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    Thinkery21: Transformations

    Presented by Thinkery at Thinkery, Austin

    August 25, 2016

    Grown ups can enjoy an evening at Thinkery on their own. At Thinkery21 we close the museum to kids and let adults, ages 21 and up, eat, drink and mingle while experiencing innovative science and art.

    From large scale shifts to microscopic mutations, transformation can be sudden, slow, superficial or incredibly profound. (And sometimes, all of the above.) At ...more


    "Naturescapes" Exhibit

    Presented by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    June 4 - August 28, 2016

    Wildflower Days™ 2016 official artist, Anna Lisa Leal, presents her works in the Wildflower Center's Store. The Texan has focused professionally on Southwest landscapes and subjects...more

    Kelly McEvers' Embedded: The Humans Behind the Headlines

    Presented by The Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    August 28, 2016

    Kelly McEvers, of NPR’s award-winning radio newmagazine All Things Considered, shares her thoughts on storytelling, current events, and the world-at-large in a conversation about the headlines...more

    La Follia Austin Baroque presents "Animal House"

    Presented by La Follia Austin Baroque at First Presbyterian Church of Austin, Austin

    August 27 - August 28, 2016

    La Follia Austin Baroque

    presents

    "Animal House"

    Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 8pm

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 4pm

    Both performances at First Presbyterian...more

    Getting Connected: Keynote: A Soup Peddler's Journey

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    David Ansel began his business by peddling soup on the streets of South Austin in 2002. The Soup Peddler, has expanded into 4 Austin locations including a wholesale business. Come hear the local...more

    Getting Connected: Smart Start: City Permitting Demystified

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Join the Development Services Department for a Smart Start to your business! The department recently launched an online permitting system for trade permits (electric, plumbing, and mechanical)....more

    Getting Connected: Marketing Your Small Business

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Marketing requires a blend of traditional and emerging practices, creativity, and 100% tenacity. Learn the right strategies and tactics to maximize success and avoid wasting valuable time and...more

    Getting Connected: On Your Own as a Solopreneur

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Whether you consider yourself a freelancer, contractor or consultant, join us for an insightful panel discussion on building your career as a solopreneur. Hear from four local entrepreneurs...more

    Getting Connected: Austin's Hottest Industry: Food and Beverage

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Discover the secret recipe for taking your food or beverage product from a daydream or a home-baked prototype to a cash flow-positive consumer product business. Topics covered include fundraising,...more

    Getting Connected: Business Structure: Forming and Maintaining a Business Entity

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Many factors must be considered when choosing the best form of business ownership or structure. The choice you make impacts multiple aspects of your business, including taxes, personal liability,...more

    Getting Connected: Capital Acumen: Essential to Your Success

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Whether you are a rookie entrepreneur or a seasoned one, the need to access funding for your business is key. Learn from a distinguished panel of funding experts eager to share their valuable...more

    Getting Connected: The Art of Social Media

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    Move beyond basic creation of a business page or account towards an integrated social media strategy with artful engagement. This interactive workshop will present how to stage photos and create...more

    Getting Connected: Plan for the Unplanned

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 30, 2016

    It’s on your shoulders. Are you prepared to respond and recover from the impacts of an interruption to your business? Whether a devastating illness, natural disaster, personnel related, or...more

    Getting Connected: Made in Austin: Getting Connected Keynote Session

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Austin is a major destination for creative thinkers and businesses. Hear from local creative entrepreneurs, receiving national attention, about why they were drawn to this city and how they were...more

    Getting Connected: No Shame in Your Game

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Promoting your work can and should be integrated into your everyday creative process. Learn about the necessary tools to effectively promote your work to new and targeted audiences. We will cover...more

    Getting Connected: Proposal Perfection

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Hear from the Austin Art in Public Places staff about what it takes to qualify and build a successful project proposal for public art. Learn the terms and skills required to see your project move...more

    Getting Connected: Put the FUN in FUNdraising

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    This workshop will help artists, of all disciplines, better understand fundraising opportunities such as grants and donations. Find out the steps required to make your project possible such as...more

    Getting Connected: Protecting your Assets

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    For many filmmakers, musicians and productions, partnerships are necessary to bring your idea to fruition, but how do you protect your skin in the game? Learn of legal and contract jargon that...more

    Getting Connected: Ask a COA Staffer Mentoring Round Tables

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Are you looking for a guide to help you better understand City resources and opportunities, stick around for our "ask a staffer" mentoring session!  Cultural Arts, Music and Entertainment,...more

