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Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top March 2019 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top March Events


Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards 

JW AFS Cinema | March 7th, 2019 

An unforgettable night celebrating the leaders and stars of Texas film. Proceeds support AFS’s work in making our region a thriving center for storytelling, education, and economic opportunity through film. 6 PM Cocktails & Red Carpet Arrivals, 7:30 PM Dinner & Awards Show.

 

 

 


SXSW 2019 – Music, Film,  Interactive Conference & Festival

Various Locations | March 8th – 17th, 2019  

Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians, and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

 

 

 


Rodeo Austin

Travis County Expo Center| March 16th – 30th, 2019     

Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin’s premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more.

 

 

 

 


St. Patrick’s Day Festival

2Jourda-Backma Pioneer Farms | March 17th, 2019  

This annual family-friendly festival celebrates all things Irish. Come enjoy authentic Celtic music and dancers, Irish language workshops, the finest Irish imports and plenty of good craic!

 

 

 


Mighty Texas Dog Walk

305 S. Congress | March 23rd, 2019   

More Wag! More Swag! Scenic 1-mile walk near Ladybird Johnson Lake + tons of free samples of the latest in high end dog food and treats. Your registration fee supports our training program at Service Dogs, Inc.! Service Dogs, Inc. is a nonprofit that adopts dogs from animal shelters and trains them as working partners for Texans living with deafness or mobility related challenges. Each dog costs $45,000 and takes 1 year to train. Thanks to your support, we provide the dogs and customized training free of charge!

 

 

 


Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

Mike A. Myers Stadium | March 27th – 30th, 2019    

The premier track & field event brings together the best high school, college and professional athletes from Texas, the U.S. and the world.

 

 

 

 


World Golf Championships Dell Technologies Match Play  

Austin Country Club |
March 27th – 31st, 2019   

With a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play field consists of the very best players from around the world and is one of the most elite and exciting tournaments on golf’s calendar.

 

 

 


Austin Urban Music Festival

Auditorium Shores | March 29th – 30th, 2019 

More than 15,000 music revelers converge on Auditorium Shores at Lady Bird Lake to enjoy Austin’s only music festival focused on R&B, neo-soul and hip hop music.

 

 

 

 

 


                       

Blanton Block Party

Blanton Museum of Art | March 30th, 2019 

Join us for a free day-to-night community festival to kick off Spring and celebrate the big changes on our block. Explore the epic exhibition “Words/Matter: Latin American Art and Language at the Blanton” and be inspired by the creative ways artists have merged visual art and language. The Blanton Block Party is the perfect fusion of live music and world-class art, providing outdoor family art activities, local food, and tours throughout the day.

 

 

 


90th ABC Kite Festival

Zilker Park | March 31st, 2019 

The nation’s oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.

 

 

Live the Lifestyle | Top February 2019 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top February Events


CASAblanca Gala

JW Marriott Austin |February 2nd, 2019 | 7 pm 

Join CASA of Travis County at the 26th annual CASA Blanca Gala and help build bright futures for Austin’s children! Attend or sponsor alongside 900 of Austin’s most generous philanthropists and community leaders. Enjoy fabulous entertainment and unforgettable stories of children and their CASA volunteers.

 


Rodeo Austin Gala

Palmer Events Center | February 9th, 2019 | 6 pm 

The Rodeo Austin Gala & Youth Art Auction is one of Austin’s largest black tie affairs! A purchase of a Rodeo Austin Gala table is a great way to entertain clients, guests, friends, or family, and it helps Rodeo Austin support young Texans through scholarship and other award giving. 

The evening includes cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner, one-of-a-kind silent and live auctions, and boot-tapping live music entertainment by Jamey Johnson and special guest Lee Ann Womack!

