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Name a movie that is more indicative of Austin than local Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused." We'll wait.


Celebrating nearly 30 years of iconic one-liners and historic sights on the big screen, Alamo Drafthouse is bringing "Dazed and Confused" back to the big screen cheekily beginning on April 20 and extending into May with exclusive commentary from Linklater, Matthew McConaughey (David Wooderson), Parker Posey (Darla Marks), with Jack Black hosting the show.

The film is a step back in time to the last day of school in 1976, following Lee High School students who are in search of a life-changing summer. Featuring Matthew McConaughey's breakout role and endlessly-quotable lines that put Austin on the map, the cast of stars will gather via Zoom to take an exclusive look at the life-changing film.

As founder and artistic director of the Austin Film Society—a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering community cinema—Linklater said it's important to support local theaters during such unprecedented times.

"I know firsthand that community cinemas like ours are vital cultural spaces," Linklater said. "We can't come together as a community unless we have places to gather where we can share experiences, and cinemas are at the heart of that."

The movie, despite its decades of popularity, shows monuments of Austin that you can still see today: Top Notch Hamburgers, where McConaughey uttered the famed line "alright alright alright," the Violet Crown Shopping Center, Centennial Liquor, now a Pavement store with the gussied-up sign, and West Enfield Park, home of the 'party at the moontower.'

The limited screening and cast reunion is part of Alamo Drafthouse's Support Local Cinemas campaign, where it will be shown all across the country with the post-screening conversation. Private screenings are also available.

Fans can submit questions via Twitter using #Dazed and those who can't make a screening will be able to see the conversation via Alamo On Demand later this year.

That's what Austin loves about "Dazed and Confused," time goes on but it stays the same. So are you going to celebrate Austin with your own "Dazed and Confused" screening? It'd be a lot cooler if you did.

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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