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Preview: Austin FC meets rival FC Dallas Sunday night 7 p.m.
Austin FC
What a thrill ride this season has been! The team and playing style have come together, goalkeeper Brad Stuver has been sensational and high scoring striker Sebastián Driussi has been nearly unstoppable.

After a mostly low-energy first playoff game that ended with a victory over Real Salt Lake in a thrilling shootout, Austin FC hosts the team from up north for round two of the MLS playoffs. The teams met twice during the regular season and tied both times.

As of Friday afternoon, Austin is the favorite by .75 goals, with the over and under at 2.75. It can only help the Verde to be playing at home to the beat of the drums and the constant Q2 frenzy.

The winner plays either LAFC or LA Galaxy in the Western Conference final.

Tickets sold out "instantly" when offered this week. There are still seats available from SeatGeek if you want to go and are able to pay up. Here's what's available, as of this writing:

  • Supporters section from $134
  • East side upper from $150s
  • East side lower from $190s
  • North side from $190s
  • Club seats in the $400s

You can also watch the big game on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

Pro tip: Get there early and run to the back corner of Q2 and get a Valentina's brisket taco.


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