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  • Regal Gateway 16 512-343-5480
    9700 Stonelake Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78759
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies.  more

  • Regal Metropolitan 14 512-447-0110
    901 Little Texas Lane
    Austin, TX 78745
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies.  more

  • Regal Westgate 11 Theatres 512-899-2013
    4477 South Lamar Boulevard Build, Suite 800
    Austin, TX 78745
    Features critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies.  more

Night Life

  • Backbeat 512-551-9980
    1300 South Lamar Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78704
    South Lamar District
    "Classic and contemporary cocktails anchor an inventive menu that also features fine wine, craft beer and an extensive spirits selection focused on whisky, rum, fortified wine and amari." more

  • Broken Spoke 512-442-6189
    3201 South Lamar
    Austin, TX 78704
    A Texas dance hall where patrons can enjoy listening to traditional country music. more

  • Continental Club, The 512-441-2444
    1315 South Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78704
    The Continental Club is a live music venue which began its rich music heritage in 1957. more

  • Little Longhorn Saloon 512-524-1291
    5434 Burnet Road
    Austin, TX 78756
    Host of live musical performances, the Little Longhorn Saloon is a fun place to get a drink, catch up with friends, and listen to some honky-tonk country music. Closed on Mondays. more

  • Elephant Room, The 512-473-2279
    315 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    Enjoy live jazz music nightly at the Elephant Room. more

  • Icenhauer's 512-473-0005
    83 Rainey Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    Housed in a renovated, circa 1895 home, Icenhauer's serves handcrafted drinks, made with fresh ingredients. more

  • Half Step 512-391-1877
    75 ½ Rainey Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    A cocktail bar that is open nightly except Mondays. Live music can be enjoyed on Wednesday and Thursday nights. more

  • Midnight Cowboy 512-843-2715
    313 East 6th Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    Enjoy a fine cocktail at Midnight Cowboy Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 6:00 p.m. more

Concerts & Performances

  • Ballet Austin 512-476-9151
    501 West 3rd Street
    Austin, TX 78705
    Ballet Austin presents both classical and contemporary works during its fall to spring season (September to May), with the goal of providing innovative performances and educational programs that enrich the cultural life of those in the Austin area. more

  • Austin Symphony 512-476-6064
    1101 Red River
    Austin, TX 78701
    Founded in 1911, and the oldest performing arts organization in Austin, the Austin Symphony Orchestra takes it as its mission to enhance the cultural life of both adults and young people through its concerts and programs. The Symphony is headquartered in Sympony Square, a rich complex of historic limestone buildings and an ampitheatre, and holds its performances in this square. The ASO offers classical, pops, family, casual classic and special attraction concerts; it also provides educational programs to the public. more

  • South By Southwest Music and Media Conference 512-467-7979
    Box 4999
    Austin, TX 78765
    Various locations, mostly downtown
    Musicians and music-industry types from all over the world flock to Austin for one of the country's most important music-industry conferences, the now legendary South By Southwest Music Festival. This conference showcases a great diversity of musical styles that represent an international scope. Held in March. more

  • Long Center for the Performing Arts, The 512-474-5664 (Box Office)
    701 West Riverside Drive
    Austin, TX 78704
    A two-theater entertainment venue, the Long Center for the Performing Arts features the Michael & Susan Dell Hall and the Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre. The flexible Debra and Kevin Rollins Studio Theatre serves regional artists and community arts groups and can be used for film screenings and corporate meetings. International, national, and local talent can be seen on stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts throughout the year. more

Plays & Productions

  • Esther's Follies 512-320-0553
    525 East 6th
    Austin, TX 78701
    Austin's favorite comedy and magic troupe, Esther's Follies has been performing for 20-odd years. Esther's also offers their entertainment services in conjunction with catering for parties and events. more

  • Hyde Park Theater 512-479-PLAY
    511 West 43rd
    Austin, TX 78751
    The Hyde Park Theatre produces new and classic productions of alternative theatre. Along with the award-winning plays produced in this cozy and intimate ninety-seat theatre, the annual FronteraFest offers a five-week fringe festival that showcases over eight hundred local and national artists. more

