High Noon 70th Anniversary | Wed., Aug. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $11 | Celebrate seven decades of the Western film at this showing. 🎥
Margarita Madness | Thurs., Aug. 4-Sun., Aug. 28 | 3-9 p.m. | Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Rd., Driftwood | $18+ | Desert Door’s bracket-style cocktail competition will rely on public vote to decide the distillery’s next Top Shelf Margarita recipe. 🍹
Friday Flicks – “Selena” | Fri., Aug. 5 | 7 p.m. | Moody Amphitheater | Free | Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “Selena” movie with a free screening of the 1997 film + live music by Bidi Bidi Banda.
Lake Travis water levels are dropping due to record heat this summer. The lake is currently at 53% of its full capacity, but boat tour company owners say hurricane season can increase water levels. (KVUE)
Longtime year-round costume shop Lucy in Disguise will close its doors on South Congress Avenue by the end of the year. The store has been serving Austinites for nearly 40 years. Starting Wed., Aug. 31, the shop will shift to a “purchase only” model, eliminating the option to rent costumes.
To keep up with growth, the City of Austin will allowtaller mixed-use buildings along major transit corridors. Before this change, buildings could only be a maximum height of 60 ft. Now, buildings can reach up to 90 ft. 🏢 (KVUE)
Registration for SXSW 2023 is now open. The festival is scheduled to take place next year from Fri., March 10–Sun., March 19. Badges start at $495. Learn more + register.🎟️
Austin Community College’s Board of Trustees recently approved the district’s 2022-2023 budget,and it includes a $20.8 million compensation package, which gives all employees a pay raise. The budget cycle will begin on Thurs., Sept. 1. 💰 (Austin Business Journal)
UT is investing $110 million into the Giant Magellan Telescope project, which will be the most powerful telescope on Earth upon completion. The telescope is expected to be in use by the end of the decade. 🔭 (UT News)
Austin is the No. 4 “buggiest city” in the US, according to home management app Thumbtack. Data came from users on the app requesting services such as pest control, pest inspection, and bed bug extermination. 🪲 (CultureMap Austin)
Egg Bomb, a Korean egg toast restaurant, is now open at 6808 N. Lamar Blvd. Try the Korean egg drop sandwiches Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 🥚(Eater Austin)
Austin Film Festivalwill honor “Moonlight” producer Dede Collins + Stephen Merchant, who created the original British version of “The Office.” Dede will receive the Polly Platt Award for Producing, and Stephen will receive the AFF’s Outstanding Television Writer Award. 🎞️ (Austin Chronicle)
Did you know Austin-Bergstrom International Airport could offer direct flights to Asia in 2023 or 2024? It’s believed the flight offering could boost tourism, corporate investment + travel efficiency for people and goods in the area. ✈️ (Austin Business Journal)
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