Are you looking to explore your passion and turn it into a business? Do you have a business that makes an impact, but you need a reboot of energy, creativity and collaboration? This workshop experience is made for you. We'll meet in an intimate cohort setting over the course of 3 days at our 35th Street coworking space. Get ready to not only explore your own passion, and your why, but to also be inspired by others and their drive to make an impact. You'll come out of the weekend with inspiration, and a clear sense of next steps for your venture.
Impact Haven is hosting a women's weekend at the end of this month, focused on helping women take their impact ideas and get clarity about pursuing them as a business venture. They are focused on creatives of all types as well as impact entrepreneurs.
They are offering a 30% discount on the price for everyone who registers by 4/7, just ask them to use the code: GRITWOMEN when they register. They only have 10 slots, so they will go fast!
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 28 @ 7:00 - 10:00 PM
EXHIBITION DATES: APRIL 28 - JUNE 3, 2017
Trump has been elected. Patriarchy is rampant, and the glaciers are receding. Wars continue with no visible end. Alternative facts are presented as truth, and many artists are feeling a pervading sense of melancholy. With this in mind, MASS presents "End of the Whirld", a group exhibition featuring four artists whose work is steeped in dark undertones present in the complexities of Westernized culture. Mike Calway-Fagen, Ted Carey, Robert Melton, and E. Schwinn will exhibit a mix of drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, and installation.
"End of the Whirld" is on view at MASS from April 28 - June 3, 2017, with an opening reception Friday, April 28 , 7-10pm.
During the opening reception, join us for a Close Encounters program lead by "End of the Whirld" artist E. Schwinn. Exploring various stereotypes and markers of masculinity, Schwinn invites the public to create their own version of the perfect man from provided paper body parts and a variety of collage materials.
Mike Calway-Fagen // mikecalway-fagen.com
Ted Carey // briefbird.com
Robert Melton // robertwmelton.com
E. Schwinn // eschwinn.com
SAN MARCOS, T , March 24th, 2017 – Texas State University’s official radio station, KTSW-FM 89.9, is pleased to announce MR Fest 2016 held on April 29-30th
.Music begins at 9 p.m. on April 28th and 12 p.m. on April 29th. MR Fest is a family friendly event and KTSW-FM 89.9 is proud to announce the newest element of the festival called KTSW Kids. KTSW Kids will host local San Marcos music programs on April 29th from 12-5p.m. on the Hays County Courthouse lawn. The family-friendly music and activities continues afterward, so bring the family!
MR Fest 2017 is sponsored by KTSW-FM 89.9, Colloquium, Roper and Mehler, University Bookstore, Buzzmill, Downtown SMTX, Erbert and Gerbert’s and Cheer and Chow. MR Fest offers a unique festival experience by expanding the festival across ten venues in the historic San Marcos downtown square. We are thrilled to present the New York based surf-pop-rock band HIGH WAISTED as the MR Fest 2017 headliner, along with over 50 regional and local artists. The festival is a platform for all artists to showcase their talent in a live music atmosphere. Local vendors and nonprofits from the area will be present on April 29th on the Hays County Courthouse lawn.
Independent Bookstore Day is on April 29th this year. What better way to celebrate than by visiting some of Austin's awesome, diverse collection of independent bookstores – and possibly win a huge grand prize in the process?
Much as we would love to visit all of Austin's 15+ bookstores, that’s a lot for one day. So instead we invite you to plan your own self-directed bookstore crawl. Visit three or more stores and complete a task at each one (and post it on social media using our #atxbookstorecrawl hashtag), and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win the grand prize, which includes giftcards, books, and other swag from our participating bookstores.
In Abby Bagby's latest collection of "hair sculptures", she unravels and explores human psychology through the manipulation of human hair within the context of assemblage. In this exhibition, Bagby clothes the human body in order to question societal and personal understandings of feminism, ambition, and beauty through the lens of women's fashion. Touching on inspiration from surrealism, Bagby's work is sure to entice curiosity.
The abject and slightly sinister use of human hair as the preferred material - and its imitation of fibers and fabrics often seen in today's notable fashion houses - attempts to reveal the intricacy and complexity of being human through disassociation, appropriation, and camouflage. Oscillating between the obscure and the functional, viewers will enjoy getting lost in Bagby's unique Kingdom.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 7 to 9pm
Women & Their Work
1710 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701
Free Admission, Mon. – Fri. 10 – 6 & Sat. 12 – 6
Casting has begun for "The Handmade Project", which is a brand new show for NBC. The Handmade Project is hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (both formerly of NBC's Parks and Recreation, among many other things!), and is being created to celebrate incredible crafters and artists around the country.
NBC is holding a meet 'n greet where potential applicants can meet some of the casting team in person. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Reformation is kicking off their summer Circus in Austin this weekend. The brand is hosting surprise pop-ups all summer in a few of their favorite cities - and Austin is their first stop. So come hang, have some champagne and shop the new collection.
The mission of this non profit organization is to make a difference in the lives of homeless and underprivileged women and girls. The goal is to spread awareness, provide menstrual products, give hope and restore dignity.
The Homeless PERIOD Project of Austin will be hosting its first Period Packing party! All Period Packs will be donated to Front Steps, Trinity Center, and Lifeworks.
Volunteers will be packing pads, tampons, panty liners and feminine wipes into a ziploc bag. Feel free to bring donations to the packing party.
Click here for details.
Close out Earth Month with us on April 29th, as we revive old and new goods with an Indigo Dye Workshop hosted by Erica Heidepriem.
Urban Outfitters will cover the history, myth, and lore of indigo. This workshop will provide the fundamentals of this historic pattern-making process and will focus on folding, tying, and clamped resist methods.
You will learn a variety of methods for creating different patterns. We will provide material for you to practice with, as well as a complimentary cotton bandana for each attendee.