  • State Theatre Company 512-472-5143
    719 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    Formerly Live Oak Productions, the State Theatre Company has moved into its permanent residence, a renovated movie cinema, and now works to offer engaging productions that support and encourage local talent and original creations. The productions offered range from classics to new plays, from challenging drama to musicals. In addition to the productions staged by the theatre, the company also offers drama classes on the premises through the aegis of The State Theatre Company School of Acting. more

  • Mary Moody Northen Theater 512-448-8484 (Box Office)
    Located at the End of Theatre Pass
    Austin, TX 78704
    St. Edward's University
    The center of the Theatre Arts degree program that is offered by this liberal arts university, the Mary Moody Northen Theatre hosts productions regularly that often feature well-known directors and acclaimed guest stars. more

  • Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts 512-472-5470
    713 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701
    Built in 1915, this 1,300-seat classic vaudeville house is now the premier venue in Austin for the performing arts. The shows that are offered include drama, comedy, Broadway shows, concerts, children's theatre, dance and films. The architectural elegance of the theatre's interior makes each performance even more of a special event. more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Austin Country Flea Market 512-928-2795 or 512-928-4711
    9500 US 290 East
    Austin, TX 78724
    5 miles east of Interstate 35
    This is the largest fleamarket in central Texas; it spans one hundred thirty acres and contains hundreds of covered booths, an open show stage, and display and entertainment areas. more

  • Art City Austin 512-609-8587
    211 East 7th Street, Suite 102L (Office)
    Austin, TX 78701
    "The city's largest and longest running outdoor art fair," the two-day Art City Austin features more than 100 exhibiting artists, live music, children's activities, performances, food, drinks, and more. It takes place each April in downtown Austin. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Old Pecan Street Spring Festival 512-443-6179
    East Sixth Street
    Musicians, food vendors, artists and craftspeople turn Sixth Street, originally named Pecan Street, into a lively street fair. Held in September. more

  • Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival 512-441-9015
    MLK and Congress Ave. in Front of the Texas State
    It's all about the food and the music! This popular Louisiana themed event features the best in Louisiana cuisine prepared by concessionaires from Louisiana and Texas. Enjoy an extensive menu of Cajun seafood. The highlight of the show is 6000 pounds of jumbo crawfish and other bayou favorites. Enjoy dancers, juju mamas, and lots of beads and tokens. Music includes Cajun, Zydeco, Funk, Brass Bands, Blues, Rock, & Jazz . Belly dancers and late night burlesque shows will add to the excitement. ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Held in April. more

  • Cine Las Americas Festival Of New Latin Film 512-841-5930
    P.O. Box 1626
    Austin, TX 78767
    Cine Las Americas Festival Of New Latin Film offers music, food, entertainment and more. Held in April. more

  • Old Settlers Music Festival 903-834-3171
    Overton City Hall
    The Overton Bluegrass Festival Committee would like to thank everyone who attended and all of our festival volunteers for making our 20th Annual Overton Bluegrass Music Festival a resounding success! We had a great crowd, the weather was beautiful, the music was the best ever, and the food was great as ususual. Held in June. more

    1604 Nueces
    Austin, TX 78701
    Celebrating film and screenwriting at the Austin Film Festival & Heart Screenwriting. Held in October. more

  • Austin Jazz And Arts Festival 512-477-9438
    1705 Guadalupe, Suite 234
    Austin, TX 78701
    Austin Jazz And Arts Festival is fun for the whole family. Music, food, entertainment, art and more can be enjoyed. Held in October. more

  • Austin Children's Museum 512-472-2499
    201 Colorado St
    Austin, TX 78701
    Austin Children's Museum creates innovative learning experiences for children and families that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers. more

  • Austin Duck Adventures 512-477-5274
    209 E. Sixth Street
    Austin, TX 78701
    The "Austin Duck" was originally a British Alvis Stalwart. The Stalwart was manufactured by the Alvis Company; it is a vehicle / vessel that is very similar to the DUKW built by General Motors for the United States Army. The vehicle can be driven in either four-wheel drive (the four rear wheels) or in six-wheel drive. Six wheel drive capabilities facilitates existing in the water. Maximum speed on land is 40 miles an hour and its speed in water is about 6 knots. more

