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Freestyle Language Center’s Fall 2020 Session will take place live and face-to-face via virtual classroom staring Sep 9 through Nov 30! They're practicing #socialdistancing for the foreseeable future to ensure the health and safety of our entire community. Join ‘em with Netflix Watch Parties, happy hours, virtual tours of historic & cultural landmarks and more! Your language learning journey has never been so fun! Take advantage of their biggest early bird deal EVER! $635 now $535 only until Jul 8! Register today (no code needed)!
Save Our Springs Alliance is keeping you informed and safe. Barton Springs and Deep Eddy are closed until further notice. Effective today, Tue, Jun 30, Austin Public Health has recommended the closure of Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy Pool until further notice. Existing pool reservations will be cancelled. SOS will keep you updated as they learn more. See KXAN reporting here.
The VORTEX is highlighting the Trans Justice Funding Project this week. The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. And check out all the FREE virtual programming coming up… Throwback Reading Series, Ep. 3: Star Trek on Thu, Jul 2 at 8pm; Around the Globe Dance Broadcast on Fri, Jul 3 at 8pm; and Emma When You Need Her (2015) on Sun, Jul 5 at 7pm.
May the Best Design Win! Conans Pizza is working on some dining room projects (while it's still closed), for y'all to have some fresh things to gander upon, for when they do invite everyone back inside! They're seeking some inspired ideas from you! Design a booth, it may become a fantasy-turned-reality! Stay safe, Stay Healthy, Eat Pizza.
Check out Chez Zee’s 4th of July Family Packs! Please order by Thu, Jul 2! Try their delicious Smoked Brisket or Smoked Baby Back Ribs smothered in espresso BBQ Sauce with Hawaiian rolls, coleslaw, potato salad, green beans, and two red, white and blue apple pies! Their cool patio is open for dining on Jul 4 all day for cheeseburgers and french fries, choice of refreshing drinks like Spicy Mango Micheladas, Traditional Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Miller Lite and Bud Light plus Red White & Blue Apple Pie for dessert!  Pre-order now!
Pre-order your PoK-e-Jo's July 4 BBQ online! Celebrate your patriotism in the most Texan way possible--with some BBQ! You can order by visiting PoK-e-Jo's new Holiday Ordering page here then pick up at any of five Austin area locations. Go on in for takeout, call them when you get there to pick up curbside, or go on in to their dining rooms--any way works! Happy 4th of July to all!
A big THANK YOU to all BookPeople customers and readers everywhere who helped Blackout the Bestseller List! Last week, they shared Amistad's #BlackoutBestsellerList initiative and the returns have been phenomenal! BookPeople was inundated with orders for classics by James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, newer favorites like The Vanishing Half, Born a Crime, A Black Women's History of the United States, and the rest of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's backlog! BookPeople encourages you to seek out and celebrate black voices in literature and make them a part of your regular reading!
Waterloo Records has doubled their curbside service to eight hours daily. Waterloo is open for curbside pick-up 7 days a week from 11am to 7pm. Visit 24/7 for featured album artwork, info, song listings, song samples and more! Select Curbside Pick-Up as your delivery method, (it’s the bottom “shipping” option) or have it mailed with shipments $35 & over delivered FREE via media mail!
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School Advanced Program is designed to enable massage therapists with the abilities needed to achieve greater therapeutic outcomes with an even larger range of clients. Classes will be this Jul 10 to next year’s Mar 8 every Mon from 10am to 5pm for a total of 250 hours. For curriculum schedule and payment plans contact Admissions: Amanda Porterfield: and 512-374-9222 ext 14.
Join Antonelli's Cheese Shop on Wed, Jul 1 at 6pm for Cheese 201: The Science of Cheesemaking with Food Scientist Pat Polowsky! Pat is a food scientist by trade, runs in his free time, and is pursuing a PhD at Purdue University in the Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication Department. Over the coming months, he’s going to co-lead various Cheese 201 classes with Antonelli's - from the science of cheesemaking to the chemistry of cheese aging to mold development. Tickets and more info here.
Kerbey Lane Cafe New Pancake Specials are here! Come in and enjoy Kerbey’s Red, White & Blue Pancakes! Buttermilk cake with strawberries, bananas & blueberries topped with powdered sugar glaze. Also available Vegan & Gluten Free Lemon Poppy! Available for two weeks at all 8 Austin locations and online. BOGO Breakfasts are now available in store! Just let your server know you would like the daily BOGO Breakfast when you order. Getting hungry? Order online now!
The Vortex is highlighting Justice for Javier Ambler this week. Learn more and donate here. The Vortex Virtual Programming is free! Check out this week’s shows… Throwback Reading Series, Ep. 2: The Flintstones on Thu, Jun 25 at 8pm; Salomé on Fri, Jun 26 at 8pm; Our Lady of the Sacred Part on Sat, Jun 27 at 8pm; Virtual Campfire Queer Storytime Austin PRIDE 2020 Edition! on Sun, Jun 28 at 7pm; and Tia and Baba and Bubula…oh my! on Sun, Jun 28 at 8:15pm.
One day each month, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop spotlights a local nonprofit and donates 5% of shop revenue, online revenue, ticket sales for the tasting that evening, and after-class sales to the nonprofit. Mon, Jun 29, Antonelli’s is supporting local nonprofit Equality Texas, which "works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration."
How can we enjoy the sun, but also protect our skin and eyes from its harmful rays? Wear sunglasses, sun hats and UPF clothing, and be diligent in using sunscreen! Check out  the Sun Protection Collection at Whole Earth Provision Co. that include these items and more... Mountainsmith Mountain Shade Dome, Costa Tuna Alley Sunglasses, and Pistil Women's Elba Sun Hat.
KOOP Radio stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. KOOP will continue to air talk programs such as Reflections of Community Outreach, People United, Rag Radio, the Community Pilot Show, the Austin Chronicle Show, and the Austin Monitor Show, which include discussions of dismantling white supremacy. Additionally, KOOP will continue to use their resources to enrich underserved communities, stand against police brutality, recruit more BIPOC and women, and further collaborations with Austin-area nonprofits that work with Black artists and underserved communities.
This week, BSC's Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum focuses on playing to win and finding the right contacts for your business. Join Business Success Center at noon on Jun 25 to talk about...customer research through the 40 bizjournals nationwide with Pat Rogers, owner's personal SWOT analysis, ideas from your new "Business Buddies", show & tell, opportunities knock with tech, legal, management, sales and marketing, and money experts. It’s every Thursday - same time, same day, same link. RSVP here!
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School’s TLC Massage Clinic opens next week! They are accepting online requests now for massages starting on Tue, Jun 30. Health, hygiene, and sanitation have always been a priority at TLC, and they have doubled their efforts to keep students, clients, and staff safe. Click here to schedule your TLC Massage for only $40 for 60 minutes!
In Mar 2018, the Save Our Springs Alliance was notified about plans by Leif Johnson Ford to build a mega-sized car dealership over the heart of the Barton Springs Zone. After SOS presented their case, the City agreed and refused to approve Leif Johnson's site plan. On Fri, Jun 5, the SOS received word that the Third Court of Appeals AFFIRMED the district’s court ruling upholding the City’s decision to enforce the limits of the Barton Springs Overlay. Leif Johnson will now be forced to either scale back its development or appeal the appellate court's decision.
The book choices are endless - you can shop any of the titles from BookPeople’s Antiracist Reading list and their Celebrate Black Voices list. As always, BookPeople encourages you to shop local, but they'd be remiss if they didn't extend the love and encourage you to support a Black-owned indie in the area or anywhere in the country - find stores to support here!
End of an Ear opened on South 1st in May of 2005. To help celebrate their 15th year anniversary, they are rolling out some commemorative items including super cool limited edition series of stamp sheets. Here are the first seven stamp sheets to be released: End of an Ear, Big Boys, Black Pumas, Blaze Foley, Black Angels, Spoon, and Townes van Zandt. Perforated stamp sheet 5.5" x 8.5", printed on dry gum adhesive paper with pinhole perforations for $5.99 each. Collect them, use them, and just enjoy them.
Be a part of the first ever Virtual HAAM Day on Tue, Sep 15! Although HAAM Day may look a little different - HAAM’s fundraising goals and the need to help our Austin musicians remains the same. Life doesn't slow down for a pandemic. There are bills to pay, mouths to feed, and unexpected medical emergencies. Austin musicians are especially feeling this pinch. HAAM’s goal is that healthcare is not added to those lists of stressors. Please email Rikki Hardy to get involved!
Not ready to go out shopping just yet, but you’re feeling the pressure as Father’s Day looms on the horizon? Use Whole Earth Provision Co. curbside pickup! Check out these great deals for dad…up to $15 off select styles of Leatherman tools; Chaco Sale 25% off Z sandals, Tegu & Wayfarer sandals; 25% off Outdoor Research; 30% off luggage sets; 30% off The North Face Men's & Youth Spring Styles; and 15 to 20% off GCI Outdoor.
Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Rite Out Loud hosts A Forum with Black Artists and Cultural/Arts Leaders on Fri Jun 19 at 6pm live on Zoom. Join Sottish Rite Theater on Juneteenth to listen to leading Black voices in the arts and cultural community. They will discuss how far this country has come since the first Juneteenth and the great distance we still need to go. There will be time to reflect upon the many lives taken in the context of institutionalized violence against the Black community.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender employees. The Supreme Court’s decision means that employers cannot discriminate against an employee on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Employees cannot be treated less favorably in the workplace, when applying for a job, or going through the hiring process because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Employers should update their employment policies and practices to ensure they comply with this change in anti-discrimination law. Please contact RRS if you have questions or need help understanding and implementing this important change.
The Austin theatre community, including The Vortex, has come together to ask some questions that are vital to planning for reopening. Take a moment to answer these nine questions on this survey. Your opinions will be shared with over 80 of Austin's theater companies. Plus you can now grab a drink from the Butterfly Bar during their temporary hours, 4pm to 11pm on Sun through Thu and 4pm to 12am on Sat.
Good news from Chez Zee! They will be open for dine in on Fri from 3pm to 9:30pm, Sat brunch 9am to 2pm, Sat night 3pm to 9:30pm, and Sun brunch 9am to 3pm. Call 512-454-2666 now for reservations. Chez Zee’s fan-cooled patios and some limited space inside the North Dining Room and The Bar will be open. Diego and Derek will be behind the bar, Margaret on Guitar at the patio, and Rich DeMarco on piano. 
Father's Day ideas at Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Order their new "Salami Party Pack"  through their cheese shop and pick up via curbside. It includes 3 meats, 2 cheeses, and a pairing mustard condiment. Here are some other great gift to a Virtual Cheese Tasting Class, a subscription to their monthly cheese club, Cheese Tasting in a Box, or a gift card.
Next Thursday, you can remind The Austin Chronicle, and our city, that they can find the best pizza at Conans! The Pie Fighter Forty death match voting begins Jun 25. Celebrate Dad with a hot, toasty deep dish! And get 20% off orders over $25 at the North location using the code “DADDY”. Conans is still only take-out and delivery to keep us safe this summer. Order now!
The Vortex is highlighting Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, the only national organization led by black trans people to collectively address the inequities faced in the black transgender human experience, as their spotlight organization this week. The Vortex Virtual Programming performances this week support the artists who made the work and charities that they would like to support. Watch each evening to find out how you can help! TWENTYEIGHT on Thu Jun 18 at 8pm; Juneteenth 2020: Stay Black and Live on Fri Jun 19 at 6pm; Underground on Sat Jun 20 at 8pm; Robin Hood: An Elegy on Sun Jun 21 at 7:30pm.
It's time for Bloomers and Frocks birthday celebration! BUY 2 ITEMS, GET 1 FREE! Thu Jun 18 and Fri Jun 19, buy 2 get 1 free on the entire website for online sales only. Then on from Sat Jun 20 through Mon Jun 22 from noon to 5pm check out the in-store event. Everything in the shop will be buy 2 get 1 free plus these additional discounts winter coats 75% off; nylon slips buy 1, get 1 free; bath and body products 50% off. Bloomers and Frocks will be donating a portion of their monthly sales to BLM causes.
Join Business Success Center Thu, Jun 18 at 12pm for their weekly Reinventing Business Forum. Today’s topics include getting and being a local investor with author Michael Shuman; deciding your risk tolerance; "Business Buddies"; government contracting; and new Reinvention Resources. Find your “business buddies” willing to talk openly and frankly about business and share their expertise. Here’s the link to RSVP and for more information. It’s every Thursday -same time; same day; same link.
Studio Mantra is so excited to begin practicing with you IN-PERSON (and safely) at Westover Hills Club this week! Pre-registration is required for OUTDOOR @ WESTOVER HILLS CLUB; classes will be capped at 20 students. Class is donation-based, starting at $15; existing Mantra class packs & memberships apply as they would at the studio. Register now for Balletone with Erika Lown this Sat, Jun 20 at 8am.
On Thu, Jun 25 at 2pm, Travis County District Court Judge Maya Guerra Gamble will hear Save Our Springs Alliance’s appeal of TCEQ’s permit authorizing Dripping Springs to discharge over 800,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Onion Creek. The public can watch the hearing live via the Court’s YouTube channel. SOS’s primary argument is that the permit violates Clean Water Act standards prohibiting degradation of high quality waters like Onion Creek and all of our Hill Country streams. Please DONATE so that SOS can continue serving as the legal watchdog for our Hill Country home waters. 
BookPeople is committed to consistently using their platform to elevate Black voices. They are committed to actively and consistently providing BIPOC authors and illustrators with the visibility they deserve and rarely receive, and continue to build an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space where booksellers and community of readers can come together to discover, listen, engage, and learn. They have gathered a list of resources recommended by their staff and leaders in the community to help readers discover new authors and illustrators, bring about important questions, encourage necessary conversations, and turn reading into action. BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Father's Day is almost here and no matter who is your "daddy" Forbidden Fruit is sure to have something that will please or tease! Get 20% off your favorite love ring using the code “RING20” for online purchases now through Jun 21. Or check out their locally made Vegan Leather goods! Forbidden Fruit is open 7 days a week from 2pm to 6pm for instore shopping as well as curbside pick up. Mask required please! STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE!
Out of an extreme abundance of caution, dine-in services at El Chile located on Manor Road will be closed temporarily. A part-time, front-of-house employee received a positive COVID-19 test result. This employee has not been scheduled in the restaurant for over a week and has had extremely limited contact with staff, none of whom are exhibiting symptoms. Closing the dining room will allow the appropriate staff to quarantine and be tested. Safeguarding practices will continue, including regular deep sanitization of the restaurant. Curbside and delivery operations will remain open and be handled by staff who have had no opportunity of exposure from this case. El Chile will announce a re-opening date for dine-in service at the appropriate time.
Make Dad’s Day with Chez Zee’s Baby Back Ribs Dinner for 4! Delicious baby back ribs in espresso BBQ sauce, served with coleslaw, potato salad, green beans, dinner rolls and 2 peach pies made with fresh Fredericksburg peaches for only $110! Pre-order by Fri Jun 19 in order to pick up between 12pm and 3pm Sun Jun 21. Order Online or call (512) 454 2666 now!
The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex is open! They've got an updated and streamlined menu, outdoor table service, and some safety protocols that will leave your taste-buds happy while you're feeling comfy and taken care of. Stop on by and have one of their delicious new Butterfly Batch Cocktails (perfect for sharing) or enjoy an old Bbar favorite. Open Sun through Thu from 4pm to 11pm and Fri and Sat 4pm to 12am. And thanks to The Vortex for being a safe space for the Black Queer and Trans community - past, present, and future. 
Pre-order Father's Day Baby Back Rib Dinner for 4 from Chez Zee! Baby Back Ribs in Chez Zee's Espresso BBQ Sauce! Served with coleslaw, potato salad, green beans, and dinner rolls. Comes with 2 peach pies made with fresh Fredericksburg peaches! Feeds 4 hungry people. Please pre-order by Fri, Jun 19 and pickup between 12pm and 3pm Sun, Jun 21.
Mariposas Spanish School Summer Registration is now open! Continue the Spanish learning fun in the comfort of your home with Mariposas' simple, engaging, and educational weekly on-demand lessons. These 'bite-sized' 15 to 20 minute lessons are filled with songs, interactive games, movement, sign language, mini Montessori based lessons, and stories. Your kids will have so much fun they almost won't realize they're building a strong foundation in Spanish! Register now for these Summer On Demand sessions!
Little Red Chunari, free  and streaming online at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, has been extended through Jun 30! Did you miss the chance to see Little Red Chunari? Never fear - by popular demand, Chunari's online run has been extended through Jun 30! Little Red Chunari’s willpower is put to the test when she journeys through the jungle to visit her grandparents in this Indian adaptation of the classic Riding Hood tale. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy folk and Bollywood-style dance, puppetry, and comedy. Watch now!
Save Our Springs Alliance has released this special, virtual gallery of images, videos, and stories featuring the all-night public hearing 30 years ago that started the Save Our Springs movement. Click here to view the gallery.  You can watch the historic hearing online anytime here. Thank you to all the people who helped make the Barton Creek Uprising and the 30 years of environmental progress happen and to those who shared their memories with SOS.
Beginning Jun 16, Studio Mantra teachers will start offering outdoor classes at Westover Hills Club in Northwest Hills on Tue, Thu and Sat mornings and Tue evenings. Studio Mantra is currently collecting sanitizing and cleaning supplies, making changes in regards to safety protocols, and improving their HVAC system to improve ventilation and humidity levels in the yoga studio. The end result will be a clean and safe space where everyone can all gather, practice and heal.
Most Expensive Mistakes In Estate Planning You Easily Can Avoid™ - a free webinar hosted by The Fowler Law Firm PC presented by Terry Belt, moderated by Laura Fowler on Fri, Jun 12 at 12pm. The Fowler Law Firm PC Estate Planning & Probate Section Chief Terry Belt will discuss estate management, probates, and trusts. Register here. To register for a Septmber live course or purchase a Belt Book ™, email Laura Fowler at
Dad is gonna love one of these gift bags from Tribe, with a delicious gift card and dad socks from Eldorado Cafe! The Road Warrior Bag $120 containing… The Good Patch CBD Pain Patch, Pachamama Athletic Rub Full Spectrum CBD, Hemp Beanie, Genesee CBD Protein Bars, Jack Skin Sealant CBD Sunscreen, $25 Eldorado Cafe Gift Card, and Eldorado Cafe Dad's Socks. The Dude Bag $60 containing… Flora & Fortitude CBD Maple Whiskey Caramels, Willie's Remedy Dark Roast Whole Bean CBD Coffee, Potli CBD Chili Oil, Vital Leaf Classic CBD Chocolate Bar, $25 Eldorado Cafe Gift Card, Eldorado Cafe Dad socks.
Magnolia Pictures has partnered with End of an Ear to bring you new releases you can watch from the safety of your home. Rent Big Star: Nothing Can Stop Me, Good Ol' Freda, and Once Were Brothers for only $3.99 each with 40% of the net proceeds going directly to End of an Ear. And help celebrate End of an Ear’s 15th anniversary with a new tote bag, limited edition series of stamp sheets, or blue/black commemorative t-shirts. Out now!
Enjoy Sunday Brunch at home with Chez Zee classics! Including the Quiche Lorraine with bacon, tomato and cheddar cheese; Mediterranean Quiche with feta, mushroom, spinach and tomato; or Crème Brûlée French Toast Loaf! Check out tonight’s special, pan seared Pacific Red Snapper served with sauteed brussel sprouts, over a shrimp & crab risotto cake, topped with a blackened shrimp cream sauce. Order online now!
The Vortex Repertory Company and Austin theatres need your opinion! The Austin theatre community, including The Vortex has come together to ask some questions that are vital to planning for reopening. Take a moment to answer this nine-question survey. Your opinions will be shared with over 80 of Austin's theater companies. The Vortex will be open for protesters on Sun, Jun 7 from 1pm to 5pm as a space for respite and care during the Black Austin Rally & March For Black Lives. And...The Butterfly Bar is currently scheduled to reopen at a limited, outdoor-only capacity this Wed, Jun 10
Navidad Farms is slowly re-opening theie retail store; current hours are Fri and Sat from 11am to 3pm. Don’t forget your face mask! And don't forget Dad! Father's Day is Jun 21! Order your gift package by Jun 13 for on-time arrival! Choose from The Sucklebusters Gift Set with BBQ sauce and rub or maybe the Taste of Texas with pralines, jalapeno cheddar mix, and more BBQ sauce and rubs plus more ideas on their website.
From more than 1,000 submissions from over 300 publishers, a group of winners of the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards emerged that include Bryan Washington (Lot - Gay Fiction), Carmen Maria Machado (In the Dream House - LGBTQ Nonfiction), Saeed Jones (How We Fight for Our Lives - Gay Memoir/Biography), and Nicole Denis-Benn (Patsy - Lesbian Fiction). Join BookPeople in celebrating their remarkable achievements! Also, check out Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning on Spotify!
Waterloo Records & Video has expanded their hours for Curbside Service - Mon, Wed, Fri from 11am to 3pm; Tue, Thu from 3pm to 7pm; and Sat, Sun from 1pm to 5pm! Online ordering 24/7 at where you can select Curbside Pick-Up as your delivery method, or have it mailed to you with orders $35 & over shipping FREE via media mail!
Studio Mantra will match any amount above $10 to donate to the Austin Justice Coalition. This means if you register for class with a $20 donation, Studio Mantra will match your extra $10 and give $20 to AJC on behalf of your registration. They will also be matching donations for Laura Teal's 4-Class Live-Streamed Beginners Series which begins this Sun, Jun 7. Register here.
Peoples Rx is excited to announce that Peoples Deli will reopen on Jun 29! They’re bringing back some of your favorites and also offering new breakfast options, gluten-free sweet indulgences, and more! Please take a second to give your feedback to help guide their upcoming changes. Take this 1-minute survey by midnight Sun, Jun 7 and be entered to win a $50 Peoples Rx gift card. There will be 3 lucky winners! Click here to take the survey.
On Jun 11, The Austin Chronicle is asking readers to vote for their favorite pizza in their first-ever Pie Fighters contest. Family-run and locally-owned, Conans Pizza has a long history of baking some of the best pizza in Austin! Most people know ‘em for their deep pan wheat dough and best-selling everything pizza, The Savage, but they have a myriad of vegetarian, vegan, and thin crust options. Let the pie fighting begin!
Save Our Springs is ready to jump into Barton Springs with you again! Barton Springs Pool will reopen Tue, Jun 9! Hours will be Tue, Fri, Sat and Sun from 5am to 7am for swim-at-your-own risk then open for reservations between 8am and 10pm. Click here to make reservations or call 512-974-9330. During the modified COVID-19 operations, no admission fees will be charged and there will be multiple new health and safety guidelines. SOS thanks the City of Austin Parks and Recreation and the pool staff for their hard work in getting the pool open and safe.
All Kerbey Lane locations are open for dine-in service 7am to 10pm daily. While being closed for dine-in was difficult, Kerbey Lane’s UT location got a fresh new look! A few things to know before dining in: no cash accepted; one party at host stand at a time; use hand sanitizer; wear face masks and socially distance, please; all TO GO orders will be handled Kerbside. So, get your favorite Kerbey dish and don’t miss out on BOGO breakfasts now in store!
Now streaming for free through Sun, Jun 7, Little Red Chunari at Austin Scottish Rite Theater! Little Red Chunari’s willpower is put to the test when she journeys through the jungle to visit her grandparents in this Indian adaptation of the classic Riding Hood tale. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy folk and Bollywood-style dance, puppetry, and comedy. Watch now!
Chez Zee American Bistro is open Tue through Sat for take-out from 3pm to 8pm. Order online or call 512.454.2666. Some old favorites are coming back, like the Applewood smoked Bacon wrapped meatloaf! Save room for dessert! Maybe you fancy their signature Lemon Rosemary Cake or a Gluten-Free Mocha Fudge Torte!
Last week, Antonelli’s announced a couple of virtual pairing tastings.  After having executed a great collaboration with Desert Door Sotol, they’re ready to forge ahead with more. You’ll pick up your beverages when you collect your cheese plate via contactless curbside. Get your ticket now for these upcoming pairings… Sat, Jun 13 - Cheese & Rose Pairing with C.L.Butaud Winery; Wed, Jun 17 - Cheese & Soda Pairing with Maine Root Soda Company; and Sun, Jun 21 - Cheese & Beer Pairing with Circle Brewing.
Thursdays from 12pm to 1pm CDT, join Business Success Center’s forum for business owners, learning from each other, rethinking and improving businesses, and creating strategic alliances all in 60 minutes! Thu, Jun 4 is about your style and Government Contracting. Join here!
Reading naturally fosters conversation. Join Ona and Chaun, the leaders of BookPeople's chapter of the Well-Read Black Girl book club, every first Tuesday of the month to celebrate diverse voices and emerging writers of color. They'll be discussing Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugivity on Wed, Jun 3 at 7pm. Get more info on upcoming meetings by following them on Instagram: @wellreadblackgirlbp. Note: the WRBG book club is a space intended for people of color. Reading can feel passive, but it is a beginning—towards bettering yourself, and better serving your community. Let this be a beginning for you and someone you know. Visit BookPeople’s Full Anti-Racist Reading List here.
Malvern Books’ curbside pick-up will operate on Tue through Fri from 12pm to 5pm, just call 512-322-2097. As well as this in-person option, you’ll still be able to purchase books through Malvern’s online BookShop. Events have been postponed at least through June, but check out these Zoom book clubs and other virtual events: NYRB Classics Book Club, Sat, Jun 6 at 1pm, discussing Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships; Suspense & Speculation Book Club, Sun, Jun 21 at 1pm, discussing César Aira’s Dinner; Line/Break Poetry Book Club, Sat, Jun 27 at 1pm, discussing A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton.
Celebrate End of an Ear for their 15th year anniversary with a new canvas tote bag, limited edition series of stamp sheets, or blue/black commemorative t-shirts. Order Blaze Foley’s "Live at the Austin Outhouse". The package includes a reproduction of Blaze's rare Zephyr Records 45 RPM. Recorded in Houston on a label that quickly disappeared, the Zephyr 45 never received commercial distribution. It includes an unreleased studio version of If I Could Only Fly and an early version of Let Me Ride in Your Big Cadillac. Order here.
You can now shop in-store at Peoples Rx–Austin's Favorite Pharmacy! All locations are now open 8am to 6pm Mon through Fri, 9am to 5pm on Sat, closed on Sun. Visit for all of your pharmacy and wellness needs! Check out Peoples Rx’s Facebook and Instagram for updates, and be on the lookout for live videos with Peoples Naturopathic Doctor Amy Nelson! She goes live weekly to answer your questions about immune systems, stress, and much more!
It was perhaps the most important environmental Chronicle cover ever. Six days later over 1000 people showed up at City Hall to tell Mayor Lee Cooke and the City Council to vote "No PUD."  It worked. Stay tuned this week in the run up to Saturday's 30th anniversary celebration of the all night City Council meeting that gave birth to the Save Our Springs movement.  Share your memories with SOS if you were there (
Studio Mantra is excited to offer Beginner's Yoga Series via Live Stream! Laura Teal's Welcome To Your Yoga Practice $50 4-class series will meet every Sunday in June from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. In each class, you will learn and practice foundational yoga postures and breathing techniques then there will be a 15 minute optional Q&A. You are not required to have anything but yourself to practice yoga; however, you do get discounts on props like mats, straps, blocks, blankets, and bolsters. Pre-registration is very much appreciated.
Now that you've graduated, do something smart...celebrate with Pok-e-Jo's! All PoK-e-Jo's dining rooms are open at all five Austin area locations, so you can come by to eat in or place a takeout or cursbside order. Either way, you can earn your degree in "Riberal" Arts this graduation season with a meal from Pok-e-Jo's!
El Chile Group is sad to announce its newest concept, Yuyo Peruano, located at 1900 Manor Rd, will not re-open as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic. El Alma dining room and patio is currently open. El Chile is set to open dining room and patio on Mon, Jun 1 at 3pm for dinner service. El Chilito is offering take-out and delivery options while dine-in service remains suspended. El Alma, El Chile, and El Chilito are still offering Comfort Food Care Packages, Graduation Kits, Father’s Day Kits, Family Style Dinner Kits, and more!
Vintage IT Services now offers a hosted phone solution! Do you need a better phone solution? Are you looking to replace your company’s outdated PBX? Does your old VOIP system make your voice sound like a robot? With 3CX provided by Vintage IT Services you will never have to worry about your phones again.
As Austin and the rest of America begins to reopen, Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP is hyper-focused on helping their clients navigate the uncertain path ahead. In the coming weeks, firms that have benefited from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) will need to ensure that liquidity issues don’t become solvency problems. RRS has also established The Distressed Commercial Real Estate practice with Andrew Gertz. Contact RRS to help navigate these challenging times, including employment issues, government response, and contractual agreements.
Habitat Hunters is available to help you buy, sell, or lease, by appointment, taking all necessary precautions to show property or provide virtual tours. Contact them today! Check out Habitat Hunters’ why and when to get a home appraisal, highlighted listings, and featured realtors including April’s Elsie Palmer!
End of an Ear opened on South 1st in May of 2005. To help celebrate their 15th year anniversary, End of an Ear is rolling out some commemorative items! Pick up the new silver ink on ruby red cloth canvas tote bag for only $7.99. Or check out their cool, limited edition series of stamp sheets, End of an Ear, Big Boys, and Black Pumas, for only $5.99! Collect them, use them, and just enjoy them.
Are your kids ready for summer? Get the kids ready for adventures large and small with quality clothing and shoes that can take the wear and tear of an active summer from Whole Earth Provision Co. Share the love and help feed Texas! Buy any full price pair of Smartwool socks, and Smartwool will donate $5 to feeding families in need in Texas, up to $1,000. Shop Smartwool here!
The Vortex Virtual Programming is FREE, and is made possible by support from viewers like you. Donate to The Vortex's Virtual Programming here. Check out this weekend’s goodies… Life Among the Barbarians on Thu, May 28 at 8pmRoses and Thistles on Fri, May 29 at 8pm; Tia Chancla…now with more chancla! on Sat, May 30 at 8pm; EARTH on Sun, May 31 at 7:30pm.
The Beasts of Warren - a staged reading happening tonight, Thu, May 28 at 8pm streaming online for free! Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s Rite Out Loud Series presents The Beasts of Warren in a virtual staged reading. Oppression, discrimination, and sinister politics subvert science and medicine in this pandemic-based tale of surprising adventure, love, and heroism. Details on how to tune in will be posted here!
Make someone's day with a snail-mail greeting card or e-gift card from BookPeopleEducators have gone above and beyond the last few months, and they deserve a treat! E-gift cards are available in any amount, are delivered directly to your teacher's email inbox, and can be used to buy anything on BookPeople’s website. And don’t forget that recent grad! Congratulate 2020 grads with BookPeople’s new Greeting Card Program! For $6.00, you get a pre-stamped greeting card mailed to you then you personalize and send it to that special person. Check out all their greeting card categories from graduation to new baby to random surprise!
Thirty years ago on Jun 7, 1990, over 1000 citizens showed up at Austin City Hall to protest the "Barton Creek PUD," a 4,000 acre development proposed for the banks of Barton Creek. After taking testimony throughout the night, the City Council voted unanimously to deny the development approval. The event triggered Austin's "save our springs" movement and soon after Save Our Springs Alliance! Were you at City Hall on that historic day? Did you listen in from home on KUT? Please email SOS your experience in a 90 sec video or with photos to Then get ready to virtually celebrate with SOS on Jun 7!
Thursdays from 12pm to 1pm CDT, join Business Success Center’s forum for business owners to learn from each other, improve your business, and create strategic alliances all in 60 minutes! Thu, May 28 will focus on Business Model Choices and Million Dollar Diversification. Reinvent your business using diversification with Adam Monk, McClung Companies, who shares his personal case study. Register here!
Freestyle Language Center’s 8-week 2020 Summer Session Flash Sale now through Fri, May 29 at midnight! Was $459 and is now $409! Use code “thinkglobal50”. Summer Session courses happening in Freestyle’s live face-to-face ‘virtual classrooms’ from Jun 1 through Jul 22. Propel yourself towards proficiency and fluency this summer! Take a quick placement quiz and register here!
Join Antonelli’s Cheese Shop with special guests, a Desert Door Sotol specialist plus an Antonelli Cheesemonger, this Fri, May 29 at 6:30pm for this virtual tasting - Cheese & Desert Door Sotol Pairing! You’ll get a flight of 4 cheeses, paired with 4 beverages: (a) Original Sotol, (b) Ranch Water, (c) Matadoor, and (d) Amarillo by Morning. You’ll pick up all curbside from Antonelli’s Cheese House on Fri afternoon. Ticket details here! Hurry! This will sell out fast!
Cowabunga Conans Pizza dudes! The OG cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is hosting a Zoom Virtual Pizza Party to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1990 classic movie this Sat, May 23 on World Turtle Day (yah, that's a thing). You know you're getting old when your childhood cartoons turn 30. Order a large Conans pizza and listen to a lot of stories about the making of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
Get a Father’s Day Kit from El Alma or El Chile! Get El Alma’s 24-hour braised chipotle and coconut marinated brisket, grilled onions, corn tortillas, rice, black beans, chocolate Mexican wedding cookies and party favors. Add a margarita kit for a kick! Or get El Chile’s Short Rib Enchiladas - braised short ribs, grilled onions, jack cheese topped with pasilla-tomatillo sauce, crema, Queso cotija, grilled avocado, rice, beans and a large queso. Level up the party with El Chile’s Tito’s and Topo, Ranch Water or Margarita Clasica Kits.
