downtown austin events: Central Texas Wildfire Relief Concert - 10/13/11 05:02 PM
In the aftermath of the recent wildfires here in Central Texas, some big names have tossed their hat in the ring,to benefit those affected by the wildfires. To date, the wildfires have destroyed over 1,600 homes, and burned more than 34,000 acres. 
On Monday October 17, 2011 at The Frank Erwin Center, Willie Nelson,  Lyle Lovette, The Dixie Chicks and  headline an event aptly named Fire Relief, The Concert for Central Texas. Other artists include Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel, Eric Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Joe Satriani among others. Actor Kyle Chandler, fresh off his Emmy award for Texas … (5 comments)

downtown austin events: Canceled: Adele at The Frank Erwin Center October 19, 2011 - 10/07/11 06:25 PM
Grammy award winning singer Adele, has unfortunately canceled her US tour, because of vocal chord hemorrhage. Originally slated for an October 19th concert at the Erwin Center in Austin, Adele has suffered from laryngitis problems and chest infection earlier this year. But the vocal chord damage was too much to continue, so Adele will take some time off to rest. No plans have been made to reschedule her tour as of this time.


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downtown austin events: Get Motivated Coming To Austin Monday November 28, 2011 8am- 4:45 - 10/07/11 03:56 AM
Get Motivated Business Seminars is once again making its way to Austin, Monday November 28, 2011, from 8am-4:45 pm at the Austin Convention Center.
Get Motivated is an all day affair, presenting some of the biggest names in public speaking. Pricing can be found on their website, although most pricing is $1.95 per person, and $9.95 for an entire office. There are too many great names to mention, but a few who will be speaking are:
General Colin Powell- former Secretary Of State,and Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff is one of the most sough after speakers in the world. … (3 comments)

downtown austin events: October List Of Events In Austin - 10/01/11 03:51 PM
 
Festivals and Events
 
9/30 - 10/2
Oktoberfest
Downtown, Fredericksburg       
http://www.oktoberfestinfbg.com
 
10/6, 3 - 7 pm
2011 North Hays County Community Expo &       
Resume Drop-off
Business to Business Networking from 2-3       pm
Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, Kyle
http://www.kylechamber.org/EventCalendar
Item.php?Events_ID=398
 
10/7, 7:30 pm
Movies in the Park
Hoodwinked       Too
Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park
http://www.cedarparktx.us/cp/pr_events_movies.aspx
 
10/7-8, 6 pm to midnight
Mediterranean Festival       
408 E. 11th St, Austin 
http://www.mediterraneanfestival.org 
 
10/7-9
Texas Mesquite Art Festival 
Marktplatz       DT, Fredericksburg 
http://www.texasmesquiteassn.org 
 
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downtown austin events: Austin Style Week Begins Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 09/24/11 03:56 AM
Tribeza Magazine, Austins authority on all things fashion and culture, begins it's 8th annual culture week this Saturday. Local station, KXAN covers the events, where locals can learn about the fashion industry, and what clothes are hot this season. For a city that gets the casual tag often, this week will show that Austin can dress it up when it wants to.
 
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downtown austin events: Things To Do In Austin Texas September 23-25, 2011 - 09/23/11 03:15 AM
As usual, Austin, Texas is chock ful of great things to do this weekend. Check out these offerings:
 
Friday September 23, 2011
Music:
8:30 pm Jimmy Vaughn of the legendary Vaughn blues family, performs at Antones. Check out the Antones website for specific opening band/headliner times and price.
 
8:00 pm  Erasure takes the stage at the ACL Moody Theater, inside the W Hotel. Check the ACL Live Website for specific opening band/headliner information.
 
Second Chance Happy Hour 
9pm-11 pm If you miss happy hour after work, don't worry. The Belmont is happy to give you the oppurtunity to enjoy … (7 comments)

downtown austin events: Adele at The Frank Erwin Center October 19, 2011 8pm - 09/19/11 04:54 PM
One month from today, critically acclaimed artist Adele, brings her talents to the Frank Erwin Center, Wednesday October 19, 2011. Adele, the breakthrough performer as such songs, such as Someone Like You and Grammy nominated Hometown Glory, looks to entertain Austinites in her first trip to our fair city.
 
