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February 2019

Don’t Mess with Texas K-12 Art Contest

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until April 22
Keep Texas Beautiful, 8850 Business Park Drive, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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Free

The 2019 Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest is open and will close on April 22, 2019. Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Click here for more information.

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Liliana Porter Exhibition

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until Feb. 24
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with museum admission; Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff.

In the video Drum Solo  (2000; 19 min) Liliana Porter brings to life a cast of recurrent toy-like characters that have appeared in her artworks over the years. Through straight-forward animation and accompanied by a music score by Sylvia Meyer, vintage figurines perform in humorous, absurd, and sometimes moving vignettes. Porter’s installation Labor forzada  (2005) will also be on view, featuring a tiny worker shoveling an impossibly large pile of mulch, a light-hearted but incisive comment about labor and social injustice.

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La Volpe Happy Hour

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Until Oct. 19
La Volpe, 201 Brazos St Bldg B
Austin, 78701
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Free

At this chic downtown space La Volpe’s executive chef Will Eason blends traditional Italian with ultra-fresh ingredients and Southern flavors! Visit La Volpe for Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday, 5pm-630pm. Enjoy select cocktails and wine for $7 a glass and draft beers for $5; enjoy a scrumptious selection of happy hour priced appetizers $8-$12.  Located at 201 Brazos St, Austin, TX., book a table for dinner at https://www.lavolpeaustin.com/

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Zumba at Metz Recreation Center

February 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Until May 30
Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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$2.50

Zumba fitness classes at Metz Recreation Center. Follow along with dance instructor Joe Rivera in this upbeat dance class! Zumba is a fun full body workout. This is a great beginners class, so register today and bring a friend. Tuesday & Thursdays beginning Feb. 5th. Metz Recreation Center, 2407 Canterbury St. 78702 6:15-7:15pm. $10/month For more information, call 512-978-2399.

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Preventing Conflict

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Austin Community College: Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Free

The world is experiencing a 25-year peak in violent conflict. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Ret. Admiral William McRaven will discuss how diplomacy and development prevent violent conflict globally.  

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Ratarue, Official Testimony, Clemits, and MC Righteous Live at Nomads Bar

February 21 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Nomad Bar, 1213 Corona Dr
Austin, TX, 78723
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Free

If you love Hip Hop with a positive vibe and love to support Austin music, Nomads is presenting a night of conscience Hip Hop with some of Austin's established and rising with a show not to be missed. This event is free! Be ready to enjoy an amazing night at one of Austin's recently voted top bars in the city. The show begins at 10 and will go until 1 a.m.

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E + E Fitness Grand Opening

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
E + E Fitness, 2400 East 6th St.
Austin, 78702
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Free

E + E Fitness Grand Opening - Sweat & Mingle - Free Workouts Get ready East Austin! E + E Fitness’s GRAND OPENING is on February 23, from 10am to 3pm. Meet the extraordinary instructors and get to know them while they show you around the studio. Everyone is welcome to take free classes, get swag, win prizes, meet the E + E Fitness team and enjoy complimentary food & drinks from Austin local businesses. Our FREE 30-minute bootcamp and…

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Comfort-focused dentistry Swish Dental celebrates grand opening of Mueller locations

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swish Dental Family, 2604 Aldrich St.
Austin, Texas, 78723
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Austin-based, high-tech dentistry Swish Dental is proud to announce the grand opening event for their newest Austin locations in the Mueller area, Swish Dental Family at 2604 Aldrich St., Austin, Texas 78723 and Swish Dental Alamo at 1911 Aldrich St., Austin, Texas 78723. The grand opening will be at the Swish Dental Family location on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1 - 4 p.m. This event will be open to the public and will include a tour of the facility and…

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Plant-based Mediterranean Cooking Class-Arboretum

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$49.00

Want to prepare plant-based meals at home? Look no further! Con’ Olio presents its first plant-based Mediterranean Cooking Class Series. Chef Rachel Zierzow, natural foods chef and holistic health coach, will introduce you to gluten and dairy free dishes from the coast of Sicily to the islands of Greece. Soup or salad? You don’t have to choose. Simply take a quick trip to the Arboretum. Learn how to prepare plant-based options such as Tuscan white bean soup or Provençal vegetable…

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Midday Music: Sounds from Latin America

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Included with Admission

Enjoy the sound of guitar strings over your lunch break with members of the Butler School of Music Guitar Program performing the music of Cuba (Leo Brouwer), Brazil (Heitor Villa Lobos), Mexico (Eduardo Angulo), Argentina (Astor Piazzolla) and others. This event is included in the price of admission. Free for members and UT students, faculty, and staff. 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…

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Storytime: Black History

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free

February 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am Listen to stories and create art inspired by African American creativity and invention. Program Details Pop in with your young Texans (ages 2-5) for Bullock Storytime on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am. Dive into stories, sing your favorite songs, and expand your imaginations through hands-on experiences designed especially for ages 2-5. Program is FREE for members or with exhibit admission.   This project was made possible in part by the Institute of…

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March 2019

Waller Creek Conservancy Presents “New Monuments for New Cities” Exhibit

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Symphony Square, 1111 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Austin, Texas, 78701
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Free

On Saturday, March 2, Waller Creek Conservancy invites the public to Symphony Square to celebrate the grand opening of New Monuments for New Cities, a three-month public art exhibition. The exhibition is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a collaboration between five industrial reuse projects in North America including Waller Creek Conservancy. Each project invited five local artists to create posters to be displayed in “New Monuments for New Cities,” which will travel throughout the…

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La Juan D’Arienzo, Ambassadors or Argentine Tango in their US Tour! 11 piece Argentine Tango Orchestra!

