Plus, a playlist of Primo the Alien's favorite local artists.
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88º | Mostly sunny | 11% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:30 a.m. | Sunset 8:27 p.m.
💫 It’s a sign
The horses in the Littlefield Fountain shown from the side.
The Littlefield Fountain is a World War I memorial monument that mark’s UT’s South Mall. | Photo by @atxweatherman
Your newest horoscope is here, and this time its predicting a trip to one of Austin’s famous landmarks.

We’ve hand-picked these landmarks based on where we feel each sign would most enjoy a relaxing weekend. Don’t forget to check your sun, moon, and rising signs for a fully rounded, tourable horoscope.

The Driskill, as seen from the street

The Driskill hotel has been serving Austinites for more than 130 years.


Photo by @where_is_brandy

♊︎ Gemini: The Driskill | May 20–June 21
It takes two — or just one Gemini — to appreciate the both the historical significance and present-day cultural relevance of the oldest operating hotel in Austin.

♋️ Cancer: Barton Springs Pool | June 21–July 22
For the Cancer searching for a home away from home, look no further than Barton Springs Pool, one of the “crown jewels” of Austin that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

♌️ Leo: Littlefield Fountain | July 22–August 22
Like the dazzling Leo, the Littlefield Fountain is used to being the center of attention, and always looks great in photos.

♍️ Virgo: Mount Bonnell | August 22–September 22
A sensible place for a sensible sign, Mount Bonnell is a foolproof spot to take a visitor in town and a time-honored Austin attraction.

♎️ Libra: Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail | September 22-October 23
The possibilities along the Ann and Roy Butler Trail are endless, which can either be a good or bad thing for this indecisive sign. However, once they hit the lush trail, Libras will melt with ease.

A view of the Congress Avenue Bridge from the Statesman Bat Obervation Center

The Statesman Bat Observation Center features a grassy hill perfect for picnic blankets.


Photo by ATXtoday

♏️ Scorpio: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge | October 23-November 22
Like the calculating Scorpio, Austin’s Mexican free-tailed bats living inside the Congress Avenue Bridge come out at night. See the bats for yourself from late March through early fall around dusk.
Thursday, May 25
  • Hot Luck Festival | Thursday, May 25-Sunday, May 28 | Times vary | Multiple locations | $150-$500 | This foodie festival brings together James Beard Award–winner Aaron Franklin’s favorite chefs and musicians nationwide.
Friday, May 26
  • Kountry Wayne | Friday, May 26 | 7:30 p.m. | ACL Live, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin | $39-$59 | Wayne has previously been named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch.
Saturday, May 27
  • Gus Garcia Mural Unveiling Ceremony | Saturday, May 27 | 9 a.m. | Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln., Austin | Free | Celebrate former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia at this mural unveiling.
  • Is this a Danger Noodle? | Saturday, May 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephen F. Austin State Park, Park Rd. 38, San Felipe | Free | Join Ranger Vinnie for a presentation on venomous and non-venomous snakes in the park.
  • The Selena Sing-a-long Show | Saturday, May 27 | 7 p.m. | Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin | $12-$18 | Join in on an improvised jukebox musical for all to sing along to.
Sunday, May 28
  • The Aquadolls | Sunday, May 28 | 7-11:59 p.m. | Mohawk Austin, 912 Red River St., Austin | $15 | See this girl-band trio live and in color.
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👀 Trivia time: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen?
Can you guess what’s “clean” vs. “dirty?” | Photos via Athletic Greens and public use
Spring + summer = fresh produce seasons — so you need to know which fruits and veggies are pesticide heavy (vs. more on the clean side).
  • Kale: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
  • Papaya: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
  • Tomatoes: Dirty Dozen or Clean Fifteen? Find out.
Know exactly what you’re putting into your body by incorporating AG1 into your diet (bonus: there’s a special offer available now).*
News Notes
  • The city is on the hunt for an engineering firm to design an Austin Convention Center expansion project that would double the current rentable space. Construction is projected to be from 2025 to 2029, meaning there would be four years without it hosting conventions. (KXAN)
  • The long-awaited south Austin food hall St. Elmo Public Market is up for sale, and all but one of the signed vendors have dropped out of the development. The finished, yet empty, building has been for sale for $22.5 million since July 2022. (Eater Austin)
  • Head to the second star to the right, and straight on till morning to get to Neverland, an immersive Peter Pan pop-up cocktail experience. Guests will be able to climb aboard the Jolly Roger from Wednesday, Sept. 6-Sunday, Sept. 17 — tickets start at $47.
Try This
  • Treat yourself to a historic staycation by “Keeping Up With the Johnsons” — Lyndon Baines and Lady Bird Johnson, that is — a collaboration between The Driskill and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The summer package includes tickets to the center, the LBJ Presidential Library, and cocktails for two at the Driskill Bar. Learn more.
  • Williamson County’s emergency management department will upgrade its flood mapping capabilities using the FloodMapp system to provide real-time updates. Once the system is incorporated with WarnCentralTexas, it will be able to predict which areas could be hit hardest in the event of a flood. (KXAN)
  • I do say, Boris Johnson made a stop in the Capital City yesterday. The former UK prime minister met with Gov. Greg Abbott about support for Ukraine, according to Politico.
  • In yesterday’s newsletter, we incorrectly said applications for the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant closed on June 2. Good news y’all — the application for the $10,000-$75,000 grant is actually open until Tuesday, June 27.
👽 Playing Primo on repeat
Primo stands behind a statue, holding the same pose.
Primo the Alien’s newest song, “More Love,” is out on streaming platforms now. | Photo via Juice Consulting
The new Primo the Alien bop just dropped.

In celebration of Austin-based artist Primo the Alien’s upcoming EP “We All Hate Ourselves Sometimes,” and brand new song “More Love,” we’re getting our groove on.

We sat down with the “time-traveling popstar” earlier this month, and she shared some of her favorite local artists:
Check out this playlist we made with Primo’s recommendations, or one of our other local artist’s favorites.
Who is your favorite Austin-based band or artist?

Let us know, and you might see them in an upcoming newsletter.
The Wrap
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From the editor
City Editor London and I enjoyed a dinner last night at Daiboku, a new sister restaurant of Sazan Ramen at 609 W. 29th St. FYI, all the bowls on the menu can be made vegan.
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