Brief #32


@franklinbbq


Holiday Event Guide

Chi’Lantro was on Shark Tank

Where to shop small and local for the holidays

New book highlights the stories behind 100 of Austin’s best musicians - release party tonight @ ABGB 6-9

Stevie Nicks added an Austin stop

Some other Holiday Light Trails - ya know, if the Trail of Lights crowds are too much


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Brief #31


@sosfesttx & @chadwadsworth_atx


Watch parties for election day 2016

50th Trail of Lights load-in underway at Zilker

Check out Austin’s first Design Week

Sound on Sound Fest Recap

Austin’s best independent bookstores

Super Briefs: Snack Bar’s last day was last Sunday :( * The beautiful Eberly opened


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Brief #30


@johnr.rogers


Upcoming festival calendar & list

Austin Museum Day

Oktoberfest in Austin

First-ever top Texans under 30

SXSW 2017 sneak peek

Our first Urban Whiskey Distillery

Vinyl Split - for local music and vinyl fans


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Brief #29


@yariparsons


Castle Hill graffiti wall looking for a new location

Oskar Blues is officially open

First glimpse at three local Austin films

New Clockwork Orange Bar opening

3 new south austin hangouts for the “classic Austin” vibe

We have a 24/7 cupcake ATM?

Rainy day activities: Listen to some Blues and Jazz * All ze bowling * Pinballz


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Brief #28


@atxcarlos_h_photography


First round of SXSW speakers unveiled for 2017

ACL Live taping of Cyndi Lauper announced

Matthew McConaughey teaching at UT

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lady Bird Lake Water Rentals

Another creative & community space opening this winter

Long Center Presents 2016-2017 Season details

Super Briefs: Uber & Lyft saying hi * Favor expanding local area * A new park


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Brief #27

Fun Fun Fun Fest creator announces Sound on Sound Fest

New rock gym on South Congress(Crux)

7 ways to get involved and give back this summer

A drive through Austin(back in ‘96)

Summer activities: Blues on the Green * Unplugged at the Grove * Sound & Cinema

Super Briefs: (512) Brewing Co. opening a tasting room * Dolly Parton coming to Austin * Pour House finds a new home * Summer restaurant openings


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Brief #26


@cvsherman


Solstice Festival is coming up

Craft at CRAFT with open hours and workshops

Support the new Austin Culinary Food Center Kickstarter

Visit the classic Austin establishments

Snooze is officially open on S. Lamar

Super Briefs: Last X Games Austin this weekend * Austin Skeeball’s 20th Skeeson kicks off


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Brief #25


@nautical_nates


Loving the ACL lineup this year - Sept. 30-Oct. 2 & Oct. 7-9

Stuff your face at the new revolving sushi bar - Our first one?

The Paramount announced their summer classic film series - Purple Rain, Labyrinth, Space Jam and a bunch more

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic tickets on sale

Delicious bowls for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Transmission Events(FFF & various major venues) purchased - Excited to see what Graham does with the new business

Super Briefs: Bat Tuesday Sunset Cruise * Lyft & Uber are out of Austin * Detailed interactive park/trail map


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Brief #24

Blues On The Green 2016 Line-Up

Support the ACL documentary Kickstarter campaign

Maker Faire Austin is coming up

Austin’s best rock climbing gyms

May Food and Drink Events

By-the-hour design service for your home in Austin

Super Briefs: The All Right Show * 24 New Restaurants * Inside Broken Spoke * Tastemaker Awards


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Brief #23

Austin’s first tiny house village is open

Top music for the rest of the month

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is this weekend

Austin’s beer scene for 2016

The remaining crawfish boils for April

Small Business Festival

Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic

The Scoot Inn’s 2nd-Annual Lumberjack Off

Super Briefs: Vulcan south re-opening * Buenos Aires Cafe opening a Speakeasy * Snooze is opening soon


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April 2016 Austin Crawfish Boils

4/1 Friday - 4pm - St Roch’s
4/3 Sunday - 1pm - Rattle Inn - 2lb. portions. Pre-purchase available.
4/3 Sunday - Whislers - Delicious drinks, live music.
4/3 Sunday - 1-5pm - Infamous Brewery
4/9 Saturday - 1-6pm - The Goodnight
4/9 Saturday - 1-10pm - Whip in
4/16 Saturday - 12pm - Uncle Billy’s
4/23 Saturday - Swamp thing festival - 7k pounds, a lot of live music. Sounds like a cluster.
4/23 Saturday - 5:30-10:10pm - LoneStar Crawfish Festival @ Stubb’s - Pat Green & Blue Water Highway Band
4/24 Sunday - 3:30-7:30pm - Crawfish & Croquet @ Fiesta Gardens


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Brief #22

Hopefully everyone survived SXSW, back to the normal schedule.

