Going Out

Locals SXSW 2012

I remember joking about making a LOCAL badge in 2008. Finally someone really did it—good work, kids, good work. Click here to print the thing out, find out what the QR code says, and more. Three more Local-y things this week for SXSW: 1. Local Band Achachay! Plays a Billion Venues Thurs March 15th: Northeast by…

Aspen: LivAspenArt Loves Fashion Celebration: “Verbatim” 5-9pm

LivAspenArt is pleased to announce the Second Annual LivAspenArt Loves Fashion Celebration: “Verbatim”, a group exhibition featuring new work by my fabulous friend Carly Sewell, featured above! plus Matt Neuman, Shelly SafirMarolt, Mark Brendon Smith, and Stephanie Dodes & Marshall Korshak, with a special trunk show by Virgin, Saints & Angels, and a fashion show with Spring pieces from local favorite…

SXSW 2012

A funny thing has happened to SXSW, which I started to write about in last year’s SXSW wrap-up post: it has tipped. That is, it is no longer a little festival for the geeks of three respective industries, it’s a destination festival for an unheard-of combination of (startup) companies, corporations, and consumers (aka Spring Breakers). There’s…

Austin: Silent Cedar

In a town with a glut of live music, creativity can be hard to come by. But this is the first time I’ve ever heard of silent disco, where everyone wears headsets that host 3 different channels with 3 DJs playing simultaneously throughout the night … but if you take your headphones off, it’s totally silent. With…

Austin: New Year’s Eve

I won’t be in Austin for New Year’s, but as a last-minute planner myself, I thought some of you might appreciate this list of what’s the haps in Austin to ring in 2012. So weird that it’s already 2012, right? New Year’s Eve Eve with Achachay! Get your tickets online at Frontgate tickets right now. $8. The…

Aspen: Finnbar’s

When you’re abroad, as an American, about the first thing you look for is the Irish pub. It’s where you’ll find all the other American tourists … but also the friendliest locals. Finally, Aspen has its own Irish pub in the newly-opened Finbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen. With lots of strategically-placed big screens, plenty of…

Austin: Skate It Up

Austin’s lakes and ponds will probably never freeze in order to get that whole wintery skating thing going on (in contrast to Aspen, where it is TEN degrees as I type this), so we have to build rinks specifically for that purpose. The downtown Whole Foods started the trend a few years ago (and has…