Austin, Texas long been an cultural oasis of tall, leafy trees, incredible spring fed swimming holes, and parks surrounded by hundreds of live music venues, museums and great restaurants. Home at various times to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson and other country music greats, the city also features a thriving punk rock and jazz scene. On a warm evening -- and most evenings in this town are suitable for walking around without a jacket, since winters are mild -- anyone in search of a good time can head down to Sixth Street and stroll from club to bar to restaurant amid throngs of ecstatic partygoers. Most clubs have low admissions prices, if any, and all offer that staple of Texas culture, Lone Star Beer. When your stomach starts rumbling, there's no better place in Texas to look for a good meal, whether it's the southern-fried deliciousness of Threadgills, which offers chicken fried steak with jalapeŮo peppers, oyster po boys, sweet tea and several types of cobbler, or the meaty goodness of the town's many taquerias, you'll have no trouble finding something good to eat. In the morning, Austinites love to work off their decadence with a run around Town Lake, in the greenbelt, or a swim in icy, spring fed Barton Springs pool, which has a natural limestone bottom and even a few fish swimming about. For the less intrepid, there are other pools fed from warm water springs. Then its off to work at one of Austin's many high-tech companies, like Dell Industries, or for the Whole Foods chain, which is headquartered in town. Or maybe shopping is your thing, in which case the numerous trendy boutiques around The University of Texas will satisfy any cravings not met by Austin's awesome malls.
Events in Austin
Winter Wonderland at the Circuit
at Circuit of the Americas
WELCOME TO A BRIGHT NEW HOLIDAY TRADITION! Hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate a magical world of holiday amusement at Circuit of The Americas this December.
The King and I
at Bass Concert Hall
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this ‚Äúbreathtaking and exquisite‚ÄĚ (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein‚Äôs finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as ‚ÄúG
2017 Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
at Palmer Events Center
The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, held December 14-24 at the Palmer Events Center is an 11 day fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists, a live music stage with big acts and quality sound, two full bars and local food
Austin Beer Guide Best of 2017 Party & Issue Release Party
at The ABGB
‚ÄúAre those Beer Guide dummies still blacked out from Lager Jam?‚ÄĚ Nope, we‚Äôve been plugging away at another fresh issue for you and orchestrating Austin‚Äôs best and favorite 100% beer-focused internet poll.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Alamo Drafthouse
at The Highball
**Tickets on sale Monday, October 9th** This December, Alamo Drafthouse will once again be filled with the crackle of lightsabers, the awe-inspiring grandeur of starship battles, and the continuing story of a galaxy far, far away. . . .
Peligrosa 10 Year Anniversary at The North Door
at The North Door
Established in 2007, Peligrosa began in Austin, Texas as a collective of djs playing eclectic records from around the world.
Drag Queen Bingo
at Red's Porch - Quarry
Ho Ho Ho, hope ya'll are ready for another round of Drag Queen bingo. We provide all supplies, all you need to bring is yo self, yo friends & a hearty appetite! Come dressed in your best holiday attire & who knows, you may get a queen sized surprise.
Agnostic Front at Sidewinder
at The Sidewinder
Margin Walker Presents: Agnostic Front with Confused and Force Fed at The Sidewinder on December 18th!
Rebecca & Stanley Roy Present:
at The North Door
PEOPLE!! Tha' warms winds of winter are blowin' in your annual breeze of holiday kerfufflin' with Rebecca Havemeyer and Stanley Roy Williamson once again!
Graham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays
at Long Center for the Performing Arts
Long Center Concert Club presents Graham Reynolds Ruins the Holidays, Wednesday, December 20 in Rollins Studio Theatre.
Today at 18:00 - Dec 31, 23:59
Today at 18:00 - 23:59