Woah, great selection for the Movies in the Park Series this season - Bueller, Sandlot! & other classics.

Tickets for the very last X Games Austin are now available - Including Blink-182, G-Eazy.

A New Horror Barbecue Resort Will Be Based Off ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ - Sounds juicy.

Beautiful New Creative Complex Is Emerging in East Austin

AISD Teacher of the Year Brings Mindfulness to Classrooms

Hamilton Pool Moving To Reservation System

Oh, I’ve also re-branded as ‘The ATX Brief’ since it’s a brief newsletter about Austin :) Hopefully the name makes a bit more sense than ATXup(who would pick a name like that??).


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Brief #21

SXSW Film Drops First Round of Titles

Austin’s David Bowie Street

Thai Fresh Joins the No Tipping Train in Austin

Antone’s is Open Again Downtown!

Original Hoffbrau Steakhouse Will Open Rustic Tap Next Month

The Best Dive Bars in Austin

Where the Wild Things Are Coming to the Long Center


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Brief #20

Trail of Lights opened last night!

There’s still a few spots left for the 17 hour Star Wars marathon at Alamo

The Book of Mormon opened yesterday

A guide to Austin’s brewery tours

We’re getting a public market!

The local Austin gift guide

You should go to the winter light show at Mozart’s


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Brief #19

ACL announces Season 41 broadcast schedule

I’ll see you at the first ever Lone Star Beer - Texas Heritage Festival - Celebrate all things Texas, ya’ll.

Why not catch a boutique drive-in movie while it’s still cool at night?

Upcoming restaurant openings, for the foodies of course

The new Violet Crown Trail is FINALLY open


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Brief #18

Taco Journalism Launches Taco Tour

Wipeout Run planned for Austin

Blue Bell will be up and running again before you know it

Some local Texas flavored brands

Bill Murray movie series at Easy Tiger


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Brief #17

Top brunch spots

Bluebonnet Beer Company now open

The Legend of Zelda concert is this weekend

Rainy day bars & an overall good bar list

We have so many parks downtown, find a new one

Austin is America’s next great food town


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Brief #16

Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K is coming up

Movies in the park - Tremors, The Incredibles, 180 Degrees South or Dazed and Confused, Clueless, Hard Target, Sleepless in Seattle

Vintage Market Days this weekend

Barton Springs is open again, yay.

Fragile Rock, Austin’s Emo Puppet Band

Solstice Festival is back in Austin

Jurassic Park themed gallery at Mondo


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Brief #15

Exciting Fun Fun Fun Fest Lineup announced - The Bill Nye announcement video, full of taco science.

Looking for ways to help out with the flood? - There was so much water everywhere, omg.

Austin’s getting a Nirvana exhibit

Help out the homeless and crash at their new B&B

Blues on the Green and Sound & Cinema are coming up


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Brief #14

Limited edition ACL live posters up for sale

Head to Cap City Comedy Club for a good laugh

Turns out we’ll be getting two Snooze locations

Easy weekend getaways close to Austin

McConaughey’s commencement speech, 13 lessons


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Brief #13

You mean you haven’t been to a backyard story night yet??

Mini Maker Faire is this weekend

New plans for Lady Bird Lake

So you think you can spell?

Paramount’s summer movie series

A look behind Shake Shack with the creators


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Brief #12

You need to go on the Radiolab Austin Detour

Trader Joe’s downtown opened today

The full Austin festival calendar

Hops & Grain’s new coffee shop opens today

Historic home tour(as in the castle) this weekend

Zilker brewery and taproom open on the east side


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Brief #11

Major League Bocce registration is open

3 A.M. Whataburger Confessions from Austin Chefs

Amazon Prime “Now” just expanded to Austin

Franklin’s has a new TV show on PBS

Moontower Comedy Festival is coming up

Fun fact: P. Terry’s goes through 63,500 pounds of potatoes per week. source


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Brief #10

Unplugged at the Grove schedule released

25 classic Austin restaurants

Alamo Drafthouse upgrades

New Taco Journalism book coming out

Thundercloud subs for $2 this month

Eeyore’s Birthday is coming up


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Brief #9

Monthly Austin subscription box - Delicious locally made items curated and sent to you once a month.

Willie Nelson & Jimmy Kimmel say farewell - Some great local flavor laughs.

Great collection of Austin aerial shots - Follow @cvsherman on Instagram for more.

We’re getting a Voodoo Doughnut shop - The Portland based donut shop will be opening a new location in Austin.

The Complete Greenbelt Guide - Perfect weather to get out and go hiking now.

Austin Television Festival - Almost sold out but it looks like they’ll have some great premieres and some notable guests in attendance.

Interview with the owners of Patika - The story behind their first brick-and-mortar.


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Brief #8

Guide to bat season - Ever have questions about the bats? It’s all in here.

ATX Photo & Food walk - Fun time to walk around the city too, quite a bit of fun and activity going on.

10 sweet Austin Instagram accounts

SXSW

Parties with free drinks - mmm, free.

Wyclef Jean & Snoop announced as headlining music keynotes

Lyft & Google headlining Interactive - Congrats to Lyft on the airport contract too.

Mark Duplass, RZA & more headlining Film

Live stream of SXSW with SXSW On - Some really cool programs in here, excited to see this out here.

Surviving SXSW

Free & Unofficial SXSW

Documentaries @ SXSW

Vertical Cinema debuting at SXSW - How tall is that screen??


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Brief #7

Official City of Austin SXSW permit list - Well this makes finding parties incredibly easy.

Texas bill filed to legalize marijuana? - Oddly enough, in the name of the lord. “Everything that God made is good, even marijuana”.

Antone’s returning for SXSW - woot, it’ll be great to have this venue back downtown.

Great collection of Austin murals - Highlights a bunch of great local mural artwork.

#besomebody - Your favorite local marketer. The parody video is fantastic, thanks Austin High.

It’s always a good time to get into vinyl - Great highlight of local shops and reasons to own vinyl.

Local stand-up comedian spotlight piece - Part of the Stag! comedy group and working on a comedy album.


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Brief #6

Zilker Kite Festival! - Kites in trees and hitting you in the head, yay. But seriously, it’s fun.

1959 aerial photo of Austin - There used to be a baseball field by Butler Park?

Travis county first to issue same-sex marriage in Texas - Yay for Austin and equality!

Willie Nelson movie starts filming next month - Excited for Willie, he has a great story to tell.

Sundance is coming to Austin? - Free, mini sundance, nifty.

Better Call Saul screenings at the North Door - Their website is great.

The Cathedral of Junk mini doc - If you’re not familiar with it, interesting little documentary and tour.


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Brief #5

13th Floor Elevators reunion show in Austin - It’ll be a good year to be at Psych Fest.

Unlimited live music subscription service expands to Austin - Subscription based concert tickets, great way to see more music.

Local label will have a music showcase during SXSW - Another way to keep it local during SXSW. Also, the full music schedule for SXSW is live.

Oldest bar in Austin looking for new owners - Scholz Garden looking to hand over the reins.

Great video work of downtown Austin - Follow the pro BMXer Chase Hawk around town.


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Brief #4

5 new spots opening on the eastside - coffee, food, beer, and more.

Congrats Alamo on beating Oprah - shh, don’t talk

Free cheese week by Antonelli’s - Only a few days left, the last day is Friday.

World of Beer opening in Austin - 500 bottled beers and 50 taps.

New Horseshoe Lounge location and closing party

Another proposed “Pocket Patio” - Really like these European style patios.

Seasonal veggies to plant right now - Get that garden going.


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Brief #3

Holy craft beer, get excited for all of the new breweries

All of the delicious new restaurants opening in 2015

Short film - The Hardest Part - Great use of the Bastrop fires, via reddit

Notable Austin music labels

Handy tool for finding campsites around Austin

Celebrating 100 years at the Paramount

Older promotional video of ACL has some great shots of Austin

Casa Brasil & the Up and Down Tour


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Brief #2

Austin’s getting a cat cafe - Yah, keep it weird

Untapped - craft beer and indie music - 65+ brewers, 200+ beers, and great music

Summer X Games lineup announced - It’s back for round two, music lineup is a bit interesting…

The new Chi’lantro brick & Mortar is open - 200 square feet of deliciousness, treat yo self.

Austin Oyster Festival is coming up - 3rd annual deliciousness

Sawyer and Co. going in the old Arkie’s Grill - A little history of Arkie’s and Sawyer’s tribute to Arkie’s.

Moontower fest lineup announced - Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes, and more.

Infographic about why everyone is moving to Austin - A lot of interesting data lovingly compiled into a useful infographic

15 minute podcast about the history of the moontowers - Really interesting background about the moontowers, via Reddit


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Brief #1

Welcome to the weekly ATXup newsletter, a condensed weekly newsletter without a bunch of fluff.

Ramen Tatsu-Ya is opening their second location on South Lamar - Just as delicious and more seating.

SXSW Music Wristbands go on Sale tomorrow - Great deal but these go really fast.

City council holding town hall tomorrow on improving public enagement - If you can’t make it, you can always stream it at atxn.tv

We’re getting a Hyperloop! - No details on where yet but thanks Elon!

Austin based healthy lifestyle companies - Local companies to support when you’re being a bit more health conscious.

2nd Annual Austin Bacon and Beer Festival - mmm, delicious.

Discussions starting around a subway system in Austin - I’m still a fan of Frog’s proposal.


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