 


Blanton Museum of Art Gala  

The University of Texas| 200 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd | February 9th, 2019 |5:30 pm     

This black-tie dinner will take place on the museum’s plaza, in perfect view of two major landmarks: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, which has become an international arts destination, and the Texas State Capitol. You won’t want to miss this fun and elegant evening, which will raise funds to propel the Blanton’s inspiring exhibitions and innovative educational programs to even greater heights.

 

 


Serenata Wine Dinner & Auction 2019

Four Seasons Hotel | February 16th, 2019 | 6 pm 

This year’s elegant event celebrates Austin Opera’s final production of the 2018-2019 Season, La bohème. The evening will feature luxury live and silent auctions, a gourmet four-course dinner with wine pairings by Twin Liquors, a performance by baritone Craig Verm, and, back again by popular demand, dancing to the music of Reunion!

 


Austin Marathon – Half Marathon & 5K 

February 17th, 2019 | 7 am  

Runners get a chance to run through green, tree-lined city parks, cross bridges over the Colorado River, and trek through Austin’s city streets and neighborhoods at the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which saw more than 8,100 runners cross the finish line at the 2016 running of the race in the half-marathon alone out of more than 12,000 in all races combined.

 


Unmasked Gala 

JW Marriott | February 22nd, 2019 | 7 pm    

Join your friends and colleagues on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 for the 5th Annual Wonders & Worries Unmasked Gala! Enjoy the mystery and celebration of a Venetian Carnival. Masks encouraged.

Proceeds provide professional mental health support for children and teenagers in central Texas who are coping with a parent’s serious illness.

 


Austin Modern Homes Tour  

Various Locations |
February 23rd, 2019 | 10 am  

On Saturday, February 23, a curated selection of amazing local homes will open their doors for a day of modern architecture and design exploration. Spread throughout the city, come and see the inside and out of some of Austin’s most unique and awe-inspiring modern homes, designed by some of the area’s top creative architects and builders. It’s the 11th annual Austin Modern Home Tour presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society and Goodlife Luxury, with an exclusive Mid-Century-Modern Block Party sponsored by Starlight Village after the tour!

 


Austin Oyster Festival

University of Texas| January 21st, 2019 at 9 am 

This is one tasty festival you don’t want to miss! The Oyster Festival is an annual hit among locals and visitors alike. Not sure which kind of oyster you prefer? Try ‘em all while enjoying a little live Cajun and “newgrass” music on the lawn!

 


                       

The Austin Music Awards 

The Austin Music Awards | ACL Live at the Moody Awards | February 27th, 2019 | 7 pm  

For over 30 years, the Austin Music Awards has recognized the accomplishments of local bands and musicians by celebrating them at an annual event unique to the City of Austin. The event reflects Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Music Poll.

 


The Junior League of Austin – Austin Entertains

Fair Market | February 28th, 2019 | 7 pm  

This year’s attendees can look forward to bites from some of their favorite chefs from years past and a few new additions. See a sneak peak of chefs and bartenders below.  Attendees can also expect fun games, a wine raffle of 50-100 of Central Texas’ best vintages, and some wonderful auction items including tickets to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, autographed UT football gear, and much more! Also expect to take full advantage of both the indoor and outdoor space at Fair Market with food and drink vendors filling the whole space.

 

 

Live the Lifestyle | Top January 2019 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top January Events


Free Week 

Various Locations |January 3rd- 10th 2019

The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin.

 

 


Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show

Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez St. | January 4th – 6th 2019

The Annual Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show is back at the Austin Convention Center Jan 4-6. This show offers the year’s best prices on boats and travel trailers as well as plenty to do with the whole family. Take in a free seminar, send your kinds to Boater Education Class, catch live fish at the fish tank, or enjoy the live music schedule this year. The show has something for everyone all while saving $1000s on your new boat or RV.

 


BowiElvis Fest 

The Continental Club Austin | 1315 S Congress Ave.|  January 12th, 2019    

BowiElvis Fest officially 10 years old. It is a party thrown by Splice Records which is happens twice a year in two different cities. On January 5th the Houston festival will be held at the legendary Continental Club & Big Top. And for the third year in a row we are taking the show on the road and setting up shop in Austin, Texas which will be the second weekend on January 12th at the other legendary Continental Club on S. Congress.

