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Come out to the 16th Annual North Loop Rockin' & Rollin' Block Party all day on Saturday, September 27th in the North Loop IBIZ District. A variety of locally owned merchants will feature sidewalk sales, entertainment, sales, demos, specials, food, drink, and fun for the entire family. Explore the many offerings of vintage, vinyl, eateries, signature cocktails, craft beers, specialty coffees, adults-only items, and be sure to take a look at the fabulous new outdoor mural on the side of the Revival Vintage building.
Planet K Presents Dias De Los Muertos Texas Fireworks benefiting various local charities, taking place in Austin on Friday, October 31st, and San Antonio on Sunday, November 2nd. Both are free to the public.
HELM Boots has released their first made-in-the-USA boots for women. Find whole sizes 6,7, and 8 in medium width on their website and the store located in the East Sixth IBIZ District. (If you wear size 9 or above, you've always been able to wear their men's sizes.) Hurry and check their final inventory styles on sale now, soon to be sold out forever!
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 September 27th.
Strait Music has supported band and orchestra students for 50 years with their Instrument Rental program. Rent quality, name-brand instruments at an affordable monthly price that can be applied towards the purchase with no interest and no contracts, all the while including repair maintenance coverage and an additional 30% discount if you decide to exercise your purchase option.
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.
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 September 26th. 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.
Radiant Plumbing & HVAC, serving Austin and surrounding areas since 1999, provides 2-year warranties, same-day service for emergencies, charges by the job (not by the hour), and has excellent reviews on Yelp, Angie's List, Google+ Local, and more. Check out their services and current deals. And did you know? They have a Helping Hands program that donates $1000 each month to local nonprofits nominated by you!
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians announces ALL ATX: The British Invasion, a concert of Austin's best musicians, taking place Monday, September 22nd at ACL Live and benefiting HAAM. Featured acts include Eric Burdon and the Animals, The Zombies, Alejandro Escovedo, Christopher Cross, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Shinyribs, Malford Milligan, Dana Falconberry, Hector Ward & The Big Time, and many more. The show will be broadcast on KLRU at a later date, TBD. Tickets are now on sale. • HAAM keeps the momentum going the next day with HAAM Benefit Day, a city-wide showcase and fundraiser with performances all over Austin from early morning until the wee hours. • HAAM provides access to affordable health care to Austin's un- and under-insured musicians, including medical, dental, mental, vision, hearing, and addiction recovery. Make a donation today.
Fairytale Threads, a consignment event held several times throughout the year, gives you the opportunity to turn clutter into cash and find new and gently loved items at great prices. Find clothes for newborns through teens, maternity, books, gear and toys. The next event is September 4th-6th at in Cedar Park.
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. • The storefront is located in the North Loop IBIZ District.
End of an Ear is giving away a ticket to the Merchandise show on September 23rd with the purchase of an LP ($25) or CD ($20). • September's art exhibit features work by Mike Combs, with an opening reception on Friday, September 5th at 6pm featuring a performance by Boss Eye. • Saturday, September 6th at 5:30pm: Jezzebeam / Sprills of Ore Cassette Release Show • Tuesday, September 23rd at 5pm: Rat Store, with members of Total Control and Lace Curtains, performs. • Saturday, September 27th is Cassette Store Day, with a mix-tape trade grab box. Bring in a mix tape and pick up one made by someone else. More details to come. • Go to the website and sign up for emails to receive news on exclusive package deals, new releases, and upcoming shows. • End of an Ear is located in the South First IBIZ District.
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. • 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, classes and events at all 3 Austin locations. • If your nuptials are coming up, be sure to sign up for a Wedding Dance Workshop.
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 100% of 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.