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Waterloo Records has some pretty exciting shows coming up. On Feb 21 at 5pm, Shiner Beer and KOKE FM present Mike & the Moonpies with refreshments provided by SHINER BEER! On Mar 2 at 1pm, they are hosting a AWOLNATION signing with the release of their third studio album, Here Come The Runts. And on Mar 4 at 5pm, Shiner Beer presents Sue Foley with her new album The Ice Queen.

LegalLine, the free legal advice hotline, is sponsored by the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, LegalLine is staffed by attorney volunteers who answer legal questions concerning many law types-- including family matters, business and consumer issues, estate planning, and criminal matters. Bilingual (English/Spanish) attorneys are available. LegalLine is a free, anonymous, and confidential community service program available every first Tuesday of the month. Call 512-472-8303 from 5:30-7:30 PM on Mar 6 for advice from local attorneys.

Ain't no party like a record party... End of an Ear is excited to welcome Little Mazarn on Feb 18 at 3pm. Later in the month, on Feb 25 at 4pm, they will host Ralph White & Steve Marsh celebrating the release of "Two Distinguished Gentlemen" out on Feb 23rd on Self Sabotage Records.


InStep knows that they best way to stay warm in these waning days of winter is to keep your feet warm and dry. They are having a sale through Feb 18. Buy two of your favorite merino socks from SmartWool, Darn Tough or Sockwell and get one pair free! Pretty sweet deal for your sweet feet!


Even when the stars are aligned and you have a large nest egg saved for retirement, you experience the very real risk of losing a large portion of your investment. A retiree with an income of $50,000 may be taxed 55% on their next $1,000 withdrawn from a retirement account. That’s a lot of hard-earned money and a lot to lose. Overcome the danger of halved income withdrawals through this presentation on Mar 7 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 9420 Research Boulevard Echelon III hosted by Scott Campbell of Austin First Financial.

BookPeople is excited to welcome Sean Penn in conversation with Douglas Brinkley at the Central Presbyterian Church on Apr 3 at 7pm. Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by two-time Academy Award-winning actor, writer, and director is Mr. Penn’s first novel. The darkly humorous novel tells the picaresque story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged, divorced, disillusioned man living in a nondescript house on a nondescript street in Woodview, California.


Waterloo Records is excied to present the following shows. On Feb 16 at 5pm they welcome Chase Atlantic (with priority admission for those with physical copies of their self titled record). On Feb 21 at 5pm, Shiner Beer and KOKE FM presents Mike & the Moonpies. On Mar 4 at 5pm, Shiner Beer presents Sue Foley with her new album the Ice Queen. Party on!


The Assisance League of Austin is gearing up to supply you with all you need for the upcoming spring holidays. Go Hollywood for the Academy Awards, get your crew ready for St. Patrick's Day and shop their selection of vintage books and other can't miss clothing, shoes, accessories and more (all for 25% off).

The Austin Bulldog is reporting on Central Health's latest checkup. Central Health, aka the Travis County Healthcare District, got its Valentine present delivered early last night. The treat was not a perfect confection but did not ruin the occasion either. To read the comprehensive report with links to the 42-page assessment and management's response to it, as well as related Bulldog coverage, click here.

Mark your calendar for Amplify Austin 2018  Mar 1 at 6 pm and get ready to give to support Barton Springs and the Save Our Springs Alliance.  You can make a donation starting Mar 1 or schedule your donation early! Invite your family, co-worker, or special someone in your life to join in our community-wide day of giving back. If you would like to help to extend their reach by becoming a fundraiser on this event, please email

It's never too early to focus on your legacy and achievement. It is useful for marketing purposes, planning, decision-making, and overcoming business and personal challenges. On Feb 19 from 12 to 1pm at Mangia Pizza on Burnet Road, Jan King will lead an exercise to get you started thinking about your legacy using her unique process that really makes you think and re-evaluate who you are and what you have accomplished. This is a program of the Austin Biz Success Meetup and the Business Success Center. RSVP here.

Scott Campbell of Austin First Financial will be teaching a class called Maximizing Social Security on Mar 28 from 6:30 to 8pm at the Thompson Conference Center on UT campus. There are 81 ways to claim social security and they affect your monthly benefits. Develop your strategy to maximize social security retirement benefits in this course. Cost $25. RSVP here.


