Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is famous for hosting large names on its small outdoor stage. | Photo via @thebackstagevoice.
The stars have spoken, and they said it’s time to enjoy more live music from your astrologically correct venue. We’ve hand-picked the following locations based on where each sign would feel most at home.
♏️ Scorpio:Emo’s Austin | October 23-November 22 Like the humble Scorpio, Emo’s contains multitudes. Between the name and the darkened interior, Emo’s makes a Scorpio feel right at home. As a proud Scorpio, City Editor Figi likes that Emo’s stage can be seen easily from nearly any angle and the venue has ample space, ensuring no one feel crowded.
♐️ Sagittarius:Germania Insurance Amphitheater | November 22–December 21 If a Sagittarius loves anything, it’s an array of options, and Germania Insurance Amphitheater has options to go around. Between close-up seating, a lawn to sprawl on, carnival games, and fair food, there is plenty for a Sagittarius to get up to during a concert in Circuit of the Americas plaza.
♑️ Capricorn:Cheer Up Charlie’s | December 21–January 20 Even a sign as serious and responsible as you, Capricorn, needs to take a break. And what better place than the colorful and whimsical Cheer Up Charlie’s? Let this outdoor bar, stage, market, and hangout take care of everything for a minute while you relax to some local tunes.
♒️ Aquarius:ACL Live at the Moody Theater | January 19–February 18 Expect the unexpected from both the Moody Theater and an Aquarius, who will enjoy the venue’s accessibility, options for seating or standing room, multiple bars, and proximity to downtown nightlife. You know, for the after party.
Peppermint Parkway | Monday, Nov. 21-Friday, Dec. 30 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. | $40+ | Drive through a winter wonderland with over six million lights and drop off your letter to Santa.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Bad People | Tuesday, Nov. 22 | 8-10 p.m. | The Ballroom at Spider House, 2906 Fruth St. | $20 | Hosted by Avery Hutto and Sam Prickett, Bad People is a good show featuring some of the baddest comics in the game.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
The Copa Kings | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Parker Jazz Club, 117 W. 4th St. | $20 | This local band strives to “breathe new life into some of the great jazz standards of the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s.”
TOM HANKSgiving | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 6-10 p.m. | Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace | Free | Come dressed in your best Tom Hanks-inspired look for this event, featuring themed trivia and a costume contest.
William Harries Graham + Jon Dee Graham | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 9:30 p.m. | The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. | $10 | Catch father and son musicians William Harries Graham, followed by Jon Dee Graham, before The Push and Shove takes the stage at midnight. This event is 21+ only.
Thursday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Dinner Summer House on Music Lane | Thursday, Nov. 24 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Summer House on Music Lane, 1101 Music Ln. | $75 | Reserve your spot for a three-course prix fixe menu, featuring comforting smoked turkey + pistachio cherry cake.
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An East Austin micro-housingapartment complex on 1812 E. Sixth St. topped out last week. With expected completion in summer of 2023, the complex features 60 apartments that range from 252-465 sqft. 🏗 (Austin Towers)
The new Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue hotel — located on 721 Congress Ave. — is gearing up to open on Wednesday, Feb. 1, after nearly threeyears of construction. The 31-story hotel is near both the Paramount and State theaters. (Austin Business Journal)
West Sixth Street has a new West Texas-themed bar, the Wiggle Room, open now at 612 Nueces St. In between sibling bars Beez Kneez and Cat’s Pajamas, the Wiggle Room is best known for its creative cocktails, snack mixes, and Frito pie. 🥃 (Eater Austin)
‘Tis the season for the annual Downtown Holiday Stroll to return on Tuesday, Dec. 3. With live music from Superfónicos, caroling, local food and shops, and lighting the 45-foot Christmas Tree, the Holiday Stroll will benefit the Central Texas Food Bank this year. 🎁
Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuverisn’t going anywhere. The team announced yesterday that Stuver signed a contract to play through the 2025 season, with a club option for the 2026 season, after making more than 100 saves in 2022. (KXAN)
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Durham Smythe visited a number of animals, including Cupcake the puppy, at Austin Pets Alive! on Thursday, Nov. 17. | Photo by ATXtoday
Austin resident and Miami Dolphins tight end Durham Smythe has a game plan for local animals.
As part of the NFL’s annual “My Cause My Cleats” campaign — which allows players to represent a charity on custom cleats — Smythe will represent Austin Pets Alive!
A Central Texas native who stays in Austin during the off-season, Smythe said his reasoning for choosing APA! was twofold: he’s a lifetime animal lover, and watched the rescue organization work tirelessly to care for the critters during both Winter Storm Uri in 2021 and throughout the pandemic.
After wearing his APA! cleats for a Sunday, Dec. 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers, Smythe will auction them off at NFL Auction and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Austin Pets Alive!
Additionally, Smythe said he will match donations up to $10,000, and maybe even add some new furry friends to his family in the future. So cute.
Today’s issue was written by Figi.
Editor’s pick: I have a bone to pick with the Washington Post’s Best and Worst Airports of 2022 list — Austin ranked No. 26 for best midsize airport — which is far too low, in my opinion. WaPo didn’t take ecological impact into account, and Austin Bergstrom-International Airport is one of only two carbon neutral airports in North America.
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