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downtown austin events: 5th Annual Austin Chocolate Festival October 16-16, 2011a - 09/18/11 04:55 PM
The Fifh Annual Austin Chocalate Festiival takes place October 15-16th , 2011, at the Norris Conference Center. The chocolate lovers event includes restaraunts, bakeries, chocolatiers, authors and catering companies. The Festival will raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.
The goals of the Austin Chocolate Festival are:1. Raise money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis by creating an Austin Chocolate Festival Walk MS Team that anyone can join.2. Promote small food businesses in Texas that work with chocolate.3. Provide a creative atmosphere and a symbiotic relationships between the festival vendors, guests, and the media.
The Schedule For The Festival is:
Saturday October 15th - [+Buy Tickets]10 - … (10 comments)

downtown austin events: 2011 Paramount Film Series Comes To An End September 2-4, 2011 - 08/31/11 06:49 PM
Austin in the summer means a few things. Barton Springs Pool to escape the 100+ degree heat. Visiting Lake Travis, and the Paramount Summer Film Series. The Paramount and State Theater concludes its film series every year with mutliple showings of Texas classic Giant, and the annual summer finale of Gone With The Wind. 
Giant will have a special meaning this year, with the recent death of megastar Elizabeth Taylor. The weekend kicks off early with a Thursday showing of Giant, to be followed by times on Friday and Saturday as well. 
The Austin Paramount Theater will conclude its 2011 Summer … (4 comments)

downtown austin events: July 2011 Events In Austin - 06/29/11 04:11 PM
We tend to think of July in Austin, as a month to exhale. After a series of gigantic annual festivals and events from February to June,  July in Austin,  is typically the month to sit back and relax. Although that has been the case in years past, July 2011, is chalk full of events in Austin. Wether it's the most critically acclaimed songwriter of all time, Bob Dylan; performing in nearby New Braunfels, or superstar Katy Perry, in concert at the Erwin Center, the live music capital of the world, lives up to its reputation.
Weekly crawfish boils, and famous comedians, … (1 comments)

downtown austin events: ROT Biker Rally June 9-11, 2011 Austin, Texas - 06/01/11 05:38 PM
The Rot Biker Rally takes place June 9-11, 2011 in and around Austin, Texas. ROT Rally stands for Republic Of Texas, Biker Rally, which has taken place in Austin, Texas since 1995 and in that short amount of time, has become the fourth largest biker rally in North America
The Rot Biker Rally mixes the biker life, music and events all over Austin. This years music talent will be Eddie Money and The Doobie Brothers on Friday and Saturday night respectively. The worlds largest parade of motorcycle's storm down Congress Avenue on Friday evening, June 10th. Other events at The ROT … (3 comments)

downtown austin events: Austin Pecan Street Festival May 7-8, 2011 - 05/05/11 06:50 AM
AUSTIN PECAN STREET FESTIVAL May 7-8, 2011 It's been thirty three years and running. The Old Pecan Street Festival is an Austin institution. On May 7th the Pecan Street Festival will take place on world famous 6th Street from 11 am - 10 pm. On Sundays May 8th, the festival will resume from 11am - 8 pm.
What started out as Pecan Street, eventually became the entertainment district we know as 6th Street. Enjoy live music, food, art and woodwork, amongst other household items. Spring 2011 beneficiaries are Livestrong Foundation, the Austin Blues Society, the Knights of Columbus, and Oak Springs Elementary … (3 comments)

downtown austin events: Harry Connick Jr & Orchestra Performs At The Long Center Austin March 26th, 8pm - 03/25/11 02:54 AM
Harry Connick Jr. returns to Austin, on March 26th at 8pm, performing at the Michael and Susan Dell Hall at the Long Center For Performing Arts. Connick Jr. is a multi talented performer, who became a star by singing, playing the piano and as a bandleader. But around Austin, he is also known for starring alongside sometimes Austin resident Sandra Bullock, in the very well received Hope Floats, directed by native Texan, Forrest Whittaker.
 