 

 


Austin Home and Garden Show

Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez St. | January 11th – 13th 2019    

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 21st Annual Austin Home & Garden Show! You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more!

 


Migrations: A Dance Festival 

Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel &  Conference Center | 1209 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road | Round Rock, TX | January 18th & January 19th 2019 

Migrations is an annual dance festival in Austin, Texas in January 2019, presented by the Austin Tribal Collective. Migrations will host instructors offering workshops in a wide range of dance and musical styles from around the world! Come experience the dances of Spain, India, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, and more.

 


The Swoon Event 

979 Springdale Road | January 19th 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm   

Austin’s first curated wedding showcase! For our 6th Austin event, we are teaming up with Springdale Station, Indie House Events and The Cosmo Camper to throw one heck of a shindig!

With 30+ local and talented vendors in tow, this show will feature modern wedding inspiration, plus loads of perks.

 


3M Half Marathon Relay 

Zilker Park |  2100 Barton Springs Road
December 12th – 31st 

This year join over 7,000 fellow runners in Austin, Texas to run a personal best at the 3M Half Marathon. 3M Half is a fun and fast stand-alone half marathon boasting one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country. You’ll enjoy a point-to-point course with mostly downhill running that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol. Cross the finish line, grab your hefty one-of-a-kind “spinner” finisher medal, and celebrate at the energetic finish line festival complete with a beer garden!

 


MLK Celebration 

University of Texas| January 21st, 2019 at 9 am 

March, Festival, and Food Drive. The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. MLK COMMUNITY FESTIVAL The MLK Community Festival kicks off at 11:15am and will last until 3:30 p.m.; it will include all types of vendors and local musical artists to make this year’s celebration the best ever!

 


                       

Le Garage Sale

Palmer Events Center | 900 Barton Springs Rd. | January 26th, 2019 at 11 am – 6 pm | January 27th, 2019 at 11 am – 5 pm 

There’s no searching for the sale rack at this shopping event – every single rack is a sale rack. A legendary shopping experience since 2001 for locals looking for seriously chic deals, at Le Garage Sale you’ll score the biggest bargains of the shopping season from your favorite local boutiques and designers, all in one place – and you might even discover the next up-and-coming label or emerging designer while you’re at it. Those who know arrive early for the best deals. For two fun-filled days, shop deliciously lowered price tags under a rain or shine roof while you sip caffeine and cocktails and listen to high energy music.

 


Tribeza Interiors Tour 2019

Palmer Events Center | 900 Barton Springs Rd. | January 26th, 2019 at 11 am – 6 pm | January 27th, 2019 at 11 am – 5 pm 

The sixth annual Tribeza Interiors Tour, presented by SWBC Mortgage. This is a self-guided, self-paced tour showcasing the unique home design of Austin-based interior designers.

 

 

Relocating To Austin

No longer a hidden gem, Austin has become an international destination for businesses and tourists alike. Located in the heart of Central Texas and bordered by the scenic hill country to the west, Austin’s mild climate and relatively affordable cost-of-living appeal to many.

Austin is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S., adding about 150 new residents each day in 2017, totaling nearly 55,000 newcomers in a single year. With predictions that the population is expected to double by 2040, we expect demand for housing to continue to strengthen.

While company expansions in Austin and the low employment rate are largely credited for the population boom, make no mistake Austin appeals to many purely from a lifestyle perspective. With ample parks and green space, miles of hike and bike trails and beautiful Lady Bird Lake meandering through the middle of town, newcomers and tourists flock to the city. The creative culture, live music and sheer energy of downtown Austin is contagious. And the tacos. Don’t forget the tacos.

