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Big cheeseburgers, Mexican Independence day and more events this weekend
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🗓 Friday

🇲🇽 Diez y Seis Celebration
Iconic Mexican restaurant Fonda San Miguel will celebrate Diez y Seis de Septiembre, or “Mexico’s Fourth of July,” with live music, food and more this Friday! Celebrate Mexican independence with Chile en Nogada, a 200-year old dish that represents the colors of Mexico’s flag, and a live performance from Lesly Reynaga.

5 p.m. Friday | 📍 Fonda San Miguel, 2330 W North Loop Blvd

🗓 Saturday

🌮 Sazon Latin Food Festival
With Hispanic Heritage Month underway, grab another bite or two of delicious food from the Caribbean, South and Central America at Ani’s Day and Night. This family friendly event includes food, a live DJ and more.

11 a.m. | 📍 Ani’s Day and Night, 7107 East Riverside Drive

🏈 Texas vs. UTSA game and tailgate
Watch the Longhorns take on their I-35 opponents in a home game against the UTSA Roadrunners Saturday. Enjoy a full day of UT tailgating before the 7 p.m. game.

7 p.m. | 📍 Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd

Austin FC vs Nashville
After a road stretch, Austin FC is back for its second home game in a row at the always-sold-out Q2 Stadium! The No. 2 club will take on Nashville as it winds down its regular season.

8 p.m. | 📍 Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Place

🗓 Sunday

🍔 National Cheeseburger Day at Hopdoddy
Treat your taste buds for National Cheeseburger Day at Hopdoddy Burger Bar! They’ll be celebrating the occasion with The Ultimate Burger, a massive ode to all 13 burgers on the menu that features at least one ingredient from each.

All day Saturday-Sunday | 📍 Hopdoddy Burger Bar, five Austin locations

🏺 Austin Museum Day 2022
Enjoy free admission at dozens of Austin-area museums for Austin Museum Day! The partnership includes 37 museums depicting art, history, math, science and more.

All day Saturday-Sunday | 📍 Locations around Austin

🗓 Monday

🎸Steve Miller Band at ACL Live!
The Steve Miller Band will have their first live recording in over 11 years with “An Evening With—Live Recording” at ACL Live on Monday and Tuesday evening. “Take (your) money and run” to get tickets, which are on sale now!

8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday| 📍 ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd


With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again

Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.

Austin rents nearly double in a year and are now in the top 5 nationwide

While searching for a place to live, Austin renters will face monthly rates of nearly $3,000, a recent guide from rental marketplace Dwellsy shows.

The median rent in August this year was $2,930, a more than 86% increase since August 2021. That’s $820 more than the nationwide median asking rent in August and puts Austin just below the Bay Area, Boston and New York for large cities with the most expensive asking rent.

“Within this group, Austin, TX stands out for the highest increases in asking rent, which has nearly doubled since this time last year,” the study notes.

Outside of those large cities, however, others are seeing even higher rent spikes. Metro areas that ranked above Austin in one-year increases include those like Kansas City, MO with a 112% change in rent since last August and Tucson, AZ with a 124% change.

The data reflects large apartment communities, single-family homes and 2-6 unit buildings.