As of May 22, Governor Abbott has allowed tasting rooms/tap rooms in Texas be opened at 25% capacity for in-room consumption. Hill Country Tasting Room invites you into the venue beginning Sat, May 23! Check out their new hours… Thu through Fri from 3pm to 7pm and Sat through Sun from 2pm to 7 pm. Gift certificates, groupons,T-shirts, wine glasses, beer glasses, and growlers available online or in the tasting room.
Love Manchego? Love Pecorino? Love soft gooey Robiola? This is your class - Behind the Scenes with Green Dirt Farm on Sat, May 23 from 6pm to 7pm! Antonelli’s is thrilled to partner with this sheep farm and creamery in Missouri, to bring you some of the best sheep milk cheeses around. Taste, enjoy, learn, and find out how you can help keep our sheep dairies in business and continuing to make delicious cheese. $40pp; (6 cheeses, 6 food pairings, and accompaniments) Tickets here!
Join The Vortex for Baba Yaga's House: Appreciating the Unexpected on Sat, May 23 at 8pm CDT. Surprises can lead to all sorts of things - new friends, adventures, murder hornets. What is the unexpected in your life, and how have you welcomed the unknown to your table? Do you always have a place set for the mystery guest, or does a surprise make you break out in hives? Talk it out over a hot cup of tea with Baby Yaga! Streaming here!
Studio Mantra’s doors will remain closed throughout the month of May, even though the Governor has listed gyms, yoga studios and massage services as businesses allowed to open. They’ve been working on a plan to reopen the studio but are moving slowly and cautiously in an effort to ensure the safety and well being of the community. For now, keep practicing online and get yourself a NEW Mantra t-shirt, tank or cropped tank in the Virtual Mantra Retail Lounge!
BookPeople is now offering curbside pickup! Orders will still be funneled through their web store, but now you have the option of receiving books available in-store the same day you place the order! And be sure to join the #ReadIndieForward campaign! Buy a book from your favorite independent bookstore and send it to a loved one, then post to social media that you #ReadIndieForward, finally tag the person receiving the book, tag the independent bookstore (@bookpeople everywhere!), and use #ReadIndieForward hashtag.  
Now streaming for free - Little Red Chunari from Austin Scottish Rite Theater from May 21 to Jun 7! Little Red Chunari’s willpower is put to the test when she journeys through the jungle to visit her grandparents in this Indian adaptation of the classic Riding Hood tale. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy folk and Bollywood-style dance, puppetry, and comedy. Now more than ever, Austin Scottish Rite Theater depends on the generosity of its patrons. Donate here to support this free performance!
Register now for Freestyle Language Center’s new Spanish I(A) and French I(A) courses for the Summer 2020 session from Jun 1 to Jul 22. Registration deadline is Fri, May 29! With Netflix Watch Parties, happy hours, virtual tours of historic & cultural landmarks and more, your language learning journey has never been so fun! Plus find out more about FLC’s effective and innovative online hybrid model here! With dynamic features such as breakout discussion rooms, the interactive whiteboard, audio/visual file sharing, FLC’s Zoom Pro 'virtual classroom' maximizes students' speaking outcomes.
Magnolia Pictures has partnered with End of an Ear to bring you new releases you can watch from the safety of your home. Rentals are only $3.99 with 40% of the net proceeds going directly to End of an Ear. Here’s what's out now... Big Star: Nothing Can Stop Me, a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star; Good Ol' Freda, the story of a shy Liverpudlian teenager working for a local band hoping they make it big - Freda had faith in The Beatles and The Beatles had faith in her; Once Were Brothers, a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.
The New York Times bestselling author joins BookPeople for a free virtual event live on Zoom this Thu, May 21 at 12pm CDT! He'll be discussing his latest smash-hit, Camino Winds, an irresistible romp where anything can happen - even a murder in the midst of a hurricane, which might prove to be the perfect crime. Tickets for this event are FREE. Simply RSVP here to attend.
Summer is almost here, and though it looks as if we’ll all be staying closer to home, Whole Earth Provision Co. can help you still have fun. You’ll find clothing, shoes, gear and more to get ready for Summer and at great prices! Check out their Summer Sale items here! School’s almost out for summer! Whole Earth has put together some gift ideas to help find the perfect gift for your 2020 grad - shop their Graduation Collection here!
Peoples Rx has missed their Peoples customers and friends dearly. While keeping their same hours for curbside and mail-out orders, they are now opening their doors to limited, in-store wellness shopping between 10am and 4pm! They request only 5 customers inside at a time, that everyone wear face coverings, sanitize hands before entering, and practice 6-foot social distancing. The Peoples Wellness Center will also be open for face-to-face appointments deemed medically necessary, while still offering virtual appointments and discounted immune-support mini consults.
Refrigerator not cooling? Dryer not drying? Dishwasher not washing? Call on one of ABC Home & Commercial Services’ appliance specialists. You’ll receive genuine and honest assessments of whether to repair or replace your appliance. Call today for $20 OFF your next appliance repair!
Who says you can't sleep in and take advantage of Kerbey Lane’s awesome deals? BOGO breakfasts are now available all day Mon through Fri from 7am to 10am at all 8 Kerbey Lane Cafe locations! Summer is approaching, and so are Kerbey’s summer seasonal pancakes! Starting this Wed, May 20, you can order Lemon Poppy cakes anytime you like! Available gluten free and vegan, too! Order here now!
Austin Roofing and Construction understands the quick damage that can be done to a home with roof issues. Do you know a homeowner who needs a new roof to maintain the livability of their home but they just cannot afford it right now? Austin Roofing and Construction is giving away a complete roof replacement as part of their Free Roof to a Community Member in Need Program.  To nominate someone today call 512-629-4949 or go here now through June 2020!
Stay Stay, Stay Healthy, Eat Pizza from Conans Pizza! Open for curbside, pick up and delivery - just closing a bit earlier at 9:30pm. Greatest quote about eating pizza exclusively at home from Conans fan, "i never eat in cuz i hate to put on a bra..." ha! Find coupon online or use the pic coupon for $2 OFF ANY LARGE PIE!
The Austin Chronicle teamed up with over 50 local artists to bring you a coloring book that celebrates all things Austin. When you purchase a coloring book, you are supporting both local journalism and each and every local artist involved (all proceeds split between every participating artist). Plus check out the cool Chronicle bandannas and t-shirts on their online store!
Give to the Sunny Days Ahead fund and be entered for an experience-based Prize Pack! The Sunny Days Ahead fund was founded earlier this month to support and directly benefit establishments and workers that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 — BookPeople included. In addition to inviting all Austinites to participate in weekly sweepstakes, Sunny Days Ahead is encouraging everyone to donate to a collective fund that will provide 10 meals to those in need via Central Texas Food Bank and grant you access to a to-be-determined "Sunny Days Are Here" event!
The Class of 2020 has faced some unusual challenges on their way to a diploma. All the more reason to celebrate their success. If you’re looking for a congratulatory gift, Whole Earth Provision Co. has put together a Graduation Collection with gifts your graduate will love. Plus check out these great sales for you or your graduate! 30% off Mountain Khakis through May 31, 20% off SMITH through May 31, 25% off select Osprey through May 25, and 30% off Eagle Creek Pack-its through Sep 8.
Since COVID-19, the way we reach clients and prospects has changed. A tangible printed piece has an enduring advantage over digital formats that are temporary. It is the new handshake. Let McCarthy Print help you print the perfect piece to enhance your marketing efforts plus get 10% off your first digital print order! Offer good through May 29!
The Vortex Virtual Programming is FREE, and is made possible by support from viewers like you. To donate to The Vortex's Virtual Programming, visit Help theatre thrive! Check out what’s on this weekend…The Tragic Legacy of Sadie Lamar on Sat, May 16 at 8pm then Spirit + The CoviDecameron wk 8 on Sun, May 17 at 7:30pm.
Many of you have asked if Malvern Books offers online sales…they do! Check ‘em out in conjunction with, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores. Malvern Books has put together curated lists of some of their favorite titles.  When you've chosen your books, go to the check out and enter your information. BookShop will mail you your chosen books and Malvern Books will receive a commission on those sales. Enjoy your next favorite book!
Check out why Freestyle Language Center's online learners are experiencing success in French, Spanish and Italian! The Virtual Open House to learn Spanish, French, and Italian for the Summer Session 2020 will be Fri, May 22 at 12pm. Think virtual travel, weekly teacher videos, a robust face-to-face virtual classroom with a true community online. Potential students can meet the team, learn more about their unique curriculum and communicative model, and find their best-level fit for summer! One attendee will even win a free summer session course - RSVP today!
American Cheese Month celebrates the dairy farmers, cheesemakers, retailers, cheesemongers, and chefs all working together to bring the best cheese to your table. Celebrate Antonelli’s Cheese Shop at one of their virtual cheese tasting events. Click on the calendar date here to get more info or tix for these classes: Sun May 17 - Taste of France, Wed May 20 - Best of Show Winners, Thu May 21 - Pairing: Cheese & Edible Flowers, Sun May 24 - Taste of France, Mon May 25 - Cheese & Chocolate Pairing, Tue May 26 - Cheese 101, Wed May 27 - Taste of Wisconsin!
Join Save Our Springs Alliance and Movability for a webinar series that will explore how transportation and transit providers, policy makers, and employers are preparing to help our region get safely back to work and telework. May 19 at 9am: Telework During COVID and Beyond: What the Data Tells Us; May 21 at 9am: Using Micromobility Post-Pandemic; May 26 at 2pm: Alternative Commute Options During COVID and Beyond; and May 28 at 9am: What Role will Mobility Play as Offices and Stores in Austin Re-open?
End of and Ear presents Steve Earle’s latest record "Ghosts of West Virginia" on CD, LP or Limited Edition Indie Only Vinyl! Album will ship on or before May 22. End of an Ear presents “Other Music”, a documentary that captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of New York City. Rent it today! This ends on May 15! Proceeds go to support our shop and staff.
While fashion may not be at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment, Bloomers and Frocks’ timeless collections remind us that every decade has adversity to overcome. Something that seems superficial on the surface, fashion, can actually have an impact on society, the way we interact with others, and how we feel about ourselves. Check out styles from the 20s to the 80s and get free shipping at checkout with the code “AustinFreeShip”.
Ray Benson's (Virtual) Birthday Bash is on! Thanks to Central Market, Nine Banded Whiskey, Asleep at the Wheel and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, Ray's annual party is back on and happening this Sat, May 16 at 8pm via Facebook live and YouTube live! Since the event is online, Ray has pulled out all of the stops and has some very special guests, from all over! This year's show will feature performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Kat Edmonson, Randy Rogers and more!  All proceeds from this event, as well as the accompanying auction, which will be live the day of the event, are directly benefiting HAAM and Austin musicians. RSVP here!
Reinventing Business Forum moved to today Fri, May 15 from 12pm to 1pm this week only! Join The Business Success Center’s weekly BSC Nationwide Reinventing Business Forum to share your ideas, issues, and concerns with people nationwide who understand what you are going through - owners just like you! Next week's meeting will be back on Thursday! Please use this link join the meeting.
Fowler Law Outreach begins an entirely new series of webinars next week; each will leave you empowered with practical knowledge you can use to make your organization stronger. “Going Back To Work The Most Expensive Mistakes You Easily Can Avoid: Thoughts by Laura Fowler" on Fri, May 15 from 12pm to 1pm; “Texas Nursery & Landscape Association” to discuss liability and financial concerns for Green Industry business owners on Tue, May 12 from 11am to 12pm; and SCORE - AUSTIN on Wed, May 20 from 1pm to 2:30pm.
Happy Mother's Day from Studio Mantra! End the day in a relaxing, mindful way with Lisa’s FREE Yin & Yoga Nidra at 4:30pm on Sun, May 10. Other classes today include, Mat Pilates with Catherine Pierce at 12pm and Vinyasa Flow with Alex Kale at 3pm. Sign up now for any of these classes and next week’s live-streaming classes here! Also, consider sending support to your favorite Studio Mantra therapist or teacher during these uncertain times. Email which therapist or teacher you would like to leave a special "tip" for.
Vintage IT Services was established in 2001. The woman-owned and locally operated company serves as the IT department for customers. Vintage IT specializes in managing all facets of Information Technology: from basic technical needs like Help Desk for end users and routine proactive care for servers and networks; to more complex technical issues like migrating/hosting your cloud infrastructure, risk assessment, security analysis, and network optimization; and including budgetary and financial planning for your organization. Get in touch as you consider the best ways to decrease the spread of COVID-19 when returning to the workplace.
The Austin Chronicle returns to weekly print production after six weeks of rotating between print and digital-­only issues. Like many local businesses, the Chronicle felt the impact of the coronavirus shutdowns but they definitely got creative with new endeavors including Chronicle Cooking, Adopt a Local Business program, live-stream event listings, and The Austin Chronicle coloring book. Find a print issue near you, read the E-Edition, support the Chronicle, and for interview requests or details contact Emily Burns:
This week at BookPeople...Shannon and Dean Hale, creators of the beloved Princess in Black series, are going to be on BookPeople's Instagram Live for a virtual event on Mon, May 11 at 4pm.  Then on Tue, May 12 at 7pm, Anna Wiener and Jordan Kisner discuss two of the buzziest books of 2020,  Uncanny Valley and Thin Places. Emma Straub's coming to a screen near you for a discussion of her newly-released feel-good hit of the spring, All Adults Here, on Sun, May 17 at 2pm. Get your tickets here!
Join Janice Samuelson with Studio Mantra Thu, May 7 at 6pm, via live-stream, to honor May's Full Moon! This spectacular moon was referred to as "The Flower Moon" by early Native American tribes for the abundance of beautiful flowers that bloom in May. During Janice's FREE offering, she will lead participants through a Gentle Yoga practice, a special Meditation, and a gong release! Bring a flower to your practice to represent this special time. Register here!
Chez Zee is starting curbside take-out this Fri, May 8! Check out their curbside take-out/delivery menu available Tue through Sat, delivered to your car or house. Treat Mom to Chez Zee’s Mother's Day Take Out Brunch with maybe a box of biscuits and gravy or crab cakes benedict! Or indulge in Mother's Day Takeout Dinner with Smoked Prime Rib, Whole Quiche, or Creme Brulee French Toast Loaf. Don’t forget the dessert - Mocha Fudge Torte, Key Lime, or the Mother’s Day Special, Strawberry Paloosa Cake. Order at 512.454.2666 by Fri, May 8 at 6pm!
El Alma’s Mother’s Day Kit is the perfect way to celebrate mom. The Lavanda Mimosa & Flower Kits include handmade blueberry lavender lemonade, a bottle of sparkling wine, fresh flowers from Ben White Florist and coconut and lime Mexican cookies. Mother's Day Kits are $40 each. Make it breakfast-in-bed or brunch by adding the breakfast tacos at home kit for an additional $28. Preorder online for contactless curbside pickup on Sat, May 9 or Sun May 10. Kits are available for online pre-order now!
Beautify the backyard or balcony for Mom at Whole Earth Provision Co. Transform your backyard or balcony into a comfortable fresh air room with hammocks and hammock chairs, lanterns, wind chimes, eye-catching spinners, hummingbird feeders and more from Whole Earth Provision Co. Maybe mom wants some new gardening accessories like a new gardening hat and sunglasses. Plus check out some great Mother’s Day Sales like 30% off Spring Women's and Youth Styles from The North Face, 25% off prAna, 30% off Clarks, and 20% off Suncloud!
For the safety of staff and customers, End of an Ear’s storefront will remain closed for the time being. However, they will be continuing with mail order and curbside, plus free delivery in the local area for orders over $75. You can browse new inventory online or email ( to check availability. Check their Discogs page for used items. Preorders, featured titles, employee favorites and End of an Ear Merch are available at the webstore. Use the discount code LOCAL to use Curbside Pick-up or delivery for your order.
Shannon and Dean Hale bring the fun to Instagram Live with BookPeople! The amazing Shannon and Dean Hale, creators of the beloved Princess in Black series, are going to be on BookPeople's Instagram Live for a virtual event! Make sure you're following and tune in on Mon, May 11 at 4pm. Plus, guess what? Anyone who orders a Princess in Black book from Apr 29 through May 12 gets an awesome Bathtime Battle mitt sent to their home!
You're invited to Business Success Center’s weekly BSC Nationwide Reinventing Business Forum to share your ideas, issues, and concerns with people nationwide who understand what you are going through - owners just like you! Join every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm with this link or register here. For May 7, topics to be covered include: how to reinvent yourself, your customers, and your business with Jan Triplett; changing your attitude to avoid alligators with Carrie Vanston; challenges and passions.
Catch the one-time streaming of Heartland with The Vortex on Sun, May 10 at 7:30pm. Dr. Harold Banks, a retired professor of Comparative Literature and Afghan Studies, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while teaching children outside of Kabul. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form an unlikely bond. Heartland is inspired by true events and is a story of healing, grace, and connection. The direct YouTube link is here!
Chat online with ABC Home & Commercial Services. Whether kids are being noisy in the background, that zoom meeting lasting longer than you thought, or you simply don’t want to talk on the phone, ABC online chat representatives can handle your requests. During #socialdistancing, for every new service scheduled through online chat, you will receive 500 Customer Rewards Points. ABC chat is available Mon through Fri from 7:30am to 5pm.
El Alma’s “Cinco de Mayo En Tu Casa” Party Kits are sold out! But you can still order from a limited curbside take-out and delivery menu - including beer, wine, margarita and mimosa kits daily from 10:30am to 8:30pm. And you can donate “Comfort Food Care Packages” to be delivered to a family in need. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Margarita Prickly Pear Kit, Mango Mimosa Kit, and so many more! Plus get a frozen margarita for only $5 on Cinco de Mayo, Tue, May 5!
All three El Chilito locations are offering full menu and family-sized meals for contactless pickup and delivery daily from 8am to 9pm; Manor and 7th Street are offering beer and frozen sangrias to-go. Now you can donate “Comfort Food Care Packages.” The Department of Family and Protective Services pairs a family in need with a generously donated meal. Simply add the Comfort Care Donation Package to your order and volunteers will deliver a Family Taco Night dinner kit to a family in need the following day. For Cinco de Mayo, everyone will receive a free queso with any purchase all day Tue, May 5!
Beginning May 4, El Chile will be open and offering a limited curbside take-out menu, including beer, wine and margaritas daily from 3pm to 8:30pm. Order online or through your Toast Takeout app. Choose your favorite Family Style Dinner - Fajita or Enchilada package, or smaller apps and dishes. And to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, get individual frozen $5 to-go margaritas with 100% agave tequila all day Tue, May 5 with any food purchase.
#GivingTuesdayNow is on May 5! Many people are in a difficult financial position right now, but if you find yourself able to help, Save Our Springs Alliance would greatly appreciate it. With your help, SOS can continue to press elected officials in Travis and Hays counties to scale back or remove many of the $4.2 billion in road projects proposed to be built over the Edwards Aquifer; to keep treated sewage out of Barton Creek, Onion Creek and the Blanco River; to educate and inspire newcomers and young people to care about our local watersheds. Due to the cancellation of SOS’s summer outreach education programs and larger sponsored events, SOS needs your help to keep the education and advocacy work going through 2020. Donate here!
Participate in a worldwide day of giving and unity, #GivingTuesdayNow, on Tue, May 5 by donating to Austin Clubhouse. In response to the urgent need caused by COVID-19, this day of solidarity invites the community to come together to give to nonprofits and perform acts of generosity for our neighbors. Even while physically distant, we can still stand together. Spread some joy in your neighborhood this weekend because we’re still all in this together! Support Austin Clubhouse here!.
Being a teacher is not an easy job. So many are stressed during this time of distance learning and we are more appreciative of teachers than ever! If you are looking for a way to thank the school staff, look no further than hosting a PoK-e-Jo's Pop Up Drive Through Pick Ups right at your school! PoK-e-Jo's can create a special menu then work with the PTA or school group on the billing so teachers can select their meals for free. Fill out this PoK-e-Jo's contact form, email, or call the catering hotline at 512-388-7578.
McMinn Law Firm offers free remote case evaluations - now by text! If you think you might have a case, or have a question about your case, text to McMinn Law Firm at 512-474-0222. As always, case evaluations are confidential and non-binding. As part of McMinn Law Firm's response to the coronavirus, clients can now meet with attorneys Jason McMinn, Justin McMinn and Heather McMinn over video conference from the safety of home. Experienced help with a personal injury case is just a text away. For more information, visit
Join The Antonellis Wed, Apr 29 from 6pm to 7pm for this FB Live event! Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is going back to their classic and most popular Cheese 101: The Seven Styles of Cheese. Only this time, they'll be tasting cheeses they knew they wanted from the beginning, accompanied by the stories of why these cheeses are so special and exemplify the #DoGoodEatGood mission. More info and/or purchase tickets here.
Chocolate covered strawberries are back at Lammes Candies! Delight Mom with Austin's sweetest tradition. Lammes’ famous chocolate covered strawberries are thoughtfully crafted using the finest ingredients available. No stems here, just fresh strawberries generously enrobed in premium Lammes milk chocolate. Call to pre-order your milk chocolate covered strawberries, sold by the carton with a dozen or more berries now for curbside pickup on May 9.
Austin Clubhouse proudly presents their Spring 2020 Magazine! This virtual magazine includes resources for staying safe, active, and healthy; member spotlights; poetry for wellness; word searches and sudoku. If you don't know much about all the great ways Austin Clubhouse supports the community, this is a great way to find out. And if you are fully aware of all the good work, then check out how Austin Clubhouse has recently been supporting members and those in need during our COVID-19 quarantine. 
Get in on the upcoming virtual book clubs with Malvern Books! For the Suspense & Speculation Multi-Genre Book Club on May 17 at 1pm, they’ll be discussing All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman. For the Line/Break Poetry Book Club on May 23 at 1pm, they’ll be discussing Whale and Vapor by Kim Kyung Ju. And let's not forget Malvern Book’s NYRB Classics Book Club coming up this Sat, May 2 at 1pm featuring The Alteration by Kingsley Amis. Check out Malvern’s online bookshop for ordering info!
The KOOP volunteer tech team has worked behind the scenes to make it possible for hosts to record their shows from the safety of their homes. It may sometimes sound a little rawer than Studio 1, but you can enjoy hearing your favorite DJs again covering the quality content you know and love. Look out for home crafted air schedules, updated daily as shows are added. Are there any local artists or songs you'd like to hear on KOOP? Send any suggestions to
The Vortex is streaming The Merry Wives of Windsor on Sat, May 2 at 8pm with an all womxn cast. Directed by Eva McQuade. Falstaff decides to fix his financial woe by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. Featuring Alexandra Russo, Julie Wright, Giselle Marie Muñoz, Jacquelyn Lies, Melissa Vogt, Emily Rankin, and Annabel Guevara. Catch this reading on this direct YouTube link!
Remember Mom! Mother's Day is May 10. Mother’s Day is a chance to let her know how much you care. Whole Earth Provision has put together collections where you may find the perfect gift or browse their website for her favorite brands. Can’t decide? Give mom a gift certificate! Free Shipping on orders over $20 and curbside pick up now available.
For Austin, by Austin! The Austin Chronicle teamed up with over 50 local artists to bring you a coloring book that celebrates all things Austin. When you purchase a coloring book, you are supporting both local journalism and each and every local artist involved (all proceeds split between every participating artist). So, grab some crayons or colored pencils, support the Chronicle and our local art community, and indulge your creative side during self-isolation. Pre-order here!
Navidad Farms has made some great gift baskets for Mother's Day that are ready to ship. They all include a fun selection of goodies for mom, including new bath & body products from The Naked Bee! Check out the Daisy Garden Basket, Lavender Garden Basket, Sunflower Garden Basket or myriad of other goodies for Mom! Order by May 1 for guaranteed Mother's Day arrival on May 10.
May Immersion: Summer Travel Prep at Freestyle Language Center! Sign up now for this 3 week session from May 2 to May 20 Mon and Wed from 6:30pm to 8pm and Sat from 11am to 12:30pm. Move toward language and cultural fluency through the context of food & restaurants, art & museums, leisure activities, and culturally relevant events – we may not be traveling this summer but scratch that travel itch with great everyday language! Students love these workshops for practicing everyday language AND increasing cultural understanding. Register here!
Take a quick survey and enter to win at Longhorn Office ProductsTake this quick survey and be entered to win a mini drone as thanks for your time. Your responses will help inform upcoming content to guide you and your business. Longhorn Office Products is a full line office supply dealer. Longhorn Office and Concho Business sell office products, janitorial supplies, office furniture and ad specialties.
From now until May 31, EcoClean is offering free laundry service to doctors, nurses, and other medical workers fighting the Coronavirus. Austin's medical professionals are working tirelessly to save lives and comfort the ill on the front lines of COVID 19. The program is called Loads and Loads of Love, and it is EcoClean’s way of saying “thank you.” If you are a medical professional on the front lines and would like to take advantage of this service, please contact EcoClean. 
Join BookPeople with Roller Girl author Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed on Wed, Apr 29 at 4pm Live on Zoom! Come listen to Texas Bluebonnet Award winner Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed, who will be sharing this true story told in graphic novel form, When Stars Are Scattered. This event is in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate initiative and will be moderated by ADL Director of Education, Jillian Bontke. Details and tickets here!
Let ABC help keep your home cool and healthy! ABC’s licensed and highly-experienced AC specialists can maintain any brand of AC and Heating system, improving the life and health of the system, increasing comfort for everyone, and minimizing inconvenient breakdowns. ABC’s comprehensive check includes checking pressures, temperatures, safety controls, electrical connections, air duct leaks, outdoor coils, air filters, and air quality recommendations. Get your AC tune-up today for only $59!
Held via Zoom, Malvern Books' book club gatherings are free, friendly, and open to everyone, even if you've never participated before. Here are some upcoming book club meetings...Line/Break Poetry Book Club on Apr 25 at 1pm, discussing In Her Feminine Sign by Dunya Mikhail. Suspense & Speculation Book Club on Sun, Apr 26 at 1pm, discussing Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin. NYRB Classics Book Club on Sat, May 2 at 1pm, discussing The Alternation by Kingsley Amis. Check out how to join here!
If you’re a fan of Patagonia clothing and gear, don’t let this sale slip away. Through Mon, Apr 27, you’ll find select items from Patagonia’s Spring clothing and gear on sale at Whole Earth Provision Co. You’ll find shorts, tops, jackets and more for men, women and kids as well as select Black Hole bags. Great ready for warm weather now! Shop the Patagonia Spring Sale with 30% off select items and free shipping for orders over $20 here!
End of an Ear will be enacting some new guidelines to streamline the current state of operations. The physical store remains closed to the public but they are now open for curbside, mail order, and local delivery! Employees will be at the shop every day from 11am to 6pm beginning Mon, Apr 27. Order online or call for free delivery to your doorstep for orders over $75. Orders placed by 5pm Tue will go out Wed and orders placed by 5pm Fri will go out Sat.
Studio Mantra is excited to announce that they're now able to bring the studio to YOU through Mantra Retail Drop-Off Shopping and Curbside Pick-Up! Would some practice props be useful for your home practice a new yoga mat, yoga strap, blanket or blocks? Are you running low on any CBD products (not available for purchase online, but can be purchased at the studio for curbside pickup). They're currently offering 20% off all products! Just enter the code MANTRA20 at check out.
Put something on your calendar that you can look forward to! Antonelli’s Cheese Shop invites you to celebrate cheese this Sat, Apr 25 (and really everyday)! At 5pm, tune in live for a national cheese event to support American cheesemakers! Buy your favorite local cheese, make a cheeseboard, post and tag your pic (@support_our_cheesemakers), then tune in. From 6pm to 7pm, log on for Virtual Tasting Experiences Behind The Scenes! For this event, Antonelli’s is partnering with owner Michele Buster of Forever Cheese and Mitica artisan goods. Get your ticket here!
Habitat Hunters is available to help you buy, sell, or lease by appointment, taking all necessary precautions to show property or provide virtual tours. Local shelter-in-place orders that went into effect on Mar 24 had little impact on March home sales, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) latest Central Texas Housing Market Report. Habitat Hunters reminds us to do our Census, which affects Congressional seats and federal spending in our area!
Join End of an Ear for a virtual viewing. Other Music was an influential and uncompromising NYC record store that was vital to the city's early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store was forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark was lost. This doc captures the store's vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio. Buy your ticket here!
With a focus on keeping staff and customers safe, EcoClean has rearranged store lobbies, increased delivery areas, and added a new service. Many have asked about bulk Wash & Fold options. In response, they've introduced Wash & Fold By the Bag. It is $30 per bag with free delivery. They will wash & fold as much laundry as you can stuff in the bag! When the bag is full, that's a 30% discount off the regular Wash & Fold price!
Warmer weather and sunny days mean one thing: getting outside more.  ABC will help make sure your home’s outdoor space is your own oasis! ABC has experts to assist you in choosing native plants that will thrive in your area. Enhance your landscape with an outdoor kitchen or new walkway.  Want a green yard year round? ABC has environmentally friendly artificial turf!
Happy Earth Day from Whole Earth Provision Co! At 11am today, Apr 22, join Whole Earth’s Facebook Live event… Earth Day Story Time! Plus get 20% off now through Apr 25 on Green Toys! Green Toys are tough and ready to play outdoors or inside. Green Toys are Earth friendly and made in the USA of safe 100% recycled milk jugs. Even their packaging is 100% recycled! Mold! Customize! Race! Green Toys Dough, made from organic flour and food safe ingredients, comes in three colors and is packed in resealable tubs.
Pok-e-Jo's is bringing the 'que to you with neighborhood pop-up drive-thrus! They will work with you to pick a date then send you an ordering page for your neighborhood so you and your neighbors can easily and safely get some BBQ. In addition to BBQ options, there are fajitas, a grocery and produce bundle, a cold chopped beef sandwich kit, and more! Interested? Just contact them with your contact info plus what neighborhood you live in and they’ll take it from there. You can fill out this contact form, email, or call the catering hotline at 512-388-7578.
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Live on Facebook this Fri, Apr 24 at 8pm join The Vortex's Baba's House for an evening of storytelling, shadow puppetry, poppet making, and conversation. Bring some fabric (like felt or an old t-shirt), some scissors, and a needle and thread (or stapler or glue if that's your thing) if you want to make a poppet. You'll also want to find some things to stick in your poppet that have meaning to you. If you are not at all crafty and still want to participate, a ziploc bag will do in a pinch, or even some fabric you can tie into a little bag. You do you, boo boo.
Follow Forbidden Fruit on Intsagram this Sun, Apr 26 at 6pm for a live event with resident sexpert, Hannah, demoing some favorite products with a special sextion on locally made kink gear! There will be a give-away for 2 Naughty Nights gifts bags as well. To be entered in the drawing all you need to do is join the event, re-post the event image and your insta handle will be added to the list.  At the end of the event, they will draw and announce 2 lucky winners! Enjoy!
Looking for something new to read, but don't know where to start? Ask a bookseller! Bring your burning book questions to Twitter every Friday at 4pm for BookPeople's bookseller happy hour and they'll do their very best to lead you to your next favorite read! Whether you're in the mood for something similar to a title you loved, looking to branch out into other genres, or just want to feel something, they've got a treasure trove of recommended reads just for you! See ya this Friday!
Let ABC Home and Commercial Services lighten your load on those spring cleaning projects! For just $249, get your concrete and stone driveway, patio, and walkways professionally power washed. Plus, as a bonus, the ABC specialists will also professionally clean out your gutters! 
Studio Mantra is looking forward to practicing with you this weekend! From Friday’s 7am Vinyasa Sculpt to Saturday’s midday Gentle Yoga to Sunday’s 4:30pm Yin & Yoga Nidra and everything in between, everyone is in need of movement and good company these days...all are welcome! Pass along the word about their FREE and donation-based ($5+) offerings to all your friends and family! CLICK HERE for detailed registration instructions.
Free Online Webinar with Freestyle Learning Center on Fri, Apr 24 at 12pm. Attendees can expect to get an overview of the May Immersion Workshops’ course structures, learn how  'virtual classrooms' offer language learning success, get a sneak peek into 'virtual field trips', and register with a 40% OFF deal! RSVP to receive link to join!
Terra Toys offers curbside pick up and personal shopping! Terra Toys has been recognized as "essential" for young child development and mental health with a great selection of distance learning supplies, books, puzzles games, arts and crafts and more! Call 512-445-4489 to schedule a personal shopping session! View demonstrations of staff favorites on their instagram and facebook page! Updated hours are 10am to 6pm Mon through Sat and 12pm to 6pm Sun.
Whole Earth Provision Co says relax. Stress builds as we listen to the news, share close quarters with our family or roommates, attempt to become our child’s teacher, or work overtime as essential workers. We’re doing our part with social distancing, wearing a mask, and staying at home. But how do we deal with the stress that grips our bodies and minds? Stretching, reading, daily walks and workouts are great ways to de-stress. Shop Whole Earth’s Relaxation Collection to help get to that relaxed space.
Remember to add your normal routine of supplements to your Peoples Rx – Austin's Favorite Pharmacy curbside pickup or mail-out order! If you aren't quite sure what you need at the moment, ask Peoples’ knowledgeable Wellness Specialists for suggestions or guidance. And don't forget the snacks! Their grocery section has plenty of tasty and local goodies to spice up your meals at home and support small businesses simultaneously.
Join North Austin Influencers on Apr 30 at 6pm for Mundu Media’s online Networking Mixer as they highlight Ana Cortez, School Board Trustee of Manor ISD and community champion. Meet business professionals and executives, business owners and entrepreneurs from a diverse group of industries. Let's continue to connect, inspire each other, and build a stronger community. Please RSVP here!