  • Texas Book Festival 512-477-4055
    610 Brazos, Suite 200
    Austin, TX 78701
    The schedule for the Texas Book Festival is now online - from a party for Babar with his creator Laurent de Brunhoff to an in-depth panel about America's standing in the world, the Festival covers the gamut of new ideas and hot books published this year, all free and open to the public. Austin mayor Will Wynn will moderate a panel on Saturday, Nov. 1st about energy issues; the Paris Review hosts a special event with Richard Price at the Continental Club; Susan Orlean screens Adaptation at the Alamo Drafthouse - and that's just the beginning. Check it all out here. Held in October. more

  • The Republic Of Texas Biker Rally 512-441-9015
    600 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    Roadway Productions handles the promotional activities associated with the majority of events held in Austin each year. If you would like to become a vendor or sponsor one of the events in Austin, Texas then send us an email using our Contact page and we will get you the specific information you need right away. Held in June. more

  • Cine Las Americas Film Festival 512-535-0765
    81 San Marcos
    Austin, TX 78702
    Cine Las Americas' main activities are divided in two: the exhibition and promotion of Latin and indigenous film and video, and the creation and administration of bilingual media arts education programs for minority youth in Austin. Held in April. more

  • Annual Texas Bbq Festival 512-694-1198
    P.O. Box 302436
    Austin, TX 78703
    Fun for the whole family. The Annual Bbq Festival offers delicious Bbq, entertainment, music and more. Held in September. more

  • La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival 512-495-9224
    3809 W 35th St
    Austin, TX 78703
    Join us for a night lived like Bacchus-the Roman god of wine-as we experience this 19th annual food & wine festival on the grounds of Austin's beloved lakeside oasis: Laguna Gloria. Sample fare provided by over 50 of Austin's most prestigious chefs, and linger over fine wines provided by Twin Liquors. La Dolce Vita features wineries from the great state of Texas, live music, and an outdoor cigar/scotch lounge-the Bacchanalia Lounge. more

  • Austin Museum Of Art At Laguna Gloria 512-458-8191
    3809 West 35th Street
    Austin, TX 78703
    West Of Mopac
    As the Museum's original home, AMOA-Laguna Gloria is a monument to our long-standing commitment to the community-offering a unique experience of history, art, and nature. Visitors can tour the recently restored 1916 Italianate-style villa that was the home of Texas legend Clara Driscoll. more

  • Old Pecan Street Fall Festival 512-443-6179
    East 6th Street
    The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried art festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The festival has been an Austin tradition for more than 30 years. The show features artisans from all over the United States who display and sell homem. Held in May. more

  • Austin Bat Fest 512-441-9015
    100 South Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78704
    Batfest!, Will feature Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Bat Watching, Children's Activities, and Educational Displays. Estimated attendance is around 40,000! With Scenic backdrop of Town Lake and downtown Austin. Come out and see between 1.5 and 2 million Mexican Free Tail Bats while shopping for creative items made in Austin. See over 30 bands on two stages. Held in August.  more

  • IJA Juggling Festival 410-897-2469
    P.O. Box 7307
    Austin, TX 78713
    The 61st Annual IJA Juggling Festival will be held July 14-20, in Lexington, Kentucky, in the large, well-lit, climate-controlled juggling space of the Lexington Convention Center. Specially invited guests include:Performers from Ecole de Cirque de Quebec (Quebec Circus School)Niels DuinkerCasey Boehmer more

  • Old Settler's Music Festival 512-346-0999
    P.O. Box 151947
    Austin, TX 78715
    Old Settler's Music Festival is a nationally known music festival featuring the best in roots and Americana music. The festival is held in the gorgeous Texas hill country, at the height of the Bluebonnet and wildflower season. Old Settler's Music Festival offers great music and activities for the whole family. Held in April. more

  • Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 512-302-9889
    1216 East 51st Street
    Austin, TX 78723
    The Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival was founded in 1987 and became a 501c3 in 1995. The festival has grown tremendously in size and scope from a short four-day run of four films primarily focused on coming out and AIDS to a multimedia. Held in October. more

  • HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow 512-249-5333
    11709 Boulder Lane, Suite 110
    Austin, TX 78726
    HFTP is proud to offer complimentary press registration to HFTP's Annual Convention and Tradeshow. To qualify, an applicant must cover the industry on a regular basis by writing regular reports or publishing articles on the hospitality and technology industries. Held in October. more

  • Austin Wine Festival 866-621-9463
    11003 Ranch Road 2222 C
    Austin, TX 78730
    Wineries from Lampasas to New Braunfels and Fredericksburg to Dripping Springs have bloomed from a pioneering few, into an internationally awarded and recognized wine region... The number 2 wine destination in the nation, second only to Napa! Together they have created the now 2nd annual Austin Wine Festival, the first of its kind in Texas. Held in April.

