Arianna Auber

Beer, wine & spirits reporter

Arianna Auber writes in-depth news about beer, cocktails and spirits for Liquid Austin and keeps readers in the know about fun local events with the Planner. She lives in South Austin with her fiancé, two dogs and lots of craft beer.

Latest from Arianna Auber

Holiday festivities continue this week with Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
 1. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar opening day Music starts at noon Dec. 14; open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. $8 (season pass $60); ages 12 and younger free. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com. The 42nd annual music-and-shopping tradition during the holiday season begins an 11-day run with music from...

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1. Armadillo Christmas Bazaar opening day Music starts at noon Dec. 14; open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. $8 (season pass $60); ages 12 and younger free. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. armadillobazaar.com. The 42nd annual music-and-shopping tradition during the holiday season begins an 11-day run with music from...
These holiday cocktails at Austin bars, restaurants will keep you merry
 ‘Tis the season for hot cocktails, for boozy hot chocolate and egg nog, for high-calorie, dessert-like drinks that we’d otherwise never touch. And it’s the best season of the year. Here, we round up the holiday cocktails that you’ll find a-plenty at local bars and restaurants this month. Yes, it’s a lot of egg...

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‘Tis the season for hot cocktails, for boozy hot chocolate and egg nog, for high-calorie, dessert-like drinks that we’d otherwise never touch. And it’s the best season of the year. Here, we round up the holiday cocktails that you’ll find a-plenty at local bars and restaurants this month. Yes, it’s a lot of egg...
Get ready for “Star Wars” with movie screening and party, more events
 Comedy “Elvis’ Rockin’ Nativity” at ColdTowne Theater. The improvisation masters at ColdTowne Theater are once again offering this throwback variety show in the style of “The Dean Martin Show” and others, just in time for the holiday season. The concept? In 1971, Elvis Presley and a cavalcade of stars taped...

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Comedy “Elvis’ Rockin’ Nativity” at ColdTowne Theater. The improvisation masters at ColdTowne Theater are once again offering this throwback variety show in the style of “The Dean Martin Show” and others, just in time for the holiday season. The concept? In 1971, Elvis Presley and a cavalcade of stars taped...
Seek out Saturday fun with Luminations, KOOP Radio party and more
 Holiday Luminations.
            At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, winter is naturally a magical time, but there’s extra sparkle and cheer for the holidays. At this evening event, walk along the paths and gardens to marvel over the thousands of luminarias (small paper lanterns) and other beautiful light displays. There will...

Posted: 2 days ago

Holiday Luminations. At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, winter is naturally a magical time, but there’s extra sparkle and cheer for the holidays. At this evening event, walk along the paths and gardens to marvel over the thousands of luminarias (small paper lanterns) and other beautiful light displays. There will...
Wizarding school offers magic all year long for ‘Harry Potter’ fans
 After reading the “Harry Potter” series, many of us wish our own Hogwarts acceptance letters would arrive in the mail. But some lucky Muggles (that is, those with no magical abilities) are able to experience their own kind of magic at a Central Texas wizarding school. Worthwich School offers all sorts of wizarding activities for...

Posted: 3 days ago

After reading the “Harry Potter” series, many of us wish our own Hogwarts acceptance letters would arrive in the mail. But some lucky Muggles (that is, those with no magical abilities) are able to experience their own kind of magic at a Central Texas wizarding school. Worthwich School offers all sorts of wizarding activities for...
These Austin bazaars will help you conquer all your holiday shopping
 Another holiday season, another meltdown at the mall trying to figure out what to get your dad for Christmas. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Austin’s various shopping bazaars and pop-ups offer a chance to get all the people on your list crossed off with one-of-a-kind gifts made locally. A gold elephant pendant for your...

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Another holiday season, another meltdown at the mall trying to figure out what to get your dad for Christmas. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Austin’s various shopping bazaars and pop-ups offer a chance to get all the people on your list crossed off with one-of-a-kind gifts made locally. A gold elephant pendant for your...
This weekend’s highlights are Cherrywood Art Fair, Biden talk and more
 1. Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour 8 p.m. Dec. 8. $50-$325. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. Former Vice President Joe Biden is going on tour across the country following the publication of his memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.” Among the things he&rsquo...

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1. Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour 8 p.m. Dec. 8. $50-$325. The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org. Former Vice President Joe Biden is going on tour across the country following the publication of his memoir, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.” Among the things he&rsquo...
There’s a chance you could win a 32 oz. growler of Tacodeli’s Salsa Doña
 Christmas is about to come a little early for 100 lucky Tacodeli lovers.  Very soon, they’ll get enough salsa to feed the entire guest list of their next holiday party (that is, if they are willing to share it...). And it’s not just any salsa, served in any old container. It’s Tacodeli’s ridiculously delicious...

Posted: 5 days ago

Christmas is about to come a little early for 100 lucky Tacodeli lovers.  Very soon, they’ll get enough salsa to feed the entire guest list of their next holiday party (that is, if they are willing to share it...). And it’s not just any salsa, served in any old container. It’s Tacodeli’s ridiculously delicious...
Yes, Austin’s Christmas pop-up bar is truly miraculous — and very busy
 You, like me, probably have very high expectations for what a properly decked-out holiday-themed bar should look like.  It should be an all-out explosion of Christmas decorations, oozing with kitsch and unbridled joy, and clearly designed with merry (but precise) abandon. It should have twinkly lights all over the place, a regal tree...

Posted: 5 days ago

You, like me, probably have very high expectations for what a properly decked-out holiday-themed bar should look like.  It should be an all-out explosion of Christmas decorations, oozing with kitsch and unbridled joy, and clearly designed with merry (but precise) abandon. It should have twinkly lights all over the place, a regal tree...
Make spirits bright at your holiday party with low-alcohol drinks
 When hosting a holiday party, you worry about all sorts of things: Will your various friends get along? Have you provided enough food? Is everyone entertained and happy? And that’s just for starters. One of the things you don’t want on your mind? Whether your guests have become a little too tipsy. Oh, sure, getting a ride home...

Posted: 5 days ago

When hosting a holiday party, you worry about all sorts of things: Will your various friends get along? Have you provided enough food? Is everyone entertained and happy? And that’s just for starters. One of the things you don’t want on your mind? Whether your guests have become a little too tipsy. Oh, sure, getting a ride home...
While away your Wednesday with Zach Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”
 1. “A Christmas Carol” at Zach Theatre 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 31. $25-$150. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org. This Zach Theatre tradition is back for the fourth year running, though it’s not quite as fans of Charles Dickens’ book will remember it. Zach’s production combines...

Posted: 5 days ago

1. “A Christmas Carol” at Zach Theatre 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 31. $25-$150. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org. This Zach Theatre tradition is back for the fourth year running, though it’s not quite as fans of Charles Dickens’ book will remember it. Zach’s production combines...