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - March 3 @ 2:00 am
Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W 18th St
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$4 – $600

About the event: Esquina Tango is proud to invite to the event of the year :La Juan D’Arienzo, Ambassadors or Argentine Tango in their US Tour! Event will include early VIP admission (8:00pm) to sponsors with exclusive meet the artist, wine and best seating! 9pm Doors open for general admission! Enjoy a full night of the best live music along guest DJ from Italy Mario Giattino. Shoes for sale by TangoTana Performance by Esquina Tango Finger food and wine avaialble.…

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Whisler’s Fat Tuesday

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Laissez les bons temps rouler! The eastside’s one-of-a-kind cocktail bar, Whisler’s, kicks off their Fat Tuesday celebration with the first crawfish boil of the season and complimentary king cake from New Orleans' legendary Haydel’s Hurricanes, Sazeracs, and other classic New Orleans cocktails will be served up all night with the Boss Street Brass Band joining in from 6 - 9 pm. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. No cover.

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The Propeller Group: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music

March 8 - May 26
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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This film by The Propeller Group, an artist collective based in Vietnam and California, combines actual footage and staged portrayals of Vietnamese funeral rituals that shift dramatically from documentary to poetic. Music plays a significant role in the narrative trajectory, beginning with Vietnamese instrumentation and concluding with a New Orleans-style brass band, establishing unexpected continuities between South Vietnam and Louisiana Gulf Coast traditions. Despite the somber context, the film captivates with the inclusion of mysterious symbols and performers, including an…

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SXSW Wellness Expo 2019

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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March 9 & March 10, 2019 11:00am to 6:00pm both days
Free

SXSW Wellness Expo 2019, presented byMiraval, returns to Palmer Events Center for its second year with an exposition that spans the growing world of wellness in today’s culture. The expo will feature four distinct programming spaces: SXSW Wellness Expo Stage, Conscious Conversations, Fitness Stage and SXSW Wellness Circles as well as more than 130 exhibitors includingThe Farm Project,Branch Basics,Buddha Box,Everlywell,Four Sigmatic,Imperfect ProduceandNatch Beautwith Jackie Johnson.   Presented byCaulipower, SXSW Wellness Expo Stage will feature programmingsuch as panel discussions and group…

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Austin Regional Spelling Bee

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$12

Austin's top student spellers compete for this year's coveted title of Austin's Best Speller and the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.! The West Austin Chamber of Commerce has announced the final participants for the Austin Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at the Church at Canyon Creek Theater in NW Austin. 50 students have advanced to the regional round from a group of 110 local school spelling bee…

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Copies, Fakes, and Reproductions: Printmaking in the Renaissance

March 23 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Artistic training in the Renaissance involved drawing, or copying, from nature, from antique sculptures and from the work of other acclaimed artists.  While Raphael and Michelangelo were painting for the Popes in Rome, skilled printmakers such as Marcantonio Raimondi and Giorgio Ghisi were widely disseminating the painters’ famous compositions through the relatively new medium of engraving.  Not all artists, however, wanted their creations reproduced by others.  This exhibition will present works which showcase the various intentions behind copies, ranging from…

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World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

March 27 - March 31
austin country club, 4408 Long Champ Dr.
Austin, Texas,
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$120

Held March 27-31 with a rare, match-play format consisting of the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play field annually consists of the very best players from around the world from all Tours. It is a given that fans attending the Dell Technologies Match Play will see players like Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose and defending champion Bubba…

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April 2019

West Austin Chamber Summer Camp Fair

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Austin Baptist Church, 7016 Ribelin Ranch Rd.
Austin, 78750
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Free

Time to get ready for summer! Come meet over 80 area summer camps and programs at the 3rd Annual West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair/ Community Cookout & Talent Showcase on Monday, April 1st from 4-7:30pm at Austin Baptist Church. The event is a fun-filled evening with a FREE HEB cookout for the first 300 people, information on area summer camps and programs, games, prizes, kids activities and community talent showcase. More information: www.westaustinchamber.org/summercampfair

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Cheetah Fest

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunset Valley Elementary, 3000 Jones Road
Austin, 78745
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Free – $20

Enjoy carnival games, local food trailers, live entertainment, and a silent auction with over 100 items to bid on (including tickets to Disneyworld!) at Cheetah Fest, Sunset Valley Elementary’s annual fundraiser. The event is free to attend, and Play-All-Day wristbands are only $15 until March 30th ($20 at the door). Learn more and purchase wristbands at tinyurl.com/SVECF19

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Girls Impact the World Film Festival 2019

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
$10 – $2019.

:         Girls Impact the World Film Festival(GITWFF), presented by Connectherand Eloise DeJoria, returns this year to St. Andrew’s Dell Fine Arts Theater in Austin. The finalists – more than 30 young filmmakers from around the world – will showcase a variety of women’s issues with short films that address topics such as education for girls, maternal health, child marriage, sex trafficking, and violence against women.   The day program features panels and film screenings from 11am to 4pm. At the…

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May 2019

Lemonade Day Austin

Free

The West Austin Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be presenting Lemonade Day Austin 2019! What is Lemonade Day Austin? Lemonade Day is a community-wide educational program to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs! Participation in the program is FREE and provides the resources for children to learn how to start, own and operate their very own business… a lemonade stand! The program reaches its grand finale on Saturday May, 11th when thousands of kids host lemonade stands throughout…

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