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Meera Rajagopalan is the Austin Editor for Miss A. A proud Longhorn, Meera earned her journalism degree from UT. Some of her hobbies include event planning, writing and baking. She loves trying new recipes and experimenting with food. Her latest creation was Pistachio Fudge. A tech nerd at heart, Meera loves cool iPhone apps and geeking out with friends about social media trends. Aside from the tech stuff, Meera also enjoys discovering new fonts. There’s something about finding the perfect font to help enhance titles. Besides her hobbies, Meera loves free stuff. So far besides tons of samples, she’s won concert tickets, movie passes (compliments of Do512) and a cooking class.

Austin Weekend Guide: August 20 – 25, 2013

With the beginning of school just around the corner, we thought it would be good to give you a week of events to help close out the summer. Before you start hitting the books, taking the children back to school, or getting back to work,  enjoy a week filled with Austin activities and tradition.

(Photo Credit: Amazing Places On Earth)

(Photo Credit: Amazing Places On Earth)

Tuesday, August 20

Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Texas’s Capitol building. Filled with materials from the 19th and 20th centuries from the Texas State Archives. Examples of architect E.E Myers’ original linen drawings  will be the cornerstone of the exhibit.  Bill Kennedy’s large format photographs will show visitors  more about the renovation and expansion during the 1990s.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.(runs through the end of the year)


Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701


(Photo Credit: Do512)

(Photo Credit: Do512)

Wednesday. August 21

Sound and Cinema

Do512, Alamo Drafthouse and Aquasana present Sound and Cinema at the Long Center. This week, they are showing Jurassic Park, with special guest, Chali 2na from Jurassic 5. After his set, Chali 2na, will paint a graffiti mural. This mural will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Groundwork Music Project. This event is free to the public, thanks to Aquasana, an Austin-based company and “makers of best-in-class home water filtration systems.” Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and folding chairs to this pet-friendly event.

WHEN: 7 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78701
Ph. 512-474-5664


Thursday, August 22

11th Annual Tour de Vin

During the 11th Annual Tour de Vin, guests will be taken on a journey through nine different countries, tasting wines from all over the world including Italy, France,  Australia and many more. The wines will be paired with bites from local Austin chefs.  Some of the restaurants include Max’s Wine Dive, Freedmen’s and DFG Noodles to name a few.

WHEN: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

W Austin
200 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701

TICKETS: $60/$80 (members/non-members) Please click here to purchase tickets.

Friday, August 23

(Photo Credit: Austin Culturemap)

(Photo Credit: Austin Culturemap)

18th Annual Austin Fall Home and Garden Show

For years, the Home and Garden show has showcased some of the best exhibitors and new products. This will be an amazing family friendly event. Some activities include a seminar with Animal Planet’s Tanked stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer; kid’s cooking classes, face painting and much more.

WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2-7 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez
Austin TX 78701
Ph. 512-404-4000

TICKETS: Starting at $6.  Kids under 16 are free. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, August 24

9th Annual Night of the Bat Fest

Have you ever seen 75,000 to 1.5 million bats fly out at sunset, ready for feeding time? Well, it is a sight to see. This Saturday, watch the largest urban bat colony take flight during the 9th Annual Night of the Bat Fest. Besides this sight, there will also be 10 bands performing on two stages.  This family-friendly event includes children activities and a costume contest.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to midnight


Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge
100 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

TICKETS: $7, cash only.

Sunday, August 25

(Photo Credit: NOCC)

(Photo Credit: NOCC)

Austin NOCC Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer   

Austin’s NOCC will host their sixth annual  5k to help break the silence on ovarian cancer. More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. The NOCC helps raise awareness and funds through events like this to help save lives.

WHEN: 7 a.m.- noon


The Domain
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, TX 78758
Ph. 512-795-4230

TICKETS: Please click here to register.

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