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Art, auto shows and festivals on festivals: What to do in Austin this weekend

(Old Settler's Music Festival/Instagram)


Atelier Beauté Chanel Pop-up

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sunday

Where: Music Lane, 1009 South Congress Ave.

What: This is the last chance to catch Chanel’s pop-up beauty workshop, where you can toy with makeup, fragrance and skincare or get an application by a professional. The pop-up is gone for good on Sunday.

Austin Auto Show

When: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Where: Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St.

What: Join the Austin Automobile Dealers Association for a weekend of “this year’s most anticipated” car models under one roof. Pricing starts at $6 in advance, $8 at the door.

The Austin Pancakes & Booze Art Show

When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday

Where: The Far Out Lounge & Bar, 8504 South Congress Ave.

What: Grab some free all-you-can-eat flapjacks and catch the work of more than 75 up-and-coming local artists displaying more than 300 pieces. This 21+ event will have live music until midnight and tickets run from $10-15.

Austin Reggae Festival 2022

When: 4 p.m. Friday- 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake, 800 West Riverside Dr.

What: Three days worth of reggae music from the likes of Julian Marley, Third World, Earthkry and Austin-based Audic Empire paired with 50+ food and arts vendors. Tickets start at $15 for a day pass.

35th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival

When: 4 p.m. Thursday-6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Old Settler's Music Festival Homestead, 1616 FM 3158

What: The staple Americana music festival is back on with a star-studded local lineup: Sir Woman, Zach Person, a closing show from ShinyRibs and more. Tickets start at $70.

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

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.