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Kruger’s Diamond Jewelers will delight you with extraordinary service, exceptional merchandise and great prices. What’s not to love?

In 1906, an immigrant watchmaker named Sam Kruger opened a small jewelry store in north Texas founded on an unwavering commitment to customer service. Over one hundred years later, Kruger’s Jewelers is still serving Texans with that same extraordinary customer service. Why? Well, Sam had a secret. In all the years he was in business, he was never trying to make a sale; he was trying to earn a customer. That secret has been passed down through four generations, resulting in the kind of big-hearted, down-to-earth service that’s getting pretty hard to find these days. To this day, you can walk into Kruger’s and experience that same vintage customer service that’s kept our business around — and our customers happy — for over a century. Kruger's Jewelers 722 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 472-2485
Yummy time!!! Did you know there was a TEXAS THEME selection at Lammes Candies? - When you want to gift someone a (delicious) piece of Texas history, look no further. Our Texas-theme boxes make a wonderful year-round gift for friends & family and are great for businesses too! All Lammes Candies premium confections are made in Austin, TX. CLICK HERE to see our other awesome sweets, check out gift ideas, online order, store locations and MORE! Lammes Candies Since 1885 Call-In Order (800) 252-1885

SLOW NORTH is introducing their newest scent collection: FOREST BATHING

What is Forest Bathing? Forest bathing and forest therapy (or shinrin-yoku) broadly means taking in, in a of one's senses, the forest atmosphere. Not simply a walk in the woods, it is the conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smell of the forest. CLICK HERE to check it out. Come Visit Us!
SLOW NORTH 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 410 Austin, Texas 78757 (between Epoch Coffee & Madam Mam's in the Village Shopping Center) Monday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
The temperatures are dropping and the witches and goblins are excited! Why not prepare a batch of Halloween spooky cookies for the crew, grab a bottle of Arbequina Olive Oil or our Persion Lime Olive Oil and try our recipe for Olive Oil Sugar Cookies. Pick up a couple of cookie-cutter critters and let the spooktastic decorating begin! SHOP NOW The shops are open! Both Con' Olios are open from 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday; and 12pm-5pm Sunday. You can still shop curbside at checkout or call the Arboretum location at 512.342.2344 or the Bee Cave location at 512.263.4373 to place your phone order. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for exciting recipes and real time updates. Thank you for supporting our small woman-owned, local business. Stay oily! CON' OLIOS Oils & Vinegars
Calling all culinary businesses and nonprofits! The Austin Food and Wine Alliance grant program is now accepting applications through October 24th! The unique grant program is the first in the nation to provide support to famers, artisan producers, chefs, wine/beer/spirits makers, culinary businesses and culinary professionals whose projects and initiatives show innovation and give back to their communities. As of 2020, they have awarded $367,500 in grants to help innovative culinary projects come to fruition and we are so proud to be a part of this journey. In 2016 Tabatha wanted to continue her late husband's legacy and partnered with AFWA on establishing the Jeff Conarko Grant for Sustainability. This grant awards a local business or non-profit that has a commitment to sustainable and traceable practices. If you know of a culinary business or you culinary project is a fit for these grants, then we encourage you to apply! Grant application deadline is October 24th so click forward right now and send to everyone you know who might be a good fit! Let's go and do some good in Jeff's memory. APPLY NOW
Join us on Saturday, October 23 from 11 am to 12 pm for our Annual Owner Gathering. At this virtual event Wheatsville leadership and our Board of Directors will discuss operations, the current board election, and our vision for the future. Special guest presentations from Meredith Morrow of Central Texas Meals on Wheels and Wes Hurt Founder of CLEAN Cause. All attendees will receive special coupons via email and be eligible for a chance to win a $100 Wheatsville gift card.
Registration form will close on October 22 at 12pm. Zoom logins will be sent out on October 22 at 5 pm. Late arrivals please email for admittance.Register HERE We hope to see you at the meeting!
So, what will it be...a trick or a treat? Something haunting this way comes! Halloween is right around the corner! Get in the spirit of the season with a read or two that'll send shivers down your spine. However you like to shock your senses during the spooky season, stop in for a spell and find the perfect read to keep you up all night! CLICK HERE for our picks and more! Book People 603 North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78703 (512) 472-5050
HEY CHEESE LOVERS NATIONWIDE!!! For the first time ever, we are hosting a LIVE PUBLIC CLASS NATIONALLY! Sure, we’ve done hundreds of private events with shipped boxes. And we’ve hosted lots of in-person classes. But we’re combining the two. What does all that mean? No matter where you are in the continental United States, we can ship you a tasting kit.
Then you join us live on Sat 10/30 at 5:30CST (or view the recording tasting anytime after). We, John and Kendall, will be leading the tasting, alongside our kids (for as long as they’ll stick around).
You just order your box by midnight 10/26, and we’ll ship it to you to arrive by the tasting. You unpack and plate it, then get ready to trick or treat with our customer-favorite Halloween Candy & Cheese Pairing Class.
Help us make this the best party ever, and we might just keep offering these once-a-month national live tasting events. (If you’re local in Austin, see details HERE for three opportunities for you to take this person!)
Antonelli's Cheese Shop

Otoño (fall), Día de los muertos y Halloween!

Lots of ways to practice Spanish this month! October is the perfect month to immerse yourself with fun learning activities in Spanish. We've got some tips to practice your Spanish with your family in what ever way works best for you- Mariposas music, in-person festivities, Spanish APP's and our FREE Halloween vocabulary video!
¡Feliz octubre!!
In-person early voting for the November 2 election starts on Monday. Do you know what's on the ballot? The controversial Proposition A has sucked up most of the oxygen around the upcoming election, but there's also a Prop B and eight proposed amendments to the state Constitution to consider. On this week's episode of The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP 91.7 FM, I talk with News Editor Mike Clark-Madison, staff writer Austin Sanders, and reporter Lina Fisher about the issues – and arguments – at play. Want to know more about the election, including when and where to vote and the Chronicle Editorial Board's Endorsements? Find all that info at our Elections Hub. Want to catch the show live next time? Tune in Fridays, 6pm, to KOOP 91.7 FM or livestream the show at
Join us Tuesday (tomorrow) at 6 p.m. for the City of Austin's next virtual meeting on the Zilker Park Vision Plan.  Register for the meeting here.  Tell them you support the Rewilding Zilker plan, along with any other comments you might have.  View our new Rewilding proposal here Rewilding Zilker Park, by restoration ecologist, park planner and owner of, Elizabeth McGreevy.  The proposal is sponsored by Save Our Springs Alliance, with support from the Zilker, Bouldin Creek, and Barton Hills neighborhood associations. Also, there will be a public comment for a few weeks following the Tuesday virtual meeting.  You'll have time to comment whatever the City's park planner consultants may propose at the Tuesday "Design Alternatives" meeting.  We'll keep you informed as well. SAVE OUR SPRINGS ALLIANCE
As many are likely aware, Wheatsville's deli department is experiencing staffing shortages. In order to improve this situation, we have increased wages to an immediate $15/hr. for cooks and are now providing a $100 bonus to all deli staff for each month that is completed in good standing. This will apply to both newly hired AND current deli and kitchen staff. South Lamar deli counter hours will be 7:30am to 3pm until further notice while we focus on hiring. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume normal hours and offerings as soon as possible. We’d like to give a huge thank you to our wonderful, hard-working deli and kitchen staff who continue to persevere and move forward through all of the obstacles and changes. Without them there would be no Wheatsville!
Tuesday 10/19 and Wednesday 10/20 there will be no power onsite due to electrical work being completed, but we will work outside and do some cleaning and organizing projects inside. On Oct. 26th & 27th, we will be completely virtual! If you want to connect via Zoom, join us at 9:30am and/or 1:00pm to join our daily unit meetings.
I think we can all agree that this past year has been the hardest EVER for live performance, and we are so grateful to have kept the theatre going while still pushing the envelope to create bold, unashamed works of art. Together, our artists and co-producers have received an outstanding number of nods for all their hard work, both virtually and in-person. We are so honored to be a part of this amazing creative community. If you were on the B. Iden Payne mailing list as of August 31st, you can now vote on your faves! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, we’ll be sharing some clips of our nominated digital productions through November 8th, when the winners are announced. Here’s the list (!!!) Thanks to Steven Fay for compiling. CLICK HERE FOR LIST The Vortex Fearless Theatre Exchange
This iconic establishment is a vintage wonderland! A 3,500 square foot space packed top to bottom and front to back with something for everyone there who loves tchotchkes and home furnishings from a bygone era. Room Service Vintage has been so beloved by Austinites that they have won Best Vintage/Home Furnishings in the Austin Chronicle’s Reader Poll for 15 years in a row. So whether you are shopping for a piece of nostalgia or just want a well-made piece of furniture that has already lasted 50+/- years, set aside an hour or two to explore this Austin staple. Pro tip: Don’t forget to ask for the key to the bunny bathroom before you leave. To see what's on sale CLICK HERE! Room Service Vintage OPEN DAILY 12-6pm located on the North Loop Strip 117 E. North Loop Blvd. Austin, TX 78751 (512) 451-1057    

After many years of playing gigs in Austin and central Texas, as well as working for two different music stores, Tommy decided to open his own shop. In the fall of 1978 he began remodeling the first location at 12th & Lamar, and on Jan. 3, 1979 he open the new store. The original concept of the store started, and has remained a specialty drum shop stocking wide variety of drums/percussion instruments, with quality service for all customers – beginner to professional.

Tommy's Drum Shop 1100 South 8th Street Austin, TX 78704 (512) 444-3786
Woman Owned-100% Compostable Packaging - VEGAN-GLUTEN FREE-SOY FREE Our name, Zucchini Kill, is inspired by the 90’s feminist riot grrrl band, Bikini Kill! Their music and politics made a big impact on us as young women in the punk scene. Zucchini Kill is our homage to feminist punk pioneers, and we try to incorporate music into everything we do!  You’ll find that we name lots of our products after bands/musicians we love. We want a revolution! Dessert! Style! Now! CLICK HERE to Check Out Your Local Feminist Musician Owned Bakery! CLICK HERE to See Custom Order Options Zucchini Kill 701 E 53rd St., C AUSTIN, Texas 78751 (737) 215-5936
We here at RESTART can't believe it's time to kick off a new month and dare we say October is one of our favorites. Between a few staff birthdays, kicking off the beginning of holiday season, and just gearing up for cooler weather here in Central Texas, there's a lot to look forward to this month! We absolutely love the fall weather, and with that we will be ramping up some of our events which we will include below and hope to see some of y'all at. If you have any pop up opportunities or holiday markets you would like to see RESTART at, we would love to know about it, so please shoot an email over to: Other than that, we really appreciate you being a part of the RESTART family and joining us in our mission to destigmatize cannabis. If we can help or answer anything for you, do not hesitate to reach out! Upcoming Events...Free Edibles, Pet Contests, and More! CLICK HERE to see what's coming this month!
What causes this torture? Could it be a lack of vital nutrients? More importantly, what can we do to immediately stop the cramping and prevent it from ever happening again? We have all been there – middle of the night, you awake from a deep sleep with the slow, intense, cramp in the lower leg, foot, or thigh. The cruel spasm can last for hours, releasing itself slowly just to add to the misery. Commonly referred to as charlie horses or leg cramps, the medical term is actually “nocturnal cramping.” Find out the best solutions on our Peoples RX blog CLICK HERE Peoples RX Austin's Favorite Pharmacy
Whole Earth Provision Company wants you to get ready for life outdoors this fall with clothing and accessories from KAVU, women's boots and slippers from Sorel, and insulated bottles and accessories from Hydro Flask! You'll find them in-store and online! Clothing & Footwear | Gifts, Toys & Books | Travel & Outdoor Gear | SALE Give the Gift of Adventure Whole Earth Provision Co. with each Whole Earth gift card is an opportunity for a friends or family to create treasured memories on their next trip with quality clothing, shoes or gear. CLICK HERE to Share of Love! Visit our Website to SHOP NOW!

Oct 30, 10:00 PM – 11:40 PM Austin Bouldering Project 979 Springdale Rd #150, Austin, TX 78702


The cult classic will be screened under the stars in the parking lot behind Austin Bouldering Project and Ground Floor Theatre.  A bring-your-chair-event at an amazing location for the ultimate Halloween party!  We'll light up the parking lot with our 40' screen and have some fun before and after the movie.  Come early for sing along, cabaret, DJs and other Rocky Horror themed madness.  Costumes strongly encouraged. 

BYOB. There will also be drinks available on site. Free popcorn provided by aGLIFF! Gates open at 8:30pm Bring Your Own Chair Rocket Cinema
This Fall, you heard the call for support from KOOP Radio and answered it. We cannot thank you enough. You may not realize the impact your donation makes, but you hear it every time you listen. Jamaican Gold, The Lounge Show, Civil Rights and Wrongs, and all our original programming is made possible because of your commitment to KOOP and community radio. On behalf of the entire team at KOOP Radio, we again thank you for your support! We have been through a lot together these past couple of years, and it’s your investment and belief in the importance of independent, original radio in our community that motivates our work every day. KOOP on, y’all! Your friends at KOOP Radio 91.7FM P.S. if you haven’t yet made your donation, there’s still time! Just click on the button below, it’s safe and secure, and you can still get in on the Fall thank-you gifts! CLICK HERE DONATE NOW
The VORTEX Featured Event October 9th - 31st, 1pm & 3pm Reginald “RAP” Unzel III is a young man with big hair and bigger dreams of musical stardom... IF ONLY he can get out of his room. Rap Unzel features Hip Hop music and dance and celebrates identity, awareness, emotional intelligence, and empowerment. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Rap Unzel disrupts traditional fairy tales, pushing back against hyper-masculine and stoic representations of Black men. The story’s uplifting and whimsical themes have the tremendous potential to touch audiences of all ages, connecting Ancestors and Descendants through the Arts. We integrate art and message in order to affirm and honor students’ identities, presenting BIPOC artists as role models and creating anti-racist content. As agents of change, we create an experience for the parents, students, and teachers. The VORTEX and Brown Boy Productions new production of Rap Unzel as a nimble touring version that will travel to schools, around Austin, to other Texas cities, to other regions in the US, with the potential to reach the broader populations of the African Diaspora. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS $54 Picnic Table for 6 $45 Table for 4 $39 VIP Table for 2 $9.99 Single-seat $9.99 Live-Streaming virtual ticket Advanced Reservations Recommended.  Limited seating. or 512-478-5282
Our October classes are live!  Let Con' Olio guide you through a tasting of the world’s freshest extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar at our Olive Oil/Balsamic Tasting Class! Invite a friend or make it a family affair! Enjoy pairings of cheese from Antonelli's, artisanal bread, Amy’s Mexican Vanilla ice cream and even sip our 50 year aged Traditional Balsamic in this class! Become an olive oil aficionado and learn to separate truths from myths, while discovering the history, mythology and wonderful health benefits.  Join us for a class on October 16th at our Bee Cave Location or October 19th at our Arboretum Location. The class is $45 per person, plus tax. Also back by popular demand is our Paella Class with Chef Fer! Join us on October 28th at our Bee Cave location for this interactive, delicious class. Thank you for supporting our small woman-owned, local business. Stay oily! Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars
Trick or cheese, ghouls and gals! It's time for the spookiest day of the year here at Antonelli's! For one witchy night of the year, we put aside our artisanal chocolates, and instead pair our cheeses with some classic Halloween candies from around the world. Gorgonzola and Goobers? Bucheron and Butterfingers? Chevre and Nerds? Sounds scary; we know, but trust us, you'll be "goblin" up every pairing! Of course, dress up in your best costume! Choose the date to attend this Halloween Candy Pairing Class in our Cheese House or participate from anywhere in the continental US date are October 29th, 30th & 31th! Just make sure you order your tasting box in advance, then mark your calendars to tune in live with Kendall and John on Zoom! Order Deadline For Virtual Class: Midnight on 10/26 CLICK HERE to Buy In-Person Tickets CLICK HERE to Buy Virtual Class Tickets Antonell's Cheese Shop 4220 Duval St Austin, TX 78751 512-531-9610

Here is the latest on our live streaming and on-site events!

Tune in to the @waterloorecords Facebook page for these upcoming, audience free in-store performances LIVE from the Waterloo Records stage! CLICK HERE

WATERLOO RECORDS is one of Austin's legendary indie record stores and has been serving our loyal customers for over 39 years. The ideas that served us so well in the beginning have never changed. A knowledgeable staff, an emphasis on customer service, and great live performances are what Waterloo Records is, has been, and will always be about. Add to that an extensive selection of music spanning all styles with a special propensity for Texas artists, then it becomes readily apparent what Austin's music lovers have been shouting about.

Waterloo Records 600A N Lamar Austin, TX 78703 (512) 474-2500

American Independent Business Alliance would like to remind you why to shop local early this holiday season? Supply and staffing shortages mean locally owned businesses face even more challenges this year. Let’s ensure that independent businesses have strong end-of-the-year sales by supporting them now:

Pre-order gifts and supplies today Buy a gift card Support their fundraising campaigns Donate to your community’s Independent Business Alliance Share on social media how much you love locally owned businesses (tag #shopindielocal) Share October is the December posts on social media

Click HERE to visit our website for latest news on how to support LOCAL!
Please join ThinkBig to learn more with their Intro to Net Zero sessions: Thursday, October 14th 8:15am CST - 9:30am CST or 11:30am CST - 12:45pm CST (Please choose one) Who this is for...Small and Medium Enterprises Interested in learning more to reduce carbon footprint for healthier strategies for productive business? Most big corporations have their own Chief Sustainability Officer; however, SMEs make up the bulk of the economy and yet don't have the bandwidth to make this change. We're here to help you learn the basics and get into action. These are complimentary sessions provided for Austin-area businesses, in support of the City of Austin adopting the new Climate Equity plan which accelerates our target for net zero community-wide emissions from 2050 to 2040. Let's get to work!

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Quack's 43rd St. Bakery is the current incarnation of Captain Quackenbush's Intergalactic Dessert Company and Espresso Cafe which had, at one point, been located on " The Drag" in Austin, Texas. Quacks Bakeries are a fleet of full service espresso cafe and from scratch bakeries. We continue to provide late night study aids and that early morning caffeine fix our customers crave at all three locations and hope to do so for for another 30 years! Quacks Bakeries is making it very easy, no matter what part of the city you live in, to let everyone know to..."Meet me at Quacks".

We are accepting WALK IN and CURBSIDE orders at QUACKS on 43rd Street, Captain Quacks AND Lady Quacks.

To place a CURBSIDE ORDER call 512-453-3399 and follow the prompts.

"A little over 35 years ago I walked up to my very good friend Mandy in a library on campus and asked her, almost out of the blue, “So, how much do you think it would cost to open a comic bookstore?” and watched her stunned reaction. Then I turned around and walked off, chuckling evilly to myself." David Wheeler, the founder of Dragon's Lair FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy 2438 W. Anderson Ln, Suite B-1 Austin, TX 78757 512-454-2399
Birds Barbershop Take 20% off our entire VERB Ghost Collection for the entire month of October at Birds Barbershop. BIRDS IS FOR ALL Y'ALL.
At Birds Barbershop, our people reflect the diverse beauty needs of the communities where we live. In a democracy, everyone gets a say.

AUSTIN CLUBHOUSE IS A PLACE TO BELONG; FOR MOST IT’S FAMILY. Our accepting environment gives members an opportunity to connect socially, fulfill a meaningful role through daily, structured activities and work side-by-side with others and staff to regain self worth and purpose. Learn more about us HERE

SUPPORTIVE PROGRAMS Our programs assess members’ ability and readiness and then provide the structure and tools they need to achieve their goals. We help members find and keep jobs, pursue education, sustain safe housing and maintain a healthy lifestyle. For more information on our programs click HERE
AUSTIN CLUBHOUSE (Inside Hyde Park Christian Church) 610 E 45th Street Austin, TX 78751 (512) 925-5877 Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday’s 9am – 8:00pm (extended social hours)
Join us for a Day of Cooperation! On Saturday, October 16th between 10am-2pm, we will have music, lunch, and volunteer opportunities for all outside at our Guadalupe store in order to celebrate Co-op month! Sign up HERE if you're interested in cooperating to clean-up our co-op! Masks and social distancing are encouraged and safety & health precautions will be taken. Wheatsville Food Co-op 3101 Guadalupe St. Austin, Texas 78705 512-478-2667
We are your insurance advocate. Our sole interest is to help you and answer your questions. Britton & Britton assists with negotiations between you and the insurance companies so you get the most out of your policies. We work for you! Not an insurance company. As an independent insurance agent we shop rates and compare quotes with multiple insurance companies at your request. Life changes. Contact us first, and ask for a policy review or discount checkup. With gratitude, Riley Robert C. Riley Britton | Britton & Britton Insurance Services Contact us personally or our 24/7 policy service team: Thank you for supporting a local family business!  
September is the bridge between summer and fall, so the variety of flavors is bountiful. Con' Olio is there for you, from citrus balsamic vinegars to robust EVOOs. We've rounded up a few top recipes, including dishes from both seasons that honor them all. It's prime time for apples and we're anxious for figs. Thank goodness, Heirloom tomatoes are still around. SHOP NOW Both Con' Olios are open from 11am-6pm, Tuesday through Saturday; and 12pm-5pm Sunday. You can still shop curbside at checkout or call the Arboretum location at 512.342.2344 or the Bee Cave location at 512.263.4373 to place your phone order. Con' Olio Oils and Vinegars
Rocket Cinema still has some available dates for October and November, and we would love to work with you to present a movie, football game, or any event that can take advantage of our 40' or 18'  outdoor screens.  Give us a call at 512-964-7979 or respond to this email to inquire about specific dates, and we'll create a custom quote for your event.  We deliver a high-end outdoor audio and visual experience at the most competitive rates in Austin.  Make your reservation before October 1st and get a 10% discount on our service!
The Rocker Cinema Drive-In
One of the true joys of living in Austin, Texas is the many wonderful activities available to enrich your life. You have enough to do without constant intervention by attorneys. At Fowler Law Firm, we aim to remove stressful headaches when we help with your estate planning so you can get back to enjoying all the things that Austin has to offer. Fowler Law Firm professionals will speak with you briefly whenever you need us and help you identify issues as your life changes so we can update your estate plan quickly. Whenever possible, we transfer knowledge to you to make it easier for you to spot issues and minimize legal and accounting fees. You can find this article and other great tips on the Fowler Law Firm's blog CLICK HERE. The Fowler Law Firm PC...Not Your Conventional Law Firm® (512) 441-1411
Book People's New subscription box: Amplify can't wait for you to meet Gio, from our latest YA pick, Things We Couldn't Say. Gio's busy trying to get through school, perform well on the basketball court, and live up to the unfair expectations of being a preacher's son. This book dives into thoughtful discussions of mental health, queer identity, and first love. With an unforgettable cast of characters, Things We Couldn't Say is sure to charm young adult readers looking for honest contemporary fiction. Plus, who doesn't love some bi rep during Bisexual Awareness Week? Click here for more on Amplify and how to subscribe BookPeople | 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703 (512) 472-5050
We are excited to announce our first in person class on Sunday September 26th with Dr. Mary Grimberg on ways to decrease discomfort and improve pleasure during penetrative sex. Spaces are limited so that we can seat everyone at a safe distance and will require masks to be worn when not in your seat. Hope to see you in class or in the shop soon. As always, stay safe to play safe! Register Here

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Mantra Yoga Collective Full Moon Yoga and Sound Bath inviting you to mark your calendars & register for the next two Full Moon Events coming this Fall:

Wednesday, 10/20 Hunter's Full Moon at 7:30pm with Jessica

Friday, 11/19 Beaver Full Moon at 7:30pm with Janice

Click here to register Mantra Yoga Collective 8706 Westover Club Dr. • Austin, TX 78759 (512) 222-8859
RESTART CBD is excited to introduce their latest product launch of D8 Taffy.
D8 taffy is infused with organic Delta 8 hemp distillate extract that was grown and hand-harvested in Colorado. It is now available in two new flavors - Banana and Root Beer. Try our new D8 Taffy and see which flavor you like best! OUR CBD. YOUR HEALTH. RESTART CBD 2521 Rutland Drive #150A Austin, TX 78758 512-843-7223

New Arrivals / Preorders at End of an Ear - In-store shopping from 11AM to 6:30PM daily.


