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    Are you making 2020 fitness goals and looking for a change? If you live near South Austin, you should look no further! 🥊💪

    Legends Boxing in South Austin officially opened doors for classes on Friday December 20th, are now hosting 3-6 classes daily, and we will be hosting a Grand Opening for the Public on Saturday February 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

    Come check out this very new and innovative fitness concept to Austin and see what Legends Boxing is all about! We will be hosting several giveaways, including memberships, swag and merchandise, and we will be providing all types of chocolate covered snacks, champagne, sparkling cider and other snacks and drinks (Valentine’s theme), face-painters, music, food trucks and much more! Kids and dogs welcome and be sure to bring all of your fitness friends and family with you!

    You don’t need to already know how to box or love boxing to LOVE Legends Boxing! With Legends Boxing, you:
    – Join the Legends Boxing TRIBE and family!
    – Learn REAL USA Boxing!
    – Get the Fitness RESULTS you want!

    At Legends Boxing, your first class is always FREE! Come try us out and enjoy learning real USA boxing while burning serious calories with a semi-personal close and an amazing class of people! If interested, you can call us at (512) 387-8045, send an email to southaustin@legendsboxing.com or visit our website at: https://www.legendsboxing.com/gym/southaustin. For Spanish speakers, call: 505-787-3110.

    We are also offering a limited time special pricing MEMBERSHIP for our first 100 members! This membership includes:
    – Unlimited Classes
    – Month-to-Month contract – no long-term commitment with only 30 days notice to cancel!
    – Free Gloves and Wraps ($50 value)
    – Lock in your membership for just $100/month! *prices will go up to $125/month to $150/month*
    – And of course bragging rights for being one of the first Legends Boxing South Austin members!
    – We are also offering special pricing for members 101-200 but it won’t be as good as this!

    It’s time for a change and to have a more fit and fun 2020 – hope to see you soon at the gym soon!

    Fist bump,

    Lauren Stevens, Gym Manager
    South Austin LEGENDS Boxing 🥊
    Address: 9001 Brodie Ln #C9, Austin, Texas 78748
    Website: https://www.legendsboxing.com/gym/southaustin
    IG: @Legendsboxing_southaustin
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/legendsboxingsouthaustin
    Phone: (512) 387-8045

      Are you making 2020 fitness goals and looking for a change? Then you need to come try out one of our FREE one-hour boxing fitness classes on New Year’s Day, at 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and see why boxing fitness is exploding into the fitness industry!

      Legends Boxing in South Austin officially opened its doors for classes on December 20th and Austinites are LOVING it!

      Experience first-hand this very new and innovative fitness concept to Austin and see what Legends Boxing is all about! You don’t need to already know how to box or love boxing to LOVE Legends Boxing! With Legends Boxing, you:
      – BELONG to the Legends Boxing Tribe, Family & Community
      – Learn REAL USA Boxing
      – Get the Fitness RESULTS you want!

      Our Boxing Fitness classes are a fun, fresh & motivating way to get your workout in. Every day we have a brand new, 1-hour workout for you, created & led by our certified coaches. Our workouts incorporate total-body exercises such as jumping rope, push-ups, squats, working the heavy bag and SO MUCH MORE.

      Our workouts are a great way to switch up the way you workout, are designed for any fitness level and can be modified to fit your abilities. Our coaches will be right there to help and teach you, every step of the way! Intrigued, curious and excited?

      At Legends Boxing, your first class is always FREE! Come try a FREE WORKOUT with us and see why our members LOVE it here! On New Year’s Day, our three classes are at 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and we ask that you book in advance.

      To schedule your FREE class, you can call us at (512) 387-8045, send an email to southaustin@legendsboxing.com or visit our website at: https://www.legendsboxing.com/gym/southaustin. For Spanish speakers, call: 505-787-3110.

      It’s time for a change and to have a more fit and fun 2020 – hope to see you soon at the gym soon!

