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Pro bull riding, Austin FC and cars: Things to do in Austin this weekend

(Austin Gamblers)


🗓 All weekend

🎸 Gallery with Rolling Stones photos

East Austin’s Modern Rocks Gallery launched a new exhibition, “Fifty Years in Exile,” a collection of rare, unseen and vintage photographs from The Rolling Stones’ 1972 session with legendary photographer Norman Seeff.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday | 📍Modern Rocks Gallery, 916 Springdale Road

🤠 Austin Gamblers*

Catch Austin’s new professional bull riding team, the Austin Gamblers, this weekend for the first time in their home city. A pre-show on Friday will include a performance by Kane Brown. Single-day tickets start at $24.

6:45 p.m. Saturday, 12:15 p.m. Sunday | 📍Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr.

🗓 Friday

🛍 Roll on Over & Frida Friday

The Downtown Austin Alliance is continuing Austin’s birthday festivities at Republic Square with two free events. Roll on Over will bring a rollerskating performance from Ignite on Wheels. Additionally, over 40 vendors and food trucks will be there for Frida Friday.

6-8 p.m. | 📍Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.

⚽️ Austin FC

A big MLS game is happening in Austin this weekend. No. 2 Austin FC is going against No. 1 LAFC. Tickets start at around $100.

7 p.m. | 📍Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Pl.

🗓 Saturday

🎶 Summer Jam 2022

KUTX 98.9 and KAZI 88.7 are hosting an outdoor music event, featuring Anastasia Hera & The Heroes, Moody Bank$ and Tribe Mafia. Food trucks will also be on site. Tickets are $24 per person.

6:30 p.m. | 📍The Long Center’s H-E-B’s Terrace, 701 W. Riverside Dr.

🗓 Sunday

🐶 Austin Birthday PAWty

Enjoy a day out with your pup, where they can be treated with a local animal groomer onsite, mobile pet vaccinations, dog tarot card readings by Lucky Dog Tarot, dog treats, toys and more. This event is open to the public.

8 a.m. | 📍Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.

🚘 Cars & Coffee

Take the whole family for car gazing at COTA. This free event will bring classics, racecars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars and more to the same turf. It will also offer coffee and breakfast items.

8 a.m.- 12 p.m. | 📍Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

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A big announcement from Austonia

Howdy, and happy holidays.

I have some big news for you.

Austonia is now part of 6AM City, a fast-growing network of hyper-local newsletters across the country.

I’m proud to be telling you this, because 6AM City’s mission is very much like Austonia’s — a daily morning update on events, things-to-do and news, with an underlying mission of community building in the cities they serve.

If you’re not already subscribed, 6AM City’s Austin newsletter is called ATXtoday. One of its city editors is Laura Figi, who you’ll remember for her previous great work on Austonia’s newsletter.

I’ve been reading ATXtoday every day since it launched last year.

Starting this week, you’ll receive ATXtoday every morning and I’m confident it will become part of your daily wake up routine. Be sure to add hello@theatxtoday.com to your contact list (how to do that here).

Meantime let me thank you for your readership and support of Austonia, and convey my wishes for a great holiday season for you and those close to you.


Thank you,

Mark Dewey

Austonia CEO

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.