Working with a great Realtor is invaluable when relocating to a new area. Urbanspace Realtors has specialized in the urban core and Central Austin area since 2000 and would love to be your go-to resource for all things Austin. Visit our team page to learn more about us, and our neighborhood page for unique market snapshots. Contact us for personalized assistance.

Click here for more helpful resources to help you with the move to Austin.

Live the Lifestyle | Top December 2018 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top December Events


 

Fun Run at the Trail of Lights 

Zilker Park | 2100 Barton Springs Road
December 1st 

Stick Around For The Ultimate After Party – Complete with DJ entertainment and dance party, Ferris Wheel and Carousel rides, food trucks, drinks, fitness expo and more!

Get a !! FREE !! Post-Run Beer or Cocoa for ALL Fun Runners – Cheers! Grab bites from Austin’s famous food trucks – Available for purchaseDive into the Fitness Expo – Mix and mingle among health and fitness brands. Join The Fun Activities – Stop by for post-race yoga and more while engaging with local brands. Show us your moves in a spontaneous Dance-Off. Show Us Your Threads in our Costume Contest – Strut your stuff on the runway in your wackiest holiday costume! Let loose and kick off the holidays the Austin way

 

 


 

Big 12 Championship Game

AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX
December 1st

It’s going to be weird, isn’t it? Watching Texas helmets and Oklahoma helmets intermingling somewhere other than the Cotton Bowl? While AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of Saturday’s Big 12 Championship, is only about 22 miles west, the last time the Sooners and Longhorns took each other on in a city other than Dallas was 95 years ago, in 1923. (Texas won, 26-14, in Austin.)

 

 

 


 

Lakeway Trail of Lights

1102 Lohmans Crossing Road | Lakeway
December 1st – January 1st   

One of Lakeway’s most cherished traditions is the Trail of Lights! Come see thousands of twinkling lights!  See amusing tableaus, all accompanied by delightful seasonal music! Skateboards, scooters, bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted.  The Trail of Lights will continue nightly through the end of December.

 

 


 

Austin Symphony Orchestra – Handel’s “Messiah”

December 4th | Hyde Park Baptist Church | Austin

December 5th | Emmaus Catholic Church | Lakeway

The Austin Symphony once again presents its Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah, accompanied by Chorus Austin for you and your family at Hyde Park Baptist Church and at it’s additional location, Emmaus Catholic Church. We hope you will move with us and enjoy this holiday classic and a city favorite. This night of musical magic will comfort you through its familiarity and fill you with the joy of rediscovery. Let us begin your winter celebrations with a performance full of rejoicing!

 

 

 


 

Ballet Austin’s “The Nutcracker”

The Long Center | 701 W Riverside Drive 
December 7th – December 23rd  

Your favorite way to celebrate the season returns for its 56th year! Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!

 

 


 

Trail of Lights

Zilker Park |  2100 Barton Springs Road
December 12th – 31st 

The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. The Austin Trail of Lights is a community event that invites 400,000 people every year to come celebrate the holidays in the heart of Austin, Texas during the month of December. The event showcases everything that we love about Austin—from music and food to creativity and family fun. Thanks to the Trail of Lights Foundation, we are able to keep it free for at least ½ of the nights to make sure that anyone who wants to be part of the experience has a way to do so.

 

 


 

Trans – Siberian Orchestra

Frank Erwin Center | 1701 Red River Street 
December 20th  

America’s hardest-rocking holiday tradition is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in December 2018, and tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s upcoming stop in the “Live Music Capital of the World” are on sale now!  Check out the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Austin concert information below to find out how you can experience their special new show, which is inspired by their debut album The Christmas Attic as well as their career-launching TV special The Ghosts of Christmas Eve — but don’t wait.  The only way you’re gonna hear your favorite holiday classics rocked the way only this prog symphony can is to score your TSO Austin Tickets right away!

 

 

 


                       

Home For The Holidays Series AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 
December 22nd – 30th  

We all have our favorite holiday classics. During the holiday season this year at AFS we are reaching way back into Hollywood’s Golden Age to present some of our favorites, some very well known, some less so, but all great.

