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Welcome to the AUSTIN City Guide on OTL City Guides!

If OTL sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same family-run brand behind the unique OTL Seat Fillers club. And, yes, seat fillers ARE in Austin!

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Things to Do, Things to Eat, and Things to Learn are included in the Austin Guide. Here you’ll find the official Austin event calendar powered by Evvnt. You always have access to the latest shows and activities since it’s updated hourly. Local directories, restaurant recommendations, and all kinds of fun and useful info are included.

No reviews, no comments, no negativity. We are happy to post Austin blogs, season schedules, and other Austin-related information. However, we will leave discussions to social media.  Welcome!


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Have you opened a business in Austin? Are you part of a sports team or a theatre with a schedule to share? Would you like to write about your restaurant? How can people donate to your non-profit? Are you an Austin artisan with an original product to sell?

We enjoy sharing quality information with Austin readers. So we’d love to post your content if it has an evergreen or semi-evergreen nature and isn’t just a one-day offering. Use our local submission form, and we’ll inform you when it goes live.

AUSTIN Movies, Theaters, and Museums

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The Austin Movie Guide includes a list and links to all area cinemas.
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OTL provides you with the best list of Austin theaters & theater troupes.
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When’s the last time you visited an Austin museum? Pick one!

Seat Fillers in AUSTIN

Would YOU enjoy being an Austin area seat filler?

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I like free tickets?
  • Am I a fan of live entertainment, like plays, musicals, comedy, music, etc.?
  • Would I have fun seeing what pops up out of the blue (but aware that shows won’t always be available)?
  • Do I think it would be fun to treat my family and friends to free tickets?
  • Does my entertainment budget allow for $10 to $15 a month for all-inclusive seat filling privileges?

If you answered yes to all of the above, ask yourself one more question:

What am I waiting for?

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Seat Filling in AUSTIN

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Do you have a show, event, service, or activity and would like to expand your audience or introduce it to some new patrons or customers?

If so, then local seat filling is effective marketing for the 21st century!

Here’s how it works:

  • You let OTL know how many tickets or admissions you’d like to private offer to seat fillers
  • OTL members make reservations in their member area
  • The reservation/will-call list is sent to you
  • You distribute the tickets or handle admission on the day of the event (or activity)

The only thing you need to provide is complimentary tickets/admission. But OTL never publicizes that you’re doing it!

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The Latest News From AUSTIN’S KXAN NEWS

  • Rain and storms through mid-week: Timing and concernsRain and storms through mid-week: Timing and concerns
    Much needed rain is on the way to Central Texas, but severe weather and flash flooding are possible the next few days.
  • Austin FC looks to keep pace in West race, hosts Orlando City SC for 1st timeAustin FC looks to keep pace in West race, hosts Orlando City SC for 1st time
    Coming off perhaps its biggest win of the season on the road Wednesday against league-leading LAFC, Austin will try to keep the momentum going against the Lions at Q2 Stadium. Orlando is coming off a 1-0 win over Toronto FC…
  • Tips on successfully navigating the Austin airportTips on successfully navigating the Austin airport
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- KXAN viewers shared tips on Facebook for ways to successfully navigate the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. TSA PreCheck versus Clear Many viewers agreed TSA PreCheck was a great way to cut down the time spent in the security…
  • New Texas law helping families looking for missing loved onesNew Texas law helping families looking for missing loved ones
    John and Joseph's Law requires law enforcement agencies, justices of the peace and medical examiners in the state to use NamUs, a national database to solve missing and unidentified persons cases. 
  • Missing Pflugerville teen found safeMissing Pflugerville teen found safe
    A missing teen from Pflugerville was found safe, police said Sunday.

Sports Headlines From ESPN

  • Down 3-0, 'it looks bleak' for top-seeded PanthersDown 3-0, 'it looks bleak' for top-seeded Panthers
    Florida captain Aleksander Barkov and the No. 1 seed Panthers fell again on Sunday, this time a 5-1 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning that puts the Presidents' Trophy winners on the verge of a stunning sweep out of the…
  • Pereira blows shot at major with 'terrible' SundayPereira blows shot at major with 'terrible' Sunday
    Mito Pereira blew a 3-shot lead entering Sunday, shooting 5-over for the day and taking a double-bogey on 18.
  • Vick won't unretire for Fan Controlled FootballVick won't unretire for Fan Controlled Football
    Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick says he will not play in the Fan Controlled Football league. The 41-year-old retired in 2017.
  • Parker oldest WNBA player to log triple-doubleParker oldest WNBA player to log triple-double
    Chicago Sky star Candace Parker became the third player in WNBA history with multiple triple-doubles after she recorded 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in Sunday's win over Washington.
  • Pujols homers twice, Yadi pitches in Cards' victoryPujols homers twice, Yadi pitches in Cards' victory
    Albert Pujols hit two home runs, then caught the warm-up tosses when star catcher Yadier Molina made his first pitching appearance to close out the St. Louis Cardinals' 18-4 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re one of the lucky Austinites who gets to call this city home. And if you’re new to town, get ready to explore!

There’s so much to love about Austin – from its vibrant culture and nightlife to its natural beauty and endless outdoor activities. No matter what kind of person you are, there’s something for everyone in Austin. So get out there and explore all that this amazing city offers, from the bars on 6th Street to the unique shops on Congress Street, the Long Center, Bullock State Museum, The Domain, and more.

Movies in Austin

Austin is home to most of the “big guys” in the movie theater industry. There are Cinemark, Regal, and AMC as well as Flix Brewhouse and Alamo Drafthouse. There are also several other one-off cinemas throughout the city and suburbs.

It’s rare to find drive-ins in the US, but there are three in the Austin area. The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In has two locations, and The Ultimate Drive-In is located on Pleasant Valley Road.

Austin Museums

Museums abound in Austin, Texas. Among the many attractions in the city are the Blanton Museum of Art, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Thinkery, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. You can find a museum in Austin that suits your interest, whether it’s art, history, or science.

Live Theater in Austin

You might think of Austin as the Music Capital, but our seat fillers (aka members of the OTL Seat Fillers Club) have found that plays and musicals reign supreme. From Broadway Tours to the most amazing little hidden gem theaters, there’s anything and everything for theater-goers.

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Frequently Asked Questions About the AUstin Guide

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Our Austin Guide focuses on What to Do, Eat, and Learn in Austin. Powered by Evvnt, the events calendar is auto-updated every hour. Additional resources include lists of movie theaters, museums, theaters and theater groups, restaurant recommendations, and more. Austin information is provided by OTL Seat Fillers and locals in the know.

Is the OTL Austin Guide the same as OTL Seat Fillers?

OTL City Guides and Seat Fillers are sister sites. OTL Austin Seat Fillers is a membership club open to anyone who wants to join, whereas the OTL Austin City Guide is a resource that is always available to everyone. Public events are listed on the Austin City Guides events calendar, but free tickets offered to Austin seat fillers are posted privately.

How can I get my information included in the Austin City Guide?

It’s easy! OTL loves to share information. So, all you have to do is use the submissions form – In addition to seasonal schedules and blog posts, the OTL Austin City Guide will feature discounts, business launches, and other news and resources for Austin. However, the content needs to remain relevant for at least a long time. A one-day event or posting with a time-sensitive nature can’t be published on OTL.

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