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WTF: Where’s The Fun?

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Austin 360

WTF?! As in, where’s the fun? We’re teaming up with 104.9 The Horn FM to hook you up with the answers. You can listen live to the WTF segment every Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Central Time at 104.9 during mornings with Erin and Bucky. You’ll hear Austin360 Host Serena Hicks' "six pack" – her six picks for the upcoming week – plus insights and interviews with Austin American-Statesman journalists!

?Six Pack for September 19, 2018

?Check out these six cool, local-brewed picks for this week, and check back every Wednesday for a fresh new pack. You’re welcome.

1. Tomorrow night, i.e.Thursday night, the Aldrich Street Fair happens from 7 to 9pm! (Aldrich is in the Mueller neighborhood.) This festival promises a plethora of fun: live music from the PDA Band, glassblowing demonstrations, a bubble artist and so many food and beverage options. Particularly good to know, the Mueller daycare, the Drop Inn, will be extending their hours so parents can drop kids off and get their party on. The retail trailers at the Aldrich outdoor market are staying open late for the occasion - including Nina Berenator Jewelry and my personal favorite - the Lemon Drop - A Children's Shop trailer. DID I MENTION THERE WILL BE SO MUCH FOOD AND DRINK? Here's a sampling what you can expect; Queso and bite sized snacks from Kerby Lane, FitVine wine samples, beer flight samples and a mozzarella ball chef demo from L'Oca D'Ora (home of the actual best burrata chese in Texas). Click HERE for more information and for the link to reserve child care at Drop Inn.

2. Also this Friday night, offering a romantic, sensual, physical workout of an adventure: the Texas Rowing Center is offering a Latino Moonlight Serenade on the water! You, your date and the rest of the Moonlight Seranade group will float your kayaks, canoes and SUPs to a quiet area on the water where there will be a local Brazilian band will be playing. Tickets are just $12 each. Reservations are required. www.TexasRowingCenter.com 

3. In case of rain, or if you want to explore an interactive limited time pop-up shop that offers art, the chance to get hands-on with that art and a journey back to childhood awe and silliness... then FOMO Factory is for you! It's downtown at 720 Red River Street, kid friendly and supposedly takes only about an hour to experience. Seems like a really fun, super interactive, super selfie friendly way to reconnect with your senses and childlike wonder. Tickets are required for this experience that just opened last week and runs through October 21st. Get yours at www.theFOMOfactory.com

4. Ballet Austin opens their season with Firebird at 8pm at the Long Center. Firebird is a world-famous ballet that originated in Russia. Here's the story: Prince Ivan is living his best life until he ends up beefing with a powerful magician... the Prince summons the beautiful and powerful Firebird who ultimately is key to breaking the evil spell the magician had cast.... and it ends with the Prince and the woman of his dreams falling in love The End. I am so in for this and highly highly recommend it for you and your lady too. Firebird is only happening this Friday night and Saturday night at 8pm, and again on Sunday at 3pm. Reserve your season tickets, or individual tickets at www.balletaustin.org 

5. This Saturday and Sunday, from 11am until 8pm is the 38th annual Fall edition of the Pecan Street Festival. Old school Austin residents know and love the drill, but for those who are new in town, what we now call dirty Sixth Street (between IH-35 and Congress) used to be called Pecan Street. This festival takes place on old Pecan Street, and is the PROPER street fest that you'd expect the 38th time around. Live musicians, all sorts of street vendors, and all of the shops, bars and restaurants will be open for business. It's an excellent pre-game before the 3:30pm TCU kickoff, or if you're not going to the game, it's a great place to explore in between time outs and commercial breaks (as most of the bars will have the game on). www.PecanStreetFestival.org 

6. Finally, because you told me you love a good brunch option: This Sunday, the Austin Tour Company is working with Capital Cruises (they take off by The Hyatt) has set up a another Brunch Boat cruise, featuring Via313 pizza, breakfast tacos, chips, queso, salsa, Waterloo sparkling water, High Brew Coffee, Deep Eddy Vodka bloody Mary options, beer, tequila, whiskey and a live DJ for this two hour boat tour of town lake. Hellloooo... what's not to love? Boarding starts at 11:15am, the cruise is from 11:30 to 1:30pm. Reserve your tickets at www.AustinTourCompany.com 

xoxo Serena