If you love the sensory overload of Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group performances, Austin’s own artistic community has quite a treat for you. After receiving commercial and critical acclaim for its aerial dance performances at The Long Center last year, Blue Lapis Light is back for more with its Heaven~Earth~One show from May 19th through 26th. Blending dance both on the ground and in the air with swirling lights and swelling sounds, Blue Lapis Light’s dancers transport the audience to another world with their dynamic bodywork. For a truly unique visual and sonic experience, this phenomenal show is not to be missed.
Blue Lapis Light Heaven~Earth~One show
9-10 pm, Tuesday, May 19-26
The Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive
Tickets: $15 to $58
Some might argue that if you haven’t yet experienced food served right out of a trailer somewhere in Austin, you haven’t experienced Austin, period. If the sheer volume of choices has you wondering where to start, worry no more: on the last Tuesday of every month, Trailer Food Tuesdays takes over the lawn at the Long Center overlooking Town Lake in what can only be described as a food truck extravaganza. Make a meal of epic proportions by trying a few different trailers at once, and boom: you’ve officially experienced Austin.
5-9 pm, Last Tuesday of Every Month
Admission is free; food prices vary by truck
for live music schedule and details
Good music and hot dogs. Does it get any better than that? We don’t think so either. That’s why we’re excited about the new Motown on Mondays
event taking place weekly at Frank — that downtown hub of amazing hot dogs and coffee. Starting at 9 pm each Monday, you can shake off those beginning-of-the-workweek blues to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Isley Brothers and more, all while enjoying a tasty hunk of meat on a bun. Sometimes the simplest pleasures in life are the greatest ones, don’t you think?
Motown on Mondays – dance parties at Frank (details
Corner of 4th Street and Colorado, downtown
Mondays at 9 pm throughout the spring
Live music venues may be a dime a dozen here in the “live music capital of the world,” but a select few stand head and shoulders above the rest as bastions of local history. Antone’s is one such place, and after inhabiting several different locations over the years, it’s rumored to be on the move again soon from its current location on West 5th. So if you’re in the mood to sing the blues… or at least groove along to them
… before the famed club moves to a new address, check out the Austin Blues Society’s Monday night series of free live shows through February.
Antone’s, 213 West Fifth Street
Free Monday night shows through Feb 25 at 8 pm
For those of you sports-minded NFL enthusiasts watching the NFL playoffs with bated breath, you don’t have to watch the narrowing of the field, so to speak, by yourself. The Liberty Tavern
in the massive lobby of the Hilton at 4th and Red River is as good a place as any to gather with fellow revelers as oversized men clobber their way to victory in the great American tradition of professional pigskin. With a full bar menu available as well as endless cocktails and a dozen beers on tap, you can cheer your team (or the team you hate the least of any two playing one another on any given Sunday) on to glory in the heart of downtown.
The Liberty Tavern, 500 East 4th Street
Playoff events on Sunday, Jan 13, Jan 20 and Feb 3 at 3 pm