There are 4 blog entries for November 2014.
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 4:02pm. 6,202 Views
Ring in the season with classic holiday films on the big screen throughout the month of December at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin. With classics such as “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol,” all the way to modern movies such as “Elf,” there are movies for everyone to celebrate the season.
All the holiday films screened at the Paramount will be presented in 35mm and will feature new and restored prints. Some of the movies include special events, such as the popular Elf Pub Run.
Tickets for the movies are $12 for adult general entry for online advance purchase and regular admission. “Film fans” will be able to buy tickets the day of the show at the Paramount box office for $7. (Film fans receive discounts all year long and other…
Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 12:07pm. 2,137 Views
Austin Home Sales and Prices Set October Records
Austin-area home sales hit an all-time high this October 2014, with 2,403 single-family homes sold, an increase of 16 percent compared to last October and the largest year-over-year increase in home sales to date this year, according to a report released by the Austin Board of Realtors®.
Home prices also set a record for the month of October, with both median and average prices rising 11 percent. Median price reached $240,000, and average price reached $311,028, both the highest October figures ever recorded in the Austin area.
The total dollar volume of single-family properties sold in the Austin area reached $747,400,284 at last count, a total that is 29 percent more than this time last year.…
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 at 11:31am. 2,666 Views
Looking for a new twist for your holiday traditions? Hand-painted Christmas gifts, ornaments to commemorate a special event, and even plates for Santa’s cookies can be made right at home or with your favorite group, thanks to Austin’s only completely mobile paint-your-own-pottery studio, Brush Strokes Pottery.
Austin resident Courtney Harding founded Brush Strokes after she visited a studio in Boulder, Colorado in 2006 and “fell in love with the quaint atmosphere and nature of the art. My mom is an incredibly talented artist, and growing up we were always surrounded by art and creative thinking. It was like the universe was speaking to me to tap into that creative side and try something a little outside of the box with Brush Strokes. Not being someone…
Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 9:10am. 1,549 Views
Celebrate hometown holidays with the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau’s deals, events, and packages for enjoying the holiday spirit, Austin-style. The Austin CVB has compiled dozens of ways Austinites can immerse themselves in the spirit of the season, while learning even more about the town we love.
Specials include boat rental deals from Austin Sailboat Rentals, discounts on events held at locations such as Iron Cactus and Crave, holiday pricing on select wine cases and bundles at Max’s Wine Dive, and even a coupon for Holy Cacao!
While you’re running around enjoying that Austin shopping vibe, how about stopping to celebrate a little quiet time, with a bed and breakfast package at The Driskill? Or, gift yourself the Winter Wishes Holiday…