Editor's note: The government shutdown may finally (albeit temporarily) be over, so let's take a look back at the other stories that got Austin talking this week.
1. Hop into this immersive Austin art experience before the lights go out for good. We definitely have this on our calendar. "Hopscotch: Light and Sound" is an interactive art show featuring 13 immersive exhibitions. Jump into the Deep Eddy Ball Pit, "control" the weather with a custom ballon installation, and more. The fun begins February 14.
2. 3 hottest Austin neighborhoods for 2019 predicted by real estate authority. Redfin weighs in with their picks for Austin's must-buy 'hoods in 2019.
3. Austin's one-of-a-kind 'Ramp House' skates onto market for $1.1 million. This unique Bouldin house comes with a skateboarder's dream — a 230-foot ramp that connects the first and second floors.
4. Houston restaurant chain scraps plans for downtown Austin location as lawsuit looms. Peli Peli generated a lot of buzz in 2017 when it announced it was coming into Austin. In 2019, the chain still isn't open, an ongoing lawsuit may mean Peli Peli is outtie outtie.
5. Another restaurant dragged off Guadalupe, Austin water brand sparkles on CBS, and more food news. Fat Sal's, famed purveyor of chicken finger sandwiches, closed its Drag outpost sometime over UT's winter break. If a Fat Sal's closes and no college student is there to notice, does it make a sound?