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PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLOS SALAZAR OF TREY S PHOTO STUDIO WHO: Owner of the dog grooming and boarding facility Mud Puppies (12233 FM 620 N., Ste. 110-A, 512-249-2498; 2015 E. Riverside Dr., Bldg. 9; 512-912-0200; mud-puppies.com) and Austin Dog Rescue board member. FUN AND GAMES: "Full Circle Bar (1810 E. 12th St., 512-814-0211; fullcirclebar.com) takes you back to being a kid, but with adult beverages. They have six Skee-Ball lanes!" ON A ROLL: "Umi Sushi Bar & Grill (5510 I-35, No. 400, 512-383- 8681; m.mainstreethub.com/umiaustin) is my go-to sushi place; try the Tuna Dynasty and VIP Roll. But what that has kept me coming back for over 10 years is the owner, Mei, who works on Friday and Saturday nights and makes you feel like family." MORNING RITUAL: "Everyone knows the great lawn at Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs Rd.), but get there just after sunrise: You and your dog will have the whole place to yourself to enjoy the Austin skyline. Just don't forget to bring a towel to wipe the morning dew off your dog's paws." ‒ Secret Source ‒ EDWARD FLORES KT Tunstall, March 11; Gino Vannelli, March 24–25. 7701 Bee Cave Road, 512-330- 9500; oneworldtheatre.org PARAMOUNT THEATRE Austin's historic downtown theater is the jewel of Congress Avenue. Upcoming: The Keno Brothers, March 5; Penn and Teller, March 24; Marc Maron, March 31; Ruthie Foster and special guests, April 1. INSIDER TIP: Legends like Carol Burnett and Woody Allen have signed the performers' wall backstage. 713 Congress Ave., 512-472-5470; austintheatre.org ZACH THEATRE Expect top-notch local theater at this essential Austin nonprofit. Upcoming: The Great Society, January 25–March 5; Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, April 5–30. 202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org MUSEUMS THE BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART The University of Texas's world-class art museum boasts an impressive collection of Latin American art. Current and upcoming exhibits: "You Belong Here: Reimagining the Blanton," celebrating the complete reinstallation of its permanent collection, starting February 11; "Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser," March 12–June 11. INSIDER TIP: Like the exhibits themselves, the museum's gift shop is carefully curated, making it a great resource for unique gifts. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 512-471- 5482; blantonmuseum.org BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM Learn the story of Texas while also enjoying smart, diverse exhibits that make you think. Exhibits: "Purchased Lives," February 11–July 9; "Common Ground, The Music Festival Experience," March 10–July 23; "Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan," March 10–July 23. 1800 Congress Ave., 512-936-8746; thestoryoftexas.com Northside, where Chef David Bull has opened a second location at the Archer Hotel. 3121 Palm Way; 200 Congress Ave., 512-827-2750; secondbarkitchen.com SWIFT'S ATTIC Whimsical small plates plus creative cocktails are the name of the game at this bustling, second-floor gastropub in the heart of downtown. 315 Congress Ave., 512-482-8842; swiftsattic.com UCHI Chef Tyson Cole combines his extensive Eastern knowledge with exotic, high-quality ingredients at this landmark restaurant that set the standard for innovative dining in Austin and attracts everyone from celebrities to families. 801 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchiaustin.com UCHIKO Designed to mimic a Japanese farmhouse, Uchi's sister restaurant is popular for its vegetarian tasting menu and fried-milk dessert. Expect to see one of the more stylish crowds in town. 4200 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-916-4808; uchikoaustin.com WU CHOW From the creative minds behind Swift's Attic, Wu Chow brings authentic farm-to-table Chinese food to downtown Austin. Another favorite with visiting celebs, this spot has a sophisticated yet laid-back vibe. 500 W. Fifth St., Ste. 168, 512-476- 2469; wuchowaustin.com ON STAGE ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER Home of the historic Austin City Limits tapings, this state-of-the-art live music venue brings in a wide variety of touring acts. Upcoming: Amos Lee, February 25; Bryan Ferry, March 22; Brain Candy Live, March 25. INSIDER TIP: Spot up-and-coming greats at ACL Live's little sister club, 3Ten ACL Live, downstairs. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., 512-225-7999; acl-live.com ANTONE'S NIGHTCLUB Austin's home of the blues, co-owned by Gary Clark Jr., always has something cooking. Upcoming: The Staves, February 28; Donavon Frankenreiter with Grant-Lee Phillips, March 4. 305 E. Fifth St., 512-814- 0361; antonesnightclub.com BASS CONCERT HALL This University of Texas venue brings the best in comedy, music, and Broadway to Austin. Upcoming: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, March 21–26; Black Grace, March 29. 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive, 512-471-2787; texasperformingarts.org FRANK ERWIN CENTER Music's biggest names come to the UT arena. Upcoming: Stevie Nicks, March 12; Panic! At The Disco, April 2. 1701 Red River St., 512-471-7744; uterwincenter.com THE LONG CENTER Austin's premier theater hosts the city's performing arts groups as well as touring acts. Upcoming: Austin Symphony Orchestra's Vive L'Espagne!, February 24–25; Billy Crystal, February 27; Fran Lebowitz, March 8; Pink Martini, March 12; Austin Symphony Orchestra's Mahler in March, March 24–25; Ballet Austin's The Magic Flute, March 31–April 2. 701 W. Riverside Dr., 512-457-5110; thelongcenter.org ONE WORLD THEATRE This music, arts, and events venue offers a unique experience. Upcoming: Kathy Mattea, March 7; 76 AUSTINWAY.COM The SOURCE: SCENE