The indigo vats will be set up for you to use and play! Feel free to bring your own goods to dye, but please avoid bulky pieces (towels, linens, bedding etc.), as vat space and time are limited.
Last but certainly not least, your ticket price wil include complimentary Chameloen Cold Brew and breakfast tacos.
Space is limited so grab your tickets below soon. Let’s dye it!
Click here for tickets and details.
The We Are Girls Conference, produced by The Girls Empowerment Network, is a statewide, multi-city event designed especially for girls in grades 3-8 and the adults who care about them. Founded in 2008 the 2016-2017 theme is “Find Your Power.” Featuring skill-building workshops and dynamic presentations, the We Are Girls Conference connects girls to relatable role models and encourages healthy relationships, educational discovery, and creative self-expression.
Who- Girls in grades 3rd-8th and the adults that care about them. (That includes parents, guardians, mentors, counselors and anyone else that supports young girls in their lives.)
Theme- ‘Find Your Power’
Cost- Tickets are $20 early bird rate per person until April 1st, tickets are $30 per person thereafter. You can apply for an individual scholarship by visitingwww.wearegirls.org. To apply for a large group scholarship please email email@example.com.
Admission includes- Lunch, supplies, and a swag bag, as well as access to two Featured Conference Speaker’s presentations, choice of breakout workshops, resource fair, and of course, countless memories!
Featured Conference Speakers- Lizzie Velasquez- Global Motivational Speaker, Anti-bullying Activist, Social Media Personality; and Author and Coach Keisha- Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Mentor & Certified Life Coach, and Founder of PEARL Girls
This is event is a safe space for you to embrace who are and for all to come together to show support for our trans community. Whether you are transgender or you have friends or family who are, please come out and celebrate your empowerment!!! Kelly Kline will be hosting a special show that night and Dino Odino will be selling SUPPORT shirts! If you have an questions feel free to PM message me.
GirlFriend ATX DJs later in the night!
Join the Lilith Fund as they raise money for abortion access in Texas. They are getting creative, scheming up plans, and getting to work to make this year's Bowl-a-Thon the best yet. Location TBA.
Sign up to bowl and commit to raising $100 (or more!) for the Lilith Fund. Gather your friends and create a team of six people to support reproductive justice for all. At the end of April, we'll bowl our hearts out and celebrate all the money we've raised for abortion access. Bring on the competition!
The Lilith Fund envisions a society in which equal access to abortion is guaranteed for all, regardless of economic situation. We oppose all efforts to restrict abortion rights and are committed to fighting for access to abortion.
Internationally acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros will join The Wittliff to celebrate the opening of her archives with a public reading, an interview by John Phillip Santos and a book signing. Attendees are also invited to view Ms. Cisneros' exhibition, Sandra Cisneros: A House of Her Own.
Bravely, a company aimed at increasing financial literacy among women is hosting 'Talking Money to Me' on April 30th. Come out to Cheer up Charlies from 2-5pm for the chance to speak with female finance professionals about whatever money needs you have. We'll have 5 finance professionals ready to help you!
1 raffle ticket
10% donation to Annie's List
Opportunity to see performances by NAM and Girlfriend ATX
Access to a CFP, CPA, money coach, realtor, and accountant
Access to 5 female owned local businesses
Multiple organizations including Black, Latinx, the indigenous, LGBTQ, refugees, immigrants, laborers and the poor will collaborate on International Worker's Day, when they'll launch massive protests nationwide. Join us in Austin as we go beyond moments of outrage, beyond narrow concepts of sanctuary, and beyond barriers between communities that have much at stake and so much in common.
Multiple events are planned throughout the day. More info TBA.
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We will be updating the itenerary in the description as more events for this all-day May Day come up.
San Marcos Socialist Collective - 12:30PM (location TBA)
Fast food workers in San Marcos are striking for management to put an end to unjust labor practices including: harassment, worker intimidation, and wage theft. They are also demanding safer working conditions and improved training.
Disclaimer: For the safety of the workers, the location of the strike will not be released until the strike notice has been delivered to management.
2:15PM: University of Texas - UT Tower
May Day Walkout for Sanctuary Campus
"On May 1st at 2:15 pm walk out of class with students, faculty and staff to demand that the administration both declare in words and establish in action a sanctuary campus at the University of Texas at Austin."
MID-DAY Actions: Times and locations tba
3PM Rally at City Hall
Workers Defense Project Rally at City Hall:
"On May 1st, immigrants and allies all over the country will rise up in resistance to demonstrate the power, resilience and strength of immigrants in America. Immigrant families are the backbone of the Texas economy. The #RiseUP movement is growing by the hour. Please follow the event for more information. "
4PM: Convergence at the Capitol. Event details to follow
Are you interested in becoming a better, smarter citizen? As the Texas Legislature wraps up its 85th session, come learn how you can get involved and stay informed. Join The Texas Tribune for happy hour at the W Austin for cocktails and a conversation with two state Reps. on how to be heard by your legislators and make your mark ahead of the 2018 elections. RSVP here!
In this two-part class you will learn how to create a small footed bowl shaped like a beautiful monstera leaf. The first class will include cutting and shaping these dishes, and the second class will be devoted to surface decoration. Your ticket gets you into both workshops and covers all your supplies. Tickets are limited so be sure to reserve your spot! The workshop dates are May 2nd & 9th. Click here for more information.
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About the Instructor:
Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2014 with a degree in Furniture Design. After graduation, Genna moved to Austin and started building her very own ceramics studio as an escape from her hum-drum day job. See more of Genna's work at gennawilliams.com
May 3rd, the sun will rise on The Capitol City like never before with people hitting the dance floor with a morning experience you won’t soon forget. Beaming live and direct from the Whole Foods Market rooftop (!!), a gardenside yoga sesh with Mark and Erinn of Sukha Yoga to get you warmed up, and then a full-throttle dance party with DJ Manny and the legendary husband-wife hip hop duo, Riders Against the Storm, will keep the energy at an all-time high.
