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    Sit, Relax, Listen, Enjoy!

    Strings in the Park is a first ever, family-friendly, Austin-unique, Fall weather concert promoting Austin’s original music and community green spaces. 

    This event is 100% no cost. Parking is free, too.  All are welcome.

    Our venue features tons of picnic tables, cafe tables and seating, fresh-made pastries and coffees, huge wine and beer selection, tailor made salads and sandwiches, the large lawn, a large shaded deck, clean bathrooms, a popular playground, a walking trail, a lively creek, shady trees, and more.

    This concert features Austin innovator Will Taylor,  string quartet and backing musicians, with Austin music legend Guy Forsyth (winner, Best Male Vocals, Austin Music Awards, 2018) in an afternoon of rejuvenating serendipities. 

    Bring picnic blanket and fixings or just drop-in! 

      Come shop, sip and vibe at East Austin’s Craftsman bar with a Dope Creatives Market pop-up for RiRi Day. In tribute, enjoy a soundtrack supplied by DJ Diggy Dutch, AbeTheAssassin Willothe & Gniice while the all-female run vendors lineup will be announced soon. This event is sponsored by Dulce Vida Tequila and Waterloo Sparkling Water, guests can also find Hawaiian Soul Food from onsite food truck Alley Cat on the patio.

        Whisper Valley, East Austin’s uber-cool sustainable housing community, is hosting its second annual Taste of East Austin Festival. New this year, the event will kick off with a 5K run around the beautiful Whisper Valley community. The festival gets underway immediately after with live music and food from East Austin restaurants and food trucks, local artisans and boutiques, and fun activities for the kids. The event is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a complimentary craft beer as they cross the finish line in addition to an event swag bag, t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Tickets for the run are $25. Register today at tasteofeastaustin.eventbrite.com

        While at the Festival, come see this innovative community of zero-energy capable homes priced from the mid $200 to the $400s by Avi Homes and Pacesetter Homes and meet new builders joining the Whisper Valley line up. Homes feature ecofriendly geothermal heating and cooling systems, solar pv and high tech, smart home technology. Cooking demonstrations will showcase Whisper Valley’s healthy lifestyle with organic gardens for fresh, nutritious food delivered to your door. Fitness venues and resort-style amenities, cooking and nutrition classes are all part of the Whisper Valley lifestyle.

        Confirmed vendors and music for the Taste of East Austin Festival include:
        • Ladybird’s Austin Kitchen
        • Mission Dogs
        • Elgin Meadery
        • Moonstone Baking Co.
        • Mom and Pop’s All Natural Frozen Pops
        • Buddha’s Brew Kombucha
        • Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs
        • Suga’s Cakery
        • Succulent Native
        • SBS Soapery
        • Rocket Electrics
        • DJ Sydney Wright
        • FlecHaus

        WHEN/WHERE:
        Saturday, September 15, 2018
        5K Run—8 am
        Festival– 9 am- Noon
        Whisper Valley
        9400 Petrichor Blvd.
        Manor, TX 78653
        5K Run Registration: tasteofeastaustin.eventbrite.com

        Whisper Valley is located just east of SH-130 at FM 973 and Braker Lane within Austin’s Desired Development Zone, 20 minutes from downtown Austin, 10-20 minutes from Google, Dell and Samsung corporate campuses, and 10 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Whisper Valley was named Best New Community of the year from the Homebuilder Association of Greater Austin (HBA) and the Green Home Builder’s 2017 Community of the Year. More information on the development can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ycdl7xbf

          On Friday, August 31st, Torchy’s Tacos will present a free screening of E.T. the Extra Terrestrial at Mueller Lake Park in celebration of their fifth annual Some Like It Hot August Taco of the Month campaign along with Alamo Drafthouse.

          Here’s what you need to know for this special one-night-only event:

          Torchy’s Tacos will have their Taco Truck onsite to serve up a selection of Torchy’s menu favorites
          This event is free to the public, but it’s BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)
          The screening will start at dark (around 8:00PM) but there will be a pre-show and Torchy’s Tacos surprises starting at 6:30pm
          This event is on a first come / first serve in regards to seating. The park will fill up so come early!

