7 Fun Things to Do in Austin This Weekend: April 11-14
Austin Monthly
by Austin Monthly Staff
4d ago
 1 / Break a Sweat in Republic Square Park Want to get physical with fellow eligible singles? No, really! Austin Monthly is teaming up with Swift Fit Events to present Singles Yoga in the City. Enjoy a free hourlong yoga class followed by cold plunges, tarot card readings, wellness activities, and plenty of mingling. April 13, 11 a.m., 422 Guadalupe St.   2 / Rock Out at Hotel Vegas Experience everything Austin’s music scene has to offer, from punk rock and indie pop to shoegaze, at mainstay East Austin venue Hotel Vegas. With performances from The Pinky Rings, Skateland, a ..read more
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Vampire Weekend Brings Phoenix and Chromeo Onstage During Total Eclipse Performance
Austin Monthly
by Madeline Hollern
1w ago
Now that’s a way to celebrate another trip around the sun! On April 8, Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig rang in his 40th birthday in style as the band performed a midday show chock full of surprise guests to coincide with the total solar eclipse in Austin. Crowds of eager fans snaked around the entire perimeter of Moody Amphitheater as they waited in line for the sold-out show, collecting special eclipse glasses before gaining entrance to the outdoor music venue.   Special Vampire Weekend eclipse glasses.   A little after noon on Monday, Vampire Weekend walked onstage as the s ..read more
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Austin Mayor Gives Chili’s at 45th and Lamar Its Own Special Day
Austin Monthly
by Bryan C. Parker
1w ago
Forget zodiac signs—what’s your go-to Chili’s order? For Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, we now know that it’s the Santa Fe salad with grilled chicken. On Friday, the city leader announced April 5 (4/5) as Chili’s at 45th and Lamar Day, noting his favorite dish and furthering the mythology of the chain’s storied local franchise. Watson’s proclamation also made mention of classic Chili’s offerings like the Triple Dipper, 3 for Me, and Presidente Margarita, which are now immortalized in official government records of the capital city. The news came with an Instagram picturing the mayor in front of the ..read more
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Austin Dive Bar Cloak Room Isn’t Just for Politicos
Austin Monthly
by Anthony Head
1w ago
A common misconception about the Cloak Room is that it remains an exclusive speakeasy in a clandestine locale ripe for shadowy political dealings. But the classic dive bar isn’t all that hard to find. For starters, it has spent more than four decades in plain view of the Texas Capitol, which sits across the street. Moreover, the large sign bearing the bar’s name on the outside wall and the image of a hand pointing directly to the front door should answer any question about whether or not it’s trying to hide. In fact, searching for downing parking might be the main quest necessary for a trip to ..read more
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7 Fun Things to Do in Austin This Weekend: April 4-8
Austin Monthly
by Austin Monthly Staff
1w ago
1 / Celebrate the Eclipse Grab your glasses and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event! Central Texas has a ton of fun parties leading up to the total solar eclipse, which takes place on April 8 in the early afternoon. Several local breweries and wineries will be hosting gatherings. For more of our top picks, click here. Through April 8, various times and locations   2 / See Country Music Stars Put on your fanciest cowboy hat and boots! The CMT Awards return to Austin’s Moody Center for a night honoring the most outstanding achievements in country music. Host Kelsea Ballerini ..read more
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8 Great Solar Eclipse Parties Near Austin
Austin Monthly
by Jillian Anthony
1w ago
As we gear up for the total solar eclipse, one thing’s for sure: It’s time to party! Upwards of 1 million tourists will pour into Central Texas for the once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Wondering where to watch it? Here are eight of our top picks for Central Texas events.   Camp Lucy Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Add a touch of luxury to your eclipse experience at Camp Lucy, a ranch resort in Dripping Springs. Your ticket includes a day of cosmological education, stargazing, and live acoustic music by Nathan Strubhart. Take in an educational daytime presentation by NASA astrophysicist Michael McE ..read more
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A Staycation with Something for Everyone at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Austin Monthly
by Claire Winesett
1w ago
Just 20 minutes from downtown Austin, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is renowned for its refined ambiance, many amenities for recreation and relaxation, and sweeping Hill Country views. This summer, the resort adds to its allure as the perfect summer staycation destination during a series of events that boast some of Austin’s best assets for out-of-town guests and Austinites alike. Locals are invited to revel in a sample of your city’s best artisans, music, and culinary delights during the resort’s first-ever Barton Fest. This event is open to the public, providing the perfect opportun ..read more
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Join Us for Free Yoga with Austin Monthly’s Most Eligible Singles on April 13
Austin Monthly
by Austin Monthly Staff
2w ago
Want to break a sweat with fellow eligible singles? After the success of our Singles in the City party in February, Austin Monthly is teaming up with Swift Fit Events to present Singles Yoga in the City! (RSVP here.)     Back by popular demand, the event allows participants to come work out and mingle with some of our Most Eligible Singles at Republic Square Park on April 13 starting at 11 am. After the yoga class, enjoy delicious bites and beverages, wellness activations, and a unique twist on speed dating that incorporates a refreshing cold plunge. Run of show: 11am-11:15am: Welco ..read more
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7 Fun Things to Do in Austin This Weekend: March 28-31
Austin Monthly
by Austin Monthly Staff
2w ago
1 / Watch Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Up, up, and away! Don’t miss this 10th annual festival, which features hot air balloons from across the United States. The three-day party at Horseshoe Bay Resort includes a helicopter Easter egg drop, a retail market, and a petting zoo. March 29-31, various times, 200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay   2 / Meet Guy Fieri Head to Twin Liquor’s Hancock location to meet the Emmy Award–winning chef, who is coming to Texas to promote his Santo Spirits tequila brand. Fieri’s appearance includes a consumer meet and greet as well as a bottle signing. March 28 ..read more
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Hot Luck Returns This Spring With Sizzling New Events
Austin Monthly
by Abigail Stewart
3w ago
Hot Luck returns Memorial Day weekend, and Austin’s one-of-a-kind, chef-showcasing, musical cookout is trying out some fresh ingredients this year. The first-ever Hot Luck Supper Club is all about comfort food, whisking attendees back to a midcentury era of cozy, rib-sticking cuisine. The chef lineup includes Marc-Olivier Frappier (Vin Mon Lapin), Amanda Shulman and Alex Kemp (My Loup), Arlin Smith and Andrew Taylor (Eventide Oyster Co.) and more. Be transported back to the feel-good food of community supper clubs from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Fair Market. Another new chance to break br ..read more
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