Whole Foods Market will be providing an uhmazing free bfast. And let’s just say, this particular Daybreaker launch is gonna be something you will want to tell future generations about (not kidding). There’s only one FIRST TIME! So don’t miss this one! Austin will be brought together with more mindfulness, wellness, mischief, self-expression and camaraderie. With everything going on in the world these days, we need it more than ever.
So snag your ticket and start scouting out your costume! At Daybreaker, we self-express when we dress, so sport your boldest, most vibrant colors. Platform sneakers and animal onesies? Even better. See you on the dance floor. For more information click here.
// Featuring DJ Manny
// Yoga with Sukha Yoga 6 – 7am / Dance Party 7 – 9am
// Special surprises & performances by Riders Against the Storm
// Free coffee, healthy juices & breakfast by Whole Foods Market (!!)
Since 1998, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Taste of Mexico has become one of the leading Mexican-inspired culinary events of the year. This culturally conscious and historical celebration of Cinco de Mayo invites guests to generously sample creative cuisines from over 50 of Austin’s most eclectic and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and beverage purveyors.
Confirmed as of April 17, 2017:
Llama's Peruvian Cuisine
Matt's El Rancho
SWB Southwest Bistro
Veracruz All Natural
1921 Crema de Tequila
Ancho Reyes Verde
Caffe del Fuego
Curra's Grill (Avocado Margarita)
Dulce Vida Tequila
Jose Cuervo Tradicional
Mezcal Real Minero
Alongside fine tequilas and mezcales, Taste of Mexico offers regional specialties and contemporary fusions to trace the lineages of a cuisine that boasts continental flavor and international flare. This year’s Taste of Mexico will highlight French influence in Mexican foodscapes. From mother sauces and moles, to pastries and pan dulce, guests are invited to celebrate the cross-pollination of French and Mexican cuisine, as well as indulge in our desserts lounge featuring rich chocolates, sweet treats and after-dinner beverages. Taste of Mexico benefits Mexic-Arte Museum’s art education programs.
Find tickets, information, and participants at bit.ly/tastemexico
The mission of The Get Up is to inspire a community of empowered individuals and on May 3rd they are going to be having our first panel discussion on...the refugee crisis!
This will be an awesome panel of folks who work very closely to this cause speaking about what issues most affect folks in the Austin community who have been touched by resettlement and what you can do to get involved.
This will be as much an opportunity for you to learn more as it is an opportunity to get together with some good folks and talk about how we can make an impact together!
Sistas Of and Black Sovereign Nation invite you to attend our first annual Roastivist event, a fundraiser to benefit local social justice, community focused and activist led organizations. Roastivist is a comedy show facilitated in an attempt to honor the organizers who give their lives to social justice, community service, and combatting oppressive systems as well as to foster friendship, familiarity, and a spirit of unity among members of our community.
Fatima Mann of CounterBalance ATX, Margaret Haule of Black Lives Matter Austin, Njera Keith of Black Sovereign Nation, Victoria Watson of Sistas Of, and Meme Styles of Measue Austin will be in attendance! Come out to see your favorite activist led organizations and their representatives subjected to a good, old fashioned roast performed by local comedians like Yusef Roach, Jasmine Ellis, Justin Hicks, Eric Nimmer, Devon Walker, Carlton Wilcoxson and Nathalie Holmes. Attendees will also enjoy dinner and drinks.
Kenneth D. Thompson of The Wake Up Call will be on the mic, bringing his charm and energy to an already amazing environment. DJ HellaYella will also be in the building, spinning. We appreciate your contribution to the movement for Black liberation! Suggested donations of a minimum of $25 will benefit participating organizations.
For more information, click here.
"Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation" brings together two exhibitions in the Christian-Green Gallery: Nobody’s Darling: New Works by Deborah Roberts and Askance Reply: Selections from the Brandywine Print Archive and the Christian-Green Collection.
Based in Austin, Deborah Roberts has been engaging issues of beauty, race, and women’s bodies for the past twenty years. Askance Reply includes works by artists Elizabeth Catlett, Camille Billops, Faith Ringgold, Andrea Chung, and others. Click here for more information!
The Woman’s Way Business Awards are the only business awards for woman-owned and -led businesses in Austin. As the only free publication solely for and about women who work and live in Austin, Austin Woman wanted to celebrate the important and influential achievements of our fellow women. Award recipients span numerous industries and are chosen by a selection committee of successful local female business and community leaders. Click here for more information.
Caroline Eck & Bryan Lee Taylor, various works
May 5 - 26, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
7pm - 10pm
Gallery Hours: 9am - 9pm, seven days a week.
Caroline Eck is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her work takes the viewer to a cold, personal, and paradoxical world laced with uncertainty and the subconscious. The subjects and drawings are a development of the experiences in the artist's life and the emotional effects they have had on the artist in addition to dreams and imagination. She's currently completing a BFA in studio art and marketing at St. Edward's University.
Bryan Lee Taylor is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His primary focus is on 35mm film photography and drawing inspiration from day to day experiences of human interaction and emotions.
We Exist is an ongoing series of exhibitons curated by non-profit arts + tech organization, Motion Media Arts Center. Our goal is to highlight artists of all mediums within our community and their work.
Click here for details and ticket information.
Calling all planning, expectant and new parents! The Big Baby Bash & Family Jam is the ultimate parenting experience. The event seeks to support & educate parents & parents-to-be with seminars and workshops lead by nationally renowned and local experts, amazing vendors and hands-on demos.
FREE talks & demos!
Win amazing raffle prizes!
Giveaways to the first 100 people!
The Big Baby Bash & Family Jam is a FREE family-friendly event for all planning, new and expectant parents from all over the Austin area. The event allows parents and parents-to-be to explore new products & services as well as listen to inspiring speakers and partake in hands-on demonstrations from highly regarded area experts. The Big Baby Bash 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th. The Bash has partnered with Know Where The Love Is; an online directory of birth and family-planning professionals who operate LGBTQIA-friendly businesses.
