Destination Austin (and Willie!) this 4th of July

by Britni Rachal on June 24, 2019

The Lone Star State’s favorite red headed stranger is at it again. Texas’ most beloved son, Willie Nelson, is holding his fourth annual 4th of July Picnic at Circuit of the Americas, making Austin a...

Austin Playhouse’s “The Book of Will”: The Men Who Saved Shakespeare

by Lisa Davis on June 20, 2019

It’s hard to imagine a world without the renowned plays, the illustrious sayings or the eloquent quotes of William Shakespeare but, at one time, this unfathomable possibility was headed towards reality had it not been...

Summer Family Fun with the Kids, Texas-Style

by Marika Flatt and Cullen Parker on June 14, 2019

Things are heating up around Texas! With the kids out of school, summer vacation is the perfect time to explore our great state and get in some much-needed relaxation. Here are our top picks for...

Texas Essentials: Dave Steakley, Zach Theatre’s Beloved Artistic Director

by Lisa Davis on June 5, 2019

How do you hang on to the soul of an icon in a city that is booming beyond belief? That's the daily challenge for Dave Steakley. A native of Grandview, Texas, Steakley first came to...

Brews & Much More For All at the Hill Country’s Newest Beer Fest

by Brian Maass on June 3, 2019

Located in the middle of the destination-rich Texas Hill Country wine trail, you will find a new and worthy addition to the much lauded neighborhood: Vista Brewing. Established in April 2018, Vista has quickly become...

Who Needs New York, London or Paris When You Can See Hamilton in Austin, Texas?

by Julie Tereshchuk on May 30, 2019

I love Mary Poppins. So, when I heard a remake of the classic movie was in the works, I wondered why. How could anyone improve on the 1964 film? Then I heard Lin-Manuel Miranda had...

Hamilton Finally Comes to Austin, Texas

by Marika Flatt and Selena Swartzfager on May 22, 2019

With worldwide fans and nearly 800,000 followers on Twitter, and about the same on Facebook, Hamilton, the Broadway phenom, needs no introduction. (By the way, you can find trending hashtags for #Hamilmoms, #Hamilkids and #Hamilgrads...

Pease Park, Austin’s Historic and Most Iconic Natural Treasure

by Lisa Davis on May 20, 2019

As one the oldest parks in Texas, iconic Pease Park has been a forested oasis in Austin since 1875. Known for hosting the eclectic annual Eeyore’s Birthday Party since the 1970s, Pease Park sits on...

Kate Gilman Williams Proves Advocacy Has No Age Limit

by Lisa Davis on May 16, 2019

What happens when a 9-year-old girl meets a professional guide while on safari in South Africa? They turn intercontinental emails into a book that encourages a new generation to advocate for animals around the world!...