Come celebrate the season with AFS, as we present our favorite classic holiday films from December 22nd to the 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Development Digest | HEB + Favor

Hello Groceries

 

HEB is giving themselves a name in the digital retail market with Favor becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of their company. HEB and Favor are making a new home for themselves in Austin, Texas. Their creative tech facility and innovation lab will be in East Austin at 2416 East 6th Street. The 81,000 square foot building is being designed by IA Interior architects, and is projected to be complete in Spring of 2019. The building will be within walking distance of HEB’s 7th street store along with coffee shops, restaurants, and others.

In recent years HEB has started their curbside and delivery services that have been booming in cities around Texas. This new development will allow aggressive expansion of these services making our lives a whole lot easier. HEB is optimistic of their new development and is ready for Austin, “Bringing HEB and Favor closer together will allow us to promote collaboration between our two companies as we strengthen our commitment to building out HEBs omnichannel services”, says Jag Bath, HEB’s Chief Digital Officer. HEB being originally based out of San Antonio is excited to expand their footprint in Austin, Texas.  

 

 

Photos and information from https://newsroom.heb.com/h-e-b-announces-plans-to-develop-a-world-class-tech-facility-in-austin/ and https://austin.curbed.com/2018/9/5/17823380/austin-new-tech-headquarters-heb-favor

 

Live the Lifestyle | Top October 2018 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle |
Top 10 October Events


 

House of Torment

2632 Ridgepoint Drive
October 4th – November 10th 

House of Torment is the premier haunted attraction in Austin, Texas featuring elaborate Hollywood-quality sets, iconic characters portrayed by talented actors, towering animatronic monsters and terrifying scenarios like Blackthorn Penitentiary, Darkest Dreams, and Trick or Treat. With other attractions such as mini escape rooms there is so much to experience! House of Torment has been featured on Buzzfeed, Travel Channel, Huff Post and Discovery Channel.

 

 


 

Austin City Limits Music Festival

2632 Ridgepoint Drive
October 5th – October 7th | 
October 12th – October 14th

One of the country’s largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series Austin City Limits outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends. This year’s headliners include Paul McCartney, Odesza, Metallica, Travis Scott, Justice, and Arctic Monkeys.

 

 

 


 

UT vs Oklahoma Sooners

Cotton Bowl Stadium | Dallas, Tx
October 6th | 11:00 am 

More than 100,000 people travel to the State Fair for the AT&T Red River Showdown game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. The game, played in Cotton Bowl Stadium since 1929, is an iconic staple of the State Fair.

Game tickets are purchased through each university’s athletic office. A ticket to the 2018 Red River Showdown includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day – Saturday, October 6, 2018.

 

 


 

Banger’s Oktoberfest

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer
October 18th – October 20th 

Enjoy German influenced food, beer, and live music followed by Banger’s Big Brass Band Brunch on Sunday, October 21st. They will be serving bierwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, weisswurst, and German potato cakes. Banger’s version of Oktoberfest games take place daily, open to the public on a first come first-serve basis. Winners of each game will receive a “trophy”, t-shirt, and “Skip the Line” brunch voucher.

This is one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in town, spanning three days (and nights). Eat, drink, dance and play to your heart’s desire at this all-out party on Rainey Street.

 

 


 

FORMULA 1 United States Grand Prix

Circuit of the Americas
October 19th – October 21st

The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound! In the midst of a competitive and unpredictable season, the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI 2018 United States Grand Prix arrives at COTA this October with major championship implications. International drivers will be in Austin this October to compete in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas track. This event promises three days of racing, camping, live music events and more – including headlining performances by Bruno Mars and Britney Spears for ticket holders.

