The dog days of summer are upon us in Central Texas, which means hundred-plus degree days, drought conditions, and water-use restrictions. What’s a heat-exhausted gardener to do? The best August advice, complements of Southwest Austin’s Natural Gardener, is to just let the landscape rest. “We are entering our least productive season for planting here in...

The City of Austin Cultural Arts Division is excited to announce a lineup of free technical assistance workshops offered through its Take it to the Next Level Program. Individual artists, staff and board members of nonprofit arts organizations, and those working in the for-profit creative industries are invited to participate in the series of workshops and speaker presentations...

In the heart of Travis County, a limestone lookout point towers lakeside over beautiful West Austin. Known to lovers for its shady paths and starlit vistas, and to photographers for its breathtaking sunset panoramas, Mount Bonnell is a favorite hangout for locals and tourists alike. Mount Bonnell homes also boast some of Austin’s best views....

Pop question: Which annual festival, locally-known as “The fringe theater event of the Southwest”, features over 800 local and national artists, includes nudity, hip-hop, improv, slam poetry, monologists, stage combat, absurdist comedy, and just about everything else under the theatrical sun?   That would be Austin’s Fronterafest. “FronteraFest is five weeks of alternative, offbeat, new,...