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August 2019

Curator Led Gallery Talk: Jeffrey Gibson

August 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with Admission

Join Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a special tour of Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day. Included with museum admission. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum. Image caption: Jeffrey Gibson. ALIVE!, 2016. Glass beads, tin jingles, steel and brass studs,…

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Retire Me Right

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Texas Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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$39

When you attend one of our Retire Me Right courses, we’ll address your biggest concerns in retirement and teach you the critical and essential basics for a life-long successful retirement. Our courses are taught nationwide by an unbiased Fiduciary licensed instructor. The course is designed for those 50 years or older and will allow you to master your own finances by learning cost saving methods and smart retirement strategies. Learn the following: Never run out of money in retirement Increase…

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Global Leadership Summit – Austin

August 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Until Aug. 9
The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$129

Austin, TX – Austin Bridge Builders Alliance (ABBA) believes that this year’s Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a catalyst for change in Austin. The GLS provides vision, inspiration, and countless practical skills to leaders and influencers. This 2-day world-class experience is for people who are intentional about developing their leadership skills in a stimulating environment and who are looking for something that is creatively inspiring and intellectually rigorous. The Summit impacts more than 405,000 people in over 500 U.S. host…

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Paella Cooking Class with Paellas Tapas and More – Arboretum

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Con ‘Olio Oils & Vinegars, 3500 FM 620 South Ste F-400, 78738
Bee Cave, 78738
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$63.87

Join us as we welcome Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas & More for an authentic Spanish Paella cooking class! The demo will include a brief introduction about extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars, then Chef Fer will demonstrate the authentic Spanish paella below. This class is very interactive so be prepared to jump in and enjoy the class!   Menu: - Paella Valenciana from scratch with seafood & chicken - Two Spanish Tapas - Ensalada with fresh vinaigrette…

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Free Gardening Seminar – Growing Herbs in Central Texas

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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free with park admission fee

Learn the basics of growing herbs in the Austin area. Together we will explore a fascinating group of plants that have been part of mankind’s history for thousands of years. Master Gardener and past President of the Austin Herb Society, Lucinda Rudin, will cover a comprehensive set of topics, including soil preparation, watering, growing seasons, when to plant, when to harvest and how to preserve and store your herbs.  Additionally, she will provide ideas for growing herbs in a variety…

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Free Gardening Seminar – Growing Herbs in Central Texas

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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free with park admission fee

Learn the basics of growing herbs in the Austin area. Together we will get started on a journey to a fascinating group of plants that have been part of mankind’s history for thousands of years. Master Gardener and past President of the Austin Herb Society, Lucinda Rudin, will cover a comprehensive set of topics, including soil preparation, watering, growing seasons, when to plant, when to harvest and how to preserve and store your herbs.  Additionally, she will provide ideas for…

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2019 Back to School Fest

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Ring in the new school year with a FREE afternoon of kind vibes, including live music, a Kind Shop marketplace, a back-to-school fashion show featuring guest models and teachers from AISD, dance performances, flower crowns, delicious sips and bites, balloon twisters, and tons more family-friendly activities!    Co-hosted by Barton Creek Square, Nordstrom, and The Kindness Campaign (TKC™), the annual Back to School Fest was created to send kids, families, and teachers back to school in a positive and uplifting…

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Small Business Accounting

$35.00

Gain basic accounting knowledge and skills, manage current operations, ensure timely and accurate tax compliance and attract new partners or investors. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification. Cost $35.00 Free Parking

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Art Talk: The New Life of Old Maps

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Free

As the former Rare Books Librarian at the Benson Latin American Collection, art historian Michael Hironymous will be addressing the initiative that brought digital copies of the maps in the exhibition to the communities that produced them centuries ago, as well as the effect that such project had in his personal life. Mariana Castillo Deball, a Mexican international award-winning artist featured in the exhibition, will be talking about the aesthetic elements of the maps and how her own artistic practice…

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On Water Exhibition at the Central Library

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Daily
Free

On Water is a solo exhibition featuring 14 large scale photographs and photographic collages by artist Elizabeth Chiles. Presented in the Central Library's main gallery, On Water showcases two series of Chiles' work: Figs from Thistles, created in 2013 during the worst Texas drought in over a century, and On Water, created in 2018 during months of historic flooding along the Colorado River. The resulting photographs, which were taken by Chiles throughout Texas state parks and along the Colorado River,…

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BACK TO SCHOOL FESTIVAL

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Delco Activity Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Dr
Austin, 78724
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As part of El Mundo Newspaper’s commitment to our community, the 10th annual Festival de Regreso a Clases/Back to School Festival. The event is free of charge and open to the public in general. We will be giving away over 5,000 backpacks. (While supplies last). As well as school supplies, vision, speech & hearing screenings, booster seat distribution, adult & children health screenings and much more. The families can partake of giveaways, contests, drawings and more. There will be a…

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Laura Elizabeth Jewelry Making Class

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition Blvd
Austin, 78703 United States
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$30

We are proud to host Austin-local jewelry designer, Laura Elizabeth Jewelry, for a Jewelry Making Class for moms and their children! Join us on August 17th at 10AM for a kid-friendly jewelry workshop with Laura Elizabeth herself. Give us a call or visit us in store to sign up. Cost is $30 per child.

