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January 2020

Texas Biennial Open call

January 19
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Until Feb. 2
Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road, Building 2, Suite 101
Austin, 78702
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$20

The 2020 Texas Biennial Open Call is open to artists currently living and/or working in Texas, Texas natives/expats working anywhere in the world, and artists who have produced significant work in Texas over the last three years. Artists working in any media or discipline may apply online from December 2, 2019 – February 7, 2020.

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Free Small ThunderCloud Sub for We Are Blood Donors

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until Jan. 31
Free

  For Immediate Release January 6, 2020   Media Contact: Angela Hinson Breakaway Public Relations [email protected] 512-761-4567   Lunch is on We Are Blood! Donate Blood January 16-31 and Receive a ThunderCloud Sub Voucher   (Austin, Texas) –– We Are Blood is kicking off National Blood Donor Month this January with the help of Austin favorite, ThunderCloud Subs. Donate at any one of We Are Blood’s three donor centers or at any mobile blood drive from January 16 through January…

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Music School Open House – NW Austin

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orpheus Academy of Music, 3918 Far West Blvd Ste C
Austin, 78731
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Free

Try out guitar, piano, violin, and voice lessons at the award winning Orpheus Academy of Music at our original location in Northwest Austin! Meet the teachers, join a jam session, try out an instrument, and tour our facility. Fun for the whole family! Your Open House Offer: FREE registration, one FREE bonus lesson, and a discounted introductory lesson - valued at $80! *Offer is only valid in person at open house on Jan 19* We hope to see you there!

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Hearth & Soul Presents: Wellness Party

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join plant-based nutrition expert and integrative health coach Colleen Ogilvi as we launch the sale of lululemon in our store. Healthy bites and cocktails provided!

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Singles Night Out

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Riverbend Church, 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, 78746 United States
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$15

Come out for a relaxed evening of good food, live music, mingling, and great fun. Meet other like-minded singles in the area! Singles Night Out is hosted by Riverbend Church, and sponsored by Swoovy (the app connecting singles who serve). The purpose of the event is to give local singles a comfortable evening out to meet new people and enjoy awesome food and entertainment. We can't wait to see you there! All singles 18+ are welcome, so invite your friends…

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APL After Dark: Time Warp

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78701
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$7

Join us for a fun, educational, time-bending evening inside the Central Library after closing time! This edition of APL After Dark celebrates eras of the past and future as we head into the new decade of 2020. Learn about genealogy research, celebrate your favorite historical figures, enjoy crafts from different time periods, experience history-themed virtual reality, and more! Nancy Toombs from the Austin History Center will give a 20-minute presentation starting at 8pm in the demo area on how to…

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Positive Thinking Supports Development

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Caves Road
Austin, 78746
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Free – $50

Veterans, active-duty soldiers, their families, and supporters will all benefit from the life-changing coaching given at this event from Make a Vet Sweat founder Justin Bohannon, EF Overwatch CEO, Mike Saraille, a 15 min home-workout kettlebell demonstration by Onnit Mater Coach Juan Leija, and a moving story of perserverance from NY Times Best Selling author Geriant Jones. With the united purpose to make a positive impact on others and by focusing on self-care, Make and Vet Sweat (MAVS) and Supergivers…

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Fundamental Knife Skills Class at Cook Like An Italian

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$65

Become comfortable and skilled with the most important cooking tool, the chef knife! Good knife skills makes cooking more fun and efficient. Refine basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables—mince, dice, half moons, matchsticks, chiffonade, and more. Learn how to select a knife that is right for you, and tips for keeping your knives sharp. Enjoy a delicious bowl of Minestrone Milanese (Classic Italian Vegetable Soup) made with the vegetables you prepare. Knife and apron will be…

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LEEF Gala 2020

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hilton Austin, 500 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$1 – $150

Join us for a fun-filled gala event with Leander ISD teams competing in a game show, hosted by KVUE’s Bryan Mays, for Project Graduation prizes. You’re sure to have the best time enjoying dinner, drinks, a live and silent auction, games and dancing while supporting Leander ISD students and staff!

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atCentral: Carmen Maria Machado & In the Dream House

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78701
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Free

Carmen Maria Machado's new memoir, In the Dream House, is an engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. Machado will read from the memoir and discuss the book and its themes with fiction…

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Free Gallery Talk: Gods Behaving Badly

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Always Free on Thursdays

Join Chrissy Zappella, Blanton Fellow of European Art, Painting and Sculpture, for an in-depth discussion of two mythological paintings that uses historical context as well as technical and stylistic examination to analyze themes of gender and sexual politics in the ancient, early-modern, and contemporary world. This is our first “Old Masters/ Modern World” lecture, a series of talks that critically explore the continued relevance of centuries-old artworks to the lives of viewers today. **This talk touches on themes of sexual…

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atCentral: The Silence of Marshawn Lynch

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78701
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Free

Join us for a special screening of the 2019 documentary LYNCH: A HISTORY, which explores the silence that nonconformist NFL star Marshawn Lynch deploys as a form of resistance. Culling more than 700 video clips and placing them in dramatic, rapid, and radical juxtaposition, the film is a powerful political parable about the American media-sports complex and its deep complicity with racial oppression. Writer / producer / director David Shields will join us after the screening to discuss the film…

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Overcoming Food Allergies with Major Jaimes

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition Blvd
Austin, 78703 United States
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Join us for the launch of “My OIT Journey: How It Worked for Me!”. Major will be at Hearth and Soul to sign books and talk about his  journey from food allergies to relief through oral immunotherapy. Complimentary sips and samples.

