NEW YEARS things to do! ! ! 2016

art by NatalieVonRaven

Friday, December 30th Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve 11a | Sheraton Dallas Feel like getting out of Austin for the weekend? Head up to Dallas for Marvelous Nerd Year’s Eve! A four day event celebrating pop culture (films, television, comics, music, cosplay, and so much more) with the man, the myth, the legend: Stan Lee. Willie Nelson & Family New Year (sold out) 6:30p | ACL Live at the Moody Theater Willie is back at ACL Live to ring in the New Year! And as always, he’s bringing his friends (like Ryan…

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SXSW ART PROGRAM

SXSW ART PROGRAM March 10-18. The SXSW Art Program creates a platform for visual artists to connect with international leaders in the fields of music, film, and technology through showcasing innovative projects and hosting discussions during SXSW. Experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists at SXSW programming venues and other locations in Austin. SXSW Art Program ABOUT SXSW ART PROGRAM Visual artists have always played a role at SXSW through the filmmakers, musicians, and technologists coming to Austin each spring. In 2017, we are expanding our art…

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Retro Animate by New Neon ! ! ! !

Retro Animate by New Neon more releases… contact / help Get all 9 New Neon releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of A Different Game – Remixes, Everything iz Different, Retro Animate, [Almost] Everything iz Demo, Council House Records ‘It’s not the same’ Remix E.P., Tilt the Remix!, RMX, Tilt the Robotz!, and 1 more. Excludes subscriber-only releases. Buy Now  $42.73 USD or more (50% OFF) Send as Gift Retro Animate by New Neon

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AUSTIN BOULDERING PROJECT

SATURDAY NOV 5th 2016! AUSTIN BOULDERING PROJECT IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE 1ST ANNUAL SOUTHWEST BOULDERFEST CLIMBING COMP & COMMUNITY EVENT! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER NOW! 50,000 square foot facility believed to be the largest bouldering gym in the world with 250 different configurations https://austinboulderingproject.com/ Rates Bunch of options. Annual and monthly memberships for the regulars. Single months and punch-passes for the occassionals. Daypasses for first-timers and every-once-in-a-whilers. Family options for families. If you like awesome things, we recommend monthly memberships. MEMBERSHIPS We have four different…

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15 Unique Restaurants in Texas

1) Blacks BBQ – Austin & Lockhart www.blacksbbq.com/   Black’s Barbecue is the oldest family-owned barbecue restaurant in Texas. It has been in the family since 1932. 2) Willy Burger www.willy–burger.com/   Welcome! At Willy Burger, we are direct and to the point. We do things differently than the other 99% of “so-called” hamburger joints. Beaumont , Tx 3) Pickett House Restaurant – Heritage Village www.heritage-village.org/pickett–house.htm 4) Gourdough’s Donuts, Beer & Cocktails gourdoughs.com 5) Chi’lantro BBQ | Home of the Original Kimchi Fries, Austin Food Truck … www.chilantrobbq.com/   Korean…

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EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR NOV. 12-13 | 19-20

East Austin Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to meet with artists and check out the studios in which they work. The self-guided tour takes place over two weekends in November and leads visitors through home and commercial studios, galleries, special exhibitions, installations and art-themed parties. The event also features an opening party, a special culinary event with local chefs, competitions, educational programs and more. East Basics: Dates & Times — November 12-13 & 19-20, 2016 — 11am-6pm Boundaries — East of I-35, West of Hwy 183, South of Hwy…

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Date Night Destinations in Austin

Date Night Destinations in Austin Below are the best places to take the object of your affection for every occasion. UCHI  Uchi/Facebook 801 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704 (512) 916-4808   Justine’s Brasserie Bertrand C./Yelp 4710 E 5th St Austin, TX 78702 (512) 385-2900   Lenoir Ryann Ford 1807 S 1st St Austin, TX 78704 (512) 215-9778 Fabi + Rosi Fabi + Rosi/Official 509 Hearn St Austin, TX 78703 (512) 236-0642 Musashino Sushi Dokoro Alicia K./Yelp 2905 San Gabriel St Austin, TX 78705 (512) 795-8593 Salty Sow Salty Sow/Facebook…

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BUILD A BELLY TANKER!

How Belly Tank Racers Work Hey, I’ve got an idea for something to do this weekend: How about you strap yourself inside a gas tank from a World War II fighter plane and go screaming across some salt flats at nearly 200 miles per hour (322 kilometers per hour)? C’mon man, it’ll be fun! That pretty much describes belly tank racing, a type of car racing that evolved in the 1940s and 1950s using surplus plane parts from WWII. Streaking across dry lake beds in the American West, belly tank…

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Depeche Mode announce the first leg of the Global Spirit Tour!

