Aug
2
to Oct 4

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division - Get Noticed - PR + Marketing for ATX Creatives

  • Mexican-American Cultural Center (MACC) Auditorium (map)
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This 3-part workshop series will be fun, informative and helpful for anyone looking to gain insight and actionable plans for publicizing their creative projects and organizations. Members of the Austin media are participating also, so it'll be a great way to build those relationships. Artists, musicians, non-profits, producers, comedians, and any awesome gals out there hustling will benefit from these workshops. For more information click here. 

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Aug
8
to Oct 10

Virtual Group Program: Creating a Life of Purpose

Moon Mama’s signature program, this is an 8-week virtual group retreat for women who are seeking more focus, balance, and energy in their life. This program is a unique blend of self-care and self-exploration to help you define what a life of purpose looks like to you. 

Do you give so much to others that you have little left for yourself, day after day? Do you know that something needs to change in your life, but you’re not exactly sure what or how to implement changes for positive results?

When we’re too caught up in the day-to-day and nitty gritty of life, we lose sight of who we are and what’s most important to us. This intimate group program will provide you with the guidance, resources and accountability to create a blueprint (that’s unique to YOU!) for a more inspiring and meaningful life. You’ll learn real, practical ways to address your life’s questions while learning to nourish your true self. For more information click here. 

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Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Slow North's Grand Opening

  • 2700 West Anderson Lane, Suite 410 Austin, TX, 78757 United States (map)
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Treats, Sips, Raffle + Artisan Meet / Greet! 

Slow North, a small-batch, all-natural candle and home goods maker, will open a storefront in Anderson Village this summer! Founded right here in Austin, Slow North’s current studio is nestled in the founders’ backyard. In only a few short weeks, the upcoming storefront will provide studio space, as well as a retail space, that will carry a curated selection of artisan goods and will host community workshops." For more information click here. 

 

 

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Aug
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

August Women's Racket Club: Black Lives Matter Austin

  • 4704 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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There's a lot of light (abhorrently, sometimes in the form of tiki torches) on hate right now. Help make a racket against it. Show some love. 

Join the Women's Racket Club for our third-Sunday, August meet-up to get together, drink rosé, and learn how you can organize against hate today. Hear from Margaret Haule, founder of Black Lives Matter Austin.

They will provide snacks, rosé, and postcards to write our political reps. Special thanks to Eli Winkelman of CRAFT for donating space!

They strive to provide a safe, open space for women to discuss issues they care about and get more involved in politics. All self-identifying women welcome. For more information click here. 

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Aug
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Art Garden

  • 727 Airport Boulevard Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Zai is super hype to announce hopefully the first of many Skinny Red Productions. The first event she has ever thrown! She has some pretty amazing homies and they're all talented af too. The event will have live music, poetry, a pop up shop, art for sale, and DJ GiiQ! Art of all kinds in this city has made Zai who she is today and she couldn't be more grateful. Let's grow TOGETHER is the idea behind Art Garden. Let's make it happen y'all! For information click here. 

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Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women, Wine & Wisdom

  • 11801 Domain Blvd Fl 3, Austin, Texas 78758 (map)
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Come out for an evening of discussion and netwerkin in partnership with WeWork Domain, as we explore the power of community and sisterhood. This event will feature a panel of prominent Austin women from a variety of industries and backgrounds with one common mission- to serve others. 

The panelists will share their experiences on the art of building a strong brand and/or organization, strategies on how to connect with communities online and the importance of choosing collaboration over competition. $5 RSVP includes refreshments. Grab your tickets HERE. 

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

Mohawk Presents Alesia Lani

  • 912 Red River Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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The past two years have seen Alesia really come into her own as an artist and performer, following the release of her debut project “First Impression” Alesia capitalized on the buzz from the album to catch the eyes and ears of local tastemakers such as The Austin Chronicle (who named “First Impression as one of the Top 10 Albums of 2015) along with national blogs such as Saint Heron and Singersroom.com as well as popular magazine Rolling Out, while also performing at festivals such as SXSW, Pecan Street Festival, and 35 Denton (For which she was highlighted as having one of the best performances of the festival.). Currently working on her highly-anticipated sophomore project “Resilient”, the award winning vocalist is taking no time to rest as she brings a blue-collar work ethic to all aspects of her career, a quality that has shown proven results in her meteoric rise in the soul music scene. Alesia Lani is on a mission to bring soul music back, and there isn’t anything she’s willing to let get in her way. For more information click here. 

