Kid's Corner

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It turns out that National Geographic Kids has added some credence to Austin's weirdness claims after selecting the weirdest businesses and people in the area. In a ceremony last Wednesday atop the Whole Foods Market at 6th and Lamar, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell official declared the day as Weird Wednesday alongside the Nation Geographic Kids Editor, Rachel Buchholz. Here are the winners(?):

  • Weirdest Coffee Shop — Jo's Coffee
  • Weirdest Restaurant — Gourdough's Public House
  • Weirdest Sandwich Shop — Toastie's Sub Shop and Thundercloud Subs (tie)
  • Weirdest Hotel — The Driskill Hotel
  • Weirdest Pet Store/Groomer — Dirty Dog
  • Weirdest Menu Item — Fried Milk at Uchiko
  • Weirdest Live Music Venue — Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • Weirdest
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So you missed the lighting of the Zilker Tree last Sunday? Well wipe away those tears because tonight is the lighting ceremony of the Driskill Hotel tree! Lightings will continue thought Dec. 31. Head over tonight between 4 - 6PM!
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Dating back to 1967, the Zilker Tree lighting has been a tradition for families across the city, and it takes place this Sunday (Dec. 1). Of course, if you can't make it, the tree will be less ceremoniously lit every night until December 31. This year the tree is 155 feet tall and will have 39 streamers suspending 3,390 multicolored lights. Quite a sight to behold, indeed! Don't forget The Tail Of Lights is back this year too, running from December 8th - 22nd.
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When your kids get bored of dinosaurs (NEVER!) there is a new game coming to town. Starting on November 23rd and running through March of 2014, the Bullock Texas State History Museum will feature an exhibit which covers the A to Z's of mammalian life on the planet since the dawn of history. Showcasing all things big and small, from theIndricotherium, a 15-foot tall rhinocerous, to the Batodonaides, a shrew only one and a half inches long, Extreme Mammals is sure to spark that look of wonderment in your child's eye, right before the mammalian skeleton display scares the bejeezus out of them.
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