Austin has been ranked a top location to raise kids for years. Parenting Magazine named Austin the 2nd best city to raise a family. Forbes named Austin the #1 boom-town and the best place for families with young children. And US News ranked it #1 overall place to live in the US. So what better place to host The Big Baby Bash and Toddler Jam – a pre-pregnancy, prenatal & infant expo – than Austin?
The 2016 & 2015 Baby Bashes were hugely successful! The events drew over 300 parents and 60 exhibitors each year. Exhibitors raved about new partnerships, increased brand exposure, and most of all, reaching their target demographic. Attendees walked away with invaluable knowledge, new products, and had a fantastic experience.
FREE with RSVP: thebigbabybash2017.eventbrite.com
Stop by Eastside Pop Up's Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe and grab something lovely for that special lady. Mothers Day is right around the corner.
Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Support Local Art!
Join Hotel San Jose Saturday May 7th from noon to 5 pm in the San José courtyard for our May Pop Up. Shop local designers Canoe, ElishaMarie Jewelry, ELOI, and OH Fox, and grab a floral bouquet for Mother's Day with custom vases by our friends at Javelina Ranch. The good people of Lick Honest Ice Creams will be selling delicious Mother's Day ice cream pint packs and we will, as always, be ready to pour you a Champassion or Michelada to help ease you into the lazy day.
Grateful Thread, is a one night, 100% free shopping event for women all over Austin to receive clothing, shop their neighbor's closets and create new friendships with Austin women.
The event is on May 12th from 6pm to 8pm at a secret location - guests who have RSVP'd will get an email with the location a few days before the event.
In addition to participating in the largest clothing swap in Austin, guests will receive a handful of free tickets to exchange for items of clothing, a personal stylist to shop with, complimentary ips and nacks y Austin Gourmet Popcorn, relax in a lounge area created by Loot Vintage, dance to a DJ, listen to career tips from Austin leaders and the best part - shop new and gently used clothes collected from women all over town.
Fab’rik, Ace Tailors, Adelante & Kelly Wynne Handbags are some of the amazing donors!
Grateful Thread is partnering with afePlac, Lifeworks, Communities in Schools, and so many more rganizations to help spread the word and ensure inclusion of women from all areas of Austin.
From now through April 30, women can donate their gently worn clothing & accessories at any Austin area Ace Tailors; no clothing will be collected the night of the event.
Grateful Thread is mirrored after an event in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is a great 45 second clip from the event. The founders are six friends who began 2Fold in order spread friendship and kindness through generosity.
The Goddess Prom is an adult prom party with dancing, raffle prizes, tasty bites and beverages, photo booth, and a non-gender-specific Prom Queen contest. I keep overhead extremely low so that every dime of the door entry can go directly to PPofGTx. Pictures of past Goddess Proms can be viewed at goddessprom.com.
You are cordially invited to this Completely Vegan Event. Stop by Bouldin Creek Cafe for a delicious Vegan Brunch. The Wandering Vegan will also be providing you with some of the best LOCAL VEGAN vendors in Austin. All goods will be 100% Vegan. We hope you can come out and celebrate this NEW MARKET with us. Go Local! Go Vegan!
Laissez Fair is a bi-annual vintage market located in Austin, TX organized by Passport Vintage, Dive Vintage and Pieceology Vintage.
We focus on bringing vintage vendors of clothing, accessories and decor together. This event is designed to give vendors the opportunity to connect with their buyers and grow their network.
Come shop from your favorite vintage shops and discover new vendors. Fun complementary braid bar by Dry Society Styling Lounge! Complimentary drinks mixed with Tito's Handmade Vodka will be served.
January Jackson Goods • IG: https://www.instagram.com/januaryjacksongoods/
More vendors will be announced soon...
Don’t mess with access to abortion care but do come to a night of comedy! Lady Parts Justice League and Shift. invite you to join Lizz Winstead (co-creator of the Daily Show, Ian Harvie (Transparent), and Joyelle Nicole (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac) for drinks and laughs before the Orange Peener-in-Chief starts to regulate that too!
Immediately following the show, Lizz will moderate a talkback with local reproductive health activists and providers from Whole Woman’s Health! It’s a great chance for you to learn about what is happening right there in your neighborhood, connect with local organizations, smash abortion stigma, and get involved. So join us for drinks and laughs before the Orange Peener-in-Chief starts to regulate that as well!
Lady Parts Justice League is a team of comedians, writers, and producers that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and expose the extremist anti-choice forces working to destroy access to reproductive rights in all 50 states. We do the job the media doesn’t, creating provocative and hilarious videos and social media content that educates people about the pervasive, discriminatory abortion laws that profoundly and disproportionately impact poor women and women of color.
Shift. is a non-profit organization based in Austin that is working to strategically shift the stigma around abortion in our culture. We strive to educate and build community power to transform the political and cultural landscape around abortion and reproductive health. We are committed to fostering open and honest conversations, lifting up all communities, and advocating for reproductive freedom.
Whole Woman’s Health is a privately-owned feminist organization, committed to providing holistic care for women, including abortion care. It is our philosophy that each woman must be at the center of her own healthcare decisions, and that treating each woman holistically— honoring her head and her heart as well as her body — will better serve women and improve women’s health and happiness in our communities. Whole Woman’s Health was founded in Austin in 2003 and now has six facilities nationwide.
Join GENthusiast Society for Career Day! Yes, it will be exactly like what you used to go to in middle school. We will have speakers--from all different industries--talking about how they got to where they are today.
There will also be time for you to get one-on-one advice from each of the speakers. So come with your questions about how to ask for raise, dealing with your annoying coworker or getting out of a professional rut. Our awesome speakers include Sara Osburn, co-host of Booker, Alex & Sara on Mix 94.7, Richelle Oueltte, co-owner of Alchemy Events, Kellie Moore, founder and owner of Kellie’s Baking Co., and Maria Oliveira, co-owner of Passport Vintage.