    Getting Connected: Portfolio Careers

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Artists with multiple and diverse income streams are often the most successful. Find out how the “odd job” economy keeps creatives afloat from local artists with sustainable careers....more

    Getting Connected: Austin Export

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    What does it take to get your show on the road? Learn from local artists and musician’s personal experience about what it takes to execute a touring performance and how to build long lasting...more

    Getting Connected: Creatives Meets Business Mentoring Round Tables session 1

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Creatives Meet Business (CMB) is an event and podcast series based in Austin, TX that helps creatives reshape how they view themselves, not just as “artists” and “creatives” but also as...more

    Getting Connected: Creatives Meets Business Mentoring Round Tables session 2

    Presented by City of Austin Small Business Development Program at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    August 31, 2016

    Creatives Meet Business (CMB) is an event and podcast series based in Austin, TX that helps creatives reshape how they view themselves, not just as “artists” and “creatives” but also as...more

    MASS presents: Open Studios w/Kayle Karbowski & Leah Shirley

    Presented by MASS Gallery

    September 2, 2016

    Please join us for an open studio party to see what our resident artists have created over the course of 4 weeks in our space! Admission is free & open to the public. Refreshments provided....more

    Art of the Brew

    Presented by Art of the Brew

    September 3, 2016

    Art of the Brew is the crossroads of contemporary art, performance, craft beer, music, and food. This one-day event demonstrates the connections and influences these creative communities have on...more

    Red Carpet Productions Benefit Golf Tournament Supporting Dance Another World

    Presented by Dance Another World

    September 8, 2016

    Red Carpet Productions is hosting the inaugural charity golf tournament benefiting local 501c-3 Dance Another World, an English language immersion program taught through dance, serving non-native...more

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Presented by The City Theatre Company at The City Theatre, Austin

    August 19 - September 11, 2016

    Feed the need for musical hilarity with this screamingly funny, gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world hit musical. Little Shop has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard...more

    St Mark UMC 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

    Presented by St Mark UMC

    September 12, 2016

    St Mark UMC is hosting its Second Annual Golf Tournament on September 12 at Star Ranch in Hutto, Texas. The tournament supports the many missions of the church.

    The tournament is open to...more

    After Glow: An Exclusive Evening Benefiting Thinkery

    Presented by Thinkery

    September 16, 2016

    Join us Friday, September 16 at the JW Marriott Austin as we bask in the After...more

    Hispanic Heritage Celebration

    Presented by Fiestas Patrias of Austin

    September 17, 2016

    Fiestas Patrias of Austin presents the 38th annual Mexican Independence celebration is set for September 17, 2016 at Fiesta Gardens Park West. This City of Austin Park is located on the north...more

    The Theorists at Zilker Hillside Theater

    Presented by AM Arts and Austin Creative Alliance at Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin

    September 17, 2016

    The Theorists are back on the Hillside to perform "HIRAETH," a portrait celebrating our Austin community! Grab your picnic, friends & family, and swim-suit, and let's enjoy homegrown art these...more

    Voyager Music Festival 2016

    Presented by VoyagerFest at Spider House, Austin

    September 17 - September 18, 2016

    The 2016 Voyager Music Festival will be an incredible celebration of experimental and progressive music featuring:

    Chasca, Stop Motion Orchestra, Worhol, The Invincible...more

    21st Annual Food for Thought Signature Tasting Event

    Presented by Communities In Schools of Central Texas at Austin City Limits Live, Austin

    September 21, 2016

    Honorary Event Chairs Mrs. Cecilia Abbott, Mrs. Anita Perry, Mrs. Laura Bush, and Mrs. Linda Gale White invite you to the 21st Annual Food for Thought tasting event to raise support for...more

    VELA's A Night at the Museum

    Presented by VELA

    September 23, 2016

    Join VELA for our Annual Fundraising Celebration, A Night at the Museum at the Thinkery on 9.23.16!

    It will be an evening of play &...more

    I Am You

    Presented by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and Big Medium

    September 16 - September 25, 2016

    A sculpture and wall installation series by furniture and decor designer Brian David Johnson.


