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.
♊︎ 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.
♎️ 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.
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.
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.
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.