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This Weekend: Tribeza Interiors Tour

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image credit: Tribeza

The editorial and design team at Tribeza are easily some of Austin’s most trusted arbiters of taste. So it stands to reason that they host one heck of an interiors tour, featuring eight of the city’s most lauded interior designers. Why not purchase a ticket for this Saturday’s self-guided Tribeza Interiors Tour (10am-4pm) with information on the octet of aesthetes to explain the inspiration behind each space? You’re sure to enjoy a bit of eye candy at every single stop.

Tribeza Interiors Tour
Saturday, January 25 10 am-4pm
pick up tickets ($25) & tour info on Fri, Jan 24, 12-2pm at
Scott + Cooner, 115 W 8th Street

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Coming Soon: 2014 3M Half-Marathon

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image: 3M

Getting in shape is certainly a popular new year’s resolution around these parts, but for those who’ve long been sticking to their workout regimens, there’s the 2014 3M Half-Marathon. Tearing through town on Sunday, January 19, the annual event gives Austin’s fastest feet a chance to test their limits. Registration is $100; the event begins at 7 am with up to 8,000 participants, making it the largest in event history. Ready, get set, go…

2014 3M Half-Marathon
Sunday, January 19: race begins at 7 am

Starting line on Stonelake Boulevard near Sam’s and Dave & Buster’s

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Happening Right Now: Free Week

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image: Transmission Events

Given the fact that Austin calls itself the “live music capital of the world,” it makes sense to offer up an abundance of the stuff. Free Week does that and then some, offering dozens upon dozens of live bands taking over the bars of the Red River Cultural District with absolutely zero cover. Venues include Mohawk, Red 7, Holy Mountain and Beerland. Rock out with the best of them any night of the nine-day affair, at no cost other than beer… and ideally with a pair of earplugs.

Free Week, Red River Cultural District, various venues
Thursday, January 2 – Saturday, January 11
see website for individual show details

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This Weekend: Holiday Family Days at The Blanton

image: Blanton Museum of Art

image: Blanton Museum of Art

Typically, when we think of museum tours, we don’t think about getting particularly hands-on with things. But when The Blanton Museum of Art hosts its Holiday Family Days event, things get interactive in a heartbeat. This year’s event focuses on the Blanton’s latest exhibition, a collective on German Renaissance art, and whether it’s printmaking, gallery games or just plain old art appreciation that you’re into, the museum has something for you and the kiddos alike.

The Blanton Museum, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Holiday Family Days event: Friday, December 27, 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: $9 for adults, $5 for ages 13-21, free for kids under 12

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This Weekend: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

image: Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

When something’s delighted locals for 38 years straight, chances are, it’s something worth checking out. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is a perfect example of one such longstanding tradition: boasting “hot music, fine art and cold beer,” the bazaar convenes at the Palmer Events Center, hosting 25 local musical acts over the course of the eight-day event and offering endless handmade items from more than 160 artists. An ideal one-stop shop for thoughtful holiday gifts, the bazaar offers a warm and wondrous way to spend the day, safe from the cold and supporting local music makers and craftsmen in the process. Happy holidays!

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, December 17-24, 11 am – 11 pm
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road
$7 for a day pass; kids 12 and under get in free

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