Austin Scottish Rite Theater is proud to present the Wizard of Oz Feb 3 to Feb 25! When the Wazir of Oz gets word that the girl with red sandals is headed to Oz, he and his sidekick do all they can to stop her. Join Drithi and her fellow travelers as they learn the benefit of seeing things from a new perspective. Live music by Austin’s Sacred Cowgirls and an original script and choreography bring together an American classic with traditions and culture from South Asia.


BookPeople is so excited about Francisco Cantú's moving memoir about his experiences near the Mexican border, The Line Becomes a River, that for each copy sold they're making a donation to Casa Marianella. Casa Marianella works to support homeless immigrants here in Austin. If you're not convinced yet, join BookPeople on Feb 12 at 7pm to meet Francisco and hear him speak about the book which covers his time as a Border Patrol agent, his decision to join, and why he ultimately left. This tale will shift your perspective on immigration, and is an important contribution to the ongoing national conversation.

There’s nothing quite like being with the right person, at the right time, for the right reasons. Tiny Pies may not be able to help you with the right person part, but they definitely provide a tasty treat for someone you love. Like this 4"x5" edible valentine made with tart cherry filling wrapped in our golden crust.  Gift box included. Call it a made up holiday if you want, but Valentine's it's as much of an excuse to celebrate joy as any.  And... we'll take it! Pre-orders through Feb 10.....don't miss out!


This February, surprise your honey or treat yourself to something sweet! Pre-order your chocolate covered organic strawberries from People's RX now to celebrate love come Feb 14! Half dozen, full dozen, and even single berries are available at our 3 deli locations (N. Lamar, S. Lamar, Westlake) year-round. As they say....sweets for the sweet!


Link & Pin Gallery presents Seascapes by Anissa Bryant Feb 23 through Mar 18 with an opening reception on Feb 23 from 6-9pm. ‘Seascapes’ is an exploration of the intrinsic loneliness of humanity, the vastness of the oceans, and the interconnectivity of life with water. Each piece of art is accompanied by a poem that illustrates the artist’s emotions during the creation process. She is inspired by the poetry and beauty of nature.  When a new piece is created, it is subjected to different environmental factors as her practice focuses on the process— not just the final creation. (

On Sunday, Feb 11 at 4pm, Malvern Books is hosting another entertaining edition of Austin Writers Roulette. Each month's AWR features a different line up of artists who perform their original written work. This month's theme is “Talk Dirty To Me.” Please visit the Austin Writers Roulette website for more information. On Feb 15 at 7pm they're hosting a meeting of the Finnegans Wake Reading Group. Everyone is welcome, so if you've always fancied tackling Joyce's maddening masterpiece, please do join in!

Movin' Easy loves their customers! In honor of Valentine's Day, take 20% off all red and hot pink leotards for kids and adults. Or take your special someone for a night of dancing this Valentines day with ballroom shoes and skirts up to 70% off! Sales are good through February. While you're there, check out the NEW flirty and fun leotards by Bloch and Mirella that'll get you noticed in your auditions!


For the month of February, Bird's Barbershop will be offering complimentary Austin Eastciders at all locations—a nice, gluten-free option for guests. To kick it off, they will host "Hip Hopped Weekends," with old-school hip-hop playing Friday-Sunday (Hopped Cider, get it?). Birds will also carry Austin Eastciders Original Dry Cider Independence beer as usual. They've heard your requests and are excited to offer this new option at their shops!


Studio Mantra is hosting Yoga for Self Love on Feb 10 from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Join Mantra Instructor, Nicole Morin, for a two-hour practice to guide yourself to your heart's innermost wisdom!  Inspired by Brené Brown's latest book, 'Braving the Wilderness', they will explore an embodied understanding of her theme strong back, soft front, wild heart through hatha & yin yoga, meditation, and guided discussion.Show yourself some love, and sign up TODAY to enjoy the Early Bird rate at $20 until Feb 3!

