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Things Celtic celebrates March - A Month of Celtic Celebrations! The month of March is truly a Celtic time year, March 1st is St. David's Day, the patron saint of Wales. March 5th is St. Piran's Day, the patron saint of Cornwall. And of course, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, the patron saint of Ireland! CELEBRATE SAINT PATRICK'S DAY AT THINGS CELTIC!Things Celtic will be hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day Family Celebration on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Live music all, refreshments and celtic fun all day long! Open from Noon to 5PM. • Things Celtic has been featuring the finest Celtic products from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and American Celtic artists since 1997, with a wide variety of bath and beauty products, jewelry, home decor, clothes, music, and much more. Shop in their Central Austin store or online.
Uptown Modern is offering 20% off Credenzas, Coffee Tables, and Dining Chairs, now through March 3rd. • SIDEWALK CLEARANCE SALE, Saturday, February 28 from 11-6. Shop for clearance bargains on the sidewalk (inside in case of rain) as we clear out inventory from our workshop that we just don't have time to restore. Mainly coffee tables and dining chairs but other random pieces too. • Uptown Modern specializes in restored vintage Danish modern, European modern and American mid century modern furniture from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Jack Allen's Kitchen wants you at the 5th Annual Celebration of Texas Independence on Tuesday March 3rd on the Patio in Oak Hill. Come for Jack's cookin', live music by Duane and The Hipsters, and $5 Z Tequila cocktails by David Toby, this Tuesday, March 3rd from 5-10pm.
InStep has a spring sandal sale going on now. From February 27th to March 8th, Select NAOT Sandals are 10% - 35% OFF! Clearance NAOT Sandals are an additional 10% OFF! Discount on In Stock items only (no Special Orders). Shop Early to get the best selection.• InStep carries a wide selection of Birkenstocks, as well as vegan/leather-free, orthotics, and chef/duty shoes. New styles arrive daily. Shop online or in one of their stores.
Yoga Yoga has several excellent upcoming workshops including: Natural Meditation: Full Immersion in Effortlessness with Dean Sluyter, March 6th, 7:30- 9:30 pm. "Like water flowing naturally downhill, you can settle naturally into the silence at your core." Dean Sluyter will show you how to make your regular practice effortless. • Register now for LifeForce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub, March 20th, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. In this experiential workshop-class, you'll meet anxiety-based depression and other anxiety disorders with a practice of asana, pranayama, kriya, sound, and visualization, burning away the anxious mood. Poses will be accessible for all levels. Class cost $55.
Spider House Upcoming Events: SIAMESE CONNECTION, Adam Busch, Jakob Clark. Saturday February 28th, shows start at 9 pm. As we say goodbye to February and prepare for March, Spider House Ballroom presents an evening of simply stunning songwriting. This experimental new wave psych folk showcase is only $5 at the door. The cover charge supports some of Austin's most creative writers as they perform infectious tunes. || GOLDEN GRAVES, MOVING CASTLES, NEON NOAH, AMERICAN KINGS. Sunday March 1st, doors open at 8 pm. Don't miss out on some of the best of Austin's Indie Bands. || AUSTIN POETRY SLAM, Tuesday March 3rd, doors open at 7 pm.
Brite Ideas Aquaponics, Hydroponics & Organics invites you to join a FREE class at their South Austin location Saturday, February 28th at noon. Aquaponics "Off the Grid" with Jason Avent. Designing systems for energy efficiency will pay off in lower energy bills, even for those who are grid-tied. These systems will be more robust and fail-safe when power fails.
The Herb Bar hosts Natural Talks every Saturday, from 10:30 to 11:30 am. February talks: Candida, Weight Loss & Homeostasis, February 28th, presented by Jeremy Robinson. Candida is one of the millions of oranisms inhabiting our bodies. When faced with candida overgrowth, your body can starve from nutrient blockage and can become sick from toxins. Weight loss can be difficult and you may actually be feeding the candida without realizing it. Get answers and increase your health and vitality! • Special Event: LIVE CHANNELING OF MARY MAGDALENE WITH MERCEDES KIRKEL Sunday, March 1st, 3-6 p.m. Join Mercedes Kirkel, author of Mary MAgdalene Becokons: Join the River of Love, as she talks about her experiences and offers individual blessings, followed by a live channeling in which you and others get to ask Mary questions and hear her responses. Zen Shinji Centre, 1700 Ashby Avenue, Austin TX. Requested Love Offering: $30.
BookPeople has several great authors visiting in upcoming weeks including: Kim Gordon, February 27th at 7 pm. Join this founding member of Sonic Youth as she talks about her new memoir, Girl In a Band. • Nigel Barker, Tuesday, March 3rd at 7 pm. Join fashion photographer and judge on America's Next Top Model, Nigel Barker, for a reading and signing of his new book Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion. • Reif Larsen, Thursday, March 5th at 7 pm. Join the bestselling author of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet for a speaking & signing of his new novel I Am Radar. • Tuna and Courtney Dasher, Friday March 6th at 7 pm. Join instagram senstation Tuna and his human friend Courtney Dasher for a speaking and signing of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog With The Overbite. • Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Tuesday March 10th at 7 pm. BookPeople is pleased to present Austin author and graduate of the New Writer's Program at the University of Texas, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, to read from his celebrated debut story collection Barefoot Dogs.
Save Our Springs Alliance invites all concerned citizens to carefully review the proposed changes to MOPAC in their latest article "Double Decker MOPAC Bridge? Backdoor Loop Costs How Much?". The local toll authority's diagrams show two additional tolled lanes wedged into the middle of the existing bridge and two more on a second level on top. The upper "direct connector" lanes would flyover and tie into Cesar Chavez, merging in some way that remains sketchy with existing traffic heading in and out of downtown. SOS invites you to learn more and then get involved! CTRMA and TxDOT are hosting an "open house" event on their proposal to add four tolled lanes (two each direction) to Mopac, from Cesar Chavez to Slaughter Lane. The event is Thursday, February 26th from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Hill Country Middle School cafeteria, 1300 Walsh Tarleton. They will take written comments from this Friday through Monday, March 9th. Come to the event and ask all the questions you have, or weigh in with your opinion.
Waterloo Records regularly hosts bands, artists, and author signings. • Upcoming In Store Performances: Shiner Presents: James McMurtry. Thursday, February 26th at 5 pm. • Shiner Presents: Joe Pug, Sunday March 8th at 5 pm. • Shiner Presents: Bright Light Social Hour, Tuesday March 10th at 5pm. • Waterloo Records has announced their SXSW Schedule: WEDSNEDAY, MARCH 18: 12 noon - Title Fight, 1pm - The Districts, 2pm - TBA, 3pm - Jacco Gardner, 4pm - Moon Duo, 5pm - Twin Peaks, 6pm – Will Butler (Arcade Fire), 6pm – AWOLNATION - SIGNING ONLY || THURSDAY, MARCH 19: 12 noon - Robert Earl Keen, 1pm - Asleep at the Wheel, 2pm - Sons of Bill, 3pm – Houndmouth, 4pm – Son Little, 5pm – Elle King, 6pm – Ryan Bingham || FRIDAY, MARCH 20: 12 noon - BRONCHO, 1pm - Twerps, 2pm – Ibeyi, 3pm - WAND, 4pm - The Well, 5pm - METZ, 6pm - Big Data || SATURDAY, MARCH 21: 12noon – Clean Bandit (with special guest), 1pm – Twin Shadow, 2pm – The Church, 3pm – Alvvays, 4pm – JOEY BADA$$, 5pm – Melanie Martinez, 6pm – Fashawn
Freestyle Language Center has posted their Spring Schedule online and are offering an Early Bird Special for a limited time. Register before February 28th and get 15% off! Early Bird Special ends 2/28, Registration deadline 3/20. • FLC makes foreign language come alive through interactive classes and relevant,entertaining social events for an adult community of learners. They take the institutional stuffiness out of learning and replace it with an enthusiastic exploration of other cultures and languages.
El Interior is looking forward to the warmer weather and spring flowers that are on the way, but they're most excited that their Spring Merchandise is due to arrive any day. A beautiful selection of clothing, folk art, and other gorgeous items for your home are fast approaching! • Located in the West Lynn IBIZ District, El Interior has offered Treasures of Mexico for the discerning taste since 1979. They carry a wide range of women's handmade cotton clothing (blouses, skirts, shawls, and dresses from Oaxaca and Guatemala). They also carry men's Guayaberas and shirts, colorful textiles, oilcloth, folk art, pottery, and wood carvings plus home accessories.
Breed & Co. is getting ready for spring with up to 50% off select homegoods, kitchen, luggage, and personal items. Sale starts Saturday, February 21st and continues through Monday, March 2nd.
Wheatsville Food Co-op is celebrating the peak of citrus season with great specials - Organic Blood Oranges are a Co-Op Deal for just $2.48 this week! • Illuminate Fundraiser Walk for SafePlace, Saturday, February 21st at sunset. SafePlace is this month's Wheatsville Community Action non-profit. Wheatsville will be participating again this year in the 2nd Annual Illuminate Austin walk at Mueller Park. Wear your Wheatsville t-shirt on February 21st and walk with the Wheatsville team! Everyone is invited. • Austin Parks Foundation, It's My Park Day, Saturday March 7th, 9 am. Wheatsville is proud to once again be the title sponsor of the Austin Parks Foundation, It's My Park Day event! Join the Wheatsville team as they pitch in at both Shipe Park and Zilker Elementary's improvement projects.