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Aug
26
to Sep 14

Le Garage Sale Austin

Since 2001, Austin's legendary Le Garage Sale has drawn fashion-conscious shoppers to a semi-annual event that pulls the creme de la creme of Austin’s independent boutiques and local labels under one roof where everything is on sale.

Retail dreams are made of these. Le Garage Sale is a highly-anticipated two-day shopping event each January and August that's considered the Barney’s Warehouse Sale of the south. An expertly curated mix of 80+ local businesses offer insane, end-of-season pricing for one weekend only. 

Ranging from clothes and accessories to home decor and furniture, Austin’s top tier brands and makers bring their signature selection and excess inventory to giddy customers in a one-stop-shop set to a hip backdrop of music, coffee, cocktails and a high energy atmosphere.

An epic, can't-miss event. For more information click here. 

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Aug
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sip and Deliver Letter-Writing Event

Stand up for your rights and make your voice heard!

Sip and Deliver is a community event calling on Austinites to make their opinions known to Representatives through handwritten letters. Join us for an afternoon of activism and fun as we write letters, sip mezcal cocktails, and celebrate the launch of the And Feminist portrait collection. For more information click here. 

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Aug
26
2:15pm 2:15pm

Balanced Belly: An Ayurvedic Workshop for Healthy Digestion

  • 2324 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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This is a workshop is for ANY self-identifying woman ready to take her digestive health to another level.

 

Survival, pleasure, community, health; this is why humans eat. But what’s the thought process in choosing what to eat and what happens after eating? Join Regina of Wolf Medicine Magic and Lydia of Lunar Nourishment for an afternoon of soul nutrition. 

Regina will guide women through learning about Ayurvedic philosophy, various types of digestive disturbances (IBS, SIBO, gluten intolerance, allergies + more) and how to balance their diet and lifestyle. Guests will learn how, when and what to eat to improve and maintain healthy digestion! Lydia will facilitate a safe and open discussion around the resistance they have towards changing their eating habits. For more information click here. 

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Aug
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Twerk N Burn +Afrobeats!

  • 2311 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)
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Body Bloom ATX and Rasaq "Jaajo" Lawal are teaming up to bring you an amazing evening of dance! First up, the last installment of the TnB Seduction Series: The Chair Edition. Get ready to bring out your inner seductress as we keep it slow and sexy with a hot chair routine. Heels and other sexy attire encouraged but not required! After that, get ready to immerse yourself in the heat and energy of the West African Clubs with Jaajo! With the sounds and styles of Azonto/Akaida from Ghana and Afrobeats from Nigeria, you are sure to be inspired and most definitely work up a sweat! For more information click here. 

25$ for both classes

15$ for one individual class

There will be no champagne check in for this special combined workshop,class starts promptly at 6:30

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Sep
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Fine Goods Market 2017

  • 2511 East 6th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Catelyn Silapachai of The Distillery and Pei Sim Caso of The Paper and Craft Pantry are at it again this fall! The duo has scheduled their 5th biannual marketplace, The Fine Goods Market, for Friday September 1st, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted at The Paper and Craft Pantry located at 2511 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702.  

There will be 11 local makers and retailers, complimentary bites, beverages and a live DJ. For more information click here. 

The 2017 vendors for our market are as follows:

· Cuco and Clara (pillows) 

· Two13Vintage (clothes + accessories) 

· Flat Frances (lingerie) 

· Basil and Wood (wood/embroidery) 

· Katie Made That (paper/art prints) 

· Ash Grove Studio (wood) 

· Brush Strokes Pottery (ceramics) 

· Esperos - (leather bags)

· The Distillery (vintage jewelry)

· The Paper + Craft Pantry (paper goods)

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Sep
2
11:00am11:00am

Unity March & Concert - Featuring Voz de Mando

  • 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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Join Grammy Nominated Voz de Mando for the historic UNITY MARCH & CONCERT on Saturday, September 2nd. We’re bringing together Texas’ diverse communities of color with a free concert and march to show lawmakers that we are powerful, that we are united, and that we will fight against SB4 and all attacks on our community! More bands TBA soon!