Depeche Mode Events It’s official — Depeche Mode is on their 2017 Global Spirit World Tour and play concerts across North America. Get tickets for the shows BEFORE they sell out — with no busy signals or waiting rooms! TICKETS ON SALE NOW No password, offer code or fan club membership required Sep 20, 2017 Wed 7:30 PM Depeche Mode Austin360 Amphitheater – Del Valle, TX   this month!  Mar 01 – New York, NY – The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Mar 08 – New York, NY – NYU…

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BMW’s Vision Motorrad Next 100 motorcycle

 BMW’s Vision Motorrad Next 100 motorcycle Balances on Its Own   The key idea behind this BMW Motorrad Vision Vehicle is to create a pure, unbounded ride experience. In the future, the special sensation of freedom will be made possible by even greater connectivity between rider, bike and the outside world. The assistance systems in the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 will not only anticipate and advise when action is needed but also intervene, when required, to keep riders safe. Protective clothing such as helmets and padded suits will no…

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‘ALFRESCO’ BITES IN AUSTIN ! A – to – Z

*Apis. 23526 Texas 71, Spicewood. 512-436-8918, apisrestaurant.com. Not many of the Top 10 restaurants in the Austin area offer outdoor seating. And only one that does has a view of the Hill Country. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. 1305 W. Oltorf St. 512-298-2242,theabgb.com. A casual, straightforward pizza-and-beer joint with a South Austin soul and an abundance of outdoor seating. *Barley Swine. 6555 Burnet Road. 512-394-8150, barleyswine.com. Not only is the patio at Barley Swine’s North Austin location perfect for dinner, it’s also a great place to get discounted plates and…

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Austin’s NLand Surf Park

Austin’s NLand Surf Park  THE COOLEST JOBS IN AUSTIN ARE AT NLAND SURF PARK. WE’RE HIRING SURF GUIDES FOR THE 2017 SEASON, WITH A TRAINING SESSION FOR NEW RECRUITS FEBRUARY 17-21 AT AN OFF-SITE FACILITY IN AUSTIN. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. NLAND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.   For more info, check out their website right here. For an hour session, surf passes will range from $60-$90 (Which include a surfboard). If you want to to surf the outside, more critical section of the wave, the “Reef Wave” as they refer to it, that’s…

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NASA’s Langley Research Center Centennial Art Contest

NASA’s Langley Research Center Centennial Art Contest On July 17, 2017, NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will turn 100. We’re doing a lot to celebrate that major milestone, and one of the things we’re most looking forward to is this, our Centennial Art Contest. After all, NASA Langley is a hotbed of inspiration. Just imagine: Back when manned flight was still in its infancy, our researchers helped propel the United States to the forefront of global aviation. The first men to walk on the moon trained here. And…

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The Ultimate Small Town Texas Road Trip Map

  Common road trips are from Austin to San Antonio, Houston to Dallas, and pretty much anywhere to South Padre Island. But with so many fantastic big cities and fascinating destinations, the small towns can get overlooked.  The small towns of Texas should not be ignored. The small towns are where some of the most interesting Texas history took place see the ultimate small town Texas road trip !   Starting in Marfa, you’ll hit I-10 and head east, with very few detours. Outside Houston start heading North on 146 and take it…

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10 Unique Texas Festivals You Should Visit

10 Unique Texas Festivals You Should Visit These 10 unique Texas festivals do things a bit differently. Whether they’re showing off vibrantly decorated vehicles or boasting of an elaborate costume contest, these events are unlike any other. Big Country Balloon Fest World Championship BBQ Goat Cook-Off Bertram’s Oatmeal Festival Arlington Festival of Quilts Billy the Kid Festival Texas Firearms Festival Houston Art Car Parade Texas Pirate Festival The O. Henry Pun Off Buda Weiner Dog Races     CAMP CONTEMPORARY YOUR CHILDHOOD CAMP— ALL GROWN UP Join us this fall for Camp Contemporary,…

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The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips

The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips (Atlas Obscura) The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature. It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel, from Mark Twain’s Roughing It(1872) to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (2012), and maps the authors’ routes on top of one another. You can track an individual writer’s descriptions of the landscape as they traveled across it, or you can zoom in…

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A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel

A 100-Year-Old Church in Spain Transformed into a Skate Park Covered in Murals by Okuda San Miguel Okuda San Miguel was commissioned to cover the walls and vaulted ceilings with his unique brand of colorful geometric figures. Nearly every flat interior surface is covered with a rainbow of color, illuminated from every side by tall windows, making this a truly special place to skate.  http://okudart.es/showcase     Ar†stråda Magazine – ART  Ar†stråda Magazine – MOTO  Ar†stråda Magazine – BITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – NITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – UNIQUE 

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Vanessa Ruiz: The spellbinding art of human anatomy

Vanessa Ruiz: The spellbinding art of human anatomy Vanessa Ruiz takes us on an illustrated journey of human anatomical art over the centuries, sharing captivating images that bring this visual science — and the contemporary artists inspired by it — to life. “Anatomical art has the power to reach far beyond the pages of a medical textbook,” she says, “connecting our innermost selves with our bodies through art.” Ar†stråda Magazine – ART  Ar†stråda Magazine – MOTO  Ar†stråda Magazine – BITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – NITES  Ar†stråda Magazine – UNIQUE 

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official @aclfestival Late Night Shows !!

Just announced: The official @aclfestival Late Night Shows lineup is out! Tickets go on sale this Friday #ACLFest Weekend 1: September 30-October 2, 2016 Weekend 2: October 7-9, 2016 11AM-10PM each day   2016 Box Office Stay tuned for 2016 Box Office Hours and Location. Below is 2015 information. ACL Festival Box Office is located at Zilker Park across from the Barton Springs festival entrance. There are also Ticket Help Booths located at both festival entrances. 2016 Map Stay tuned for the 2016 Festival Map! You can check out the…

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The Fantastic Alien Worlds of Concept Artist Christian Lorenz Scheurer

The Fantastic Alien Worlds of Concept Artist Christian Lorenz Scheurer Ever wondered who dreams up the otherworldly architecture and cities you see in movies like Thor 2 and Man of Steel? http://www.christianlorenzscheurer.com/

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