  • Fall Plant Sale & Gardening Festival 512-232-0100
    4801 La Crosse Avenue
    Austin, TX 78739
    This year's Spring Plant Sale and Gardening Festival will be held in April. The Fall Plant Sale is scheduled for October. more

  • 3rd Annual Austin Chocolate Festival 800-834-3498
    1300 S. Pleasant Valley #178
    Austin, TX 78741
    Participating vendors will offer samples to festival guests and they can compete in up to 11 categories of the chocolate competition. Each vendor can enter as many categories as they wish and are automatically entered into the most popular sample and best booth contests. The public and industry professionals will judge the competitions and the winners are based on their votes. Plaques and ribbons will be given to the winners directly after the competition or delivered by mail. The Annual Austin Chocolate Festival is fun for the whole family. Held in October. more

  • SXSW Film Conference and Festival USA 512-467-7979
    Box 4999
    Austin, TX 78765
    South by Southwest (SXSW, Inc.) is a private company based in Austin, Texas, with a year-round staff of professionals dedicated to building and delivering conference and festival events for entertainment and related media industry professionals. Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized Music and Media Conference & Festival. Held in March. more

  • Austin Jugglefest 2006
    1102 South Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78704
    Jugglefest is a three-day event full of workshops, games, demonstrations, and shows featuring juggling, unicycling, and related circus arts. Everyone is welcome to come on down to pick up the basics, learn some new tricks, meet some crazy people or just chill out and watch. Held in February. more

  • Austin Pagan Pride Day 512-300-8470
    900 Guadalupe
    Austin, TX 78735
    Wooldridge Park
    Jo Beth Henderson is Bellafeather. Bellafeather's music is "progressive folk art rock" with influences in jazz, folk rock, classical, and the avant-garde. Two Feathers Ghostwood plays Native American flute and other instruments. Slyther plays high-energy rock n' roll, with a heaping side of strong melodies. He was frontman for Call the Circle, which has disbanded. Wyrdgrl is a rich tapestry of tales between myth and perception woven by singer-songwriter Dana Davis. The two guitar players from Linton Mancilla play acoustic rock. The Nematoads, a trippy, twangy, five-piece modern surf band from Austin, straddle the line between ´60s retro cool and tall-in-the-saddle Tejas twang. Velvet Brick plays rock, classic rock, and metal. Held in September. more

  • Fantastic Fest 512-912-0529
    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
    About Fantastic Fest Fantastic Fest is a week-long festival featuring the best in new science-fiction, fantasy, horror, animation, crime, Asian, and all around badass cinema. The event was created to offer exposure to genre films which are often overlooked by the traditional festival circuit. We strive to offer acquisition, media and exhibition opportunities for undistributed films as well as to spotlight upcoming genre theatrical releases and give audiences a chance to see 35mm prints of repertory classics. Fantastic Fest is held each year at one venue, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar in Austin, Texas. The Alamo Drafthouse was named the best cinema in America by Entertainment Weekly, and features food and drink served to your seat without any disruption of the movie experience. During his Keynote Address at the International film Festival Summit in Las Vegas, Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones listed Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals we Love," which he described as "interesting and exciting" events, not listed in order of importance. In addition t more

Marathons & 10K Runs

  • Texas Relays 471-4602
    University of Texas Campus
    Austin, TX 78712
    The Texas Relays are one of the oldest and best track meets around, and feature some of the best high-school and college track and field athletes in the world. more

  • Keep Austin Weird 5K 512-472-3254
    422 West Riverside Drive
    Austin, TX 78704
    downtown Austin
    What is there to say, it's a 5k, in Austin. You know there will be a good time after the race. More info is available at RunTex, 422 West Riverside Drive. Austin, Texas 78704. Held in June. more


  • Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center 903-676-2777
    5550 FM 2495
    Austin, TX 75752
    This innovative complex features over 300,000 gallons of aquarium exhibits and for the first time, visitors can see nearly every major species of freshwater fish found in Texas in its natural habitat. more


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