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PON DI BEAT: GET2WERK. MYCHELE SIMS ALL LEVELS AFROBEAT DANCE FITNESS MASTERCLASS

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Inspired Movement, 2311 S Congress Ave
Austin, 78704
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$32 – $50

This month's Pon Di Beat class features a dance class from Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Mychele Sims! We hope to see you for this event and for the rest of the 2019 Pon Di Beat series.  GET2WERK Mychele's signature Get2Werk Dance Fitness Class gets your body grooving while burning all the calories! This class is a mixture of many dance and fitness mediums, including hip-hop, jazz, pilates, and zumba. ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: MYCHELE SIMS is a trained dancer and…

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PON DI BEAT: GET2WERK. MYCHELE SIMS ALL LEVELS AFROBEAT DANCE FITNESS MASTERCLASS

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Danzversity, 2110 White Horse Trail
Austin, 78757
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$32 – $50

This month's Pon Di Beat class features a dance class from Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Mychele Sims! We hope to see you for this event and for the rest of the 2019 Pon Di Beat series.  GET2WERK Mychele's signature Get2Werk Dance Fitness Class gets your body grooving while burning all the calories! This class is a mixture of many dance and fitness mediums, including hip-hop, jazz, pilates, and zumba. ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: MYCHELE SIMS is a trained dancer and…

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Rachel Dory – Opening Reception

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Blvd, Suite C110-B
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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Free with RSVP

Rachel Dory Opening Reception with the Artist Saturday, August 17th 7-9pm Rachel Dory is an Austin based artist known for her site-specific paintings of roadside America. Dory aims to document the locations she visits in her travels by stripping them down to their essential elements, speaking to both the permanence and transience of America. Her final paintings serve as a window to the memory of familiar places, or as a lens through which the viewer may examine their own experience…

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Grand Opening: Orpheus Academy of Music – Cedar Park

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Orpheus Academy of Music Cedar Park, 3109 Kenai Dr Unit 10
Cedar Park, 78613
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Free

Come to Orpheus Academy of Music in Cedar Park for the official grand opening of our new location! Our grand opening event will be on August 17th & 18th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Join us for all kinds of fun activities, giveaways, and more! We will have live music playing all day long and instrument tryouts. Look forward to face painting, scavenger hunt bingo, and teacher dunk tanks too! Don't miss out on your chance to win…

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BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements Webinar

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

The BizOpen Orientation Live Webinar provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.System

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BizOpen: Commercial Property Requirements

Free

The BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy. Parking is available in the One Texas Center parking garage…

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WAR REMAINS: DAN CARLIN PRESENTS AN IMMERSIVE MEMORY

August 22
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 am, repeating until September 1, 2019

War Remains, 500 East 5th Street
Austin, 78701
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$40

“War Remains” is a category-defining experience from MWM Immersive that uses virtual reality to give audiences a taste of one of the most extreme battlefields in history - The Western Front of the First World War. As educational as it is exhilarating, the experience blends Dan Carlin’s classic narrative style with moments of unfettered combat to bring viewers closer to history than ever before. Physical and virtual elements combine to create a visceral, realistic simulation far more immersive than a…

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Paella Cooking Class w Paellas Tapas and More!

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Con Olio: Bee Cave, 3500 FM 620 S Ste F400, Ste F400
Bee Cave, TX, 78738 United States
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$63.87

Join us as we welcome Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas & More for an authentic Spanish Paella cooking class! The demo will include a brief introduction about extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars, then Chef Fer will demonstrate the authentic Spanish paella below. This class is very interactive so be prepared to jump in and enjoy the class!   Menu: - Paella Valenciana from scratch with seafood & chicken - Two Spanish Tapas - Ensalada with fresh vinaigrette…

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Understanding Business Taxes

$35.00

Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This class can help your navigation. Gain familiarity with the tax forms, due dates and the financial information required to accurately complete various business tax returns. Reduce your stress and frustrations by understanding what is needed before you start. This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification. Cost:…

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Jeremy Blake: Winchester Trilogy

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 1, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Jeremy Blake’s haunting Winchester trilogy explores the history of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. In the late 1800s, Sarah Winchester, heiress of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, began to turn her eight-bedroom home into a sprawling mansion. Over the course of thirty-six years, Winchester hired construction workers to continually build over a hundred rooms, miles of hallways, and stairs leading to nowhere. Rumors swelled and many believed that Winchester—after losing her child and husband at an early age—was cursed…

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Mapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century Mexico

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until August 25, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Exactly 500 years ago, in August of 1519, an expedition led by the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortés began marching inland into Mexican territory. Just two years later, what today is Mexico City fell to an ethnically diverse army composed of both Spanish and local peoples from other cities, starting a long period of European colonization. This exhibition aims to expand our perspective on these events by featuring a selection of maps, known as Mapas de las Relaciones Geográficas, created by Indigenous…

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Lily Cox-Richard at Blanton Museum

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 14, 2019

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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This installation will present new work that expands artist Lily Cox-Richard’s research into the contextual history of materials. By removing common materials such as plaster, concrete, or scrap copper from familiar settings and giving them new forms, Cox-Richard makes visible unseen systems that dictate materials’ production, value, and use, and engages larger questions of natural resources, labor, the specifics of place, and the politics of viewership. Organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of…

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HobbyKids Adventures Walmart Tour – Austin

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walmart, 710 E Ben White Blvd
austin, 78704
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Free

Come meet your favorite YouTube family - HobbyKidsTV! Play games, see all-new toys, and learn about the new HobbyKids Adventures animated series on YouTube. Make sure you're there to meet HobbyPig, HobbyFrog, and HobbyBear in person! Fun for all ages and a free collectible poster for all the fans!

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