Te invitamos al concierto y marcha de unidad con el grupo Voz de Mando en el Capitolio de Texas el sábado 2 de septiembre. Vamos a celebrar nuestras diversas comunidades de color con un concierto gratis y una marcha para enviar un mensaje a los políticos que vamos a luchar contra SB4 y contra todos los ataques a nuestra comunidad.

Latinos are the future of Texas: we make up 1 in 3 eligible voters and soon we’ll be the majority. We are powerful and we are coming together to demand dignity and respect for our community.

Latinos face disproportionate challenges in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott is trying to criminalize us and separate our families through laws like SB4 and by trying to end DACA. Latino kids in Texas are more likely to attend low performing schools. Latino workers earn less than other groups. And almost one third of Latinos don’t have health insurance. But Governor Abbott and too many of our elected leaders don’t want to work on these issues. Instead, they want to pass hateful bills like SB4.. Instead of unifying Texans they want to discriminate against immigrants, Latinos, LGBTQ+ individuals and all people of color.

Now is the time to organize and speak out across Texas. BastaTexas is about working together to build and lift up the local resistance and movement of non-compliance that will defeat the politics of hate and fear. For more information click here. 

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Sep
6
8:00am 8:00am

Becoming Unstoppable

  • 1100 East 5th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Proceeds from this event will benefit GENaustin.This is the first installment in The Refinery’s new series, and each event will have a unique theme.

Simply attend as an audience member or apply to share your story to the crowd. They will be collecting submissions now through September 1st and will let you know by email if your story has been chosen by September 4th! Please note that they would love to be able to feature every storyteller but will only be able to select a limited number per event.

EVENT DETAILS | Expect an invigorating morning experience that sets you up for an inspired day fueled by connection, empowering stories, philanthropy and of course cold brew, morning nibbles & goodie bags for the first 25 people through the door! Storytelling with be hosted by Kelly Stocker and goodie bags include items from LaquerOutdoor VoicesKIND SnacksFlash TattoosSway WaterLatika Soap & Crubom, to name a few!

**If you wish to be considered as a storyteller please be sure to fill out the story portion of the ticket form!**

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit GENaustin's scholarship fund – so while attendees listen to stories about ‘becoming unstoppable,’ their dollars will help the next generation become unstoppable too!

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Sep
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Austin Dress for Success - Little Black Dress Soiree 2017

The 5th Annual Little Black Dress Soiree will be held in Austin on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. This event is the premier fundraising event for the Austin Dress for Success organization. Tickets to this event will go on sale July 1st for this fun-filled party evening that will include great food, libations, music, photo ops and auction items to bid on. All of the money raised will go entirely to the programs that help out clients. For information click here. 

Sponsors of the event will go toward:

- Program Operations: Providing professional attire, career coaching, professional development and career center.

- Transportation Initiative: Giving bus cards and gas cards to clients, enabling them to get to an interview or to their job.

- The Financial Literacy Program: Teaching women how to budget, save, and develop an emergency fund and create an educational plan for their children.

- Personal Improvement: Helping women in shelters who are interviewing for employment enhance their appearance through hairstyling, basic toiletries, makeup, and undergarments.

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Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Saving Our Elephants, One Baby at a Time

  • 1412 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org) is a charity that was started in 1977 to help protect wildlife in and around Kenya. Tsavo National Park is Kenya’s largest wildlife refuge that harbors orphaned elephants and rhino. Since our vacations to this part of the world, this organization is very special to our family. 

On Saturday, September 10, 2017, from 2 – 5 pm, come out for the David Sheldrick Wildlife fundraiser at Guero's Taco Bar on South Congress. Money raised will be used to send to this charity to help protect the animals that are unable to protect themselves. Silent auction items and door prizes will also be awarded.

Please plan on attending our fundraiser to help raise donations and awareness of this incredible organization. Thanks! **This is a kid-friendly event!** For fundraiser information click here. 

For information about fostering, please visit: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/fostering.asp

For information about visiting, or questions about donating, fostering or our projects, please visit: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/faq.asp

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Sep
13
to Sep 27

Mastering Etsy Course

There will be a Mastering Etsy course at The Dougherty Arts Center in Austin, TX. This course is great for Etsy seller's just opening a shop or seller's who need to increase their sales! It's a 3-session course and the dates are 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27. Class time is 7 PM -9 PM. Cost is $25 for all 3 sessions or $12 for a single class drop-in. For more info and to register and pay, please visit: www.RandAStudio.com/mastering-etsy. Click here for the link to the class on Dougherty Art Center's FB page. 

 

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Sep
14
to Sep 15

Eastside Pop Up Nights at Hotel Vegas/ Volstead Patio

  • 1500 East 6th Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Eastside Pop Up is back! Join the Eastside pop Up tribe  for a night of drinking, dancing, and shopping under the beautiful Texas sky. Come early and enjoy one of the best Happy Hours around stay late and dance the night away.This event is FREE (21+ Up please). For more information click here. 

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Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Fabulous People Party: Happy 110th YWCA

On September 15th, 2017  the Spider House Ballroom will be hosting the YWCA Greater Austin's Fabulous People Party from 7 to 10:30 pm. This will be a celebration of, not only YWCA's 110 years of service to the Greater Austin community, but also of their legacy as the first and the longest serving agency in Central Texas to work to eliminate racism and empower women by promoting the health and safety of women and girls, their economic empowerment and advancement and racial justice and civil rights.

The evening will include performances by:

  • Leticia Rodriguez
  • Austonettes
  • Maryann Price and Trio del Rio
  • Bidi Bidi Banda

Tickets will be available July 5, 2017 at http://fabulouspeoplepartyatx.eventbrite.com

During this event, YWCA will also honor outstanding community members who live and perpetuate our mission in Greater Austin in the following categories: Woman of Color Leading Change, Ally Award, Legacy Award, and #NewRadical. To learn more and/or to submit your nominations please click here. 

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Sep
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cinema Obscura with Temple of Angels +tba

  • 900 Red River Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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Cinema Obscura is an ongoing screening series produced by Motion Media Arts Center highlighting the ATX film & visual arts community. Works created vary from Super 8, 16mm, animation and digital narrative and documentary short films. This will be their very first installment - join them for a dreamy night of sight & sound. For more information click here. 

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Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

Bazaar Brunch at Boouldin Creek cafe

  • 1900 South 1st Street Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)
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Stop by Eastside Pop Up's Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe .Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. They hope you can join them. Support Local Art! For more information click here. 

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Sep
30
8:00am 8:00am

Women of the Global Majority Summit

  • 3401 Webberville Road Room 9107 Austin, Texas 78702 (map)
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The inaugural Women of the Global Majority Summit will convene self-identifying women of the global majority, gender non-conforming persons and allies to acknowledge our differences and build bridges between our intersections and us. During this full day of multidisciplinary and intergenerational panels and workshops, attendees will share, learn to collaborate, heal, celebrate, build community, and gain insight on how to foster racial equity within their respective fields. For more information click here. 

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Nov
4
8:00am 8:00am

We Are Girls Austin Conference

  • 8403 Mesa Drive Austin, TX, 78759 United States (map)
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On Saturday, November 4, the Girls Empowerment Network will be hosting our annual We Are Girls (WAG) Conference!  WAG is a statewide, multi-city event designed especially for girls in grades 3-8 and the adults who care about them. Now in its 10th year, the 2017 theme is “Become Unstoppable.” 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. For more information click here. 

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Aug
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Beyond the Model: Women in Art History

  • 2614 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Come out to explore the fascinating history of women in the arts!

Examine the rich history of women in the arts from medieval times to modern day through 6 mini lectures presented by M.A. and PhD. students in UT's Art History Department. Look beyond the ubiquitous role of women as models and muses and consider women as artists, patrons, viewers, and cultural critics. Explore the work of artists past and present who have challenged the narrative of the "male genius" to create bodies of work exploring/critiquing what it means to be labeled a "woman artist." 

Speakers include: Maryam Ohadi, Taylor Bradley, Jessamine Batario, Catherine Powell, and more! Tickets are $5.00 online and $7.00 at the door.  For more information click here. 

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Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Women & Woodworking Happy Hour: Building a Co-op

  • 2307 Manor Road Austin, TX, 78722 United States (map)
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Broads and Boards is an Austin-based organization dedicated to empowering women in woodworking. Started in 2016 by Leeann Terwilliger, a social worker and woodworker in Austin, Broads and Boards aims to create safe and welcoming spaces for women to learn craft and trade skills. In 2017, Leeann teamed up with longtime friend, Cate Graziani, to turn Broads and Boards into a more formal cooperative community space. Leeann and Cate hope to connect with other women-identified Austinites interested in woodworking in order to create a cooperative space that supports the development of woodworking skills through workshops and membership. Women of all woodworking skill levels are welcome to join them for a happy hour discussion at Butterfly Bar on Wednesday, August 16th at 5:30pm. For more information click here. 

 

 

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Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Campus Cleanup

  • KIPP Austin Academy of Arts & Letters (map)
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Looking for another opportunity to give back to our community this summer? Join the Young Professionals at KIPP Charter Schools as they help teachers and faculty prepare for the coming school year. (AC provided!) 

The Homeless PERIOD Project ATX will also be making donations to KIPP Charter Schools as apart of our No Girl Left Behind movement. Feel free to bring donations to this volunteer event. They will accept pads, tampons, pantiliners and individually wrapped feminine wipes. For more information click here. 

 

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Aug
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Business & Creatives Soirée

  • 916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2, #101 Austin, Texas 78702 (map)
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Austin is slowly losing its creatives as housing and venue space becomes more unaffordable. The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division has partnered with GAACC in a pilot project to find ways to support and retain the creative community by connecting them to businesses.
 
Come to the first Business Creatives Soiree. This is hosted in collaboration with Big Medium and Art Alliance Austin at Canopy a redeveloped warehouse space anchored by Big Medium. Come enjoy live music, drinks, hors d'oeuvres provided by GAACC members Sa-Ten and Madras Pavilion, and works by local creatives. This event is free and open to the public with pre-registration. Non-members will be charged $10 when you RSVP and this will be refunded after the event UNLESS you are a no-show. All walk-ins will be charged $10 at the door. Deadline to RSVP is Sunday, August 6. For more information click here. 

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Aug
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Full Moon Ancestral Workshop

  • 2015 East Riverside Drive Austin, TX, 78741 United States (map)
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Join Lunar Nourishment for a ceremony that will explore relationships with family and self and how people can heal the past and the future in the present moment. Attendees will gather TOGETHER to create a sacred container; a space where they can, as individuals and the collective, learn to reawaken their connection to their ancestors. They will share stories, deepest fears and biggest desires to allow what needs to come up, to come up. To allow what needs to be spoken, to be spoken. Lunar Nourishment Workshops are for everyone and the structure of the evening will be based around both conversation and meditation.  For more information click here. 

 

 

There will be live Ceremony Music by Marlena Jarjoura + a FREE cd for the first 15 who sign up!

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Aug
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Sailor Moon Day Austin 2017

  • 1120 South Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)
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Attention, Sailor Scouts and Negatrash alike! International Sailor Moon Day Austin is back for a third year and a party full of love, friendship, and free stuff to do on a Saturday afternoon! Whether you’re discovering the power of feelings and interstellar justice for the first time or you're a lifelong fan of the series, Austin’s International Sailor Moon Day celebration has something for you. Come on out to the Highball on Saturday, August 5th from 1:00-6:00 PM for an international Sailor Moon celebration featuring a live DJ, a photo booth, an out-of-this-world costume contest, and all kinds of cute stuff you can buy from the Sailor Moon Day vendor market. Plus, it’s a free, all-ages celebration, so feel free to bring a friend or three! Check out the International Sailor Moon Day Austin Facebook event or email SailorMoonDayAustin@pome-mag.com to learn more. 

ISMD Austin is also looking for a few more items for our raffle and costume contest prize pool! If you work with a business or other organization and are interested in donating a small item or giftcard, please contact Carolynn@pome-mag.com.

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Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hustle For The Cause‎ - 90's Hip Hop Night Benefiting Counter Balance: ATX

Hustle For The Cause Presents - 90's Hip Hop Night Benefiting Counter Balance: ATX. We'll be playing the best of 90's Hip Hop all night at Antone's!

$10.00 Entrance Fee - 21 + Only

Counter Balance: ATX is a grassroots 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women of the global majority and impoverished women, through policy updates, self-care events and programs, and to provide resources and services in the heart of communities. Hustle for the Cause is a social impact brand and event production company in Austin, Texas. We're passionate about social change, so we hustle for the cause! For more information click here. 

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Aug
3
to Aug 7

Pure Imagination

  • 1710 Lavaca Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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Women & Their Work presents the national debut of Dutch photographer, Micky Hoogendijk's, first photo book, Through the Eyes of Others, alongside her solo exhibition, Pure Imagination. In her exhibition, Hoogendijk, now living in LA, presents portraiture reflecting the concealed vulnerability and beauty of her subjects. Her work is characterized by sharp iconic images that reveal the power of naked emotion and vulnerability through innovative printing technologies to create images with depth and richness. She begins with an encounter, dream, or object that culminates in an explosion of ideas. Hoogendijk questions existence and life by exploring themes such as religion, daily life, androgyny, and mythology. For more information click here. 

 

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Aug
3
6:15pm 6:15pm

The Power of Your Purchase: Clothing Swap and Shop Talk

Bravely is excited to host a clothing swap AND ethical purchasing panel! Come and get your shop on (for free!) and hear from our expert panelists on how to maximize your style and your spending power in the fashion world. How can we look good, spend smart, and support ethical businesses? The Power of Your Purchase: Clothing Swap and Shop Talk

 

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Aug
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Let's Talk About: The Criminal Justice System

  • 00 Red River St Austin, TX 78701, USA (map)
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Come out to Cheer Up Charlie's on August 2nd for The Get Up's next panel on the Criminal Justice System where to learn more about this topic from folks who work closest with it and think creatively about how to improve the system.

The mission of The Get Up is to educate and inspire a community of empowered individuals. They hold monthly panel discussions comprised of folks closest to the issues most affecting our communities today so that folks attending may know more about what things look like on the ground level and can learn of tangible ways to begin work that needs to be done. Following each panel, The Get Up organizes more opportunities for folks to continue the discussion and get involved in volunteer or fundraising opportunities.  

You can learn more about the org on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/thegetupmovement/, and RSVP for the event here.

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Aug
2
11:00am11:00am

The Wandering Vegan

  • 2908 Fruth Street Austin, TX, 78705 United States (map)
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The Wandering Vegan would like to invite you to their Completely Plant Based and Vegan  Event. Stop by Cool Beans for a delicious Vegan Brunch. The Wandering Vegan will also provide you with some of the best LOCAL VEGAN vendors in Austin. All goods will be 100% Vegan. They hope you can come out and celebrate this NEW MARKET with them. Go Local! Go Vegan! For more information click here. 

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Jul
29
to Jul 30

R.A.D. Basic Physical Defense Class for Women

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. For more information click here. 

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Jul
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Notworking" for Charity

  • 310 Colorado Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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512ATX.com is a new social/informational site that is rolling out in Austin.  In the spirit of "FUNdraising" they are teaming up with Twisted X BrewingTito’s Handmade Vodka, and The Big Impact Group, a young professionals advocacy arm of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, to host "Notworking"  for Charity benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. 

 The event is going to be targeted at the young professional community for the purposes of increasing awareness of the need for mentors in Austin, while offering exposure for all sponsors to a young, social, influential and philanthropically-minded crowd. 

 The event will be an informal, after-work mixer cocktails, light bites, a DJ, photobooth, interactive games, a few vendors, and a "celebrity" guest bartender panel announcing raffle items through out the evening. 

$10 Early Bird Ticket includes:  1 drink ticket, swag bag, small bites, and entrance to the party. Additional drink tickets available for purchase on site. Tickets available at atxgive.org/512atx-bbbs

 100% of proceeds to go to BBBS

 

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Jul
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Exploring Entrepreneurship for Creatives: Big Ideas

  • 600 River Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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How will you bring your big ideas to life? Three Texas artists share their journey on how they brought massive concepts to fruition and how it made a profound impact on their community and career. Learn best practices for your role as a project manager, working with public and private partners and resources for ambitious projects. For more information click here. 

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Jul
26
6:00am 6:00am

Daybreaker ATX Presents: SPACE JAM

  • 418 East 6th Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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Austin, Texas, we are two parties down with many more magical mornings to go. And this time, we are stoked to welcome you to a first-of-its-kind “Space Jam” at Vulcan Gas Company in Downtown Austin. Prepare to jump into hyperspeed on an intergalactic, inter-dimensional dance to euphoria once again with your hosts, Riders Against the Storm, and a slew of special guests and surprises. For more information click here. 

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Jul
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

New Moon Rising: Women's Empowerment & Health Education Event

  • 2420 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX, 78705 United States (map)
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Have you ever wondered exactly how your hormones work? 

Wondered what the heck your uterus and eggs and ovaries and everything else is doing in that amazing body you have all month? 

Have questions or want to know more about natural fertility planning, birth control options, and the best herbs to keep your lovely lady parts feeling happy and healthy? 

Kewl! There's an event for that!

Come out for an evening of women's health empowerment and education hosted by womens health experts Lauren Zielinski, RN, BSN, Nurse Midwife, Anna Miller RN, BSN, sWomen's Health Nurse Practitioner, AND Brennan Courtney owner of Offerings Apothecary. 

They will be diving in to a series of women's health related topics in a laid back, safe and fun environment and hosting an open Q&A for all those questions you've been meaning to ask AND offering complimentary DIY Moon Cycle Mobiles and deck out your own vintage t-shirt (available from UO) with Block Print Breasts provided by Austin's CRAFT. For more information click here. 


Free JuiceLand + Tito's cocktails for 21+. 
Readings by Carly Fischer from Sound Sight Tarot
+ much more! 

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Jul
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

BURN YOUR BRA

  • 311 West 5th Street, Suite 100D Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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PINUP PARTIES AUSTIN is so excited to announce their 1st Event! The theme is going to be "Burn your Bra!" For more information click here. 

What to Bring:

A new bra, a gently used bra or one that you bought because you thought it was cute, but you never ended up using! The bras will then be donated to Dress for Success Austin!

Complimentary Cocktail Bar (Cash Tips)

Complimentary Hors d'oevres by Chef Susanna from The Back Porch Austin

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Jul
22
11:00am11:00am

UO DIY: Macrame Workshop with Clove + Couple

  • 2420 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX, 78705 United States (map)
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Join Urban Outfitters for a day of macrame fun!

Learn the tricks of building a plant hanger, taught by Zoë of Clove + Couple, and finish your creation off with a personalised potted plant with the help of our friends at Slavonk & Hortus.

Complimentary sips & bites will be provided by Chameleon Cold Brew and Snap Kitchen. For more information click here. 

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Jul
22
9:00am 9:00am

Take Up Your Bed and Walk Conference for Women

  • 200 South Blanco Street Lockhart, TX, 78644 United States (map)
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Are you a woman who has always dreamed of starting your own business and not sure where to start or if your idea is good enough? Are you a woman who has a small business, but you are putting it together piece by piece? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then the Take Up Your Bed and Walk conference is for you. You will learn how to take your idea and business to next level by tapping into your creative ability, networking, business 101, and how to stay stress free and healthy. If you would like more information about this event, click here. 

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Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Music Under the Star: Tameca Jones with Los Coast

Music Under the Star is a free concert series held each July in the Bullock Museum's Lone Star Plaza. The public is invited to experience free concerts under the iconic Bullock Museum Star from 6 to 9 p.m. with complimentary garage parking. Bring the whole family, camp chairs, and blankets to enjoy an incredible lineup of Texas artists. Bring non-perishable food items for the Central Texas Food Bank.

On July 21, the final Music Under the Star concert for the 2017 series features Taméca Jones, who spent years skillfully and tastefully breathing new life into the music of others. She made a name for herself as the “Queen of Austin Soul,” blowing minds with her tasteful and vibrant interpretations of a diverse list of artists that include Tina Turner, Nirvana, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and more.

Opening at 6 p.m. is Los Coast. Los Coast’s music is a punchy, psych-tinged, lyrical variety of rock and soul.

Museum members can enjoy access to the MUTS VIP Lounge with Café terrace seating and complimentary refreshments. Check in at the membership booth in the Museum lobby to pick up your VIP Lounge wristbands. Not a member? Join today for access to the VIP Lounge, free Museum admission, film discounts and much more.

Music Under The Star is Supported by Frost Bank and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

Media Sponsorship for Music Under The Star is provided by KUTX 98.9.

Presented in partnership with Atomic Picnic and MP&E Cameras & Lighting.

Additional Music Under the Star 2017 dates:

JULY 7TH: James McMurtry with Akina Adderley

JULY 14TH: Mother Falcon with Molly Burch

For more information click here. 
**Please note: Food, beer, and soda are available for purchase at all MUTS concerts. Bring your own blankets and camp chairs.** 

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Jul
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

The 85th Legislative Session and Its Impact

Please come out July 20th for a panel discussion to assess and discuss the 85th legislative session and its impact on vulnerable populations in Texas! This year, multiple bills were debated and passed at the 85th Legislature affecting women, people of color, and vulnerable children across the state. Get the low-down on what happened this session with the YWCA and our partners.

Things that will be discussed include the laws and policies impacting LBGTQ rights, foster children, immigrants, and reproductive healthcare access. Experts will also share what you can do after state lawmakers have gone home to make sure your voice is heard. Panelists will include Sarah Crockett, Zenen Jaime Perez, and Alice Bufkin!

Please RSVP through Eventbrite. Admission is free, however they will greatly appreciate donations to the YWCA so that we that they can continue to bring events such as this to our community. A suggested donation of $10 ensures they can continue this important work. Follow the ticket URL to RSVP and make a donation by clicking here. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

Photo obtained from Austin American-Statesman of SB4 protest at the Texas Capitol.

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Jul
19
to Jul 27

Soul Wednesdays at Stay Gold

  • 1910 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Every Wednesday in July, Casie and Hanna will be bringing R&B/Soul sounds to you! Come and support your local boss babes, grab some delicious drinks and chill at one of the best dive bars in Austin. For more information click here. 

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Jul
18
9:00am 9:00am

One Texas Resistance Rally and Day of Action

  • 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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On the first day of Special Session, July 18th, One Texas Resistance will be holding a full day of action, with a rally to kick off the day tentatively scheduled for 11am. This will kick off the 30 days of action during Special Session. Get ready, it will be all hands on deck! 

They are requesting that everyone wear a shirt to represent one of their organizations or causes. They want to show a large coalition of groups coming together as one to stand in opposition to Abbott and Patrick's backward agenda!

The tenative schedule for July 18th is as follows:
11:00am - Rally on the Capitol steps
12:00-2:00pm - Direct action inside the Capitol
2:00pm - Direct action training to prepare for our 30 days of action
*These times are subject to change

This full day of action is a joint effort of different coalition member groups, including:
ACLU of Texas
Equality Texas
HRC Austin
Indivisible #TXLege
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Shift.
Travis County Democratic Party
Texas Democratic Party
Texas Equal Access Fund - TEA Fund
Texas Freedom Network
Texas League of Conservation Voters
Voto Latino
Whole Woman's Health

Join their Facebook group to follow our daily actions:https://www.facebook.com/groups/onetexasresistance/

Sign up for emails to receive daily actions directly to your inbox: http://bit.ly/jointxlegeresistance

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Jul
16
to Jul 22

EveryBODY deserves a massage event

EveryBODY Deserves A Massage with Vita Wellness July 16th-22nd

Get ready, Austin, for EveryBODY Deserves a Massage event July 16th through July 22nd. Every year, massage therapists across the nation lend their hearts and hands to raise awareness and promote the benefits of massage therapy with this annual event. For the fourth consecutive year, Vita Wellness Massage brings the event to Austin and celebrates with pricing promotions, charitable support to the Amala Foundation,‘pop­up’ events, raffles & more. Join in this celebration!

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Jul
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Austin Black Pride Boat Party 2017

  • 5973 Hiline Road Austin, TX, 78734 United States (map)
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Come fellowship with Austin's Black-Vibrant-LGBTQ family for a day of good fun, good eats, and giving back!

They encourage you to bring a friend and an ally. Swimmers are encouraged but not required. There will be plenty of socializing taking place both in the water, on the shore, or on the boat- all just a matter of preference. Feel free to bring your own floating devices as well. B.Y.O.B. on the boat!!

They will be collecting school supplies before we board the boat - to give out to the Austin youngsters who need them most! So bring what you can, if you can! For more information click here. 
 

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Jul
15
1:15pm 1:15pm

Healing Through the Arts: 90s DANCE

  • 2324 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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Healing Through the Arts* summer workshop is a 90s dance movement class, co-presented with Ashé Arts Austin! Getting into shape is like learning, everyone has their own way of doing it. The gym is not for everyone's personality, lifestyle, or body. The gym is not for everyone's personality, lifestyle, or body; 90s Dance class will replenish your soul, make you laugh, and leave you feeling fulfilled.

Re-live the Golden Age with some authentic dance moves of the 90’s! We choose a theme and music video to focus on and then let our inner teenager free. Treat yo-self to a great way to get fit. This class uses a simple warm-up, clear and accessible choreography, and a take home stretch. We have so much fun, you won’t even notice the ‘workout’ part!

About the Workshop:

-90 minute session
-mindful body exploration
-relief techniques for acute and chronic stress
-strength and conditioning techniques for physical wellbeing
-artistic expression for inspiration and empowerment

Purchase tickets online here. 

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