GENthusiast Society is a giving circle and shared-interest group that supports and champions the nonprofit. Girls Empowerment Network. Register here.
The goal of SheBrews is to create a platform for education, networking and empowerment within the craft beverage industry. To that end, the kick off symposium is focused on exploring the commonalities of the craft beer and specialty coffee industries. This free symposium will feature beer and coffee tastings alongside a guided sensory skills workshop, followed by a Q/A panel featuring leaders in the beer and coffee industries here in Austin. Swag bags for the first 50 registrants! Beer specials on tap at Brew & Brew.
Need more info? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or get more information here.
ATX Television Festival is the celebration of the television medium – looking back at its history, where it is now, and where it is headed. Attendees hear from actors, writers, directors, creators, showrunners, music supervisors, casting directors and studio executives involved in all stages of bringing their favorite shows to the small screen. We have all the functionality of a traditional film festival – spotlighting classic shows, never-aired pilots, cancelled too soon series, cult favorites, current hits and premieres of new series. In addition, we feature episode screenings with Q&A’s with the cast and creators, panels focused on industry related topics, and parties, live music, meet-ups, and social media events. ATX’s goal is to serve both the community and industry professionals equally, by giving them the opportunity to discuss and celebrate all aspects of TV.
Get 10% off your badge with the #bossbabesATX discount code, ATXS6BABES.
Click here for more information and to purchase a badge.
On it's second year! We bring you back Top International Avant Garde fashion designer ROCKY GATHERCOLE to Austin with his latest designs and 2017 collections! DON'T MISS IT!! Proceeds to benefit FLC (Faith+Love+Care) International Children's Foundation. Be amazed as we feature out of this world fashion designs by Rocky PLUS three other amazing designers from Austin and beyond!!. It will be an afternoon of glitz and glamour once again! DON'T MISS IT!!
With the special participation of 2016 Miss Universe Guatemala, Virginia Argueta. Come and meet her and let's give her a warm welcome!
Visit www.rockygathercoleatelier.com for more information about ROCKY
On Thursday, April. 27th Greyhound Pets of America Central Texas (GPA-CT) is hosting their 2nd annual, “Greyt Gatsby” a 1920’s costume gala to benefit the rehoming of adoptable greyhounds in the Austin area in 2017.
Expecting more than 250 attendees, the 1920’s costume gala and fundraiser hosted at The Waller Ballroom will feature:
A live greyhound runway show with models styled in era-appropriate attire by Red Stella Salon
A luxury “Greyt Gatsby” themed photo booth
Auction items with prizes totaling more than $5,000
DJ Komson spinning modern Jazz Age tunes
Throughout the night guests will sip on complimentary cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka and nibble on desserts from Baked by Amy’s in addition to a variety of other local bites.
This discussion will explore the topic of Women of Color Leading Change. Each panelist will discuss the intricacies of how women of color accomplish this within their respective industries. We will discuss how they have built leadership skills and leveraged them towards success in their industry, what challenges they have faced, how they forecast women's role's evolving, what advice they would give to women entering that field, etc. The lens through which we are evaluating, learning and analyzing the role of women of color, in each of these industries, is intersectional. Often women of color's experiences get glazed over by homogenizing the experience of women in the workplace, we are aspiring to counter that narrative.
Creative Spark Conversation
How can you learn to be a creative thinker?
What are strategies to become a better problem solver?
In the next Creative Spark interview Christiane Michaelis will talk with @Marissa Wahkuna why art based learning leads to better academic results and provides the critical and innovative thinking skills that are so highly in demand in the corporate world. This topic is not just relevant for children/ parents but for everyone who wants to improve their creative thinking skills.
When: April 26th 2017 11:45 am - 1:15
Where: Cafe Express, 3418 North Lamar
Sign up here (free):
Creative Spark Series
This new bimonthly series of interviews is for creative Austinites looking to connect with other creative people for inspiration and to boost their own creativity. The host, Christiane Michaelis, will be talking with local artists and creatives about their experiences on how to grow the creative muscle. After a short Q+A session, every guest speaker will have a creative challenge for the audience to stimulate their creativity.
The goal of the Creative Spark Series is to spread creativity by building a creative community to inspire one another.
All events are free and open to anyone.
Check out Creatives Meet Business, a FREE event series that helps you transition from artist to creative entrepreneur. How do we do it? By creating an intimate set-up of roundtable discussions for you to get to know Austin's top professionals in the fields supporting the creative industry. Join us Tuesday, April 25th for the Managing (Professional) Relationships Edition, hosted by The Creative Executive and engage with a diverse group of pros on all things (professional) relationship.
Featuring roundtable discussions with:
Jen Spencer, The Creative Executive // Designing Professional Relationships
Kara Kriegshauser, ActiveProspect // Managing Relationships from All Angles: How to Manage Up, Down, and All-Around
Dr. Vagdevi Meunier, The Center for Relationships // Boundaries: Setting Them and Learning the Art of “No”
Billy Moyer, SOS Leadership // Walking Away Gracefully: Calling it Quits Without Burning Bridges
M. Yvonne Taylor, Yvonne Taylor Coaching // Networking for Introverts
Ashley Kegley-Whitehead, Buie & Co. // This Would be Better if I Had a Business Partner, Wait, Would it…?
Chat with each pro for 15 minutes before they rotate to the next table - speed dating style - all while getting acquainted with your tablemates that span the entire spectrum of the creative industries in Austin. Don't know what we mean by "speed dating style?" No problem! You stay planted, so pick a table of strangers (aka - friends you haven't met yet) and settle in for the ride. Every 15 minutes, one of the amazing folks listed above will drop some knowledge at your table (and please feel free to ask questions, engage and ENJOY). Each one of them will be hosting a UNIQUE discussion, so no two speakers (or conversations) are alike.