 

 


 

LIVESTRONG Challenge

Palmer Events Center
October 21st | 12pm – 8 pm 

Join riders from around the country for the 2018 LIVESTRONG Challenge on October 21st ,2018! Chose from our 20, 45, 65, or 100-mile bike routes through beautiful Texas hill country. We are also proud to offer a 1-mile fun run for participants and supporters of all abilities. After the ride or run, participants and spectators are invited to the post-event party in the Challenge Village where you will find delicious local food and beer, music, vendors and a fun time for all ages.

 

 


 

Austin Margarita Festival

Austin American- Statesman 
October 20th | 12pm – 8pm  

This one-day event is a reflection of Austin’s plethora of eclectic styles and artistry, only this diversity shows through in the 20+ Margarita Flavors. Served frozen or on the rocks, the endless choice of mouthwatering margaritas can be enjoyed against the backdrop of Austin’s beautiful skyline. Adding to the cool vibe of this Margarita Mecca, you can sip to the sounds of live bands and DJs, and to the complement of great food!

 

 


                       

Austin Film Festival 

Paramount Theatre & Various Locations 
October 25th – November 1st  

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike. The full lineup for the 25th annual Austin Film Festival has been revealed, and it includes Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn’s action thriller, Widows, and Peter Farrelly’s dramedy, Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. 

 

 

 

 


 

Viva La Vida Festival & Parade 

Downtown Austin
October 27th, 2018

Hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum, Viva La Vida is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival, and one of the few in the country with a parade.The festival features a Grand Procession, hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day.

 

 

 


 

BARKITECTURE Austin

1100 E 5th St. 
October 28th | 12pm – 4pm 

Barkitecture Austin is back, featuring ZilkerBark for what’s sure to be our best year ever, benefitting Emancipet Greater Austin, Bastrop Animal Rescue, and Meals on Wheels Central Texas PALS Program! Barkitecture Austin is 100% LOCAL & VOLUNTEER-RUN with 100% of OUR PROCEEDS GOING TOWARDS OUR CAREFULLY-SELECTED BENEFICIARIES! We raised $80K over the last two years and this year we want to break $50K!

 

 

Culinary Curiosity | Happy Chicks

Happy Chicks

360 Nueces St. Suite 20

Everyone’s favorite chicken tender joint opened a new location! The Nueces location opened September 7th with the same hours as the E 6th location, 11:00 am – Midnight Sunday through Wednesday, 11:oo am – 2:00 am Thursday through Saturday.

Happy Chicks grew out of a weekend when our founder relied on a tried & true chicken tender recipe to feed his entire family. He noticed the recipe put smiles on everyone’s faces, both young and old. The universal appeal of the meal sparked an idea for a downtown eatery that would feature the prized chicken tenders, complete with their famed secret crunch.

Our menu, which includes original and spicy tenders, bacon mac and cheese, jalapeno cornbread, fries and desserts, has quickly become popular with the downtown crowd. We make it all, even our 14 dipping sauces, every morning. At Happy Chicks, we can proudly say our food is as good as it looks, and feels as good as it tastes.

Happy Chicks is a true downtown favorite of Austin.

https://www.happychicks.com/

Downtown Development Digest | Waller Park Place

Rejuvenate Rainey

 

At the corner of Cesar Chavez and Red River keep an eye out for the largest private development project Downtown Austin has seen. The site will be the home to Waller Park Place a three tower development. Tower “A” will be an office building, Tower “B” will become a Multifamily apartment, and Tower “C”, will be a hotel condominium. Mixed-use development is the poster child for pedestrian friendly environments, and Waller Park Place has landed the jackpot for walkability. With so many things to do around the area such as jogging, eating, shopping, or just enjoying the Austin lifestyle, this has it all!

The proposed development by The Sutton Company incorporates the natural curves of the creek and enhances the area with terraces for people to enjoy the scenery. The 3 acre site is said to have 300,000 sq ft of office and residential space, 150 room hotel, 498 residential units, and 600,000 sq ft of retail space. The IBI Group is heading up the architectural design and aims to create a dramatic and sensory experience for all visitors.

