Bout Time II
"...Ah, fall in Austin. When it’s still too hot to drink pumpkin beer and the (queer) events are overflowing..."
"...So many food events are coming up this fall! Yes!..."
"...The never-ending struggles over Downtown or near-Downtown parking spaces reaches a crescendo during "special events" – ACL Music Festival, SXSW, Zilker Kite Festival, et al. – and bears a particular urgency in the neighborhoods near Zilker Park, often the site of such events..."
"...During SXSW, Austin begins to resemble a high-tech county fair, with brands taking the role of carnival barkers attempting to draw the attention of the distracted crowd with bizarre events and installations. But keeping things weird can be used as more than a cheap publicity stunt...."
"...Part of the tired, poor, college-debt ridden, huddled masses looking to get a foot in the door at SXSW without breaking the bank? Never fear. SXSW offers its usual round of events free to the general public with a guest pass as well as some new festival phenomenon sure to get an eyebrow raise out of even the most curmudgeonly and disgruntled of Austinites...."
"...That being said, we know a lot of our readers skip all that to go straight to our listings, to find out about what's going on in this vibrant town – and there is a lot going on. To further assist the general public in finding out about the hottest happenings in town we have launched our new Chron Events department, which will focus on bringing you a simple and thorough portal to everything Austin: live music, comedy, theatre, art, movies, queer events, contests, photo galleries, and where to get the best margaritas, burgers, barbecue, pizza, and brews in town..."
"...Here are some great events happening this July for cooling off, kicking back, and taking full advantage of those long summer nights...."
"...Citizen, we can’t even. Comedy! Theatre! Dance! Visual arts! Literary events! So many things happening in this town that it just about galvanizes a person’s ever-encroaching FOMO...."
"...But these chilly, gray days aren’t getting us down. Instead, we’ve pulled out our planners to pencil – or Sharpie – in some fabulous queer events looming on 2018’s horizon...."
"...April showers bring lots of wildflowers and mean the beginning of the festival season in Texas. If you haven’t yet attended one of these iconic events, don’t wait another year...."
"...Austin’s largest independent concert promotions company, Transmission Events, has been sold to minority investor Stratus Properties, who now own 100% of Transmission and Fun Fun Fun Fest. Meanwhile, Transmission co-founder and booker Graham Williams has launched his own booking company: Margin Walker Presents...."
"...The Texas weather is surprisingly pleasant (for now, anyway), making May a wonderful time to get out and enjoy these events...."
"...November is the most special month of the year in our neck of the woods. The breeze is crisp and the events are hot..."
"...When most Americans think of Sports Mega-Events (SMEs) like the Olympics or the World Cup, we think of the tremendous feats of athletic accomplishment and the opportunity to compete against, and learn more about, other cultures...."
"...A spreadsheet provided by the city lists some 196 “Major Events," with about a quarter of them being multiday. There's a total of over 400 days' worth of events in all, and there's at least one major event going on every weekend of the year – ranging from ACL Fest to the Zman Challenge, from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan..."
"...October is everyone's favorite month for events here in the River City, and it really isn't hard to understand why. The weather begins to moderate, making it possible to actually enjoy being outdoors, and the annual cash infusion from the new student population begins circulating in the local economy..."
"...Having trouble planning out the rest of your month? Have no fear, Chronicle is here! We’ve handpicked our top ten events for you for the rest of September, enjoy!..."
"...We've got four events that let you game all weekend and still manage to socialize, raise money for a good cause, and maybe learn a new skill or two...."
"...The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn., recognizes the importance of Austin’s Armadillo World Headquarters and Redneck Rock with a new exhibit “Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring '70s.” Along with memorabilia and artifacts that tell the story of the Cosmic Cowboys there will be special concerts, films, and programs highlighting the people and events that put Austin music on the map. In a side note: The late Johnny Gimble – fiddler extraordinaire, native Texan, and sometime Austin resident – is one of the 2018 inductees in the Hall of Fame that also includes Dottie West and Ricky Skaggs..."
"...The first-time festival includes exhibits, performances, and experimentation. Many of the events are appropriate for all ages and are free..."
"...This shift in purpose and prominence underlines a decline in large-scale, free, unofficial events occurring during SXSW...."
"...However, as both publisher of the Chronicle and a co-director of SXSW, I feel compelled to break this code of self-censorship, to address two ludicrous pieces that ran in the Austin American-Statesman this week – first a news story and then an editorial – both riddled with inaccuracies that are misleading to the public and potentially to civic leaders. In the interest of furthering an educated discussion on SXSW and Special Events in general – as the city is valiantly attempting to do, in a process SXSW wholeheartedly supports – here are a couple of basic points people should understand:..."
"...The meteor show is expected to peak in the northeast sky right before dawn on April 22. http://earthsky.org/?p=158735. Other April Events:..."