Drinks and snacks are provided.
Join Lunar Nourishment for an evening of New Moon Magic. This is the most potent time of the month to set intentions and plant seeds of intention and desire. RE- ALIGN WITH YOUR INNER MOON!
Story Telling | Ancient Wisdom | Ritual | Sisterhood | Meditation | + more
You will learn how to empower yourself each month through ritual & Moon insights so that you can truly start to embody your WILD FEMININE!
Ceremony takes place in my home in Central Austin. RSVP below for the address.
* Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early. Doors will open at 6:50pm.
This is a donation based event (cash/card/suggested-$10-$15)
Please bring a Journal and Pen and something special to temporarily place upon the altar (jewelry, etc) to take home after.
Participate in discussions led by community influencers regarding ethical fashion and how you can get more involved with the movement.
Completing punch card tasks throuhout the month of April will enter you into an ethical raffle at the main event!
There will also be a photo booth where you can show the label in your clothing, post a photograph on social media, tag the brand you're wearing, and ask the question #whomademyclothesATX.
For more information, check out their website at www.fashionrevolutionatx.com or their Facebook Event.
WomanSpeak Austin is where women learn the Art & Soul of Public Speaking.
Next Circle: Monday, April 24th, 6:30-8:30pm @ fibercove 1700 S. Lamar, #338, Austin, TX ( We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month)
Who is WomanSpeak for: It's for women who want to speak their truth and share their ideas effortlessly. It's for women who want to communicate with power, in any environment, professional or otherwise. Women who want to change the world with a group celebrating, and cheering you on! We create a truly supportive culture to own your work, what you stand for, to speak up. Learn how to speak with confidence, with heart, with your full being. And while having fun, harness the power of your feminine energy as you stand up to speak, lead and change our world.
Creative Action, the largest arts education provider in Central Texas, will hold its monthly Community Art Sunday with the theme, Austin Loves Art! In the midst of a critical time for arts funding on a national level, this Community Art Sunday will empower attendees to celebrate the art all around us and offer practical ways to support and defend diverse artistic expression.
The event will feature a one-of-a-kind custom cake presented by Sideserf Cake Studio (featured on Food Network’s Texas Cake House); an oversized, interactive art installation; design-your-own advocacy postcard station; live musical performances; artmaking; interactive theatre performances; a collaborative embroidery project; and food and drinks.
Please contact Christa Berry (512.968.5840) for any questions!
Presented by collective blue and Paper Moon Entertainment, AVO: Austin's Very Own is an event series that's part art show, part music showcase and – this time – all soul. To stay true to the vibrant freedom you helped us celebrate at our first AVO, we’re pulling inspiration from Soul Train.
We're partnering with vurv (an interactive media arts collective) to create an immersive dance floor experience to celebrate the spirit of the night.
We also have more surprises up our sequined sleeves.
A portion of proceeds benefits our nonprofit partner, Latinitas Austin – an organization that empowers young Latinas using media and technology.
So put on your dancing shoes, bring your crew, and come get down with us!
>> Music Lineup
Huggy & The Feel Goodz
>> Art Vendors
ZombuStudio: Carlos Aguilar
>> Tickets: $10 presale / $15 door / 21+
Join Selva Beat’s 1st Annual Earth Day Jubilee—the rad holiday party with a conscience! 🍒✌🏾🌍 Come on down to Byron & Blue and grab a free cocktail, shop, get your tarot cards read, AND save the planet. Well, as much as you can on a Saturday night, amirite? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
April 22nd, 2017
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Byron & Blue
908 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
Selva Beat will donate 22% of event profits to a different organization that is doing good work for the planet. This year’s organization is the Centre for Orangutan Protection, a Jakarta-based NGO that rescues and rehabilitates orangutans that have been displaced by rainforest destruction.
The rest of event proceeds will go towards the production of our next issue, ensuring that the 20+ women who work with us get paid fairly for their efforts in raising environmental awareness through creative means.
⚡️WHY LEAVE THE HOUSE?
- Free themed cocktails
- Clothing from Passport Vintage and Dive Vintage
- Tarot card reading by Sound Sight Tarot
- Political postcard writing
- Sick raffle baskets
- Free portraits
- Temporary tattoos
- Bio-glitter zone (Yeah. Come to find out!)
You’ll also, of course, get to buy any past issues or merch from Selva Beat!
SAVE THE DATE - Rocks and Stones and Gems Oh My !!!!!
Celebrate Earth Day With Eastside Pop Up!!! If Your A RockHound Or Just Like Beautiful Gem Stones You won't want To Miss This. Come Hungry, Toasters Will Be Serving Up Lunch. Need Your Cards Read? We Will Even Have A Tarot Reader On Site get your cards read by Senders Receive: Tarot & Reiki
Hey, Austin! The Austin March for Science, happening Saturday 22 April 2017 — Earth Day! We'll stand in solidarity with friends and allies around the world to support and defend all things SCIENCE! It's more than just important. We couldn't live without it.
Join our Facebook group at AustinMarch.com and follow us on Twitter @scimarchaustin. Organizers can be reached via FB or email at email@example.com
Want to volunteer? Sign up here! http://volunteer.austinmarch.com/
Looking for official t-shirts? http://try.bonfire.com/marchforscienceaustin/
REVELRY presents HONEYCHILD, super-sized version of our family and motherhood inspired gatherings and workshops.
This spring, they will transform Mueller Amphitheater into an interactive, art-filled space for kids and parents/guardians. Children can put their hands to work in engaging projects under the instruction of ATX-based creatives. The event also features live music and entertainment, food trucks and kid-friendly sips, 30 local kid-friendly and unique vendors, a mobile library and more!
The event is geared toward children 12 and under, with teens ages 13 and up invited to serve as art ambassadors to assist the artists.
