419 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 480 9373
Centrally located in downtown Austin, this museum features works that have a connection to Mexico and Latin America. Exhibits range from art to theater. The permanent collection includes artifacts and photographs relating to Mexican-American culture. Recent exhibits include photographs from the 1910 Mexican Revolution and other works by Mexican artists. Guest artists and performers tackle contemporary issues such as ethnicity, religion and politics. A small gift shop carrying books, artwork and handmade imports is located near the entrance.
1100 Congress Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 463 0063
The slogan states that "
"everything is bigger in Texas, and if you look at its capitol, the phrase rings true. Standing a stately 309 feet (94 meters) and modeled after the nation's Capitol in Washington D.C., the Texas State Capitol owns the distinction of being the nation's tallest capitol building. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers and constructed using red granite, the capitol took more than seven years to complete. It was finished in 1888, at a total cost of more than three million dollars, an extravagant price even by today's standards. The perfectly landscaped grounds reflect the languid pace of life under the Texas sun, inviting you for a quiet stroll or a lazy day under a tree.
214 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 479 0474
This is an intimate venue for those with sophisticated taste. From jazz to house, from acid rock to rap, from shoegaze to dub, the Parish Room runs the musical gamut. Touring acts such as Smog, Guided By Voices, Autechre and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have graced the stage here. Texas artists Sub Oslo, Lift To Experience, Explosions in the Sky, the Swells and more have also played here. This is the ultimate haven for music lovers and party animals.
713 Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 472 5470
A little bit of the Great White Way can be found deep in the heart of Texas. Like the movie studio which shares its name, this theater is grandiose and ambitious with 1250 seats available to host an estimated 160,000 people a year. The calendar features both visiting and local stage productions of musicals and dramatic plays, one-person acts, orchestral performances, children's shows, revivals of great old movies and (because this is Austin) the occasional visiting live-music act. A horn of plenty for theater, music and entertainment fans.
409 East Fifth Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 472 1903
Short story writer William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry, lived in this home for three years while he spent time in Austin. It was constructed in 1891 and is filled with rare books, O. Henry's writing desk, original furniture, photographs, personal belongings and the chairs that brought The Gift of the Magi to life. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of this home and its famous occupant. The home has been moved twice since from its original location at 308 East Fourth Street. It now features a gift shop with books, videotapes and more. The museum offers writing clubs for Austin children and sponsors many local events such as the Victorian Christmas celebration and the "O. Henry Pun-Off." Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
913 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702 +1 512 476 3669
Domy's Books has more than just books. The shop contains a collection of videos, magazines and periodicals that are all geared towards getting your creative juices flowing. They also host exhibitions and events that bring various art mediums together, making Domy's a one-stop-shop for artistic travelers who are looking for some inspiration.
Formerly home to Black & Tan and Rusty Spurs, this venue is available for live music and special events. The popular South By Southwest Festival (SXSW) has hosted performances and parties at this stylish location, which sets the stage for a great night out on the town. There's a small outdoor area where you can catch your breath before heading back in for more entertainment.
106 East 8th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 391 0999
Austin Details Art + Photo promotes new and established artists by exhibiting their artwork in a modern, bright space. The gallery contains mosaic art, photography and paintings with an emphasis on local and regional culture. Besides being a display space, Austin Details also offers workshops in the latest art software, provides museum-quality fine art printing services, and can be rented for private events.
301 East 8th Street Austin, TX 78701 +1 512 610 3500
Bethel Hall, located in St. David's Episcopal Church, is a light-filled, uplifting space with wonderful acoustics for plays, concerts, lectures, and readings. Workshops and conferences can also be held here. Able to hold up to 300 guests, the hall is also equipped with honey-toned hardwood floors, sound and lighting systems, and a grand piano. Food and beverages are not allowed inside the venue.
Easily mistaken for just another house on the block, come to Lustre Pearl to grab a cold beer, hang out with a large group of friends, and catch a live music show. As the story goes, the old house was bought for an aspiring singer named Lustre, who wound up in Austin and converted the house into a bar cum live music venue. The house has been gutted to make room for a bar and a jukebox, but most of the patrons grab a drink and head into the backyard, where you'll find an eclectic collection of chairs and makeshift tables, hula hoops, and a ping pong table. The house also comes equipped with its own taco truck. Laid-back, fun, and brimming with local flair, Lustre Pearl is the perfect place for a casual night out.
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