Harry Connick Jr. has played in Austin numerous times, and been known to frequent various restaurants and clubs. But the venue on March 26th will … (9 comments)

downtown austin events: 6th Street Cowboy Gets His Horse Back - 01/16/11 03:14 AM
When driving down the street in Austin, a person can expect to see just about anything. Austin, after all, is one of the more ironic cities in the country. The Capitol City, is home to high tech powerhouses, a world class university, and a city that is proud to be progressive. It is also right in the middle of Texas. a state, which is almost a country unto itself. Although myths about tumbleweeds, cowboys and sprawling ranches are a thing of a day bygone, we get a surprise every now and then.
As I was driving home this past Friday night, … (7 comments)

downtown austin events: Taste Of Austin January 27, 2011 Palmer Events Center - 01/05/11 03:31 PM
Every January, Austin hosts one of the most popular events of the year. Taste Of Austin is a showcase of local restaurants that allows food lovers the chance to explore eateries that they might have not visited in the past.  The restaurants are a great mix of Austin institutions, big restaurants and hip bistros.
The taste sized portions allow you the chance to sample various restaurants, many of which you may have never heard of. Taste Of Austin is a fun event, that brings out a diverse crowd, from foodies, to people who just want to sample some new places to … (10 comments)

downtown austin events: Austin New Years Eve Events 2010/2011 - 12/31/10 02:36 AM
Austin always knows how to throw a party, and ringing in 2011 wont be any different. From the shows, to the fireworks to the family events, there is something for everyone:
A great list of Austin New Years Eve Shows can be found in this great list, compiled by the Austin American Statesman. Austin favorites such as Jimmy Vaughn and one time Sandra Bullock beau Bob Schneider will help bring in the new year.
First Night Austin, has been replaced this year, by a city hosted event. The city event will take place on auditorium shores. The event will have fireworks, … (7 comments)

downtown austin events: Austin Pecan Street Festival September 25-26 - 09/18/10 04:58 PM
It's been 30 years and running. The Old Pecan Street Festival is an Austin institution. On September 25 the Pecan Street Festival will take place on world famous 6th Street from 11 am - 10 pm. On Sundays September 26th, the festival will resume from 11am - 8 pm.
What started out as Pecan Street, eventually became the entertainment district we know as 6th Street. Enjoy live music, food, art and woodwork, amongst other household items. Admission is free.
 

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downtown austin events: Austin City Limits Festival: It's That Time Of Year Again October 8-10, 2010 - 09/11/10 01:39 PM
 

130 bands, over 65,000 concert goers a day, hot weather, and serious headliners. This is what Austin City Limits Music Festival has become in less than ten years of existence. This years festival is bigger than ever and the lineup- well, the hits just keep coming. In years past there was Bob Dylan, Coldplay, and Pearl Jam. This festival weekend sees legendary rockers The Eagles as the headliners. Other popular artists include Norah Jones, Sonic Youth and Blues Traveler.
The complete lineup is avaiable at
http://2010.aclfestival.com/
 

 photo courtesy of Steve hobson, stevehobson.com
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downtown austin events: First Thursday Austin September 2, 2010 - 08/28/10 11:50 AM
There are some things that are pure Austin. The Capitol, Barton Springs, Mount Bonnell, the list goes on.  South Congress is arguably at the top of that list. From the bats that live under the Congress Avenue Bridge, to The Continental Club, to the long time restaurants.
First Thursdays provide a great opportunity to enjoy the best of Congress Avenue and Soco. This Thursday, September 2, the tradition continues. Stores typically stay open to at least 10pm, with some offering sales for the evening. Several of the restaurants offer drink and food specials, with artists and musicians on hand for entertainment.
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