This development is going to boost the overall worth of the Rainey Street area so get ahead of the curve and find your way into one of these new towers. Not only is this development going to help the economy and growth of Rainey, but it is also said to be in compliance with Austin Great Streets Program!

Get the best of both worlds with the new oasis being developed in Downtown Austin.

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2018/07/07/developer-seeks-partners-for-1-billion-downtown.html

 

In the News | Why Are Companies Choosing to Expand in Austin?

A great deal of compelling information was shared at the recent Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) Exchange event held at the JW Marriott. One of the sessions, Why Are Companies Choosing to Expand in Austin, included panelists from Google and Merck, both expanding their presence in Austin.

Heather Paffe, Director of External Affairs for Merck, said they plan to hire several hundred people in Austin over the next 10 years. The emerging healthcare ecosystem and Dell Medical School opening made Austin a good fit for Merck. She credited the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce as well as community leaders for being pro-active in working with Merck to get them here.

Gerardo Interiano, Head of Local Market Staffing for Google, emphasized a focus on diversifying in an effort to prevent effects similar to the tech bust in 2000. At about 300,000 square feet and 800 employees in their downtown office, Interiano believes that Google’s growth is directly related to Austin. He noted that Austin’s culture has huge appeal for their employee base, and quipped that the city is the perfect intersection of fitness and food. He indicated that Austin is the ideal pilot market for Google Fiber and self-driving cars.

Paffe added that the spirit of collaboration in Austin is also a draw for Merck, versus the highly competitive environment of Silicon Valley. When asked who Merck is hiring, she said access to top talent is one of the main reasons they chose Austin. Internally, they refer to Austin as the IT hub. They also benefit from working closely with local universities to develop recruiting pipelines, which works well as graduates often state that staying in Austin is a big priority for them. However, she also notes that competition for top talent in Austin is high, and because senior level talent tends to be happy where they are, they must be creative in recruiting.

Interiano said Google staff in Austin consists largely of their recruiting team and sales team. He noted the soft skills for sales and recruiting tend to work well together, making cross-training easier.

Both Paffe and Interiano named transportation and infrastructure as the biggest challenges for their employees in terms of commute time, and both companies are seeking creative solutions. Google offers a Van Pool and picks up the tab on the van and gas for those willing to carpool. They are also trying incentives, like paying employees to find alternatives to driving to work. Merck hosts company events using public transportation to give employees a chance to experience the routes. Paffe says alternative transportation is a big focus for Merck, and that about 50% of the team does not drive themselves to work.

Aside from transportation woes, it came as no surprise that quality of life in Austin is a big draw for companies and individuals alike.

Downtown Development Digest | Arrive

Live Like the Locals

There will be a new kid on the block coming Spring of 2019 for Austin East-siders. ARRIVE is a boutique style hotel that provides rooms, retail space, restaurants, bars, and 3,500 sq ft of meeting/event space. This 83 room hotel will be front desk free putting check in at the bar. You saw it right the BAR! This unique design requires the guest to immerse themselves in the Austin culture right off the bat. ARRIVE is inviting locals to enjoy the restaurants/bars and make them apart of their own social scene.

“East Austin’s energy is magnetic. It is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country and one we are proud to join and celebrate. And we look forward to embracing and supporting the local community of East Austin.”

ARRIVE opened their first hotel in Palm Springs in 2016. The hotel was a huge success providing a new sense of community for the area. Locals thrive in the spaces provided by the hotel and welcome visitors with open arms. The culture of a neighborhood versus a standard hotel chain is refreshing and creates an environment that people are drawn to.

