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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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Malvern Books as they celebrate their first anniversary. • 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.
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'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.
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.
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 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 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.
Planet K Presents Dias De Los Muertos Texas Fireworks. Fireworks will take place in Austin on Friday, October 31st, and San Antonio on Sunday, November 2nd. Both are free to the public. Thousands of people gather with Planet K to pay tribute to loved ones, come together as a community, rejoice in the holiday and kick off Planet K's special month of giving. The Austin Fireworks will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, House the Homeless, and Austin Harm Reduction Coalition.
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 & Calaveras (skulls)", on October 18th, will focus on percussion, rhythm, and collaboration and will feature a post-lesson Sugar Skull decorating session! 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.
HELM Boots has recently been featured on Mashable with a video of founder and CEO, Joshua Bingham. Be sure to check out this beautiful and inspiring video of this local business. HELM Boots store features american-made, high quality boots and is located in the East Sixth IBIZ District.
Bloomers and Frocks, specializing in curated vintage clothing for women, has announced a new physical location in addition to the online shop that's been operating for about 3 years. Find them inside Gypsies Antiques at 5202 Burnet Road, in the Lo-Burn IBIZ District. • Be sure to mark your calendar for the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, October 18th, 6-8pm, and enjoy specials, drinks, and treats!
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine helps us welcome Autumn with their post on the Top 7 Tips for Staying in Harmony with Fall. • AOMA offers academics including master's, doctoral programs, and continuing education, plus a variety of workshops for the general public on balance and healing with mindfulness, movement therapies, and mind-body practices. • Check out their weekly 20% off specials in the Herbal Medicine Store, and for more savings, recipes, and resources, sign up for their emails.