Brandi Clark Burton's company EcoNetworking is producing the 2018 Austin Give 5% to Mother Earth campaign, also known as "Austin Give 5". This annual campaign, in its 9th year, provides a great way for businesses and individuals to easily raise funds for 9 local nonprofits working to protect Austin's natural treasures like our parks and open space, creeks, trees and Barton Springs. Participating businesses commit to contribute 5% of business revenue (min $200) on the Friday before Earth Day - April 20th, or sponsor at a higher fixed level, which provides both predictability and increased brand visibility. This campaign is HIGHLY visible, on billboards, posters and postcards all over town and an extensive social media campaign. You also receive promotional materials to display at your business. By signing up, you will be joining more than 200 other businesses in the campaign! There is no more cost-effective way to generate exposure for your business while aligning with the cause to protect our local environment in honor of Earth Day. Get more info and sign up at

Did you know that eating pie on National Pie Day (   Jan 23) brings a year of good fortune? Chance it if you will, but if you ever needed an excuse to pie, this is it.. Drop in and join Tiny Pies to honor this most celebrated pastry. Both locations will be fully stocked. Flavors include: Apple, Peanut Butter Cup, Cherry, Pecan, Meyer Lemon Meringue, Texas Two Step (chocolate brownie and pecan combo), Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Key Lime, and so much more. Plus - Favor will be offering $1 Deliveries ALL DAY.

Powerstep Orthotics are on sale at InStep now through Jan 31. All Powerstep Orthotics are 20% OFF. Due to Vendor restrictions, some Powerstep products are not featured on the website and must be fitted in person. While you're shopping, make sure you claim your Spring Rewards. Call, stop by or e-mail to to use your reward. Rewards can be used toward current purchases but can not be applied to past purchases. Spring rewards will expire Feb 2 so don't delay!


Hello Westside! Bird's Barbershop just opened their 9th Austin area location (10th overall!) at 3736 Bee Caves Road, in the same shopping center as neighborhood favorite Texas Honey Ham. They upped the game on this one with extra Chapparal Spirit and can’t wait to see all you Rollingwooders, Lake Creekers, Bee Cavers, Westlakers and all Westsiders. Men, women, kids — cuts and color for all y’all. Stop by for a trim or a fresh Independence beer, or better yet, both!

Bostro Vonish took a little time to rest and recuperate and can't wait to be back serving up Elevated Vegan Cuisine. They are  be back open and operating regular hours.  New seasonal dishes are in the works to go with the year-round comforting classics. January 2 marked three years of the Bistro Vonish food trailer and, as part of their month long birthday celebration, they will be having a special Soup Week, along with our neighbors at the Great Y'all, Jan 17-21, as they showcase some of our favorite winter soup recipes.

Become financially secure in your retirement through an income machine. Learn the process to create your own in this class from Austin First Financial on Feb 21 at 6:30pm. No one retires to the need of a lump sum of money, they retire to a need of income replacement.  This class will show you how to build a retirement income machine based on your personal risk style. Based on the book by Steve Lewit and Scott Campbell, this class will walk you through each strategy with a workbook to create your own machine!

BOSS-Talks webinar on Feb 1 from 12 to 1pm from the Busines Success Center includes an interview with an inspiring entrepreneur AND information on a business tool or process to make you more profitable and efficient. You will ask questions, introduce yourself and talk about your business. February's Inspiring Entrepreneur: Stacy Savage, Zero Waste Management. February's Tool: "Protecting Your Customers from ID Theft" with presenter attorney Paula Pierce. Details and login info here.


Link & Pin Gallery is excited to present PrintAusitn Invitational: Flux. Guest-curated by Paloma Mayorga, the PrintAustin 2018 Invitational: flux examines contemporary manipulations of traditional serigraphy techniques. Featured artists Essentials Creative, Mirjam Dijkema, Nansi Guevara, and Michael Menchaca offer local and international perspectives on the versatility of this medium. Opening reception Jan 27 from 7pm-9pm; gallery hours Fri, Sat, Sun 11a-4p, or by appointment, call 512-900-8952.

Join Chez Zee for dinner and drinks with the master of scotch, Craig Vaught on Jan 19 at 6:30pm. Chez Zee will be hosting a coursed out dinner with thoughtfully paired whiskies featuring The Glenlivet Series. The evening will start with a Rob Roy cocktail made with Glenlivet 12 and end with Italian Cream and Lemon Rosemary Cake Bites paired with Glenlivet Nadurra. See ticket link for the delicious courses in between. Live music by Rich Demarco. Limited tickets available for $65.