Feel free to contact us with any questions! (512) 462-6008

SLOW NORTH As we develop new and exciting things for you in the coming season, we must clear space in our studio and will be retiring a few candle scents. We wanted you to be the first to know and have a chance to stock up before we say goodbye for good. Don't say we didn't warn you! 😉 While supplies last. Head over to the website to find out what is still available... 2700 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 410 (Between Epoch Coffee and Madam Mam's) Austin, Texas 78757 (512) 766-8611
El Chile Cafe Y Cantina will make their new residence across the street at 1900 Manor Road offering an updated interior space and larger patio. “We thought a lot about a true cantina feel. We want people to come for lunch and dinner of course, but we also want them to feel like they can stop by for a quick bite of ceviche and a michelada on their way to the game, or for a nightcap after a show at a nearby theatre.” explains Justin Audibert, the group's new Director of Operations. “The extra seating, the bigger bar, the open floor plan, are all part of that conversation.” El Chile Café y Cantina Location: 1900 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722 Phone: 512-457-9900
BookPeople is hosting a conversation with Lauren Tarshis and author Alan Gratz to discuss her newest book "I Survived: The Galveston Hurricane, 1900." The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America's deadliest disaster and this book tells the story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope. Sept. 7 @ 6pm. Registration is required for this event.
Mantra Yoga is hosting a Healing Communication 4-week virtual workshop series led by Angel Price that will meet Live in Zoom on Tuesdays from 6:30-8pm CST, September 7-28th. This four week special series is built around honing our ability to connect to our needs, our requests, and the people we care about through a practice of direct communication and mindfulness. Sign up now!
ReStart CBD is excited to announce that their Labor Day sale has started. At checkout, use LABORDAY21 to get a Free CBD pre-roll with every $50 spent. They have many other Labor Day specialties, like great savings on gummies, vape products and more. Start saving now!
If you're looking for a concrete contractor in Austin that provides affordable and reliable solutions to all your construction needs, look no further than CCA Concrete Contractors. They offer commercial and residential concrete solutions that are perfect for any size project. Whether you need a new driveway or sidewalk or want a foundation poured, they have the expertise and experience necessary to complete the job on time and under budget. That's why so many people trust CCA with their concrete needs in the Austin area!
Chez Zee Happy Hour is back! Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat from 3pm to 6pm with a full happy hour menu of Fried Dill Pickles, Fried Chicken BLT Sliders, Steak and Mushroom Quesadillas, Smoked Salmon Pizza, and more! Plus get $6 Craft Cocktails like Lemon Drop and Pomm Martinis, $8 Craft Dulce Vida Margaritas, $2 off wines by the glass, and $4 Bottled Beers. Bring your group or just yourself and make new friends! Check out the happy hour menu or call 512-454-2666 for more details.
This year Wheatsville Co-op has chosen allgo, a local organization making a difference in the Austin LGBTQ+ community, to be the recipient of their Pride Pine sale! Allgo is an organization whose mission is to nurture and celebrate queer people of color by building, educating, and mobilizing communities towards a just and equitable society. You can find the enamel pin for sale at registers.
Join Slow North on Sat, Aug 21 from 11am to 6pm to celebrate the shop's 4th birthday with an anniversary sale! What's happening? Well, up to 60% off select items, complementary coffee courtesy of neighbors over at Epoch, and gluten-free goodies from Zucchini Kill (100% of sales benefit Communities in Schools of Central Texas). Follow Slow North on Instagram for an extra birthday surprise!
Here are the latest Waterloo Records live streaming and on-site events! Get out to Max’s Haus Vintage Market out in Martindale, TX Aug 19 through 21 for some spinning vinyl. Waterloo Records will be out at Fine Southern Gentlemen on Aug 21 from 12pm to 6pm. Celebrating his new full-length album, Cuts So Deep, Graham Wilkinson plays the Waterloo Stage on Aug 26 at 9:30pm. Stay tuned for more announcements for performances like these from the Waterloo Records stage!
Cool down with Wheatsville Co-Op deals! Get a 12 pack of local Rambler sparkling water and energy drinks - buy one, get one free - from now until Aug 10! And heat up with a late summer favorite grown in Hatch, New Mexico, hatch chiles are great in any dish that calls for a mild chile pepper. Look for exciting house made Hatch products from every department this August. Plus check out the $5 Grab & Go August Menu every Thursday… Aug 5 Shawarma Chicken or Tofu, Aug 12 Turkey or Vegan Loaf, Aug 19 Deviled Chicken or Seitan, Aug 26 Thai Red Curry Meatballs or Tofu.
Join Save Our Springs Alliance on Tue, Aug 10 at 6pm for Zilker Park Vision Plan Virtual Meeting. The City of Austin is hosting the second virtual community meeting in the Zilker Park Vision Plan process. Go HERE to register to participate in the meeting. You can read about the Zilker Park plan process, view the recordings of previous meetings, and read the baseline inventory of resources and challenges HERE. The community meeting is to be focused on events like ACL, trail of lights, kite fest, SOS's Barton Springs University Day, BSU walking tours, etc. Overall, SOS is asking that Zilker Park be restored and managed to be more park and less amusement park. 
Join Business Success Center’s Lean Business Success Issue Forum on Aug 26 from 12 to 1pm. The fourth Thursday of each month is dedicated to your issues. You may bring them with you and BSC will work on the ones selected for discussion. Led by Dave Nave of Dave Nave & Associates. Dave would prefer if you submitted them in advance by Aug 15 so he can prepare the slides for the Lean Issue Forum. Please mail them to him at They must be related to business or business ownership in some way. Use this direct Forum online link to join the meeting.
Ready for a fresh start? Whether you're getting kids ready for a return to the classroom or you're heading to one yourself, Whole Earth Provision Co. is here to help you gear up for the school year with new packs, lunch bags, water bottles, shoes and clothing. With our calendars turned to August, it's time to start thinking about the new school year. Time for a fresh start and the pleasure of new gear, shoes and clothing! Or maybe you know that special back-to-schooler that needs a boost! Grab a Whole Earth gift card for someone to create treasured memories on their next trip with quality clothing, shoes or gear.
Join Bloody Rose Boutique after they close tonight Thu, July 29 for an Instagram livestream! You will look at some of the new products Bloody Rose just got in over the past couple weeks, talk about what’s coming soon, and answer any questions. Bloody Rose is Austin’s premiere destination for dark streetwear and alternative apparel and accessories. They curate a small and unique collection of high-quality, exceptional imported and local clothing, accessories, footwear, gifts and more.
Pull up a chair at Jack Allen's Kitchen - where home, hospitality, and great flavors meet. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Happy hour is Mon through Fri from 3 to 7pm, featuring half-priced appetizers and drink specials. Get to one of Chef Jack Gilmore’s southern-inspired, farm-to-table restaurants in Austin, Round Rock, and sooooon…Cedar Park! Here are their new hours - Sun from 10:30am to 9pm, Mon through Thu from 11am to 9pm, and Fri and Sat from 11am to 10pm.
Armadillo Christmas Bazaar is curating an even more bazaar fine art market with 60% more space this year at the Palmer Events Center, reopening Dec 15 to Dec 24. Explore an amazing array of carefully curated art & handmade gifts from nearly 200 local, national, and award-winning artists while enjoying live music, and sips from a full bar. They're reopening in a big way with new art, new artists, more to discover and certainly more to shop! From application to participation, Armadillo is happy to provide help and mentorship throughout the process. If you think your artwork fits in the bazaar family, apply here to go to learn more.
Take advantage of living in the Live Music Capital of the World and join Casey Holder for a Hands-On Concert Photography class at Spider House Ballroom on Thu, Aug 12 with Precision Camera and Video! During the first part of the class, learn what to expect when preparing to shoot a show or concert, some of the pitfalls that you'll want to avoid, as well as the "must-have" shots that you should always get. Fujifilm will provide FREE loaner equipment to students who will be able to shoot with this equipment. The venue is open for class only from 5:45pm to 7:30pm, then the free public show from 7:30pm to 11pm.
ConOlio Oils & Vinegars in-store classes are back! Join ‘em on Aug 10 for Balsamic + Cheese: A Collaboration with Antonelli's Cheese Shop, pairing balsamic vinegars with the best of the season's flavors. Then get in on the first ever Pasta Class with Maggie's Farm on Aug 12. And mark your calendars for Olive Oil 101 Class on Aug 19 and Aug 26, for a comprehensive understanding of EVOO benefits, history and more. And their summer schedule would not be complete without welcoming back Chef Fer Candil of Paellas, Tapas & More for an authentic Spanish Paella Cooking Class on Aug 31. Book your classes now!
Ashdel and Slow North are teaming up to bring you a mini collection of eco-friendly, locally-made earrings featuring hand-sewn fabric beads made from off-cuts of your favorite Slow North therapy pack patterns and rose gold Japanese glass beads. For every great company changing beauty and skincare for the better, there’s another company using terms like “natural” and “clean” irresponsibly or even unethically. Over the years, Slow North has learned tricks for making shopping clean so much easier, so everyone can focus on finding the right formula for budget and needs. Check out their blog.
Get your yoga in this weekend with Mantra Yoga Collective’s in-person classes at Westover Hills Club located at 8706 Westover Club Dr, Austin, TX 78759. Fri, July 30 at 6:30am 45-min Vinyasa Sculpt with Amy Hogan, at 10am 1-hour Slow Flow with Amy Hogan, and at 6pm 1-hour Slow Flow with Chad Meany; Sat, July 31 at 10:30am 1-hour Gentle Flow with Jessica Stephens; and Sun, Aug 1 at 9am 1-hour Gentle with Robin Pippins and at 10:30am 1-hour Vinyasa Flow with Laura Teal. Sign up now!
Check out some upcoming books that BookPeople knows you will love! Keep it local and pre-order from your local independent bookstore! Why do pre-orders matter? Publishers prioritize a book's first week sales. Placing a pre-order for your favorite authors and anticipated reads ensures sales will be counted on the publication date and be more likely to end up on bestseller lists. Plus, you get to support an indie bookstore in the process. Pre-order now!
Conans Pizza has nominated their 5th tap to go back to a seasonal rotation of timely crafted brews. Up first, Karbach's Tasty Waves. It's "citrus & breezy, not bogus or cheesy"! What should Conans try in the fall? Chime in, if you’re brew-pinionated! And sadly, due to a sustained national shortage, Conans must rethink their long-time Tuesday wings special. They're trying to get back to the wings that everyone loves but just wait for a New Tuesday special coming soon!
You're invited to Austin Clubhouse's 11th Anniversary Bash on Sat, Aug 7 from 10am to 2pm! Join in for all the festivities including a dunk tank, games, and BBQ! Family, friends, and community partners are all welcome so be sure to spread the word. They are still planning the event and would love your input and help. If you have an idea for the party go in on any Wed at 2pm to plan the event! RSVP NOW!
Whether you want to book your own private tasting event or you’re just craving experiences outside your house, then click here for Antonelli's Cheese Shop's full schedule of events! Check out these upcoming events… Fri, July 23: Nonalcoholic Beer & Cheese Pairing featuring Athletic Brewing; Wed, July 28: Soft Cheeses: Rich, Gooey, Delicious; and Fri, July 30: An Antonelli's Date Night. Enjoy the cheese!
BookPeople’s booksellers love Archipelago Books, a nonprofit press focused on literature in translation, and they're ecstatic to share the Afro-Caribbean classic Dance on the Volcano by Marie Vieux-Chauvet. First published in 1957, this novel is perfect for those interested in Haitian history, deep explorations of social injustice, and courageous, determined heroines. Can't wait for you to read it! And don't forget to join the Amplify Book Club on July 28 at 7pm to discuss the book with book club leaders Chaunesey, Celina, and other fellow subscribers!
Two more command performances of Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven at The Carver are tonight, July 16 and tomorrow Sat, July 17 at 8:30pm! Join The Vortex outside at the back of the Carver building for #blackgirlmagic and #girlpower as Annie Jump discovers that the universe is way bigger than she thought. These performances are FREE, but you MUST RSVP! Bring chairs, blankets, water, snacks, hand fans and anything else you need to be comfy. Tickets are already going fast, so be sure to get yours here!
Can you believe that Bloomers and Frocks is turning 5 this week? Well, technically 9 years old, but they're celebrating the time in their current location for 5 years! To celebrate, they are giving you FREE vintage! Through Sat, July 17 from 11am to 6pm each day at the Austin shop only, the entire shop will be buy 2, get 1 free. The shop is packed with new arrivals that are not listed on the website including a lot of dead-stock from the 1960s-1980s from our recent buying adventures. Bonus!! Spend $250 and get a free gift with purchase, while supplies last!
The Great Outdoors backyard socials are gearing up again and they'd love to host local artists/artisans as well as musicians! The next social coming up is Sun, July 11 from 12pm to 3pm.If you're an artist or musician who'd like to be there, please click here to fill out the survey! Spread the word to people you know so The Great Outdoors can host the best of the best! Space is limited, but they hope to get artists in a rotation for future socials! And of course go check out the flora from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Check out where to find Restart CBD this summer! Add Restart CBD to any smoothie, smoothie bowl, or beverage at Blenders & Bowls. Try the Restart CBD Matcha Lemonade or add CBD to any beverage at Spread & Co. At Juan Pelota Café, add Restart CBD to any coffee! Purchase of a $15 710 event ticket comes with your chance to win a scholarship to Oaksterdam University for any self-paced online course. All that are in attendance of a 710 event will also be entered into Vanguard's 710 themed giveaways worth $1000! 
Malvern Books has a couple of wonderful Zoom events coming up in early July! On Sat, July 3 at 7pm the Lion & the Pirate is holding their next inclusive open mic! They'll start with featured performer Maria Palacio, a Pen 2 Paper alum, writer, and performer. Then it's your time to shine, with work welcome in any genre: music, spoken word, improv, skits, storytelling, dance, poems or prose. Everyone is welcome!  On Tue, July 6 at 7pm everyone is invited to join Malvern Books via Zoom to celebrate the launch of Jason Marc Harris’ novella Master of Rods and Strings. With readings from Jason and guest Lowell Mick White.
Mark your calendars for BookPeople’s upcoming events! Daisy Hernández, author of The Kissing Bug, her necessary investigation of the infectious Chagas disease, poverty, racism, and for-profit healthcare and the harm caused by decades of neglect on Thu, July 1 at 6pm. Tune in on July 7 at 6pm for a virtual presentation from Clare Sestanovich on her collection of stories, Objects of Desire, a debut of sly and disarming power that announces an extraordinary new literary voice. Legendary comedian, television writer, and host of the Best Show, Tom Scharpling, is on July 12 at 6pm to discuss his brand new memoir, It Never Ends!
Join Austin Clubhouse for Independence Day on July 5 from 10am to 2pm with BBQ, games, music, and fun! Check out their socials every Thursday from 5pm to 8pm for members and staff! They had a great time at the Central Market North Lamar Saturday Social! Check out their future events on their calendar page and don’t forget to like and share their Facebook page. And if you’re interested in seeing what the Austin Clubhouse community is all about, go take a tour. Tours take place daily Mon through Fri at 11am.
Shop for all your skincare needs at Slow North. Try the Spirulina and MSM Clay Mask, vegan and rich in amino acids to create the appearance of toned skin with a bright youthful glow. There’s also the Beetroot and Turmeric Clay Mask that’s packed with antioxidants and is ideal for sensitive or troubled skin thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory properties to soothe redness and irritation. Pro Tip: Skip the water and try hydrating your clay mask with a hydrosol, extract, fruit juice, yogurt, or any other liquid of your choice for an ultimate spa day.
Join Antonelli’s in promoting American artisan cheese! Show your USA pride with a July 4th cheese spread that features all American-made cheeses. Make it festive with a red, white, and blue theme between the cheese, cured meats, and accompaniments. If you don’t want to build your own, remember you can order a cheese tray or even a fully-loaded picnic basket online. Check out the “Pour Me a Slice” cheddar infused with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey or local Bee Tree Farm’s Halloumi for grilling. Get all your goodies before July 4th, because the shop team is taking the day off to celebrate.
Get ready for some Waterloo Records fun in July! Check out their lineup...Turk Pipkin & John Kunz discuss Willie Nelson's "Letters To America" virtual discussion on Thu, July 1 at 7pm; Emily Wolfe Live Stream on Thu, July 8 at 9:30pm; Israel Nash Live Stream on Fri, July 9 at 9:30pm; Waterloo Records Pop-Up at The Long Time on Sat, July 10 at 4pm; Waterloo Records Vinyl Market at Central Machine Works on Sun, July 11 at 11am; Waterloo Records Pop-Up at Bouldin Acres on Sun, July 18 at 10:30am; Texas Is The Reason Book-Signing with Pat Blashill on Wed, July 28 at 4pm.
This week's Business Success Center Forum Discussion is this Thu, Jun 24 at 12pm/noon CDT. They will tell the real story about MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) and how it might be a model for your business, led by Gene Chavez, The Pampered Chef. Check out the most current list of upcoming weekly Forum Guest Mentors and discussion topics and issues here! The BSC Business Success Forum was named one of the Austin area's best business and networking groups by the Austin Business Journal.
Watch the Austin FC soccer team play against the Minnesota United FC on Wed, Jun 23 at 7pm! Join Conans Pizza for the match! They have three TVs to tune in to and tables comfortably spread out. Root for the home team at Conans with a pizza feast! Then come back on Thursday as you feast your eyes on the June Full Strawberry Moon this cosmic Thor's day, Jun 24. It'll be a real treat, it's supa neat! Look up at the moon and down at the pizza!
The Con’ Olio experience is back, serving complimentary tastes of the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) & Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegars at both locations! Tap into the liquid gold of Con’ Olio’s olive oils and vinegars and discover your favorites. Sipping cups allow you to enjoy each selection’s nuances in its purest form. Want to try the Jalapeño White Balsamic Vinegar? Are you a new Oregano Olive Oil fan? Try before you buy!
Check out this weekend’s events with Mantra Yoga CollectiveFri, Jun 25 at 9:30am for Vinyasa Flow w/ Tracy, 6pm Slow Flow w/ Chad, and 6:30pm SHAKE-IT Hip Hop Dance Event w/ Erika; and Sun, Jun 27 at 9am Gentle w/ Robin and 10:30am Vinyasa Flow w/ Emily. However, Saturday morning classes are canceled this week due to a swim meet at Westover. Click here to view the full schedule of live stream and in-person classes.
End of an Ear has in-store shopping from 11am to 6:30pm daily plus curbside pick-up available up to 7pm. Feel free to call or email with any questions! Every day they're listing inventory both new and used vinyl and equipment to the website - so be on the lookout for new arrivals and updates. Check out these pre-orders coming out on Jun 25My Morning Jacket "Evil Urges'' 2xLP Cream with Black Blob Vinyl and My Morning Jacket "It Still Moves" 2xLP Golden Smoke Vinyl.
The Great Outdoors is closing out the month of June while working on a Great Outdoors Backyard Social in July and would love to hear what local musicians and artists you'd like them to feature! Stay tuned for more info on that! It's summer and it's hot. So they are opening early, at 8am Mon through Fri and at 9am on Sat and Sun so you can shop while it's cooler! Get to The Great Outdoors for all your seasonal veggies, flowers, trees, soil, fertilizer, and more! Thanks for shopping local! 
Join Waterloo Records live streaming and on-site events! Tune in to the @waterloorecords Facebook page for this and upcoming, audience free in-store performances LIVE from the Waterloo Records stage! Check out Waterparks Meet and Greet on Sun, Jun 27 from 4pm to 6pm for their released Greatest Hits in May of 2021. Pick up your copy of Greatest Hits on CD at Waterloo for your chance to meet the band, take a picture, and receive a signed lithograph of Waterparks.
One way Wheatsville can have the most immediate impact for the BIPOC community is by amplifying the work of their BIPOC vendors. Following last month's featured vendor Alaffia, they have chosen Nubian Heritage, a Black-owned business as the Vendor of the Month for June. In their words they are "Guided by the legacy of ancient Nubia, the world's first melting pot, Nubian Heritage remixes global healing traditions into modern wellness solutions." Visit either Wheatsville store to try their high-quality body care products.
It's Austin FC Soccer game day today, Wed, Jun 23 in Austin. Bring in your ticket to Restart CBD for a free CBD pre-roll with $10+ purchase. Take your CBD experience back to the most natural option available with the plant itself. CBD hemp flower products are appealing if you like the almost instant effects. Hemp flower doesn’t have an addictive component and is non-psychoactive. This couldn’t be more different from tobacco which contains nicotine, an extremely addictive compound.
To put together a long-term comprehensive plan for the restoration and future use of Zilker Park, the City of Austin Parks Dept recently launched the Zilker Park Vision Process. The Save Our Springs Alliance will be participating in this process to encourage the City to restore Zilker Park as a natural and recreational park, accessible to the general public at all times. Join Save Our Springs in pushing back by signing up here to participate in the first community meeting for the Vision Plan process at 6pm on Jun 29 via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Like the good ole days, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is opening the shop doors to allow for customers to come in, look for their perfect bite of cheese, and yes - even taste it! But they’ll simultaneously keep up the convenience of offering online ordering. The new normal hours, 11am to 7pm daily, go into effect starting Thu, Jun 24! You’ll see new faces slinging your cheese too! Lastly, they’re expanding the cheese tray program and other highlights. They’ll save those details for later, but just know that you can keep ordering your cheese trays online.
Sat, Jun 26 reserve your free CapMetro passes for this pre-show Annie Jump adventure at The Vortex. Join a tour guide provided by Six Square to tour the historic Six Square Austin’s Black Cultural District! Meet up at The Vortex at 4:45pm, then bus to the heart of the district and walk around historic Huston-Tillotson University and explore Rosewood Park, established in 1929 as the city’s first public space for African Americans. You’ll end at the theatre in time for dinner and the show, Annie Jump And the Library of Heaven! Seating on the buses is limited and sign up is required. Get your name on the eventbrite list today to reserve slots for you and your family.
Join Wheatsville via Zoom on Tue, June 15 at 6:30pm. In this hour-long operational focused talk, Wheatsville General Manager Mark Jacob will discuss the challenges that your co-op has overcome in the last year and the exciting new future Wheatsville and the community has before it. There will be a short Q&A afterwards. Click here to RSVP.
Many prospects and clients ask McCarthy Print for unique ideas to make their print pieces "pop". Foil Stamped Print Pieces can accomplish that! Here are some examples and applications...foil stamped business cards make a great first impression, foil stamped invitations add sophistication, foil stamped programs or menus draw donors and attendees to your event, add foil stamping to any book or catalog that you want to stand out. Available in many colors and unique designs. Call McCarthy Print to set up your free consultation.
Next up in Antonelli’s traveling road show series, offering in-person tasting events around town, is a Cheese & Charcuterie Pairing at Contigo on Father’s Day. Whether you’ve got a father figure to celebrate or not, this event is open to anyone interested in artisanal cheese and cured meats. Join Antonelli’s at Contigo’s beautiful outdoor space in East Austin and stay after the tasting to enjoy their delicious menu. Get your tickets here for Sun, June 20 from 2:30pm to 4pm for Cheese & Cured Meat Pairing for Father’s Day.
Austin Clubhouse knows that social connection and a sense of meaning, purpose and belonging is vital for everyone and especially, for those recovering from mental health conditions. Closing facilities was painful as it cut a profound source of energy for both members and staff--togetherness. Austin Clubhouse is now prepared to fully reopen to 20 members at a time, Mon through Fri, 9am to 5pm beginning June 1! They look forward to removing the cap on attendance as conditions continue to improve.
Mantra Yoga Collective is so excited that SHAKE-IT! is back! Join Erika Friday nights in June for a Hip Hop Dance Class! BIPOC folks (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) are welcome to join the virtual classes and/or the in-person event for free! MYC Members join for free, too. Shake it on June 18 at 5:30pm - virtual 45-minute class and June 25 at 6:30pm - in-person 75-minute event.
Enrolling: July & August Camps! Only a few spots left at Mariposas Spanish School! ¡Acompañanos! Mariposa is gearing up for camp Costa Rica this summer! Join for one session or all! They will be covering Costa Rica through different lenses while spending time exploring the outdoors and participating in interactive activities that include mindfulness and environmental awareness. Register now for July 5 through 9 and 12 through 16 for Animals & Habitats or Aug 2 through 6 and 9 through 13 for Geography & Culture. Sign up now!
Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven is on at The Vortex! Get your tickets now through July 3 at 8pm, live and in-person! Annie Jump is not your normal 13-year old. She’s starting high school a year early, her dad is obsessed with aliens, and an intergalactic super computer has manifested in the form of a teen-queen to tell her that she’s been chosen to lead humanity into the stars. The good news is she’s a science genius who’s already faced off against bullies, trolls, and the boy who maybe kinda likes her. The bad news is saving the world could mean giving up everything she’s ever known and the person she loves the most.
Peoples Deli's new refreshing drinks are perfect for this summer season! Try the Mocha Cold Brew, a coffee-based delight combined with delicious Chocolate Cashew Milk, and the Flower Power Lemonade that features Butterfly Pea Powder, known to ease stress, support glowing skin, and more. Cool down by picking them up at Peoples Deli today! Remember to treat Dad this Father's Day, June 20! Stop by Peoples for herbal support, a gift card, and some gluten-free sweets...all great gifts for him!