"...So you think you’re a pinball wizard? Try your hand at more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco, March 16-18. One of the largest such events in the U.S., the Texas conference brings electronic and mechanical games together from around the world, plus an appearance by “The Incredible Hulk” himself – Lou Ferrigno..."
"...Dec. 17, Landmark Inn State Historic Site, Castroville, 830/931-2133, www.thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/events/5534 [image-1]..."
"...Another thing that New Orleans and San Antonio have in common is that they are both celebrating their 300th anniversary in 2018. Each city will be commemorating the year with special events..."
"...April 24-26. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd..."
"...Every year, the battle cry for high school athletes across the state is "Austin or bust!" That's because in every sport except football – as well as in many academic, theatrical, and music events – the University Interscholastic League annually holds its championship competitions in the Austin area, often on the University of Texas campus...."
"...About 120 running, cycling, or triathlon events -- more than two a week -- take place in the city limits each year. Most of them benefit charity, and local nonprofits depend on them heavily for fundraising..."
"...Tips for grape stomping: Most wineries require a reservation to participate, wear slip-on shoes or sandals, bring bug spray, dress to get sweaty and dirty, and be prepared to have a really good time. Check out the grape stomping events at these wineries:..."
"...August ended with a slosh as Tropical Storm Harvey spun ashore at Corpus Christi and Rockport. The following events were compiled before the storm made landfall..."
"...Every year the national and state parks in Stonewall and Johnson City hold special events to commemorate LBJ’s birthday. On the 109th anniversary of President Lyndon B..."
"...Speaking of Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year with special events, music, brews, and a Rock Paper Scissors tournament on June 9-11. Find out more at www.saintarnold.com...."
"...Start at Container Bar then make your way to Clive and Bar 96. Who knows? By the end of the night you may even find a new love. Want more Valentine’s Day options? Click here for more fun and exciting events in Austin this weekend...."
"...May 14, 2002: First contract signed for construction of the East Williamson County Special Events Center...."
"...4) Not always a lot of dance events going on in Austin, are there? Especially since that Jennifer Sherburn’s 11:11 came to an end – and the choreographer is working on her new projects in (shhhhh!) secret. But, you know what they say about how good things often come in threes? This lucky weekend’s got new performances from Shen Jun Movement Effect, a film screening from the Stephanie Patrick Dance Company, and the annual showcase of Chaddick Dance Theater...."
"...3) Speaking of world-class art events, the Blanton Museum’s opening Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin edifice this Sunday at noon. That’s the big white building that, with its stained-glass arrangements like intentional shards from some rainbow embedded in the architecture, could serve as a polychrome “So, nyaaaaah!” to Houston’s Rothko Chapel..."
"...One of the most famous festivals in Texas takes over downtown Galveston with an English accent. Dickens on the Strand offers a lineup of special events, parades, and music..."
"...Nov. 12, Round Up Pavilion Hall, LaGrange, www.texasdancehall.org/special-events..."
"...$300 ($275, members). www.foodwaystexas.com/events/symposium...."
"...Each year, since 2011, since the current crop of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation board members have been at this game, Austin Pride has ramped up the ante with more acts, more events, more more, more, and more. The quality has matched the quantity, too, with last year's expanded and remapped parade route, with extra fun and frolic and the fest proper, and with bands and entertainers that scour a variety of interests and genres..."
"...The daytime event Friday takes place on the UT campus; the film screening Friday night and all Saturday sessions will be at the Carver Cultural Center. All events are free and open to the public..."
"...1) The ninth annual Austin Sketch Fest reaches its comedy apotheosis this weekend, with all manner of local and visiting performers and events bringing the laughs at ColdTowne and the Fallout Theater – and there’s even a Spider House show or two. Of course there’s a wealth of pro-level antics also going on elsewhere in town at the same time – hell, that Chris Tellez is rocking the Velveeta Room stage on Friday and Saturday nights, and Courtney Hopkin’s Sexy Future Space Lady continues lasering up the ol' matmos at The Hideout – but, we mean, c’mon: The Austin..."
"...Part of the tired, poor, college-debt ridden, huddled masses looking to get a foot in the door at SXSW without breaking the bank with a badge? Never fear. SXSW offers its usual round of events free to the general public with a guest pass as well as some new festival phenomena sure to get an eyebrow raise out of even the most curmudgeonly and disgruntled of Austinites...."
"...Since 1960, the descendants of these early pioneers have called Scottish Texans to their village to celebrate the annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games. The largest gathering of the clans in Texas honors the traditions and history of Scotland over three days with bagpipe and drum bands, sporting events, dancing, music, and food..."
"...The oldest and largest celebration in Texas leading up to Lent has something for everybody. Mardi Gras in Galveston means traditional balls and parades as well as family-friendly events like the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux pet parade..."
"...15. Don’t be late; you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of the 30th anniversary celebration of one of the most colorful free events in the state..."