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Pro ultimate frisbee team, Austin Sol, on the road to playoffs

(Matthew Brooks, Keturak Jacobs Christmas)

Austin’s professional ultimate frisbee team is likely heading to the playoffs after a surprise comeback win over the weekend.

The team, Austin Sol, is having its best season yet after beating Atlanta Hustle, putting the Sol at 7-3 for the season. The Sol was born in 2016 as part of the Southern Division of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). For those unfamiliar with the sport, think of it as a mix between soccer and football, except played with a quick-moving frisbee.

Although the Sol are now solidly in position to make the AUDL playoffs—which puts the two top teams in each conference against each other before the AUDL Championship weekend Aug. 26-27—they still have to win their next two games. They’ll play the Dallas Legion on July 16 and Tampa Bay Cannons on July 29, each of whom has not won a single game this season.

Alongside their June 4 victory over last year’s AUDL champions, the Carolina Flyers—which are 10-1 this season—the Saturday night win was certainly a highlight in the Sol’s season.

The Sol launched a four-point comeback in the second half to win 18-17. This probable playoff-berth is monumental in the six-year history of the Sol. After enduring several losing seasons and changes in coaching staff, it looks like the patience and dedication of Owner, Founder, and General Manager Patrick Christmas is paying dividends.

“Being able to share the sport we love with friends, family and fellow Austinites has been a dream come true,” Christmas told Austonia. “The team has put in a ton of work to get here and proven that they can compete with anyone in the country.”

The Sol turned a page through the COVID lockdowns, during which the 2020 season was canceled. They hired coach Steven Naji and brought on a new core of young, hungry players. After going 3-9 in 2019 and losing a couple of their top players to their in-state rivals Dallas, the Sol went 6-6 in 2021, narrowly missing the playoffs in a 22-23 loss to Dallas in the final game of the season. This year, the Sol are the undisputed superior in Texas, having beaten Dallas four times this season.

You can learn more about the Sol and buy tickets for the games 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