Their mission is to provide a creative atmosphere where families and children can celebrate each other, Austin and the local makers and businesses that make our city what it is! Follow along on Instagram @honeychildtx
Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is proud to host LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival of short films about women, by women filmmakers. Mamma Jamma riders love LUNA bars and we will have a big supply of them at the 9th Annual Texas Mamma Jamma Ride on Saturday, September 23 in Martindale, Texas.
Seating begins at 10 am and you will have time to order from Alamo Drafthouse's full multi-course menu before showtime at approximately 10:30 am.
In the lobby before and after the screening will be a Pop-Up Shop hosted by Raven + Lily and a demonstration by OutRide Austin of its mobile stationary bike training program.
Raven + Lily empowers women through design and their beautiful selection of fair trade, eco-friendly, handmade jewerly, leather goods, paper goods, and soaps made by women all of over the world is a perfect complement to the LUNAFEST films.
Take a spin on Out Ride Austin's mobile stationary trainer utilizing the REVBOX erg that brings cycling training on YOUR bike to YOUR location. Designed for recreational cyclists of every age and ability, OutRide Austin’s training program is great for beginners who want to get more comfortable on their bikes as well as advanced riders seeking high performance training.
NEW AND IMPROVED Spring Break
Grand Opening 2017 at The Mall:
Hotter. Louder. Artier.
Desert Flower Designers
Got A Girl Crush
Sara M Lyons
Valley Cruise Press
Word for Word Factory
Plus Special Mall Snacks, and a whole lot more.
The Mall Grand Opening: Spring Break 2017 Edition:
Brand new items
Massive Mall Vibes
Tiny Sized Mall
90s Deep Cuts Karaoke
All Friday night beginning at 7pm.
ONLY in the MoHA parking lot.
Charm School is so excited to host two classes this month with acupuncturist, herbalist, and alchemist Christina Korpik. Join us on Thursday, April 20th for a two hour class on energetic boundaries and psychic protection, and then the following Thursday, April 27th for a workshop on Mediumship. To reserve your spot and learn about other upcoming classes, visit the Calendar page of our website charmschoolvintage.com, and please reach out to us at the store with any questions at 512.524.0166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for more information.
Beth Consetta Rubel's newest series, Higher Learning: Educational Toys transforms popular childhood games into interactive toys for the adult mind.
Featuring innovative and satirical renditions of trending topics-from the racial passing of Rachel Dolezal to the ongoing protests at Standing Rock-Rubel explores the intersection of pop culture and identity, questioning the role of mass media in our collective education.
How do the nightly news and social media influence or interfere with our learning? What is it that we have gained and, more importantly, what have we missed? After a trending story has passed in public conversation, has it really died in our private memory?
Rubel encourages visitors to play with the familiar toys of youth in a sensorial way to think about how people are transformed into spectacles that linger, spread, polarize, and distract. Come play, laugh, grow ™
Click here for details and tickets.
1800BRINGYOURSQUAD. Join us on April 20 at Cheer Up Charlies for some bimonthly ~babery~
It's our second meet of the year, and this time we're congregating within the holy walls of Cheer Up's. As always, we've got 30 announcements, featuring self-identified women representing their own businesses, causes, passions and creative projects. Announcements are submission-based and open to all ticketholders. If you'd like to make an announcement, please submit yours to email@example.com. Not sure what an announcement is? Read up here: bossbabes.org/meets
At this meet, we're welcoming back Chulita Vinyl Club on the ones and twos. Expect a selection of kickass local lady vendors and activities, too.
ACTIVITIES AND VENDORS BELOW:
Divine Luxury Bath and Body
Poco A Poco
Fox Trot Boutique
Front Porch Designs
Performance by Sass 'n' Strut dance troupe
Goddess Caricatures by Roshi K
Babe Announcements — 30 babes with some news to share! Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
#bossbabesATX photobooth by Amurica TX
BABE BINGO (6:30 to 7:30 PM)
At the #bossbabesATX table, we'll gather answers to a topic question. This month's topic Q: What does "work/life balance" mean to you? Does it exist?
+ more TBA!
Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $15 at the door. All proceeds cover our operational costs. Get yours here: http://www.bossbabes.org/events/2017/3/28/bossbabesatx-april-2017-meet
**We gear our programming toward self-identifying women, and it's important to note our events are not gender-discriminant. All are welcome to attend.
About #bossbabesATX: #bossbabesATX is a nonprofit event production agency and collective. We host meet-ups, seminars, markets, festivals and other pop-up events for self-identifying women in creative industry and the arts. Learn more at bossbabes.org
Sex: (almost) everybody does it and (almost) nobody talks about it—except at Bedpost Confessions, a live storytelling show. Stories told at BedPost Confessions explore themes of sexuality, gender identity, dating, marriage, masturbation, break-ups, health, and more. Whether the performers are funny, informative, fictional, thoughtful, embarrassing, raunchy, heart-warming, political, or completely personal, the audience receives their stories with love and returns the favor by sharing their own. In fact, the anonymous confessions submitted by the audience and read aloud by the producers are the real star of every show. We aim for each BedPost Confessions to either spark a fantasy or start a conversation. Maybe even both.
Join us this April for stories about BLISS with:
☆ Teacher Kate
☆ Tessa Lancaster
☆ Mia Martina
☆ performances by Fat Bottom Cabaret
☆ Emceed by Mia Martina & Sadie Smythe
☆ Music Stylings by DJ Kid Gorilla
☆ Giveaways by Adult Video Megaplex & Package Menswear
☆ Interpreted for the deaf by SOULumination interpreting
☆ Lounge opens at 6:30, Doors 7:15, Show 8:00
☆ Same show - two nights in a row.
Wednesday night tickets:
Thursday night tickets:
General admission: $15
Available pre-sale and at the door Enter at the north door (alley side) beginning at 7:15
Student admission: $12
Available at the door only, with valid University ID
Enter at the north door (alley side) beginning at 7:15
The Full Monty: $20
Available pre-sale only
Avoid the lines and select your seats early
Private entrance at the east door (the kitchen side) beginning at 7:00
The Full Monty XXX: $33.50
In addition to the Full Monty seating, your ticket price will include a copy of “BedPost Confessions: Real Sex. Real People. Real Stories” anthology at a 10% discount.
