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    Nina McIntire – Baroque till Rock –
    Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 5:30 PM
    Austin Scottish Rite Theater

    “Baroque till Rock” is the 1st concert of a new Austin Concert Series “Music Universe” – a novel form of modern multimedia events for music lovers of all ages and backgrounds. The program will be filled with sound, lights, colors, with information about the history of music, eras, styles, arts, musicians, and about music in our daily life. The variety of styles, be it Baroque, Jazz or Pop music, will create a vivid interaction of tradition and innovation in bridging our musical past and future. A colorful mix of on-stage videos will add a vibrant touch. The multi-generational spirit of the series is also a great occasion for family visits – a very special quality time for children and adults. The time spent together with family and friends will benefit you with shared and lasting impressions. It may become one of your most memorable moments.

      This Valentine’s Day, whisk that special someone away to Whisler’s. We’ll be featuring a special bubbles and booze menu for the evening and giving out chocolates, flowers and hand-made love bundles served with our love-themed cockatils throughout the night. Find your fortune with Tarot readings by La Mystica or get pulled away to Mezcalería Tobalá (opening at 6 pm) where the legendary Seresse burlesque performers will be entrancing all evening with a performance in the main bar at 10:30 pm. Romantic musical accompaniment from American Dreamer from 7 – 10 pm. No cover.

        Join Twin Liquors for their special French Wine Social event to celebrate the February French Wine Sale! Receive 20% off when you purchase two or more bottles of French wine. During the free social, you’ll also be able to purchase tickets to UMLAUF’s Annual Garden Party at 30% off. Please send RSVPs to

          On your mat, get set, go! Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, in partnership with adidas, brings Wanderlust 108, the world’s only mindful triathlon, back to Austin on November 10, 2018. Coming to Travis County Exposition Center, Wanderlust’s unique triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run (or walk), a music-fueled, outdoor yoga class led by Chelsey Korus and a guided meditation led by Light Watkins. Mindful triathletes can also groove to the sounds of DJ Seriousblack, browse the marketplace of local craft and food vendors, and experience bonus fitness classes throughout the day.

          Wanderlust will donate $1.08 from every ticket sold to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS with (RED).

          For the complete lineup and ticketing information, please visit:

            Nappy Time Portraits events are held regularly in the Austin area. You provide the camera, we provide unique and original backgrounds, each with a rentable matching outfit.

            At the October event, we will provide a Halloween background and a Monthly Commemorative background. The Halloween background works best with babies who are 0-18 months old, and the Monthly Commemorative background has signs for babies 0-12 months old. You can also bring your baby in a Halloween costume or your favorite clothes to fit the backgrounds, and share your imagination with us. This is going to be awesome!  

            Date: October 20th, 2018
            Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
            Your baby: Ages 0-18 months only, please.
            Place: Global Kids Preschool
            4 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
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            Date: October 27th, 2018
            Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
            Your baby: Ages 0-18 months only, please.
            Place: Toybrary Austin
            2001 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757
            Save the date on Facebook:

            Check out our Nappy Time Portraits September Highlights

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              Austin is the No. 8 Most Facial Hair Friendly City in America. To celebrate, men’s grooming leader Wahl will park its 30-foot mobile barbershop at the Pecan Street Festival Sept. 22-23, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Master Barbers will be on hand offering FREE facial hair trims while seeking out the guy with the best scruff to represent the city as Wahl Man of Austin. That guy will win $500 and go on to compete for the ultimate title of Wahl Man of the Year. The event is part of a 10-city facial hair trimming tour, and also supports a good cause. For every facial hair trim performed, Wahl will donate $1 to ZERO, the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer.

              Dubbed the ‘mane’ event, the Wahl Man of the Year contest gives facial hair enthusiasts the chance to go mano a mano in a facial hair face-off. Wahl will select one guy from each tour stop location and one guy from online entries. These lucky few will be crowned champion of their city and go on to compete for the ultimate in facial hair glory, the Wahl Man of the Year title.