    Rattletree Glow Party & Grand Opening Celebration

    Presented by Rattletree

    September 23 - September 25, 2016

    You’re invited to enter “a portal to a magical dimension filled with vibrant African dance music, gargantuan hand-built wooden marimbas, a kaleidoscope of light and color, and...more

    Whiskies of the World

    Presented by Whiskies of the World at Four Seasons Hotel - Austin, Austin

    September 29, 2016

    Whiskies of the World gathers the world’s most fascinating distilled spirits along with their makers and ambassadors to give its guests an opportunity to sample, learn and experience a...more

    Bug Night Out at the Wildflower Center

    Presented by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    October 7, 2016

    What is crawling through the dirt at dusk? What types of insects take flight at night? Bring a flashlight to our family-friendly event and check out the nightlife at the Center! We’ll have...more

    Fall Native Plant Sale at the Wildflower Center

    Presented by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin

    October 14 - October 15, 2016

    Fall is the best time to plant in Texas! The Center’s native plant sales have been helping Texans create beautiful, wildlife-friendly gardens for more than 10 years. Join us to purchase plants,...more

    2016 RPS Texas GAINZSAW MASSacre

    Presented by Austin Simply Fit Training & Performance Center Northwest

    October 15 - October 16, 2016

    2016 RPS Texas GAINZSAW MASSacre
    The Annual RPS Killer Event
    hosted by
    Austin Simply Fit & Always Be Flexing

    Two Day Event - 150 Lifter Limit

    At...more

    Awesmic City Expo 2016

    Presented by Awesmic City Austin Texas, LLC and B*TRU ARTS at Palmer Events Center, Austin

    October 15 - October 16, 2016

    Awesmic City Expo 2016 - 3rd Annual at Palmer Events Center - 10 - 6 pm promoting arts, science, education and Holistic Health - The Theme is "Cultivating Cosmic Cultures Through Creativity" -...more

    AIA Austin Homes Tour 2016

    Presented by AIA Austin

    October 15 - October 16, 2016

    30th annual AIA Austin Homes Tour highlights 12 homes that all show the value of using an architect. Showcasing design excellence, quality craftsmanship, and innovative use of materials, each...more

    L'enfant Terrible

    Presented by Denise Prince and Women & Their Work at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin

    October 22, 2016

    L’enfant Terrible defies the notion that there is a Rubicon one inevitably crosses from innocence to knowingness. Instead, participants will enjoy both states simultaneously and experience them...more

    17th World Congress Oral Care and Dental Hygiene

    Presented by conferenceseriesLLC

    November 14 - November 16, 2016

    Conference Series LLC invites all the participants across the globe to attend the 17th World Congress Oral Care and Dental Hygiene (Oral Care-2016) during November 14-16,...more

    Long Center Presents: A Conversation with Jeffrey Tambor

    Presented by Long Center for the Performing Arts at The Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin

    November 19, 2016

    You know Jeffrey Tambor as Hank Kingsley from The Larry Sanders Show, bellowing his famous catchphrase, “Hey nowww!” and selling unsafe garden tools to little old ladies. Today, Jeffrey Tambor...more

    Cine de Oro

    Presented by Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    August 30 - November 29, 2016

    Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St.) for a special screening from the Golden Era of Mexico’s cinema.  Seniors will enjoy a...more

    Solar Business Festival 2016

    Presented by Global Attain Advancement at Hilton Downtown Austin, Austin

    December 1, 2025 - December 2, 2016

    Over 250 participants expected at SBF Austin 2016. The Solar Business Festival is a highly interactive b2b conference, exhibition, and concert dedicated to creating an influential solar trading...more

    Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis

    Presented by Arthritis Foundation, Austin

    December 11, 2016

    The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere. Taking place in more than 100 U.S. cities, the Jingle Bell Run is one of the most spirited runs...more

    Curanderísmo| Indigenous Healing Workshops

    Presented by Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center., Austin

    August 20 - December 17, 2016

    Workshops
    August 20 |September 17 | October 15 November 19 | December 17
    Saturday | Sábados  1 - 4 pm
    Ages:  17+ 

    Discover and preserve the ancient...more

    Wizard School Exams

    Presented by Puzzle Room Austin

    May 13, 2016 - January 16, 2017

    Race the clock to find clues and solve puzzles in this live action team game! You've been accepted to Wizard School, but the headmaster has given you many tasks to complete before you can...more

    Wild West Riddle Roundup

    Presented by Puzzle Room Austin

    May 13, 2016 - January 16, 2017

    The Rotten Riddle Gang has escaped and it's up to your group of deputies to catch them! You have one hour to find clues and unravel their trail before those no-good varmints take over the whole...more

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