Oct. 28th - Lick's Ladies of the '80s Birthday Bash
Lick Honest Ice Creams is celebrating its five-year anniversary by throwing its first ever Ladies of the ’80s Birthday Bash on Friday, October 28 at Spider House Ballroom. In collaboration with The Austin Chronicle, the all-night dance party begins at 9 pm and will include ’80s music by DJ Mahealani, 80's themed cocktail specials by Dulce Vida Tequila, a silent auction, a photo booth, a costume contest, and drag performances. All proceeds made from tickets ($10) and onsite silent auction items will benefit Hill Country Ride for AIDS and its beneficiaries. In addition, FARE, the official ride-share sponsor of the evening, will be donating 10 percent of proceeds from the night to Hill Country Ride for AIDS when users of the app enter the code ConesForACause.
In the spirit of the more-is-more-era, Lick’s ice cream truck, Barb (a 1988 Chevrolet), will be at the venue serving attendees unlimited free scoops of limited-edition flavors, including “Papa Don’t Peach” (inspired by Madonna), “Stay Golden” (inspired by The Golden Girls), and “Dirty Dancing”. Lick Honest Ice Creams Co-Owner Anthony Sobotik reached out to five female pastry and dessert chefs to create flavors inspired by their favorite ’80s celebrities, movies, artists and TV shows: Amanda Rockman (South Congress Hotel), Kendall Melton, Sascha Biesi (Skull and Cakebones), Amanda Bates (Tiny Pies), and Tessa Halstead (Chocolaterie Tessa). Ice creams will be served to ticket-holders all night
The Austin Chronicle’s Food Editor Brandon Watson will be the evening’s emcee. He will also co-judge a costume with his colleague Sarah Marloff and Chad Palmatier, Lick Honest Ice Creams Co-Owner. Contestants will compete for a gift pack from Lick Honest Ice Creams that includes a gift certificate for a year’s worth of free ice cream from any of the company’s three scoop shops. Attendees also have the opportunity to bid on multiple prizes donated from various local businesses during the evening’s silent auction. At midnight, some of Austin’s renowned drag performers—Topaz, Anise Manrow, Erika Mykels, and Maya M. Moore—will perform mashups in character of Whitney Houston, Madonna, Paula Abdul, and Tina Turner.
Where: Spider House Ballroom
Details: October 28, 9 pm to 2 am. $10
Tickets available here
Ages 21+. Proceeds benefit Hill Country Ride for AIDS.