      Fist bump,

      Lauren Stevens, Gym Manager
      South Austin LEGENDS Boxing 🥊
      Address: 9001 Brodie Ln #C9, Austin, Texas 78748
      Website: https://www.legendsboxing.com/gym/southaustin
      IG: @Legendsboxing_southaustin
      FB: https://www.facebook.com/legendsboxingsouthaustin
      Phone: (512) 387-8045

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      Band vs. DJ

      This is totally a preference. Bands will be more expensive but can create a much livelier dance floor. They also typically have DJ capabilities and can still play specific songs you request if it doesn’t fall into their book of songs they know, otherwise there  can be a fee for a new song to be learned. DJs are typically cheaper (unless you go with a big name), and you will have more control as to what they play.

      Another nice touch during the ceremony is a string quartet, violinist and/or soloist! There are a ton of great bands and DJs in the Austin area. Most you can see live around town to really make sure it’s the perfect fit for the big night. 

      Favorite Bands:

      The Nightowls! Born and bred right here in ATX, The Nightowls have long been a staple of the local music scene. In fact, you’ve probably seen them before either at their famous annual NYE Bash or their legendary (over six years running!) Sunday Funday show at Icenhauer’s on Rainey Street. From soul to funk, pop to rock, disco to ’80s, they play just about everything and seamlessly weave everyone’s favorite songs into a non-stop, all-out, dance-packed party!  

      With more than eight years industry expertise and plenty of custom band options to offer (dynamic light show, continuous play, specialty bands), you’re able to handcraft the band’s performance to fit your unique event. The Nightowls are our obvious choice for any wedding or event and are simply your one-stop-shop for the greatest party ever.  And don’t worry, if you’re planning a destination event, The Nightowls travel regularly all over the U.S.  

      For a full article on the Nightowls, click here

      They are also the featured music on our Wedding Guide Podcast!

      Love & Happiness – $6K for 4 hours, 8pc band.

      PDA – $6.5K for 4 hours, 9pc band. You can see PDA live every Wednesday at the Highball on South Lamar at 9 p.m.

      Matchmaker – $8K range 4 hours, 10pc band. You can see Matchmaker live every Monday at the Highball on South Lamar at 9 p.m.

      Hot Sauce ATX – $9K for 4 hours, 10pc band.

      Blind Date – $9K – $10K range.

      DJs in Town:

      $1,500-3k

      DJ King Ding – For all the emo kids out there, this is the DJ that performs at Jimmy Eat Wednesdays at Barbarella!

      DJ Gatsby – Frequently spins at The W and Container bar, and has opened for artists such as Questlove, Earth Wind & Fire, Gary Clark Jr., and T-Pain.

      DJ Cassandra – Current residencies at Wanderlust Yoga Austin, Fairmont Austin Hotel, #BossBabes ATX, Fabletics, and South Congress Hotel.

      Greenbelt DJ Productions – Also provides photobooth, uplighting and videography services.

      String Quartets:

      Terra Vista Strings – Depending how on how big you want to go, this can range from a solo violinist at $230/60 minutes, all the way to a duo, trio, or quartet with the highest being $675/60 minutes. 

      Grace Plays Violin – Solo violinist, she knows a lot of modern songs and is also adorable! $250/60 minutes.

      Pro Tip: Check out the band’s song list before booking. If you’re specific about the types of songs you want this is a good idea. You don’t want to book them and realize later they don’t know any songs you prefer. It also costs a lot of money to add on songs they don’t know ($250+ per song).

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        On Saturday, December 7, visitors are invited to celebrate the holidays with 2ND Street District at Santa Lounge & Market at W Hotel Austin.

        From 1 to 5 p.m. guests can enjoy holiday carols from local groups and solo artists while sipping holiday cocktails, browsing the local holiday pop-up shops, and giving back to a local charity.

        New this year, 2ND Street District is thrilled to be partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. The first 100 guests to bring one toy to donate to Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin will receive a drink ticket for one free cocktail. This event will offer guests first-class retail options for all their holiday shopping needs. Stores participating include Beam Organics, Sikara & Co, Toy Joy along with the Toy Joy Kids Zone, Luxe Apothetique, Bonobos Guideshop – 2nd Street District, and more.