          About E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
          It’s a true classic that’s got everything: An alien, a precious young Drew Barrymore, friendship, and an iconic music score.
          As Elliott discovers a lost alien hidden in his family’s tool shed, his only interest is to befriend, take care of, and protect E.T. While things escalate, Elliott’s connection to E.T. branches into a psychological and metaphysical world. A triumphant story of friendship, childhood, and adventure, E.T. has been found its way into the hearts of millions.

            Con’ Olio is hosting pop ups from local food artisans at all three Austin area locations on Mother’s Day. Bring mom along while you stroll and sample gourmet bites from some of Austin’s finest makers including Delysia Chocolates, Onion Creek Kitchens, Rancho Gordo’s Bottled sauces, Mia Chocolates, Tree Hive Maple Syrup & Honey and Hill Country Provision & Iron. Wine samples will be offered, and premade gift baskets will be available for purchase. Con’ Olio will also offer $25 gift cards for every $100 spent. If you can’t make it out, shop online at conolios.com.

              Come enjoy a delicious farm-to-table dinner at our luxury Solar Tiny House, featured on national television.
              Perched on a hillside with a spectacular view of our River Farm, we invite you to come celebrate this space and our vision for our farm, which includes:
              Increasing our farm-based education programming for children, adults and families (see www.newfarminstitute.org for more information),
              Launching our agritourism initiatives — from primitive camping to guided canoe expeditions to weekends in the Solar Tiny House, and
              Building an Education and Retreat Center to teach sustainable organic farming techniques, cooking and more
              This fundraising dinner will feature a farm tour of our flower and vegetable fields, a walk through the Food Forest, a screening of the TV episode that created Tiny House, a silent auction, and a chance to win a free, luxurious weekend at the farm.
              Details:
              Saturday, May 12
              5:00pm-9:00pm
              $100/person for farm-to-fork dinner (tax deductible)
              Green Gate Farms’ River Farm, 156 Howard Lane, Bastrop. This 33-acre certified organic farm, just 25 minutes east of downtown Austin (and 8 miles west of Bastrop) along the Colorado River.
              Food and Drinks
              Farm-to-table dinner from Escoffier School of Culinary Arts (vegetarian option available)
              Desserts from Hannah Bakery
              Drinks from Copper Shot Distillery and JuiceLand
              Live Music from Brooke and Dawn

                The Austin Gorilla Ball is a costumed, beer tasting, live music, food, FUNdraising PARTY at Thirsty Planet Brewing Company benefiting Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.

                BEER!
                * The tasting room is not available yet, but production is. This is your chance to come check out the new brewery!
                * At least 15 beers will be served, including the usual Thirsty Planet brews in addition to many unique beers not out on the market – only available at The Gorilla Ball!
                * One-off, small batches just for the event

                FOOD & FUN!
                * Costume party & contest – get your gorilla or banana suits (all costumes welcome)
                * 2 great local bands & a DJ
                * Food
                * Fundraising activities for Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund

                  Come quench your thirst and kick off watermelon season at Craftsman’s 2nd Annual Watermelon Fest on Saturday, April 21st.

                  Think you have what it takes to be a watermelon eating champ? Enter to win with three heats starting at 2:30pm (register early as spots are limited). Winner of each heat receives a $25 gift card for the bar.

                  ​Enjoy Craftsman’s new Watermelon Margaritas ​- served straight ​from an actual watermelon ​- ​​made with Patron tequila, ​while on site food truck Alley Cat will also have a special watermelon themed dish to help beat the heat.

                  Craftsman will also be offering three special cocktails made with fresh squeezed watermelon juice just for the event:

                  The Pool Side
                  Vodka, lemon juice, simple, watermelon juice topped with
                  elderflower foam and garnished with mint

                  Watermelon Mojito
                  Rum, house-made watermelon & mint soda

                  Watermelon Margarita
                  Tequila, watermelon juice, simple and lime

                    With patio weather in full force, Craftsman is encouraging guests to get outside and grill, chill and drink beer for a great cause. Head to the East Austin bungalow bar on Saturday, April 14th from 2pm-4pm for a patio party featuring $7 beer, burger and chip combos with $1 from every combo purchased donated directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.