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    The Laura’s Library Artisans’ Market is a craft show featuring 40 Austin area artists, a large silent auction and 2 food trucks. This is a juried show with all handmade, high quality items and minimal overlap between types of items. All proceeds benefit student scholarships, as well as various library programs always offered free to the public. Indoor and outdoor booths, rain or shine. Free admission and parking. Located just 3 miles West of Hwy 360 at the Laura Bush Library (9411 Bee Cave Rd.). Come enjoy the beautiful Hill Country setting, eat lunch and shop! #LaurasArtMkt https://www.facebook.com/events/710028536061207/

      Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival
      October 4 – 5, 2019

      Location
      Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard
      Round Rock, Texas 78665

      Festival dates and hours:
      Friday, October 4, 2019: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      Saturday, October 5, 2019: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

      The Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is Round Rock area’s largest and most prestigious (and the most fun, in our estimation) festival, attracting over 40,000 people annually to this free event on the first weekend of October.

      Hosted by the City of Round Rock Arts and Culture, Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts, with highlight being visual artists creating beautiful sidewalk murals. Strolling the Chalk Walk affords you the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists who created these temporary pavement masterpieces. Beyond visual arts, the festival is also host to a handpicked roster of vendors, sponsors, local and regional musicians, theatrical performances, foods and drinks, and a children’s creative area with performances by children from a variety of local organizations, including the Round Rock ISD and the School of Rock.

      The daily live entertainment will also include Friday and Saturday night headliner concerts (announcements forthcoming), all of which will make for a perfect weekend at Dell Diamond!

      Admission to Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival is free.

      Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival Contact
      Scot Wilkinson, City of Round Rock Arts and Culture Director
      Email: chalkwalk@roundrocktexas.gov
      Website: www.chalkwalk.org
      Phone: 940-391-1928, 512-671-2705

      History of the Festival
      Originally conceived by nonprofit organization Round Rock Arts, Round Rock Chalk Walk Arts Festival was established in 2009 and has vastly since inception. Needing more space for artists to create their pavement masterpieces, the festival has moved to its new location at Dell Diamond and is now hosted by the City of Round Rock Arts & Culture Department. With over 40,000 annual attendance, the event has an economic impact of adding more than $500,000 back into the local economy.

        UNDERGROUND TUESDAYS
        ★ BASS & HOUSE MUSIC ★
        Every Tuesday at Empire!

        Open Decks 9-11 (signup from 8:30-9:00 outside by the food truck)
        SPECIALS ON LONE STAR + WHITE CLAW

        Free for 21+
        $5 cover for minors
        Doors at 9pm

        8/6
        Rowdy’s Going Away Party

        8/13*** (ticketed show)
        Thelem
        Old gold b2b Lefty
        Lazy K
        Mael b2b Fiducia
        Ryno

        8/20
        Victis
        Scott Slyter
        Ben Jester

        8/27
        Puppy Snoot
        Manic Muse
        Vinny b2b Jäger

          Save the date! Frida Friday ATX in August will be on the fourth Friday. We’re heading back to school with lessons from our GREATEST Diva inspirations: Whitney and Juanga.

          Music by one of Austin’s Greatest:
          DJ Chorizo Funk

          Food, music, featured vendors and more to come!

          Interested in being part of the FFATX familia? Head over to FridaFridayATX.org/involvement for opportunities to be involved with us a vendor, volunteer or more!

          About Frida Friday ATX:
          Frida Friday ATX (FFATX) is Austin’s first and largest monthly self-identified womxn-of-color centered mercado y más, supporting and amplifying womxn-of-color and allies in Tejaslandia! More than a market, Frida Friday ATX is a movement. Over the last two years, FFATX has proudly brought Austin a full line up of self-identified WOC vendors, artists, musicians and more to bless their events and vendor spaces each month. We’ve worked with over 150 vendors, and supported always created performance, partnerships and collaborations that center WoC-led economies.

          FFATX believes in womxn supporting womxn, and are super proud of the community we’ve been able to foster. We see our work as intersectional and understand that utilize our creative spaces to help bridge the wage gap that WoC experience daily. One of the most important parts of this mercado (y mas) is the amazing connection and community we make with each other as we empower each other. Find out more info about how you can join or support at: https://www.fridafridayatx.org

          About Waller Creek Conservancy:
          Waller Creek Conservancy, in partnership with the City of Austin, is developing a chain of parks around a restored Waller Creek in downtown Austin. Running from Waterloo Park at 15th Street to Lady Bird Lake, the new Waller Creek parks district will include more than 37-acres of newly designed and connected urban parks and public open space, and more than three miles of new hike and bike trails, along with engaging art and educational programming. Founded on the bedrock of great design, the revitalized Waller Creek will renew the natural environment, foster the creative arts, and nourish authentic and uplifting experiences that reflect Austin’s diversity and dynamic spirit.
          Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) is excited to announce their partnership with FFATX! Part of the WCC mission is to create opportunities to serve diverse communities equitably through programming and community engagement. Part of this mission includes a commitment to partner with local organizations serving diverse communities to bring their programs to WCC managed spaces. Find our more about Waller Creek Conservancy here: https://www.wallercreek.org

            UNDERGROUND TUESDAYS
            ★ BASS & HOUSE MUSIC ★
            Every Tuesday at Empire!

            Open Decks 9-11 (signup from 8:30-9:00 outside by the food truck)
            SPECIALS ON LONE STAR + WHITE CLAW

            Free for 21+
            $5 cover for minors
            Doors at 9pm

            8/6
            Rowdy’s Going Away Party

            8/13*** (ticketed show)
            Thelem
            Old gold b2b Lefty
            Lazy K
            Mael b2b Fiducia
            Ryno

            8/20
            Victis
            Scott Slyter
            Ben Jester

            8/27
            Puppy Snoot
            Manic Muse
            Vinny b2b Jäger

              The Hotel Ella Salon Series presents Unseen Texas: Antebellum Plantations as Remembered by Former Slaves with Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe

              Join Hotel Ella on Tuesday, August 13th at 6 p.m. for this month’s Salon Series event discussing Unseen Texas: Antebellum Plantations as Remembered by Former Slaves with Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe. Our perception of architecture and domestic life around plantation slavery is often skewed by the sources we gather from. In this month’s Salon Series, Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, Fellow of Texas State Historical Association and Chair and Professor of Museum Studies at Baylor University, will guide us through a discussion of what former slaves said about their living conditions. Dr. Hafertepe will focus on narratives that provide us with an idea of how these slaves prepared for a future that, though by no means perfect, was better — as well as a much clearer picture of the arrangement and functioning of the antebellum plantation. Salon Series events are free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP to save your spot at hotelellasalonseries.splashthat.com. Food and beverages available for purchase during the event.

                Design and create your own app with our team! The BHW Group is hosting our 4th annual FREE Mobile App Development Summer Camp. By the end of the camp, each student will have an app that they helped make on their phone! What will you create?

                The camp will be from August 9th-10th from 9:30am – 4:00pm. It will be located at The BHW Group Office (6011 W. Courtyard Dr., STE 410, Austin, TX 78730). The BHW Group is a 2015 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award finalist and has been one of Austin Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for the past four years.

                Students who are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade for the 2019 – 2020 school year are eligible to apply. To access the application, please visit our webpage: https://thebhwgroup.com/summer-camp. Selected students will be notified by July 19, 2019

                Please contact summercamp@thebhwgroup.com with any questions. We can’t wait to read your applications!

                  UNDERGROUND TUESDAYS
                  ★ BASS & HOUSE MUSIC ★
                  Every Tuesday at Empire!

                  Open Decks 9-11 (signup from 8:30-9:00 outside by the food truck)
                  SPECIALS ON LONE STAR + WHITE CLAW

                  Free for 21+
                  $5 cover for minors
                  Doors at 9pm

                  8/6
                  Rowdy’s Going Away Party

                  8/13*** (ticketed show)
                  Thelem
                  Old gold b2b Lefty
                  Lazy K
                  Mael b2b Fiducia
                  Ryno

                  8/20
                  Victis
                  Scott Slyter
                  Ben Jester

                  8/27
                  Puppy Snoot
                  Manic Muse
                  Vinny b2b Jäger

                    Join South Congress Hotel on Thursday, August 1st from 6 to 9 pm for First Thursday featuring a live performance by Kalu and the Electric Joint, dance jams by DJ ulovei, a VIP Pool Lounge hosted by Bumble, drink specials and more. Hungry? Guests are invited to head up to Otoko for the à la carte #staffshokuji or grab dinner at Café No Sé or Central Standard. To RSVP, visit
                    https://www.facebook.com/events/2362466163995053/.

                      SouthBites, a coffee bar at the new SXSW Center in downtown Austin, invites you to enjoy their grand opening celebration, taking place on Monday, July 22. SouthBites will be giving away FREE breakfast tacos and coffee to the first 100 customers, hosting exciting giveaways on social media throughout the day, giving away free bonus points for their loyalty program, and launching a special happy hour, called Social Hour, later in the day from 3-6pm!

                      Kicking off that same day is SouthBites’ charity partnership with Austin Pets Alive! SouthBites will have a specialty drink called SouthPaw on the menu, a very refreshing beverage made of ginger beer, mint and espresso, and will be donating $1 from every sale of the drink to APA!

                      Hope to see you there!