              Finalists will each win $500 and Beard Grooming Gear. Online voting will then help determine who wins the Grand Prize, which includes the title of Wahl Man of the Year and $1,500. Men can enter by visiting Wahl’s Mobile Barbershop, or by uploading a picture on the Wahl Grooming Facebook page. More information can be found at

                For the Bastrop Music Festivall, we’re opening our 2nd Zip Line, Cactus Corridor, measuring 671 feet in length for $20 a ride from 1pm – 4pm on Saturday, May 19th. Walk-ups welcome! There is limited space, so feel free to reserve your spot ahead of time. We’ll have some live music at basecamp, local beverages to sample and of course lawn games—Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Hanoi Tower. Come check us out and get a “taste” of the full tour!

                Hilmy Cellars—a vineyard, winery and tasting room in Fredericksburg, Texas that produces and bottles wine in small lots from 100% Texas-raised fruit will be providing wine tastings at the Zip Lost Pines Basecamp from 1p-3pm.

                We will also have singer/songwriter Carson McHone from the Bastrop Music Festival providing live music.

                Run, jump, scale, and wade your way through the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for kids in the nation! Kids Obstacle Challenge is coming to Austin on Saturday, April 21st at Dripping Springs Ranch Park with waves from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

                Parents are invited to run for FREE with the purchase of a child’s ticket!

                Kids Obstacle Challenge attracts thousands of active kids and their parents by inspiring and challenging kids and forging family bonds, through adventure and obstacles. Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course event series for kids ages 5-16, with 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles through water and mud!

                Kids Obstacle Challenge is designed for kids to push their limits and reach new heights. If you are looking for the ultimate experience that involves the whole family, look no further. Participants can rope swing into a giant mud pit, army crawl through tough terrain, scale up rugged cargo nets, and slide into a muddy paradise! Prepare to Brave Your Adventure and have some muddy family fun!

                What: Kids Obstacle Challenge | Austin, TX
                When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
                Time: 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
                Cost: $32-$66 per Ticket; Parents run FREE
                Ages: 5-16
                Where: Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs

                To sign up your eager adventurer, visit

                Get 15% off with code 365AUSTIN!

                  Come join us at Labat Food Service’s Spring Picnic and onsite Job Fair!

                  We will have food and fun for the whole family! Join us for food, bounce house, raffle drawings, photo booth, games, face painting, wellness booth, and more!

                  You may also apply and interview onsite for driver, warehouse, and office positions for any Labatt location. Please visit

                  The Spring Picnic and Job Fair will be held on March 16 from 12-7pm at 3722 Bluestein Drive, Austin, TX 78721.

                  If you haven’t been to the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards (AMAs) yet, 2018 might be the perfect year to break that streak. Organizers elected to move the date before South by Southwest (SXSW) instead of during the insanity of the festival when the local awards ceremony is usually held. Instead of battling traffic to get to ACL Live at the Moody Theater, fans can purchase tickets in advance to see guest performers Lucinda Williams, The Black Angels, John Hiatt, Alejandro Escovedo and a host of other national and local acts plus unannounced special guests. In previous years attendees have gotten to see surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Chrissie Hynde among others. The long-format awards show is a great opportunity for local music fans to get a taste of the best Austin musicians in arguably the best sounding room in town. 

                  The awards are voted on by the public via an online form. This year, the voting process was changed to two rounds of voting instead of one, which determined the finalists.  Another call was put out to the public was  to vote again to determine the winners. This appears to be a better method of determining the best artists in each category. The Austin Music Awards previously announced the Townes Van Zandt Songwriting Award will be presented to singer-songwriter Joe Ely (who has been a special guest performer before) and the Margaret Moser Women in Music Award will be presented to Liz Lambert, founder of Bunkhouse Hotels and the Trans-Pecos Festival at her El Cosmico resort in Marfa by Grammy winner Williams.

                  Musical Director, Charlie Sexton will head up a crack house band with Michael Ramos, John Michael Schoepf and Conrad Choucroun. Rick McNulty and Laurie Gallardo of KUTX will return to host ceremonies.  Proceeds from The Austin Music Awards will benefit the SIMS Foundation which provides health care to qualifying Austin music industry professionals. 

                  Advance tickets ($35) are available at the ACL Live website. Mezzanine and other VIP ticketing options start at $250.   Those prices might seem like a bargain after the special guest is revealed. Perhaps it’ll be heir apparent to SRV, Gary Clark Jr? You’ll have to grab a ticket to find out.