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February 2020

Silent Disco At The Venue

February 1 @ 10:00 pm - February 2 @ 2:00 am
The Venue Atx, 516 East 6th St
Austin,
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$10 – $20

Austin’s hottest new nightclub, The Venue is located on historic 6th Street in downtown Austin. Featuring a full size stage, dance floor, balcony area and three full functioning bars. The Venue is the perfect location for an epic Silent Disco party. Tune into three live DJ’s spinning 3 different genres of music on stage all night and never leave the dance floor. Your 3 live DJ’s are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): EDM/Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s…

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UMLAUF After Dark ft. Will Taylor and Strings Attached

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Robert E Lee Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$7

Join us for our first UMLAUF After Dark of 2020! We'll have live music from Will Taylor and Strings Attached, artwork and handmade goods from the Creative Arts Society, beer from Austin Beerworks, cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, lawn games, and more! Plus, it will be your first chance to get your Garden Party 2020 tickets at a discounted early bird rate! UMLAUF Members: Free Everyone else: $7

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Denim & Diamonds

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition Blvd
Austin, 78703 United States
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Join us for Denim and Diamonds featuring our new collection of Vintage La Rose. Special live performance by McKenna Esteb! Complimentary bites and bubbles!

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JobNewsUSA.com Austin Job Fair – February 13th

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6121 North IH 35
Austin, 78752
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Free

ATTN: Job Seekers! 100s of Jobs are up for grabs at the JobNewsUSA.com Austin Job Fair on February 13th! This is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with recruiters and hiring managers from the area’s top hiring companies. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level position or a more experienced management job, this Job Fair will have something for you. Get in before these positions fill up! When you attend a JobNewsUSA.com Job Fair you will have the opportunity to: • Build your…

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AIA Austin Hosts Design Talks with Sara Zewde of Studio Zewde

February 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
AIA Austin, 801 W 12th St
Austin, 78701
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$40

(Austin, Texas) — AIA Austin’s first Design Talks luncheon of 2020 is set for Thursday, February 13 starting at 11:30am. The talk features Sara Zewde, founding principal of Studio Zewde in Manhattan, a design firm practicing at the intersection of landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. Zewde holds two master’s degrees, one from Harvard and the other MIT, and is the recipient of multiple honors and awards from 2014 to present day. In 2018, she was named to the National…

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Galentine’s

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition Blvd
Austin, 78703 United States
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Grab your gal and head to Hearth and Soul for a girl’s night out celebrating friendships! First dibs on our “One and Only” items. Complimentary bites and bubbles!

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Bastrop Cult Classic Convetion

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - February 16 @ 10:00 pm
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut St
Bastrop, 78602
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$25

Bastrop Cult Classic Convention     Starting February 14th through the 16th The Cult Classic Convention invites Horror and Cult classic fans for a friendly experience of all forms of different cult genres; including Art, Collectibles, Props and Celebrity guests. While in town check out Bastrop’s 40+ restaurants and bars near the Convention Center!   Who: Cult Classic Convention   What:  The best block party in Texas dedicated to underground music and film!   When:  2/14/2020, 2/15/2020, 2/16/2020   Where:…

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atxGALS Galentine’s Show

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cathedral, 2403 E. 16th St.
Austin, 78702
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$45

Come in for a fun, red hot evening while also supporting local arts and the community. A portion of proceeds will benefit Girls Empowerment Network. The Queen of Hearts themed night will kick off on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at 6pm and will feature DJ Diggy Dutch, art from 10 amazing local women artists, photo booth, and deliciously festive cocktails provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila, Austin Eastciders + more. Grab your gals, grab your guys and come…

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The Opulence Ball: Harlem Heat 2020

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - February 15 @ 2:00 am
The North Door, 502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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$50 – $200

Austin’s swankiest Valentine’s gala returns! Austin Influential Group welcomes the return of Harlem Heat for another extravaganza of movement, sound and visual splendor in support of Austin Pets Alive. Highlighting the Harlem Renaissance, with an enthusiastic nod to the Afro-Latin influences of Cuba, this night will be filled with talented movers and shakers of Austin who will set the mood to hot jazz, sultry voices and intoxicating raucous dances.  Taking center stage, Austin's cream of the crop of talented African-American…

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The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 17, 2020

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Founded and directed by José Carlos Mariátegui, the Peruvian magazine Amauta was one of the most influential cultural and political periodicals of the early 20th century. The exhibition follows Amauta’s development as a platform to explore the diversity of the avant-garde artistic production in Peru, Argentina, and Mexico and the debates that shaped the art of Latin America during the 1920s. This exhibition, co-organized by the Blanton Museum of Art of The University of Texas at Austin and Museo de Arte de Lima,…

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HappiFamli Annual Summer Camp Fair

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norris Conference Centers – Austin, 2525 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757 United States
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Free

It’s not too early to start planning your kids’ summer camp schedule, so bring the whole family to HappiFamli’s Annual Summer Camp Fair! Learn about and sign up for all kinds of programs all over Austin and beyond. We’ll have art camps and sports camps, sleep-away camps, and day camps, and so much more.  There’s something for every kid, ages 4-18! Admission and parking (there is a lot!) are FREE! Over 50 camps in attendance! Free, fun hands-on activities! $10K+…

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HappiFamli Annual Summer Camp Fair

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norris Conference Centers – Austin, 2525 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757 United States
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Free

It’s not too early to start planning your kids’ summer camp schedule, so bring the whole family to HappiFamli’s Annual Summer Camp Fair! Learn about and sign up for all kinds of programs all over Austin and beyond. We’ll have art camps and sports camps, sleep-away camps, and day camps, and so much more.  There’s something for every kid, ages 4-18! Admission and parking (there is a lot!) are FREE! Over 50 camps in attendance! Free, fun hands-on activities! $10K+…

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