Austin Insider Blog

This blog, written and curated by Visit Austin staff, shares the things that visitors love and locals can't get enough of.

Interview: John Smith, Alamo Drafthouse

It's back!South Lamar Alamo Drafthouseand Highball re-opened under one roof in August after an 18-month renovation, and it's definitely worth a look. Creative Manager John Smith took some time to tell us about what's new at the venue, what makes Alamo a great Austin attraction and some of his…

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Haunted Austin

If you're looking for a good ghost story, Austin has some ghoulish ones to tell. Many of Austin's paranormal experiences are not limited to All Hallows Eve, but can be enjoyed any time of year. Some people believe The Driskill Hotel is haunted. October brings a variety of Halloween-themed events…

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Austin Film Festival

October is almost upon us, and for movie lovers, that means the Austin Film Festival and Conference! Founded in 1993, Austin Film Festival was the first organization of its kind to focus on the…

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Hopfields, a Place to Sip & Graze

While Austin is full of seriously fantastic food in all cuisines, I keep returning to Hopfields, and am starting to have seriously warm and fuzzy feelings about it being my place to grab dinner or…

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HAAM Benefit Day 2014

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is hosting their 9 th annual HAAM Benefit Day on September 23, 2014. This Austin event, presented by Whole Foods Market, raises over one-third of HAAM's yearly…

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Austin Boardwalk Bazaar

This Wednesday, September 17, the Austin Music Foundation (AMF) celebrates the grand opening of their new Creative Media Center (CMC)at the Boardwalk Bazaar, a part of the newly opened South Shore…

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#SoLongSummer Fest

Summer may be over and kids are headed back to school, but that doesn't mean the live music fun has to stop. Austin Parks & Recreation will be hosting the first annual #SoLongSummer Fest, a music…

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