Invite your out of town friends to drop in and experience the Austin Lifestyle with us at ARRIVE! Be apart of the movement that is making waves! (P.S. you also get a free drink at check in)

Photos and information found  on www.arriveenterprises.com and www.mystatesman.com/arrivehotel

Live the Lifestyle | Top September 2018 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle
Top 10 September Events


 

Zilker Relays
Zilker Park
September 7th, 2018 | 6:30 PM

The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile race with teams comprised of 4 runners, with a festival after the race. Each runner gets to experience Austin’s unique atmosphere 2.5 miles at a time. Enjoy live music and great food while running with your favorite family and friends. You don’t have to train like a marathoner for this one. All you have to do is be willing to run/jog/walk/stroll 2.5 miles, enjoy live music and great food and get 3 of your siblings/kids/buddies/colleagues to come join you for this one of a kind running experience.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Waterloo Music Festival
Carson Creek Ranch
September 7th – 9th , 2018

Waterloo is an independent festival that celebrates the roots of Austin music culture, and will feature three full days of nationally renowned jam bands performing alongside the city’s finest musical acts during a weekend of camping. The event will be held at Carson Creek Ranch, a venue just ten minutes from downtown Austin with over 60 acres of Pecan-tree-lined campgrounds and scenic views overlooking the Colorado River.

 

 

 

 


 

UT vs USC
Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
September 15th, 2018

The biggest game of the season is upon us! Last season’s double overtime thriller ending with a USC win has the Horns ready for a fight. With the game being in Austin tailgating is a must and the bars will be packed. Cheer on the Texas Longhorns as they play the teams most important game of the 2018 season as they take on the USC Trojans.

 

 

 

 


 


CASA Superhero Run
IBM Client Innovation Center at Broadmoor Campus
September 16th, 2018 | 7:00 am

Run, walk or fly to the 2017 CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids 1K. Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and join the fun run. The race is fun for all ages and supports CASA. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected.The CASA Superhero Run helps more than 2,500 children through the CASA programs serving Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties. Do good while having fun!

 

 

 

 


 

Whiskies of the World Expo
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
September 20th, 2018 

Whiskies of the World brings together distillers from all around the world the share their finest spirits. The Expo will provide whisky tastings, whisky and food pairings, whisky and cigar pairings, and the chance to interact with outstanding whisky brands as well as fellow whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall Pecan Street Festival
Sixth Street Austin
September 22nd & 23rd 2018 |Sat. 11am – 10 pm | Sun 11 am – 8 pm 

The Pecan Street Festival takes place in the Sixth Street Historic District between Brazos Street and Interstate 35. The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival. The show proudly features over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PBR – Professional Bull Riding
Frank Erwin Center 

September 28th & 29th, 2018 

The PBR’s 2017 Built Ford Tough Series will make its first-ever stop in Austin for the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications. As the world’s top cowboys go ride for ride against the rankest bulls around. Buying a Friday ticket to the PBR performance gets you in to see Aaron Watson who will perform a concert before the rides begin on Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                                                 

FIA World Rallycross
Circuit of the Americas
August 25th, 2018 

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy features head-to-head short, sharp racing on dirt and asphalt, a MEGA jump and all the action you can take. Witness high profile drivers such as Ken Block, Scott Speed and Tanner Foust equipped with 600bhp World RX beasts with the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds – faster than an F1 car – as the series heads to Circuit of The Americas for the first time!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Austin Oktoberfest 
Scholz Garten
September 29th, 2018


Dust off those Lederhosen & Dirndls!!! On Saturday, September 29th the Austin Saengerrunde will be celebrating its 6th Annual AustOberfest with Foodways Texas! Celebrating Central Texas German heritage with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT sausage, bier tastings, contest stage, bowling & live music from the Austin Polka Band and the Chainlink Band! AustOberfest was named the 2017 Food & Wine Magazine “Best Oktoberfest in America”!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Fiesta Gardens 
September 30th, 2018 

The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the state’s largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer. The festival features 70+ Texas craft Breweries and approximately 200 handcrafted beers available for sampling. Don’t wait until the last day to get your ticket, this festival is a hit and normally sells out!

 

 

 

 

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