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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/

      Austin is the No. 7 ‘Most Facial Hair Friendly City in America.’ To celebrate, men’s grooming leader Wahl will park its 30-foot mobile barbershop at Republic Square on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 6 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 a commemorative Wahl 100th Anniversary Box containing a limited-edition beard trimmer and grooming products. Online voting will then help determine who wins the Grand Prize, which includes the title of Wahl Man of the Year and an additional $1,000. 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 WahlUSA.com.

        Join the The University of Texas School of Architecture for a stimulating public lecture from world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium on Tuesday, October 8th at 4:00 p.m.

        Adjaye is recognized as a leading architect of his generation and is Principal and Founder of Adjaye Associates, which has offices in London, New York and Accra. The firm has undertaken residential, commercial, planning and research projects across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, but is most well-known for its civic and cultural buildings including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington D.C.; the Moscow School of Management; and Ruby City, an art center in San Antonio that opens this October.

        The event is free and open to the public.

          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.

            Mueller and KUTX are excited to rock the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park again this year with another round of free, family-friendly concerts curated by KUTX and our Sunday-evening kids’ show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child.

            Come a little early to grab your spot on the lawn (blankets are cool, but chairs aren’t) and grab your dinner from a food truck. We’ll have rock-and-roll face-painting for the kids by Faces By Juliet (no charge, but tips for the painters are welcomed.) We’ll also have coloring for the kids at the Mueller tent (where you can enter our #colorKUTX Instagram giveaway), additional activities from our sponsors, and cold beverages for the grown-ups.

            We hope to see you at Rock the Park this year!
            FALL 2019:

            September 20 – (rain date Sept 27)
            Crockett High School Mariachi Band
            Bidi Bidi Banda

            October 25 – (rain date Nov 8)
            SaulPaul
            Zettajoule

            November 15- (rain date Nov 22)
            Adam & the Bull Shark
            Headliner TBA

            Schedule:
            5:45 P.M. – face painting opens
            6:15 P.M. – opening act
            7:00 P.M. – headlining act
            7:45 P.M. – face painting closes
            8:00 P.M. – music ends / event concludes

            Support for Rock the Park comes from Texas Mutual Insurance and Magic Pest and Lawn.

            ADMISSION: Free! (We welcome tips for the face painters)

            PARKING: Parking is $1/hour in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are also available around the park.

            RECOMMENDED: We try to keep the volume at a reasonable level, but we still recommend hearing protection for younger children.

            OK TO BRING: Coolers, picnic blankets, and stadium cushions (a.k.a., what we called “sit upons” at camp.)

            NOT OK: Chairs, glass containers or alcohol are not permitted.

              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!