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A dream venue for all ages: Dreamland Dripping Springs plans early 2021 opening
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With 2020 almost behind us, Austinites are in need of a dream come true. That will all be possible with the arrival of Dreamland Dripping Springs, an outdoor entertainment and arts venue.

Dreamland will be opening its doors early next year. The venue will have an 18-hole miniature golf course with three difficulty levels, so even if you're not a pro at the sport you will be able to have fun. Along with miniature golf, the establishment will offer four premium pickleball courts, two stages for live music and events, a full bar with three different menus, a beer garden and a worldly art experience throughout the grounds.

(Kim Maguire)

The bar will offer 90 self pour taps on location featuring 50 local beers, ciders and kombucha, as well as 40 Central Texas wines. The menu at Dreamland is still under consideration by a team of chefs but will include three different food stations and one rotating menu to circulate the venue.

(Kim Maguire)

Jen Bland, Dreamland's bar manager, said she is excited to see people come out and be able to enjoy Dreamland.

Dreamland is the dream place for an evening of fun and drinks, but the venue also wants to contribute to all ages having fun. Bland said the venue will host a "kids' day" on the first Saturday of each month.

Otherwise, the venue will be open until 2 a.m. and will only allow guests who are 21 years of age and older after a certain time. Although the venue is in a remote location, Bland said it working to provide more car services so as to discourage drinking and driving.

In addition to providing affordable fun, Dreamland is also focused on sustainability.

The venue runs solely on solar power and has a rainwater collection system that will provide the majority of its water.

The venue has also converted its on-site rainwater tanks into an art exhibition, where locals and artists from around the world have contributed to the art.

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Steve Kuhn, the owner of Dreamland, is also the founder of the nonprofit IDEAL Immigration and an advocate for immigration reform. The involvement of international artists and foods at the venue is a subtle way of illustrating one of the core beliefs at Dreamland: inclusivity.

"The art experience, the venue, it's all free," Bland said. "We just want it to be a place where people can relax and have fun, so people can come on site and enjoy themselves."

(Kim Maguire)

Dreamland is also a fan of Austin FC and is developing soccer fields for supporters and amateur players to enjoy.

"We want to provide a space for fun stuff to happen," Bland said. "We also want to encourage open conversations and ideas."

Dreamland has not yet released its opening date, but you can keep up with the venue's plans here.


Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation

🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway