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  • Dansko Days Gives Back at Whole Earth

    Whole Earth Provision Co. invites you to join them October 24th through October 31st for Dankso Days. During Dansko Days $5 will be donated to the Texas Land Conservancy for every full price pair of Dansko shoes sold. Come find your new favorite pair of shoes and help give back to this important cause!    Whole Earth Provision Co. is a specialty retailer offering a broad array of innovative, high-quality products which engage those who share their robust enthusiasm and concerned commitment to learning about, experiencing, preserving, and enjoying our home planet.

     
  • The Texas Observer Celebrates 60 Years

    Save the Date! The Texas Observer will be celebrating 60 years of journalistic excellence with a garden party on October 26th. Purchase your ticket or sponsorship today.    The Texas Observer explores Tort Reform and its impact on recent cases of Ebola in this recent article.  The Texas Observer's non-profit journalism specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting, with continuous web content, blogs, and a monthly print version. Support them by subscribing now or score great merchandise like hoodies, shirts, totes, and books at their online store.

     
  • See Malvern Books at the Texas Book Festival

    Heading out to the Texas Book Festival? Be sure to visit Malvern Books at Booth 500 and join them October 25th for the Lit Crawl Austin.     Malvern Books is an independent bookstore and community space conveniently located in the North Drag IBIZ District, frequently hosts discussions and readings by authors and poets, and performances by musicians and other artists. They also host monthly happenings such as the Everything is Bigger Reading Series, featuring prose, poetry, and prizes; the Finnegan's Wake Reading Group; and readings of original poetry, fiction, and non-fiction by participants of the Free Minds Writing Workshop.    Check out their complete calendar of upcoming events.

     
  • New Workshops at Mariposas Spanish School for Kids

    Mariposas Spanish School for Kids has begun a new series of Spanish Immersion Music Workshops.  Each month will feature a different music class taught in Spanish by Roots and Rhythm followed by a themed mini Spanish class taught by the Mariposas team. "Music and Tablewear" on November 8th will focus on percussion, rhythm, and collaboration and will feature a post-workshop lesson on table manners and food vocabulary complete with a snack! See a full listing of upcoming classes here.  •  Mariposas Spanish School for Kids provides immersive learning through fun activities for children ages 2-10, using music, games, art, and more. You can enroll your little ones any time of year. Find a location near you and open slots here.

     
  • TXRD Lonestar Roller Derby - Calvello Cup

    Texas Roller Derby's Calvello Cup Championship Match will be held this Saturday, October 25th, at the Palmer Events Center. Tickets are available for this not-to-be-missed bout between The Rhinestone Cowgirls and the Putas Del Fuego.

     
  • Celebrate Local Businesses Every 4th Friday

    East End 4th Fridays occurs 5-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month in the East End IBIZ District, with the next one being October 24th. A variety of locally owned businesses offer sales, specials, happy hours, entertainment, extended hours, tastings, and events for the entire family. Follow the event page on Facebook for details on each month's happenings. The East End IBIZ District is pleased to have the East Sixth IBIZ District now teaming up with them on this monthly event that celebrates local businesses. See all their fun plans here!

     
  • Free Classes This Saturday at Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Organics

    Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Organics is offering a free class Saturday, October 25th, on Winterizing Your Aquaponics System. Jason Avent will discuss fish needs, plant needs, greenhouses, and efficientcy. Brite Ideas frequently offers free classes on a variety of topics related to urban gardening for beginners and hobbyists to masters. All classes are held at their South Austin location

     
  • East Sixth IBIZ District Joins 4th Friday Event

    The East Sixth IBIZ District has joined their neighbors in the East End IBIZ District in the monthly 4th Friday Event with sales, specials, entertainment, happy hours, and more at a variety of spots. The public is encouraged to bike/share, walk, take CapMetro or carpool and spend the entire evening into the wee hours exploring all of the amazing locally owned businesses on Austin's East Side. The Districts are a mere 5 blocks apart, and there are convenient bike-share and rail or bus stops in each District. The next 4th Friday will be October 24th. Check it out!

     
  • Giveaways, Sales, Family Fun, and More on West Lynn Wednesdays

    Locally owned businesses in the West Lynn IBIZ District invite you to enjoy sales, specials, extended hours, happy hours, giveaways, and more during West Lynn Wednesdays, 3-8pm on the last Wednesday of every month. Bring the kids and peruse the many offerings in this quaint, lovely area on the edge of - yet miles apart from - downtown Austin. Stroll and explore shops, eateries, specialty coffees, and Austin's last bona fide old-time soda fountain in an easily walkable neighborhood. The District is in the heart of Historic Clarksville and adjacent to the southern border of Old West Austin. The next West Lynn Wednesday is October 29th.

     
  • Movin' Easy Dancewear Costume Contest

    Movin' Easy Dancewear is having a Halloween Costume Contest. Create your best dancer-esk costume and submit your photo to their Facebook page. Winner of the best costume will recieve $10 off their next purchase from Movin' Easy. Look for the winning photo on their facebook page in November!  •  Movin' Easy Dancewear has great new stock including fashion leotards, Italian ballroom shoes, and layered ballroom skirts. Receive special offers, and news on upcoming workshops and auditions when you sign up for their emails here. Open 7 days a week, you can place an order by phone at 512-474-0980 or visit the store located in the North Drag IBIZ District.

     
  • Levar Burton coming to BookPeople

    Actor, director, and educator Levar Burton will be speaking and signing his new book on October 24th, at 6:30 PM. The speaking portion is free and open to the public, ticket and book purchase are required for the signing.

     
  • "Party Weird" Book Release!

    Howie Richey of Texpert Tours has announced the release of his upcoming book Party Weird: Festival and Fringe Gatherings of Austin. Published by History Press, the book will explore the "grass-roots origins of the enigmatic eccentricity" of the festivals, events, and underground social gatherings that truly keep Austin weird. See Howie at the History Press tent, October 25th at 3pm at the Texas Book Festival. Pick up your copy of Party Weird wherever books are sold. 

     
  • Ideal Life JumpStart - Free Class

    Stacey Vicari's Ideal Life JumpStart offers you an opportunity to pause and take inventory of your life. During the evening you'll be guided through exercises to focus on what you want most from life, identify your obstacles and evaluate your overall life balance. The evening keeps an upbeat pace. The goal is to leave you feeling motivated and inspired to make immediate, positive changes in your life. FREE class Thursday, November 13th, 7:00 om - 8:15 pm.

     
  • Work It Personal Training Celebrates 7 Years!

    Work It Personal Training invites you to join them as they celebrate 7 years of Working It! Come toast the last 7 years and the next years to come. The celebratory happy hour will be held October 24th, 6 pm to 8 pm at the studio at 7817 Rockwood Lane, #102, Austin, Texas 78757.

     
  • Brass Ovaries - Guest Teacher & Crowdfunding Campaign

    Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing is hosting World Pole Cup Champion and Cirque Le Noir soloist Anastasia Skukhtorova on Saturday, October 18th. Anastasia will be teaching 3 different classes at a variety of skill levels.   Brass Ovaries is expanding and you can help! See their Local Lift campaign to learn the creative ways you can help with this local crowdfunding effort.  •  Brass Ovaries recently announced a spate of new classes for the upcoming fall schedule.

     
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