Join BookPeople for their first meeting on June 26 at 1pm for the reading of Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. BookPeople are avid YA readers to the core! They will spotlight different genres, tropes, and themes. Join BookPeople this summer for a spotlight series featuring last year's Texas Teen Book Festival authors, and stick around in the fall to help figure out what to spotlight next! Interested in joining the club? Email to connect!
Join Antonelli’s Cheese Shop on Thu, June 24 from 6:30pm to 8pm at Easy Tiger South. You will be tasting 8 cheeses in a Taste Off: Savory versus Sweet. There will be four sweet pairings, like donut chocolate, and 4 savory pairings. They’ll talk you through the theory of pairing - that is, marrying contrasting flavors (sweet honey with salty cheese) or similar flavor profiles (savory, nutty cheese with a similar spread). You decide which is the best and help Antonelli’s determine the winner in real time. Get tix here.
Tickets on sale now for Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven on June 4 through July 3 at 8pm on the Garden Stage at The Vortex. Annie Jump is not your normal 13-year old. She’s starting high school a year early, her dad is obsessed with aliens, and an intergalactic super computer has manifested in the form of a teen-queen mean girl to tell her that she’s been chosen to lead humanity into the stars. The good news is she’s a science genius who’s already faced off against bullies, trolls, and the boy who maybe kinda likes her. The bad news is saving the world could mean giving up everything she’s ever known and the person she loves the most.
All wine at Wheatsville Co-op is 15% off for customers and 30% off for owners from now until May 25 or while supplies last! Plus, support Wheatsville’s May Community Action Partner of the Month, Casa Marianella. Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. In addition to shelter, Casa offers access to legal and medical resources, food, clothing, English classes, and other resources.
Join Business Success Center’s next free “Share The Wisdom” webinar, “How To Choose The Right Way To Fund Your Business”, on Fri, May 28 from 10am to 11am CDT, lead by Jan Triplett, CEO of BSC. RSVP and details here! There are 101+ ways to fund a business but they are not all equal. Join Jan Triplett to talk about your funding needs and how to decide your best option - not just what company, grant, etc. to pursue. This is an interactive session to work on your funding plan so come with questions and an idea of your timeline and priorities.
Speak with a local Austin injury attorney about options you have after an auto or car crash. Free lawyer consultations available in person or over video chat. See what your case is worth. Call or text McMinn Law at 512-474-0222 to get started. This is your Austin local personal injury lawyer, with more than 15 years serving central Texans. They represent serious personal injury and car accident victims for one purpose: to fight for the compensation our injured clients and their families deserve.
Get some great deals, meals, thrills, and spills at Wheatsville! They’re highlighting local Austin vendors to celebrate all things Austin now through May 18! Get big savings on over 150 items! Just look for the 512 tags in stores to see the savings and the love! Not only share the love, but share the arm! Donate blood at the Wheatsville Co-Op South Lamar on Mon, May 24 from 10am to 4pm - sign up here!
Let's hear it for thrillers! Local author May Cobb debuts her brand new thriller, The Hunting Wives, with BookPeople. Cobb will be joined in conversation with bookseller favorite and New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager for this event and will be moderating a live Q&A with the audience, so don't miss out! Join on zoom for this free, virtual event on Tue, May 18 at 6pm. Register here!
Dandelion is the newest collaboration between Bottle Alley and The VORTEX. This unique interactive experience takes the form of an online digital auction with performance elements consisting of ephemera and occult objects from within the Farm Road Coven universe, curated by coven member Morgan Moxley. Auction Live from May 20 through May 31 with performance broadcasts May 20 through May 25 at 8pm.
Antonelli’s Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese…Oh My! A Cheese and Charcuterie Pairing on Wed, June 9 AT Easy Tiger SOUTH from 6:30pm to 8pm! Yes! In person! Antonelli’s will showcase 5 different cheeses each paired with one of their small batch meats from Smoking Goose, La Quercia, Underground Meats, Olympia Provisions, Visca Charcuteria (to name a few). Your cheese plate will be accompanied by Spanish corn nuts, pickles pairings, and a special selection of Easy Tiger bread. Get your tickets here!
Did you forget to get mom a mother’s day present!?!? Chill. Restart has you covered! Now through midnight May 9, get $5 off $50 or $10 off $100 at RestartCBD! Use codes CBDMOM5 or CBDMOM10 respectively. Plus get a free CBD edible with every $50+ online purchase. Mom new to CBD? Try Chocolate Squares - Dark 6-pk or CBG CBD OIL or Pre-roll Variety 5/Pack.
Voting rights activist and political leader Stacey Abrams brings the While Justice Sleeps virtual tour to BookPeople. Stacey Abrams is coming to Austin on Mon, May 17 at 5pm as part of her virtual tour in support of her new Supreme Court thriller While Justice Sleeps. Tickets are now available for this one-of-kind engagement that includes a conversation with Sarah Michelle Gellar and a signed copy of While Justice Sleeps. Read more about this stellar virtual event here!
Replenish your Alaffia body care products on sale now at Wheatsville. Alaffia aims to alleviate poverty and advance gender equity through the Fair Trade of Indigenous resources and community empowerment projects. The Shea Butter Hand Soap and Body Lotion uses the oil from the nuts of wild Shea trees; it is protective, emollient and valued for skin care. Try the Coconut Lip Balm that uses virgin coconut oil extracted from the fruit of the coconut palm and has been part of diet and skin care for centuries.
Check out the three ways to shop at Slow North! Shop online 24/7 with free shipping for orders over $150. Or shop online and choose “local pickup” at check out. Most orders are ready within the hour! And shop instore from 11am to 6pm every day! Take their quiz to discover your perfect Slow North scent! Or just celebrate the sunshine and warm summer days with Slow North’s new “Hello Sunshine” candle with a custom blend of grapefruit, lime, and geranium essential oils - designed to vitalize and refresh your senses - is playful and fresh; with floral notes and a fruity, crisp accent.
Fowler Law proclaims their Pro Age outreach as another of the ways they welcome you when you have a legal need. So, why does Fowler Law want you to associate them with the term Pro Age? While they certainly are capable and competent in the areas of estate planning, trust formation, elder law, and other services that tend to be sought out primarily by older individuals and their loving families, that is not the point of the Pro Age message. Click here to view a recent presentation by The Fowler Law Firm PC for AustinUP, a nonprofit organization committed to making Central Texas a place where adults aged 50+ live full, engaged lives.
Say hello to Slow North’s newest card in their line of paper goods! Made from 100% recycled card stock, eco-friendly inks, and packaged in a biodegradable sleeve! What’s a better way to celebrate your mom and let her know she really is the best mama ever?! And shop all of Slow North’s Mother’s Day Collection here! Shop fast though - Mother’s Day is Sun, May 9!
New Arrivals Are Here! From designer handbags and dresses (Oscar De La Renta, anyone?), to jewelry and summer tops, there's so much that Bloomers and Frocks is excited about! How about this 1980s Black Silk Oscar de la Renta Gown! Crafted out of luxurious black silk with large rhinestone buttons, with a fit and flare shape and box pleats that make it ultra flattering, this 1980s dress is the timeless piece you need for your next formal event.
Shop End of an Ear’s online webstore! Every day they list inventory, both new and used vinyl and equipment to the website - so be on the lookout for new arrivals and updates! Click here to see all current preorders available. If you have quality used records to trade in or sell, call (512) 462-6008 or email to set up an appointment. Or if you want to make a one-hour shopping appointment for you and a guest, then click here!
Mother's Day is right around the corner! Treat the moms in your life with a gift of relaxation and renewal. The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School is offering 10% Off Mother's Day Massage Gift Certificate purchases from now until May 9. Gift Certificates available for online purchase only. The recipient will receive via the email provided. Use promo code: ILOVEMOM at checkout! Purchase your eGift Card here!
If your office is filled with older furniture and you are planning to refresh the overall look of your design, inevitably some things will have to go. Explore some clever ways of integrating older furniture that would compliment the modern upgrades you have in mind with Office Furniture NOW! If you have a definitive brand style, you can do this within a hybrid workspace by creating a design that speaks to your business journey. Begin brainstorming here!
In celebration of Waterloo Record’s 39th Anniversary, they are proud to announce…Ray Wylie Hubbard LIVE from the WATERLOO RECORDS stage Thu, May 6 at 7:30pm for free! Ray Wylie Hubbard released Co-Starring, his major label debut while the world was in the depths of a pandemic. Waterloo Records is proud to celebrate their 39th year by continuing to spotlight Ray’s new album and his loyal friendship with the store by sharing this anniversary celebration with him.
To all the sounding board, advice-giving, nurturing, confidence-boosting, cheerleading, tough talking mama figures out there, we appreciate you. Antonelli’s Special Mother’s Day Gift Box, available for curbside pickup and local delivery here, includes: Heart-Shaped Green Hill (brie-style cheese), Menage (semi-soft mixed milk cheese), Prickly-Pear Lomo (cured meat), Pomegranate Bubbly Jelly, Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bar, Pickles, Marcona Almonds, and GF natural wafer crackers.
Celebrate Mom with ConOlio Oils & Vinegars’ selection of gifts for Mother's Day which include a wide selection of olive oil and balsamic vinegars combos and of course, other culinary goodness! Is mom an adventurous chef? Choose from a variety of gift box sets. Customize a Deluxe Dipping Set, a sampler olive oil set or surprise her and stock her pantry and with all her favorite mini's . Wanna go big? Gift her a membership to the Con' Olio Oil & Vinegar of the Month Club subscription.
Big 3 Day Deal at Wheatsville! All bulk items are 20%off for customers and 35%off for owners from Thu, April 22 to Sat, April 24! Get your dry goods, herbs, spices, coffee, tea, body care, and pet food in bulk! Visit the South Lamar Garden Center with starter plants, house plants, succulents, soil, and compost. Help Wheatsville Feed Austin! With your $10 or $20 contribution, you can help feed local families with high quality food and essentials.
Mantra Yoga Collective's Outdoor Full Moon Yoga & Sound Bath with Janice and Jessica is this Sun, Apr 25 from 6pm to 7:30pm! The Pink Moon in April corresponds with the springtime bloom of flowers and specifically pink phlox. Janice will lead us through gentle flowing movements, and Jessica will guide us through a yin practice with deep stretches, accompanied by singing bowls. Click here for details and registration!
Sunday Afternoons Hat Sale at Whole Earth is through Fri, Apr 23! Take 30% off all Sunday Afternoons hats for men, women and kids, in-store and online! Get a Kids Bucket Hat or an Ultra Adventure Storm Hat or maybe an awesome River Otter Trucker Hat! Spring has sprung and the sun is out! Protect your face and head now (and really all year) with Sunday Afternoon Hats from Whole Earth Provision Co.
Slow North’s Earth Day DIY Succulent Bar is back! Mark your calendars for this weekend! Mask up, grab your empty (and clean) used candle vessels, and head over to Slow North’s shop from 11am to 6 pm on Sat, Apr 24 through Sun, Apr 25 for their FREE DIY Succulent Bar. Free succulents available while supplies last!
April 22 is Earth Day! Read more about and love your planet! BookPeople’s Earth Day reading list celebrates the mysteries of our planet while imparting a few lessons on how to best love it. Click here for the full list and take a second to breathe in some fresh air when you're done with that!
Thursday is Earth Day! Celebrate with Save Our Spring by getting outside in nature, watching Karen Kocher’s Origins of a Green Identity documentary on KLRU at 10pm or streaming the film at any time.  Please also consider an Earth Day donation to help Save Our Springs protect our home waters and native wildlife.
Need a reset? Try a Peoples 3-Day Juice Cleanse! Now formulated by Peoples' Naturopath Lauren Sanchez, both cleanse options feature raw, organic, cold-pressed green juices, alkaline organic veggie broth, organic detox tea, and a daily schedule and guide written by Lauren. If you liked their juice cleanse before, you're gonna love these new cleanses! Order online today for next-day pickup. Learn more about the cleanse here!
Yes for Democracy Dollars! No on Strong Mayor! Save Our Springs urges Austin voters to support the proposed Democracy Dollars charter amendment Proposition H. They also urge a "no" vote on the proposed strong mayor charter amendment, Proposition F. Both proposals, along with several others, will be on the ballot, with early voting starting Mon, Apr 19 and election day Sat, May 1. Read more on how Democracy Dollars will strengthen voter voices and the undue influence of special interest money on local elections here.  
Check out which restaurants Restart CBD is in this month! For those who choose to partake in CBD, it’s available in many forms around Austin, showing up in juices, coffee, ice cream, and baked goods including Cuvee Coffee’s CBD options or the more veggie-focused juices from Juiceland. In terms of sweets, there’s a specialty flavor at alcohol-infused ice cream shop Prohibition Creamery or add CBD to any flavor at vegan Nada Moo’s scoop shop. Try the CBD waffle at reopened Kinda Tropical or the baked goods at CBD shop Flamingo Hemp.
This year, during the month of April, Whole Earth customers can make donations to Texas State Parks in all stores. For a $20+ donation, customers receive a $5 Texas State Parks gift card, good for fees or purchases at any Texas State Park. For a $50+ donation, customers receive a Whole Earth branded Nalgene 32oz bottle and a $5 Texas State Parks gift card. For a $100+ donation, receive an exclusive Ft. Lonesome custom Texas Patch, the Nalgene water bottle, and the gift card, while supplies last. Donations are gratefully accepted in any amount. (Sorry, they cannot accept online donations for Texas State Parks at this time.)
Summer camp registration is now open! Mariposas Spanish School is excited to explore beautiful Costa Rica with campers throughout the summer with different themes during each camp. Enrollment for June camp (Jun 1 through Jun 11) is live! The Jun 1 through 4 and Jun 7 through 11 camps delve into Costa Rica through music and steam for ages 3 to 8 plus assistant and mentorship opportunities for ages 9+. July & August Summer Camp Dates & Themes are: Jul 5 through 9 and Jul 12 through 16 explore Animals & Habitats then Aug 2 through 6 and Aug 9 through 13 explore Geography & Culture/Games.
The VORTEX Tapas Series 2021 begins with a new work-in-progress production of Valoneecia Tolbert’s Tales of a Blerd Ballerina. Presented both as LIVE broadcasts each evening as well as with limited in-person seating opportunities at the VORTEX, this play centers the Blerd (black nerd) experience, embracing diverse communities and generating vital conversations around black identity. This unashamed art pulls concepts and style from both the Afro-Diaspora and Jazz Aesthetic while also focusing on stories of growing up as a Blerd child of the 80's. Sun, Apr 18 at 8pm is the last day for this show! So get your tickets now!
ConOlio Oils & Vinegars would love to host your private group, company, team appreciation, holiday get together or just a private one on one for your friends and family! An olive oil/balsamic expert will guide you through a tasting of some of the world’s freshest extra virgin olive oils & aged balsamic vinegars complete with pairings of cheese from Antonelli's, artisanal bread, and more. Private class minimum is 12 people and you have the option to pick up your plate or have the class kit shipped to your recipient! Call ConOlio to schedule your private virtual Olive Oil/Balsamic Class at 512-342-2344 or email to check date availability. 
If you are interested in learning, sharing and/or setting your own personal wellness goals and want to learn about new tools for staying healthy, join Austin Clubhouse’s Vitality Unit on Fridays at 10:30am on this Zoom line with Meeting ID: 480-628-6601 and passcode code: 4806286601. If you want or need to get in contact with Austin Clubhouse call: (346) 248-7799. Austin Clubhouse is so thankful to all those who continue to help move their mission forward. Please consider making a gift by visiting their webpage. Monthly subscription gifts are budget friendly and can help them build a sustainable future.
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School Workshop Updates! Register for Structural Bodywork Fundamentals with Thomas Damron on May 9, for the therapist who wants to learn how to include their clients in the therapeutic process. Register for The Art, Science, and Treatment of the Lower Leg & Foot with Rebecca Barnes on Jun 6 where you will look at the lower leg and foot with an integrated approach from an orthopedic and reflexology background. Register for LomiLomi 'Hawaiian Temple Bodywork' with Jason Bratcher for Jun 25 through Jun 27, stemming from the ancient bodywork modality that was created by the Kahuna Healers of Hawaii. Register now!
Here is the latest for Waterloo Records live streaming events! Tune in to the @waterloorecords Facebook page for these upcoming, audience free in-store performances LIVE from the Waterloo Records stage! Ali Holder is on Sat, Apr 17 at 8:30pm. Erin Ivey is on Thu, Apr 22 at 7:30pm. In celebration of Waterloo's 39th Anniversary, they are proud to announce… Ray Wylie Hubbard is on Thu, May 6 at 7:30pm. Grace Pettis is on Mon, May 10 at 7:30pm.
View Mantra Yoga Collective’s full schedule, including all livestream classes here. Don't forget to save the date for an Outdoor Full Moon Yoga & Sound Bath with Janice and Jessica at 6pm on Sun, Apr 25! The Pink Moon in April corresponds with the springtime bloom of flowers and specifically pink phlox. Janice will lead us through gentle flowing movements, and Jessica will guide us through a yin practice with deep stretches, accompanied by singing bowls. Click here for details and registration!
Save Our Springs Alliance is doing great work to protect our beautiful central Texas waterways! If you want to learn more about environmental legislation being considered this session, tune in to Shades of Green, green talk radio from Austin on Thu, Apr 15 at 1pm on 91.7 FM or streaming at You’ll hear from Alliance for a Clean Texas and the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance. And consider a donation to help fund the education, advocacy, and citizen action necessary to save Barton Springs.  
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with BookPeople! In case it wasn't painfully obvious, but BookPeople gets pretty hyped up around April because it's National Poetry month! And that means it's a perfectly reasonable time to recite limericks, rhymes, and sonnets to everyone in your life. Get inspired and find new favorites when you visit us in-store and explore the ever-growing list of their favorite poem books! Check some out here!
Prom & Wedding Season Are Officially Here! Getting ready for a formal affair? After more than a year of quarantining you're going to want to dress to impress, and nothing stands out in a crowd like a unique vintage look. Shop Bloomers & Frocks’ Formalwear now! Check out their 1960s Candied Peach + Beaded Trim Shift Dress, bright candied peach sleeveless shift dress with silver and gold bead work detailing with V-neckline and back zipper closure. Or hop into a 1970s Hot Pink and Gold Velvet Zip with Chiffon Formal Maxi Skirt.
How about a revamped “Cheese & Crackers Pairing” but featuring macarons?! You know, the meringue cookie sandwich, a confection made up of two almond-flour-based cookies held together with ganache, jam, buttercream, and more. Antonelli’s is sourcing the macarons from local bakery heroes Sugar Mama’s, who are making their macarons just for this event. 6 macarons, 6 cheeses, other pairing bites. Tickets here for Thu, April 15 at 6pm. Yummmmm!
Business Success Center's Reopening Business Successfully Global Forum is online on Thursdays from 12pm to 1pm CST. This is a global forum for business owners. The purpose is to create strategic alliances and learn from each other as we work together to rebuild our passion for good business and reopen successfully. With your input and ideas, they do it all in 60 minutes each week! Upcoming Special Guest Mentors & Topics on Apr 15: Choosing the right business organization to join, on Apr 22 :Resiliency: Quick Tips for Bouncing Back from Change, on Apr 29: 101 Funding Options, and on May 6: Experience Wins! Register here!
Try this trick for weekend pancakes. Give a generous pour of ConOlio Oils & Vinegars’ Dark Strawberry Balsamic over your fresh stack. Add a little sugar and they'll form a sweet sauce with a bit of depth. Then give a drizzle of maple syrup. The result? Ordinary pancakes become a gourmet treat. Shop now for ConOlio Oils & Vinegars’ dark balsamic vinegars including blackberry ginger, dark chocolate, fig, lavender, neapolitan herb, red apple and many more! The shop is now open plus you can still get curbside for preorders placed online or by phone.
New to CBD? Learn more about it at CBD 101 from Restart CBD. Learn about the basics, choosing the right product for you, and different types of CBDs. Vote for Restart on the Final Round of Austin Chronicle's “Best of Austin.” Restart CBD is a finalist for Best CBD Purveyor, Best Monthly Subscription Box Service, Best Smoke Shop under "SHOPPING GROUP"!  Voting runs now through Apr 12. Vote now! And don't forget to join their community for members only exclusives, discounts, free samples, and more!
Shop locally owned and operated WorkSmart for all your office product needs! Enjoy the springtime with some patio time at work. Check out their Lorell teak outdoor furniture, with durable construction that withstands outdoors conditions for lasting use. Office need snacks? They’ve got great deals on Bigelow Organic Tea Assortment, Folgers Coffee, Kind Bars and more. As a thank you from WorkSmart, they are starting their free food promo again - place an order for $350 before tax and after discounts and use the promo code: CLOVER and you will receive yummy Rice Krispy Treats.
It’s time to sign up for Mariposas Spanish School’s Summer Camp! Kids will have a blast learning and improving their Spanish skills naturally through outdoor games, story time, culture-focused activities, exploration, science, music, movement, and art. Campers will be immersed in the culture of Costa Rica through a range of activities: from geography to culture, science experiments to cooking classes, and storytime to traditional outdoor games. June Camps are from June 1 through 4 and 7 through 11 from 9am to 1pm. July & August Camp Dates TBA soon! Older than 8? No problem! Join Camp Costa Rica through the Assistant/Mentorship opportunities!
Celebrate Conans Pizza for National Mom & Pop Business Day! It's a special day to appreciate the long hours, hard work and dedication it takes to run a small business. But y'all don't need a special day; y'all do it every day! So, get a pizza! Buy a gift certificate! Live, laugh, love pizza!  Now open for dine-in, curbside, take-out and delivery from Mon through Thu from 11am to 9:30pm and Fri and Sat 11am to 10:30pm. And don't forget their weekly deals like Mon $12 Large Thin 1 Topping Pies, Tue 75¢ wings, Wed free vegan cheese, and happy hours from 3pm to 6pm every weekday!
Creating a digital print piece will add a personal touch to your marketing campaign that engages your clients without breaking your marketing budget. McCarthy Print has 4 great reasons to print digitally… Timeliness, fewer steps in this printing process. Cost Effective, printing plates are not required. Smaller Quantities, digital printing is the ideal method of producing short to medium print runs. Customization, digital printing provides the most affordable solution to customize marketing materials, direct mail pieces, variable imprint and more. Call for your free consultation at 512-479-8938! Ask for Deanna.
Here is the latest on Waterloo Records' live streaming events! Tune in to the @waterloorecords Facebook page for these upcoming, audience-free, in-store performances LIVE from the Waterloo Records stage! David Ramirez with Album: My Love is a Hurricane on Thu, Apr 8 at 7:30pm; Ali Holder with Album: Uncomfortable Truths on Sat, Apr 17 at 8:30pm; Erin Ivey with Album: Solace in the Wild on Thu, Apr 22 at 7:30pm!
The Austin Chronicle's The Best of Austin Finalists have been announced! Vote now in round 2 of The Chronicle's celebration of all things Austin. Pick your faves and tell 'em why. Your comments might be included in the Best of Austin issue. You can vote in one category, or every category. You can jump around. Your votes will automatically be saved. You can log back in and vote in more categories – and even change your vote – up until balloting ends on Mon, Apr 12 at midnight. Winners will be announced in the May 14 issue.
Thanks to your support, Forbidden Fruit made the finals and voting is open again for the Chronicle's Best of Austin 2021! Click the link here to vote for Forbidden Fruit! Plus check out their new Regular Store Hours, Mon though Sat from 12pm to 7pm and Sun from 12pm to 6pm. Open Easter Sunday regular hours from12-pm to 6pm, so hop on by! Shopping online/curbside pick up is always your safest way to shop! Have questions about the products? Looking for something not on the website? Want to make sure an item is in stock before you head in? Email at or call 512-453-8090.
A beautiful sunny spring day gets us out in our warm weather clothes and sandals. Are your sandals looking a bit worse for wear? It may be time to start the year fresh with new sandals for spring and summer! Teva is helping usher in Whole  Earth's next 50 years with this sweet giveaway! Teva is one of Whole Earth's longest standing partners, since 1985. They're hooking up TWO winners with some new summer kicks! Follow Whole Earth on Instagram and tag a friend to enter to win through Wed, Mar 31 at midnight.
Slow North celebrates women-owned businesses giving back. Check out these… Madeline’s local Louisiana community inspires much of her design work with its strength, community, and traditions. MIMOSA’s #GoodsforGood line features super wearable art that gives 10% of every ASL “I Love You” Necklace will go to Deaf Focus in Baton Rouge, LA.. Amsha’s, created by founder Laura Walker, team members include weaving co-ops and artisans in Rwanda, Ghana, and Kenya. Tara Chapman started with a single beekeeping class and before long, she’d created Two Hives Honey that makes honey but provides tons of education and support for its local beekeeping community in East Texas.
Join Antonelli’s for their 2nd Annual Easter Candy & Cheese Pairing. This tasting doesn’t include any religious leanings and is inclusive to all who like Peeps, Cadbury Eggs, Reese’s Eggs, Jelly Beans, and more. Oh yeah, and cheese. Offered via “Facebook Live with the Antonelli's.” Antonelli’s will be live at 6pm on Apr 4, but you can watch it anytime later that same evening, accessing the video on their Facebook page. Includes 7 cheeses and 7 candy/chocolate pairings. Family friendly. Tickets here.
SpaDash was born in Austin, Texas and they cultivate the same laid back culture that Austin is famous for. Part of what they bring to the community is a great service that helps people do more with their time. SpaDash Haircut Delivery is celebrating its One Year Anniversary in March. They have given safe, fast and stylish haircuts to Austin residents at their homes and offices, both inside and out, for a year.  Help ‘em celebrate and get 10% off a SpaDash service by using promo code: ONEYEAR10.