        While you’re in 2ND Street District, be sure to visit the holiday window displays created by St. Edwards University students!

          This season of giving, give the Austin Spurs experience to your loved ones. Come to our game on Friday, December 6
          Sioux Falls Skyforce – Miami Heat Affiliate

          A great time for everyone!
          THIRSTY Spursday = $2 beer 
          Tickets starting at $15
          FRIDAY, December 6
          H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
          7:30 PM – Tip-off

          Paid partnership with Cedar Park Fun

          The Austin Spurs played the Memphis Hustle in an NBA G League game at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas on November 13, 2019. Memphis defeated Austin 113 – 97. (Andy Nietupski / Through the Lens Sports Media)

            Join us for a FREE networking happy hour in downtown Austin on Tuesday, August 6th. Bring yourself, bring a friend, and network with some of Austin’s best and brightest. As always, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails provided.

            The MEET ATX happy hour series is a monthly event series in downtown Austin sponsored by the Invited MBA, a selective 12-week mini-MBA curriculum for Austin’s rising business leaders offered at under $1,000. The deadline to apply for the Fall ’19 cohort of the Invited MBA is August 15th!

              Join Special Guest Chef Wayne Brooks from 827Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar and Lake Austin Spa Resort Executive Chef Stephane Beaucamp for a gourmet supper with wine pairings.

              Restaurants are something that Wayne Brooks has been in love with from a very young age. Born and raised in Boulder Colorado, Wayne was fortunate enough to have his Grandmother living a few houses down from him. She was an excellent cook and loved cooking for Wayne and his friends. After graduating from high school, Wayne attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY. After graduating, he left New York to work for Chef Scott Cohen at La Mansion del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas for the next 6 years.

              In 2008 Wayne was brought on by the University of Texas Golf Club as their Executive Chef, and his first task was to open the brand new clubhouse.

              In September of 2015 he was fortunate enough to close on a beautiful property in the Hudson Bend area, formerly known as The Hill Country Pasta House and soon after opened 827 Ray’s. The property is 3.2 acres consisting of a gorgeous pavilion for weddings/events and newly renovated restaurant boasting a brick oven, oyster bar, two sided fireplace and brand new bar featuring craft cocktails and over 25 wines by the glass.

              Starting at 7 pm at the Aster Cafe

              Cost of $85 per person plus service and gratuity.
              Space is limited, please RSVP at 512.372.7341

                Network with Austin business professionals and listen to Vinay Bhagat, one of Austin’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, share how he built two successful technology companies in Austin. Hors d’oeuvres and Dulce Vida cocktails provided.

                  Got pipes? Show them off at H MART’s Got Pop Singing Competition on May 25-26 for the chance to win some unbeatable prizes.

                  Taking place over two days, the competition will feature a preliminary round on Saturday, May 25, and finalists will move on to the second round on Sunday, May 26. To sign up, email your name, contact number and the title of the song you’re singing to hmartsgotpop@gmail.com. While K-pop is encouraged, all genres of music apply (the judges are unbiased)! All participants must sign up by Saturday, May 25 at the latest.

                  Prizes include a $500 H Mart gift certificate (1st place winner), a $250 H Mart gift certificate (2nd place winner), and a Koto Smart Instant Pot Cooker + Ecotech Cookware Set (3rd place winner).

                  Bring along your friends and family! Attendees are welcome to grab a bite from H Mart’s Food Hall and can indulge in select 99 cent beers and more from the Food Hall bar.

                    H MART’s karaoke series recurs every other Friday night. The series features drink specials to boot including 99 cent Rolling Rock, Lone Star Light, Miller High Life, Keystone Light, Bud Ice, Pabst Blue Ribbon as well as $9.99 wine bottles, and discounts on select beer ($3.99 – $2.99). As an added bonus, any participant who sings a K Pop song will receive a prize (redeemable for one “performance” only).