014


Courtesy oldpecanstreetfestival.com


What: 2014 Fall Pecan Street Festival
When: Saturday the 27th at 11:00am
Where: Sixth Street
Why: The Pecan Street Festival is a bi-yearly food, music, beer, arts, and crafts festival set up all along Sixth Street. Some of the faire you can expect to find, along with the obligatory pecans, is roasted alligator, and craft beer! If the cuisine isn’t your thing, then the hand crafted jewelry, clothing, and art may be. This is definitely something worth checking out.

 


What: 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival
When: Saturday the 27th, at 2:00pm
Where: Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse Segovia,

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Live the Lifestyle Love the Lifestyle: Top 5 Weekend Picks 9.19-9.21

Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:35am. 254 Views, 0 Comments.


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September 19th - September 20th, 2014
 



Photo courtesy of Hotel San Jose

What: Fall Jazz Brunch at Hotel San Jose
When: Saturday, the 20th at 10:00am
Where: 1316 South Congress Avenue, 78704
Why: Hotel San Jose will host a brunch featuring gourmet breakfast items, as well as Jazz from The Raincross Trio, and the $3 Mimosas aren’t bad either.



Courtesy of Uchi/Facebook

What: James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner
When: Saturday, the 20th at 7:00pm
Where: Uchi Contemporary Japanese. 801 South Lamar Blvd, 78704
Why: Calling all foodies: the James Beard Foundation educates and provides scholarships for chefs all across the country. Through partnerships with

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