Breakfast just got a whole lot better! Buy One Get One breakfast from Kerbey Lane Mon through Fri 7am to 11am.  Seriously, listen to this line-up! Migas Monday (code: migas), Breakfast Taco Tuesday (code: tacos), Not A Waffle Wednesday (code: shortstack), Tex-Mex Thursday (code: texmex), French Toast Friday (code: french). Order online, choose your first item, select second “free” item, type in the coupon code for the day, then enjoy - double enjoy!
BookPeople is happy to announce that they're back on and they are ready to fulfill all of your reading needs! For the foreseeable future, BookPeople is operating as your friendly, neighborhood, virtual bookseller. Your online order will be fulfilled through their distributor, Ingram, when possible, and all online sales will still support BookPeople. Don’t forget the gift cards, full selection of audiobooks on, and e-books! If you can, support your local bookstores here!
The Vortex's Artistic Director Bonnie Cullum was born on April 18, 1961 and for her pandemic birthday celebration Bonnie is offering an online ritual and two play readings. The first tells the story of one of the visionary leaders of the Exodus, sister of Moses and Aaron. The second centers on the true story of a 14th-15th century Japanese woman who defied expectations and became a Zen Monk. Get comfy. Bring your own cocktail or birthday cake and join The Vortex on Sat, Apr 18 at 8pm on their YouTube page! 
Save 40% on Freestyle Language Center's May Immersion Workshops! Classes are from May 2 to May 20 with a Summer Travel Prep theme plus weekly virtual travel. Or experience Freestyle’s 'virtual classroom' before the end of Spring Session! Dates left for trials: Virtual Museum tours Mon, Apr 13 and Wed, Apr 15. Join #TeamFLC and the travel experts at Traverse Journeys on Sat, Apr 25 from 11am to 12pm for an online info session and Q&A - scratch that travel itch while at home and get a sneak peek into May Immersion! PLUS! Win a free FLC language course when you enter their raffle - 100% of the proceeds benefit their community partner, Austin Opera.
Dreaming about going somewhere? Whole Earth Provision Co. can help make your dream a reality. The uncertainty that we’re experiencing now might make it seem like the wrong time to be thinking about travel. But here we are with time on our hands and by using it wisely, we can give some structure to long-held dreams. Order for curbside or delivery with some amazing deals like 30% off Patagonia, 25% off The North Face, 30% off Reef, 25% off Prana, 25% off Camelbak, 20% off Nite Ize plus free shipping on orders over $20.
Get your home protected from fire ants for an entire year for only $225 from ABC Home & Commercial Services!  Fire ants are a nuisance at best and downright dangerous for toddlers and pets. With ABC’s Top Choice Program, they’ll treat your yard once and come back free of  charge if any ants return.
Tune in at The Vortex on Sat, Apr 11 at 8pm for Tia Chancla Episode 3: Chanclas Unite! Featuring Eva McQuade as Tia Chancla with one or two mystery guest tias. She’s the shero we need in the world right now, coming through the interwebs and straight into your living room with the power of the CHANCLA. Then on Sun, Apr 12 at 7:30pm, check out The Deluge + CoviDecameron, written by Kirk Smith, featuring Matthew Patterson and Eryn Gettys with live music by Michael Werst, Ken Burchenal, and Amy-Lou Werst. Featuring a pre-show premiere of 2 new plays from the CoviDecameron Project.
End of an Ear has partnered with Record Store Day to bring you an exclusive virtual screening of the documentary Vinyl Nation, available digitally from midnight Sat, Apr 18 to midnight Sun, Apr 19! Ticket proceeds will directly support independent record stores. Buy your ticket here! As always, you can still order your preorders online and check out their current favorites and new releases via End of an Ear’s Spotify playlists.
Thank you for caring about Austin's musicians & HAAM. Check out HAAM’s website for information to find resources for understanding the stimulus bill, how COVID is impacting renters, utilizing telehealth services and mental health services, finding food with The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB), and more. If you can, consider supporting HAAM and Austin musicians today.
Kerbey Lane Cafe Kerbside booze now available! Whether you are looking to enjoy Booze for Two, or maybe kick up your brunch game with a Party Kit, Kerbey Lane has got you covered. Pick your drink of choice, head over to their website and order Kerbside pick up to enjoy these delicious libations today! AND Kerbey Lane is extending their FREE queso offer for an entire week! Order now!
Antonelli's Cheese Shop is taking their favorite and popular sellout Halloween Candy & Cheese Pairing to the big stage with a spring launch: Easter Candy and Cheese! Get your tickets here for Wed, Apr 8 from 6pm to 7pm on Facebook Live. Antonelli’s expects this event to sell out quickly at 150 tickets, so get in on the action while you can! It’s fun, it’s novel, it’s wacky, it works (and occasionally is a weird and exciting pairing).
Whole Earth Provision Co. helps you make plans for date night! It’s been a hectic, nerve-wracking few weeks. Hit the pause button and enjoy some quality time with your loved one on date night! Write it on the calendar, plan a good (improvised?) meal, dress for the occasion, and have fun together. Here are a few ideas for your date night from cookbooks, glassware, clothing, games and more from Whole Earth.
Malvern Books joined with BookShop, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support independent bookstores.  They’ve put together curated lists like Monumental Reading Projects for Quarantine, Poetry Month Picks, and Fiction In Translation. There's something for everyone!  And if you buy a book through Malvern Books' BookShop, they’ll receive a commission on the sale.
Tso Chinese Delivery will continue its #TsoGiving campaign, which has already given $8,500 of food to Austinites impacted by Covid-19, with the help of fellow local businesses. With a generous donation from Alpha Paving, Tso will be able to offer free meals to those in need during the month of April via a curbside drive-through. Every Saturday and Sunday for the month of April from 11am to 2pm, Tso Chinese Delivery will be offering free, fresh meals to those in need who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 
25% Off ExOfficio Give and Go Underwear at Whole Earth Provision Co! What makes these undies so special? They’re breathable, lightweight, odor-resistant and long-wearing. They will soon replace all the underwear in your drawer. Designed so you only need two pairs for any trip, these easy-wash, easy-care undies can be tossed in the laundry or in a sink to produce a fresh, dry pair of underwear within hours.
EcoClean has expanded their laundry delivery service!  You can now do Wash & Fold By the Bag, $30/bag with free delivery. They will wash and fold as much laundry as you can stuff in the bag! That’s a 30% discount! Many of you are balancing more than ever these days, so let EcoClean know if they can take laundry off of your list.
Mariposas is sharing their online Spanish lessons with you! Since many children are home and parents are looking for something fun and educational, they’re offering their Spanish classes to the Mariposas families (current and past) for the suggested price is $65/month. Here is what you get: a link to the YouTube video, PDF of project/worksheet, additional homework links for each lesson + vocabulary. Follow Mariposas on Instagram (@mariposasspanish) and Facebook to get mini yoga lessons in Spanish as well as Spanish story time!
Picnic a whole new way with Kerbey Lane Cafe! Since we’re all social distancing, why not do it “together”? This Sat, Apr 4, join Kerbey Lane for Austin’s first city-wide Living Room Picnic. Purchase a meal and mimosa from Kerbey Lane Cafe, spread out a blanket, and enjoy from the comfort of your living room! Celebrate what makes Austin great - community - while supporting local restaurants. See you Saturday!
ACC remains committed to ACC students, employees, partners, and friends! ACC has expanded its Student Emergency Fund. This program provides immediate financial support so that students may pay their bills, cover childcare costs, get food, and even pay their tuition. ACC’s goal is to raise $150,000 and the ACC Foundation has committed to match each donation dollar-to-dollar, up to $150,000 for a total of $300,00 to help students who are most in need. If you are in a position to help, please consider donating or sharing with your friends and community.
BookPeople gift cards are back! Along with purchasing physical copies of books through the BookPeople BookShop page, audiobooks through, and e-books through My Must Reads, the most direct way to support BookPeople is by purchasing gift cards through their website. Your purchase of a gift card will help them in the immediate future, and once we're all socializing again gift cards will be available to use in-store and online.
Get your favorite Tso Chinese Delivery dish for Austin’s first city-wide Living Room Picnic this Sat, Apr 4. Tso Chinese Delivery with support from Alpha Paving, will continue its #TsoGiving campaign, which has already given $8,500 of food to Austinites impacted by Covid-19. Tso will be able to offer free meals to those in need every Sat and Sun through April from 11am to 2pm via a curbside drive-through.
The Vortex Virtual Programming will be streaming from Mar 15 through May 15. This week's lineup includes Weekly Wednesday yoga with Olivia Jimenez Apr 1 at 6:30pm, “Ask Tia Chancla Part 2” with Eva McQuade Wed Apr 1 at 8pm, “bala.fruta./bullet.fruit.” with Jesús I. Valles Fri Apr 3 at 8pm, “Malum Malus Burlesque” with Blaise Ricin Sat Apr 4 at 8pm, “Last: An Extinction Comedy” Thu Apr 2 at 8pm, and a rebroadcast of “Pink Sun” featuring a pre-show premiere of 2 new short plays Sun Apr 5 at 7:30pm.
You're hungry and Conans is open! Conans Pizza North now has Curbside Pickups plus 2 delivery drivers at night.  The team is excited to feed y’all but just know that they are running a skeleton crew and take last orders at 9:30pm. Not only do they love serving Austin their delicious pizza, but they are grateful to be open and to have such awesome and loyal customers! Stay safe, stay healthy, eat pizza.
Gear up for your at-home workout With Whole Earth Provision Co. Getting a workout in is easier now that we’re spending more time at home. If your running shoes are tired, your yoga clothes uncomfortable, your exercise clothing uninspired, and you’re ready to make your four-footed friend your new exercise buddy (a dog's dream come true!), take a look at these helpful items from Whole Earth. At 25% off and free shipping over $20, it's the perfect time to update your workout gear.
View Antonelli's Cheese Shop’s full schedule of upcoming virtual cheese tasting events here. Take a cheese break with these fun upcoming events… Fri Apr 3 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Date Night, a smorgasbord plating of multiple cheeses, cured meats, pairings and pickled goods, and sweet treats to end; Sat Apr 4 from 6pm to 7pm - Behind The Scenes with Juhl and Essex Street Cheese, a first time event of epic proportions; take a virtual global tour with John Antonelli and Essex Street Cheese partner Rachel Juhl while nibbling your cheese at home; Wed Apr 8 from 6pm to 7pm - Facebook Live with The Antonellis: Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing!
Did someone say FREE Queso? Kerbey Lane Cafe did! That's right, who doesn't like free hot cheese! From now until Apr 6, each online purchase over $30 will receive one FREE large bowl of Classic Queso. How to apply: order $30 or more of delicious Kerbey Lane Food, add a Classic Large Queso to your cart, use promo code “queso” at checkout. Then sit back and enjoy! Order online here!
HAAM sends a shout out to everyone who's hosted a livestream benefiting HAAM over the last few weeks - raising over $1,600 in donations! The virtual party isn't stopping either, starting with Texas 's Living Room session featuring Charley Crockett happening this Fri Apr 3 at 6pm and benefiting HAAM. You can get involved by posting a video with the hashtag #TexansHelpingTexans and tagging @HEB and @myhaam to show how you are staying positive and spreading love throughout COVID-19. So, post your virtual happy hours, share your quaran-tunes, or host a dinner party from your fave local restaurant! Donate here if you can.
While we are spending more time at home to take care of our health, we need to remember to take care of our home's health too, as we are using it much more! Let ABC’s licensed plumbing specialists make sure toilets are flushing, sinks are clog-free, and all pipes are in tip-top shape.  Now, get $50 OFF your plumbing service call!
The SOS staff continues to work from home to keep our Hill Country home waters clean and flowing. This is a great time to have more eyes on what our local officials are doing that either benefit or harm the long-term health, beauty, diversity, and sustainability of our region. Several sister conservation groups together filed a "friend of the court" brief in support of the SOS Alliance legal challenge to the state approval of the City of Dripping Springs permit to discharge over 800,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Onion Creek. A hearing on the appeal, pending in Travis County District Court, has been postponed for about two months.
As you may have noticed in the past week, KOOP has temporarily suspended their live broadcast operations in order to allow staff and volunteers to remain home during the growing pandemic concern. They'll return to live programming as soon as feasible given the evolving situation, but in the meantime, they are still streaming and broadcasting music on the air, and their archived programming is available at Radio Free America.
Enjoy Think Big’s new free short courses, extended trial periods and big discounts during your Coronavirus quarantine. Right now Think Big is making courses available at a massive discount or for free. It’s their small way to contribute to all those who are financially affected with loss of employment, a shrinking business or even just uncertainty about what’s next in your career or business. Hope these resources can help those who can use it during this uncertain time - check 'em out here!
The Austin Bulldog is a nonprofit independent online news site for investigative reporting in the public interest. Please make a donation to keep this kind of coverage coming. Here’s their most current news for us... The U.S. Senate just passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill that includes $377 billion in zero-interest loans for small businesses. Both the City of Austin and the U.S. Small Business Administration are also coming to rescue small businesses with from 2-100 employees. Check out their website for complete stories.
Business is not as usual but it will get better! The Business Success Center COVID-19 Business Owner Support Group is a safe place to talk about business concerns and share ideas with weekly business expert guests Thu, Mar 26 from 12pm to 1pm. You can come and go. You don't have to stay the whole time but you are welcome any time during the hour. It will be recorded and a link will be posted on the BSC Facebook page the next day. Register here!
While Peoples Rx stores are closed to foot traffic for the time being, they are open and continue to serve all of your pharmacy and wellness needs. You can… shop online or call in orders to be mailed to you; call your favorite location to place your order, prepay by phone, staff will bring it out to you; or call 512-219-8600 to schedule a virtual appointment with any Peoples Rx practitioner. New! Schedule a discounted Immune Support Mini Consult focused on immune health with one of Peoples Rx NDs today!
Whole Earth Provision Co. 25% off everything, including sale items, through Mar 29!  Looking for games and puzzles to help pass the time at home with the kids? Need some new exercise gear, shoes and clothing? Looking to expand your culinary horizons now that you have time to cook? Check out Whole Earth Provision Co. online store! There’s no telling what you might find there and at a great price. Plus free shipping over $20! The extra discount on sale items is included in the displayed prices.
Antonelli's Cheese Shop provides an alternative to packed stores, has thousands of pounds of proteins in stock, and offers same day pickup. They are open daily from 11am to 6pm for processing online and phone orders, as well as virtual cheesemonger appointments. Favor is currently offering free delivery of Antonelli’s cheese through March. Try a Private Virtual Tasting as a morale booster for the office; or ship a Social Distancing Kit with 3 cheeses, 1 salami, 1 jam, nuts, dried fruit and crackers for that friend in need; or order Cheese 101 Class in a Box with a box of goodies, a tasting menu, and a link to Seven Styles of Cheese class taught by two Antonelli’s educators.
ABC Home & Commercial Services will remain open as they provide essential services including maintaining the safety, sanitation, comfort, and essential operations of your home. ABC is able to conduct virtual inspections and estimates plus virtually take your calls and make appointments.  Specialists are taking precautions like conducting as much outdoor inspection as possible and wearing gloves/shoe covers or masks if appropriate. Don’t hesitate to call if you need a service or have a question.
Chez Zee is taking this week to tweek some systems and rewrite the menu to improve the to-go experience. Be ready to order next week! Let’s get creative and supportive! Celebrations and love will continue Mother’s Day to Father’s Day with birthdays and anniversaries in between.  Never, never, ever give up.
Check out The Vortex’s Virtual Streaming schedule for this week!  This week's lineup includes Weekly Wednesday Yoga at 6:30pm on Mar 25 (with Olivia Jimenez), a rebroadcast of the 2013 production of Sing Muse on Mar 26, Ask Tia Chancla on Mar 27 (with Eva McQuade), Drunk Steel Magnolias on Mar 28 (with Rudy Ramirez, Jennifer Coy Jennings, and Andreá Smith), and the rebroadcast of Changelings by Reina Hardy, featuring a pre-show debut of two new plays by Sarah Saltwick and Reina Hardy at 7:30pm on Mar 29!
Here’s your March tech update from Longhorn Office Products/Worksmart. Learn how to prevent hacker attacks with printer security for your organization and how HP is turning Haiti’s mountains of plastic garbage into high-tech printer gear here. Save up to 10% when you buy the HP 201A 4-pack Original LaserJet Toner Cartridge versus buying individual packs. Longhorn Office - helping you work smart!
Kerbey Lane Cafe has fluffy pancakes waiting for you! From now until Mar 30, each online purchase over $25 will receive one FREE fullstack of your choosing. Pick your favorite flavor, enter promo code “Fullstack” when you checkout online, then sit back and enjoy delicious pancakes from the comfort of your home. Kerbey Lane Cafe can feed the family too with a big ol’ Bag ’o Tacos and Kerbey Combos, even Mimosas. Order online now for pickup or delivery!
Over the last few days and weeks, HAAM has been working diligently to gather resources and funds to provide immediate assistance to HAAM members within the music community. Musicians need our help now more than ever. This week, HAAM decided to temporarily extend programs to help musicians with rent, groceries, and medical assistance. Our musicians are the heartbeat of this city. It is HAAM’s goal to be here for them during this desperate time of need. Please make a contribution here.
So here’s what The Austin EcoNetwork has been up to...launching The Austin Common website early, offering open access to their online membership club while social distancing is in place, using their platform to allow local businesses and nonprofits to share the best ways we can all support/interact with them during these difficult times.  With so many of us stuck in our homes, one question looms large – What can I do to help? Here are some clear action items you can take right away: take the census,volunteer, donate to the food bank, host a virtual meeting, and donate to Keep Austin Giving. 
Habitat Hunters has some great tips and great listings.  Here are two highlighted listings: 4329 Ganymede Drive and 5508 Gooding Drive. Contact Habitat Hunters today to list or purchase your home.  Did you buy a home in 2019 which is your primary residence? If so, claim your Homestead Exemption now! Are you a City of Austin Utility customer and over 65 and/or don’t own or regularly use a private motor vehicle? If so, you are eligible for a Transportation User Fee Exemption on your Utility Bill!
Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and wallpaper undetected. Each year, termites cause $5 billion worth of damage! Call your termite specialists at ABC Home and Commercial Services if you notice any of the following signs: mud tubes, soft wood in the house, darkening or blistering of wood, cracked paint, discarded wings near openings.
Stuck at Home, Austin? The Vortex has got you covered. Relax and tune in to some of their most recognized Vortex shows and original, new programming brought to you by your favorite local performers. Stay tuned for new lineups each week, with acts by Jesus I. Valles, Rudy Ramirez, Allegra Jade Fox, Eva McQuade, and more.  Thursdays through Sundays from Mar 19 to May 9. And, don't forget to donate here, if you are able to support your local artists!
EcoClean is reducing store hours to Mon to Fri from 9am to 5pm. If you prefer not to come into the store, they are happy and ready to come to you. All of the same services are available through the delivery service; Wash and Fold, Wet Cleaning, Shirt Laundry, and Household/Bedding Items. To schedule a pick-up, arrange delivery of your current order, or become a delivery customer, use the EcoClean App, visit, email, or call (512) 236-8645.
Peoples Rx is committed to going above and beyond to safeguard your health and well-being. Although face-to-face appointments with practitioners are not currently being scheduled at Peoples Wellness Center, telehealth appointments are still available by calling 512-219-8600. In keeping with CDC recommendations for public distancing, Peoples Rx is now also providing curbside service. Simply place your order by phone with credit card (no cash accepted), call when you arrive, and they’ll bring your order of pharmacy, wellness, and/or deli items out to you.
"What can Enviro-Master do to protect me and my company?" you ask. The answer?  The same thing they’ve always done. Their weekly Restroom & Hygiene already includes electrostatic spraying of a disinfectant containing active ingredients that are EPA registered to kill coronaviruses. Enviro-Master also recommends Virus Vaporizing Service. To learn more about Virus Vaporizing Service for your business, please feel free to reach out directly to the owner, Larry Barde at 512-633-5428.
Although BookPeople has closed their doors to the public through Mar 29, their online service is available 24/7 and they've implemented a brand new curbside pick-up service to provide more immediate assistance! Give a ring at (512) 472 - 5050 to set up a pick-up and check out their homepage for more detailed instructions. Add free shipping 'til Mar 22 on all online mail orders too! All online sales have moved to BookShop. Through this amazing third party partner, BookPeople is still able to fulfill all of your reading needs while keeping their booksellers safe and collecting 30% of all sales.
March is usually a busy time for Bloomers and Frocks. They spent the past few months sourcing the best vintage for all of the SXSW visitors. Now that SXSW is cancelled, it's all looking for good homes. So they are having a fun spring sale! All floral prints, on clothing and accessories, are 20% off for the month of March. Discounts online are automatically calculated at checkout, no coupon code needed.
Chez Zee American Bistro Take Out!  Dinner is served! Order now from 4pm to 7pm. Good news is they’ve got most everything available on the menu.  Plus, they now have Wine TO-GO. $35 each. Sun, Mar 22, Chez Zee will be closed for brunch and dinner. So, call and place your order to have it delivered to your car with a Chez Zee smile tonight!
Beginning Mar 21, El Alma will be serving curbside take-out including beer, wine, margarita setups, mango mimosa kits, and family-sized meals along with taco and enchilada plates, daily from 10am to 6:30pm. In light of the closure of their dining room, El Alma hopes this curbside effort will provide some small relief and a sense of normalcy. In addition, El Chilito is now offering a Family Taco Night package with alcohol available at select locations. All three locations continue to serve their full menu with online ordering for pickup or delivery daily from 8am to 8pm. El Chile and Yuyo remain closed without take-out service.
Get your daily dose of fresh air with some help from Whole Earth Provision Co. Free shipping for orders over $20!  Feel Patagonia pride – wear clothing with style and functionality, made with the planet in mind. Check out all the Patagonia wears here. Order online and Whole Earth will bring your purchases out to your car.
Antonelli's Cheese Shop has launched online and phone ordering, initiated curbside pickup, and expanded delivery offerings through local Favor App.  And now they have “Cheesemonger Live”, a virtual cheesemongering service! Yes! You can stay comfortably inside and still get a peek into the case at what looks best and meets your needs, see the most up-to-date offerings, and work one-on-one with your own dedicated cheesemonger.   Quick recap on how to get your cheese and help Antonelli's keep getting you your cheese: schedule a Virtual Cheesemonger Session with curbside pickup, order online or by phone and pick up curbside, buy tickets to their Facebook Live tasting this Friday Mar 20 at 6pm, purchase a gift card to the shop, gift someone or yourself a monthly cheese club, order a cheese tray to graze on during the week.
Studio Mantra has chosen to temporarily cancel all in-person classes at the studio but continue to practice together online at their regularly-scheduled class times.  Online offerings will remain free until they make filming improvements, so please enjoy! Access the full schedule of daily classes here. For the time being, several massage therapists have chosen to keep their regular schedules open for clients.  To schedule a massage, please use the online system. 
Waterloo Records will temporarily close the store to the public through Sun, Mar 29.  Curbside service will be provided by a small crew at the store from 10am to 7pm Mon to Sat and 11am to 7pm on Sunday. Call (512) 474-2500 to place your order and a staffer will bring your LP/CD/Video out to your vehicle, credit card payments only. In addition you can shop online where orders over $35 ship media mail for free, or shop through their Ebay, Amazon, and Discogs stores.
Richards Rodriguez & Skeith are working from home but are fully resourced to be responsive to what could be a dizzying array of new legal questions and challenges.  In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are faced with figuring out how to protect their businesses while minimizing the harm to their employees. The challenges employers are facing include making sure they are complying with applicable health and safety regulations, navigating laws regarding disability discrimination and family medical leave, and ensuring employee privacy is maintained, all while minimizing the negative effect on employee morale.
At EcoClean, the safety of their team, customers and community is the greatest concern.  EcoClean follows guidance from the Dry Cleaning & Laundry Institute International which advises that there is no need to take any additional precautions at this time. The CDC advises that the drycleaning and laundering processes, which include cleaning and pressing, are typically effective on viruses.  They offer free pick up and delivery service that can help you get your Dry Cleaning and Laundry done without leaving the house. To schedule your pick-up or drop-off, visit online or call 512.236.8645. 
In the best interest of the health and safety of its patrons and employees, El Chile Group has made the difficult decision to temporarily close all operations at El Chile, El Alma, and Yuyo effective March 17 until further notice.  As a small business, continued support is not only appreciated, but vital to the long-term sustainability of the restaurants. Sister restaurant, El Chilito will continue to provide its full menu via window service and online ordering and delivery options at all three locations – 2219 Manor Road, 1623 E 7th Street, and 4501 Manchaca Road, daily from 8am to 8pm.
End of an Ear has closed their public shopping space for the time being. However, they are still in business! They have amazingly creative solutions to serve your listening needs, including curbside ordering, free local delivery, shipping and online sales.  Staff will be at the store daily from 12pm to 6pm to answer phone/email questions and to take payments so they can ship items to your home or bring out to your car. This includes any records, CDs, movies, books, posters, stereos, Gift Cards, t-shirts, accessories. Call End of an Ear at 512-462-6008 or email  to check item availability or for any questions you might have.
A little note from Chez Zee’s owner… She’s stopped cryin, put on her "Big Girl Panties" and started running food because so many of you called to ORDER.  They are offering their regular menu plus developing a more compact menu. There are a few things they don’t have… Reuben Sandwich, Feta Peppercorn Salad Dressing, Crab Quesadillas, and No Daily Specials.  Check out the soup of the day, like Coconut Sweet Potato, for some comfort food! Chez Zee knows you'll be hungry soon so they'll be delivering food to your car. AND Gift Cards are available!
In an effort to protect the well being of the community and staff, Whole Earth Provision Co. will be closing their retail locations to the public until the end of the month. Whole Earth Provision Co. is still here for you!  They will continue to fulfill online orders and are offering free shipping on orders over $20.00. For your convenience, they are offering curbside service for online orders.
Austin Clubhouse will be temporarily suspending daily operations and will be closed for the next three weeks due to the COVID-19/coronavirus. This is effective immediately with tentative plans to re-open on Mon, April 6.  Austin Clubhouse is taking steps to stay connected for the next few weeks. They will be hosting a conference call for members twice a day, Mon through Fri, at 9:30am and 1:00pm, to support one another and share resources.  If you need to get in contact with Austin Clubhouse, then call 605-313-5111 with the access code 303438 or email at
ABC Home & Commercial Services appreciates the trust and patronage Austin has shown over the years.  They are prepared and ready for these challenging circumstances. They are still your #1 choice for home and commercial pest, lawn, maintenance services.  And right now they are offering $50 OFF initial pest control treatment.
Record Store Day is now June 20.  RSD is worldwide and celebrates a record store's place in their community.  For more information visit: As good citizens of those communities, End of an Ear wants everyone to be safe, healthy and feel comfortable coming to the party.  End of an Ear is doing everything they can to make sure the store is clean and safe. Thanks for supporting local businesses during this weird time!
Malvern Books will be closing the store and will remain closed until at least Sat, Mar 21.  Malvern Books does not want to put their staff or clientele at increased risk but will keep you updated on opening and future events.  Literature can be a great solace in uncertain times - Malvern Books strongly encourage regular reading breaks of the non-digital kind!
Chez Zee is open and cookin’!  Make an order with the to-go kitchen and they’ll bring it to your car or get it delivered!  Gift Cards are available also. Buy some! As your neighborhood restaurant,Chez Zee wants to make sure you are safe and comfortable in their cozy place.  Based on the CDC Guidelines, they are cleaning more, washing hands more, staying home if sick, and they’ve taken out some tables to create more space . Working with EcoLab, Chez Zee has added hand sanitizing stations at the entrance of the restaurant and at all server stations.
In the wake of the SXSW cancellation, Austin EcoNetwork and Austinites have been rallying together in support of all the local businesses, musicians, bartenders, workers and artists who are taking a financial hit.  Here are some ways you can help out: donate at; visit a vegan restaurant during Vedge by Vedgewest; donate to Stand With Austin; see a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse for a series of $5 screenings; donate your unused SXSW swag, materials, etc to the Austin Materials Marketplace; attend an alternative SXSW panel; follow the hashtag #StandWithAustin.
Time to pack up and head out to your favorite camping spot to celebrate spring! For your spring camping adventures, check out Whole Earth Provision Co’s new gear and clothing for the tenting life. If this will be your first camping trip and you’re unsure of what you might need or if this is your 100th camping trip and you need to replace and upgrade, ask their knowledgeable staff who’ll be glad to help you prepare.
Barton Springs opens today, Mar 14! Save Our Springs Alliance is an amazing ally for the pool and suggests you get outside and stay healthy this spring!  Admission is free until 8am, then the regular gate fee kicks in. Season passes and punch cards are also available. As before, the pool will be closed on Thursdays for cleaning. Stay safe and up to date on local conditions and best health practices. 
Business as usual?  Yes! … and no. As a food business, Antonelli's Cheese Shop has and will operate with the highest level of food safety standards possible plus they added more hand sanitizing stations and they are sanitizing door handles more often.  They have also always given their team paid sick time, which encourages all team members to stay home in the event of any illness. While there are few people not negatively impacted, there are many who are in danger of going out of business.  As long as you are healthy, Antonelli's Cheese Shop encourages and invites you to continue supporting your local shops, restaurants, and retail. So, take a cheese class, order a cheese tray, or get a cheese club subscription!
As a member of Theatre Communications Group, The VORTEX has been following the national conversation around venue safety and preparedness. They have taken steps to ensure that they are providing an environment that makes their employees, patrons, and artists as safe as possible.   The VORTEX is open! They are preparing to offer free, livestreamed artistic offerings via their Facebook page and website in case of temporary closure.
KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive just ended with incredible success and amazing support from the listeners!  As a member of KOOP, you’re a part of something really special - you’re a part of the KOOP community. Your support is essential in helping to produce great radio shows with the music and local stories that reflect the true spirit of our beloved Austin.  If you didn't get the chance to give, please donate now.
 Keep tuning in to the shows you love at KOOP 91.7 FM Austin’s Community Radio!
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School Advanced Program is starting soon and up until Mar 20 the application fee has been waived! This is a $100 savings that can be used in turn for books, tuition, or however you see fit.  Compared to taking these classes as individual workshops, you’ll be saving upwards of $5,000 on Continuing Education. Plus, you will be in a much more individualized classroom environment. You will learn and grow from other experienced massage therapists and our specialized instructors.
End of an Ear will open at 10am on Sat, Apr 18 for Record Store Day.  To prepare, End of an Ear has compiled a survey to gauge interest in RSD 2020 titles.  Click here to take the Record Store Day 2020 Survey. Click here for more info about each title visit.  Be aware that many titles are limited and are sometimes in allocated quantities. Survey will end on Mar 11!
Join Summer Rayne Oakes and Espoma Organics for "How to Read a Plant" at the Great Outdoors Nursery on Sat, Mar 14 from 4pm to 4:45pmA fun, interactive, and artistic workshop that will get your mind stimulated on ways that you can intuit your plants' needs without even knowing your plant's name! Ticket sales include a signed copy of Summer Rayne's latest book, How to Make a Plant Love You, a $5 gift card to The Great Outdoors, and goodies from Espoma Organic. Vegan tacos and coffee will be served.  Only 30 seats available! Tickets $50.00 here! If you can't make the workshop, swing by for a free public signing from 5pm to 5:45pm.
Freestyle Language Center May and Summer sessions are open for registration!  The 3-week May Immersion Workshops from May 2 to May 20 include French, Spanish, and Italian.  Enrich your language and cultural fluency with their fun theme of “Summer Travel Prep”. Get in now on the Summer 2020 Early Deal!  Save $50, no code needed but the deal ends on Mar 23. Summer classes are Jun 1 to July 22.
Check out Whole Earth Provision Co. new arrivals!  New FLAX for Spring and Summer is in stores and online now. Whole Earth Provision Co. is super excited to show you the first FLAX shipment of the season - find your new favorites!  Here’s some of their favorites...FLAX Women's Shirtdress, Square Neck Dress, Open Dress, Garden Party Dress.
Due to The City’s announcement that SXSW is cancelled, Waterloo Records will also be cancelling their SXSW performances and all in-store events this week. Please look for some of these performances to be rescheduled including Cosmic Chaos, Terry Allen and more.  Definitely check out these upcoming shows! Support your local and visiting artists! Mar 16 at 5:30pm Shiner Beer presents...The Mastersons’ No Time For Love Songs; Mar 24 at 5:30pm Madam Radar’s Madam Radar; Mar 29 at 5:30pm DRAKULAS’ Terminal Amusements; and Mar 31 at 5:30pm Poly Action’s Human Behavior.
This month Business Success Center will hold the “Sustainability for Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs” meeting online from 12pm to 1pm on Thu, Mar 12 for this month.  Register here! Here's some prep questions... Can you be sustainable and stay in business when bad things happen you can't control or even the ones you can control? Can you really have a business your way that reflects your values and benefits others and the environment? Can you create the message that reaches others who care and want to support you? Bring your questions and experiences to share with others.
You may or may not know, but the longest running festival of it’s kind is underwritten by your favorite service company, ABC.  It’s the ABC Kite Fest on Mar 29 at Zilker Park! This year’s festivities include the first-ever Corporate Kite Contest hosted by Capital Factory.  If you’re part of the Austin business community, then ABC encourages you to build a kite that represents your brand and compete with other companies around Austin.
Join North Austin Influencers at MUNDU Media’s next mixer on Mar 26 from 6pm to 8pm as they highlight Romeo Manzanilla, current Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) President and retired U.S. Navy Officer.   Meet business professionals and executives, business owners and entrepreneurs from a diverse group of industries. Get your tickets here!
"You may all go to hell, and I will go to Conans." - Davy Crockett or somebody like that.  Get your handmade pizza made by Texans, in Austin, for Everybody! Conans Pizza is an Associate Member of “Go Texan.”  Celebrate local Texas goods and services including Conans delicious pizza!
