Things to Do

Asher Price
Sep 30, 2022 - News

Austin middle-school teacher devises and executes Ironman route

Michael Natenberg in a pre-dawn transition to his bike.
Michael Natenberg makes a pre-dawn transition from swimming to biking. Photo courtesy of Scott Berens/Jerrod Wolfe

No one can call Austinite Michael Natenberg a slouch.

Driving the news: The Kealing Middle School teacher drew out an Ironman course for himself — and swam, biked and ran it solo last Sunday.

How to play the Austin neighborhood game

A gif of a drawing of an Austin neighborhood
How accurately can you draw some of Austin's neighborhoods? Illustration: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Have you ever quibbled with friends over where one neighborhood ends and another begins? Think you know your city better than other Axios readers? Now you can prove it.

Our very awesome visual storytelling team at Axios came up with a game in which you can draw what you think are the boundaries for your local neighborhoods and compare your answers to those of other Axios readers.

What to watch at The Texas Tribune Festival

Beto O'Rourke speaks with Garrett Haake of MSNBC during a panel at The Texas Tribune Festival in 2019. Photo: Sergio Flores/Getty Images

Throngs of Texas Capitol junkies are headed downtown this weekend to catch big-names discussing politics and policy at the annual Texas Tribune Festival.

Here's what we're watching:

Things to do in Austin this weekend, Sept. 23-25

Illustration of neon signs with the days of the week. Lights go out one by one and "weekend" flashes.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Searching for things to do in Austin this weekend? We've got you covered.

🌳 The Trail Conservancy — previously the Trail Foundation — will host a special community event from 9am to noon Saturday at Shoal Beach to celebrate the future of the Butler Trail with live music, merch and remarks from city leaders.

Things to do in Austin, Sept. 16-18

Illustration of a latte with "weekend" written in the foam.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🎉 Celebrate Diez y Seis, or Mexican Independence Day, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's 15th-annual Viva México celebration tomorrow from 6-10pm.

🎨 Visit one of Austin's museums for free through Sunday for this year's Austin Museum Day.

Nicole Cobler
Sep 16, 2022 - News

Aphid secretion coats Austin

An aphid. Photo: Auscape/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Struggling with sap that covers your lawn and car? You're not alone.

The big picture: Axios Austin reader Mary Catherine S. asked us about a sticky, thin layer of sap on her car that she's never seen before.

Oktoberfest beers to try in Texas this fall

cans of beer stacked in a store display
Austin Beerworks and Thirsty Planet seasonal beers sit on a shelf at H-E-B. Photo: Nicole Cobler/Axios

Fall is (sort of) here, and it's time for beer.

What to know: Oktoberfest is around the corner, and that means Texas breweries are offering up seasonal selections that you shouldn't miss.

Austin-based SweatPals connects people to community workouts

Photo: Courtesy of SweatPals

Salar Shahini moved to Austin two years ago and quickly discovered that he could find friends in his new city with the help of free fitness groups.

Yes, but: There are so many to choose from.

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