Join Texas Book Festival for a live discussion on their February book club pick, Bryan Washington's Memorial, on Tue, Mar 16 at 12:30pm. The Facebook Live will feature footage from Washington's panel at the 2020 Texas Book Festival and the live discussion will be lead by TBF's Communications and Marketing Coordinator Ke'ara Hunt in the comments section. BookPeople is the official bookseller for the Texas Book Festival, dominating a portion of every book sold through the online Festival store back to the Texas Book Festival.
The Vortex’s 11th Annual Garden Party is this Sat, Mar 13 from 2pm to 5pm! Dance to David Jellema’s The Texas Moaners, Djamberry Caravan, and Johnny Holden! Let the kids pet the bunnies from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo. Create your own butterfly-inspired artworks. Drink a Butterfly Bar garden-inspired cocktail. Donate butterfly-friendly plants, soil, compost, mulch. Most of all, rejoice and replenish this Nationally Certified Butterfly Sanctuary.
Run, jump, swing, pounce and climb with great toys and games from Whole Earth Provision Co.! Share family fun with outdoor toys and games for all ages! Get a Schylling Tim Bird or an Aerobie Sprint Flying Ring or some Toysmith Jumbo Tennis Rackets. Not sure what to get your outdoor friend who has everything? Give the Gift of Adventure. Each Whole Earth gift card is an opportunity for a friend or family member to create treasured memories on their next trip with quality clothing, shoes or gear.
Deal-o-rama! Get a Kosmic Kombucha Wheatsville Pear of the Dog 2 for $4.50 now until Mar 16! And celebrate Wheatsville turning 45! Owners get a free piece of birthday cake! Let’s also celebrate Women’s History Month by supporting some local businesses where women make a difference as leaders or owners: Kosmic Kombucha, Celeste’s Best Cookies, Texas Medicinals, Dewberry Hills, and Buena Tierra Farm. All at Wheatsville!
Miss gathering with your friends and fellow foodies? Con' Olio just announced two new Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegars 101 tasting classes on Mar 25 and Apr 8. It is a truly unique sensory exploration of extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars! Purchase a class for $40 plus tax, grab the goods the day of class (a tray of cheese, prosciutto, artisan bread and more deliciousness) then pickup at the Arboretum location.
Shake Your Shamrock for St Patty's Day at Forbidden Fruit! Create your own Pot O' Pleasure for St Patty's Day with a new toy, lube, BDSM gear and more! The shelves are well stocked with tons of new items and old favorites, including loads of body stockings, thongs, packaged lingerie and of course thigh-high stockings! So, drop by today! Speaking of dropping by…check out the new store hours: Mon through Sat from 12pm to 7pm and Sun from 12pm to 6pm.
Reading, celebrating, and supporting the work of Black authors and creators doesn't have to stop when February ends. At BookPeople, there's plenty of ways you can continue this journey. From browsing the shelves to pre-ordering a forthcoming title (this is very important when it comes to publishing), attending an author event and joining one of their book clubs dedicated to uplifting diverse voices. BookPeople has compiled a selection of reading lists, pre-orders, and book clubs to attend - shop here! 
Dessert for breakfast! Heck yeah! Con' Olio is treating us to some Chocolate Blood Orange Waffles. Snag a bottle of Con Olio’s Blood Orange Olive Oil for the recipe. You'll also love it as a replacement for butter when you're baking other treats. Drizzle a bit of Vanilla Bean Balsamic Vinegar on top of these pancakes and other delights to create a marvelous combo of citrus of vanilla! Enjoy!
Shop Whole Earth Provision Co.’s Clearance Sale! Get up to 60% off select adult and kids clothing, shoes, gifts, toys and gear. Shop online, get curbside pick up, go have some outdoor fun! Shop now! Need to give a gift? Give the gift of adventure! Each Whole Earth gift card is an opportunity for a friend or family member to create treasured memories on their next trip with quality clothing, shoes or gear.
Curbside, Mail-Order & Local Delivery at End of an Ear. For the safety of both staff and customers, the storefront is closed for the time being, though you can make an appointment, a one-hour shopping trip for yourself and one guest with masks at all times. Schedule yours here! You can always shop online too! Every day they list inventory, both new and used vinyl and equipment to the website - so, be on the lookout for new arrivals and updates! End of an Ear is open 11am to 7pm every day.
Every Slow North candle is made from American grown soy wax and 100% pure essential oils--nothing else. No dyes, no fragrance oils, and no petroleum byproducts. Slow North has been making their candles this way since 2015. When you pour a candle by hand, it's really precious. You can feel that intention with every burn. They're warm, comforting, and each one shows the love. Take a virtual tour peek behind the scenes at their Austin production studio.
Now in the shop is one of Antonelli’s favorite bites of 2020, the Salted Cantaloupe Jam from Round Rock Jelly Co. Maker Sheri Valencia started in 2019, adding fun twists to favorite family recipes. This jelly is a sweet and salty mix of fresh cantaloupe, sea salt, and a touch of vanilla. Enjoy with some cured meat, like an Antonelli’s prosciutto, jamon, or cured ham with a side of CKC Baby Blue or Gorgonzola Dolce, a creamy (young) blue cheese. Both are mild mannered blues that lightly compliment the salt in the jam while letting the fruit come forward. Yum!!
Come join The Vortex in a FREE day of frivolity as they replenish their Nationally Certified Butterfly Sanctuary at The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex on Sat, Mar 13 from 2pm to 5pm for their 11th Annual Garden Party! Over the past decade, they have actively cultivated butterfly vines, fed the caterpillars, and watched them emerge from their chrysalises as butterflies of many varieties. Celebrate with neighbors and friends at The Vortex with a day of art, planting, live music, and renewal of the Earth. Drink a garden-inspired cocktail and bring your own butterfly plant to add to the butterfly garden!
Malvern Books’ bundles are back! These lovingly curated collections of staff picks are 20% OFF! Kelsey’s Bundle: Debut Fiction from Women & Nonbinary Writers, featuring Alligator & Other Stories + You Exist Too Much + The Discomfort of Evening. Becky’s Noir Bundle, featuring Black Wings Has My Angel + The Big Clock + In a Lonely Place. Tracey’s Bundle: Three Books On Motherhood… and So Much More, featuring The Crying Book + The Argonauts + Little Labors. Joe’s Polish Poet Bundle: Between Dawn and the Wind + Our Life Grows + New Poems by Tadeusz Rózewicz.
Throughout the unending roller-coaster ride we’ve all been on for nearly a year, KOOP has been here for you with original, independent music & public affairs programming. For the 91.7FM frequency to be strong, for independent music to stay on the airwaves, for local stories to reach local ears, KOOP counts on your support. The simple truth is that listener donations like yours make up over 80% of their funding base. KOOP is here for you! Please be here for them. Donate here! Don’t forget the rad than-you gifts: socks, a mug, and the tried & true t-shirt, this time designed locally by Land.
Find the perfect gift, support Mariposas & give back! Ready to make a difference in 2021? Shop with purpose and support handmade and fair trade artisans this year. Noonday Collection partners with artisan businesses in developing countries to create a marketplace for handmade accessories from around the globe. Your purchases directly empower artisans in some of the most poverty stricken countries in the world. When you purchase an item through Mariposas’ ambassador, Maestra Yvette, you are helping support women around the world and the Mariposas Team. All proceeds will go towards Mariposas staff! WIN-WIN-WIN! ¡Gracias!
Need help recovering from "Snowpocalypse 2021"? Rebecca Rowbatham with Elephant Acupuncture is available Tuesdays through Saturdays, schedule an appointment at 512-779-8296. Get a 30 min Acupuncture Tune Up, perfect for addressing specific issues once a treatment plan has been established (these treatments are limited to established clients only). Or get a 30 min Hot Stone Massage, gentle and deeply relaxing, helping to melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation to help your body recover from stress. These special prices are good through Mar 15.
Announcing Antonelli's Cheese Shop’s March Virtual Tasting Events! Ticket sales are now up and running for all March events. From regularly offered monthly favorites to one-of-a-kind unique events, to new topics altogether, Antonelli’s has great offerings for those of you who have done 20+ tastings (woohoo!) and those of you who have yet to join. Check out the options here!
The future is here, the future is queer. This year’s OUTsider festival is going online and OUT-of-the-box! Join The Vortex Mar 5 through Mar 7 for “Future In Flux - 2021 Virtual OUTsider Fest.” Get ready for three days of wild and wonderful queer art. Visit for the full Festival Schedule and Festival FAQ. This festival only exists thanks to your generosity! Get your tickets here!
Have you tried cupping from Mantra Massage? Cupping therapy has been around for thousands of years, and in modern studies, evidence shows that when combined with other forms of treatment, such as massage, acupuncture and medication, cupping therapy can benefit many persons suffering from a number of ailments including arthritis, menstruation cramps, anxiety, insomnia, migraines and more. Book your massage now! And vote for Mantra Massage for The Chronicle’s Best of Austin 2021 “best massage” here!
The Chronicles Best of Austin is back for 2021! Vote for everything you love about Austin! Vote Forbidden Fruit as Best Adult Business to help celebrate 40 years of kink! Vote here through Mar 8! Shop in-store from daily from 2pm to 6pm and online all the time. Have questions about the products? Looking for something not on the website? Want to make sure an item is in stock before you head in? Email or call 512-453-8090.
Got 20 minutes? Have lunch with Whole Earth Provision Co.’s Earthling, Emery, via Zoom and get the basics on how to make your water safe to drink! Unsure about water treatment? Emery will teach you all things water filtration and purification on Thu, Mar 4 from 11:30am to 12pm. Get expert answers to your dirty water related questions and what products might be best for you. Attendees will get a $10 off coupon during the presentation. Bring your lunch and gear questions! Sign-up for the free event here!
BookPeople is thrilled to announce the virtual presentation with Ethan Hawke and James McBride now has a new date, Mon, Mar 1 at 7pm for a conversation between this star-studded duo to discuss Hawke's A Bright Ray of Darkness! Tickets to watch and engage with this stellar duo are still up for grabs, and when you purchase yours, you'll receive a signed copy of Hawke's A Bright Ray of Darkness! Described as an utterly transfixing book about art and love, fame and heartbreak, Hawke's latest showcases the talent of one of our most beloved creators at work today.
#AmplifyATX begins Mar 4 at 6pm and ends Mar 5 at 6pm, but early giving is already underway. This is an amazing 24-hour giving event that helps so many local nonprofits, like Save Our Springs. This year’s Amplify is especially important to Save Our Springs as they expand work in the Texas Hill Country and educational offerings through Barton Springs University. Their fundraising goal is $10,000 and have lined up a $10,000 match from a generous donor. That means $20,000 for Save Our Springs! Give now to SOS!
Spend $75 of more at ConOlio Oils & Vinegars and get your tangerine for free! It doesn't get sweeter than this. Enjoy a free 60ml bottle of Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar on all orders of $75 or more. Pair it's fresh citrus flavor with Persian Lime Olive Oil and give any salad an extra zingy splash. Place your order by end of day on Fri, Feb 5! Limit one gift per each $75 purchase. 
Join Forbidden Fruit for The Bat City Bombshell’s Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Burlesque show: A Pandemic(safe) Pajammie Jam edition! The Bombshells are inviting you into their boudoir from the privacy of your home and the comfort of your pjs’. What’s a pajama party without a little intrigue? They’re bringing all new acts to help keep your weary eyes wide open and hearts racing. Mark your calendars for Feb13, the sexy slumber party starts online live at 8pm or you can watch the show from Feb 14 to Feb 20 for $5. Order anytime and receive the link within 24hrs following the Live Show.
Join Erika Lown with Mantra Yoga Collective in February for a pop-up hip-hop dance class called SHAKE-IT! These 45-minute classes will be offered in Zoom and will feature music by Black artists through the decades, in honor of Black History Month. The first one is Fri, Feb 5 at 5:30pm. Future classes are Sun Feb 14 at 1pm, Fri Feb 19 at 5:30pm, and Sun Feb 28 at 1pm. BIPOC folks (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) are invited to join these classes for FREE as our guests by using coupon code POCDANCE when purchasing a drop-in class. Register here
Watch Bloomers and Frocks’ Instagram Live Galentine's Lingerie Party tonight, Thu, Feb 4 from 6pm to 8pm and be the first to comment the magic words when they show a free piece. They anticipate giving away 7 pieces + accessories for free! Additionally, you will be able to shop for killer vintage lingerie during the live sale. The online event will last just shy of two hours so you can come and go from the live sale as you please, but you must be watching when they announce each free piece in order to win. Winners even get free shipping! You get rewarded just for watching! ⠀⠀⠀⠀
Slow North’s Semi-Annual Sale is still going strong! Shop the sale now! Ends Jan 31! New products added daily, including soaps, shaving gear, t-shirts, scarfs, jewelry, calendars, toys, cards, puzzles, journals, tea, candy, art, pots, mugs, and more! Spend $100 to get free U.S. shipping! Shop online 24/7. Curbside pick-up only. No walk-in shopping per local guidelines. Call (512) 766-8611.
Wheatsville’s fresh squeezed juices are 25% off now through Feb 2! Get orange, grapefruit, blood orange, lime, or lemon! And join Wheatsville with a $10, $20, or more contribution to help feed families healthy food throughout Austin. Your dollars go towards purchasing high quality food and essentials to stock food pantries in our community. Purchase a “Meal Bag” at the register or on your Webcart.
On Sat, Feb 6 at 1pm Malvern Book’s NYRB Classics Book Club will be discussing Conversations with Beethoven by Sanford Friedman. On Sun Feb 7 at 1pm the Lion & the Pirate set off on their next online adventure. They'll start with two featured readers, and then it will be your time to shine. As always, this open mic welcomes work in any genre: music, spoken word, improv, skits, storytelling, dance, poems or prose. On Sun, Feb 7 at 4pm you're warmly invited to readings to disrupt the patriarchy! Malvern’s Smashing! Read & Resist book club will be talking about The Body Papers by Grace Talusan.
Plan ahead for Valentine's. Pick up Lobster Paella curbside from Con Olio’s visiting chef, Chef Fer of Paella, Tapas, and More. Meal includes salad, bread and gluten-free Chocolate Tarte de Santiago with strawberries. Add a bottle of Barahonda Sin-Madera and Liquid Geography Rose and you're set. Go virtual and take the Olive You More/Valentine’s Olive Oil + Balsamic Vinegar 101 class on Feb 14 at 6pm. Expect a sensory explosion and a ridiculous delicious tasting plate--read more about the tastings here.
Whole Earth Provision Co. remains hopeful that by the end of the year, we’ll be able to travel once again to many of our favorite places. While we wait, we can choose destinations, learn more about them, and gather travel gear we’ll need for the trip. Shop luggage, travel organizers and accessories!  Until we have our ticket in hand, make your trip or someone else’s trip even better with a Whole Earth e-gift card. Each Whole Earth gift card is an opportunity for a friend or family member to create treasured memories on their next trip with quality clothing, shoes or gear.
Mantra Yoga Collective’s The Gathering is happening this Sun, Jan 31 at 3pm on Zoom and all are welcome. You can participate in the meeting in whatever way feels right to you. Some folks speak, some only listen, some turn their cameras on, and some turn them off--you do you! Click here to register. Community member, Allyson Whipple will be leading this week's discussion about Performative Allyship. And The February Challenge starts Mon, Feb 1! Click here for details and registration for the Class Challenge and/or to receive Daily-ish Self-Care emails from teachers and community members!
Show Austin authors some love by ordering these signed books from BookPeople! Earlier this week the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – and among the honorees and winners were Austin authors Christina Soontornvat (All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team, A Wish In the Dark) and Adrianna Cuevas (The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez)! 
If you enjoy Barton Springs and Zilker Park, please take a few minutes to take this Austin Parks Department initial survey that kicks off the City’s “vision plan” process for Zilker Park. Save Our Springs supports restoring Zilker Park’s natural and cultural heritage, reducing pavement and commercialization, and improving public transit access to the park. Hays County is inviting a second round of public comment on its draft updated transportation plan here, through Feb 7. The largest part of the Barton Springs watershed that is neither developed nor protected is found in western Hays County.
Every day End of an Ear lists both new and used vinyl and equipment online - so be on the lookout for new arrivals and updates! Plus, check out these End of an Ear exclusives for preorder… out Feb 5 are John Carpenter’s "'Lost Themes III" on LP neon magenta & white vinyl w/ neon red splatter and Tele Novella "Merlynn Belle" on LP Pink Splatter Vinyl. For the safety of staff and customers, the storefront will remain closed for the time being; however, they're conducting business through curbside and mail-orders from 11am to 7pm.
Created for its premiere performance during FuturX 2020: Entra al Laberinto, La Raza Cósmica by ProyectoTeatro once again shines on The Vortex Virtual Channel as a Video on Demand.  Combining clowning, dance, egg chaos, and poignant projections, La Raza Cósmica is a powerful performance that speaks to the current conversation in America about race, particularly in relation to Latinidad.The performance of La Raza Cósmica is in Spanish, with English subtitles. The run time is one hour, ten minutes from Jan 29 to Feb 14. Get your $5 tickets here!
Support sex positive people in our community and win prizes from Forbidden Fruit! ¡thebrilliantslvt is a new sex positive sex education expert on Instagram that hopes to encourage all people to go %&#@ themselves and love themselves while they do it! Run by one of Forbidden Fruit’s former employees with a wealth of knowledge of toys, sex and love, ¡thebrilliantslvt hopes to excite as much as educate. Help ¡thebriliantslvt reach 1000 followers and start following them today! To celebrate the milestone, they will be doing a giveaway with some amazing goodies from Forbidden Fruit! #forbiddenfruitaustin #¡thebrilliantslvt
Free cheese week is coming to you from Antonelli's Cheese Shop with 35 giveaway winners in 14 days! Traditionally, Antonelli’s thanks its customers and partners with #FreeCheeseWeek by giving out free cheese plates at restaurants around town but this year they’re giving the free cheese to the restaurants for you to buy. Let’s spread the love and help out our local restaurants! Starting Mon, Feb 1, they'll be spotlighting 3 different Texas makers on Instagram and Facebook plus giving out daily giveaways! Then on Valentine’s Day, the cheesiest holiday, you can win 2 social media giveaways, Valentine's Gift Box and Cheese Spread for Two.
Get 50% off CBD Massage Oil Add Ons this weekend, Jan 23 through Jan 24 at Mantra Massage! The cannabinoids in CBD massage oil help to reduce inflammation and soothe cranky muscles. This makes it a very effective tool at providing relief from painful joints and muscles. People who suffer from chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, headaches, anxiety and so much more can reap the many benefits of a CBD oil massage.
Get organized in 2021 with deals at WorkSmart! From shredders to gel pens they’ve got you! They’ve been taking care of the business supply needs of local businesses like yours for years. They live, work and play right here and are invested in the community. Shop local and together we can continue to grow and invest in our city.
Welcome Marina DeYoe-Pedraza's reverently irreverent ceremony celebrating the feminine to The VORTEX Virtual Stage! Our Lady of the Sacred Part: Vulva Pope features object puppetry, readings from historical badass chingonas, and a full mass service. ‘Vulva Pope…’ addresses systemic issues that womxn experience, in regard to healthcare, sexism, and sex education, through the perspectives of the objects that are used/owned by womxn. Buy tickets here from Jan 15 through 24 at 8pm, Fridays through Sundays only.
Forbidden Fruit is constantly updating their online store to reflect current in store inventory; so, shopping online with curbside pickup is always your safest way to shop! Forbidden Fruit is open daily from 2pm to 6pm. Exercise your erotic abilities with a kegel-sizer toy, stamina sleeve, or herbal enhancer! Flex your sexiest muscle: your brain! Check out one of many books offering tips, tricks and techniques to improve your Intimacy IQ!
Wheatsville Food Co-op Big 3 Day Deal with vitamins and supplements at 20% off for customers and 35% off for owners from Jan 15 through Jan 17. Plus get $1 off deli smoothies, fruits, veggies or $2 off salmon and $4 off steak. Wheatsville is still offering curbside - let them shop for you and just pick up your order at your convenience. And bring a gently used children’s book along to donate to People’s Community Clinic for the Children's Book Drive. 
Who says New Years resolutions are boring? RESTART CBD has a 30 day challenge for y'all that'll have you feeling your absolute best! From Jan 12 to Feb 9 play RESTART’s Bingo - complete 1 line for $5 off your next online order, complete 2 lines for $5 off your next online order plus limited edition RESTART CBD sticker, complete the full card for $10 off your next online order plus a limited edition RESTART CBD swag pack! Post your completed bingo card to social media tagging @restartcbd by 11:59pm Feb 9!
Mariposas Spanish School’s Invierno y Ciencia (Science and Winter) Day Camp is on Mon, Jan 18 from 9am to 12:30pm! This in-person (mainly outdoor) day camp is packed with exciting science experiments, fun winter activities, outdoor games and lessons on winter clothing! Mariposas' immersion day camps are a wonderful way for kids to practice their skills with friends and Maestra Laura. Register for Camp here
Antonelli’s complete January schedule is here! Sat, Jan 16 - An Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night; Thu, Jan 21 - Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese...Oh My!; Fri, Jan 22 - Honey & Cheese Pairing; Mon, Jan25 - Cheese 101: The Seven Styles (benefits a local charity); Tues, Jan 26 - Soft Cheeses: Rich, Gooey, Delicious; Wed, Jan 27 - Conservas (tinned fish) & Cheese Pairing; Fri, Jan 29 - An Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night; Sat, Jan 30 - Chocolate & Cheese Pairing; Sun, Jan 31 - Preserves & Cheese Pairing.
You might've heard about Amplify--BookPeople's newest book subscription service for kids and adults that highlights BIPOC authors and creators! And if you've subscribed (or haven't yet but are interested), this is the month you've been waiting for! Not only will BookPoeople be announcing the first month's titles soon, they've also got some exciting Amplify-adjacent happenings in the works that will be revealed in due time. Order by Jan 19 to receive January's box and get stoked for all the fun to come!
Waterloo Records FREE, Live, All-Ages, In-Store Performances are back, with Will Johnson! In a pandemic safe way... Live from the Waterloo Records Stage, Will Johnson solo live stream performance on Jan 15 at 5pm. Join @waterloorecords on Facebook at 5pm to experience this special performance, celebrating Will’s new album El Capitain on Austin's own Keeled Scales Records. Be one of the first 35 people to order an autographed copy of Will's new record, for mail order or curbside pick up ONLY. Will Johnson 's new album El Capitain, on black vinyl is available now at, or call (512) 474-2500 to place your order.
Ring in the New Year with 40% off seasonal candles and more! Shop Slow North’s seasonal scents, cards, and ornaments at 40% off! Their 100% essential oil candles are perfect for making your home feel clean and cozy all year long. While the retail store remains closed to walk-ins, the online shop is open 24/7. For curbside delivery choose "pick up" at check out or call (512) 766-8611. Slow North is open every day from 11am to 6pm to safely bring your orders out to your car!
Lunch, Learn & Give: Virtual Spanish, French, Italian Workshops with Freestyle Language Center on Tue, Feb 23 through Thu, Feb 25 from 12pm to 1pm. RSVP to receive the Zoom link. By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to navigate directions, have a conversation with restaurant staff, and order from a (real!) menu while uncovering critical cultural dynamics that affect your experiences, too! French RSVP, Spanish RSVP, or Italian RSVP.
For the safety of staff and customers, the End of an Ear storefront will remain closed for the time being. However, curbside and mail-orders are available. Free local delivery for orders over $50 too. Every day they're listing inventory, both new and used vinyl and equipment to the website. And click here to see all current preorders available, including these available on Jan 29 - Paul Chambers "Bass On Top" [Blue Note Tone Poet Series] and Lee Morgan "The Rajah" [Blue Note Tone Poet Series].
KOOP Radio is extremely proud to have passionate volunteers who rose to the challenges 2020 threw at us and grateful to have supporters that give generously to help keep KOOP on the air. We can’t know what the new year holds, but together we’ll make sure the music and news keep playing and keeps you inspired and connected every day on KOOP Radio. Please consider kickstarting KOOP’s new year with a donation, it’s easy and secure at and it will help ensure KOOP is there for you no matter what 2021 has in store.
Submissions are open for The VORTEX MLK Artist Appreciation Broadcast. Seeking Black and other artists of color contributions for a MLK Artist Appreciation Broadcast! The VORTEX hosts a free MLK Artist Appreciation Broadcast on Mon, Jan 18, with all donations going directly to the artists involved. They are searching for BIPOC performers, poets, dancers, singers, and other artists to submit a short, 1-5 minute piece to this broadcast. Fill out a submission form with your Paypal and/or Venmo info to be included in the broadcast. Donations from viewers will go directly to you! Any other donations The VORTEX receives through our website during the broadcast will be sent to Austin Justice Coalition.
Mantra Yoga Collective is excited to introduce On-Demand Video Library in Mindbody! This new feature allows Mantra to easily upload pre-recorded videos and recorded live-streams for you to use in your home practice. The Mindbody option is easy to use and quite convenient for everyone! You must be enrolled in one of these 3 memberships: All-In, Live-Stream + On-Demand or On-Demand. Click here to read about these memberships and sign up.
Funny Parent Gifts Pandemic Stress Relief is just a Dammit Doll Away! Sick and tired of the 'rona and needing to take out your frustrations? Funny Parent Gifts’ Dammit Dolls are here to help! Purchase a Pandemic Dammit Doll today and let 'em have it! It’s the perfect unique, funny gift for Mom, Dad, Mother’s Day, Father's Day, birthdays, stocking stuffer, or holidays. There are lots of Dammit Dolls to help you achieve your Zen like, Super Mom/Overbearing Boss, Drama Queen Daughter, Too Kool for Skool Son, Kitty-Cat, and Doggie Dammit Doll.
BookPeople will once again open their doors to the public with added safety measures, including a further reduced capacity for in-store shoppers and reduced business hours of 11am to 7pm, daily. To help mitigate the spread of Covid-19, readers are encouraged to shop the recently redesigned website to find many in-store displays, including BookPeople’s Bestselling Books of 2020, and a lot of gift items! Austinites can have their curbside pickup order couriered through GETCHO (use promo code BOOKPEOPLE20 to get your first courier delivery for free).
We've left 2020 behind but, unfortunately, not the suffering it caused. Please help Mantra Massage in continuing to support the Central Texas Food Bank. Thousands of our neighbors are still struggling to put food on the table. And the past several months has strained the Central Texas Food Banks resources to the limit. Join Mantra Massage and give to the Central Texas Food Bank through this fundraising link, or drop off non-perishable food on the benches outside of Mantra Massage. Because, now more than ever, we're stronger together.
Start the new year with a new practice or a new perspective with Mantra Yoga Collective! Whether you're a beginner to yoga or a yogi seeking a deeper commitment to your practice, Laura's 4-Week Online Beginners Series is open to you. Class will meet each Sun from Jan 17 through Feb 7 from 1:30pm to 2:45pm. In each class, students will learn and practice foundational yoga postures and breathing techniques. As with all Mantra Yoga Collective classes and events, you choose your price to join with Sliding Scale pricing. Register now!
Jan Triplett, Ph.D, CBTAC and CEO of Business Success Center shares her post on choices as the lead story at It's all about plans, goals, and resolutions. Join BSC’s Nationwide Rebuilding Business Weekly Forum Rebuilding Business on Jan 7 at 12pm where you can share business resolutions and discuss working together without killing each other, especially for family businesses, partners, and co-founders. Plus, check out their free one hour presentation on Working Together, scheduled for Jan 22 at 1pm.
ConOlio Oils & Vinegars is so grateful to you! Thank you to every customer who took a class, shared a post, sent gifts around the nation, told your family and friends, and wrote something sweet about the shop and team.  They've got nothing but wishes for peace, health, love, strength, kindness, an abundance of fresh extra virgin olive oil and great balsamic vinegar in 2021. Enjoy!
Chez Zee’s Thu Jan 7 dinner special is Shrimp, Spinach & Mushroom Enchiladas with Spanish rice and black beans! Get your meals curbside or dine-in for lunch Tue through Fri from 11am to 2pm or dinner Tue through Thu from 3pm to 9pm and until 9:30pm on Fri & Sat nights. Then check out brunch on Sat from 9am to 2pm and Sun 9am to 3pm. Order Online or call (512) 454-2666 to order or reserve a table.
Malvern Books has tons of Holiday specials! They're open through Thu, Dec 24 from 12pm to 5pm. You can schedule your thirty-minute private shopping via the website or call 512-322-2097 for curbside pick up. For every $50 you spend at the store before Christmas, you'll receive a FREE $10 gift card. And they have a selection of lovingly curated and beautifully bundled staff favorites for 20% OFF! Bundles like, Kelsey’s Great Stories, Julie’s Queer Love, Becky’s Noir Suspense or an RBG Bundle!
Happy holidays from Peoples Rx! Babson Diagnostics and Peoples are now offering COVID-19 rapid antigen testing! Paperwork will be completed electronically, and the gentle nasal swab will be done from your vehicle. The test site is centrally located and a friendly Peoples pharmacist will call with your results within one hour of testing–it's that easy! Call 512-219-8600 to schedule or click here for more information.Take note of their holiday hours - open Dec 24 and 31 from 8am to 5pm but closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1.
Vintage Conans Table Tops on Auction Right NOW! Conans found some sweet table tops from storage, formerly in the main dining room at Conans Central on 29th and they’re up for auction! Conans will use all proceeds to offset some extra covid costs and to spend on their amazing twenty-plus team of pizza ninjas. Bid here for Table 1. Table 2. Table 3. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Order Pizza.
What does rest have to do with social justice? Rest is key in avoiding burnout, maintaining sanity, and moving from a place of compassion in social justice work and in life. Check out Mantra Yoga Collective’s new blog post to get the scoop on last month's Gathering: Community Talks on Social Justice and how you can engage in this work too. Register here for the next Gathering: Sun, Dec 20 at 1:30pm on Zoom.
Have you ordered your Chez Zee Holiday Pies & Sides yet? Order today! Also, support your favorite local business! Gift giving made easy with Chez Zee gift cards. Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card! Call (512) 454 2666 to order. Chez Zee is open for dine-in and curbside pickup. Check out their weekly dinners and brunch menus too!
From now through Dec 25, all Mantra Massage gift certificates are 15% off! Click here to purchase Gift Certificates for Massage + Skincare Services and click here and use Promo Code "JOY2020" to purchase dollar amounts on a gift certificate. And check out their online shop with lots of new items!
For the safety of staff and customers, End of an Ear storefront will remain closed for the time being. However, they're conducting business through curbside and mail-orders. Free local delivery for orders over $50. Every day they're listing inventory, both new and used vinyl and equipment to the website - so be on the lookout for new arrivals and updates! Click here to see all current preorders available. Open from 11am to 7pm every day.
After a record-setting number of Thanksgiving orders, Pok-e-Jo's Holiday meals are back and ready to order this month! This year, ordering is easier than ever, too. Just visit to view the holiday menu and place your order for a cold, heat-at-home package for pick up at any location on the day of your choosing except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Make things easy on yourself this holiday season--you deserve it!
Even if you can’t be there in person, you can still give 'em some sugar! Tie a bow 'round these. Try Con Olio’s recipe for Olive Oil Cookies using their Persian Lime Olive Oil; or box up some homemade Olive Oil Biscotti, using their Lemon Olive Oil. Got a brittle fan?  You can't go wrong with their recipe for Salted Almond Brittle using Almond Oil. Of course, it's okay to skip the fuss and send Con Olio Tuscan Biscotti or Sicilian Pistachio Cookies.
Happy Holidays! MILLER Imaging & Digital Solutions 2021 Calendars are here! You may pick up at either Austin store by way of curb service from 8am to 4pm, Mon through Fri. It is another Don Collins original art calendar, with an image of the Broken Spoke gracing the cover and all in-house printing. Enjoy 2021 with a Miller Calendar!
Save Our Springs Alliance informs us that the 2021 Polar Bear Plunge is canceled, here's a video from SOS Executive Director, Bill Bunch. In consultation with Austin Public Health and City leadership, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will not open Barton Springs Pool on Jan 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day), and the 2021 Polar Bear Plunge event is canceled. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department would like to commemorate the Polar Bear Plunge, and asks prior attendees to share photos/videos of past events on social media using the hashtag #polarplungeatx.
There's still plenty of time to take advantage of Malvern Books Holiday Gift Card Offer! For every $50 you spend at the store before Christmas, you'll receive a FREE $10 gift card. Celebrate Malvern Books' splendid version of The 12 Days of Christmas by checking out their Facebook or Instagram for details on delightful daily discounts! Malvern's holiday hours are 12pm to 5pm Tue through Sun.
Now available at End of an Ear, The War On Drugs’ Live Drugs, a collection culled from over 40 hard drives of recorded live shows spread out across years of touring behind multiple albums. It's the first volume to capture the band's live interpretations and a document showcasing the evolution of the band's live show over the years. It's also a portrait of the enduring relationship between bandleader Adam Granduciel and Live Drugs’ co-producer Dominic East, a longtime friend, guitar tech and stage manager. Get the 2xLP End of an Ear exclusive Opaque Blue Vinyl, limited to 500 for $26.99 or get the CD for $11.99.
Mask up and meet Mantra Yoga Collective at their Pop-up Holiday Bazaar on Fri, Dec 11!  (Click here to shop online now!) Goods will be set up from 5pm to 6pm before Chad & KC’s Slow Flow + Live Music mash-up and afterwards from 7:15pm to 8pm. This Slow Flow + Live Music class is a hybrid class: outdoor & live-streamed from Westover Hills Club.  Be sure to register for the correct class format online! If you're able, please consider choosing the "Supporter" for this class to help support both instructor & musician.
One of the best parts of giving and receiving a gift is the element of surprise. BookPeople has created thoughtful subscription packages and mystery boxes that make special, memorable gifts for all readers. So take the stress out of holiday shopping this year and let BookPeople do the shopping for you! Explore a selection of subscription services available for all ages! Online orders placed after Mon, Dec 7 are not guaranteed to be processed before Dec 25.
ConOlio Oils & Vinegars holiday shop has been created with every foodie in mind with their Holiday Gift Guide! If your foodie loves cheese, they’ll go wild for the L'Epicurian Flower Confit Gift Set. You can customize the  Deluxe Dipping Set with the olive oil and balsamic for whomever you're shopping for, complete with dipping dish, pour spouts and spices. Sweet toothies will love the selection of  fanciful tastes and flip for the Filippi Candied Lemon Peel Struca. Pick up curbside or order by Dec 14 for holiday shipping.
Great gift ideas for under $15 from Antonelli's Cheese Shop! Get a mini-tub of Caramelized Pecans, Marcona Almonds, Piedras de Luna, Spanish Quicos Corn Nuts, or Dried Persimmons. Or pick up Sheena’s Pickles! Try her Spicy Dill Pickles, Dill Pickled Cucumbers, Pickled Red Beets, Pickled Okra, or brand new Brandied Pears! And of course there’s always Chocolates, Honeys, & Jams! All make for perfect food-focused gifts. The last scheduled shipping is planned for Mon, Dec 21. So, if you want to send a gift, get yours in now!
Cold weather is boot weather! If your boots are looking worn or you have yet to find your gloves from wherever they’re hiding, fear not! Whole Earth has the boots, gloves and scarves you need for facing cooler winter weather! From comfy to cozy, these winter essentials will keep you warm for everyday adventures. Products are hand picked for their durability, comfort, warmth and high quality features. So whether it’s freezing cold or just a bit chilly, you'll be ready!
Check out the great deals for hands-on learning from WorkSmart! Great for gifts or remote learning. Learning Resources Soft Foam Emoji Cubes, Hygloss People Kit, Crayola Writing Art-Inspired Stories Projects Kit, Mead Grade K-2 Classroom Primary Journal Story Tablet, Trend Playtime Pals Goal-set Bulletin Board Set, Carson Dellosa Education Scheduling Pocket Chart, Learn It By Art™ 2nd-Grade Math Art Integration Kit, Roylco Sensory Tray Accessory Pack Kit.
Give the gift of Chez Zee! Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card for yourself! Check out this week’s specials… Wed, Dec 9 is Blackened Mahi Mahi with roasted butternut squash rice topped with lobster cream sauce. Thur, Dec 10 is Smoked Duck Enchiladas with Spanish rice, refried pinto beans, Goros' famous Mole sauce. Aaaaaand Chez Zee has all your Holiday dessert favorites! Eggnog pie, Andes Crème de Menthe Cheesecake, White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake and Gingerbread pudding with homemade Ginger ice-cream.
'Tis the season to preorder your Kerbey Lane Cafe Holiday Family Package! Menu highlights include: choice of Oven Roasted Turkey, Brown Sugar Glazed Ham plus amazing sides like Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with cranberries and bacon, Sweet Potato Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Homemade Cornbread! And don’t forget the stocking stuffer… for every $50 purchased in gift cards, Kerbey will throw in a $10 bonus voucher! 
Last chance to bid on The Vortex Winter Market! Get all your contact-free holiday shopping done here, with a great array of goodies, services, and adventures offered from local businesses who support The Vortex space! Bid on Gift Baskets! Services & Gift Cards! Jewelry! Home, Health, & Happiness! Bid on one of four exclusive Vortex experiences! Bid now!
There is only one perfect gift for 2020 - the gift of calm. With a Mantra Massage Gift Certificate you can gift your loved one an escape from the challenging times of today into a world of comfort, warmth and, yes, calm. You can purchase Gift Certificates for Massage, Skincare, or any designated amount either online or at the studio. Purchase an online gift certificate here!
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.
Last chance for Austin Snow! Casey’s Snowballs that from 2pm to 6pm Fri, Dec 4 through Sun, Dec 6 for their final weekend of the season. This is your chance to stock up the freezer or fridge with snowballs and syrup. They'll be back in Feb or Mar 2021 - order ahead now! Help Casey’s improve by taking this survey. Need the perfect gift for someone? How about a Casey's gift card? They're 25% off now through Christmas!
Mantra Yoga Collective is honored to host a weekend of FREE Yoga & Fitness Classes for People of Color on Dec 12 and 13! Most wellness spaces are predominately white, especially in Austin, and Mantra is no exception. In recognizing this issue, Mantra is hoping to offer up a space for people of color to move freely, breathe deeply & relax fully without anxiety of being the minority. Click here to register or to contribute to the Community Fund, which is how Mantra pays their incredible teachers for this free event & hopefully future programs that unfold from here.
The Austin Chronicle Gift Guide Issue Is on Stands Now! It's gifting season and The Chronicle has more than a few ideas for everyone on your list. From the foodie to the civic minded to the cinephile to the music obsessive to the local arts supporter, they’ve got you covered. Want to find a physical copy of the paper? Use their handy "Find a Print Issue" page to see if you might be crossing paths with a Chronicle in your essential travels.
I think we can all agree that its been one heck of a year! As the holidays are upon us and it's time to send out gifts to our loved ones, Bloomers and Frocks challenges you to think a bit differently this year in what you gift. Think small businesses who are all dependent on you for their survival. Think environmentally conscious so that we can preserve our home for generations to come. Think with a purpose and support causes near and dear to your heart. Check out Bloomers and Frocks’ Holiday Gift Guide!
Now through Thu, Dec 24, for every $50 you spend in-store at Malvern Books, you'll get a $10 gift card free! Another reason to celebrate? Holiday shopping just got easier with the launch of their online merch store, featuring Malvern Books' gift cards and t-shirts. Many of you have been wanting to purchase gift cards online, and now you can! Malvern is open for curbside pick up and appointments only. Call 512-322-2097 or visit online to make your thirty-minute private shopping visit.
Have a Paella Feast from ConOlio Oils & Vinegar. This Spanish inspired gift box includes a bottle of EVOO, Bomba Paella Rice, a jar of Italian Anchovies, Ferrer Sofrito Sauce, 1 jar of La Mancha Saffron, a can of Pimenton de la Vera and a La Paella cookbook. Available in two sizes, wrapped in a kraft gift box, just take your pick! Option to pick up curbside at either the Arboretum or the Gateway at Falconhead-Bee Cave is available at checkout.
Antonelli’s cheese classes are here to get you through the boredom, break up your week a bit, and find a delish way to stay socially connected to others. Have you taken all the classes? Did you know that they feature different products and pairings each month? Check out the December schedule. You can search by class topic or by date. Questions? Check out the  frequently asked questions section. Happy cheesing!!!
This season, share your love, with those you love, with a pizza! Conans Pizza! On the "Stuff" tab of the online ordering site, they have gift certificates for $15, $25, & $50 available for purchase. Prepay for one today, and it will be dropped in the mail wherever you want it to go! Everyone loves a good pizza gift. Seriously, who doesn't want pizza for the holidays!?!?
For adult language learners of all levels looking to learn & practice their conversation skills - join Freestyle Language Center! By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to navigate directions, have a conversation with restaurant staff, and order from a menu while uncovering critical cultural dynamics that affect your experiences! Tue, Dec 8 from 12pm to 1pm, French RSVP; Thu, Dec 10 from 12pm to 1pm, Spanish RSVP; and Wed, Dec 9 from 12pm to 1pm, Italian RSVP.
Did you know Slow North offers digital gift certificates? It's as easy as 1-2-3! After purchasing, they'll send you an email with your ready-to-go gift certificate. Purchase a gift certificate here! And check out Slow North’s gift guide for the plant lover in your life including gifts like Herbal Bath Tea, Chamomile Garden Jar, Plant Magic Book, Forged Steel Pruners, Herb Garden Tea Towel, Tropical Monstera Migraine Mask, Cedar + Rose Smudge Stick, and more!
Christmas trees and Poinsettias are at The Great Outdoors! Each fir tree is given an individual name, a fresh cut, and plenty of water. Big Box stores don't take all these extra steps to keep their trees healthy. The Great Outdoors includes complementary trimming, shaking, netting, and loading services plus they’re offering Christmas tree home deliveries with curbside drop-off or in-home set up options. They’ve also got plenty of poinsettias in a unique selection of colors and styles that are sure to make your spaces pop with holiday color.
Shuttered now for nearly 9 months, The Vortex has continued to bring you innovative theatre online and even drive-thru! They need your help to stay afloat, and you need some contactless holiday gift shopping! Generous merchants and artisans have created more than 70 items for The Vortex’s Winter Market, an online silent auction for 2 weeks. The bidding begins on Fri, Nov 27 and continues until midnight on Dec 13. Fabulous items include jewelry, food, services, portrait package, sunset bat cruise, hotel packages, private performances, and custom dinners.
Try Kerbey Lane’s biweekly pancake special! Yam Cakes! Just in time for Turkey Day - Buttermilk pancakes made with yams, cinnamon, nutmeg, and topped with marshmallow fluff, powdered sugar and a dash of cinnamon. Also available; Vegan & Gluten Free Pumpkin. Give the gift of pancakes and queso this holiday season! For every $50 you spend on Kerbey Lane Cafe gift cards, they will throw in a bonus $10 gift! Buy your KLC Gift Cards here!
Now more than ever, small businesses like Mariposas Spanish School need your support. Mariposas is proud to continue teaching Spanish to children all over the country and is looking forward to more Zoom and pod classes in the new year. This holiday season, shop small and give the gift of language to a friend or family member. In celebration of Small Business Saturday, Mariposas will be waiving the annual registration fee for all new families. Already a program member? Take 50% off any on-demand course with code SBS50.
They've Got Your Back! (... and arms and legs and neck)! Mantra Massage is doing everything they can to keep everyone safe and healthy. So, with peace of mind, book a massage or buy a gift certificate today! And check out their awesome Black Friday deals… 20% off gift cards, buy 3 or 4 60 or 90 min massages and get 1 free, buy 6 60 or 90 min massages and get 2 free plus a gift card at Tribe CBD + Cannabinoids, buy 12 60 or 90 min massages and get 4 free plus a gift card at Tribe CBD + Cannabinoid! Wow!
The Austin Chronicle introduces its first-ever #LoveLocal advertising giveaway to support local business. The #LoveLocal giveaway invites readers to tell the Chronicle which local businesses they love the most and why with the hashtag #LoveLocal. The 5 businesses with the most mentions will earn free advertising campaigns. Readers can also support their favorite Austin businesses this holiday season by purchasing a month’s worth of discounted advertising through the Chronicle’s Adopt an Ad program – the gift that keeps on giving. Give here!
Support End of an Ear on Record Store Day! In addition to the previous Record Store Days this year, there will be a fourth RSD on Black Fri, Nov 27. As with the other RSDs, this one will be VIRTUAL ONLY. There will be no physical shopping or mailorder at the store. The online signup will work as the others did and will start at 2pm on Sat, Nov 14 on
Check out some of Malvern Books’ upcoming book clubs. “A Season Of: César Aira Book Club” will meet on Sat, Nov 21 at 1pm to discuss The Hare, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. “Line/Break Poetry Book Club” will meet on Sat, Nov 28 at 1pm to discuss Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson. Shop and support local!
Slow North’s holiday ordering deadline is only a month away! For guaranteed delivery by Christmas, make sure to place your online orders by Dec 10. There will be in-store shopping and curbside pick up through Dec 23. Visit the shop Mon through Sun from 11am to 6pm, wear a mask and pay by credit card only. Order online and spend $100 to get free U.S. shipping!
Pre-order your Holiday Pies & Sides from Chez Zee American Bistro today! Need a sweet pumpkin dessert? Get a Chez Zee Pumpkin Spice Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake, or Pumpkin Praline Pie! Every T-day needs a Bourbon Pecan Pie or German Chocolate Pecan Pie, something with pecans! Pie not your thing? They’ve got Decorated Holiday Cookies or Brownie Lollipops by the dozen. Order now!
BookPeople’s catalog has gone virtual this year—explore bookseller favorites, re-live the best BookPeople memories, and celebrate 50 years of independent bookselling in Austin, Texas! The BookPeople holiday catalog—their annual year-in-review publication—is here and, like most things in 2020, it's gone virtual for the occasion! And while you can't hold a physical copy this season, there's still plenty to enjoy about it! This year's theme, This Is My Favorite Book...of the Pandemic highlights the titles booksellers found comfort in during a year that was anything but.
Now is the time to order your 2020 Holiday Cards with Aus-TexWhy not surprise your clients and customers with beautiful, personalized Holiday cards and make their Holiday memories last throughout the year! Aus-Tex Printing and Mailing sales associates are ready to help you make the right card choice to fit your business with a one of a kind message. Call ‘em at 512-476-7581 or email at
Mantra Yoga Collective is  raising funds for the cost of scholarship spots for Janice & Jessica's Yin & Sound Healing Full Moon event on Nov 29!  These scholarships are intended for BIPOC, trans, queer, disabled folks or folks for whom cost is prohibitive to join--collectively, people who are systemically marginalized. If you are able, please contribute to Mantra’s Community Fund by Venmo-ing Amy @abhogan.  Any amount received over 2 registration fees will go to future no-cost spots.
Conans Pizza gives thanks to all of its Vegan & Gluten-Free customers. Y'all have been some of the most loyalistas through 2020. To play along with this November pizza promo and to reward your support this year, they're offering the Follow Your Heart Vegan cheese for FREE the rest of the month! This is a great time to try it out for the 1st time, if ya haven't ever. It ain't cheese, but it's tasty! Stay safe, Stay Healthy, Eat Vegan Pizza.
November marks 11 years since Con' Olio opened its first Con' Olio in Austin, Texas! Now with two stores in the Austin area, they're thrilled to be sharing this moment with you! Shop local and support your local business community. Spend $75 or more and get a free bottle of butter olive oil. Enjoy a complimentary 60ml bottle of dairy-free Natural Butter Olive Oil on all orders of $75 or more, if you place your by end of day, Fri, Nov 20! Limit one gift per each $75 purchase.
Voters choose nature and public health with Save Our Springs! Our Hill Country land, water, and wildlife won big at the voting polls. 70% of Hays County voters supported a $75 million parks and open space bond that will protect thousands of acres in the Barton Springs and San Marcos Springs watershed. These lands include key tracts on the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone that SOS and the San Marcos River Foundation have worked for more than six years to protect. Keep fighting!
Need help for the Thanksgiving break? Join Mariposas for their annual Thanksgiving camp! Damos gracias con Maestra Laura during this exciting two-day camp! Everyone will be safely celebrating all things otoño: crafting los guajolotes (turkeys), exploring fall outdoors and learning about los buenos modales (manners).  ¡Todo en Español! This year’s theme is Acción de gracias! for ages 4 to 8 from 9am to 12:30pm on Nov 23 and Nov 24. Register ASAP, there's only got a couple of spots left.
Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of work. But it doesn’t have to. Wheatsville has been preparing for months to make your Thanksgiving meal as easy as pie! With tons of center plate options like Mary’s Turkeys, Pederson’s Hams or Tofurky Roast there’s something for everyone at your table. There’s also numerous holiday sides and desserts ready to go. You just heat them and serve. And don’t foget the gift deals...Fair Trade Gifts are 10% off for customers and 30% off for owners from Fri, Nov 20 through Sun, Nov 22.
Navigating the holidays is hard enough without having to consider a pandemic. The Fowler Law Firm PC is offering quick and easy estate planning sessions for anyone who is traveling for the holidays or is concerned about not having the proper protections in place in the event of sudden incapacitating illness. Let Fowler Law Firm help. They are prepared to meet via Zoom for a consultation and return your documents to you the next day so you can enjoy the holidays.
Preorder your Thanksgiving Boxes today! Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is offering an amazing spread of artisan cheeses, meats, and pairings not usually carried in-store, just one way to show gratitude to our farmers, dairymen and women, and good food makers. Vegetarian? They’ve got a “Vegetarian Cheeses” section online too! Simply pick your goodies a la carte, and they’ll have them ready for you! Order for pickup here. Order for shipping here. The deadline is midnight Sun, Nov 22 evening, so they can ship your box on Mon, Nov 23.
The Holiday Season is here! The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School wants to help make your Holiday shopping simple, safe, and stress-free this year. They have new eGift Cards available online here! Have the eGift card emailed directly to the recipient for contactless gift giving! Want to print it out yourself? No worries! You will be able to print the gift card once your transaction is complete.
Let El Chilito bring the tamales to your home for the holidays this year. Orders include a half dozen tamales, choice of black bean and cheese, puerco rojo, or pollo verde. Order online now through the holidays or until supplies run out for contactless curbside pickup.  Level up the party with El Chilito’s Topo, Aqua Fresca, Single Beers or Frozen Sangria To-Go. For Cyber-Monday only, pre-order two half dozen tamales, get one half dozen for free!
Forbidden Fruit has got all manner of delicious delights, from incredible edible oils and lubes to intimacy enhancing toys from Maia, Svakom, Pretty Love and more, to make your own "horn o' plenty" for the holidays! Time to "Whip Up" Some Fantasy and Fun! New shipment of floggers has arrived! Drop by or visit the online store to see the latest! Free lube samples with every Vibe purchase while supplies last!
Gather virtually with The Vortex in an interactive online laberinto where audiences can wander from Zoom room to Zoom room to experience Loteria fortune telling, burlesque, magic, DJs, and more from artists whose Latinidad is queer, trans, feminist, Afrolatinx and indigenous. Nov 20 and 21 is the flagship event: an online broadcast at 9pm of new work from ProyectoTEATRO exploring and critiquing José Vasconcelos’ “Raza Cosmica.” FuturX 2020: Entra al Laberinto! Nov 20 and 21 at 8pm plus ProyectoTEATRO's Raza Cosmica this weekend only use code LatinX at checkout to get el Laberinto and the livestream for $5 here!
WorkSmart has been taking care of the business supply needs of local businesses for years. They live, work and play right here in Austin and are invested in the community. Shop local to continue to grow and invest in Austin. Right now through Dec 31, purchase $75 worth of specific Dymo Shipping and Mailing labels and get a $25 Visa® Reward Card! Details and rebate offer here!
Malvern Books is delighted to announce the debut of a brand-new book club, Smashing! Read & Resist. During times like these everyone is especially grateful for the solace of a good book. This monthly discussion will focus on works by women, women-identified, trans, and nonbinary writers, with an emphasis on books from small and independent presses. Genres will vary, so there's sure to be something for everyone! The first Zoom meeting, Sun Dec 6 at 4pm,  you will be talking about Nine Moons by Gabriela Wiener. If you’d like to join, please RSVP with “smashing book club” in the subject line.
The holiday season is just around the corner! Let Peoples Rx make the pumpkin pie and take one thing off your to-do plate! Their gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin pies will be available again for preorders, Nov 2 through 23. Order by calling your favorite Peoples Deli, or drop by and place your order in person! You can even snag a single slice while you're there to try it out! And starting Nov 8, three stores will change Sunday hours to better serve your needs! The N. Lamar, S. Lamar, and Lakeline locations will be open 10am to 5pm on Sundays.
FuturX 2020: Entra al Laberinto! Join The Vortex from Nov 6 through Nov 21, Fri and Sat at 8pm. Gather virtually in an interactive online LABERINTO where audiences can wander from Zoom room to Zoom room to experience Loteria fortune telling, life coaching sessions, burlesque performances, magic rituals, divine tias, DJ sessions, late night ride shares and more from artists whose Latinidad is queer, trans, feminist, Afrolatinx and indigenous. Nov 20 and 21 at 9pm is the flagship event: an online broadcast of new work from ProyectoTEATRO exploring and critiquing José Vasconcelos’ “Raza Cosmica.” Buy your tix here!
Things don't need to be harder in 2020. Make Thanksgiving easier on yourself this year and order your holiday meal from Pok-e-Jo's! This year, ordering is easier than ever, too. Just visit to view their holiday menu and place your order for one of their cold, heat-at-home packages for pick up at any location on the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Let Pok-e-Jo's be a part of your holiday season this year!
If you are planning an office redesign, start with updating your cubicles and workstations with Office Furniture Now! Adaptable, reliable cubicles have struggled to fit into the modern open office workspace. Until COVID. Now they are coming back into fashion with antimicrobial fabrics, updated colors and glass options. Maybe it's time you took a look at updating your cubicles and workstations to better fit the future of work.
Here's something relaxing and healing to look forward to from Mantra Yoga Collective… Outdoor Yoga and live music by Nav Jodha. Check out Nav Jodha on Spotify! Register for Fri, Nov 20 at 6pm with Chad & Nav Jodha here. Studio Mantra is offering these special classes to you on regular membership or drop-in pricing, so please consider choosing the Supporting rate for this class if you're able, in order to support both instructor & musician.
What are the causes near and dear to you? Slow North is donating 20% of sales to a special cause this Giving Tuesday, Dec 1. Do you have a non-profit or a cause you think they should support? Let them know in this survey! Help Slow North continue their mission to give back to the community with hands, hearts, and finances. Oh yeah, and they are extending store hours...from 11am to 6pm Mon through Sun!
BookPeople has a brand new subscription service, Amplify and Amplify Jr., that will deliver a monthly dose of work from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) writers and creators to your doorstep. Keeping in line with Antiracist commitments BookPeople made earlier in the year, this is just one way they’re doing their part to close the diversity gap in publishing. Sign up today and receive your first installment in Jan 2021! All Amplify pre-orders will receive a special holiday card in Dec!
Preorder your Antonelli's Thanksgiving Boxes today! Whether you’re traveling or staying at home, Antonelli's Cheese Shop promises that enjoying a spread of artisan cheeses, meats, and pairings is one way to show gratitude for our farmers, dairymen and women, and good food makers. Order for pickup here. Order for shipping here. Order now, they have a limited quantity available!
The creators of the Clubhouse model for mental wellness wanted to break-down the isolation, stigma and condescension of traditional approaches to mental illness that existed in 1948. They envisioned a judgement-free community of equals, and originally called their organization We Are Not Alone. So, save the date for the We Are Not Alone, WANA Party with Austin Clubhouse, celebrating the power of community for mental health! RSVP now for this virtual and free event plus silent auction and raffle on Thu, Dec 10 at 7pm!
Sign up now for Olive Oil 101 Virtual Classes, Nov 5 or Nov 12. Let Con' Olio guide you through a tasting of the world’s freshest extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars! Explore pairings of your favorite cheeses from Antonelli's, with artisanal bread, Amy’s Mexican Vanilla ice cream and more. Become an olive oil aficionado! Discover the history, plan to pick up your tasting plate via contactless curbside at the Arboretum location on the day of the class.
It is finally fall in Austin and Chez Zee has been busy sprucing up their "Keep Safe" program for guests and staff. Here are just a few of the measures they’re doing: staff is tested every two weeks with PCR Tests, improved A/C units, increased air flow, amped up professional detailed cleaning, and more. On another front, they’re also preparing 400 meals a day, through a program created by "Good Work Austin" to help feed food insecure folks. Stay safe, Austin!
Now through Nov 11 get 30% off Wheatsville house made whole pies like apple, pecan, pumpkin, vegan pumpkin, and coconut cream. Yum! Join Wheatsville all day Thursday for $5 Grab & Go! Thu, Nov 5 is Thai Red Curry! Turkey or tofu meatballs in Thai red curry sauce, served with cilantro lime rice and sesame-ginger broccoli. Start your Wheatsville Thanksgiving Ordering now! Choose from a variety of turkey or ham and scrumptious sides like Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Orange Relish, plus all the classics!
Chez Zee serves a wide range of American fare with southern regional influences and plenty of locally sourced ingredients. The bistro is also highly acclaimed for its sumptuous weekend brunch and desserts. Join ‘em for stellar wines and their award-winning desserts. Add a slice of delicious Apple Pie or Pecan Pie to your order now!
Register now for a class with Mantra Yoga Collective’s Amy Hogan now...unless you're scared! It's that time of year again, when Amy goes over-the-top-SPOOKY for all her classes! Join her and bring a friend for some Halloween fun. Register here for Sat, Oct 31 at 9:30am Free Eerie Empower, livestream.
Slow North has all your fall favorites but only in the shop for a limited time! How about a Seasonal Mini Candle? Spice up your bread with Pumpkin Spice Bread Mix! Have a Masala Chai Loose Leaf Tea served with your new Pumpkin Spice Tea Towel. Mama need a nighttime drink? Jump into a Sweater Weather Cocktail Kit, have a bite of Peppermint Chocolate Bar, and relax with an Evergreen Fizzing Bath Cube. Don’t cha just love fall? Shop Slow North’s entire collection here!
Get an El Alma Dia de los Muertos Kit with 1 dozen tamales, white rice, refritos, chips and salsa. Level up the party with El Alma’s Spicy Blood Orange Paloma Kit. Or let El Chilito bring the fun with their Dia de los Muertos Kit which includes 1 dozen tamales, chips & queso, a make your own marigold kit, and make your own ofrenda candle kit. Don’t forget the drinks - Topo, Aqua Fresca, Single Beers or Frozen Sangria! Preorder online for contactless curbside pickup Oct 30 through Nov 1.
Join BookPeople at the first ever virtual Texas Book Festival, starting tomorrow! RSVP and get tickets to all of your favorite panels! From Oct 31 to Nov 15, the Texas Book Festival kicks off its programming with TTBF Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Acevedo and continues for two more weeks after that! Guests include Brit Bennett, Matthew McConaughey, Isabel Wilkerson, David Chang, Yaa Gyasi, Kathy Valentine, Lawrence Wright, and many, many more! Check out the full schedule here! Check out author spotlight and debut novelist, Bryan Washington's session—starting on Nov 15 at 10pm too!
Hundreds of new vintage jewelry pieces have arrived for the holidays at Bloomers & Frocks! It's insane what they've got: Whiting & Davis, Monet, Coro, Trifari, Kenneth J Lane, beautiful unstamped jewels plus all sorts of materials to fit your style: metal, semi-precious stones, bone, beads, rhinestones, bakelite, and so much more. Bloomers & Frocks is open weekends, Fri and Sat from 11am to 6pm and Sun 12pm to 4pm and weekdays by private appointment.
During November, Mariposas Spanish School will be offering their popular two-day Thanksgiving camp on Nov 23 and 24 to celebrate all things otoño (fall) like: craft los guajolotes (turkeys), play outdoors, and learn about los buenos modales (manners) and Thanksgiving celebrations in Latin American countries. Registration is available per day or for both days. Enroll soon, this is one of their most popular camps, and space is limited this year.
The world is a stressful place these days, but Mantra Massage can provide some comfort, pain relief and all-around good vibes. So, give yourself a break from it all and book any massage service for anytime between Oct 30 and Nov 6, and they’ll take off 15% off! Let go. Loosen that tension you've been holding in your shoulders, neck and jaw. Relieve the pressure on your back and legs that have been holding you up. Book your Massage Special here!
Ring in the holidays with Slow North’s warm and inviting seasons scents. Featuring notes of evergreen forests, citrus, and spice to bring joy all season long. Find travel tin candles, soy candles and oil diffusers of Cheer and Merry & Bright. Shop Slow North’s Holiday Collection here!
Mantra Massage is celebrating its first month open and couldn't be more grateful for the warmth and support everyone has shown! Meet the amazing team of therapists now and visit in person soon! If you are looking for advanced massage therapy, you have found it in Mantra Massage. Check out more about services and great people at
Malvern Books is excited to announce its brand-new book club, A Season Of, spending several months reading and discussing books by a single author. The first pick is the acclaimed Argentinian writer César Aira! For the first online meeting on Nov 21, they’ll be talking about The Hare. If you’d like to join please RSVP to with “season of aira” in the subject line. The Hare can be purchased from the store or via online Bookshop.
Gifting can be a rewarding opportunity to those who have the means to do it. In the coming weeks, The Fowler Law Firm will explore proper estate planning so your gifts have the maximum benefit for benefactors in a new series, Don't Be A Tax & Probate Turkey™! This series includes toe-tapping music provided by Texas fiddle favorites Franklin, Franklin, Solomon (1966) courtesy of the Texas Folklife archive too! Check it out online now here!
For adult language learners of all levels looking to learn & practice their conversation skills - join Freestyle Language Center this Thursday for the Lunch & Learn: Free Spanish, French, Italian Workshops! By the end of this workshop, you'll be able to navigate directions, have a conversation with restaurant staff, and order from a (real!) menu while uncovering critical cultural dynamics that affect your experiences, too! RSVP for Thu, Oct 29 from 12pm to 1pm CST (attendees must RSVP to receive the Zoom link to join)...French, Spanish, and Italian.
One more class left in this outdoor series! Join Mariposa to celebrate otoño (fall) through games, storytime, songs and engaging lessons on Día de los muertos on Oct 31 at 10:30am. Sign up here! Visit the 37th Annual Mexic-Arte Celebration, Day of the Dead exhibition, La Muerte Vive (Death Lives) through Nov 22. Check it out here! First time ever, the ESB Mexican American Cultural Center will present a digital event that anyone can view for free! Sign up for their take-home DIY sugar skull and marigold kits here!
To help you Shop Early, Shop Local, BookPeople has expanded to their Holiday Shopping hours now, open from 10am to 7pm, seven days a week for in-store shopping, as well as for curbside pick-up. Due to many factors affecting the supply chain this holiday season, hopefully these extended hours enable you to get what you want, when you want it, before it’s sold out! Aaaaannd BookPeople is ecstatic to share its newly redesigned website! Same BookPeople look and feel, but you are now able to shop more products from the Bookstore than ever before!
Habitat Hunters is available to assist you buy, sell, lease, or relocate by appointment, taking all necessary precautions to show property or provide virtual tours. According to the latest Central Texas Housing Market Report, the Central Texas housing market continues to exhibit strength despite economic challenges and shrinking housing inventory. In September, home sales across the Austin-Round Rock MSA soared 31.5% year over year to 3,892 sales. Historically this time of year home sales are slower, but because of decreased activity during the shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer selling season extended into September.
The Alamo Drafthouse will be the new home to the massive collection of movies from the late, lamented Vulcan Video, and they will be available ... for free! Not a dream! Not a what-if! Video Vortex comes to South Lamar! The 50,000 tapes of the Austin movie institution were left homeless when Vulcan Video closed its last location back in April. Starting next year, the discs and tapes will be available at the Alamo South Lamar and the Highball bar. You'll be able to take two titles at a time, for up to a week - for free! Read about it in the Austin Chronicle.
Featured on BuzzFeed and an annual favorite is Antonelli’s cheese and Halloween candy pairing. Wed, Oct 28 features: chocolate 1, chocolate 2, sour, gummy, hard, spicy, and wildcard. So join for a treat (and hopefully no tricks!). Get tickets here! This event is offered via Facebook Live. Simply pick up your plate via contactless curbside the day of the event from 1pm to 4pm (or pay to have it delivered) and tune in later. You can join live from 6pm to 7pm with the ability to chat type questions and special callouts (like birthdays and anniversaries) or you can watch on facebook later in the evening when it’s convenient for you.
In an increasingly virtual world, direct mail stands out. Email has a lifespan of just a few seconds while direct mail’s average lifespan is 17 days. Direct mail campaigns generate purchases 5X larger than email campaigns. McCarthy Print offers: offset & digital printing, variable data & mailing services, and graphic design. Call now to get a quote...before it disappears 512-479-8938!
You loved it, you've missed it, so ConOlio Oils & Vinegars brought it back...and this time, Texas style! Chef Fer Candil's of the class “Paella, Tapas & More”, is cooking up a special batch of her Texas Style Paella with chicken, beef sirloin, Spanish chorizo and vegetables! Available to-go curbside Thu, Oct 29 at the Arboretum location, order for 2, 4 or 6 and enjoy an authentic Spanish paella at home! Add a bottle of Urbina Rioja Red and dinner is served! Order now!
There's more to socks than you might think. Whole Earth Provision Co will answer your sock related questions and show you how to choose the best socks for your needs in this 20 min Zoom clinic on Tue, Oct 20 at 12pm! Have lunch with an Earthling and get the basics on performance socks plus how to choose the best socks for your needs. Register for this free zoom clinic here!
Schedule a massage online, anytime! The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School has a new online booking system. The new booking system makes it even easier for you to schedule your massage. You can… book your appointment in real-time; choose your therapist prior to booking; get automatic confirmation updates; view appointment details for upcoming and past appointments; and prepay for convenient and speedy check-in. Schedule now!
Are in need of some spooky signage? turkey business cards? custom wrapping paper? MILLER Imaging & Digital Solutions has got you covered for the holiday season! Contact either location to talk to the sales team about your special holiday printing - Central Austin location at 512.478.8793 or North Austin location at 512.837.8888.
Dive into comfort food with Kerbey Lane Cafe Fall Menu Favorites! Open daily from 7am to 10pm. Available for dine in, Kerbside pickup and delivery or order online! Available only now through Oct 26...Strawberry Confetti Pancakes! Buttermilk cake with strawberries and sprinkles, topped with powdered sugar glaze, more sprinkles & whipped cream. Celebrate whatever you want with these cakes!
BookPeople is thrilled to host star of Netflix's Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness, for the paperback release of Over the Top. Get your tickets now for a virtual evening with Jonathan Van Ness on Tue, Oct 20 from 7pm to 8pm CDT! He/They will be with BookPeople to celebrate the paperback release of Over the Top: My Story, and to take all (or, most) the audience questions. This is one you won't want to miss! Your ticket includes a copy of the book with a signed bookplate!
Join Business Success Center for this week’s Share the Wisdom on how to leverage competitors by turning them into assets. Also on the agenda… share a book, class, software, process or something that works for you; ask for help; get some "to-do's" worth doing; and learn about the business news from around the country and the world. Here’s the link to BSC's Rebuilding Business Nationwide Forum RSVP for Thu, Oct 22 from 12pm to 1pm.
20% off Wheatsville breakfast meats now through Oct 20, while supplies last! Get your local, sustainably and humanely raised breakfast meats like bacon, sausage, ham steaks, pancetta, and lox. Check out the owner drive from Oct 16 to Oct 25 and get 10% off plus a sign-on bonus! Then, RSVP here for the Annual Owner Gathering on Oct 24 at 11am. RSVP by Oct 20 to receive coupons and a chance to win Wheatsville gift cards!
The VORTEX and Ethos announce the release of two original music videos from Selfie! The Musical on Tue, Oct 27 at 8pm on The VORTEX YouTube channel. Afterparty and Q&A on Zoom immediately after at 8:15pm! How could we have known that the “Hope and Resilience” invoked in the chorus of “Chasing Sunsets” would become the rallying cry of millions of people in a pandemic? These two music videos were created by Rembert Block in the beautiful deserts of New Mexico during these many months of lockdown away from her home in New York. They accompany the long-awaited release of Selfie Songs, a new CD from Brooklyn-based cabaret pop band Rembert and the Basic Goodness.
Order your Chez Zee dinner online now! Wed, Oct 14 is Applewood smoked Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf!! Served with creamy brown gravy, smoked Gouda mashed potatoes and pan sautéed broccolini. Then on Thu, Oct 15, cornmeal breaded fried Catfish, served with Corn on the Cob, sautéed green beans and remoulade. Add Dessert to your order too! Whole 2-layer Cakes, like Lemon Rosemary and  Coco Leches, and Whole Pies, like Key Lime, Coconut Cream, Kahlua Crunch, are $28.95. 
Shop Early, Shop Local and let BookPeople help you fill out those shopping lists! The holidays are nearing and BookPeople wants to make sure all of your book needs are met! This weekend's lists include some favorite mystery/thrillers, history reads, sci-fi/fantasy capers, and a few picks for younger readers! Doors are open for in-store shopping Thu through Tue. Curbside pick-up and shipping around the world are also available! 
Slow North has teamed up with their friends at Desk Plants to offer three lucky winners a gift package of Slow North goods + house plants delivered to your door! Each winner will get a Eucalyptus + Lavender Travel Candle, an Orange + Clove Mini Linen Spray, and a Moonshine Sansevieria, a $60 value! Follow Slow North on on Instagram for details on how to enter! The winners will be announced next Thursday during their first IG Live event with @desk_plants!
Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints, martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Regardless of which celebration name you use, Aus-Tex has some great Halloween ideas that will make this holiday special. Check out these inexpensive ways to enjoy this festive holiday! For more information on any of these promo items contact or call 512.476.7581 for a quote today!
Celebrate International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day this Sunday with Antonelli’s! You'll explore 7 cheeses from around the world, as well as 7 food pairings and accompaniments. What’s so special about raw-milk cheese? Pasteurization removes many of the fungi spores, yeasts, and microorganisms that make a cheese unique. The quality of the ingredients, the extreme care taken by producers, and the natural cheese aging process ensure that raw milk cheeses are a safe choice. Their producers represent years, even decades, of knowledge and thoughtful cheese-making. Tickets here for Sun, Oct 18 at 6:30pm.
Austin voters will be asked to approve Proposition B, a $460 million bond dedicated to enhancing active transportation infrastructure, which includes significant funding for new sidewalks, bike lanes, urban trails, and other safety-related improvements. After careful consideration of the projects included within the bond proposition and the potential benefits for active transportation, the Save Our Springs Alliance has decided to formally endorse Proposition B and encourages its members to vote “YES” on Proposition B. Polls are open Tue, Oct 13 through Fri, Oct 30 for early voting.
VOTE OM shirts are back by popular demand and in stock! Click here to order yours now! Once you've placed your order, Mantra Yoga Collective will  email you to coordinate a pick-up at Westover Hills Club, or they'll even deliver to your doorstep if you're within 3 miles of Westover. They are NOT shipping at this time, so select "In-Store Pick-Up" at checkout.
Vinyl Nation, a dig into the comeback of vinyl records and the connective power of music in a difficult time opens in virtual cinema today. A way to celebrate Record Store Day from home. When you buy a ticket for Vinyl Nation, 50% of ticket proceeds go to End of an Ear. Click HERE to rent. You can also gift tickets.
Getting ready for Wedlock or know someone who is? All restraints 10% off through Oct 16 at Forbidden Fruit! Shopping online? Use code wedlock10. And check out all the bachelor/ette party supplies, they've got everything from "cock"tail straws and cake pans to party games and decorations! Forbidden Fruit is stocking their shelves with all kinds of kinky delights from Vixen Creations, Pretty Love and Maia Toys!
Announcing Antonelli's Cheese Shop’s New Fish Line: Conservas. What are conservas? In Spanish, conservas refers to foods that are preserved in cans or jars and typically refers to tinned fish and seafood. Without further ado, Antonelli's is excited to announce that they’ve launched their Conservas tinned fish line. When purchasing online for pickup or delivery, look for the "fish" heading at the top of their online site.
Support Free Press with a new, delicious, hazy IPA from Black Star Co-op. The Austin Chronicle’s new Chronic-ALE is on their shelves and on tap now for a limited time! Grab a 4-pack or enjoy a pint on their patio while you can. Support Free Press. Drink Good Beer. Remember To Vote.
Slip Slow North's newest Lavender Sachet into a clothes drawer or hang in a closet to freshen your clothes and linens. Stash in your car for a sweeter ride. Place on your pillow and relax your way to sleep. Gently squeeze your sachet to reactivate the lavender bud aromatherapy at any time. Enjoy this cheerful little sachet anytime you need a pick-me-up. Each one is handmade with care by Slow North team in their Austin, TX studio.
ConOlio's most popular class is back...virtually! Let Con' Olio guide you through a tasting of the world’s freshest extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars! Enjoy pairings of cheese from Antonelli's, artisanal bread, Amy’s Mexican Vanilla ice cream and more. Become an olive oil aficionado and learn to separate truths from myths, while discovering the history, mythology and wonderful health benefits.  Join ConOlio Oils & Vinegars for their first class on Oct 22! Grab the class goods via contactless curbside pickup at the Arboretum location on the day of the class. Register here!
Signed & Personalized Books by Ryan Holiday available to order now from BookPeople! Order by Oct 19 to snag a signed and personalized copy (or two) of Holiday's latest, Lives of the Stoics, and other favorites. In the comments field during check out, indicate the name of the person to whom you would like the book signed. If left blank, the book will still come signed by the author. Order here!
Mark your calendars! The 2020 online version of the Barton Springs University Day event will launch Tue, Oct 27. This year Save Our Springs will be offering curriculum for schools and the general public on the BSU website – materials that will be available that day and for use and viewing at any thereafter.  Get ready for two new feature videos - Toxic Blue-Green Algae: A New Threat Emerges in Austin's Lakes and Beyond Yuck! Human Waste and Clean Water in Central Texas.
Buy a Wheatsville Food Co-op Roasted Chicken and get a hot side for free! Choose from Mac & Cheese, Vegan Mac & Cheese, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Fall Veggies, and Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower. All sides are made in house too. Get yours now through Oct 13, while supplies last! Then get ready for the next super awesome weekly special…
For 6 months, Conans Pizza kept y'all on the curb. They’re stoked to welcome back a few customers (who choose to) go inside for a sit down pizza feast. But still keep your distance, and mask on when not at the table. They've redecorated a bit and added some some new art! From 11am to 2pm, they've brought back their slice combos. Stop by for a quick bite over lunch. And don't worry, curbside is still on.
If you haven't, you should consider what you can do to pivot, profit, and promote your business during this time. Sandy Parker from the Texas Fun Club has been creating experiences for years in the tourism industry. After all, how a person feels about the experience is what will make it do well. She will go over the 5 tips for Creating Your Virtual Experience. Visit for more information on this free workshop series Mondays in October at 2pm on zoom.
Celebrate End of an Ear on Record Store Day, which was originally scheduled for April of this year but was postponed and is now spread over 3 dates. The third and final date is Oct 24. RSD Oct 24 will be virtual only and there will be no physical shopping or mailorder at the store. The online signup will be on starting Sat, Oct 10 at 2pm. To see the items available visit
Kerbey Lane Cafe Vegan Marc N Cheese & Veggie Wrap! Featuring Credo Foods spicy cashew queso for the Mac N Cheese, and Kerbey’s homemade Garlic Sesame dressing for Veggie Wrap dipping! Both herbivore friendly, and both a must try on Kerbey’s Fall Menu. Available from Oct 8 to Oct 10! Hurry in this week and try these Fall Favorites! Available for dine in, Kerbside pickup and delivery.
Wherever you’re heading, Whole Earth can help you prepare!  Check out their Collections for gear, shoes, clothing and more for your road trip adventures this fall, including road trip blankets and towels. No matter where your adventure leads, travel with confidence knowing your gear is rugged and up for a challenge. The right gear allows you to focus on making memories and finding your next adventure. Want to bring your furry friend with you on your adventures and trails? From up to date vaccinations to training with your dog for the hikes - Whole Earth has got helpful tips for you.
Take 20% off Mariposas on-demand classes through Oct 12! If you can't fit in a zoom class, you can watch their pre-recorded classes each week from the comfort of your home or classroom! Use code SPANISH20 at checkout! On the last four Saturdays of October at 10:30am, Mariposas Spanish School will be hosting an outdoor class at Mariposas HQ in Central Austin. Celebrate otoño (Fall) through games, storytime, songs and engaging lessons on noche de brujas, Oct 24, and Día de los muertos, Oct 31. $20 for one class or $70 to register for all! Register here!
Bloomers and Frocks has an amazing collection of signature statement necklaces. Owner, Rebekka Adams, is sharing her personal collection of Monet vintage jewelry on the Gem.App so everyone can see the finest in her collection. Unlike other jewelry from the period, Monet jewelry is well constructed and lasts decades. Some of the features include triple gold or silver plating, heavy chain links, solid connectors, and unique sturdy clasps. Want to know more about the history and see what jewels Rebekka has in her personal collection? Head over to Gem to read more.
Restart CBD has partnered up with a few local legends to create an at home CBD Affogato Kit! It'll include 20mg of CBD, Cold Brew Concentrate from Stay While Coffee Co. & a scoop of Honey Vanilla from Lick Honest Ice Cream. And for the whole month of October, get a chill dose of CBD Caramel sauce added to any tiny pie from Tiny Pies! They’re also hosting a giveaway with Tiny Pies on Instagram from Oct 5 to Oct 9. One winner will receive a 30mL bottle of pure CBD 20mg strength + 4 Tiny Pies. 
Peoples Rx–Austin's Favorite Pharmacy is excited fall weather is here and are happily welcoming October. Mostly because it means pumpkin everything! Starting Oct 5 you can enjoy an organic pumpkin smoothie, and a tasty gluten-free pumpkin bread at Peoples Deli! Don't wait though, they are only available for a limited time! Peoples is proud to be keeping Austin healthy and well for 40 years now! Swing by Oct 30 for in-store celebrations–they'll have fun giveaways galore, including freebie sweets from Peoples Deli. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss it!
Starting Tue, Oct 6, Malvern Books will be offering individual appointments so you can once again browse the shelves in person! Appointments are 30 minutes long and are available Tue through Sat  from 12.30pm - 4:15pm. You may bring up to 2 guests with you. You must wear a mask during your visit and use hand sanitizer. All transactions are cashless. For more information and to book your visit, please go to Malvern's appointments page.
Need to register to vote before the Oct 5 deadline? Moved recently? Just want to make sure your information is up-to-date?  KOOP & League of Women Voters Austin Area have you covered!  Stop by the KOOP parking lot (3823 Airport Blvd) from 10am to 4pm on Sun, Oct 4 for Drive-Thru Voter Registration! Local creative studio Good Snake will be stopping by with posters, stickers, and other surprises in tow!
Slow North's Herbal Facial Steam is formulated with herbs and flowers, their newest blend will cleanse, invigorate, and soften skin leaving your face fresh and glowing. Blended with 100% organic ingredients featuring minty + floral notes, this blend is an aromatherapy + skin care treatment in one. Perfect for your next at-home spa day! Shop here for your next facial!
October speakers for Business Success Center’s Reinventing Business Forum. RSVP and details here for every Thursday from 12pm to 1pm (except this week’s will be on Friday!) Fri, Oct 2: Ruth Glendinning, Thriving Community Solutions; Oct 8: Belinda Mendoza, Design for Energy; Oct 15: Chuck Clayton, Author of Mastering Poker Math; Oct 22: Page Heller, Hopes Creek Consulting; Oct 29: Dokpe Ogunsanya, Dupsy Enterprises on Picking up the Pieces - Amid the Disarray of Today's World.
Watch Public Trust, get inspired, vote, and stay engaged with SOS and other local conservation advocates. Patagonia Films has released online, for free, its new film Public Trust, about the Trump Administration push to sell off our federal public lands in the face of broad public opposition. Watch it here and read more about the film here. Our public lands, like our clean air and water, will go away if we don't stand up and protect what belongs to all of us.
Veteran local restaurateurs, El Chile Group to open La Cantina this fall, located at 1900 Manor Road, formerly home to Yuyo Peruano. Drawing from El Alma, El Chile and El Chilito catering menus, the new indoor/outdoor venue will be available for small intimate private events, adhering to all current city, state and federal health and safety guidelines. Bookings available now for dates this fall by emailing
Con' Olio welcomes fall with the gift of lavender! Their Lavender Balsamic Vinegar is an elegant balsamic, rich and peppery with a hint of lavender. Combine with an EVOO for salads, drizzle over roasted veggies, even a citrus sorbet. Shop now and enjoy a complimentary 60ml bottle of on all orders of $75 or more, if you place your order by end of day, Fri, Oct 2! 
Join Wheatsville Food Co-op all day Thursday for $5 Grab & Go! $5 Grab & Go dinners are available all day long on Thursdays, from open until close. All you have to do is take them home and heat them up! This Thu, Oct 1 Wheatsville dinner includes Jerk seasoned chicken or tempeh, served with Jamaican rice and peas and spiced sweet potato wedges. All items made without gluten ingredients.
KOOP knows its members donate to help keep ‘em on the air, not for the stuff.  But they do like to show their appreciation with limited edition thank you gifts.  This fall's gifts were designed by Arturo of Crate Digger's Gold. $10/month or $60 one-time = Face Mask; $15/month or $80 one-time = T-Shirt, Face Mask; $25/month or $125 one-time = Baseball Cap, T-Shirt, Face Mask. For each face mask given to a member, one will be donated to Foundation Communities or ATX Camp Support. Become a member now!
Whole Earth Provision Co looks at toys from around the world to find those that delight, stir the imagination, comfort and get kids moving. Toys for all! Get Classic Toys, Baby & Toddler Toys, Outdoor Toys, Stuffed Animals & Puppets, Educational Toys, Nature and Science Toys! Curbside Pick Up Available. Shop for all the toys here! 
Kerbey’s upcoming fall sneak peeks are Texas Street Tacos & Texas Benedict, available from Oct 1 through Oct 3. Kerbey’s bringing the delicious all natural wagyu beef to tortillas and corn bread near you! And don’t forget the pancake special...Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes! Buttermilk cake with strawberries cooked inside, topped with chocolate glaze, strawberry compote & whipped cream, available Sep 29 through Oct 12.
The adventure is here! The Vortex’s Odyssey opens this Thu, Oct 1! In the safety of your car, journey from island to island of performance installations throughout the Manor Road IBIZ District as Athena (Allegra Jade Fox) guides your path. You can also order your Odyssey drinks, The Cyclops or The Calypso, To-Go after your journey (to take home), or stay and enjoy them in the lovely Garden seating area. Get your tickets here!
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop has led almost 7000 Austinites in tastings since mid-March, and ready to double it! All are virtual with curbside pickups of cheese plates (or option for local delivery). Deadline to purchase tickets is midnight the day before an event. See what’s coming up this October! Relax with An Antonelli’s Date Night, go Behind the Scenes with Beehive Cheese, celebrate National Cheese Curd Day, or get spooked at a Halloween Candy & Cheese Pairing!
Thursday Social - Clubhouse Rocks Painting Thu, Oct 1 from 5pm to 6pm! Join Austin Clubhouse in painting rocks with positive mental health messages in preparation for Clubhouse Rocks Texas and World Mental Health Day. They will be meeting in person at the Clubhouse to decorate the rocks, with a limit of 10 folks. If you are interested in joining in person, sign up is required by calling in to one of their Unit Meetings, Mon through Fri at 9:30am or 1pm. 
Mantra Massage has so much to share! Not only do they have a beautiful, newly designed space, they have more treatment rooms, more massage therapists, more services, and longer hours. With so much experience, they’re able to offer Advanced Muscle Therapy including Massage Cupping, Hot + Cold Stone Therapy, Craniosacral, CBD Oil, Temple Lomilomi, just to name a few. Mantra is also offering in-home table massages every Wed 9am to 3pm with Nicole Poole, LMT. Nicole has almost 20 years experience with acute and chronic issues.
Let Wheatsville to the shopping! Their experts will shop for ya then you just pick it up curbside! Get all those fresh veggies, Co-op deals, and yummy pre-made snacks all ordered from home. Set up your Wheatsville account and start shopping today!
If you love tacos, bluebonnets, armadillos, Big Bend or Enchanted Rock, Whole Earth Provision Co has the t-shirts for declaring your Texas favorites wherever you go! Get yer Texas tees now! Some up to 30% off! And check out their end of year clearance sale! 
Hurry in and try these Kerbey Lane Fall Favorites! Available Sep 24 through Sep 26 for dine in, Kerbside pickup and delivery! Frito Pie with corn chips smothered in all-natural wagyu beef chili, topped with sour cream, cheddar jack cheese, pickled jalapeños, and red onions; Chili Queso Fries smothered with Kerbey queso wagyu beef chili, topped with a sunny side up egg & sprinkled with parsley; Chili & Corn Bread, all-natural wagyu beef chili topped with shredded cheddar jack cheese, onions, and homemade grilled corn bread.
Slow North is celebrating the Fall equinox, the equal time of night and day marking the start of the autumn season. They are taking a pause and taking stock of all they've worked on this summer. Slow North is so grateful to this community, for the continued support throughout this time. Here's wishing you deep rest and nourishment for the coming season. So here's a sneak peek at the all new prints for their Therapy Packs!
Tomorrow night—join BookPeople for an evening with BuzzFeed senior writer, Anne Helen Petersen! Petersen's 2018 article, How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, changed the conversation surrounding the particular condition of social and economic strife for millennials. In Can't Even, she brings that discussion to book-length form. Come hear more from Petersen and a panel of millennial creators tomorrow night, Sep 25 at 7pm CDTtickets start at $5!
The VORTEX Odyssey: Underworld opens this Fri, Sep 25! Check out the trailer! Featuring original music composed for the event, Miss Your Touch, by Laura Freeman. Begin your journey in the depths of the Underworld. This companion piece to The VORTEX Odyssey takes you to the depths with artistic offerings from Austin and around the nation. Explore the realms of Hades in a choose-your-own-adventure setting. Live interactive play with Cerberus, Tiresias, and Persephone herself. Get your tickets here!
Mantra Yoga Collective VOTE Om shirts are back by popular demand! Click here to pre-order yours by Sun, Sep 27! Buuuuuuut first, go to and make sure you're registered to vote! Mantra Yoga Collective will email you to coordinate pick-up at Westover Hills Club after the shirts are printed. They are not shipping at this time, so select "In-Store Pick-Up" at checkout.
Get your 1 hour massage for only $35 with code, FALL2020, from The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School. Massage used to be considered a luxury - a special treat when on vacation or when given the pampering treatment on a holiday or birthday gift card. Massage has now become a mainstream health and wellness treatment to improve pain, stress, mood, and overall well being. Incorporating regular massage treatments as part of a health regime can have profound benefits on both the physical and emotional being. Schedule here!
After 14 years on North Loop, it's time to shake things up! Elephant Acupuncture is Moving! 8210 Bent Tree Road near Steck and Mopac is a free standing building surrounded by oaks and crepe myrtles - beautiful, serene, and private. All treatments are planned to be in new space by Oct 19. Touch base with Rebecca Rowbatham, Master of Science Oriental Medicine, at 512-779-8296 if you'd like to get on the schedule!
Just in from Chile. This Oil's A Creamy Mouthful. There's nothing more exciting for ConOlio Oils & Vinegars than announcing a new E.V.V.O. arrival! Welcome Ultra Premium Arbosana Olive Oil! The delicate flavor of green almonds and herbs at the start, then the surprise of rich, creamy artichoke flavor, followed by a peppery finish is just perfection. Pair it with Oregano Balsamic Vinegar, then drizzled over pasta.
Austex Printing and Mailing just received the latest catalog for greeting cards and event promotional items that are available this year.  Click here for the 2020 Greetings Catalog! This is the perfect time to begin thinking of ordering greeting holiday cards to get them in time for the holidays. It has been a difficult time for everyone and what a better way to up-lift your members, clients and friends than with a beautiful holiday greeting card that says thank you for sticking with us during this difficult time.
On Tue, Sep 15, three Kyle residents and the Save Our Springs Alliance filed suit against the City of Kyle to prevent the implementation of a development agreement that locks in exorbitant development entitlements for a massive, 3200+ acre development located on the banks of the Blanco River and over the Edwards Aquifer.  Please send your tax-deductible donation to SOS Alliance today so that they can continue legal advocacy work to protect the Edwards Aquifer and to promote open, honest government and participatory democracy.
Antonelli’s new Raclette Night at Home! Looking to make dinner a little more fun and interactive? Or perhaps you’re looking for a special way to celebrate with your quarantine pod.  What’s better than melting and scraping over 3 lbs of cheese onto your plate of potatoes, pickles, and cured meats for just $175, including the melting machine!?!? You can rent it any day of the week! Get more details - and start reserving - here.
COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of everyone in the world. The issues of systemic racism and police brutality have come to a head, leading to worldwide protests accompanied by unjustifiable violence to silence them. Your KOOP membership helps KOOP 91.7 Radio continue to do their part as your community radio station, standing up for the issues that matter to the Austin community  and providing independent, high-quality music and news programs. That is why KOOP is asking you to join for the first time or renew your important annual membership today. 
Habitat Hunters is ready to assist you every day until dark. Put your real estate transactions in the hands of an Austin REALTOR® you can trust! Experience the advantages of their responsiveness, efficiency, knowledge, education and resourcefulness. Habitat Hunters specializes in both Residential and Commercial Properties in and around Austin, focusing on Sales, Investments, Relocation, Property Tax Evaluations, Consulting, Leasing and Apartment Locating.
ood Work Austin – an organization of hospitality and service industry owners - is asking the city for $75 million in assistance to help them survive. They have invited AIBA members to join in on their planning efforts as they prepare for the October 1 council meeting. Join them Wednesdays at 10am using this link.
Navidad Farms has new fall hours; they're open Wed through Sat from 10am to 4pm and Sun 11am to 3pm. Pawnee pecans will be ready soon, so order today! Tamales can be preordered now too! Tamales will be available for pickup starting Oct 9 through Oct 11 during Navidad's pecan pickup weekend. Call to order direct at 512-980-4566 or order online.
Save Our Springs Alliance needs your voice! It’s time for central Texas to take action now to restore our rivers and eliminate our discharges to the waters of the United States. Contact Liberty Hill City Council to stop fouling up the South San Gabriel River. Contact Blanco City Council to urge them to pursue the task force to eliminate discharge into the Blanco River. Send a tax-deductible donation to SOS Alliance today so that they can continue their work keeping treated sewage out of our rivers, springs, and aquifers.
$25 Gift Certificates online at last! Buy one for! Conans Pizza wants to make this a September to remember, and they're working every day to get ready to start seating a few folks inside, soon. They're more than halfway through their preparedness checklist, and it's downhill from there. Stay safe, Stay Healthy, Eat Pizza.
In their latest Business Law Breakdown, RRS partner Jim Howicz discusses the Payroll Protection Act, PPP, and how your business can achieve full loan forgiveness. While there have been a few changes to the program since it was introduced, by and large the changes have only served to make it easier for businesses to use their funds for expenses like payroll and rent. Learn how to get your loan fully forgiven with these simple steps.  Watch now!
Join ConOlio Oils & Vinegars for a virtual class, Balsamic Vinegar & Cheese Tasting! Owner Tabatha Conarko of Con' Olio, together with a cheesemonger from Antonelli's Cheese Shop will guide you through the Seven Styles of Cheese, each paired with Con' Olio balsamic vinegars,  in a variety of flavors, like summer peach, strawberry, and black cherry. Pick up your cheese, tune in, add wine and you're ready to go! Join Sep 24 at 6:30pm for this interactive, fun and certainly tasty event! The cost is $50 per guest. For more details click here!
Shop Slow North's end of summer sale online! Get up to 70% off! Slow North's online shop features jewelry, stationary, home goods, books, body care, and so much more from local artists and 100+ other small businesses from around the country. Enjoy free shipping on all US order over $100! Or shop in-store Mon through Sat 12pm to 5pm. Don’t forget your mask!
For a limited time only, The Vortex is offering Early Bird discounts now through Sep 23 at midnight on tickets for their virtual VORTEX Odyssey: Underworld and The VORTEX Odyssey drive-thru experiences! The VORTEX Odyssey: Underworld opens Sep 25! Use code 'UNDERWORLD' to get $15 dollar Voyager level tickets! The VORTEX Odyssey opens Oct 1! Use code 'VOYAGER' to get $25 dollars off all tickets for opening weekend, Oct 1 through Oct 3.
Wheatsville's got some amazing, super special breads for a limited time only! Be sure to pick up these seasonal delights while you can - Apple Challah Bread and Honey Rye Bread! Don't forget their $5 Grab & Go dinners available all day long on Thursdays, from open until close. All you have to do is take them home and heat them up! Let the experts do your shopping with Wheatsville curbside!
New running shoes for a new season from Whole Earth Provision Co. You’ve put in the miles over a long hot summer. Is it time for some new running shoes? They can add a spring to your step and keep your feet properly aligned for maximum performance and minimal foot pain. Whole Earth Provision Co. has got your favorite brands including Brooks, Hoka One One, Salomon, Merrell, On Inc., Altra and more!
Have you ever worn or purchased or thrifted vintage and wondered how old it was? ...then join Bloomers and Frocks at this next workshop for the SCHOOL OF THRIFT! It all goes down Sun, Sep 20 from 7pm to 9pm EST. Thrift Babes Founder Sammy Davis will be co-instructing with Bloomers and Frocks. Attendees are asked to bring one item of clothing they would like help dating to have a hands-on, interactive experience "virtually." Signup here!
Walk your own way in NAMIWalks Your Way! Participate with Austin Clubhouse in NAMI’s largest mental health and fundraising event, taking place virtually in locations across the country on Sat., Oct 10. Please join or support the Austin Clubhouse team and promote awareness of mental health and reduce stigma, in this difficult year more than ever by sharing stories widely; raise funds for NAMI's mission of advocacy, support and public awareness; and build community and reassure people they are not alone.
Delight your loved one with a feather tickler, edible massage oil or powder. Discipline them with a crop, flogger, paddle or cane- many locally made! Explore your "animal instincts"! Forbidden Fruit has got a warren of wascally wabbits to choose from by Vibratex, Femme Fun, Maia and more! Plus get FREE lube samples with EVERY in-store purchase and FREE System Jo Lube Samples with all online orders! Storefront open 7 days a week with curbside delivery available from 2pm to 6pm. Mask required for in store shopping please.
“Attention Management” with Maura Thomas at Business Success Center's Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum this Thursday. This week’s Share the Wisdom focus is about attention management with speaker and author Maura Thomas. You will want to know more about how her empowered productivity system can work for you. Plus check out these new sections: CX: Customer Experience Strategy & Mentoring, Business Leverage (with ideas from attendees), Give and Get (attendees share what helps them books, articles, software, etc). Register here for Thu, Sep 24 at noon.
Curbside, Mail-Order, & Local Delivery from End of an Ear! For the safety of End of an Ear staff and customers, the storefront will remain closed for the time being. However, they're conducting business through curbside and mail-orders. Free local delivery for orders over $50. Beginning Mon Sep 21 End of an Ear will now be open 11am to 7pm everyday!
A Promised Land by Barack Obama coming Nov 17 to BookPeople. Pre-Order the first volume in Barack Obama's much-anticipated Presidential Memoirs through BookPeople today! The release of First Lady, Michelle Obama's Becoming was the publishing event of fall 2018, and now in 2020 we have a brand new title coming from former President Barack Obama! A Promised Land, the first volume of his presidential memoirs, described as a "deeply personal account of history in the making," is hitting shelves this November! Pre-Order now to reserve your very own copy!
Antonelli’s next Cheese 101 is tomorrow, Tue Sep 15 at 8pm. Get more info and/or sign up here! Ticket purchasing deadline is midnight tonight. And this Wed Sep 16, the Cookies and Cheese Pairing, featuring Abby Jane Bakeshop freshly-baked cookies goes live at 6pm. Since she needs time to bake, the deadline to purchase is also midnight tonight! Choose your delight with Antonelli’s by midnight tonight!!
On Fri, Sep 18 at 7pm please join Malvern Books in celebrating the launch of Ross Wilcox’s debut short story collection, Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society: Stories. Ross will be joined by Josh Denslow, author of Not Everyone Is Special, and their publisher, Leland Cheuk, founder of 7.13 Books. Then on Sun, Sep 20 at 1pm Malvern’s Suspense & Speculation Book Club will be meeting to discuss Daisy Johnson's Everything Under, an electrifying reinterpretation of a classical myth. And on Sat, Sep 26 at 1pm their Line/Break Poetry Book Club will be discussing Dunce by Mary Ruefle.
Record Store Day, which was originally scheduled for April of this year, was postponed and is now Sep 26 and Oct 24.  RSD Sep 26 will be virtual only. Signup now on End of an Ear’s website! And this time, when you get your email confirmation, End of an Ear will let you know the time you should expect to receive your email with the link and customer code for shopping on Sep 26. To see the items available visit here!
On Sep 22 at 7pm, meet Janice & Jessica under the trees at Westover Hills Club for the first Mantra Yoga Collective event - Yin Yoga & Sound Bath to Welcome the Autumnal Equinox! Janice will lead you through gentle flowing movements, and Jessica will guide you through a yin practice with deep stretches, accompanied by singing bowls. The practice will end with a luxurious sound bath, including bowls, gongs, and flutes. The pricing for this event is tiered, in hopes of meeting everyone where they are financially.  Register here!
Amazon is hosting a free, virtual event on Wed, Sep 16. This live, interactive experience is for all job seekers, regardless of your level of experience, professional field, or background – and whether you’re interested in working at Amazon or elsewhere. Join Austin Clubhouse for these upcoming meetings or events...Reopening Planning Meeting, Tuesdays at 2pm, USA Clubhouse Virtual Conference on Oct 8 and 9, Operations Unit Planning Meeting on Thu, Sep 17 at 2pm. And don’t forget the deadline for the Austin Clubhouse Cookbook including recipes, testimonials, and artwork is Sep 25.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with BookPeopleHispanic Heritage Month begins Sep 15 and runs through Oct 15. In celebration, BookPeople is spotlighting Latinx creators all 'round the world. From bookseller favorites to enduring classics and titles to keep an eye out for in the new year, the treasures are plentiful! Click here for a full list of featured titles and shop them all now!
Whether it's magical forest mushrooms or butterflies dancing around delicate flowers, let Slow North’s newest prints bring some comfort and relief to your day. Their therapy packs can be enjoyed hot or cold depending on your needs! Get crafty at their September Virtual Workshops; browse here. Visit the shop Mon through Sat from 12pm to 5pm. 
Gifts are a great way to encourage and retain customer loyalty with McCarthy Print. Custom Calendars, Journals or Note Pads with your branding will keep your company in mind and are a great way to say “Thank you”. Whether your budget is small or large, McCarthy Print can help you come up with a great printed piece that won’t break the bank. Contact McCarthy Print for your next gift idea at 512-479-8938. Ask for Deanna.
The Slow North Collection is proud to offer a growing line of all-natural, thoughtful goods crafted in the Austin, TX studio. So many beautiful candles, so hard to choose! Lavender + Cedar, Rosemary + Lemon, Orange + Clove, and so many more! Take this quiz to help find your perfect Slow North candle scent. And don't forget to use your 10% discount code at checkout on your first purchase with Slow North: “SlowNorthVIP”
Wheatsville Food Coop is excited to announce their new program, Wheatsville Curbside. This service is not provided by an outside company so that means Wheatsville’s knowledgeable staff will be fulfilling your orders quicker and you will be keeping more of your dollars in Austin. Now, that is cool! Anyone can shop Wheatsville Curbside! Benefits for everyone include: sales prices honored, currently no service fee, beer and wine available. Sign up today!
Great news! Peoples' made tacos are BACK at Peoples Deli! Grab-and-go tacos are available Mon through Fri mornings, and are made fresh daily with cage-free eggs, nitrate-free bacon, and organic cheese and beans. Peoples even has vegan and gluten-free options! To better serve you, the North Lamar, South Lamar, and Lakeline locations are now open on Sundays, from 12pm to 6pm.
BookPeople presents: An Evening with Academy Award-winning Actor and Native Texan, Matthew McConaughey! For one night only, Mon, Oct 19 at 7pm, Matthew McConaughey joins BookPeople live on Zoom for a celebration of his brand new memoir, Greenlights—a volume full of raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. He'll be joined in conversation with celebrated filmmaker, Richard Linklater, with an audience Q&A to follow! Don't miss out, get your tickets today!
New tasting with Antonelli's Cheese Shop on Wed, Sep 16 from 6pm to 7pm on Facebook Live: Cookies & Cheese Pairing featuring Abby Jane Bakeshop! Seven cheeses paired with seven cookies made by Abby Love and her team. Abby Jane Bakeshop is a locally owned bakery committed to the use of stone-milled, heritage flours in all their baking. They offer naturally leavened breads, pizzas, pastries, and sweets, all made by hand in Dripping Springs. Order your tasting here!
ConOlio Oils & Vinegars shops are open! They've opened the shops with every precaution in place. Shop both locations Tue through Sat from 11am to 6pm and Sun from 12pm to 5pm. Or shop your favorite oils and vinegars, wines and more in their curbside market. You can also get help with your selections over the phone! Call the Arboretum location at 512.342.2344  or the Gateway at Falconhead-Bee Cave at 512.263.4373 to place your order for oils, balsamics, perishables, wine and more!
Dinner Specials for dine-in or take-out for Thu, Sep 10 from Chez Zee! Get the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Dinner for Two with reverse seared Parmesan crusted Tilapia served with roasted carrots, new potatoes, onions and pan sautéed green beans for $24.95. Satisfy that sweet tooth with a Chez Zee dessert special, like Vegan Chocolate Pots de Creme, Blueberry Cheesecake, or Raspberry Fruit Tart with house-made cardamom ice-cream. Order online or call (512) 454-2666 to order!
Mantra Yoga Collective is placing their first community order with Manduka next week! Manduka is the brand of the yoga mats and props sold at the studio. They are offering 25% off each time Mantra places an order! Mantra Yoga Collective is not keeping any props in stock,so these are pre-order only. Shop Manduka’s products for home practice and let Mantra Yoga Collective know what you want to order by Sep 15!
Factory 25 & End of an Ear present: Amateur On Plastic. Washington, D.C. rock legend, Butch Willis' unique and unusual brand of "outsider music" and his intense, "psychotic" presence captivated the local late-70s post-hippie subculture. "Unbelievably inspired rockin' dementia."-Forced Exposure "DC legend Butch Willis is a bit difficult to explain. The long-lost child of Daniel Johnston and Bob Seger, raised in a basement by John Waters." -Oscar Goff, Boston Hassle. Rent it today and support End of an Ear!
BookPeople and Joel Anderson are talking sports with Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back authors, Kavitha A. Davidson and Jessica Luther! Join BookPeople to talk all things sports and politics, and the politics of sports, on Sept 10 at 7pm when sportswriters Kavitha A. Davidson and Jessica Luther discuss their book of essays exploring the paradoxes of being a modern sports fan. Get your tickets today!
All 5 Pok-e-Jo's locations will be open during regular hours on Labor Day, so do yourself a favor and take the day off from "Labor-ing" in the kitchen. Just visit or call us at 512-388-7578 to get your order in, you can thank yourself later for the smart decision. Happy Labor Day to all!
Chez Zee is open for brunch this weekend and Labor Day, Mon, Sep 7 from 9am to 3pm. Maybe start with a bowl of bacon appetizer! Move on to an old bay crab meat omelette or south of the border treat like Zee Migas. Or get in on in there today for this brunch special… Carnitas Enchiladas Breakfast Plattera, lightly fried corn tortillas filled with their famous pulled pork carnitas, topped with avocado and house-made Tex-Mex sauce over parmesan fried potatoes served with 2 eggs any style and Chef Javier's famous verde sauce! Call (512) 454 -2666 or reserve online.
Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum with Business Success Center from noon to 1pm this Thu, Sep 3 will focus on how to plan for upcoming as well as current business regulations with Annie Spilman, Texas Director, NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business). Plus much more, including… tell your story; show and tel;, Q for this week: Are you a finisher?; ideas from experts; resource-full ideas, warnings and opportunities for reinventing your business; and next week's reinventing your business question. RSVP here!
Exclusive BookPeople x Bonfire apparel available for a limited time! That's right, you can pre-order your own piece of BookPeople apparel designed for these socially-distanced times. There’s tees for adults and young ones, athletic baseball tees, onesies for mini-readers, and a cozy sweater for when the Austin temps (eventually) dip. This is a limited campaign, so place your order through Bonfire today! 100% of the proceeds come back to BookPeople and support the store during these turbulent times.
Mariposas Spanish School is back to school with online Spanish classes! Celebrate back to school with their award-winning Spanish classes! Mariposas en Casa is now enrolling for 10 week sessions starting on Sep 14! Group and private Zoom lessons are available this fall. Zoom lessons are taught just like an in-person class. Parents will receive a weekly email that includes the link to class sessions, printable materials, and any additional info to ensure that class is AWESOME!
Vinyl Nation is a documentary dig into the record resurgence and what that means for America today and the connective power of music in a difficult time. When you buy a ticket for VInyl Nation on virtual cinema, 50% of ticket proceeds go to End of an Ear. Click here to rent! "A lively, engaging affair...visually stimulating...exhaustively covers much of the record industry with keen interest. [Vinyl Nation] takes the macro to a personal level. That is quite a feat." -- Film Threat. "[Directors] Smokler and Boone crisscross America in search of vinyl-guided mystics." -- LA Times.
Last Tuesday, SOS and others asked the Blanco City Council to hit “pause”  on the City’s proposal to discharge up to 1.6 million gallons per day of treated sewage into the Blanco River. SOS and supporters request appointing a citizen task force to work with the City to transition its permit application to a proposal for a “no discharge” permit that would keep the City’s treated sewage out of the river. SOS will keep you informed on this major effort. 
Welcome to Mantra Yoga Collective! Love the new look? The phoenix was adopted as the new mascot because of its beautiful symbolism of rising up from the ashes of the past as it represents transformation, strength, and renewal! Review the monthly membership & class pass options then email which one works for you to Click here to view the schedule.
Antonelli's September schedule of classes and virtual tasting events is fully posted! They’ve led almost 7000 Austinites in tastings since mid-March! See what’s coming up or book tix hereThu, Sep 3 at 6:30pm - Cab & Cheese Pairing; Fri, Sep 4 at 8pm - An Antonelli’s Cheese Date Night; Sat, Sep 5 at 6:30pm - Cheese 101: The Seven Styles of Cheese; Tue, Sep 8 at 6:30pm - Prosciutto, Salami, and Cheese… Oh My!; Thu, Sep 10 at 6:30pm - Cheese & Chocolate Pairing; Fri, Sep 11 at 8pm - Taste of Italy; Sun, Sep 13 at 12pm - Cheese-y Kids’ Class!
Austin Clubhouse invites you to a Labor Day celebration on Mon, Sep 7!  They will be celebrating on Zoom starting at 9:30am and will share a meal together virtually at noon. If you have virtual games or activities you enjoy, please share them! There’s not a date to reopen the Clubhouse yet but they are actively developing a reopening plan and want your input! Join on Zoom to discuss and research the best practices to come back together in-person at the Reopening Planning Meeting on Tuesdays at 2:00pm.
“Going into Business with your Family and Friends”, a webinar The Fowler Law Firm attendees have exclaimed over, hosted by several chambers of commerce and trade associations discusses this important decision in detail. The Fowler Law Firm will next present “Going into Business with your Family and Friends” on Tue, Sep 29 from 12pm to 1:30pm. Register here!
Let’s celebrate the end of a most singular summer with a family-bubble backyard party! Check out Whole Earth’s Backyard Labor Day Collection for items to enhance the fun, functionality and ambiance of your family’s outdoor room. Don’t forget to enter Whole Earth’s The North Face Daypack Giveaway through Sep 4. Three winners will receive a Borealis pack! Enter here!
Save with Freestyle Language Center’s amazing deal! Get a 12-week Fall Session 2020 now only $585, previously $635. Registration deadline is Fri, Sep 4 at midnight! Use code: flashsale50. Valid for 'core' fall session courses only. View and register for Fall classes here! Questions? Concerns? FLC is all ears! Reach out to them via phone call (888-982-4652), text (512-387-5839), or email They're ready to help you reach your language learning goals!
20% off Wheatsville Food Co-op's amazing meat department! Get in on Wheatsville’s big 3 day deal with 20% off meat and seafood from Fri, Sep 4 to Sun, Sep 6. All other Fresh Deal and Co+op Deal prices valid Sep 2 through Sep 8. Join ‘em all day Thursday for $5 Grab & Go! All you have to do is take ‘em home and heat ‘em up! This Thu, Sep 3 is Cuban chicken or tofu simmered in a citrusy Cuban mojo sauce served with cilantro lime rice and black beans. Yum!
The VORTEX is hosting a Colossal Auction of hand-crafted goods, local restaurant meals, professional services, and fancy packages. The benefit auction offers a contactless start on holiday gift-shopping, and all proceeds benefit The VORTEX. If you are an artisan, restaurant owner, small business owner, or specialist, please consider donating an item or service to the Colossal Auction. Your business will be listed as a donor on-line and at the venue. It's a great way to introduce your business and products to the 100,000+ visitors that cross through our venue and visit us online every year.
#TsoGiving curbside drive through is back this Sat, Sep 5 from 11am to 1pm at  the Tso Arboretum Crossing. Tso Chinese is offering free meals for anyone in need -- no questions asked! Get up to⁠ 4 meals maximum per vehicle. The order will be placed in a bag in the trunk of the recipient's vehicle for contactless service. Recipients may also receive cans of still water from @RichardsRainwater, while supplies last.⁠ Share to those in need.
One of Bloomers and Frocks' amazing consignors cleaned out her closet. She collects 1940s-1970s clothing, the majority will be 1950s styles. Most are size medium with size 26-30 inch waists, ranging from modern size 6-10. Tune in live for this Virtual Trunk Show on Instagram on Sun, Aug 30 at 4pm to get first dibs. The first person to send a message on Instagram on a garment gets it. Buy three garments and get free domestic shipping.
For the first time, Record Store Day allows shops to post the exclusive wares online today, Sat, Aug 29 at noon, with plans varying across locales. Waterloo will take email orders in the morning based on a lottery system, and open up their webstore at 12:30pm. End of an Ear already filled up over 400 sign-ups to form a "virtual line" to access their webstore. Visit their websites later if you didn't make the first round.
This Sat, Aug 29, join BookPeople in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day! Follow along on BookPeople’s social media platforms (@bookpeople on Twitter and Instagram) for lists of booksellers favorites, audiobook deals from, and an exciting announcement you won't want to miss… And, of course, get your hands on some exclusive IBD merchandise, including Debbie Harry's Face It audiobook on vinyl, bookstore candles, A Jon Klassen-designed onesie, and much, much more!
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is going virtual this year! Donate to the Central Texas Food Bank to count yourself in on the spicy festivities taking place on Sun, Aug 30.  Your donation will officially register you for the 30th Annual Virtual Hot Sauce Festival and make you eligible to earn perks from local Austin businesses! Memorialize The Chronicle’s 30th year with all-new Hot Sauce merch, available now. Follow on @austinchronicle and @chronevents!
Get ready for fall with Whole Earth Provision Co. Labor Day Specials! Your fall adventures await! Enjoy special savings on items from some of Whole Earth's favorite brands like 30% off select The North Face and 25% off all Keen footwear. Plus, join Whole Earth for a Hiking 101 Webinar on Sep 2 - register here! Topics include planning, essential gear, navigation, water and food and more!
The Friday dinner special is Chez Zee’s ancho rubbed Pacific Red Snapper! The ancho rubbed Pacific Red Snapper is served with sauteed brussels sprouts, leeks, and mushroom over a shrimp and crab risotto cake, infused with black truffle oil. "Slap Yo Mama" Banana Cream Pie is back! As seen on the Jimmy Kimmel Show! Delicate flaky crust filled with sweet fresh bananas with a lattice top. Get it while it lasts! Order online or call (512) 454-2666 to order.
The virtual doors to ArmadilloCon 42 are open! If you're a fan of science fiction and fantasy/speculative titles, check out Malvern Books’ ArmadilloCon page for books, videos, and more. And if you mention “ArmadilloCon” when you place a curbside order between Fri, Aug 28 and Sun, Aug 30, you’ll receive 20% OFF your entire order. Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Sat, Aug 29 with 20% OFF your entire curbside order. Call 512-322-2097 to place your order!
Keeping your tech safe & healthy at BSC's Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum this Thu, Aug 27 at 12pm CDT. This is a nationwide forum for business owners to learn from each other, rethink and improve businesses, and create strategic alliances to relaunch slowly and carefully. BSC does it all in 60 minutes each week! This week’s Share the Wisdom focus is about taking care to make sure your technology is safe and healthy during the pandemic with Shane Anciso of Secret Simple Computer Repair. RSVP here!
Join Freestyle Language Center’s Virtual Open House on Thu, Aug 27 from 12pm to 1pm! Get all the details about their live face-to-face 'virtual classroom' and experience their unique & innovative curriculum that emphasizes culture and conversation while teaching the essential structures of each level! Save $100 with their amazing Open House deal...12-week Fall Session was $635 now $535! Plus, one attendee will win a FREE fall session course! Can't make it? Still RSVP and they'll send you the deal info!
Record Store Day at End of an Ear, which was originally scheduled for April of this year, was postponed and now it will happen on these 3 dates: Aug 29, Sep 26, and Oct 24. RSD Aug 29 will be virtual only. The signup list is now closed but RSD releases will be available to everyone later in the afternoon. At noon on Aug 29 a link with a unique customer code will be emailed to everyone in the order they signed up. If you did not get on the signup list, check End of an Ear’s webstore later in the afternoon.
Save on the shoes you loooooove at Whole Earth Provision Co! Folks have been finding their favorite shoes at Whole Earth for almost 50 years. Looking for shoes for outdoor fun? Sandals or flips for hot summer days? Shoes for the office or for hours on your feet? Whole Earth has shoes for men, women and kids! Come find your new favorites at their Summer Clearance Sale!
For the world to have diverse books, we first need diverse voices. BookPeople wants to help make yours heard! We Need Diverse Books and the Texas Teen Book Festival want to know: What does justice mean to you? WNDB and TTBF invite Texas teens (11-18) from diverse backgrounds to write what justice means to you in 300 words or less, due by Sep 25. You could be selected to attend an exclusive online event during the Texas Teen Book Festival between Oct 31 and Nov 1.
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage Clinic is open under new safety guidelines with the same great service, Tue through Sun at $40.00 for a 1-hour session. Book now! Make your stay-at-home time more enjoyable with this energizing Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe. It is simple and easy to make with only 3 ingredients: cream, lemon essential oil, and sugar. This sugar scrub is sure to get your senses engaged and your skin feeling silky smooth. Enjoy and be well!
The summer treats continue with Kerbey Lane’s Banana Pudding Pancake and ToGo cocktails! Buttermilk cake with bananas cooked inside, topped with banana pudding, whipped cream, and crumbled vanilla wafers plus Vegan & Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Pancakes! And you can now get all your favorite KLC cocktails ToGo. As a bonus, $1 from every cocktail sold will be donated to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)! Enjoy a nice cold drink while you donate to local musicians, truly a win win.
End of an Ear celebrates 50 years of rock 'n' roll! Catch an exclusive screening of Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine now. Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. 
Love is in the air for the second annual Romance Bookstore Day! Follow along on BookPeople’s social media channels and follow @BkstoreRomance on Twitter for more info! This year's Romance Bookstore Day Ambassador, Meg Cabot, is thrilled to partake in virtual festivities and already has a slew of recommendations for you. Bookstore Romance Day 2020 was Aug 15 but celebrate now by shopping local and grabbing one—or two—bookseller favorites that have swept BookPeople off their feet!
Sell your business at Business Success Center's Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum Thu, Aug 20 from 12pm to 1pm. This week’s Share the Wisdom focus is about selling your business (or buying one) post COVID with expert Clarence Griggs of Griggs Business Brokers. Thursday’s agenda includes show & tell, question of the week, ideas from experts, and answers to your questions. RSVP here! It’s every Thursday — same time; same day; same link. And, you can hear what happened last week here.
Beat the heat-ya, with a pizza! Time for a Conanza Feast! It's been a week of a heat streak that may finally be in retreat. While it's currently hoverin' 'round a hundred outside, Conans Pizza is bakin' at 535 degrees! Order online here! Conans North turns 2 this September! They’re always listening for good ideas & constructive feedback - let ‘em know what you think. Stay safe, Stay Healthy, Eat Pizza.
Make tonight special with Chez Zee’s dinner special, Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, served with creamy brown gravy, smoked Gouda mashed potatoes, and pan sautéed broccolini. Or order up Thursday’s special, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, flour tortillas filled with pulled chicken and mushrooms covered with Chez Zee’s famous green chili cream sauce, spanish rice, black beans, and salsa. Order online or call (512) 454-2666 to order.
Take advantage of Whole Earth Provision Co.’s Summer Clearance Sale to find clothing and shoes for men, women and kids, to stock up on travel and outdoor gear, and to find toys and games for the whole family. Check out sale items from your favorite brands, like Clarks, Patagonia, Toad & Co, and more! It's time to get ready for school… Shop all back-to-school sales here!
Austin Clubhouse is now offering virtual presentations to community organizations interested in learning more about Austin Clubhouse and how they can get involved. If you are a local mental health or social services organization and want to inform your team or constituents about the Austin Clubhouse as a mental health resource, schedule a presentation with Austin Clubhouse today. Contact John-Michael, Austin Clubhouse Program Director, at
This special, limited release broadcast benefits both The Vortex and The Juniper Tree Ensemble, playwright Ingrid Oslund’s new company! Alice’s Wonderland is a play for young audiences and was performed last Summer by The Vortex’s talented ensemble of Summer Youth Theatre. Tickets start at $1 and are available now for Alice's Wonderland on Fri Aug 21 and Sat Aug 22 at 8pm and Sun Aug 23 at 12pm.  
Woohoo! Antonelli's Cheese Shop’s Cheese & Pickles Pairing collaboration class this past weekend sold out like hotcakes. Why? Because it featured the one and only Sheena Moore of Sheena’s Pickles! Antonelli’s is kicking off her relaunch with her Spicy Pickled Cucumbers and Pickled Okra. Based in Austin, Sheena uses fresh, seasonal, and local produce to make pickled yummies. Get yours today!
Pok-e-Jo's has always prided themselves on making things easy on their customers. And now, they’ve made ordering catering easier than ever with their Group Catering Order system! Through this system, groups of 10-100 can order for pick up or delivery, with their pre-built plate options for easy grab-and-go or their classic buffet packages that bring the variety. Order here!
New to FLC's 'virtual classroom'? Join Freestyle Language Center’s Virtual Open House on Thu, Aug 27 from 12pm to 1pm! Get all the details about their live face-to-face 'virtual classroom' and experience their unique & innovative curriculum that emphasizes culture and conversation while teaching the essential structures of each level! Save $100 with their amazing Open House deal...12-week Fall Session was $635 now $535! Plus, one attendee will win a FREE fall session course! Can't make it? Still RSVP and we'll send you the deal info! 
Forbidden Fruit’s got delightful devices for daring derrieres! August is Anal Health and Awareness month with lots of top notch gear for your rear! Plugs, beads, vibes, P-stim toys & more! Use code ANAL10 for online orders to get a Free System Jo Sampler Satchel with all online orders through Aug 21! And free lube samples with every purchase through August! Storefront now open 7 days a week from 2pm to 6pm. Stay safe and play safe!
Longhorn Office Products | Worksmart is working nonstop to acquire PPE items for you - masks, wipes, Lysol spray, disinfectant cleaners, hand sanitizer, barriers/partitions, face shields, social distancing signage and decals, air purifiers, electrostatic spraying machines, paper towels, toilet paper and more! You can join the Worksmart family to get your hands on these hard-to-find products and enjoy their friendly, professional service. Call Worksmart  at 512-672-4567 to learn what’s in stock, what’s coming in soon, and to get your account set up.
Experience the delicious and vibrant tastes of Mexico by joining El Alma’s exclusive member program, “El Alma at Home”! In addition to recipes, dinner kits, cocktail kits, and monthly newsletters, everyone signed up for “El Alma at Home” will also get complimentary queso any time they dine in, along with exclusive early invites and discounts for all El Chile Group events. You are invited to experience the “El Alma at Home” VIP membership anytime beginning August 2020. Please share which month you would like to have VIP access. Press Invited: beginning NOW for August 2020. RSVP to
Save Our Springs Alliance helps our land, water, and wildlife win big in Washington DC and Hays County! Two weeks ago President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide $9 billion over the next 5 years to address the backlog in repairs and upgrades to national park and wildlife refuge facilities and $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Then, last Tuesday, the Hays County Commissioners Court voted to place a $75 million bond on the November ballot that would fund the acquisition of parks and conservation easements and the construction of parks facilities. Please spread the word to all Hays County voters to “vote yes”!
Announcing SOS’s 2020 online version of the Barton Springs University Day to be launched Oct 27. This year they will be offering curriculum for schools and the general public on the BSU website launching Oct 27 and viewable at any time thereafter. BSU continues throughout 2021 with snorkeling and walking tours of Barton Springs, Barton Creek and the greenbelt and Spring Kids, a camp for kids age 8-12.  They intend to start these programs back up as soon as it is safe to do so, and to plan for an even bigger and better BSU Day in September 2021!
BookPeople is unveiling BookPeople In a Box—a mystery book box curated by your friendly neighborhood booksellers! It’s so easy! Tell them a bit about yourself—your reading preferences, name a couple of favorite books—and one of their savvy booksellers will hand-pick some surprise reads tailor-made for you! Price options give you the choice of receiving anywhere from 2 - 5 books, both paperback favorites and stellar new releases. Learn more here.
Aug 13 is National Prosecco Day and Antonelli’s is throwing a (virtual) Cheese & Bubbles Pairing! They’re officially kicking off a new class, Bubbles & Cheese. You will pair 1 bottle of Prosecco with 3 cheeses and then 1 bottle of Lambrusco with 3 cheeses. Both will have other pairing bites to accentuate the pairing. The effervescence perfectly complements palate-coating goodness. Ticket details here.
The Vortex is excited to announce that they will be resuming ticketed programming starting this month! Here are 3 upcoming streaming shows… Self Portraits, Bottle Alley's open canvas for experimentation, is self-expression and honesty. This new iteration is written, filmed, and performed in isolation with collaborators from both Bottle Alley as well as The Vortex. Buy your ticket here, streaming Aug 14 through Aug 16. Later this month are Alice's Wonderland by Ingrid Oslund from Aug 21 through Aug 23 and Hunger by Ebony Stewart on Aug 28 and 29.
Need a new daypack for school or fall adventures? Take an extra 25% off of sale daypacks from now through Aug 30 at Whole Earth! You can shop in-store and online. The extra discount will be reflected in the online price and is available on in-stock, sale merchandise only.  Summer is almost over. It's time to get ready for school. Check out Whole Earth’s Kids' and College Back-To-School Collections. Plus get 30% off Clarks, 30% off Eagle Creek Luggage and Pack-Its, 25% off Brooks Women's Launch 7 Running Shoe, and 40% off Summer Sale items!
Record Store Day, which was originally scheduled for April 2020, was postponed and now it will happen on these 3 dates: Aug 29, Sep 26, and Oct 24. RSD on Aug 29 will be virtual only. On Aug 14 at 12pm, End of an Ear will provide a link to a signup form. Customers will be added to a "virtual line". There will be no physical shopping or mail-order at the store. At 12pm on Aug 29, a link with a unique customer code will be emailed to everyone in the order they signed up. Click here to see all items that are being released on RSD Drops 2020!
Stay connected, stay safe with full color sublimation face masks from Aus-Tex Printing and Mailing. Custom face masks are a great promotional healthcare item that are both practical and send a positive message. Show your customers that you care for their health and well being with these beautifully personalized masks displaying your company logo. Call Aus-Tex Printing and Mailing for a quote at 512-476-7581.
In response to AISD’s delayed opening, Mariposas Spanish School has added 3 weeks of Zoom Spanish classes or in person learning pods for current students and dual language students. Children will have fun 'traveling' to the beautiful country of Costa Rica to learn about the culture, animals, food, geography, and plants while practicing their Spanish conversation. ¡Vamos! Register here.
If you haven't yet signed up for BookPeople’s Trust Fall subscription box, there's no better time to start than now! Luster is the hilarious, searing, disruptive debut by Raven Leilani about a young, jobless women entangled in an open marriage somewhere in suburban New Jersey. When you order this box, you'll receive a signed, first edition copy of the book, an exclusive Q&A with the author, and a bundle of goodies to go along with it. Click here to get this quarter's box and read more about the Trust Fall program.
During the last 4 months Vintage IT  has made some adjustments to how they manage their Service Desk and prioritize tickets. As a result of those changes and with staff working from their homes, there's been a reduction in backlog tickets,  in the time for a tech to be working on the ticket, and in the time to resolve tickets. Vintage IT has decided to move their business to the Cloud as of Aug 1. If you want to learn more about moving your business to the Cloud, give them a call at 512-481-1117 X 101.
What a weekend! Aug 7 through Aug 9, Whole Earth Provision Co. is offering free shipping on all orders and in Texas it’s also Tax Free Weekend for Back to School. That means no sales tax on most kids and adult footwear and clothing, hats, daypacks and messenger bags under $100! So many ways to save and never leave home! Shop their entire summer sale with up to 40% off and don't forget the sun protection for the whole family!
Antonelli’s first Cheese 201 tasting in July was a smash! Get ready for the next one on Wed, Aug 12 for Cheese 201: The Science of Flavor diving into the topic of flavor compounds. Like, did you know that pyrazine compounds give both wine and cheese an “earthy” or “bell pepper” aroma? Does a pineapple note mean the cheese has pineapple in it? Nope! Tune in to find out how flavor is created and principle compounds found in cheese - while tasting through examples. Get tickets here.
Come in and enjoy Kerbey Lane Cafe’s Pineapple Upsidedown Pancake! Buttermilk cake with cinnamon and pineapple, topped with cinnamon roll glaze and a maraschino cherry. Available for two weeks at all 8 Austin locations and online. Also available Vegan & Gluten Free Lemon Poppy. Download the new Kerbey Love Club app for free pancakes and rewards!
Check out what’s up at The Vortex this week… Throwback, Ep. 7: M*A*S*H Thu, Aug 6 at 8pm; The Chimponauts and the Mechanical Phantom (2013) Fri, Aug 7 at 8pm; Tía Chancla After Dark Sat, