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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

      Celebrate Austin’s birthday at our second annual Austin’s Birthday Bash event on Saturday, August 3 at Republic Square. Join us for a free celebration of the city we love with great food, fun & games, and a live music lineup you don’t want to miss!

      Kalu & The Electric Joint
      Bidi Bidi Banda
      Girlfriend ATX

      Salt & Time
      and more!

      FUN & GAMES
      Yard games including TopGolf
      mirmir Photo Booth

      and much more!

        What better way to show your appreciation for all the lovely mothers and the wonderful things they do than with decadent chocolates?!? Delysia Chocolatier invites you to spend the day honoring Mom. Treat her to a complimentary chocolate tasting with flavors inspired by the gentle, pure, and elegance of these beautiful women.

        Our Lemon curd apricot chocolate truffle gives a spectacular culinary experience as the perfectly balanced lemon curd and sweet apricots explode in your mouth. Enjoy milk chocolate infused with the floral notes of rose water, a spiced hint of cardamom, and a salty crunch of pistachio as you nibble on our Pistachio rose petal chocolate truffle. Lastly, find your way to our award-winning Spiced wine berry chocolate truffle. Explore the graceful hints of spiced wine blended with a trio of berries that will bring poise and elegance to your palette.

        Take a moment to spoil your wonderful Mother with Delysia Chocolatier’s delectable truffles. We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you and Mom.

          Join the ultimate family-friendly urban scavenger hunt on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Proceeds benefit Central Texas children and teens with an ill parent. Teams of all ages welcome!
          The hunt starts at noon, with four hours for teams to do good deeds, complete challenges and visit various clue stops. Then gather from 4-6 p.m. for the after party at Zilker Lodge at Austin Sunshine Camps. Celebrate the winners, laugh at the photos and share stories over food and games.
          Plan now for an afternoon of laughter that will do your heart–and your community–good.
          Tickets are on sale now – buy your tickets today!
          All proceeds to benefit Wonders & Worries

            Take a break from the SXSW festivities to relax and love on some goats!

            Our event will be held on the beautiful lawn at a private residence in South Austin, TX.

            The event is BYOM (bring your own mat), but we will have mats for rent for $5 each if you do not have your own. We will also supply the goats for loads of fun and laughter! We may event have a guest star or two like a potbelly pig or maybe even one of our French bulldogs!

            We will be holding 3 yoga classes. Class times are 10:00 am, and 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. There is limited space available for each class, so please register early! A ticket is required to attend or observe.

            Class will run about 30-45 minutes with time at the end for pictures with the goats! Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your class time as check in only takes a few minutes and we want everyone to have enough time for pictures with our baby goats! Parking is available on the street in the neighborhood.

            As with all our events, this event is kid friendly! All children must be monitored and children age 5 or older do require tickets.

            All participants are required to sign a liability waiver/photo release before being allowed to participate.

            We will have t-shirts and other merchandise available to purchase and credit cards are accepted.

            **Please note: in the event of bad weather, we will be moving this event indoors or issuing rainchecks. No refunds will be issued**

              You’re invited! Its Pippi’s after-Christmas party, where all the kids in the village are welcome, and no grumpy grown-ups are allowed! Join Pippi and her friends Annika and Tommy on one of her over-the-top adventures where surprises, cream cakes and new friends are around every corner! Just in time for the holidays, this show offers live music and lots of playful action!

                Join us at the Google Fiber Space for a cozy afternoon of books and art. Enjoy an exclusive reading from Varian Johnson, the author of the “Parker Inheritance” live from Austin, while VR artist, Topher Sipes, uses Google Tilt Brush to bring the story to life.

                Local treats and craft activities will be available to enjoy.

                Guests will receive one free Google Play Audiobook download to add to their Fall reading list.

                Go to and let us know if you’ll be joining us!

                *Please note this is a live-broadcast event that will be streamed nationally

                  OUTSIDE VOICE presents Performing Arts Day!

                  Join us Thursday, August 16th 2pm – 5pm at The High Road on Dawson for interactive performance workshops lead by local artists. Discover how to write songs and potentially score a stellar grade in science class with Lucas Miller, the “Singing Zoologist”! Be heard and seen with Jason Phelps as he challenges you to engage your body, mind and speech to express your ideas creatively. Become fluent in the physical language of both performers and puppets with Glass Half Full Theatre. Come curious, leave inspired!

                  This event is FREE and for all ages! Donations appreciated at the door. RSVP:

                  Workshops by Jason Phelps, Lucas Miller (aka the Singing Zoologist), Caroline Reck (Glass Half Full Theatre), Ron Pippin (OUTSIDE VOICE) and others!
                  For inspiration on the go, subscribe to ARTtv on Youtube and follow us on Facebook @HiOutsideVoice!

                  OUTSIDE VOICE is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department through sponsorship with Big Medium.

                    Join us as we celebrate the grand re-opening of Republic Square with a FREE all day, family-friendly celebration!

                    On August 1, 1839, Austin’s first plots of land were auctioned off under what we now call the Auction Oaks in present-day Republic Square. This year on the 179th anniversary, join us as we celebrate the past, present, and future of our great city at Austin’s Birthday Bash.

                    A full day of activities and entertainment kicks off with the SFC’s Farmers’ Market Downtown and a free community workout led by Melody Dance Fit!

                    MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT By
                    Night Drive
                    Los Coast
                    Patricia Vonne
                    DJ Set by Chulita Vinyl Club
                    Wesley Bray & The Disciples of Joy
                    Mariachi Capital

                    FOOD + TREATS By
                    Four Brothers Venezuelan Food
                    Burro Cheese Kitchen
                    Mighty Cone
                    Southside Flying Pizza
                    Amy’s Ice Cream
                    Odd Pop

                    SHOPPING With
                    Mexic-Arte Museum & Artisan Mercado and ShopATX Market

                    FUN + GAMES
                    Lawn Games, Creativity Tent, Misting Area
                    …AND MORE!

                    Follow us on social and stay tuned for more exciting announcements & the full schedule of activities!

                    Special thanks to: Guero’s Taco Bar • In Lieu • Texas Fun Club

                      Check out Jelly Ellington, live on the Oak Garden Stage.
                      FREE! All Ages!

                      Jonathan “Jelly” Ellington is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in Austin, TX by way of the mountains of Asheville, NC. His vocals are smooth and soulful with an edgy guitar style, chiming in elements of raw and expressive blues-based rocknroll. Jelly has developed a reputation for exciting and untamed live performances, and has shared the stage and recorded with Grammy Award-winning artists. He has been making his mark on the Austin scene, voted Top 10 “Best Guitarist” in 2018 Austin Chronicle Austin Music Awards. Jelly released his debut album All In and is currently taking the country by storm on tour supporting the release.