15 years of keeping music in Austin alive and well!  Without its community partners, HAAM would not be able to provide access to healthcare services at the level of which they do today. This year, to celebrate 15 years of service, HAAM has teamed up with some amazing supporters!  Each of these businesses or individuals have pledged to support HAAM with a donation of $15,000 or more this year. For context, each one of these donations, at the base level, will turn into over $100,000 in direct healthcare services for our members.  If you are interested in adding your name to the list, email Rikki Hardy for more information.
Peoples Rx–Austin's Favorite Pharmacy has solutions to your problems or at least chocolate!  If you're still battling allergy season, check out info on NAC and its added benefits. With spring break just around the corner, now's the time to get serious about skin protection!  Next time you stop by Peoples Rx, try the new dairy-free Paleo Chocolate Bark! And here are the Peoples Rx upcoming events: Eating for Mental Health Mar 9, Techniques to Release Pain & Emotions Mar 10; Understanding the Body's Signals Mar 16; Converse with the Subconscious Mind Mar 23; Hormones Menarche to Menopause Mar 30.
March is Women’s History Month and this Sun, Mar 8 is International Women’s Day, so Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is all about celebrating women.  For the month of March, they’ve partnered up with the awesome team behind local nonprofit Wonder Women of Wine, with a mission to advocate for gender equality in the wine industry.  Antonelli’s will be highlighting wines made by women or are women-owned. Look for the WWOW logo, and you’ll know you’re supporting strong, talented women. Don’t worry! There will be tasting samples that will happily pair with cheese.
Giving back helps less fortunate become insured.  If you missed Amplify Austin, then please consider contributing to TexHealth!  You can help those in need who have said the following: “If I didn’t have TexHealth I could not afford insurance. It has helped me with our quality of life by providing me health insurance that I would not have otherwise” and “Without TexHealth I wouldn’t be able to have health insurance. With it, I’m able to keep me and my kids up to date on meds and well checks.”
Austin EcoNetwork helps Austin's Parks and Leave No Trace!  Leave No Trace is a framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors.  The Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics has named the Greenbelt as a Hotspot location in 2020, which is an area suffering from the severe recreational impacts that can thrive again with Leave No Trace solutions.  Check out this series of fun and educational Leave No Trace events on the Greenbelt now!
KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive ends Mar 8! In honor of KOOP’s 25th Anniversary, listeners voted for their favorite past artwork to make a comeback. Polls have closed and the Tejas Tower design won by a landslide. There’s some special programming lined up including an International Women's Weekend and brand new thank you gifts including: a magnet set, KOOP Live Digital Download, t-shirt, and deluxe tote bag!  Donate now!
After the week you've had, you deserve your "just desserts"!  Come get one of your old favorites, try something new, and indulge in one of Chez Zee’s seasonal specials.  Try out the famous Crème Brûlée French Toast and their signature Lemon Rosemary Cake. Call Chez Zee at (512) 454 2666 to make a reservation or reserve here online!
This year Save Our Springs has grown their premier educational program, Barton Springs University (BSU) into an all-year program that includes snorkeling and hiking eco-tours, Spring Kids camps, and a Barton Springs 101 presentation for schools and civic groups. The goal is to educate new citizens, re-engage longtime citizens, and inspire young people to become the next generation of environmental stewards and activists.  Learn more here!
BookPeople has some amazing authors coming this April.  Tahereh Mafi presents the finale to her Shatter Me series, Imagine Me, on April 10 at 7pm.  Gibby Haynes, Butthole Surfers frontman and author, will be discussing his debut YA novel, Me & Mr. Cigar on April 13 at 7pm.  Due to overwhelming enthusiasm, BookPeople will be moving the event with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, Big Magic and City of Girls from Central Presbyterian Church to First United Methodist Church, still on April 15 at 7pm.  Rebecca Solnit will be debuting her new memoir, Recollections of My Nonexistence, and talking with Wendy Davis on April 22 at 7pm.  And bestselling author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel, returns to read from and sign The Glass Hotel on April 28 at 7pm.
Show off your amazing talent and love for books with BookPeople’s 2020 Bookmark Contest!  Use the entry form on the website to draw a colorful bookmark inspired by your favorite book and submit it to BookPeople by Fri, Mar 13.  BookPeople will choose a winner from each of the four grade groups (K-6), and display the winners as well as ALL the entries on the cafe wall in April. Plus, the winners from each group will have their bookmarks professionally printed and distributed throughout the store!
KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive is now through Sun, Mar 8! Celebrate 25 Years of KOOP and help them stay on the air for many more. There’s some special programming lined up including an International Women's Weekend and brand new thank you gifts including: a magnet set, KOOP Live Digital Download, t-shirt, and deluxe tote bag!  Plus, all sustainers are entered to win a SXSW Platinum Badge! There's still time to help pick the t-shirt design through Mar 3 by voting here! Pick up your phones and call 512.472.5667 or donate online now!
This Monday, Mar 2 marks Texas Independence Day, and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is ready to celebrate. Whether you’re Texan-born-and-bred or just moved here, Antonelli’s welcomes you for a little Taste of Texas. Book your ticket to the Taste of Texas class Mar 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to taste featured Texas cheeses and wines, like Chocolate Orange Fresh Chevre or Redneck Cheddar maybe paired with some Texas-made treats like Bourbon Cajeta, Dark Masala Chai & Saffron Milk Chocolate or local Honeycomb. 
$11.2 million. That's how much money was raised for local nonprofits on Amplify Austin Day last year. Amplify Austin Day 2020 is from Mar 5 at 6pm to Mar 6 at 6pmAustin EcoNetwork advises we just visit and make an online donation to your favorite local nonprofit.  Even if you're on a budget, will accept donations of $5, or you can spread the word using the hashtag #ILiveHereIGiveHere or volunteer at your beloved nonprofit. 
Plumbing Problems? Call ABC Home & Commercial Service anytime!  Right now, get $35 OFF your plumbing service call! ABC’s highly experienced plumbing specialists can tackle any plumbing issue from leaks to clogs to fixture replacements to water heater installations. All ABC plumbers are licensed, background checked and up to date on the latest products and technology.
Get ready for some March music at Waterloo Records.  Check out these upcoming events...Thu, Mar 5 at 5:30pm Brownout’s Berlin Sessions; Mon, Mar 9 at 5:30pm Cosmic Chaos’ Eye Can See It; Mon, Mar 16 at 5:30pm Shiner Beer presents...The Mastersons’ No Time For Love SongsWed, Mar 18 at 7pm Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band’s Just Like Moby Dick; and Tue, Mar 31 at 5:30pm Poly Action’s Human Behavior.
Studio Mantra Therapist and Kundalini teacher, KC Taylor will offer a workshop on Kundalini-style breathing techniques (known as pranayam) on Mar 7 from 4:30 to 6pm. Learning to breathe deeply and completely is one of the most effective tools for developing a deeper mind/body connection as well as increasing health, vitality, and connectedness in one's life.  Students will walk away feeling enlivened and with a deeper understanding of the power of breath and how it fits into the practice and life. Register here.
Join Austin Clubhouse during Amplify Austin and connect more adults living with mental health diagnoses, like Sierra, to the life changing community of Austin Clubhouse. Sierra is now celebrating her third year of recovery at the Austin Clubhouse, and says she gets to wake up every morning knowing she is making a difference.  Help make a difference too. Donations made now until Mar 6 at 6pm will be matched by St. David's Foundation. Donate here!
Tomorrow, Mar 1, is the last day for SaulPaul’s Alien Adventure at Austin Scottish Rite Theater! An alien comes to earth and makes an unexpected friend. What happens next? Come see this inspiring production featuring sights, sounds and dance moves as the two unexpected friends learn about life while they journey on an adventure. Music by SaulPaul. Story by SaulPaul and Bianca Neal.  Buy your tickets here!
Celebrate 25 Years of KOOP and donate for the Spring Membership Drive! Since 1994, KOOP volunteers have been bringing you unique, independent music and news programming all thanks to you, the listeners and members.  This drive, they've got special programming lined up including an International Women's Weekend, plus a chance to win two platinum passes to SXSW, and brand-new thank you gifts including a killer KOOP Live digital download and a t-shirt with a retro design picked by YOU by voting here.
Waterloo Records presents Terry Allen & the Panhandle Mystery Band Live Mar 18 at 7pm in the GSD&M Courtyard.  There will be a special Terry Allen performance then a screening about Terry, Everything For All Reasons. This will all be in celebration of the release of Terry’s new album, Just Like Moby Dick on Paradise of Bachelors. 
So many great events at BookPeople, here are two…Catch Jen Gotch with her new memoir, The Upside of Being Down, on Sun, Mar 29 at 5pm in conversation with Jane Claire Hervey, founding director of Boss Babes ATX.  Then on May 11 at 7pm at First Baptist Church of Austin, BookPeople is thrilled to welcome award-winning actor and artist Jim Carrey to discuss his first ever novel, Memoirs and Misinformation, with co-author Dana Vachon!
The new year is underway and buyers, sellers and real estate professionals are keeping a close watch on the real estate market trends for 2020. Whether this is the year you’re thinking of entering the Austin real estate market for the first time, are ready to downsize or are looking for an investment property, Habitat Hunters can help you down the real estate market path.
Save the planet, one printer cartridge at a time at Longhorn Office Products/Worksmart!  Printing is essential to our modern way of life. The thing is, toner cartridge recycling is a more responsible, sustainable way to deal with your empties, and it’s easier to do than ever before.  The humble printer cartridge is going green. The need for sustainable printing is clear: estimates show that one million cartridges per day are thrown away. Print green with Longhorn Office Products!
BookPeople is introducing a brand new video blog series with help from Austin Liti Limits!  This new page will be updated regularly with a fabulous selection of curated author readings and interviews, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the artists and their work. Past guests have included Owen Egerton, James L. Haley, Heather Harper Ellet, and many more!  Follow along with BookPeople on this literary venture! And catch the latest episode right here!
Make your voice heard! This KOOP Spring Membership Drive YOU pick the t-shirt design. In honor of KOOP’s 25th Anniversary, listeners get the honor of voting on their favorite past artwork to bring back. Polls close on Super Tue, Mar 3, and the membership drive runs from Feb 28 through Mar 8.  Cast your vote for the KOOP t-shirt poll here!
Austin Scottish Rite Theater presents SaulPaul's Alien Adventure playing now through Mar 1.  SaulPaul is a Grammy-nominated artist who has entertained and inspired audiences at events and venues across the world.  In addition, SaulPaul founded ReRoute Outreach, a non-profit organization which helps at-risk and underprivileged youth discover and develop their artistic and entrepreneurial skill sets. In part because of his art and in part because of his heart, June 12 was deemed SaulPaul Day by the Mayor of Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World.
If you’re heading to the mountains or the coast or planning on fun at home, Whole Earth has the gear to help make your Spring Break one to enjoy.  Check out a few of their favorite things: Patagonia Women's Long Sleeved Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Shirt, Rainbow Men's Single Layer Hemp Top and Strap with Arch Support Sandals, and Green Toys OceanBound Tide Pool Set.  
In 2019 they were voted the best muralists in Austin Chronicle’s Best Of Poll… They’re also still in high school.  This is the Color Squad, a collective of teen artists that designs and implements community-based public art.  This year’s focus is sustainability and they’re partnering with Cap Metro to install several murals at bus stops around town. Austin EcoNetwork sat down with two members of the Color Squad to learn more about their work, blending environmental education with art.  Listen here. 
You can place preorders for your favorite albums at the shop or order online at End of an Ear.  For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and they'll have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.  Check out some of the March releases: Mar 13 - Porches "Ricky Music", Mar 20 - Black Pumas 's/t" Picture Disc; Mar 27 - Bon Iver "Blood Bank" ep 10th Anniversary; Mar 27 - Waxahatchee "Saint Cloud". 
For a limited time, receive 25% off when you purchase Kerbey Lane Cafe's Shephard's Pie. Enjoy some comfort food with this spring menu favorite, a combination of herbed ground lamb, onion, garlic, carrot & red bell pepper topped with homemade mashed potatoes & baked in a warm, flaky crust then served with a house or Caesar salad. Here's your coupon for serious yums! 
It’s Raining Cheese-y Events at Antonelli's Cheese Shop this April! A new bus tour was just announced, visiting Pure Luck Dairy and Revolution Spirits on April 18. This is an exciting new partnership with their first #CheeseyBusTour to Revolution Spirits. And Cheese & Pickles Pairing and Taste of Italy classes are back!
Make sure you save the date, Mar 12 from 5pm to 7pm, for Austin Clubhouse's 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off!  Bring your finest batch and go toe-to-toe with some of the tastiest in town. Even if you don't throw your hat in the ring, it's going to be a fun night, so stop by, say hello and see what's new at Austin Clubhouse.
Buy one Freestyle Language Center May Immersion Workshop, get one FREE to share!  Register for your own May Immersion Workshop using code “LOVELANGUAGE20” then you will receive a unique code from #TeamFLC via email to register for an ADDITIONAL May Immersion Course ($219 value) for FREE!  Register here!
Registration is open for Summer Camp 2020: Costa Rica!  Children have a blast learning and improving their Spanish at Mariposas Spanish School through outdoor games, story time, culture-focused activities, cooking, music, dance, and art.  This summer let your kids explore the culture of this year’s country: Costa Rica. 2020 Summer Camp Dates are June 1 through 5 and June 8 through 12 then Aug 3 through 7 and Aug 10 through 14.
There might come a time when you need to reorganize your home or a loved one’s home to make it safer, more accessible, and more comfortable for a changing livelihood.  ABC’s handyman specialists are pros at making sure homes are safe, with services that include: installing ramps and grab bars, lowering cabinets and appliances, replacing round knobs with lever handles, converting bathtubs to step-in showers, and more. Contact ABC today for an estimate.
On now!  SaulPaul’s Alien Adventure at Austin Scottish Rite Theater plays now through Mar 1. An alien comes to earth and makes an unexpected friend. What happens next? Come see this inspiring production featuring sights, sounds and dance moves as the two unexpected friends learn about life while they journey on an adventure. Music by SaulPaul. Story by SaulPaul and Bianca Neal.  Buy your tickets here!
Marissa Meyer returns to BookPeople to celebrate the re-release of The Lunar Chronicles paperbacks!  The series has a brand new look! Designed by NYC artist, Tomer Hanuka, these new editions of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter add a gorgeous new element to the beloved interstellar saga and the whole set will look fantastic on your shelf!  Join BookPeople on Mar 1 at 5pm to meet Marissa Meyer and get your books signed!
Sage advice, activism, and congrats from Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP.  Avoid last-minute hitches in the sale of your business by negotiating your assignment clause with your landlord up front.  Partner Clark Richards currently represents clients involved in a lawsuit against the Kinder Morgan pipeline. This suit argues that the pipeline violates the Endangered Species Act, and could harm local wildlife.  Congratulations to Jim Howicz on winning the Round Rock Chamber Chairman’s Award! Jim received this award for his work providing pro bono general counsel for the Round Rock Chamber.
Longhorn Office Products/Worksmart is giving away 3 pairs of Bose headphones!  Here’s your chance to win one of this season’s most popular accessories: a pair of Bose wireless headphones. Longhorn is giving away three pairs, and you can enter by taking this brief survey about your business’ printer needs. 
Join Waterloo Records on Mon, Feb 17 at 5:30pm for Kat Edmonson.  “Dreamers Do”, Kat Edmonson’s 2020 record, explores the common human struggles around daring to dream, including a range of emotional and psychological consequences. The music all takes place over the course of one, sleepless night.  A mix of Edmonson's original songs and re-imagined American Songbook standards arranged in the style of Kat's trademark vintage-pop, jazz, and chamber-pop.
On Wed, Feb 19 at 7pm, Malvern Books is delighted to be hosting something rather special: Austin Community College’s Creative Writing Department will be introducing the two winners of their 2018 Balcones Prize. Shena McAuliffe will read from The Good Echo (2018 Balcones Fiction Prize) and Margaree Little will read from her collection Rest (2018 Balcones Poetry Prize).
Celebrate #CharitableCheeseCause Day on Mon, Feb 24 with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop!  Antonelli’s is excited to support Good Politics, an Austin nonprofit that seeks to bring bipartisan folks together and decrease barriers to engage politically, as well as to create civil discourse around causes that matter.  Want to help this nonprofit? Purchase tickets to the Feb 24 Cheese 101 class, visit the shop, or make an online purchase on Feb 24 and proceeds will benefit Good Politics.
Austin EcoNetwork fills us in with some important info from their EcoBits section.  Every 10 years, the US government conducts a census in order to get an accurate count of everyone living within our borders. Want to learn more about the census and why it matters for Austin? That was the topic of the latest episode of Shades of Green (Austin’s environmental talk radio show and Austin EcoNetwork's radio partner). You can listen to the full podcast and read Austin EcoNetwork's summary here.
Save up to 60% off on select clothing, shoes, outwear, and travel goods at Whole Earth Provisions Co.  Get The North Face Girls Osolita 2.0 Triclimate Jack for $79.99, 50% off the original price! Or check out the Merrell Women's Hut Moc Shoes also 50% off, now only $39.99! 
This Wed Feb 19, it's time to get down again at the Sahara Lounge with Dead Animal, Night Glitter, Knife in the Water, Abigail und Hansel, Amy Annelle, Lysergic Lights visuals, and DJ Melinda Bee of The Africa Express, presented by KOOP. Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors at 7pm, 21+ entry, $5 cover.
Grow your presence with this month’s MUNDU Media workshops. “Getting the Right Content for Successful Results!” workshop on Feb 22 from 9:30am to 11:30am. RSVP here.  “Getting LinkedIn for Successful Results!” workshop on Feb 27 from 9:30am to 11:30am. RSVP here. Join North Austin Influencers’ next mixer on Feb 27 from 6pm to 8pm, highlighting Sheila Hawkins-Bucklew Founder & CEO at Hawkins Bucklew Jewelry Designs and Showroom 808, a collaborative marketplace for creative women entrepreneurs. RSVP here.  
Less than 30 days until Amplify Austin Day 2020! Support Austin Clubhouse on Mar 5 at 6pm!  Other ways you can help: create a fundraiser on Austin Clubhouse's behalf, share the Austin Clubhouse fundraiser profile with your friends and family via social media or email, help spread the word of the fundraiser by passing out fliers and info cards, and join Austin Clubhouse for the Amplify Austin Celebration on Mar 5 from 5pm to 8pm.
Join End of an Ear this afternoon, Feb 16 at 4pm, for Cosmic Chaos instore performance.  Check out the “No Idea Festival” from Feb 20 to 23. The 17th annual "No Idea Festival" brings together musicians from around the world to collaborate in the fields of free improvisation, noise, installation, composition, and sonic interventions.  The artist lineup spans myriad aesthetic preferences and working methods and is held together by shared conceptual concerns of microtonality, timbre, noise, and resonance.
Show us your PANCAKES!  The Mardi Gras inspired, Kerbey Lane King Pancake is back!  After you indulge your sweet tooth, balance it out with some Texas Avocado Toast Benedict, thick Texas toast, topped with fried avocado slices, Pederson's all natural jalapeno sausage, two poached eggs, covered in queso.  From Feb 11 to Feb 17, get a FREE short stack with purchase of the Texas Avocado Toast Benedict with this coupon!
What's Love got to do with ZA?  Conans Pizza does it for the love, y'all!  Fresh dough, custom local spice mix, premium mozzarella, local suppliers because they love you and you love their pizza!  They're still bakin’, after forty years, because you kept on goin’ back for more. Be lovingly forewarned though, that this Friday will be at PEAK capacity. If you can share your romantic moment with your Za lover, outside PEAK days/hours, it might be a good move for your lovely romantic Za feast.  Pizza Love!
Sign up now for Austin Scottish Rite Theater’s spring break camp, "Showstopper! Musical Theater Camp", from Mar 16 to Mar 20 from 9am to 4pm for $275 for 6 to 10 year olds.  Students arrive with 1-2 songs they’d love to share onstage then spend the week crafting a narrative that showcases the songs with attention to vocal clarity, characterization, and choreography. The week concludes with a public performance of the medley of student-selected songs.
February is upon us and with it comes a lot of excitement at Studio Mantra!  The Annual February Class Challenge with a twist of KINDNESS, new classes, new Skincare specials with Kathryn, and opportunities to trade for class membership.  And don’t forget, until Feb 15, you can begin or restart your monthly unlimited class membership and enjoy your first month of membership FREE!
Join BookPeople in welcoming National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jason Reynolds, for a presentation on the Young Reader's edition of Stamped.  In this engaging remix of Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, Reynolds explores the history of racism and the ways it continues to affect lives today, while remaining hopeful for an antiracist future.  Get your tickets and join BookPeople at Central Presbyterian Church on Mar 11 at 7pm.
Con' Olio Olive Oils offers classes throughout February. RSVP & More info. Paella Cooking Class with Tapas and More, 2/12/20 6:30pm (Arboretum) Join us as we welcome Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas & More for an authentic Spanish Paella cooking class! This is one of our most popular classes at Con' Olio and perfect for a date night, girls night, educational night out or group event. The interactive class will include a brief introduction about extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars then Chef Fer will demonstrate the authentic Spanish recipes below. This class is very interactive so be prepared to jump in and enjoy the class! Also, guests will enjoy eating all of the delicious recipes made. See more classes.
Grab your girls and celebrate with an evening of drinks, fun, and shopping during Bloomers and Frocks’ 4th annual vintage lingerie party on Feb 6 from 6pm to 9pm. Expect 1930s silks, mid-century pinup, 1970s soap opera nightgowns, gloves, furs, accessories, and so much more. Curia Arcanum: House of Curiosities will be supplying free fortune card readings as well as slinging their curious and unusual wares.  Come solo or with your pals, but no matter what you leave this party with laughs, memories, and new friends. This is a body positive event celebrating you for the woman you are and make you feel great in your own skin.
David Lauterstein is rekindling his private practice!  With over 42 years of practice and teaching, he is thrilled to provide the advanced benefits of Zero Balancing and Deep Massage - The Lauterstein Method.  From better sleep and more energy to relief from chronic pain, give yourself a higher level of self-care this year. His private practice is at Creekside Whole Health Center in Austin - make an appointment by calling or emailing.
RSVP to any or all of Business Success Center’s February events!  On Thu, Feb 13 from 11:30am to 1pm, there’s the “BSC Practical MBA™ Success Lab Talkup™: Can You Work with Your Competition?”  Yes! It's called "coopetition". Then on Thu, Feb 20 from 11:30am to 1pm, there’s the “BSC Success Cohort Workup™: How to Work Successfully with Competitors.” Can you find happiness and success by working with competitors? You bet!  This is a continuation of Success Lab Talkup™ conversation on "coopetition.”
Kids and families will rock out to the beautiful, bilingual sounds of 123 Andrés - A Bilingual Concert for Kids, Latin Grammy Award Winner for Best Children’s Album. This interactive concert for little language learners is the perfect morning out for kids and families. Children sit on carpets close to the action while grown-ups enjoy the comfort of the historic Austin Scottish Rite Theater.  Get your tickets for Sun, Feb 2 at 10am here!
Save Our Springs recently filed its Opening Brief in Travis County District Court to appeal TCEQ's decision to issue the City of Dripping Springs a permit to discharge over 800,000 gallons per day of treated sewage into Onion Creek.  This is a critical case in protecting Onion Creek, Barton Springs, and all of our high-quality Hill Country rivers, streams, and aquifers. How this case is decided will go a long way towards determining whether federal Clean Water Act standards will protect our crystal clear Hill County streams from being converted into drainage ditches for municipal sewage.
Whole-body wellness includes healthy muscles, joints, mind, spirit...and healthy SKIN! Studio Mantra’s Kathryn Wilhelm sees clients by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to provide customized skincare options for clients of all ages. She has recently added several new services to the Skincare Menu. Schedule a skincare appointment here!
The City of Austin Small Business Program invites you to attend the 2nd Annual 2020 Small Business Contracting Forum on Mar 4 from 9am to 4pm.  Check out these great Break Out Sessions: Get Paid: City of Austin Vendor Payment Process; Creating Responsive Bids, Proposals and Offers; Get the Edge: Know Your Marketplace; Runway to Opportunities: Austin Airport Capital Expansion Program; Resources Roadmap: Growing Your Business; Certification 101: An Overview of Minority- and/or Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certifications. Register by Feb 28 to receive FREE PARKING!
Get on down to Waterloo Records for some love, soul, and rock n’ roll this February!  ‘A War On Everything,’ is The Glorious Sons’ most exhilarating release yet, a taut, timeless blast of rock and roll.  They play on Wed, Feb 5 at 5:30pm. Soul band from Austin, Tomar & the FCs, get down with their album ‘Rise Above’ on Fri, Feb 7 at 5:30pm.  North Mississippi Allstars play on Sat, Feb 8 at 5pm with their album ‘Up and Rolling’ inspired by a forgotten roll of film.
Spring has arrived and so has the much anticipated seasonal Kerbey Lane Spring Menu.  Get 50% off one new seasonal item now through Feb 5 with this coupon! Try the crowd favorite, Spicy Shrimp Enchiladas, zesty grilled shrimp, caramelized onion & aged white cheddar wrapped in warm corn tortillas, topped with homemade chipotle cream sauce & cilantro. Served with pineapple mango pico, black beans & Mexican rice.  Muy yummy!
Join BookPeople on Feb 4 at 7pm to celebrate debut author and former BookPeople Bookseller, Jenn Shapland, in conversation by Adeena Reitberger of American Short.  Described as "powerful...utterly necessary," and "a generous offering" by booksellers, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers is the genre-bending debut by Jenn Shapland that traces the author's own coming of age while simultaneously recovering the erased history of an American literary icon.  Preorder here!
Year Of The Rat? We Think Not!  ABC Home & Commercial Service is ready to rid your home of rats and other pests!  If you suspect you have rats and want to join the #yearofnorat movement, then call ABC today!  Their licensed inspector will examine your home, identify the type of rodent, and design a custom plan to eliminate the problem and prevent future infestations. 
Concerned about climate change?  Here’s a list of upcoming community climate workshops from Austin EcoNetwork. Transportation Electrification Community Workshop on Feb 4 from 5:30pm to 8pm; Sustainable Buildings Community Workshop on Feb 8 from 2pm to 4:30pm; Natural Systems Community Workshop on Feb 11 from 5:30pm to 8pm; Transportation and Land Use Community Workshop on Feb 13 from 5:30pm to 8pm; and Consumerism and Climate Change Community Workshop on Feb 22 from 10am to 1:30pm.
This Valentine's Day, treat your love (or yourself!) to Peoples Rx's delicious chocolate covered, organic strawberries! Order now from any Peoples Delli. Also, did you know that many common medications can deplete important nutrients from your body? Even aspirin! Learn how Digestive Bitters can naturally help with gas or bloating, curb sweet cravings here!
Step up your football munchie game with one of Antonelli's Cheese Shop’s cheese and cured meat trays. Whether you're hosting, headed to a friend's, huddling up at home, or not watching at all, we're pretty sure you can't go wrong with a big ole board of delish treats. If you want to pick up on Sunday, you've got to get your order in by midnight Sat, Feb 1.
Place your preorders at End of an Ear instore or online.  For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and it will be ready for pickup at the shop on release day.  Your February releases include: out Feb 7 - Khruangbin & Leon Bridges "Texas Sun EP'"; out Feb 14 - Tame Impala "The Slow Rush"; out Feb 14 - Parasite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Jung Jae Il; out Feb 21 - King Krule "Man Alive!"; out Feb 21 - Grimes "Miss Anthropocene". 
Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP is proud to support Regarding Cancer's 20 Colors/20 Bikes indoor cycling event on Feb 8, as they raise funds to help Central Texas area cancer patients.  20 Colors/20 Bikes is an indoor cycling fundraiser that invites beginner riders, competitive cyclists, fitness enthusiasts, cancer patients, survivors, and everyone in between to hop on a stationary bike and raise funds to help Austin-area cancer patients and their support networks. All proceeds benefit Regarding Cancer.  Register here!
Music Meets Cheese Feb 21 at 6:30pm - An Antonelli's Social: Featuring Aaron Stephens and Sponsored by Virtuoso Wines.  In this standing cocktail hour event, you'll have the opportunity to try Antonelli’s cheeses in an hors d'oeuvre style tasting with education from cheesemongers about the history and tasting notes of each cheese. Live music provided by local Austin artist, Aaron Stephens, who mixes earnest, soulful pop together with his smooth voice and rhythmic guitar playing.  Plus complimentary bubbles and wine from Virtuoso. Tickets here.
In closing out 2019 TexHealth has a lot to be thankful for!  The Texas Legislature increased the allocation for TexHealth.  They are especially thankful for the support of Senator Kirk Watson, Rep Donna Howard and Rep Armando Walle who all worked hard on their behalf and on behalf of all client companies and their insured employees.  They are so thankful to all the business owners, insurance agents, and board members. As we dive into 2020, TexHealth is focused on bringing new people into the program and continuing the success of the Three-Share Plan. Happy New Year!
For more than a decade, a growing number of cheap ink and toner cartridges based on patent-infringing technologies have been polluting printing supplies markets around the world. Longhorn Office Products/Worksmart is here to help! Save up to 10% with Original HP Toner Multi-packs. Longhorn Office Products sells office products, janitorial supplies, office furniture and ad specialties.
Austin EcoNetwork informs Austin about some upcoming environmental events.  Finish out your January with these area events: Sun, Jan 26 from 2pm to 5pm “Community Art Sunday: Dream Green”; Tue, Jan 28 from 10am to 11am  “Free Class: Organic Insect Control” and from 5:30pm to 8pm “Solar Austin Happy Hour: Climate Activist Panel” and from 6:30pm to 9:30pm “El Susto Film Screening”; and Thu, Jan 30 from 1pm to 2pm "Shades of Green" Environmental Talk Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM.
Tree fertilization from ABC Home & Commercial Services!  During the fall and winter, our central Texas trees are absorbing water and nutrients getting ready for the spring growing season.  Fertilizing your trees now helps promote healthy root development; however, it is easy to improperly and ineffectively fertilize. Let ABC’s certified arborists help!  Contact ABC today.
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School’s Orthopedic Massage Certification can change your practice!  Classes will be Mar 27 to Nov 23 on Mondays from 10am to 5pm. The Advanced Program is designed to give the massage therapist the ability to perform clinical assessments, develop client-specific session designs and problem solve a wider range of structural and energetic issues.  It integrates Orthopedic, Deep Massage, Zero Balancing, Psychology of Bodywork and Shiatsu.  Schedule a meeting today!
It's the season of new beginnings, for making resolutions!  And if one of yours is to read more, BookPeople can help you keep it!  Whether you're into contemporary fiction, the classics, mysteries, sci-fi & fantasy epics, or looking to become a better global citizen and ally, the full range of store-sponsored book clubs has something for you!  Book club picks are 10% off the month of the discussion, too! Check out Book Clubs here!
Chez Zee American Bistro announces the Spring 2020 Texas Author Series Line Up.  Please join Chez Zee for another new and exciting season of the Texas Author Series! Check out the lineup...Tue, Feb 4: S.C. Gwynn’s Hymns of the Republic; Wed, Mar 11: Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept; Wed, Apr 22: Stephen Harrigan’s Big Wonderful Thing; and Wed, May 13: Tim O'Brien’s Dad's Maybe Book.  Seats are limited so please reserve your space ASAP.
Waterloo Records presents Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band Live Mar 18 at 7pm in the GSD&M Courtyard.  Terry will be doing a special meet and greet, performance and there will be a screening of the documentary about Terry, Everything (For All Reasons). This will all be in celebration of the release of Terry’s brand new album, Just Like Moby Dick on Paradise of Bachelors.  Starting Jan 21, purchase Just Like Moby Dick on CD or LP and receive a guaranteed admission wristband to meet Terry at the event!
Whole Earth Provision Co has great prices on select The North Face Outerwear!  Get up to 30% off outerwear and clothing during The North Face sale! Rainy, cold, miserable weather won’t keep you indoors when you’re bundled up in outerwear from The North Face!  Check out a few of their favorite things...The North Face Women's Furry Fleece 2.0 Jacket, The North Face Men's Thermoball Eco Jacket, The North Face Men's Long Sleeve Arroyo Flannel Shirt. 
Smell that? Sniff. Yea, it's coming from Conans!  Now Delivering Lunch Pizza again, at least for a bit!  And through Jan 23, get 20% OFF orders over $20 from the North Conans location (use code: MLK20).  You can also order online here!
Join Kerbey Lane Cafe for the last week of their Fall Menu and get 20% off ANY Fall Menu item from now until Jan 27 by using this coupon!  One fall favorite you gotta try is the Cuban Panini with Pederson's all-natural pulled pork, ham steak, Swiss cheese, homemade pickles, spicy mustard on a hoagie roll.
As Austin’s economy continues to thrive and the city consistently leads as one of the most popular living destinations in the country, it’s no surprise that the real estate market remains a seller’s one.  The December Year-End 2019 Housing Market Report reflects a record-breaking 33,084 home sales and $13,158,737,333 in sales volume. Contact Habitat Hunters today to list or purchase your home.
Studio Mantra has some amazingly fun and healing upcoming events!  Beginner’s Intro to Yoga Poses and Path on Sat from 4:30pm to 6:30 now through Feb 22; Foundations of Hoop Dance on Feb 7 from 7:15pm to 8:45pm; Full Moon Gong Concert on Feb 9 from 7pm to 8:30pm; Demystifying Kundalini Yoga on Feb 15 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm; Lomilomi class for Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers on Feb 16 from 12:30 to 3:30pm; and Yoga for Grief on Feb 23 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Let PoK-e-Jo's cater your football watch party! With over thirty years of barbecue catering experience, PoK-e-Jo's promises to have an unbeatable selection of delectably delicious food and to be on time with your exact order and plenty of it.  From Austin BBQ to a completely customized menu, PoK-e-Jo's has got you covered. Give ‘em a call or order online.
