#WTFwed: choose your own adventure on NYE, in 2015 and beyond

Wednesday 12.31.14 through Tuesday 1.6.15

OH EM GEEEE it’s New Year’s Eve! If you haven’t made plans already some last minute suggestions:

  • Max’s Wine Dive is hosting a soiree. Details here.
  • I’m tweeting and retweeting as I find places with availability. Follow @StatesmanSocial for the 411.
  • Last week’s #WTFwed post has great links and idaes that still hold up. Check it out here.

But SURELY you’re all set for a cozy night in, an elegant night out, or otherwise. Sooo…

Thursday, January 1st 2015: get a running start on your resolutions and kick off the new year with the 20th annual Blackeyed Pea Run. It kicks off at 9am and in addition. Details here. 

I’m hosting a dear friend in from NYC and I am committed to teaching her how rad Austin is in between Austin-only-meals. Hence my suggestion for Friday (which can actually rock your Saturday or Sunday)… A scavenger hunt meets city tour adventure. Details here.

Saturday night is opening night for a CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE performance piece at the Long Center. Audience members become gods and determine the fates of the characters – not all of whom will survive the whims of this interactive performance. Not to be missed. Information and tickets here.

I’m wishing you your most favorite New Year yet. In the meantime, be sure to Instagram, Facebook or Tweet with  #StatesmanSocial to be in on the conversation!

— Serena

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#WTFwed: Christmas Eve, noshing and your New Year’s Eve planning

For the week of Wednesday 12.24.14

Merry Christmas Eve y’all! TONIGHT, finalmenteeee, Chef James Robert opens up Fixe Austin. Details here.  Alternately, check out the MatzoBALL up at the Blackfinn. Details here.

On Friday, werk it out with some Ice Skating at Whole Foods downtown. Specifics. 

Oh, and then… New Year’s Eve party planning already! My picks.. 

  • 20 somethings: Palm Door celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary Studio 54 style. Here.
  • 30 and 40 somethings: W hotel SOLD OUT so ignore this link. 
  • Next up I suggest The Highball but… they are SOLD OUT now as well. They say they may let people in (pending capacity) at the door. At your own risk folks.
  • Soooo, I now suggest the 80’s party at the Roller Rink. Details. 
  • Want something totes extraordinary? Why not the Aerial Spectacular at the Marchesa Theather?
  • Or the Russian House which promises a masquarade, 80’s music, 90’s music AND legit Russian caviar (if you go VIP). Also, vodka. Details.
  • Family Fun via Austin New Year aka ANY.

Prefer a posh dinner party scene?

  • Weather Up is my pick as they are sort of kind of out of the way (while being right around the corner from most everywhere)… their dinner will be served on their upstairs terrace… and I remain obsessed with their 1st floor lounge area. OBSESSED. They are offering both a 7pm and 10pm seating. Click here to get full info.
  • OpenTable.com has a solid listing of resto’s with NYE dinners (and you can make your rezzie online from there). Here you go.

I am excited to see where you end up. Instagram, Facebook or Tweet me using #StatesmanSocial to be seen and heard!

Here’s to having your most favorite year yet in 2015, xoxo

— Serena

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SERENA HICKS keeps you up to speed on the hottest events, what’s trending and local luminaries in Austin. #StatesmanSocial is a product of Statesman Media’s content marketing group. Follow the fun, share your best Austin moments, and tag along with #StatesmanSocial: