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East End 4th Fridays occurs 5-9pm on the fourth Friday of each month in the East End IBIZ District. 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.
Forbidden Fruit, Austin Chronicle's "Best Naughty Business" 17 years in a row, offers frequent workshops for every adult in a safe and fun environment, now including American Sign Language interpretation. • Shop online and enter the code "FruitSale" to receive 15% off your entire purchase, now through July 24th. The storefront is located in the North Loop IBIZ District.
End of an Ear is hosting a drumless drone set by Boris on Tuesday, July 29th at noon; and Suspirians play Saturday, August 2nd at 6pm. July's art exhibit showcases work by Jean Nagai.
Every month, locally owned businesses in the West Lynn IBIZ District invite you to enjoy sales, specials, extended hours, happy hours, and more during West Lynn Wednesdays, 3-8pm on the last Wednesday of every month. 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 July 30th.
Oat Willie's currently has select vaporizers on sale up to 50% off. They are closing out the sale models, so hurry before they're gone.
El Interior, a boutique specializing in unique finds and handmade merchandise from Mexico and Guatemala, has an array of clothing for men, women, and kids made with indigenous designs and materials to weather the summer in cool style. Shop online or at their store in the West Lynn IBIZ District.
Go Dance hosts frequent Newcomer Nights, perfect as a date night or group outing but, as always, no partner required and just $15 per person. • Two-Step Workshop: Adding New Flair to Old Moves, happens Saturday, August 2nd, 12-1pm, at the Lakeway location, and only $12 when purchased by July 30th using promo code 'oldschool'. • Go Dance has re-launched OutDancing classes at their new South Austin location, designed specifically with the LGBTQ community in mind. • Check out their calendar chock-full of all sorts of parties, open houses, classes and events at all 3 Austin locations.
Assistance League of Austin's Thrift House has great sales every Wednesday through Saturday on a wide variety of apparel, home furnishings, jewelry, books, music, games, seasonal and holiday items, and much more. They also offer custom flower arrangements. For the current sales and more news, follow them on Facebook. • The Thrift House is run entirely by volunteers, and all proceeds go to various programs that benefit Austinites in need. Donations of goods are accepted Mondays through Saturdays, and you can also contribute with an online donation.
TXRD LoneStar Rollergirls' 2014 season is under way. See the full schedule and get your tickets today. Season tickets are available too. • Want to be a Roller Girl? Come to the Banked Track Skate Clinics on Saturday, August 2nd or Sunday, August 3rd to learn everything you need to know to try out for the "Most Entertaining Sport in the World". Open to age 16+ for aspiring Roller Girls or if you just want a great workout.
Mindful Body Center invites you to The Higher Brain Living® presentation the second Sunday of every month. This revolutionary personal transformation system creates an organic surge of energy to the most highly evolved part of the brain designed for change. This presentation is free but space is limited, so register today.
Clayworks Studio/Gallery has been practicing the art and craft of architectural ceramics for over 30 years. Their showroom, located in the East Sixth IBIZ District, is stocked with handmade sconces, decorative tile, garden art, murals, and more. • Every Friday morning there's Yoga in the breezeway. • Congratulations to Clayworks for being recently featured in This Old House.
Art on 5th hosts an exhibit by rock & roll artist Jermaine Rogers from August 4th through September 6th, featuring hundreds of his posters, plus original sketches and paintings. • Art on 5th boasts a permanent collection of art by Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, and has just announced the new release of Firebird.
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine is co-sponsoring the East West Forum on Integrative Sports Medicine on Thursday, July 24th, 7-9pm at their West Gate location. Prominent sports medicine specialists will discuss cutting-edge techniques and holistic solutions for injury recovery and prevention. This event is free, but registration is highly encouraged to save your seat. • 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. • For more savings, recipes, and resources, sign up for their emails.
Join Save Our Springs Alliance for the 2nd Annual Barton Springs Fest, 8am-7pm, Saturday, August 9th. Enjoy hike and snorkel eco-tours, live music on the south hill, and more. Make a donation to SOS here.