Please join KOOP on Jan 25 at 7pm for the official KOOP 25th Anniversary Celebration at Antone's Nightclub with Dale Watson, A Giant Dog, and Cilantro Boombox. Live screen printing onsite by Fine Southern Gentlemen. Pre-show reception from 6pm to 7pm in Big Henry's for the Dark End of the Street cassette mix-tape release. Tickets on sale now!
After 40 years in East Austin,Clayworks is closing its doors.  They’ll be open MLK Day from 1pm to 4pm. Studio furniture and tools as well as clay-related tools, stamps, molds are "pay what you think is fair."  Tiles, sconces, and other ceramics are starting at 50% off, with a deeper discount the more you buy. Visit during the week Mon through Fri from 11am to 4pm but call (512-949-7142) or email ( beforehand to make sure they’re there.
Have you ever dreamed of spending your days with the goats or making your own dairy creations? Now you can with our new event, A Day In The Life of a Dairy Farmer!  This 4-hour afternoon event occurs at Pure Luck in Dripping Springs.  Antonelli's Cheese Shop has 4 dates on the calendar, starting with Mar 15 or 29. Click here for dates, ticket links, and event details.
Austin EcoNetwork helps you get involved to better understand Austin’s homeless community, guide public policy, and secure grants and funding with the goal of ultimately ending homelessness in Austin.  The Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) is hosting the annual Point In Time Count, a census of the homeless population in the Austin/Travis County area. Early in the morning of Jan 25, hundreds of volunteers will head out across Austin to count every person experiencing unsheltered homelessness.  Volunteers will survey people, asking questions about basic demographic information, health issues, and just giving people a chance to tell their story.  Volunteer here!
Lennox, the best heating and AC name in the business, has over 7000 US dealers and only 45 received their Circle of Excellence. This award is given to their top performers with elite service, elite quality, and continual growth. ABC Home & Commercial Service is the only AC contractor in Austin to receive this award. In fact, it's their 3rd year! To celebrate this big deal, ABC says thanks with big savings for you!
Hugo Award-winning author of Neuromancer, William Gibson, returns to BookPeople with his brand new novel!  Agency - the harrowing sequel to The Peripheral, where in one timeline the gifted app-whisperer, Verity Jane, and a disarmingly human-like AI known as "Eunice" play a dangerously cryptic game, while in the other, Wilf Netherton, works from a century ahead to manipulate the destinies of Verity and "Eunice."  The fun begins on Jan 25 at 5pm. Signing line tickets and more details here!
Studio Mantra is excited to offer an entire month of FREE classes to everyone who signs up for an Unlimited Class Membership between now and Feb 15! This offer is available to all who are new to Mantra, to all returning members, and to all current and previous Class Pack holders.  Make 2020 full of health and money!
Check out Freestyle Language Center’s 'Bridge The Gap' program! It’s great for those who travel or need to miss a class. You get 24/7 access to weekly handouts (with answer keys!), quizzes, supplemental grammar exercises, audio files, flash cards, and more! Or maintain proficiency with Saturday 'Cafes’ held every Sat from 11am to 12:30pm where your $3-$5 donations support the non-profit Community Partner for Spring Session: Austin Opera!
Do you want to be the best version of yourself? Want to enhance your overall life balance and peace of mind? Are you ready to live an amazing life? If you answered yes, then this program is for you! BodyBusiness Fitness Center is having its annual event Passion, Purpose and Power on Thu, Jan 30 at 6pm at the gym - register here. They will be offering SWAG bags to the first 75 people who arrive, along with refreshments, wine tasting, and other giveaways followed by a talk by Stacey Vicari of “My Ideal Life” on planning 2020 with purpose.
Quality time, it's one of the five "Love Languages." It can be applied to both personal and professional relationships because really in any relationship, spending time together and communicating is important.  It builds trust. Commit to some time, weekly, monthly, whatever makes sense in your organization and with your team, to checking in with your employees.  ValentineHR works with companies on a project basis or on retainer, providing a custom level of HR help designed for your business.  Contact them today for some quality time!
Join Mariposas Spanish School for STEAM Winter Wonder Day Camp on Jan 20 from 9am to 2:30pm for students 3 to 8 years old.  Immersion day camps are a wonderful way for your child to practice their skills with their friends and favorite maestras! The class will be making winter crafts, conducting science experiments, playing games, singing Spanish holiday songs and more!  Register now, spots are limited!
Cake for Breakfast! Or whenever, really… Kerbey’s pancake specials are Red Velvet, Vegan Beignet and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip! Hurry in today and try the Pachola sliders or any fall treat before the Fall Menu leaves stores Jan 28. Get a free small queso when you order from the Fall Menu through Jan 20, using this coupon.
InStep the Birkenstock Store is having its End of Season Clearance!  Save up to 50% and even more on some items!  Visit either the Gateway Courtyard or Triangle locations from 10am to 7pm Mon through Fri, 10am to 6pm Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday.
Coming in February! SaulPaul's Alien Adventure at Austin Scottish Rite Theater plays from Feb 8 through Mar 1. An alien comes to earth and makes an unexpected friend. What happens next? Come see this inspiring production featuring sights, sounds and dance moves as the two unexpected friends learn about life while they journey on an adventure. Music by SaulPaul. Story by SaulPaul and Bianca Neal. Buy your tickets here!
Whole Earth Provision Co. helps you start the year fresh with beautiful yoga and workout clothes from Onzie. They’re functional, flexible and flattering, as well as breathable, keeping you cool, comfortable, and dry while practicing or at play.  Pair them with yoga gear from Manduka. Designed by yogis, Manduka mats, blocks, bags and straps are crafted of simple, natural, and whenever possible renewable, materials, all made with practice in mind.
Rock out at Waterloo Records on Jan 24 at 5:30pm with the Los Angeles punk quartet The Paranoyds with their debut album Carnage Bargain - a raucous blend of garage rock grit, new wave swagger, and horror film soundtrack campiness. Then on Jan 30 at 5:30pm, The Cuckoos show off their classic rock, dance club funk, and neo-psych art soul mix.  Hovvdy, the two Texas natives intended for solo projects but merged instead, play on Jan 31 at 5:30pm.
Join End of an Ear on Sun, Jan 19 at 4pm for The Deer. They’ll be performing to celebrate the release of "Do No Harm" on Keeled Scales which comes out officially on Jan 17. You can place preorders at the shop or click the album cover to order online. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and End of an Ear will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
In 2020, not only is Ride|Austin keeping it local, they’re also keeping the costs down! To kick things off, Ride|Austin is showing appreciation to college riders! College is expensive, but rideshare shouldn't be. They not only accept Bevo Bucks but Wednesdays are college days! UT students receive $3 off all rides over ten dollars when they sign up with their UT email address.
Thanks, Austin EcoNetwork, for helping us make a difference in our communities!  Sign up to become an "It’s My Park Day" Project Leader with the Austin Parks Foundation scheduled for March 7.  "It’s My Park Day" is the Austin Parks Foundation’s biggest city-wide volunteer event, inspiring thousands of Austinites to work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. If you’d like to be a force for good in your neighborhood, you can register to become a project leader and submit a proposal for an improvement project at your local park here.
Hear scratching sounds from your walls? See nesting materials or droppings? Call ABC Home & Commercial Service for $50 off an initial rodent inspection! Their licensed inspector will examine your home, identify the type of rodent, and design a custom plan to eliminate the problem and prevent future infestations.
Clayworks plans to be completely out of the studio by Jan 31, at which point Volcom will take over the space with two more years to go. They are selling a few more tools and equipment..  Call (512-949-7142) or email ( to see if they still got what you want. Nearly everything in the studio will be for sale every Saturday in Jan from 1pm to 4pm with regular hours during the week Mon through Fri from 11am to 4pm.
Antonelli's Cheese Shop is kicking off this year with support for bushfire relief in Australia. Purchase tickets to the Cheese 101 class on Jan 29, visit the shop on Jan 29 or make an online purchase on Jan 29 and Antonelli's will donate 5% of all retail revenue to World Wildlife Fund - Australia. Thanks for helping Antonelli's live their #DoGoodEatGood mission!
New for 2020, each month Bloomers and Frocks will select a category to offer you a unique discount. January’s deal features 20% off all coats, jackets, and sweaters. The best selection is in store but the discount will automatically show up when you add the item to your shopping cart!  Make one of your personal resolutions to be more environmentally friendly this year and shop more vintage!
Try Kerbey Lane Cafe’s Harvest Mimosa with apple cider and bubbles, complete with cinnamon sugar rim!  Here for a limited time only, the Harvest Mimosa will be sure to satisfy those wintery flavor cravings. Get it before it's gone! Looking for some comfort food to warm you up? With everything from savory homemade Chili & Cornbread to Sweet Potato hash, the Fall Menu has you covered.
Not only can you visit End of an Ear to browse new arrivals or to pick up your pre-orders, but you can check out some great instore events! Terry Allen will be in store on Sat, Jan 11 at 2pm to sign copies of his newest record "Just Like Moby Dick" being released on Paradise of Bachelors. Plus you can get the record a week early! The Deer will perform on Sun, Jan 19 at 4pm to celebrate the release of "Do No Harm" on Keeled Scales which comes out officially on Jan 17.
Peoples Rx–Austin's Favorite Pharmacy is celebrating 40 years in Austin! If you haven't signed up for Peoples Perks program yet, you're going to want to ASAP. For starters, you can get a Peoples tote bag on your birthday! Simply sign up at the register–it's easy and you'll earn 5% back on most purchases. And if you started out 2020 not feeling your best, go see their Wellness Specialists, who would love to help you find what your body's looking for. Whether you want to cleanse, boost immunity, or just feel better overall, they've got what you need!
Have a happy and healthy 2020 from The Great Outdoors! Here are some things to plant right now: roses, annual transplants, evergreen perennials, trees, shrubs, and evergreen groundcovers. Staff at The Great Outdoors can help you plant, trim, and take care of your garden and landscape. Visit now to protect from the winter and to prepare for the spring.
Waterloo Records is looking forward to a BIG 2020! New year, new chance to check out awesome live music events!  Check out The Paranoyds with their album "Carnage Bargain" on Jan 24 at 5:30pm and The Cuckoos with their album "I Hate Love" on Jan 30 at 5:30pm. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for announcements about upcoming in-store performances including Hovvdy, Tomar & the FC’s, Star Parks, Kat Edmonson and more!
Whole Earth Provision Co. hosts storytime every 2nd Wednesday of the month! This month's storytime is on Wed, Jan 8 at 11am, RSVP here! Not only is storytime fun but you can win the featured book and a toy. While there pick up some educational and inspiring toys or bundle up with a new winter coat.
Have the business you've always wanted to start, improve, grow, or sell with Business Success Center January meetings and talks. “Why do customers buy?” at Practical MBA™ Success Lab on Jan 9 from 11:30am to 1pm - RSVP here. “Where do customers come from?” at Practical MBA™ Success Cohort on Jan 16 from 11:30am to 1pm - RSVP here. Free meetings on customer habits, useful for new & expanding businesses.
Free Week with KOOP Radio 91.7 FM! This Sun, Jan 5 at 9pm, KOOP presents Free Week at Cheer Up Charlies! Join 'em for sets by The Infinites, Chonophage, 2069, and Samson. And KOOP will be at the HOPE Farmers Market on Sun, Jan 5 from 11am to 3pm to ring in the new year! Bring your own vinyl and DJ Phil will spin it. Cheers and Happy New Year!
Reach your language learning goals in the new year! Join Freestyle Language Center on Thu, Jan 9 from 6pm to 8pm for their Spring 2020 Open House.  There you can meet the teachers, learn about 'Bridge the Gap' (online curriculum platform), register with a deal, and grab FREE swag! Can't make it? No problem! Register using the RSVP to receive your spring deal!
Join BookPeople in-store to welcome Brooke Barker & Boaz Frankel on Jan 14 at 7pm with their delightfully quirky book, Let's Be Weird Together, that celebrates weird couples and the habits that make them unique and crazy about each other!  The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public but tickets are required to join the signing line. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Let's Be Weird Together from BookPeople. Order yours today!
Lennox, the best heating and AC name in the business, has over 7000 US dealers and only 45 received their Circle of Excellence. This award is given to their top performers with elite service, elite quality, and continual growth. ABC Home & Commercial Services is the only AC contractor in Austin to receive this award. In fact, it's their 3rd year! Call ABC today for year round rebates and deals!
Austin EcoNetwork wants you to give your Christmas tree a second life by recycling it! If you’re an Austin Resource Recovery curbside customer, put your tree on the curb on your regular pickup day. If you’re not a curbside customer, bring your tree to Zilker Park from 10am to 2pm on Jan 4 and 5. All of the trees will be turned into mulch and be made available to Austinites for free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Jan 16 at 9am at Zilker Park. If you live outside of Austin city limits, then you can drop off your tree at one of the following locations through Jan 10: West Service Center, Del Valle Adult Softball Complex, 1431 Collection Station, and East Service Center.
Concerned about Oak Wilt?  Winter is the time to talk to an ABC arborist!  Proper pruning keeps your trees safe, increases health, and improves aesthetics.  It takes just moments to cause irreversible damage to your majestic trees, so trust your trees to an ABC ISA Certified Arbortist.  Get started with a FREE consultation and a $50 off coupon for tree trimming and removal.
Later this month BookPeople will be shipping out the fourth and final Trust Fall box of 2019. It will include a signed first edition copy of Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age, a mini letter writing kit, and exclusive Q&A with the author.  You can purchase this box now or subscribe for a full year of Trust Fall subscription service, where every quarter BookPeople will bundle a staff-picked title from an emerging or debut writer with a few goodies to go along with it!  Order now using the coupon code KILEYREID at checkout and save 15% off your Trust Fall order!
The VORTEX invites you to spend this special time of year at their annual holiday tradition, The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!), and enjoy some winter magic.  From now through Jan 4, enjoy $6 off all 6:30pm shows with the discount code "6off6:30". Shows are at 4:30pm and 6:30pm on most dates and seats are limited, so reserve your tickets now before we sell out. Get your tickets here!
In 2019, Save Our Springs Outreach & Education team expanded their premier educational program, Barton Springs University, into a year-round program that includes;  snorkeling eco-tours, hikes, kid camps, and presentations. The 2020 goal is to educate thousands of newcomers, re-engage longtime citizens, and inspire young people to become the next generation of environmental activists.  Please make your tax-deductible donation HERE and your gift will be matched 50% by the Kirk Mitchell Environmental Law Fund.
New Year's Antonelli's Cheese events!  Taste Off: Wisconsin vs The World - Calling all Cheeseheads! Think Wisconsin has the best cheese? Come root for your homestate! In this tasting, you get 8 cheeses with pairings, and you'll vote after each round on Jan 6 or Jan 13 from 6:30-8:30. Perfect Pairings: Cookies and Cheese - Antonelli's will purchase those special girl scout cookies, benefiting Girl Scouts of Central Texas, to be paired with their favorite cheeses. Classes on Jan 23 or Jan 30 from 6:30-8:30. Ticket purchasing details here.
Kerbey Lane's 2 week pancake special is the Mocha Java pancake! Available at all 8 Austin locations, also available are the Vegan Pumpkin & Gluten-Free Gingerbread. Get 'em before they're gone!
Since 2005, HAAM has helped more than 5,300 low-income, underinsured working musicians access over $73 million in healthcare services. There are 2,600 HAAM members, but there are more than 8,000 musicians in Austin. That means there are thousands of musicians in Austin who could benefit from HAAM, but they need your support to close this gap. The last few months of every year are especially important for HAAM and by making a year-end gift you will help to continue providing lifesaving services to Austin musicians.  Donate here!
Chez Zee American Bistro is serving up a special brunch from 9am to 3pm and dinner until 10pm on Jan 1. And if you haven't made New Year's Eve plans yet, they're serving delectable dinner specials (plus an extensive dinner menu) with Live Music all evening! Please call (512) 454 2666 for reservations. Happy New Year!
Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones at Lions Krav Maga Self-Defense Seminar on Sat, Jan 4 from 2pm to 3:30pm.  At this seminar, you will learn how to: assess a dangerous situation correctly, position yourself for maximum safety, manage a dangerous encounter, defend yourself against a violent attacker.  Only $10 for all that and all profits from ticket sales will go to Austin Dress for Success.  Get your tickets here.
Have you heard? BookPeople’s annual sale is just around the corner! Customer Appreciation Day is Jan 1 and BookPeople is offering a 20% discount on nearly everything in the store!  As a way of saying thank you for all the support you've shown throughout the year and into their 50th anniversary, BookPeople invites you to load up on all the books you're going to read in 2020, and get excited for the stellar events programming they've got lined up for you in the new year!
On Dec 11, the Austin City Council approved on first reading a proposed comprehensive revision to the land development code (formerly known as CodeNEXT). The Save Our Springs Alliance has been following the drafting of the new code and trying to make it as "green" as possible by suggesting environmentally friendly amendments and supporting positive changes.  Help SOS continue to monitor the drafting of the land development code and working to make it as green as possible. Please make your tax-deductible donation HERE and your gift will be matched 50% by the Kirk Mitchell Environmental Law Fund.
Funktify your holidays with End of an Ear favorites and new releases on their Spotify playlists.  You can place preorders at the shop or order online. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and they will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.  End of an Ear’s holiday hours include closing early at 4pm on Dec 24 and Dec 31 and being closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1.
Last Chance to Celebrate Seasonal Cheeses!  Antonelli's Cheese Shop has a couple of wheels left of newly-crowned World Champion cheese Rogue River Blue and a handful of wheels left of Black Betty, plus Glarner Alpkase and Rush Creek Reserve. And once they're out, you won't see these cheeses again until next late fall/winter. Oh the beauty, deliciousness, and heartbreak of seasonal cheeses. Come taste what the fuss is all about!
Got stockings to stuff? Finishing up your gift list? Just beginning your holiday shopping?  Whole Earth Provision Co. is ready to help you find great gifts for everyone on your list!  Some favorites...Bob Ross Talking Bobblehead, Kikkerland Design Cat Butt Push Pins, Fred Atomic Trimmer Nose And Ear Hair Trimmer.  No time to shop? Get a gift card!
Whether you are a raw beginner to yoga or a yogi seeking a deeper commitment to your practice, Laura's Welcome to Your Yoga Practice series at Studio Mantra is open to you.  Classes will be Sundays Jan 5,12,26 and Feb 1 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Or give the gift of a yoga practice to someone you love! Purchase for yourself or for a loved one here! Feel free to stop by the studio for a gift-wrapped gift certificate too!
1 in 5 adults experience mental illness every year.  Austin Clubhouse utilizes a proven rehabilitative model that is used around the world to increase self-sufficiency and health outcomes. Through direct services, meaningful work opportunities and peer supports, members gain the skills and confidence to achieve their goals.  With these pieces in place, Austin Clubhouse members gain employment at more than twice the rate of those in the public mental health system. Please join us by making a year-end donation today.
A Magical, Musical, Merry Holiday Dinner at Chez Zee on Dec 23 from 6:30pm to 9pm.  Highlights include: pictures with Santa, magic by Brad Henderson, Christmas carols with Pamela Hart, a delicious 4-Course seated dinner, and children's menu.  Tickets are $74.95 each for adults and $24.95 for children 12 and under. Ticket price includes appetizers, a four course seated dinner, wine pairings, non alcoholic beverages, desserts and entertainment.  Get your tickets now!
InStep has a wonderfully warm holiday gift with purchase - cozy wrap scarf!  With your purchase of $130 choose your free wrap scarf, a $34.95 value! Get ‘em while supplies last!  InStep has special holiday hours - open Dec 24 from 10am to 3pm and closed Dec 25. Call or visit stores to check on availability.
Gong with the Yin: Winter Solstice Event with Studio Mantra, KC Taylor and Tracy Knowles will be on Sat, Dec 21 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Sacred Soundscapes meet Yin Yoga in preparation for Winter Solstice transition and holiday tides. This experience offers the possibility of harmonic restoration on a deep, cellular level as well as clearing out old energy and stress patterns in the body that are soooo.. last season.  Register now!
2019 was a big year for HAAM with more musician members than ever!  End the year on a high note and ring in the new decade for a good cause by attending one of HAAM’s upcoming community led events. Dec 16 at 6pm - Rooftop Rink: Community Skate Night, Dec 20 at 6pm - Driftwood Nights: Candlelight Holiday Show, Dec 21 at 7pm - Winter Solstice HAAM Jam, Dec 31 from 9pm to 2am - NYE Soul Shindig and The Most Unique NYE Celebration from 9pm to 3am.  Cheers from our HAAMily to you and yours!!
Habitat Hunters, Inc is one of Austin's oldest real estate companies, formed in 1972. They are an award winning, boutique real estate firm, handling both Residential and Commercial Sales and Leasing in Austin and surrounding areas.  Habitat Hunters was voted by the "Austin Chronicle" readers "BEST REALTOR" and "BEST APARTMENT LOCATOR". They offer personal, knowledgeable, efficient, responsive service, and have 25 agents and 8 staff, plus an on-staff Attorney/CPA/Realtor, for optimal attention to detail.
Please join Drumz on the Winter Solstice, Dec 21 from 7pm to 8pm, at Casa de Luz for the  Community Healing Sound Journey with Sherry Gingras and friends. Be a part of the sound and vibration and share the journey! All instruments will be provided and shared, just bring yourself, an open heart, and a yoga mat.  As we heal ourselves we are healing our Earth, and as we heal our Earth we are healing ourselves.  Tickets here!
Circus Chickendog returns to The Vortex with The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!). For the 9th year, our favorite canines and circus artists transform The Vortex for the holidays with a fabulously fun show for All Ages. Based off Marie’s journey in the original Nutcracker story, our Clara Marie explores the magical world of Doglandia as she searches for her best friends Trudy Ballerina and Squirrel the Dog.  Opening this weekend with a $5 OFF code MuttCracker2019 through Dec 22. Show plays from Dec 19 through Jan 5 with shows at 4:30pm and 6:30pm.
Starting in the first few months of 2020, the Austin EcoNetwork will be relaunching as The Austin Common, a local news site designed to help Austinites be informed, and make a difference. The goal with The Austin Common is to: build a larger, more inclusive network of Austinites to help tackle our city’s biggest challenges; provide deeper sustainability and civics coverage to the local community; explain the news and provide the actionable info people need to know to make a difference.  
Business Success Center rings in the New Year with some great talks!  On Jan 9 from 11:30am to 1pm, BSC Practical MBA™ Success Lab & BOSS-Talks: Why Do Customers Buy?  There are more than 50 reasons customers buy and more reasons why they don't buy.  On Jan 16 from 11:30am to 1pm, BSC Practical MBA™ Success Cohort: Where Do Customers Come From?  When is a customer real?  How do they get to be customers in the first place?  RSVP here!
The City of Austin and State of Texas have proclaimed Dec 17 as KOOP Day, which was presented this past weekend at the Stronger Than Dirt 25th Birthday Party and live broadcast at The 13th Floor.  Please join KOOP next month on Jan 25 at 7pm for the official KOOP 25th Anniversary Celebration at Antone's Nightclub with Dale Watson, A Giant Dog, and Cilantro Boombox. Live screen printing onsite by Fine Southern Gentlemen. Pre-show reception from 6pm to 7pm in Big Henry's for the Dark End of the Street cassette mixtape release. Tickets on sale now!
Join BookPeople on Jan 25 at 5pm in-store to welcome Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, William Gibson, back to Austin with his brand new novel, Agency!  “One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working” (The Boston Globe) returns with a sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Peripheral.  Get your tickets now!
Whole Earth Provision Co. is your one-stop shop for everyone on your holiday gift list! Order online and pick up in store!  Whole Earth is beloved by several generations of Texans for its kid-pleasing selection of toys, from big gifts like jumbo stuffed animals to stocking stuffers.  You’ll also find fun gifts for home and garden as well as hostess gifts and more. Gety $25 OFF your purchase of $100 or more with this code PC12L9005 through Dec 24.
Join Drumz Sat Dec 14 at their Holiday Open House from 7:30pm to 9pm. Bring your drums and percussion instruments and meet in the parking lot out front for a Community Drum Circle from 8pm to 9pm! Extra drums and percussion instruments will be provided. Drumz will be open until 9pm with snacks and a relaxed time for your holiday shopping. Thank-you for shopping local and supporting Austin’s unique and creative shopping experience.  Drumz has special holiday hours: Tue through Fri 12pm to 6pm and Sat 12pm to 5pm
End of an Ear will be closed early at 4pm on Dec 24 and Dec 31 and closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1. Set up your preorders now - out Jan 17, Pale Saints’ "The Comforts of Madness: 30th Anniversary Reissue" and Pinegrove’s "Marigold"; out Jan 24, Allen, Terry’s "Just Like Moby Dick"; out Jan 31, Destroyer’s "Have We Met"; out Feb 7 Khruangbin & Leon Bridges’ "Texas Sun EP'"; out Feb 14, Tame Impala’s "The Slow Rush"; and out Feb 21 Grimes’ "Miss Anthropocene".
Austin Clubhouse is excited to announce that they’re looking for a member to join the Board of Directors!  If you are interested in joining Austin Clubhouse’s Board of Directors, you can find the information binder in the Business & Admin Unit then sign up! Inside the binder you will find a summary of roles & responsibilities as well as a list of “Community Values”. Once you submit your name, the Committee will be reaching out to you and scheduling interviews for the week of Jan 13.
Join Mariposas Spanish School for STEAM Winter Wonder Day Camp on Dec 20 from 9am to 2:30pm for students 3 to 8 years old.  Immersion day camps are a wonderful way for your child to practice their skills with their friends and favorite maestras! The class will be making winter crafts, conducting science experiments, playing games, singing Spanish holiday songs and more!  Register now, spots are limited!
For every $50 you spend at Malvern Books from Dec 1 to Dec 24, you'll receive a FREE $10 gift card! Malvern Books also invites you to daily discounts during the 12 Days of Christmas!  After shopping enjoy these events: on Dec 17 at 7pm a poetry reading to celebrate the late, great poet laureate of Hyde Park, Albert Huffstickler with M.C. Sylvia Manning and on Dec 18 at 7pm another edition of the "Why There Are Words" reading series! 
Coming across a bunch of old and broken Christmas lights as you do your holiday decorating this year? Unfortunately, string lights cannot be put in your normal recycling bin (they can get tangled up in the recycling sorting equipment). But that doesn't mean you have to toss 'em in the trash! Here is some recycling info from Austin EcoNetwork. Texas Disposal Systems is partnering with the City of Georgetown to set up three special recycling drop-off stations and the City of Austin's Recycle and Reuse Drop-Off Center is accepting string lights.
Have you had your eye on a great gift for that special someone? Or perhaps there’s something you’d really like now? Time to make your move! Get $25 OFF your purchase of $100 or more at Whole Earth Provision Co. now through Dec 16 with the coupon code PC12I9004. Shop for toys, stocking stuffers, and gifts for everyone on your list!
This Holiday Season give the gift that keeps on giving!  BookPeople has created four thoughtful subscription packages that make special, memorable gifts for readers. Each package arrives at the reader's doorstep at varying intervals, providing the adult and young readers in your life with joy all throughout the year!  Check out descriptions of each subscription package here. Happy shopping!
Early Enrollment for the The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School’s Advanced Program for Clinical Massage and Bodywork is ending soon!  In the upcoming year, the Advanced Program will begin in March!  With the holidays ahead and Spring Break right before class starts, it's important LMTs register early for this opportunity. So they’re offering you a great deal of a $200 discount if you enroll by Dec 20.  Schedule an enrollment meeting here!
City of Austin, Small Business Program's Challenge Studio Incubator’s application deadline is Dec 16.  Time is running out! Apply for the Challenge Studio today! The Challenge Studio, is an intensive incubator that supports entrepreneurs as they create a business to help solve social challenges - Food Security & Nutrition and Environmental Quality.
Last chance to see A Christmas Carol - Reduced, Reused & Recycled at The Scottish Rite Theater playing through Dec 15!  School's out for the holidays, but Timmy Cratchit is stuck at Scrooge's Plastic Emporium where his mom labors overtime on a last-minute deadline. Tim and his cousins work on a school project while Mr. Scrooge eavesdrops and learns about the serious environmental problems caused by the plastics his company produces.  Get your tickets here!
Save at ConansPizzaNorth Tuesday through Thursday with these delicious deals!  Get $5 off any large pan specialty pizza OR get $3 off any large pie. Call in your order now!  Valid Dec 10 through Dec 12 at the North location.  
Waterloo Records has special holiday hours! Check out their website for more info!  And, check out these great performances this weekend - Fri, Dec 13 at 5:30pm, Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band with their album “Nightmare Forever” and on Sun, Dec 15 at 4pm, Miranda Dodson with “Its Merry Christmas Time”.  Enjoy the season of rockin’ around the Christmas Tree with Waterloo!
On Sundays in Latin America, it is customary to dine as a family, gathering multigenerational groups together and sharing a meal, stories and memories. This Dec 15, 22, and 29, El Chile Group invites you to join them for family-style Sunday dinners at Yuyo, where Chef Maribel Rivero will be serving up Peruvian Holiday specialties. AIBA members get 10% off ticket purchase with promo code “AIBA” either at the restaurant or online.  
Take a leisurely walk down South First Sip and Stroll with Bloomers and Frocks on Dec 14 from 12pm to 5pm. This family-friendly afternoon will showcase the diverse culture of South 1st and encourage the Austin community to shop small and shop local. From art to oddities, vintage apparel to delicious treats, the South First Sip & Stroll will have something for everyone! Expect complimentary beverages, snacks, discounts and good times!
A Magical, Musical, Merry Holiday Dinner at Chez Zee on Dec 23 from 6:30pm to 9pm.  Pamela Hart, Austin's First Lady of Jazz, has been dazzling Austin with her soulful music since 1982.  She will be performing all of your favorite holiday classics and more! Then the magnificent Brad Henderson, Chez Zee’s very talented magician, will impress you with his awe-inspiring magic.  Tickets include appetizers, a four course seated dinner, wine pairings, non alcoholic beverages, desserts, entertainment, and tax.
Try out some of Kerbey Lane Cafe’s seasonal favorites, available for a limited time at all eight Kerbey Lane Cafe locations. Get a free short stack with this coupon now through Dec 16 when you purchase a Texas Benedict, grilled all-natural wagyu steak, poached eggs, our famous queso, avocado, pico de gallo, grilled homemade cornbread, and home fries. Or get an order of Pachola Sliders, all-natural wagyu beef, Pederson's pork & guajillo peppers, queso fresco, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapeno remoulade, cilantro, mini bistro buns.
Rain checks not accepted.  Get your North Face wet weather protection from Whole Earth Provision Co. Here are some of Whole Earth Provision Co.’s favorite North Face rainy weather items...The North Face Boys Zipline Rain Jacket, The North Face Men's Venture 2 Jacket, The North Face Women's Allproof Stretch Jacket. 
Celebrate KOOP Radio and Stronger Than Dirt 25th Birthday Party on Dec 14 from 8pm to 2am. Scott will live broadcast the show from 8pm to 10pm at The 13th Floor. After the broadcast, DJs Bryan Carroll (The Clear Spot), DJ Space Cadet (Ear Candy 2.0), and DJ Sue (The Fuzz Club) will keep it going with party tunes until close. There will be swag, cupcakes, cool music, and lots of fun! Time to party!!
Know anyone who's been knotty this year? Give them the gift of massage at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School with 10% OFF Dec 9 through Dec 13 only! Use code, MERRYMASSAGE2019, when purchasing online. Plus here are three ways to cope with holiday stress: stick with your daily health routine, don’t overextend yourself, and take a me moment to get a massage. Relieve that stress with their FREE yoga classes every Friday from 10am to 11am.
The Great Outdoors provides customers with magical holiday tree shopping as well as a Christmas tree delivery service. They will be collecting gifts for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas through Dec 15. And don’t forget about the December Garden Party on Dec 14 at 12pm with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Stop by to get a tree, drop off a gift and find out how to winterize your landscape.
Austin EcoNetwork tells us about the new "Job Training For Solar Installation and Carpentry" program, being offered by YouthBuild Austin in partnership with the City of Austin.  Participants will earn important certifications, as well as receive job coaching and job placement assistance. Oh, and the best part? Not only is the four-week course FREE, but participants will also get PAID to attend. The first class begins on Jan 27Apply NOW!
This season, give the gift of pancakes and queso with a Kerbey Lane Cafe gift card! From Dec 6 through Dec 27, every $50 of gift cards you purchase, Kerbey Lane will throw in a bonus $10 coupon! You can get your gift cards online here or at your nearest KLC store!  Order now! Gift cards purchased after Dec 21 will not arrive until after Dec 25.
Join Antonelli’s on Dec 12 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for the Annual Beer and Cheese Tasting Event with (512) Brewing Company and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! There will be charcuterie trays from Casero and a selection of breads from Abby Jane.  Tables are rented and lined up and down the middle of the brewery, surrounded by beer tanks, while you enjoy 5 cheese and beer pairings. Proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin programming including Antonelli's Scholarship Program, Community Garden Grants, and Farmer Relief Grants.  Get tickets here.
Did you know you can pre-pay for all your attendees' rides to and from the Holiday Party with Ride|Austin?  Just complete this events form, and Ride|Austin will get you set up right away! That way, you never have to worry about your guests getting home safely.  Or give the gift of a safe ride home; give a Ride|Austin gift card this holiday season!
Join BookPeople in-store to welcome health enthusiast and founder of popular food blog The Defined Dish, Alex Snodgrass, with her brand new Whole30-endorsed cookbook of the same name!  With gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free recipes that sound and look way too delicious to be healthy! She'll be joined in conversation with Camille Styles.  Get your tickets now for Wed, Jan 15 at 7pm.
Get your YETI drinkware from Whole Earth Provision Co. for an amazing holiday gift!  YETI makes high quality insulated drinkware, coolers and more that are welcome gifts for all ages and seasons. Stop by Whole Earth Provision Co. stores to see their full selection of YETI products or online here.  Also, today is the LAST day for FREE ground shipping!
Now get $100 OFF new holiday light installation with with ABC Home & Commercial Service’s Lighting Designers!  Design options include: outline roofs, doorways, archways, lawns, driveways; light up trees, shrubs, mailboxes; and hang lighted wreaths and garland! ABC will also remove and store the lights in your space, ready for another hassle-free installation next holiday season.
Taos Footwear holiday gift now at InStep the Birkenstock Store.  Get a FREE baggalini “tech” accessory pouch with any purchase of a Taos Footwear purchase, a $19.95 value!  Get it while supplies last! Check stores for availability.
The Mutt-Cracker (SWEET!) opens on Dec 19 at the Vortex!  Use the code 'MuttCracker2019' at checkout to receive $5 off General and Priority admissions through Dec 22!  Shows are at 4:30 and 6:30pm on most dates, so reserve your seat now before they sell out.  Get your tickets here!
To commemorate the green initiatives BookPeople is enacting in-store, BookPeople has designed a brand new (limited run) diner-style coffee mug available for only $5 when you purchase a gift card of at least $25! And it's completely free when you purchase a gift card of $100 or more! Snag the perfect gift combo here!
Whole Earth Provision Co. has 30% OFF Eagle Creek! Eagle Creek Pack-Its and Tarmac series luggage are 30% OFF through Dec 31 while supplies last.  Check out the Eagle Creek Holiday Sale for special prices on great gifts that will be appreciated long after the holidays are over here! Plus get FREE standard ground shipping from Dec 2 through Dec 8.
For every $50 you spend at Malvern Books from Dec 1 to Dec 24, you'll receive a FREE $10 gift card! Get your gift card while you check out these events this weekend: Sat Dec 7 at 1pm NYRB Classics Book Club will be meeting to discuss Skylark by Dezső Kosztolányi, then at at 7pm poets from across Texas will read about the diverse culture, iconography, and geography of our home state; Sun Dec 8 at 1pm Pen2Paper and Art Spark Texas present the Lion & Pirate open mic for writers and musicians, and at 4pm Austin Writers Roulette presents “Contemplation Creations.”
Opening weekend for A Christmas Carol - Reduced, Reused & Recycled at The Scottish Rite Theater!  School's out for the holidays, but Timmy Cratchit is stuck at Scrooge's Plastic Emporium where his mom labors overtime on a last-minute deadline. Tim and his cousins work on a school project while Mr. Scrooge eavesdrops and learns about the serious environmental problems caused by the plastics his company produces.  Opens on Dec 7 and plays through Dec 15 - get your tickets here!
Dive into some holiday fun at the Save Our Springs Holiday Party on Fri, Dec 6 from 6pm to midnight at the American Legion Charles Johnson House with an SOS program, tamale dinner, music, and silent auction.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door but sponsors and silent auction donors are on the guest list. Each attendee will receive a $10 gift certificate compliments of Whole Earth Provision Co. Can’t go? Donate here!
Now playing on the Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage at VORTEX Repertory Company is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein from Dec 5 through 14 at 8pm or 6pm on Sundays, presented by Different Stages and directed by Norman Blumensaadt.  Every word in Patrick Sandford's vigorous adaptation is lifted directly from Mary Shelley's classic Gothic novel. This is one of the greatest horror stories of all time, and one that still grips readers almost two hundred years after its first publication. Tickets here!
Please stop by or call your local Whole Earth Provision Co. store to sign up for Santa’s Night Out, a private shopping event on Sun, Dec 8 after store hours.  Beat the crowds and let their knowledgeable staff members help you find the best gifts for those on your holiday list. Snacks and drinks will be served!  NOW free shipping from Dec 2 through Dec 8 standard ground.
Waterloo Records is hosting these great shows and readings this week and next.  Wed, Dec 4 at 5:30pm - Shiner Beer presents Cleve Hattersly ( of Greezy Wheels) Book Signing of Life is a Butt Dial; Thu, Dec 5 at 6:30pm - Bonnie Bishop’s album, The Walk; and Fri, Dec 13 at 5:30pm - Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band with their album Nightmare Forever.  
Find curated packs or customize your gift set with products made in Austin, Texas.  Unique finds curated from your favorite makers. Pack Elephant is featuring Tough Skin Soft Heart by Shannon Cohen! Plus these amazing Austin gifts… Luxe Spa Pack, Relax Pack, ATX Pack, Therapy Pack, Howdy Pack, and Welcome Home Pack. 
Business Success Center has some great end of year opportunities to boost your business!  Dec 5 from 12pm to 1pm, BOSS-Talks Online, part of the BSC's Practical MBA™ with entrepreneur Clarence Griggs, founder of Griggs Business Brokers, has been helping people buy and sell businesses for more than 20 years.  Dec 12 from 11:30am to 1pm, Turning Challenges into Opportunities Part 2 - Useful for new & existing businesses Practical MBA™ Success Lab. Dec 16 from 11:30am to 1pm, It's all about you! Practical MBA™ Success Cohort. RSVP here!
Bloomers and Frocks is so excited to host stylist Nina Sarahphina's Magazine PopUp Party, an evening of personal styling and fun! Nina brings a unique flair and will bring high style to your look. Additionally, Nina is providing customers with a complimentary style session and a photo booth to capture that one of a kind outfit.  Stop by and have a fashionably fun time on Dec 5 from 4pm to 8pm, RSVP here!
December is here and you know what that means - 'tis the season of giving! There's a HAAM event for everyone over the next two weeks from shopping at Kendra Scott, live music in Driftwood and The Arboretum, or ice skating atop Whole Foods Market.  Join HAAM at these events to help hit their end of year fundraising goals and go out with a bang!
Kerbey Lane’s Two Week Pancake Specials: S'mores, Vegan Chili Cinnamon Chocolate, and Gluten-Free Yam.  Want to see more? Tune in to Instagram and Facebook Live every other Tuesday at 10am to see Kerbey’s very own Daisy Mott announce the Bi-weekly Pancake specials!  Need a savory to balance your sweet? The Texas Benedict with grilled all-natural wagyu steak, poached eggs, queso, avocado, pico de gallo, grilled homemade cornbread and home fries will quench any taste bud.  
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome bestselling author Ransom Riggs to celebrate the latest in his amazing Miss Peregrine's series, The Conference of the Birds!  Get your signing line tickets for Jan 20 at 7pm. Order signed, personalized books by local authors by Dec 6 to guarantee delivery before Christmas Day (check out the full list here).  What an amazing gift for the book lover on your list!
Three easy ways to support mental health this GivingTuesday... One, donate today to Austin Clubhouse.  Two, post on your social media page why supporting mental health is important to you and tag @AustinClubhouse.  And three, spread awareness by passing the message of love and support along to your friends and family.  
TODAY, Dec 3, is GivingTuesday, a global day of giving celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. 2019 is winding down and KOOP would love your help to finish out the decade on a high note. Every donation to KOOP for any amount between now through GivingTuesday will be entered to win a gift pack of vintage KOOP schwag. Donate here!
Keep it local this holiday season! Pre-order a signed copy of The Old Truck from BookPeople from now through Dec 11 and BookPeople will send you a beautiful holiday card designed by Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey! But that's not all! The Pumphrey Brothers are extra thankful you're pre-ordering their book, so you also get an enamel pin of The Old Truck, a set of high quality prints featuring pages from the book, and a high quality canvas tote bag!
For many, after Thanksgiving means one thing - Christmas season can officially begin. Austin EcoNetwork and The Natural Gardener have a few tips for making things a little more eco-friendly this year: buy a living Christmas tree, decorate your tree with ornaments made from natural materials, and use eco-friendly gift wrap.
A Christmas Carol - Reduced, Reused & Recycled opens on Dec 7 and plays through Dec 15 at The Scottish Rite Theater.  School's out for the holidays, but Timmy Cratchit is stuck at Scrooge's Plastic Emporium where his mom labors overtime on a last-minute deadline. Tim and his cousins work on a school project while Mr. Scrooge eavesdrops and learns about the serious environmental problems caused by the plastics his company produces.  All ages will groove to Laura Freeman's original live music, dance, puppets, and more!  Get your tickets here!
Whole Earth Provision Co.Thanksgiving Specials for 2019 include some of their favorite clothing and gear at 25% off!  Shop in-store or online through Dec 2 for this great deal! Check out these deals: 25% off Arc’Teryx Packs & Covert Fleece, Salomon Shoes & Boots, all Green Toys, select fleece from The North Face, all Ball Caps & Trucker Hats.  Stay warm and shop local!
Have you tried Kerbey Lane Cafe’s fall menu?  Stop in to try out some seasonal favorites, available for a limited time at all eight Kerbey Lane Cafe locations.  With this coupon, you can get a free small queso now through Dec 2 when you purchase a Shrimp Curry meal with grilled jumbo shrimp, spicy red coconut curry, jasmine rice, pineapple-mango pico, fresh jalapenos, citrus-marinated onion, and fresh herbs. A light spice will definitely warm ya up! 
This Sun, Dec 1 from 11am to 3pm, KOOP's FREE monthly bring-your-own-vinyl series returns to HOPE Farmers Market every first Sunday of the month! Then on Dec 3, consider donating to KOOP Radio during GivingTuesday.  Starting now through GivingTuesday, every donation to KOOP for any amount will be entered to win a gift pack of vintage KOOP schwag. Donate here!
Celebrate the holidays with professionally installed lights with ABC Home & Commercial Service’s Lighting Designers. Design options include: outline roofs, doorways, archways, lawns, driveways; light up trees, shrubs, mailboxes; and hang lighted wreaths and garland! ABC will also remove and store the lights in your space, ready for another hassle-free installation next holiday season. Check out the $50 OFF new holiday light installation!
Stop by Peoples Deli locations this Black Friday or Small Biz Saturday to refuel while you're shopping and get a FREE small Purity coffee with any $5 purchase! And check out these informative Peoples Rx Upcoming Events: Hypnosis: Conversing with the Subconscious Mind, Paleo vs. Ketogenic Diet, Natural Menopause Support, Kids' Brain Health, Cooking Healthy for Christmas, Healing Trauma in the Body, and Why Should I Cleanse? With Dr. Danny.
Studio Mantra is excited to present their 2019 Black Friday offerings on classes, massages and facials. Enjoy them now because you won't see them again until next year! Also enjoy 20% off all retail items including yoga mats, CBD products, clothing, jewelry and so much more!  Happy Shopping!
Black Friday, Nov 29, is Record Store Day!  Drop in to End of an Ear for that new record!  As usual, you can place your preorders at the shop or online too.  For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and they will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.   Out Jan 24 - Allen, Terry "Just Like Moby Dick", out Jan 31 - Destroyer "Have We Met", and out Feb 14 - Tame Impala "The Slow Rush".
On Mon, Nov 25 at 5pm tune in to Channel 10 or The Trailer Park Show on Facebook (@TheTrailerParkShow) for a special feature of Austin Clubhouse! Members, Ru and George, will be going on live television to talk about Austin Clubhouse to the community at large!  And don’t forget about the annual Austin Clubhouse Thanksgiving feast on Nov 28 from 10am to 2pm at the Austin Clubhouse.
The Leftovers Sale at Malvern Books! From Nov 29 to Dec 1, Malvern Books has a great deal for you and your holiday gift list! For every $25 purchase, you get a FREE poetry book! So you can take care of all your festive shopping at Malvern—and pick yourself up a free read or two at the same time. They will be closed Wed and Thu, but open again on Fri.
Thanks Austin EcoNetwork for the The How-To Guide for switching to an electric car!  Austin reached a big milestone this year. The 10,000th electric vehicle hit the road in our city.  Austin Energy has just unveiled its new EV Buyer’s Guide, an interactive website that allows users to research electric vehicles in the Austin area and compare models that fit individual needs and budget.
If you’re in the market for a new home, the following is just a small sampling of the many great communities for new homes in Austin to consider.  Contact Habitat Hunters today to find your dream home! Whisper Valley, Saratoga Hills, Highpointe, Saratoga Farms, Lago Vista, Fairview Heights, Canopy At Hudson Ben, Deerbrooke, Wildhorse Ranch, The Enclave At Covered Bridge, Siena, Oaks At San Gabriel, Edgewater, Double Eagle Ranch, and Carmel.
Rite Out Loud is Austin Scottish Rite Theater's ongoing Staged Reading Series.  On Fri, Nov 22 at 8pm, Rite Out Loud presents "Lyla School" by Brian Kettler. It’s the story of two friends driven apart when a violent event occurs during a process-drama simulation. After 20 years, Mary and Ahmed reunite.  Then from Dec 7 through 15, Scottish Rite presents “A Christmas Carol -Reduced, Reused & Recycled."
For the first time ever, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is extending their Sunday hours from 11am to 7pm until the end of the year.  Thanksgiving Hours: closed Nov 28 and 29 and reopening Nov 30 at 11am. Get the family out of the house and come by for a tasting!  Don’t forget to preorder your cheese! Preorder online by midnight Nov 24 to ship out on Nov 25.
ValentineHR is geared up to help your business make a plan to manage a crisis.  It could be a cyber attack on your computer system, your key employee suddenly having to be hospitalized, an executive quitting as a result of a scandal, losing a lease, losing your biggest customer, or having some company create a technology or business model that renders yours obsolete.  Every Business should have a plan. Of course nobody wants to think about these things. But odds are, something will happen and it’s so much better to have a plan. Let ValentineHR help you make your plan.
Last call to order your Thanksgiving Pies & Sides at Chez Zee! Don't forget to order your handcrafted pies & delicious sides.  Handcrafted in Pyrex and baked from scratch in Chez Zee’s bakery. Choose from Bourbon Pecan, German Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin Praline and Granny Smith Apple Pie. Sides include Sweet Potato Pudding, Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing, Gourmet Mac & Cheese and Pecan Gravy. Pre-order by Nov 25 at 9pm and pick up by Nov 27 at 9pm.
El Chilito Tamales are almost here!  Place your orders starting Dec 2 through Dec 24 and allow 48 hours for prep before pickup.  Place your order online for pick up at any of the three locations.  Choose from these delicious flavors: Black Bean and Cheese, Puerco Rojo (Red Pork), and Pollo Verde (Green Chicken).  Plus get the Cyber Monday Deal: by a dozen, get a 1/2 dozen free with the Cyber Monday Promo Code: cybermonday.
Did you know BookPeople has signed books from the Texas Book Festival?  It's true! For those of you who weren't able to make it out to this year's festivities or are just desperate for a good gift, BookPeople’s got you covered. Their shelves are full of signed copies of select titles featured at this year's Texas Book Festival. Cookbooks, picture books, and everything in between for the readers in your life!
Need help finding a unique gift? Check out Bloomers & Frocks Holiday Vintage Gift Guide.  It's almost the holiday season. Don't wait until the last minute and fight crowds for a boring gift this year. Think outside the box, shop local, and gift a one-of-a-kind, vintage item this year. Shop early, online or in person, and get 15% off your purchase. Use the coupon code HOLIDAYGIFT, now until Nov 28
Whether you want to make a quick start on your holiday shopping or you’ve had your eye on something special for yourself, now is the time to make your move! $25 OFF with your purchase of $100 or more at any Whole Earth Provision Co. store, with the coupon code PC21K9003.  This coupon is only valid through Sun, Nov 24.  
Are your appliances ready for the holidays?  ABC Home & Commercial Services is here to make sure your oven bakes all the turkey and fixins, your trash compactor compacts all those left-overs, your dishwasher washes all your guests’ dishes, and your ice maker makes all the ice for all those late night holiday beverages.  Contact ABC now to get $20 OFF your appliance repair.
Clayworks Studio is open for this weekend’s East Austin Studio Tour!  See ‘em while you can as they are retiring at the end of this year. One last piece business is finding homes for their equipment and tools. If you're a potter or you know potters at any level, email If you're local, you can make an appointment to come see what they have. Some stuff can be sold now, but much of it will have to wait until mid December when they’re finished with production.
Not only has PoK-e-Jo's been AUSTIN’S #1 BBQ CATERER for many years, but they absolutely love what they do!  They cover it all, you can choose from delivery & set up, you pick up, or full service complete with buffet staff.  They’ve got turkey, ham, traditional cornbread dressing, creamed corn, sausage gravy, green bean casserole, baked potato casserole, fresh cranberry relish, homestyle rolls, iced tea and cobblers or cookies! So let PoK-e-Jo's cater your next holiday party or event!
Let’s give thanks for our live, local music - thanks, Waterloo RecordsNov 20 at 5pm - The Deer, Nov 21 at 4pm - KUTX presents Allison Moorer : Book Signing  and Live THIS SONG Interview With Elizabeth McQueen, Nov 21 at 5:30pm - Charlie Mars, Nov 22 at 5:30pm - Jomo & the Possum Posse, Dec 2 at 5:30pm - Miranda Dodson, Dec 5 at 6:30pm - Bonnie Bishop, and Dec 13 at 5:30pm - Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band.
Austin Clubhouse is in full swing of their Holiday Campaign and here are a few ways you can help:  Join the Clubhouse for Thanksgiving on Thu, Nov 28 from 10am to 2pm! And bring your favorite dessert!  Spread the word about Austin Clubhouse and how folks can donate to support. And most importantly, spread some holiday cheer!
Gobble, Gobble, M@therTr&ckers! Just look at that turkey. Look at it.  Lions Krav Maga is hosting an All Levels Krav Maga 75 minute class taught by Lead Instructor Jason Fryer on Wed, Nov 27 at 6:15pm.  Reserve your spot here! Oh, yeah…and it’s totally free. Just like that picture of the turkey. #TurkeysforFreedom
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Kerbey Lane’s Yam Pancake Special is sure to hit that holiday spot.  Also available Vegan Beignet & Gluten-Free Cocoa Banana. Kerbey’s fall menu also includes this special ditty: Shrimp Curry with grilled jumbo shrimp, spicy red coconut curry, jasmine rice, pineapple-mango pico, fresh jalapenos, citrus-marinated onion, fresh herbs.
Save Our Springs Alliance encourages you to join them at the next public hearing on CodeNEXT.  Tell City Council to GREEN up CodeNEXT!  The next public hearing on CodeNEXT will be at Austin City Hall (301 W. 2nd Street) on Dec 7 at 10am.  SOS's preliminary "CodeGREEN" recommendations can be found here and the City's draft land development code can be found here.
Get your applications in for these City of Austin, Small Business Program opportunities!  Austin Fast Start: Consumer Packaged Goods due Nov 24 - Apply for a chance to win $2,500 cash plus $4,000 in prizes.  eBay Retail Revival due Dec 6 - eBay Austin is looking for local makers, artists/creatives, and purveyors of products that are uniquely Austin. Challenge Studio Incubator due Dec 16 - Intensive incubator that supports entrepreneurs as they create a business to help solve a social challenge in: Food Security & Nutrition and Environmental Quality.
On Wed, Nov 20 at 7pm, KOOP presents the Dead Animal Get Down at The Sahara Lounge. Do you feel like a Dead Animal? Spending too much time inside the technological crunch, locked in the constant comment wave of likeable, updated, and retweeted snap chattery?  Come out and get down for a night of live music featuring performances from Lord Buffalo, Longriver, The Rotten Mangos, and Dead Animal plus DJ Malligator of KOOP's Commercial Suicide.
Opening this weekend at the VORTEX Repertory Company… On the Eloise Brooks Cullum Stage, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted by Patrick Sanford, will be playing from Nov 22 through Dec 14 at 8pm or 6pm on Sundays.  Get your tickets here!  The also VORTEX presents a free, staged reading of “Belly of the Beast” by local up and coming playwright Kellee Broadway on Sat, Nov 23 at 3pm.
Black Friday, Nov 29 visit End of an Ear to participate in Record Store Day (RSD) with tons of great new releases!  Check out all the special releases that day!  They will open at 11am, regular business hours.  Plus in early December, party with some instore visits by Empath on Dec 6 at 6pm and Strand of Oaks on Dec 8 at 4pm.
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome Pete Souza, former Official Chief White House Photographer, for a signing of the paperback edition of 'Shade', his exploration of two very different presidencies. 'Shade' is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump years through visual juxtapositions that begin on Inauguration Day and move through the release of the Mueller report. Meet Pete on Nov 22 at 7pm, get your voucher now!
Clayworks is so thankful to everyone who celebrated 40 years with them this past weekend! They even found a good home for their giant javelina scupper, the Clayworks spirit animal. He has been watching over the shop for at least 15 years.  Next weekend, Nov 23 and 24, you can visit Clayworks and hundreds of other studios, artists, exhibits and events during the East Austin Studio Tour. 19 years ago, Clayworks was one of only 12 studios on the very first tour and they've been participating every year since then.   Don’t worry, the 20% off discounts will continue!
Maggie Louise Confections is bringing you some holiday cheer with chocolate, bourbon, prizes and more! Check out their upcoming Holiday 2019 events: Garrison Brothers Bourbon & Chocolate Tasting at the Maggie Louise Confections Showroom on Thu, Nov 21 from 6pm to 8pm; Small Business Saturday at the Maggie Louise Confections Showroom on Sat Nov 30 from 10am to 6pm - spend $25+ and receive a box of chocolate turtles. Austin Start-Up Holiday Market at Native Hostel on Sun Dec 1 from 12pm to 6pm; and A Festive Afternoon Tea & Holiday Shopping at the Maggie Louise Confections Showroom on Sat Dec 14 from 3pm to 6pm - one lucky winner will receive a holiday surprise!
For two weeks, 'immerse yourself' in Spanish, French, or Italian at Freestyle Language Center!  Move toward language and cultural fluency through themes such as holiday traditions, food & wine, and culturally relevant events around the world!  Dec 2 through Dec 14 on Mon and Wed from 6:30pm to 8pm and two Saturday cafes from 11am to 12:30pm. Includes a field trip and our popular Polyglot Potluck Brunch!  Plus there’s a 10% off discount code for AIBA members/followers! At checkout, use aiba10 - register now!
Whole Earth Provision Co.'s give a gift - get a gift!  Whole Earth Provision Co. is collecting new toys and books for children in need in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.  For each new toy or new kid’s book, in its original packaging with a value of $10 or more, you’ll receive a $5 off Whole Earth coupon.  Stores will accept donations from Nov 15 through Dec 15.
Austin Clubhouse is open on every major holiday.  This is to ensure that every adult in Austin living with a mental health diagnosis has a home where they can celebrate the holidays with friends and family.  The annual Austin Clubhouse Thanksgiving feast is on Nov 28 from 10am to 2pm at the Austin Clubhouse. Donate today to ensure that everyone has a place to belong this Holiday Season.
InStep is hosting its 16th annual food drive benefiting Central Texas Food Bank.  Give $3 or 2 non-perishable food items and get 15% off any footwear purchase at InStep from Nov 14 through Nov 27.  Donate $6 or 4 food items, get 15% off two pair! Donate $9 or 6 food items, get 15% off three pair! Visit InStep during their Holiday Hours on Wed, Nov 27 from 10am to 3pm but closed on Thanksgiving Day. 
RITE OUT LOUD is Austin Scottish Rite Theater's ongoing Staged Reading Series, culminating each summer in a stunning Staged Reading Festival. On Fri, Nov 22 at 8pm, Scottish Rite presents "Lyla School" by Brian Kettler.  It’s the story of two friends driven apart when a violent event occurs during a process-drama simulation. After 20 years, Mary and Ahmed reunite. Still haunted by their tragic pasts, they fight to move forward with their lives and uncover the lingering mysteries of Lyla School. Buy your tickets now!
The 2019 BookPeople Holiday Catalog is finally here and it's full of great reads and gift ideas for the most special time of the year!  Grab a copy the next time you're in the store and check out staff favorites, catch up on all the buzziest books of the year, and take a peek at all of the memories BookPeople has made so far!  And for anyone who can't make it out, BookPeople has a nifty web page featuring all of their booksellers' favorite reads!
Skip the line, preorder your online Thanksgiving Cheese Course at Antonelli's Cheese Shop.  Antonelli’s is offering a selection of cheeses, meats, and pairings in Small ($65) or Large ($115) for your Thanksgiving Cheese Course! Order online for pickup Nov 25, 26, or 27.  Hurry!  They have limited availability for preorders, since it is a special selection not currently featured in the shop. For those of you who love bringing family and friends by to select your cheeses, Antonelli’s will be in the shop all week leading up to the big ole Turkey Day for you to come in, taste, and get your cut-to-order cheeses!
Here's how you can become a community climate ambassador from Austin EcoNetworkThe Office of Sustainability has launched the Community Climate Ambassadors program, a new initiative designed to help the city better understand what issues the community is facing, identify shared goals, and consider what approaches to take in order to achieve a sustainable future. In particular, this program is focused on applying an equity lens to climate work, as well as understanding the experiences of historically underrepresented groups in Austin.   Ambassadors will be paid for their time. Applications are being accepted until Nov 27 - apply here (for English) or here (for Spanish).
RideAustin loves pets and so do Austin riders!  When you round up your fare to support one of the no-kill nonprofits, you are ensuring hundreds of animals remain fed and sheltered, and receive the proper treatment needed to survive. Your donations help to care for them until they find their forever homes! Since the beginning of our Round Up: 20,000 plus animals were able to receive specialized treatment. Over $100,000 has been donated collectively to Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive!, Emancipet, and PAWS of Austin.
Check out some live in-store performances and get your vinyl fix on Record Store Day at Waterloo Records! Larry Seaman’s The Resurrectionist on Nov 14 at 5:30pm, Fea’s No Novelties on Nov 15 at 5:30pm, The Deer’s Do No Harm on Nov 20 at 5pm, Charlie Mars’s Live at the Saxon Pub with David Grissom on Nov 21 at 5:30pm, and Jomo & the Possum Posse’s Take a Number, Satan on Nov 22 at 5:30pm.  Support Waterloo Records on Record Store Day, Fri Nov 29 with over 175 indie exclusive releases out that day!
Come say goodbye, raise a glass, find a bargain.  Celebrate 40 years of Clayworks on Nov 15 from 6pm to 9 pm at their last East Austin Studio Tour and last few months for good.   There will be live music from Lyon Graulty & Will Webster and delicious bites from Buenos Aires Cafe & Licha's Cantina. Plenty of Clayworks sconces, tiles, and vessels with discounts from 20% to 50%.
As the days grow colder, wrap up in the warmth and comfort of fleece. At Whole Earth Provision Co. you’ll find casual and technical fleece pullovers, jackets, vests and more for the whole family.  Check out Whole Earth’s versatile fleece lineup including some of these favorites, Arc'Teryx Men's Delta LT Jacket, KUHL Women's Flight Jacket, and KUHL Women's Alska Long Jacket.
Every Thanksgiving morning, Studio Mantra shares a free offering of mantra and meditation. The half hour will be spent in centering, learning & chanting mantra, and closing with a few sweet moments in meditation. Join Studio Mantra this Thanksgiving Day from 7:30am to 8am to declare an intention and offering of gratitude and grace.  Please feel free to bring a little something to the snacky, potluck breakfast.
When it's frozen outside, insist on fresh pizza. Don't settle for frozen pies this week...Conans Pizza is bakin' up fresh pizza for ya! Get in on their weekday specials… Mondays are $12 LG Thin 1-topping pies, Tuesdays are 75 Cent Wings, Wednesdays are FREE Daiya Vegan Cheese. Plus happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Mon through Fri.
Come experience an empowering new pathway for personal growth , healing, and transformation through rhythm at Drumz!  Saturday four week session begins Nov 23 at 10 am! There is also the free Monthly Community Drum Circle the 2nd Saturday of the month from 7:30pm to 9pm in the parking lot in front of the Wendy Wells Jewelry directly next door to Kerbey Lane Cafe.  Contact Sherry at (512) 791-9516 or stop by Drumz to register.
The Vortex and Teatro Vivo present, Más Cara Nov 14 through 16 at 8pm. In her new bilingual play, Krysta Gonzales brings together archetypes of Latina womanhood to dance, bicker, share chisme, heal old wounds, and insist that being “too much” is what makes them just perfect. Our tias and madres blend with Coatlicue, Tonantzin (La Virgen of Guadalupe), and La Llorona. Purchase tickets here.
This Sat, Nov 16 from 7pm to 10pm, KOOP's monthly Barrel O' Fun concert series returns with Jean Caffeine for her "Love. What is it?" EP release.  Then on Tue, Dec 9 from 6pm to 8pm, KOOP is hosting the FREE event, Bring Your Own Vinyl (BYOV) Night at the Carpenter Hotel. The hotel actually has a vinyl collection and turntable to use at your own will, but DJ Yance-man of KOOP's Channel Surfing will also be there spinning your vinyl picks.
Need a travel fix?  Whole Earth Provision Co. has got accessories to solve all sorts of travel problems. Gadgets and gear can make your journey more comfortable, keep your electronics powered up and safe from water, illuminate the dark with a tiny flashlight, and much more.
Hey Austin!  Tonight, Nov 9 at 6pm End of an Ear is hosting a Gary Davenport release party. Gary will be signing and giving away original copies of his 1987 Red Square LP to the first 10 folks who buy a copy of Scattered Thoughts. Then on Black Friday, Nov 29 visit End of an Ear to participate in Record Store Day (RSD) with tons of great new releases!  Early December, party with some instore visits by Empath on Dec 6 at 6pm and Strand of Oaks on Dec 8 at 4pm.
Save Our Springs Alliance has influenced two major improvements to CodeNEXT: All proposed amendments to the Save Our Springs Initiative Ordinance, which protects water quality in the Barton Springs Zone, have been officially removed from the draft. And a major error to the Barton Springs Zone Overlay was identified and the City has committed to correcting it.  This error would have allowed large-scale car dealerships and big box stores to develop over the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer. Send your feedback to and participate in the public meetings. 
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome Cecile Richards to celebrate the young reader’s edition of her memoir, Make Trouble! Join them at the Central Presbyterian Church on Nov 18 at 6:30pm. Plus join BookPeople for an in-store exclusive signing with former Chief White House photographer, Pete Souza! Get your vouchers today to join the signing line and meet Pete Souza when he stops by BookPeople on Nov 22 at 7pm!
What's better than chilling at Antonelli's Cheese Shop, grazing on a handful of cheeses (with pairings), and listening to live music? Not much!  An Antonelli's Social kicks off with "Rhythm & Blues" featuring local talent Soul Wagon on Fri, Nov 22 from 6:30pm to 8pm. Explore the world of blues - taste 5 diverse cheeses, including a cheddar with a blue "vein" and the World's Best Cheese - the Rogue River Blue. Get your tickets now!
The needs of middle market businesses are constantly evolving. Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP can help you address the complicated legal issues growing and established businesses face.  According to the latest report from Fit Small Business, Texas comes in at #1 as the best state for businesses to survive a potential 2020 recession. With the second-lowest debt-to-income ratio in the nation at 1.16, and the third-highest total exports per capita, everything really is bigger in Texas, including financial stability.  Keep your business prosperous! 
Celebrate the holidays with professionally installed lights. With an array of choices, ABC Home & Commercial Service’s Lighting Designers will work with you to create the perfect look. They use professional grade, energy saving LED lights as well as state-of-the-art digital timers to produce a stunning display with the highest level of energy efficiency. ABC will also remove and store the lights in your space, ready for another hassle-free installation next holiday season. Check out the $50 OFF new holiday light installation!
Looking to do Thanksgiving a more eco-friendly way? Austin EcoNetwork gives us the inside scoop on Counter Culture’s Thanksgiving vegan meals! Local vegan restaurant Counter Culture is selling pre-ordered Thanksgiving meals to-go for the holiday. Each meal is $22 and includes: seitan roast, classic herb stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, root vegetable & green bean gratin, kale roasted apple walnut salad, gravy, fresh tart cranberry sauce. Gluten-free options are also available, as well as lots of desserts! All orders must be placed by Nov 23 and picked up on Nov 27.
Join Austin Clubhouse in celebrating and honoring our veterans with a $1 lunch from 10am to 2pm on Veterans Day Mon, Nov 11.  And mark your calendars for other upcoming Austin Clubhouse events: Sat, Nov 16 from 10am to 1pm at the Austin Nature & Science Center; Fri, Nov 22 from 12pm to 1pm for the November Birthday Celebration; Thu, Nov 28 from 10am to 2pm for the Thanksgiving Day Feast; and Fri, Nov 29 from 10am to 2pm for Leftovers Day!
Bloomers and Frocks has collected an amazing and rare estate of 1940s hats in immaculate condition.  What sets 1940s hats apart from other decades? While the 1940s pulled inspiration from previous decades for head attire, newer small hat styles such as chaplets or curvettes were introduced, often adored with small flowers, ribbons, sequins and partial veils.  Shop now (both online and in shop) as they are on consignment and only in the shop for a limited time.
Tonight Nov 9 at 7pm, Malvern Books is delighted to be hosting an evening with Dobby Gibson and Fernando Flores with the new book of poetry, Little Glass Planet. Then on Sun, Nov 10 at 4pm Malvern celebrates the recent launch of John Domini’s fourth novel, The Color Inside a Melon.  And on Mon, Nov 11 at 7pm everyone is welcome to attend the Austin Community College Creative Writing Department’s Literary Coffeehouse, hosted by Charlotte Gullick. An open mic follows the featured reader, Ehigbor Shultz, so bring poems, stories, scripts, rants, raves or midnight confessions to share, or just come to listen and enjoy.
Whether you’re traveling to work or school, across the country or around the world, Thule has a bag for that. You’ll find Thule backpacks, rolling luggage and carry-ons at Whole Earth Provision Co. Their thoughtful organization, strategic padding, durable construction and sleek good looks make them a popular choice for travel or every day.
FuturX Festival 2019 at VORTEX Repertory Company is from Nov 6 through 10. The Vortex has reached out to artists all over Central Texas to come together for five days of sharing work and envisioning the future. The flagship show Más Cara, a world premiere by Krysta Gonzales, will run nightly at 8pm, with late night performances to follow and daytime performances on Saturday and Sunday that feature even more of Austin’s finest Latinx theatre makers. And don't forget the Butterfly Bar is open for happy hour every day from 4pm to 7pm.
It's that time of year again! Musicians are lining up daily to enroll as HAAM Members for 2020. Support your local artists at these events: Fischer Fest on Sat Nov 9 at 11am, Blue Corn Music Celebration on Sun Nov 10 at 6pm, "Everything for all Reasons" Screening on Tue Nov 12 at 7pm, and Music in the Park on Thu Nov 14 at 7pm.
Austin Clubhouse is open on every major holiday.  This is to ensure that every adult in Austin living with a mental health diagnosis has a home where they can celebrate the holidays with friends and family.  If you don’t already have plans, there’s a seat for you at their table. The annual Austin Clubhouse Thanksgiving feast is on Nov 28 from 10am to 2pm at the Austin Clubhouse. 
KOOP Radio and KVRX 91.7 are joining forces for a night of record spinning at The 13th Floor on Thu Nov 7 from 9pm to 2am!  This weekend, Nov 9 from 10am to 6pm and Nov 10 from 10am to 5pm, the Austin Record Convention is back for another massive show at the Palmer Events Center. Stop by the KOOP table to say hi!  And Sun Nov 10 from 11am to 5pm at Nature's Treasures the East Austin Handmade Arts Market presents a unique shopping experience plus KOOP's DJ Baron Mind spinning esoteric music from around the world.
The Save Our Springs Alliance’s advocacy is making a difference in our central Texas road planning efforts. Regional transportation planners recently considered and rejected the CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) "Regional Arterial Study," a document proposing several new roads through environmentally sensitive areas. Stay engaged! There are ongoing public comment opportunities: CAMPO is taking public comment on its 2045 Regional Transportation Plan until Nov 30 and CAMPO is developing a Regional Transit Study focusing on long-term transit connections for rural and suburban areas outside of Capital Metro's Service Area; comments are accepted until Nov 22. You can learn more and submit comments on CAMPO's website here.
City of Austin, Small Business Program’s Challenge Studio Incubator Information Session is on Nov 14. Have you registered yet? Gather all your questions about this NEW 9-month program. The areas of focus are food security and nutrition as it relates to improving food access, and environmental quality in connection to zero waste. Register for the information session here! Plus check out all their other classes and orientations!
For the next two weeks, Kerbey Lane has transformed that classic pie into a pancake with its Apple Pie Pancake Special! Also available Vegan Caramel Apple & Gluten-Free Gingerbread! Check out their full fall menu, which includes Butternut Squash Cake Benedict - Pederson's jalapeno sausage, poached eggs, roasted red bell pepper-tomato Hollandaise, sauteed kale, homemade butternut squash cakes with home fries. Got to get in shape for Thanksgiving eatin’ season!
Get ready for a successful 2020! Improve your online presence through effectively working on your LinkedIn presence and content by attending the last two workshops of the year being offered by MUNDU Media. Join in with the 2 hours of the WANT program to make sure all that you learned is implemented. Find out more by clicking HERE.
It's Party Season!  Are you ready to sparkle? Bloomers and Frocks will never let you say, "but I don't have anywhere to wear." Party season has arrived, and it's your time to shine! Shop early and take 20% off all party dresses in the shop. *Excludes Unique Vintage dresses*. Use coupon code “Sparkle2019” to shop party dresses online, expires on Nov 17.
Make Thanksgiving easier on yourself and get your dessert from Peoples Deli! Place your order now up until Nov 25 for a delish gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin pie everyone will love.  Trust us, everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner table will be happy about it - even the gluten and dairy tolerant folks! PeoplesRx will be closed on Thanksgiving, and open for limited hours, from 9am to 5pm on the following Friday.
Mark Your Calendars for the Save Our Springs Alliance Holiday Party & Silent Auction on Fri, Dec 6 from 6pm to midnight at the American Legion Charles Johnson House. Celebrate another year of loving and protecting Barton Springs! Enjoy local food, music and shop the silent auction with hundreds of auction items and services from local businesses.  Get more involved by donating an auction item, sponsoring the event, or volunteering (email!
End Of An Ear hosts two great instore events early this November.  Black Marble will be instore on Thu, Nov 7 at 3pm with their new album "Bigger Than Life" which was just released last week on Sacred Bones.  Then on Sat, Nov 9 at 6pm, Jason Chronis (who helped compile the track list and wrote the linear notes) will be at the shop with Gary Davenport who is bringing original copies of his 1987 LP of his band Red Square to give away to the first 10 folks who buy a copy of the Numero release "Scattered Thoughts".
Right now is the best time to buy your next central AC system and Lennox is the brand to buy!  ABC Home and Commercial Services  can show you the best pricing on a Lennox that’s been offered all year. Don’t wait until the heat rises again - get yours now!
Calling all young troublemakers! Cecile Richards will be at Central Presbyterian Church on Mon, Nov 18 at 6:30pmBookPeople is thrilled to welcome Cecile Richards, renowned leader in the field of women’s health, reproductive rights, and social change, to celebrate the young reader’s edition of her memoir, Make Trouble. Prepare to feel inspired and make some change!
Cozy Wool-Shearling Birkenstock Sandal Special Purchase, $84.95! (regularly $99.95) at InStep.  Choose your favorite color of Happy Lamb Arizona in orange, blue, fuchsia or khaki! Limited to items on hand and in-stock.  Please call or visit InStep the Birkenstock Store at Gateway Courtyard or The Triangle to check on selection.
A very limited number of  Black Betty cheese wheels arrive each fall into the United States, making appearances at specialty retailers nation-wide.  This year, Antonelli’s has planned quite the kick off party to announce Black Betty's arrival - a black light, silent disco, special release party on Sat, Nov 9 from 6pm to 9pm. Antonelli’s will start with a tasting of Betty Koster's delicious year-round selections then the highly anticipated unveiling of the seasonal and sought after Black Betty followed by the silent disco!  Complimentary beer and wine pairings from Left Hand Brewing Co. and Serendipity Wines plus cured meat trays and accoutrements like olives, nuts, and bread will be available.  Tickets and more info here!
Remember, remember to plant in November! The real Autumn weather has finally come and now is the time to really get planting! Whenever you’re not in the garden check out these upcoming events at The Great Outdoors...November Garden Party on Sat, Nov 9 from 12pm to 3pm with Kid’s Turkey Craft, where your little turkey can make holiday decorations out of pine cones and pumpkins.  Then on Sun, Nov 10 from 1pm to 4:30pm, there’s the Unicorn Plant Party, swap or buy that rare plant you’ve always wanted for a great price! Get your ticket here!
Kerbey Lane's Fall Menu has some delicious items.  Can't go wrong with the Cuban Panini: Pederson's all-natural pulled pork, ham steak, Swiss cheese, homemade pickles, spicy mustard, hoagie roll.  Plus get a free small queso now through Nov 4 when you purchase a Cuban Panini with this coupon.  Also, you gotta try the Chorizo Pie: homemade pork chorizo, aged white cheddar, tomato, over-easy egg, flaky crust and home fries.  Sweet tooth got you? Then try the pancake special, Pink Strawberry Lemon!
This Fri, Nov 1 at 5pm Uncle Walt's Band Re-Issue Release Party with Warren Hood and friends at Waterloo Records. Uncle Walt’s Band has always been a hidden gem. One of those bands that, if you knew them, you loved them, but in their time, if you weren’t at the right place at the right time, you didn’t know about them at all. In their heyday, they were well known in their adopted home of Austin, but if you didn’t get a copy of one of their albums from a band members’ trunk after a gig, you didn’t have anything to tide you over until their next show.  So, get a glimpse this Friday!
Final weekend for Rosita y Conchita playing Austin Scottish Rite Theater - A Día de los Muertos play in English and Spanish.  Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images.  Sat, Nov 2 at 11am, 1pm, and a special evening performance at 7pm.
Does your Halloween costume relate to ABC Home and Commercial Services? Are you buggin’ out? Or are you Mario and Luigi? Maybe you’re a fried toaster? Well, you can enter to win a $100 ABC gift card for your costume! Post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #myabchalloween. Winner will be announced on Nov 4.
Need pecans for Thanksgiving? Order now!  Navidad Farms has fresh beautiful pawnee pecans, both shelled & inshell.  You can call, email, visit the new brick & mortar shop, or order online for instore pickup or shipping.  Navidad will be bringing a bunch of pecans to the November Wimberley Market Days on Sat, Nov 2 at booth # 347. It is first come, first served! Hurry or pre-order! It's definitely pecan season!
Imagine you could target the exact right health care plan for yourself. No, not via a "Back to the Future" situation. Not from a Ouija board. Not from a séance. Something more personal and private. Your healthcare data. That's the goal of data-driven benefit selection.  ValentineHR can help you and your business do this.
The Austin EcoNetwork will be providing updates about the specifics of what's in the new draft of the Land Development Code Revision in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, the city has a few opportunities for you to learn more. Sign up for office hours and meet one-on-one with city staff or attend a town hall meeting in your Council district to hear a presentation from city staff and give your feedback District 6 - Oct 28, District 5 - Oct 29, and District 1 - Nov 6.
City of Austin Resource Recovery is hosting some upcoming free events to help businesses with recycling/organics diversion, Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) plan requirements and reducing the risk of contamination fees. Recycling & Organics Requirements for Businesses on Tue, Oct 29 at 6pm at the Austin Central Library; on Mon, Nov 4 at 5:30pm at The VORTEX/Butterfly Bar; and on Wed, Nov 20 at 2pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Village.  Network with fellow business owners and property managers and learn about zero waste best practices.  City staff will be on site to answer your questions and provide one-on-one assistance. Free educational materials for your tenants and employees (like signs and decals) will also be available. Sign up to attend the free training.
End of an Ear hosts Dallas Acid signing on Fri, Nov 1 at 6pm.  Dallas Acid will be at End of an Ear to sign copies of their new record "The Spiral Arm" being released on All Saints Records. Dallas Acid says “We are honored and humbled to be a part of the incredible All Saints family, and share label space with so many legendary, talented pioneers who’s explorations into the ambient, electronic and avant-garde helped to influence and guide us to the creation of The Spiral Arm.”
No tricks, just treats this Tue, Oct 29 at Waterloo Records! Start with Jeremy Nail’s new album Ghost of Love at 5pm.  Then at 7pm, a FREE Turntable Clinic! A representative from Pro-Ject Turntables will be giving a free clinic for everyone from turntable novices to audiophiles! Plus get 10% off of all non sale priced vinyl between 7pm and 11pm for Vinyl Happy Hour, every Tuesday! There will be FREE beer for those of age in attendance. Plus Waterloo will be giving away one FREE T1 Phono SB Pro-Ject turntable!
Join Studio Mantra on Wed, Oct 30 at 10:45am for Spooky Slow Flow or on Fri, Nov 1 at 6am for Scary Sculpt or at 8:15am for Vampire Vinyasa...unless of course, you're scared!  SIGN UP HERE for these fun-filled, Halloween-themed classes...if you dare. Beware the haunted studio!
It's that time of year again, friends! Join BookPeople at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin this weekend, Oct 26-27!  The Texas Book Festival is bringing you a weekend full of wonderful panels and author signings featuring 250+ nationally and critically-acclaimed writers including, Kristen Arnett, Alexander McCall Smith, Saeed Jones, Aaron Franklin, Stephen Harrigan, National Book Award Finalists Kimberly King Parsons and Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Rainbow Rowell, some local favorites, and many, many more! Catch the full lineup and plan accordingly with this nifty schedule!
Rosita y Conchita playing  through Nov 2 at Austin Scottish Rite Theater - A Día de los Muertos play in English and Spanish.  Back by popular demand! Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images.  Based on the award-winning children’s book Rosita y Conchita by Erich Haeger and Eric González. Buy your tickets here!
Chez Zee presents their annual Halloween tradition of five years!  Chez Zee hosts a spooky evening of macabre stories by Edgar Allan Poe brought to life by Lucien Douglas. Halloween night, Oct 31, doors at 7:15pm, show at 8pm - This show sells out fast, so please reserve ASAP!!
Join ACC for the 2nd annual Boots & Bats Gala - improving lives through education. Austin Community College and renowned Southwest artist Amado Peña's Art Has Heart Foundation invite you to the 2019 Boots & Bats Gala, an evening supporting student scholarships on Sat, Nov 2 at 6pm at ACC Highland.  Enjoy a live and silent auction, live music, and a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres designed and prepared by ACC Culinary Arts students.  So hike up your boots and dance with the bats - get your tickets now!
Habitat Hunters can help you find your beautiful Austin home, which many have rich architectural histories.  The different styles of homes reflect the unique blend of influences that make the region special. Stretching across different eras, cultures, and influences, the evolving design of Austin TX homes in many ways mirrors the evolution of the city itself. Here are six iconic Austin styles: Queen Anne, Craftsman, Bungalow, Hill Country Homes, Spanish and Mediterranean Styles, and Contemporary. Contact Habitat Hunters to get yours!
ValentineHR works with companies on a project basis or on retainer, providing a custom level of HR help designed for your business. There have been several recently passed employment rules and regulations that may have been lost in the massive amount of information we parse through daily. ValentineHR can help you navigate the New Overtime Rule, "ABC” test to determine independent contractor status, and new Texas legislation banning surprise medical billing.
Eagle Office Products has been serving Central Texas Businesses since 1988. It is still locally owned and operated. They are a full service commercial office supplies vendor with over 40,000 items available, from paper clips to furniture, for next-business-day delivery. Additionally, Eagle Office Products sells printing, copying, promotional items, and other customer specific materials. They strive to provide extraordinary customer service while using technology to improve efficiency and keep prices down.
Celebrate this gorgeous weather with one of Antonelli's Cheese Shop's farm tours! And heads up, with two classes already sold out, they just added a third Spooky Pairings: Halloween Candy & Cheese Class on Wed, Oct 30 at 6:30pm. Check out their funny video coverage on BuzzFeed.
Kerbey Lane loves to give back and you should too! Join Kerbey Lane in supporting the Breast Cancer Research Center of Texas through Nov 4 during their annual Cakes For A Cure fundraiser! Proceeds from the purchase of the special Pink Strawberry Lemon or Vegan Pink Strawberry Banana or Gluten-free Pink Chocolate Strawberry pancakes will go to BCRC.
If you’re looking to spruce up your fall and winter wardrobe or update your gear for travel or camping, now’s the time! Check out some of Whole Earth Provision Co. fall favorites, including The Patagonia Better Sweater that combines a sweater knit exterior with a fleece interior for warmth. Its clean lines and functionality make it work-worthy and ready for the trail.  Made with recycled polyester and using low impact dyes, it meets Bluesign fabric criteria and Fair Trade standards. Versatile, well-made, comfortable, warm but not bulky, the Patagonia Better Sweater is your go-to sweater when days and nights grow colder.
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School Advanced Program for Clinical Massage and Bodywork 2020 class schedule is out. Hear about what certification you will receive, see live demonstrations of advanced modalities taught in the program and discover whether you are a good fit for this advanced massage training at a free program introduction presented by David Lauterstein on Nov 7 from 12:45pm to 1:30pm. Refreshments provided. RSVP NOW and take advantage of the Early Enrollment Discount, $200 discount if enrolled by Dec 18.
KOOP 91.7 FM presents: All Chihuahua’s Parties Canine Costume Contest, Brunch, and Adoption Event benefiting Austin Animal Center and Soulfull is PAWSible Animal Rescue at Kinda Tropical on Sun, Oct 27 from 12pm to 4pm, featuring KOOP DJs. The party is FREE, all ages, open to the public, with animals available for adoption, and all pups are welcome with or without costumes! Also this Sun, Oct 27 from 12pm to 5:30pm, the Sixth First Annual POLKAPOCALYPSE! is at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Celebrate Oktoberfest with five Polka bands, costume contest, German eats, dance floor, and activities for all ages.
Sock Sale at InStep!  Just in time for the cold weather!  20% off Smartwool & Sockwell Socks Oct 24 through Oct 27 at InStep the Birkenstock StoreLimited to items on hand and in-stock.  Please call or visit to check on selection. Call to place a phone order or shop online and find out more about foot care.
HAAM benefit shows coming up... Halloween with Ghostland Observatory on Thu, Oct 31 at 7pm, includes a laser light show, dance troupes, body painters, and holographic spirits roaming the grounds to create a literal Ghostland. Blackfinger Fall Fest on Fri, Nov 1 at  6pm, a night long festival featuring live performances. Day of the Deadhead on Sat, Nov 2 at 4pm, a festival paying tribute to The Grateful Dead and the life of the revered Neal Casal.
Elevate your language learning with Freestyle Language Center’s highly popular 12-week Spring Session!  Don't get stuck on the wait list - Register now and save!  Regularly $635, but now only $595!  Hurry, deal ends on Oct 31.
Since 2016, RideAustin has been dedicated to, and invested in, the Austin community! Including championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual channels to tell a story. The 26th Austin Film Festival kicks off Oct 24 through Oct 31. As a special gift to you, incredible riders and drivers, please use the following code for $10 off passes and badges: RideAustinAFF.
Antonelli's Cheese Shop will be donating 5% of all shop and online purchase on Mon, Nov 4 to the Breast Cancer Resource Center.  Want to support this great organization? You've got multiple ways to do so: Purchase tickets to Cheese 101 - The Seven Styles of Cheese tasting class on Nov 4 at 6:30pm and/or purchase anything online on Nov 4 (for a future receiving date) including their Thanksgiving DIY Cheese Board Bags, locally-made CKC Farms Pumpkin Spice Chevre, cheese trays for the holiday season, and any gifts, including the monthly cheese club.
Conans Pizza has a long history of baking some of the best pizza in Austin. With fresh produce daily and mostly local ingredients, Conans pies can be a healthy option for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike. Most people know them for their deep pan wheat dough and best-selling everything pizza, The Savage, but try their thin crust pies and delicious salads too!  Check out their website for a $2 OFF any large pizza coupon!
Fitness and Fundraising is designed for members and non-members to have some fun at BodyBusiness fitness center and raise money for their favorite charity! Just get 20-35 participants for a one hour private dance party with champagne toast and celebration to raise $500 for your charity of choice. $50/person. Contact Stephanie Tomko 302-339-2401 or
Merrell will donate $5 to the Texas Land Conservancy for every full price pair of adult Merrell shoes sold at Whole Earth Provision Co. through Nov 3.  Merrell makes shoes for hiking, trail running and everyday wear. The Texas Land Conservancy protects the land, water and wildlife of Texas for present and future generations. They have protected over 90,000 acres of land across the state by creating conservation easements and preserves that protect important habitat for wildlife and native plant communities and our Texas natural heritage.  
This week at Malvern Books...Thu, Oct 24 at 7pm Vincent Cooper will be joined by Claudia Delfina Cardona and Laura Villareal for a reading to celebrate the recent release of Cooper’s poetry collection Zarzamora.  On Fri, Oct 25 at 7pm it's the Halloween edition of Malvern's "I Scream Social" reading series and open mic, featuring spooky tunes, costume contests and prizes, plus, of course, candy and ice cream!
Austin EcoNetwork is the best place to keep up with Austin's Green scene! Here are some upcoming events: Oct 15 from 8am to 4pm - Building Green Justice Forum 2019: Potential Through Place; Oct 15 from 9am to 1:30pm - Construction Waste Recycling Tour: Professional Development Seminar; Oct 16 from 6pm to 9pm - TreeFolks 30th Anniversary RootBall Gala; Oct 16 from 6:30pm to 8pm - October Hub Meeting; Oct 17 from 1pm to 2pm - "Shades of Green" Environmental Talk Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM; Oct 17 from 7:30pm to 10pm - Movies In The Park: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The weather has finally shifted away from summer, it's time to think of sleeves, layers, scarves, and holiday party dresses. Bloomers and Frocks has added over 500 new arrivals in the shop.  They are previewing new arrivals in the Austin shop only this week before they hit Instagram and the web. If you missed the sale last weekend, they restocked and it's all 50% off!
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome Grammy Award-winning artist and bestselling author, Tim McGraw, to Austin to discuss his new lifestyle and fitness book, Grit & Grace! He will be in conversation with local fitness expert and entrepreneur, Aubrey Marcus. He’ll be speaking on Fri, Nov 8 at 7pm at First Baptist Church.  Get your tickets here!
Business Success Center’s November 2019 events include: Nov 7 from 12pm to 1pm - Live online interview with inspiring entrepreneur veteran Nick Apel, owner of Farmers Insurance agency, and Business Tool: House Rules for Business with Jan Triplett. Nov 14 from 11:30am to 1pm - House Rules for Business, Part 2!  Nov 18 from 11:30am to 1pm - Christina Mortel, MBA, of the Texas Veterans Commission, will provide information on what is available in business support for Texas veterans.  RSVP here!
Chill out with End Of An Ear at some of their upcoming October events.  Oct 17 at 7pm, hang with Hovvdy and listen to their new record before it comes out Friday. Then on Oct 25 at 6pm, get spooky at this Halloween Event with Rocket 808 celebrating the release of their debut LP on 12XU. Cocktails, refreshments, and treats.  And on Nov 1 at 6pm, Dallas Acid will be at the shop to sign copies of their new record "The Spiral Arm" being released on All Saints Records.
ABC Home & Commercial Services feels the chill of fall and is ready to help you get your home prepped for cooler weather and holiday fun!  Furnace tune-ups, tree fertilization, lawn compost and aeration, rodent awareness, holiday lights installation are just a few of the many services they offer.  Call, click, or chat with an ABC rep today!
Waterloo Records has some great in-store events coming up, check ‘em out! Wed, Oct 16 at 5pm with Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster’s album: Take Heart/Take Care; Thu, Oct 17 at 5pm with Aaron Lee Tasjan’s album: Karma for Cheap: Reincarnated; Fri, Oct 18 at 5pm with Will Johnson’s album: Wire Mountain; Sun, Oct 20 at 5pm with Penny & Sparrow’s album: Finch; Thu, Oct 24 at 5pm with Jordan Moser’s album: Long Night; and Fri, Oct 25 at 5pm with Fastball’s album: The Help Machine.
Navidad Farms Pecans & Gifts fall store is open!  Their new location is at 306 Nueces Lane and store hours are Wed through Sat 10am to 4pm, Sun 11am to 3pm and closed Mon and Tue.  You can pick up pre-ordered pecans and tamales during all business hours and there is lots of Lammes Candies and Candy Coated/Chocolate Pecans available through the end of the month.  Pre-order your pecans and tamales NOW on the website or call the store.
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome back to Austin Cleo Wade, author of Heart Talk and one of Marie Claire's 50 Most Influential American Women. She'll be here on Oct 16 at 7pm presenting her second book, Where to Begin.  Seane Corn will be speaking & signing her new book, Revolution of the Soul, on Oct 11 at 7pm.  Then on Oct 17 at 7pm, Markus Zusak presents his new book, Bridge of Clay.
It’s not fall without football and it’s not tailgating without BBQ!!  Let PoK-e-Jo's cater your tailgating and watch parties this season! With over thirty years of barbecue catering experience, PoK-e-Jo's promises to have an unbeatable selection of delectably delicious food and to be on time with your exact order and plenty of it.  From Austin BBQ to a completely customized menu, PoK-e-Jo's has got you covered. Give ‘em a call or order online.
City of Austin, Small Business Program has a new “Challenge Studio Incubator” with applications opening on Oct 14. The Challenge Studio is an intensive 9-month program that forms and supports a team of entrepreneurs as they solve social challenges. The areas of focus are food security and nutrition as it relates to improving food access and environmental quality in connection to zero waste. The goal is to create two new businesses whose products and services result in a local public benefit.  Attend an information session on Oct 14 to learn more.
Eat pancakes and support breast cancer research with Kerbey Lane Cafe. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, please help Kerbey Lane support the Breast Cancer Resource Center with proceeds from this special pancake benefitting BCRC. This two week pancake special is Strawberry Confetti! Go pink!!
Rosita y Conchita playing from Oct 12 through Nov 2 at Austin Scottich Rite Theater- A Día de los Muertos play in English and Spanish.  Back by popular demand! Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images.  Based on the award-winning children’s book Rosita y Conchita by Erich Haeger and Eric González. Buy your tickets here!
End of an Ear will be spinning the new Big Thief record "Two Hands" on Oct 8 at 6pm! There will be pizza, refreshments, and some special Big Thief prints to give away while supplies last. Then on Oct 25 at 6pm, Rocket 808 will play to celebrate the release of their debut LP on 12XU.  Cocktails, refreshments, and treats will be available. Dallas Acid will be at the shop to sign copies of their new record "The Spiral Arm" on Nov 1 at 6pm.
Join BookPeople at the 11th annual Texas Teen Book Festival for a celebration of all things YA on Oct 12 in Georgetown, TX!  BookPeople will be descending on Southwestern University for the first time ever to host a flock of your favorite writers including David Yoon, Akwaeke Emezi, Rory Power, Mary H. K. Choi, Brittney Morris, keynote speakers Akilah Hughes and Erika L. Sánchez, and so many more!  Check out the festival's lineup and author schedule here!
Stakeholders, Your Business Builders - Practical MBA™ Success Lab on Thu, Oct 10 from 7pm to 8:30pm with the Business Success Center. Open discussion with attendees on 6 major key stakeholders with presenters: Jan Triplett and members of the Profit Mover Advisory Team™. Let your stakeholders help you build your business!  RSVP here!
Kerbey Lane’s fall menu is here!  Kerbey Lane has collaborated with friends at Austin-owned Credo Foods to create these Chorizo Nachos. Served on housemade tostada chips stacked with house black beans, homemade chorizo (veggie or pork), fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos & Credo's Cashew Queso.  Get 1/2 off Chorizo Nachos with the purchase of any entree through TONIGHT, Oct 7!
Tonight is the LAST night to vote for Chez Zee for The Austin Chronicle Best of 2019 for Best Dessert! They make 20 fresh desserts every day in their scratch bakery.  Send your love and your support with your vote, here!  Then stop by the restaurant tonight and say the magic words "Just Desserts" to get two desserts for the price of one.  More dessert please!
While you’re out with the ghouls and ghosts on Halloween throw a little spark into the night with one of the best fireworks shows ever at Planet K on Cesar Chavez!  Doors open at 7pm, Fireworks at 9:30pm on Halloween night, Oct 31.  
Uh Oh!  Bloomers and Frocks just bought WAY too much killer vintage and it's time to make room for new merchandise. So out with the old...and in with the "old." 50% off all clothing and hats (excluding consignment and Unique Vintage) and 25% off all jewelry.  You won't want to miss this one! In shop only on Sat, Oct 5 from 1pm to 5pm!
Malvern Books is  turning SIX and to celebrate they’re offering you 25% OFF EVERYTHING in the store tomorrow, Sat, Oct 5! Also worth noting: there will be CAKE!  Plus, Oct 5 at 1pm the NYRB Classics Book Club will be meeting to discuss Pitch Dark by Renata Adler, and at 7pm, join Malvern in celebrating the launch of Stephanie Goehring’s award-winning chapbook, from The Water [Inaudible].
Kick off your autumn with HAAM at all of these great events!  October is a busy month in Austin (hello ACL!), so why not party for a cause. Join HAAM at Antone's for ACL Radio's Live Morning Broadcast at 8pm on Oct 5 or stop by their booth in ACL Cares at 11am each weekend at the festival.  If you're looking to get down outside of Zilker, head out to Spicewood for The Reunion Sun, Oct 6 at 3pm.
Austin EcoNetwork is your eco-news source and is letting us know about this free event designed to facilitate learning and conversation around the environmental justice movement in Austin. The idea of place and the layered ways that it speaks to environmental justice history, identity, and the potential to transform the environmental movement to be centered around equity is the theme for this year's "Building Green Justice Forum" at Huston-Tillotson University on Oct 15th from 8am to 4pm.  Please RSVP in advance. 
Waterloo Records ACL Fest Artist Signings start this Friday for weekend 1 and continue next weekend! Come see some of your favorites like Cherry Glazerr, The Score, Briston Maroney, Chris Shiflett, BONES UK, Bruce Hornsby, and Third Eye Blind! Waterloo Records is your local shop for great music, up-close and personal.
This is a great week of events at Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! From farm visits cuddling goats to clicking wine glasses on a boat: Thu, Oct 3 at 6:30pm - Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese...Oh My! Sat, Oct 5 from 10am to 6pm - Cheesey Bus Tour to Pure Luck Farm and Infinite Monkey Theorem.  Sun, Oct 13 at 6:30pm - Cheesey Sunset Boat Cruise featuring Cheese & Wine Pairings with local maker Rae Wilson of Wine for the People.
Leigh Bardugo returns to Austin and BookPeople to present her mesmerizing adult debut, Ninth House: a tale of power, privilege, dark magic and murder among the Ivy League elites! Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. She will be at the Central Presbyterian Church on Tue, Oct 15 at 7pm.  Get tickets here!
BOSS-Talks Online, part of the Business Success Center's Practical MBA™ Thu, Oct 3 from 12pm to 1pm - Inspiring Entrepreneur Lyndie Clement and Growing Your Business with the Help of Stakeholders. Ms. Clement, owner of Lyndie C Catering and Grass Fed Beef Bones, is also a food inventor. She has a fascinating story to tell about how she created a whole line of Throw Me a Bone Broth food products. After the live interview, stay and learn how to use stakeholders to help you grow with Jan Triplett.  RVSP here!
Choose to support local and ride local all festival season long with Ride|Austin! With such large crowds expected, you can trust Ride|Austin to get you there safely! With 100% of drivers fingerprinted, Direct Connect to your favorite drivers, and the option to support your local charities by rounding up your fare, Ride|Austin is Austin’s best choice! Happy Festivaling!
Texas Author Series at Chez Zee welcomes Joe Nick Patoski to discuss his latest book, the “City of the Violet Crown" from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Wed, Oct 2.  Light refreshments, desserts and coffee included. Then there’s Sunday Afternoon Jazz Oct 6 at 3pm with the Michael Malone Quintet. Halloween night, Chez Zee hosts a spooky evening of macabre stories by Edgar Allan Poe brought to life by Lucien Douglas.  Doors at 7:15pm, show at 8pm - This show sells out fast, so please reserve ASAP!!
Announcing the Waterloo Records ACL Fest Artist Signings this Fri through Sun!  Plus this Tue, Oct 1 at 5pm, Ride return with their 6th studio album.  Gathering influences from sources such as the Jean Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican, and the post punk sound of The Fall and Sonic Youth, Ride’s This is Not a Safe Place album contains echoes of their earliest days as a band, while bringing these elements into 2019.  Enjoy your live music, Austin!
Lions Krav Maga is hosting another amazing Parents Night Out at the gym on Sat, Nov 9 from 5pm to 10pm! Enjoy some downtime while your little lions have some fun with exercise, pizza, games, and a movie. Ages 3-12, $25 for one child or $45 for two. Sign up now!
If you are looking to buy, sell, or lease real estate in Austin, then let Habitat Hunters help. As "Buyer's Agents", they often know of properties before they hit the market, and they're experts at negotiating the lowest prices possible.  As "Seller's Agents", Habitat Hunters are experts at obtaining the highest prices possible for their listings through their waiting lists and client database. Habitat Hunters is ready to assist every day until dark.
It's fall, y'all and that means Kerbey Lane’s much-anticipated Fall menu is here! Stop in to try out some seasonal favorites like: Chili and Cornbread Cup, Fall Harvest Salad, Frito Pie, Texas Street Tacos, and Shrimp Curry.  Plus, your favorite pumpkin dishes are here...Pumpkin French Toast and Pumpkin Pancakes! Get 1/2 off one of the new seasonal items now through Oct 1!
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome back to Austin PEN/Faulkner Award and Orange Prize-winning author Ann Patchett on Mon, Oct 7 at 7pm at the Central Presbyterian Church.  The New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: The Dutch House, a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.
Malvern Books has plenty of splendid events coming up that are fun, free, and open to everyone!  On Sun, Sep 29 at 1pm Amber Elby celebrates the release of her third novel, Trouble Fires Burn, a fantasy adventure based on the plays of William Shakespeare.  Then at 4pm Malvern welcomes translator Jennifer Rose Davis, for International Translation Day, who will discuss her new translation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac. Plus, 20% OFF all books in translation all day Sunday!
Join Antonelli’s Cheese-y Bus Tour next Sat, Oct 5. John & Kendall Antonelli meet you at the Cheese House, load you up on a fancy bus, walk you through a Cheese 101 and pairing, give you a  behind-the-scenes tour at Pure Luck Farm, cuddle goats, eat brunch, visit Infinite Monkey Theorem, and finish off the day at the Cheese House with a chocolate flight and red wine pairing. Check out Antonelli’s full events schedule here! 
Ride|Austin loves educators!  Have a favorite teacher or counselor? Tweet Ride|Austin who it is and why they are your favorite for a chance to win $50 each in ride credits for you and your favorite teacher!  Be sure to use #TeachersRideAustin to enter! And, Bevo Pay saves the day for our college riders! Ride|Austin has integrated Bevo Pay as a payment method. Just connect your account, and you’re ready to ride!
Austin Clubhouse helps its members achieve their goals thanks to both the clubhouse community and the strong partnerships throughout the city. NAMI Central Texas is an amazing organization that exists to address mental illness and provide the systems, resources and education for all people affected by it. Every year they host NAMIWalks, an inspiring and fun family-friendly 5k to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. Join or donate to Austin Clubhouse’s 5k team here for the walk on Sat, Sep 28!
KOOP presents a night of up-and-coming local bands: The Rotten Mangos / Geranium Drive / The Teddys / Samson on Fri, Sep 27.  Doors at 9pm at Dozen Street with $5 cover. Then on Sat, Sep 28 at 10:30pm, catch local folk duo Little Mazarn at Stubb's Indoors. Hear Lindsey Verrill’s twisting voice and banjo amble along over the spare sounds of Jeff Johnston’s saw bowing.
Eating dessert FIRST is always OK at Chez Zee. They make 20 fresh desserts every day in their scratch bakery. So, it's no surprise that Chez Zee is a finalist for The Austin Chronicle Best of 2019 for Best Dessert.  Send your love your support with your vote here!  Stop in the restaurant between Sep 26 through Oct 7 and say the secret words "Just Desserts" to your server and they'll give you two desserts for the price of one as a special thank-you for voting!
If your lawn could use some help, ABC Home and Commercial Services is ready to give it some TLC.  Organic compost and aeration can reduce the stress of the summer heat and boost the health of your lawn. Call, click, or chat online with ABC today for details and scheduling.  Plus get $35 off now!
A Meditation & Mantra Experience with Studio Mantra this Fri, Sep 27 from 7pm to 8:30pm. Angie Toews will be guiding students through a series of traditional methods of meditation woven with simple mantras to compliment the teachings. Beginners will appreciate a safe space and experienced meditators will enjoy the power of group meditation, along with opportunities to go deeper.  Comfortable clothes are recommended for light movement and seated meditation. The cost is $30.
Business Success Center’s October 2019 events:  Thu, Oct 3 from 12pm to 1pm - BSC Practical MBA™ BOSS-Talks: Lyndie Clement interview and Business Tool Topic: How to Use Stakeholders & Shareholders to Grow Your Business, Part 1.  Thu, Oct 10 from 7pm to 8:30pm - BSC Practical MBA™ Success Lab: Stakeholders as Business Builders, Part 2.  Mon, Oct 21 from 11:30am to 1pm - BSC Practical MBA™ Success Cohort: Patents & Trademarks & Bears, Oh My!  RSVP to all BSC events here!
End of an Ear presents Jordan Moser on Sep 29 at 4pm instore to celebrate the release of "Long Night" out on Sept 27.  And don’t forget you can always place preorders at the shop or order online. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and End of an Ear will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Join BookPeople in welcoming America's favorite self-taught chef, Rachael Ray, with her brand new memoir cookbook, Rachael Ray 50!  Rachael Ray will be at the Central Presbyterian Church on Wed, Nov 6 at 7pm. Here are some other great authors coming to BookPeople: Cory Allen with Now Is the Way on Sep 26 at 7pm, Kristin Hannah with The Great Alone on Sep 27 at 7pm, Jacqueline Woodson with Red at the Bone on Oct 1 at 7pm, Naomi Klein with On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal on Oct 3 at 7pm, plus many more!
Austin Scottish Rite Theater showcases Cyrano De Bergerac through Sep 29.   Paris in the 17th century is a city of self-indulgence, elegant banter, lust and love. In the midst of this splendor and seduction, Cyrano de Bergerac stands alone in his ugliness, intelligence, and aesthetic lifestyle… until he too falls in love. This classic play by Edmund Rostand comes to life in a new, fast-paced, funny translation and exquisite production by Jennifer Rose Davis.  Cyrano de Bergerac is a co-production between the Archive Theater and Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Get your tickets now!
Kerbey Lane Cafe brings you the taste of France with their newest pancake special, the Beignet.  Available starting today at all 8 Austin locations for two weeks.  Also available are Vegan Chocolate Mint and Gluten-Free Cocoa Banana pancakes. Bon appétit!
Lions Krav Maga will be hosting a 2 hour seminar on Nov 2 from 1pm to 3pm on self-defense designed specifically for the LGBTQIA community.  Lions is explicitly inclusive 365 days a year; however, this event is for the LGBTQIA community of Austin. Lions understand that people in this community face specific challenges and threats. Register here!  All profits will go to OutYouth.
GET EXCITED! HAAM Day is tomorrow Tue, Sep 24!  Celebrate Austin live music with HAAM at any of the 250+ performances across the city! Check out the HAAM Day Guide online or in this week's edition of the Austin Chronicle to plan your day.  Excited to show your love for HAAM? Check out the online store full of HAAM Day exclusive merch including the first-ever HAAM Day Compilation vinyl record as well as some classic HAAM swag!
EcoClean made it to the final round in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin poll!  Please take a minute to vote in the final round for Austin’s best Dry Cleaner here. Local businesses like EcoClean depend on you to get the word out to compete with corporate powerhouses.  Happy voting!
Join the Hill Country Tasting Room on Sat, Nov 9 from 12pm to 8pm to celebrate their one year anniversary! There will be a food truck, live music, a bouncy house and other games.  Come see some of the changes to the tasting room and sample some of the new brew and wine. Congrats to the Hill Country Tasting Room for reaching this milestone, hope you can join them. 
BookPeople is proud to welcome the New York Times bestselling author, Naomi Klein, presenting her latest book of impassioned reporting, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal on Oct 3 at 7pm.  Then on Oct 4 at 7pm enjoy a spook-tacular good time with Augusten Burroughs’ Toil & Trouble. Cleo Wade returns on Oct 16 at 7pm with Where to Begin. Speaker, strategist, and author Ryan Holiday returns to BookPeople to launch his latest title, Stillness is the Key, on Oct 29 at 7pm
Celebrate HAAM Day Sep 24 at Waterloo Records!  1pm Madison McWilliams Lunch Hour Performance celebrating the release of her single “Hurt Me”. Pizza provided by Austin’s Pizza!  5pm Shawn Colvin celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Steady On!  Buy the 30th Anniversary Acoustic Edition of Steady On! and receive a guaranteed admission wristband to the in-store and signing. A portion of the day's sales supports HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians who provide affordable healthcare for Austin’s best assets, our musicians!
Vionic Special Purchase Boots are 30% OFF while supplies last at InStep.  Special pricing on select Vionic styles through Sun, Sep 29, plus 10%-30% off other select Vionic styles.  Limited to in-stock merchandise.  Please call 512-476-5110 or visit either InStep location to check on selection.
Join The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School for FREE yoga every Friday from 10am to 11am.  Many times the places of most tension and other connective tissue restrictions, will not lengthen through stretching but a good massage can help.  Book your massage today!  David Lauterstein, therapist with over 40 years experience, has, in addition to teaching at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, added a private practice in Advanced Massage Therapy and Bodywork at Creekside Whole Health Center, 1209 Parkway. Call 512-785-3156 for information and appointments.  
Come out and support Lions Krav Maga athletes as they take their first step into MMA competition at the first ever Krav Maga Classic - Sparring Expo. The fights will consist of students from two local academies - Lions Krav Maga and Fit & Fearless.  The event is on Sat, Sep 28 from 5pm to 9pm at Fit & Fearless. Tickets are $10 and all profits from ticket sales will be going to SAFE Austin to help combat domestic violence and sexual assault.
BookPeople welcomes Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton for a conversation and celebration of gutsy women on Sun, Nov 3 at 3pm at the Riverbend Centre.  Tickets are $40 + tax and service fees.  The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book that Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have written together. The mother-daughter duo invite you for a discussion on the women throughout history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.
Get a free short stack at Kerbey Lane now through Sep 23 when you purchase a Corned Beef Hash (two sunny-side-up eggs, corn beef, homefries, green pepper and white onion). Coupon here! Don't forget about the special pancakes! Stop in and get Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes or delicious Caramel Chocolate Pancakes while they're still around!
End of an Ear hosts some great events this weekend.  Sinkane will be in-store on Sep 21 at 3pm. Then Early Stages celebrate the release of their new LP on Sep 22 at 4pm.  End Of An Ear and Fantastic Fest present: VHS SWAP THING 2019! on Sun, Sep 22 at The Highball at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar from 11am to 1:30pm - FREE!
Fridge not cooling?  Dryer not drying? Dishwasher not washing?  ABC Home & Commercial Services has appliance specialists who can repair or replace any brand appliance imaginable.  Call ABC today for details and scheduling plus $20 off appliance repair coupon.
Carl Leefe began his career at Kerbey Lane Cafe on Sep 18, 1984 as a weekend dishwasher.  Carl soon found himself cooking in the kitchen, moving up to Kitchen Manager and is now VP of Food & Facilities.  Carl quickly became recognized for his creative and flavorful kitchen concoctions.  Kerbey Lane is celebrating Carl's 35th year at Kerbey Lane by enjoying some of his favorite recipes through the years at their original menu debut price!  Check out Carl's 35th Anniversary Menu which will only be available Sep 16 through 22.
Don’t miss Barton Springs University with Save Our Springs Alliance tomorrow, Tue, Sep 17!  Mateo Scoggins, Environmental Scientist, Aquatic Biologist from the City of Austin Watershed Protection Dept. will address major threats to our water at 10:45am. For more not to be missed presentations check out the BSU map with schedule here!
If your kid is 14 years old and up, Ride|Austin can take them where they need to go!  With features like Split Fare, Female Driver Mode, Round-up your fare to local nonprofits and now transporting minors safely to their destination, Ride|Austin truly values safety and convenience. With 100% of drivers fingerprinted, Ride|Austin is the safest choice.
Austin EcoNetwork has the scoop on how you can get involved with the Austin Climate Strike.  On Fri, Sep 20, everyone is invited to strike/walk out of their job, school, etc at 9am and head to the Texas Capitol building.  From 10am to 3pm, you can gather important information from climate action booths, hear from passionate speakers, and meet other action-oriented locals.
For all those who like to get their brunch on, Antonelli's is offering a Sunday tasting, Sun Sep 15 at 12:30pm.  Playing off their "Date Nights," this is more of an exploratory eating and tasting experience - without all the class talk. So grab a friend, grab your ticket, and go share a huge smorgasbord of treats.
Check out some upcoming BookPeople autumn authors. Jonathan Safran Foer returns to BookPeople on Sep 20 at 7pm to present his latest work of nonfiction, We Are the Weather.  Oct 1 at 7pm, Jacqueline Woodson presents her latest novel, Red at the BoneNov 7 at 6:30pm, BookPeople welcomes Queer Eye's Karamo Brown and his son, Jason Brown, for the release of their beautiful picture book, I Am Perfectly Designed.
KOOP is excited to offer a pair of Fantastic Fest Fan Badges ($1,040 value) to the first donor of $750 or above. This KOOP Fall Membership Drive (Fri, Sep 6 through Sun, Sep 15) all thank you gifts will feature their brand new logo designed by Arturo Thompson of Crate Digger's Gold.  On top of the limited edition t-shirts ($15/month or $80 one-time), they'll have festival blankets ($25/month or $125 one-time), coasters ($10/month or $60 one-time), and benefits cards ($15/month or $80 one-time). Donate today!
Stop by Clayworks on Sat, Sep 21 before you hit the 39th annual Fall Pecan Street Festival.  Their Fall Open Studio will start at 10am and the 6th street gate will be open. Discounts from 20% to 50% on everything.  Check out their amazing hand crafted tiles, address plaques, and gifts. 
Drumz is excited for you to join them for this season of rhythm-based workshops, classes, and weekend retreats! Drumz Fall 1 Hand Drumming - Saturdays at 10am or Wednesdays at 8pm, starts Sep 14; Community Drum Circle - Saturdays from 7:30pm to 9pm, starts Sep 14; "Discovering the Magic of Rhythm” featuring West African Djembe and Djundun - Tuesdays from 8:15pm to 9:15pm, starts Sep 17;  Beyond Beginner DjunDun Classes - Wednesdays at 6:45pm, starts Sep 18; Djembe Solo Class for Beyond Beginner/Intermediate - Saturdays from 11:15am to 12:15pm, starts Oct 5; A Women's Drumming Retreat “Finding Wholeness….in these fractured times” Oct 25 to 27. Email for more info.
Lions Krav Maga is offering a new class just for teens every Saturday at 12:30pm, ages 13-17! The list of benefits to teens taking Krav Maga is endless, and to better serve this special population, Lions Krav Maga has created a whole class where teens can learn self-defense in a safe, fun environment.  Want to see what it’s all about? Sign up for a free trial class here!
Check out what’s coming up at Waterloo Records: Mon, Sep 16 at 5pm Erin Bowman’s Apartment 101 EP; Wed, Sep 18 at 3:30pm Lewis Capaldi’s Autograph Session of Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent; Thu, Sep 19 at 5pm Divino Nino’s Foam; Fri, Sep 20 at 5pm Shivery Shakes’ Weird Weather; Tue, Sep 24 at 1pm Madison McWilliams’s Hurt Me; Tue, Sep 24 at 5pm Shawn Colvin’s 30th Anniversary of Steady On!; Tue, Oct 1 at 5pm Ride’s This is Not A Safe Place. See you there!
Save Our Springs’ Barton Springs University is Tue, Sep 17 from 9:30am to 7pm! Opening keynote with Dr. Jay Banner starts at 9:45am. Educational sessions and hands on activities are from 10:45am to 4pm. Be sure not to miss Stephen Davis at 12:45pm talking about non-native zebra mussels and what you can do about their invasion. Can't make it during the day? There’s free yoga outside the back gate from 4pm to 5pm plus the afternoon keynote, Pipelines, Algae & Climate Change, at 5:30pm.
Join Studio Mantra Sundays from 2pm to 3:30pm, Sept 29 through Dec 22 for Yoga for Fertility. A class series specially designed by Liz Belile, a registered yoga teacher, licensed massage therapist, and fertility doula, to help support women who are trying to conceive or may be undergoing fertility treatments. Over the course of the 12-class series, you will explore how to apply yoga and yogic concepts, in addition to other complementary modalities, to enhance the fertility cycle and bring greater awareness and health to the whole creative self.
Do you fancy the look and charm of vintage brooches and pins, but don't know how to style them? Bloomers and Frocks is here to help!  Visit or shop online for all the amazing vintage and costume jewelry you can imagine. Here's a special discount code just for you. Use coupon code "VintageJewels" to take 10% off vintage jewelry through Oct 1. 
BookPeople is excited to support The Texas Tribune Festival Open Congress on Sat, Sep. 28. A free festival full of politics, news and community.  One of the most exciting features of Open Congress is a series of book signings with your favorite authors from the worlds of politics, policy, government and beyond. Confirmed signings include George F. Will, Samantha Power, William H. McRaven, Asma Uddin, H.W. Brands, Susan Page and Stephen Harrigan.  Pick up your speaker books before the Festival at BookPeople, at the Festival Bookstore, or have it shipped directly to you to read in advance.
Waterloo Records is hosting 2 amazing artists this HAAM Day!  Waterloo, along with venues all over town, host over 200 performances and donate a portion of the day’s sales to support HAAM. Supporting these businesses on September 24th means you are supporting an important piece of the fabric of Austin!  Join Waterloo on Tue, Sep 24 at 1pm for a performance with Madison McWilliams celebrating the release of her single “Hurt Me” then stay till 5pm for Shawn Colvin celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Steady On!
Join Freestyle Language Center for the 6-week, online Spanish 'Refresher' Course starting on Tue, Sep 17! LIVE classes meet every Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm from Sep 17 through Oct 29. Get the FLC curriculum and methodology from the comfort of your home! SAVE 10% NOW! Deal ends Thursday, Sep 12! (No code needed)
The Business Success Center hosts two upcoming Practical MBA™ events.  Join them for “Pricing Strategies” on Thu, Sep 12 from 7pm to 8:30pm at the Business Success Center office.  Then there’s the “Magic of Change - What's the best way to handle change?” with presenter, author and magician Tom Britton on Mon, Sep 16 from 11:30am to 1pm at the north Mangia Pizza (Burnet @Mopac).  RSVP here!
End Of An Ear and Fantastic Fest present: VHS SWAP THING 2019! on Sept 22 from 11am to 1:30pm at The Highball at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.  BUY! SELL!! KILL!!! DIE!!!! This is the second year for this major rager of VHS-slinging mayhem, free and open to the public! If you'd like a table to sell tapes (at no charge!), email  Then later that day, The Early Stages are instore to celebrate the release of their new LP on Sep 22 at 4pm.
Malvern Books’ Clear The Shelves Sale offers 50% off 1000+ titles, select journals, cards, and t-shirts through Sun, Sep 15.  Tonight, Sep 7 at 7pm Pen2Paper and Art Spark Texas present the Lion & Pirate open mic for writers and musicians. On Sun, Sep 8 at 4pm Malvern celebrates America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience. 
Been thinking about making the switch to electric for your next car? Austin EcoNetwork can help you get all of your questions answered during National Drive Electric Week in Austin with two educational and entertaining events: The "ATX National Drive Electric Week Celebration" on Sat, Sep 14 from 10am to 2pm at Smart Charge America and the "National Drive Electric Week Happy Hour" on Thu, Sep 19 from 6pm to 9pm at the Tesla showroom in the Domain.
It’s tree trimming time!  Call ABC Home & Commercial Service today for a free, no obligation consultation with a Certified Arborist.  Plus get $25 off tree trimming.  ABC is here for all your tree needs including pruning, disease and insect control, deadwood and ball moss removal, roof and structure clearance, and storm damage repair.
Today is National Salami Day! Celebrate with some meaty nibbles at Antonelli's Cheese Shop! You can taste any and all of their cured meats in the shop for free. Yes, just as they have an entire case dedicated to cheese, they've also got an entire case dedicated to cured meats.
Cyrano de Bergerac now playing through Sep 29 at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater.  Plus exciting, educational live theater productions for students throughout the school year, including: Rosita y Conchita in October, A Christmas Carol - Reduced, Reused, Recycled in December, SaulPaul's Alien Adventure in February, Little Red Chunari in April.  Enjoy your local theater!
All Powerstep inserts are 20% off Thu, Sep 5 through Sun, Sep 8 at InStep the Birkenstock Store.  Please call 512-476-5110 or check on selection at either InStep location, Central at The Triangle or North at Gateway Courtyard.  Due to Vendor restrictions, some Powerstep products are not featured on the website and must be fitted in person. Call or stop in if you don't see something you are looking for!
Richards Rodriguez & Skeith LLP share their five tips for negotiating a commercial real estate transaction.  First, have a firm grasp on what you need out of the lease or sale, then set your budget beforehand. Do your due diligence and research every aspect of the building, from rental history to current tenants to any environmental concerns.  When it comes time to make an offer, it’s essential to have an expert by your side, so consult with your commercial real estate agent or attorney before making the first move. Finally, it’s essential to always treat the party across the table with respect, no matter how strained or heated negotiations become.
Here are some October events at BookPeople you won't want to miss: National Book Award finalist Jacqueline Woodson with her latest novel, Red at the Bone, on Oct 1 at 7pm; PEN/Faulkner Award and Orange Prize-winning author Ann Patchett with her new novel, The Dutch House, on Oct 7 at 7pm; and Leigh Bardugo with her adult debut, Ninth House, on Oct 15 at 7pm.
At Peoples Rx, not only can you grab a refreshing smoothie or add a CBD bomb to your cold-brew coffee, you can get tons of great info.  Next week, join Peoples Rx for Reset Your Gut: Techniques For Resting & Resetting Your Digestive System on Sep 9 at 7pm and Techniques To Lower Pain, Anxiety, Promote Digestion, & Much More on Sep 10 at 7pm.  Then Sep 14 is the first-ever Peoples Rx Health Fair with free health screenings; free talks on topics like diabetes, weight loss, and leaky gut; and vendors with samples and giveaways.
This Fall Membership Drive from Sep 6 through Sep 15 celebrates 25 years of KOOP Radio! This drive will have limited edition t-shirts, festival blankets, coasters, and more featuring our brand new logo! Sustaining members will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of 3-day passes to ACL Fest. Fall business members receive multiple daily mentions during and after the drive, featured placement on our home page, thank you gifts of your choice, and inclusion in the newsletter for 6 months.
Kerbey Lane’s Summer Menu is only around for a bit longer!  Through Sep 9, get a FREE small queso with purchase of a Summer Salmon Salad, which includes smoked salmon, spring mix, heirloom tomatoes, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, house croutons, Manchego cheese, and homemade Sherry vinaigrette.  Here’s your coupon!
Waterloo hosts Paul Cauthen’s Room 41 Sep 5 at 5pm and Scott Strickland’s Tones and Trees Sep 6 at 5pm.  Texas Monthly raved that Cauthen 'sound[s] like the Highwaymen all rolled into one: he's got Willie's phrasing, Johnny's haggard quiver, Kristofferson's knack for storytelling, and Waylon's baritone.' Tones and Trees Volume 1 showcases tunes normally played with a full band circuit, giving Scott Strickland and Eddie Schmidt the ability to open up and experiment acoustically.
Place your preorders at End of an Ear in-store or online.  For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and it will be ready for pickup at the shop on release day.  Check out these September releases: Lower Dens "The Competition" Sep 7, Brittany Howard "Jaime" Sep 20, Temples "Hot Motion" Sep 27, Sturgill Simpson "Sound & Fury" Sept 27.
With unique and innovative features like Direct Connect, Female Driver Mode and collectively giving back over $416,000 to nonprofits that directly benefit Austin, Ride|Austin is the smart way to ride! Direct Connect is a one of a kind feature that allows riders and drivers to pair directly through the Ride|Austin app.  Female driver mode allows females, and those who identify as female, to request a female driver. Ride|Austin is the ONLY nonprofit rideshare in the world!
Austin EcoNetwork informs us about the City of Austin’s "Equitable Green Jobs Grant".  The goal is to research and design ways to close the gap on green jobs workforce development for communities of color.  Organizations and businesses can apply for $10,000 to $50,000 grants under this program to either research more equitable pathways to green jobs or to catalyze pathways to green jobs through community partnerships, scholarships, or pitch competitions.  Applications are due Sep 4 - apply here.
Central Texas is a hot spot for the rabies virus.  ABC Home & Commercial Service has some great tips to keep you safe as you enjoy our amazing wildlife:  avoid contact with wild animals, vaccinate your pets, never touch dead wildlife, and call Animal Control if someone is bitten or you see an animal acting strangely.  Call ABC as your local professionals to handle trapping wildlife around your home.
Freestyle Language Center is proud to bring you their proven, effective language learning model for roughly $15/hour! For a personal or professional life changing skill, invest in expanding your language repertoire now. Sign-up TODAY, Fri Aug 30 (seriously, the sale ends today!) and save $50! No code needed!
Antonelli's Cheese Shop has planned their most fun-filled schedule of tastings, events, bus tours, cruises, farm brunches, and cheese house classes ever!  Here are a few, but check out the website for details and registration. Sep 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Cheese 101: The Seven Styles of Cheese; Sep 7 from 11am to 1pm - Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese...Oh My!; Sep 12 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm - Soft Cheeses that Pair with Bubbles; Sep 14 from 10:45am to 12:45pm - First Ever Cheese-y Brunch Boat Cruise on LadyBird Lake; Sep 15 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm - Date Day: An Antonelli's Cheese Experience for Two; Oct 5 from 10am to 6pm - Cheesey Bus Tour to Pure Luck Farm and Infinite Monkey Theorem.
Save Our Springs Alliance welcomes you to take a walking and snorkel tour of Barton Springs, Eliza Springs, Sunken Garden and Barton Creek this Sat, Aug 31 at 9:30am at the back entrance to Barton Springs Pool. Please bring a swimsuit, water shoes, towel, water bottle, entrance fee to the pool, and your $10 suggested donation to SOS Alliance.
Join BookPeople at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin on Oct 26 and 27!  Check out the official 2019 Festival Weekend author lineup! With two days packed full of more than 300 authors in 250+ events, including book talks and signings, live entertainment, activities and storytimes for kids, cooking demonstrations and more, there is truly something for every reader at the 2019 Texas Book Festival.
Cyrano de Bergerac opens this Thursday, Aug 29 at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater!  Paris in the 17th century is a city of self-indulgence, elegant banter, lust and love. In the midst of this splendor and seduction, Cyrano de Bergerac stands alone in his ugliness, intelligence, and aesthetic lifestyle… until he too falls in love. This classic play by Edmund Rotand comes to life in a new, fast-paced, funny translation and exquisite production by Jennifer Rose Davis.  Get your tickets here!
Bloomers and Frocks has created a new blog "Vintage Style School" to help you incorporate all those beautiful vintage garments and accessories into your unique look.  They have great insight and advice into layering vintage lingerie and exploring how vintage costume jewelry has changed throughout the decades. Use coupon code "VintageStyleSchool" to take 20% off your total purchase online.
Kerbey Lane’s two week Pancake Special is the Strawberry Lemon Chiffon plus Vegan Banana Nut and Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed. The Summer Menu is still available with dishes like the, Summer Salmon Salad with spring mix, smoked salmon, heirloom tomatoes, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, house croutons, Manchego cheese and house-made Sherry vinaigrette.
Waterloo Records hosts local indie cumbia pop quartet, Como Las Movies, Aug 29 at 5pm.  Lead member Nelson Valente Aguilar combines Latin pop influences to create what is now being referred to as the Nuevo Wave sound. The band has been receiving wide recognition and was nominated for “Best Latin Band” in the Austin Chronicle in 2019.
Five weeks away from fresh Navidad Farms pecans! New crop pecans should be on the shelf by Oct 11. Try a sample of the new Crackalacka Pumpkin Spice Cracker Seasoning and order your goodies at the September Wimberley Market Days, Sep 7. Can’t make it? Order online! Check out their 7 different delicious tamales: Regular Pork, Jalapeno Pork, Regular Chicken, Jalapeno-Chicken, Bean & Jalapeno, Cheese & Jalapeno, and Southwest Vegetarian.
InStep's Taos Back to School Special Purchase $20 Off!  Plim Soul Terracotta now $69.93. Special prices on select styles through Sun, Aug 25 (while supplies last).  Please call 512-476-5110 or visit either InStep location (Central at The Triangle or North at Gateway Courtyard) to check availability.
Chez Zee Author Series is now Texas Author Series! Since 2016, Chez Zee has featured several well known and new authors while building a community of book lovers eager to participate in these lively events.  Tue, Sep 10 - E. Lee Walker, author of Imagination House - An Entrepreneurial Life. Wed, Nov 6 - Aaron Franklin, co-author of New York Times bestselling book, Franklin Barbecue, A Meat-Smoking Manifesto and Franklin Steak.  Event admission includes: light appetizers, dessert bites, tea, coffee.  Seats are limited so please reserve your space here.
Stuck at work or can't make it by the shop to flip through the bins? Check out End of an Ear’s current favorites and new releases via their Spotify playlists. If you can make it in, they’ve always got some new arrivals or you preorder your favorite upcoming album.
Mariposas Spanish School for Kids is gearing up for another year of fun filled Spanish classes for toddlers through 5th grade. Classes begin Sep 4. Register by Aug 30 for a FREE Mariposas Gift!  Visit their NEW website with loads of information on learning Spanish plus job opportunities with Mariposas!
At Ride|Austin, drivers get their fair pay. When you choose Ride|Austin, you choose to support drivers getting paid more instead of only a small percent of the ride's total.  The only fee Ride|Austin takes is $3.00 and the rest goes directly to the driver. Drivers get a higher percentage of the total while keeping the fare low for riders.
Habitat Hunters is ready to help you live your housing dreams!  If you’re a prospective home buyer, wading into the unknown territory of how to financially prepare to buy a house in Austin can feel like a nightmare. You may find yourself asking questions such as: “How much can I truly afford?” “How much should I put down?” and “What’s the best type of mortgage loan?” The process of buying a house involves many steps, let your Austin Habitat Hunters help you!
Antonelli's Cheese Shop is getting back to their Passion With Purpose, spreading joy through food and telling the stories of artisanal producers.  They’re offering four Cheese-y Bus Tours, three Cheese-y Boat Cruises, and two Brunches at Bee Tree Farm. Whether on a bus, on a boat, on a farm, with a goat, Anontelli's promises to continue giving you "one of the best food experiences" you've ever had.  Check out their website for details!
So many great EcoEvents from Austin EcoNetwork this weekend.  On Sat, Aug 24 - Little Hummingbird Society’s "Bartholomew Park Spruce and Splash"; Parents' Climate Community monthly meeting; Austin Beerworks is hosting "The Rain Harvest: A Conservation + Fermentation Event"; "Product Swap" at the North Village Branch Library; "Birthday Benefit Bash for Earth Day Austin" at the Impact Hub.  On Sun, Aug 29 - Citizens' Climate Lobby is hosting "Play With Purpose" at Eastwoods Park.
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome back to the store, bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife, Téa Obreht on Aug 28 at 7pm.  She'll be showcasing her second novel, Inland - a stunning tale of perseverance across an unforgettable landscape of magic and myth.  Order your copy now and get your signing line ticket.
Get a free short stack (with this coupon) at Kerbey Lane now through Aug 26 when you purchase a Steak Enchilada Benedict, a welcome Tex-Mex twist with made-from-scratch chipotle sauce.  Also part of the Summer Menu are the Fried Green Tomato BLT Sliders with Pederson's all-natural bacon, fried green tomato, Yellowbird Habanero aioli, green leaf lettuce, and slider buns.  And don’t forget the Rocky Road pancake special!
Join Save Our Springs Alliance Sep 17 for Barton Springs University, a day of free outdoor learning sessions, snorkel tours, and hands-on activities from 9:30am to 4pm at Barton Springs Pool.  Morning keynote Dr. Jay Banner "Climate Change and Urbanization Impacts on Central Texas Karst Water Resources” at 9:30am then free yoga from 4pm to 5pm.  Afternoon keynote with Brigid Shea and Bill Bunch, "Pipelines; Algae & Climate Change", at 5:30pm.  More details here!
Join Freestyle Language Center for their FALL 2019 OPEN HOUSE on Thu, Aug 22 from 6pm to 8pm. Meet the teachers and learn more about their innovative and effective curriculum. Check out their updated plan, "Bridge the Gap" for maximum language learning. Register with a deal and grab FREE swag!
BookPeople is thrilled to welcome Markus Zusak on Thu, Oct 17 at 7pm to celebrate the release of Bridge of Clay.  The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.  You can pre-order your copy of the book to get a signing line ticket.
Check out Croy & The Boys with their album “Howdy High-Rise” at Waterloo Records on Thu, Aug 22 at 5pm.  The Austin-based band unpacks personal life changes over the past three years along with portrayals of working class life and the ever-increasing extremes of wealth, gender and racial inequality. Drawing stylistic and lyrical inspiration from Doug Sahm and the Texas Tornados and Woody Guthrie, Croy and the Boys deliver a potent collection of tracks filled with with elements of honky-tonk barrooms, Tex-Mex grooves, affecting honesty and sharp, humorous musical storytelling.
Free Black Pumas in-store performance at End of Ear Records on Thu, Aug 22 at 6pm.  Go by the shop to pick up a wristband that will guarantee entry on Wed, Aug 21. There will be additional wristbands on Thursday until they run out.  The store will empty at 5pm with entrance to performance at 5:45pm. Wristbands will get in first. After that entry will be first come, first served and subject to capacity.
Ever tasted a piece of cheese immediately after a wheel has been cut into? Now's your chance! Join Antonelli's Cheese Shop Mon Aug 19 at 12pm as they break into an 80lb wheel of French Comté cheese. Taste a bite of the freshly-cut paste and sip on complimentary wine. You can even take home a chunk of that new cheese. It's free to attend but please RSVP here!
Austin EcoNetwork has tons of great EcoNews for you. One great highlight is that Austin Energy is offering an extra $1,000 rebate (in addition to the $2,500 they normally offer) through Aug 31. All you have to do to earn the rebate is take Austin Energy's online Solar Education Course and then select an Austin Energy-participating contractor to install the panels. Get on your way toward earning $3,500 off a solar system of your very own!
Summer’s heat has taken its toll on your turf. Call ABC Home and Commercial Services and get your lawn some TLC! Plus a $25 off a Turf Enrichment Program. Get your lawn ready for fall and winter.
MILLER Imaging & Digital Solutions offers the broadest scope of imaging, printing and document management products and services in Austin for the visual communications, graphic design, architectural, engineering and construction markets. Contact Jeff Stewart about the HP PageWide XL Printers. The fastest monochrome and color printers in the world saving you up to 50% of total cost of ownership with greater up time than toner-based printers and lower energy consumption than LED printers.
It's here! The Rite Out Loud Festival at the Austin Scottish Rite Theater. Check out your amazing local playwrights starting tonight, Fri Aug 16 at 7pm through Sun Aug 18 at 8pm. Get your tickets here!
Tonight Aug 16 at 5pm at Waterloo Records, Book Release Party for Ray Wylie Hubbard Biography! Featuring the music of Ray Wylie Hubbard performed by Jonathan Tyler, Chris Fullerton and Matt Harlan. The Messenger spotlights one of the leading voices in the 1970s Cosmic Country movement and his seamless transformation from youthful jester into one of today's most sage and spiritual musical mentors. Then on Aug 25 at 5pm, Tanya Tucker will be signing her new album, While I’m Livin’. Listening Party on Aug 23 where you can hear it, buy it, register for your signing wristband, and maybe win a FREE album!