We love our trees, but those leaves sure can be tough on those gutters. ABC Home & Commercial has the answer! Let their home improvement experts clean your gutters for you. The average home has about 200 linear feet of gutters and ABC will clean every last foot. One story homes are $175 and two story homes are $225. While you're scheduling the gutter cleaning, ask about their power washing and window cleaning services.


Could you use a little rejuvenation after the holidays? Good thing People's Pharmacy's PharmFresh Organic Cold-Pressed Juice is made daily, in-house to replenish essential nutrients in delicious fashion! It's part of the 3-Day Seasonal Cleanse that they look forward to every year. If you're not quite ready for a cleanse, they also have tasty, nutritious food made with love and a wellness-pharmacy dream team to assist you in achieving your New Year goals. Be sure to drop by one of their free events for exclusive wellness tips or just pop in for a chat! All Probulin probiotics, Nordic Naturals fish oils and MyChelle skin care products are 20% off through Jan 31!

Movin' Easy Dancewear is having a few sales for the movers and shakers out there. With their back to school sale, you can buy a pair of ballet shoes and get 15% OFF a skirt or dance bag of your choice! Their 1-2-3 Sale is for all the parents of growing dancers. Buy one leotard for 15% OFF, buy two for 20% OFF, or buy three for 20% with 15% OFF a wrap. Last but not least, the Ballroom Sale offers up to 50% OFF for men and women select styles of dance shoes.


Austin First Financial doesn't nee to tell you that we live in a society that utilizes marginal tax brackets – the more you make, the higher percentage of taxes you will pay. On the surface, this seems somewhat simple and logical.  However, if you are nearing retirement (or already there), the system gets far more complicated due to Social Security, Required Minimum Distributions, and Long-Term Capital Gains. This class, Feb 7 at 6:30pm at Thompson Conference Center, will walk you through our tax system, show you how that 55% materializes, and show you how to avoid it. 


BOSS-Talks from Business Success Center will be held Jan 4 at 12pm, with guest Jeanne Marie Ellis, founder JME Group, that provides services to governments, schools and nonprofits plus is actively engaged in addressing social issues. Come hear how Jeanne Marie balances all this and her recommendations for other busines owners. Jan Triplett of BSC will share January's tool: "Golden Rules of Networking". Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone at or dial in using your phone at +1 (224) 501-3412.


Is your business having a legal issue? Are you looking for Legal Advice? Lawyer Referral of Central Texas is here to help! They host "LegalLine" the first Tuesday of every month. Anyone can call 512-472-8303 for free legal advice by phone from lawyer volunteers. Get answers to simple legal questions, receive brief legal advice, or get a referral to an appropriate social service organization. Mark your calendar for the Feb 6 session and call between 5:30 and 7:30pm.


Join Chez Zee and Women Vote! on Jan 15 at 5:30pm for and exciting evening with the one and only Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, as he speaks about the state of the City of Austin. They anticipate a big turn out for this event and expect that it will fill up quickly! Please RSVP so you don't miss out. As always, the event will be followed by an optional buffet dinner in the Gallery. There is no charge if you are just attending but not staying for dinner. For questions or more information, please call 512.454.2666.

Is one of your resolutions to learn a new language? Or to get more fluent in one you already know? Freestyle Language Center is hosting an open house on Jan 11 from 6 to 8pm to get everyone readyfor the Spring session.  What are your New Year's Resolutions?! Learn and/or build fluency in French, Spanish and Italian. Meet the teachers, learn about the innovative curriculum and fun, social model and register with a great deal and grab some swag. RSVP here!


Do you have new or used Massage supplies that you are interested in selling/buying? The Lauterstein Conway Massage School Marketplace is a Facebook group that was created for massage therapy students, graduates, LMT's, and MTI's to sell, trade, and share equipment, supplies, and rental space opportunities. See the TLC School on Facebook for more information.


Ask Me Concierge, LLC is now offering Mobile Notary Services for the Lago Vista, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown and NW Austin areas. This is in addition to their many other services including home chef services, packing services, and home staging services. Call Trish Aikman at 512-786-9615 and "ask" her for anything you need!


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