Celebrate 2017 at the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival

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For most of the world, New Year's Day has come and gone, but the Vietnamese Lunar New Year doesn't happen until Saturday, January 28th. Ahead of the formal New Year, or "Tet" in Vietnam, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival will be held right in Austin at the Travis Expo Center on Saturday, January 21st. […]

Inka Chicken: A Different Kind of Rotisserie

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Chicken is such a versatile food, working well with such a variety of flavors that you’d be hard-pressed to find a bad combination. But when it comes to cooking chicken, there’s a tendency to see restaurants doing much of the same thing with this protein. Fried, barbecued, and roasted chicken are all great in their […]

Do Some Shopping at the Armadillo Holiday Bazaar

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It's not every day that you can grab a cocktail and listen to live music while you shop, which is just another perk of enjoying the holiday season in Austin. At the Armadillo Holiday Bazaar, rows and rows of local artisans and crafters are joined by two full bars and stages with musicians. So enjoy […]

Celebrate German Heritage at AustOberfest

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Raise your glass! On Saturday, October 22nd, AustOberfest, or Austin Oktoberfest, returns to celebrate Texas’ German Heritage with lots of authentic beer, bratwurst, live music, and more. Tickets, which are required for entry, include unlimited German-style sausages and sides, a commemorative glass, five beer tastings, live entertainment, and bowling. The festival is happening at Scholz […]

Republic of Texas Museum: Learn More About Your State

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Whether you're brand new to Texas or you've been living here your whole life, chances are you still have at least a little something to learn about the state's history. Any questions you have about the state's backstory will be answered at the Republic of Texas Museum, which resides right in Austin. Learn more about […]

Shop Local at Barton Creek Farmers’ Market

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Purchasing local food is a worldwide trend, and luckily, there are plenty of spots to support local food producers in Austin near Lakewood, including the Barton Creek Farmers' Market. The market prides itself on supporting the local community while providing the general public with healthy and delicious food. There are two locations of this popular […]

Buy Your Tickets to This Year’s Austin Film Festival

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Back when the Austin Film Festival first launched in 1993, film festivals were a relatively new concept. In fact, the Austin Film Festival—or AFF, as it's more commonly known—is billed as the very first festival to have ever gathered professional and amateur filmmakers in one place for the sake of furthering film-based art. This year […]

Invite Your Dog Along to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park

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If you and your pooch are craving some fresh air, there are certainly plenty of public outdoor spaces to pick from in Austin. But one of the most popular, at least for dog owners, is Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. That's because this sprawling park, which boasts more than 290 acres, has two large off-leash areas […]

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