Available pre-sale only
Avoid the lines and select your seats early
Private entrance at the east door (the kitchen side) beginning at 7:00
Books will be given at the show.
For more information and to CONFESS visit bedpostconfessions.com
Join Lydia for an educational, entertaining, and life-changing workshop all about your menstrual cycle! This workshop is for any woman who is interested in learning about her body's physical and emotional changes she experiences throughout her menstrual cycle. You'll learn how to track your cycle, how to either plan or prevent pregnancy, how to increase your sex-drive and so much more!
This workshop is for you if you:
- Desire a deeper understanding of your hormones, energy levels, menstrual cycle, and emotional energy.
-Are interested in learning about alternatives to hormonal birth control.
-You experience menstrual issues such as PCOS, Endometriosis, Painful Periods, PMS, Acne and more.
-Are in a relationship and want more support from your partner when you are menstruating or experiencing symptoms of PMS.
Join Business Coach, Jen Shultz for a 2 Hour in person Special Class:
This class is perfect for:
- budding entrepreneurs
- seasoned business owners
- those with a business idea
- those with a side hustle
- your mom
The class will be:
- thought provoking
- a hell of a lot of fun
Use code: js419 to receive 20% off your ticket. Seating is limited and seats are going . . . so grab your seat now!
The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Music & Entertainment Division has partnered with ScoreMore Shows to co-present a panel discussion with some of Austin’s leading Music Industry professionals. I Know What You Should Do This Summer: Skills to Build As An Aspiring Music Professional will be a discussion on professional development, balancing goals and networking.
The discussion, moderated by Omar Lozano of the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, will feature leading professionals within the Austin music community who will also answer audience questions.
Brandon Schmidt, Director of Marketing, Front Gate Tickets
Kevin “Pha” Hayden, Promoter Rep, ScoreMore Shows
Matt Noveskey, Owner/Producer, Orb Recording Studios
Tamèca Jones, Austin Musician, Taméca Jones
Attendance is free with RSVP*: http://ticketf.ly/2oathMe
This is the second panel discussion co-presented by the City of Austin and ScoreMore Shows. Over 200 people attended the first panel discussion in December on Marketing Music In Austin.
We hope to see you there!
*Please note entry is based off capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.
Click here for details.
#bossbabesATX has partnered with LifeWorks to produce SHE TALKS: Boundaries & Allyship.
This two-part series will feature expert counselors from LifeWorks Austin, an organization that advocates for youth and families seeking paths to self-sufficiency.
WORKSHOP 1: Saying No, Speaking Truth — April 18 from 6 to 8 PM
This talk will explore setting personal boundaries. What are they, how do we enforce them and how should we react when a boundary is crossed?
WORKSHOP 2: The Art of Allyship — April 25 from 6 to 8 PM
This talk will discuss how we can support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a victim-blaming world.
The events will be held at Life Works East Campus on April 18 and April 25 from 6 to 8 PM: 835 N Pleasant Valley Rd Austin, TX 78702. Tickets for the 2-week series are $15 per session ($30 for the series). All proceeds benefit Life Works, and RSVPs will be capped at 80 people per session. Light refreshments provided.
Texas Welcomes All, the Texas Association of Business, and a coalition of groups are fighting Senate Bill 6 (the so-called "bathroom bill") and 23 additional pieces of discriminatory legislation at the Texas Capitol. We are holding a major news conference with at least 100 Texas Women Leaders at the Capitol on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. on the South Steps.
We are asking you join us at the Capitol on April 18, 2017 to stand up and speak out against discrimination.
The goal of this news conference is to take the two pillars of the Lt. Governor’s argument out of the debate. He claims this is a woman’s privacy issue. It is not. He claims this is a safety issue. It is not. Law enforcement officials from across the United States and right here in Texas have made clear that this is a solution in search of a problem.
We are mothers. We are small business owners and business executives. We are teachers. We are active in our communities, in local government and in our schools. We are faith leaders and actively involved win our respected houses of worship. We are conservatives, liberals and independents. We represent the rich diversity of our state and we reject attempts to divide us and to score political points through fear and misinformation.
Please join us for this important event. After we determine confirmations on your attendance, we will reach out to identify individual speakers from various professions and sectors of our economy.
Please use this link to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/gqG9W4KwFF49FWj42
Come by Byron & Blue, pick up some delicious baked goods, and support abortion access in Texas! Every dollar raised will go directly to Lilith Fund to support their work providing direct financial assistance to Texans seeking abortions who cannot otherwise afford them.
Eat treats. Fund abortion.
Join us to mix and mingle with other culturally diverse SINGLE Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Professionals from all over Austin!
This month's Brunch Series will be at The FACTORY CAFE WITH A SOUL as they are rolling out a brand new BRUNCH MENU!!
Surround yourself with interesting connections with opportunities to expand your network in a welcoming atmosphere.
Cost: $7 early bird l $10 RSVP
For one day only, an all-female motorcycle gang the ‘L.O.W Riders’ will ride from San Antonio to Austin to create an urgent, harmonious BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! sound inside an empty parking garage. The site serves as a vehicle to amplify the sound of the roaring motorcycles along with the screams of participating audience members. Artist Irvin Morazan will conduct the sound and orchestrate the movements of around 30 performers that are directly affected by the current political climate while wearing a custom-built sculptural headdress. The headdress is a hybrid sculpture combining Morazan’s Mayan indigenous/mestizo background with absurdity, fiction, animism, subcultures and contemporary culture.
BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! offers a cleansing effect similar to the ancient sound healing practices of a Gong Bath that uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace and well being.
BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! is a ritual cleansing/ scream session against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and gender discrimination.