Austin Insider Guide 2016/2017 : Page 36

AROUND TOWN THE TOWNSEND: People-watch over elegant small plates and modern cocktails (think braised octopus and a Bottom Buzzer: a delicious concoction of vodka, green chartreuse, lemon, grapefruit, honey and orange blossom) among lustrous throwback décor. thetownsendaustin.com downtown THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE: This historic venue features live, big ticket performances throughout the year and a classic cinema series every summer. austintheatre.org LGBTQ: If your visit doesn’t fall in late August or early September during Austin Pride Week, there is plenty of fun to be had at Oilcan Harry’s (oilcanharrys.com) , Rain (rainon4th.com), Highland Lounge (highlandlounge.com) and V Austin (vaustintx.com) . millennial moment Local Libation Austin-based Frot Vodka supports “partying for the greater good” with philanthropic efforts supporting the LGBTQ community. frotvodka.com The recently launched Paramount Social program features lip sync battles and unsanctioned bipartisan exhibition debates. Check the schedule at austintheatre.org for the latest events . 36 austintexas.org COURTESY THE TOWNSEND, COURTESY THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE; COURTESY FROT VODKA

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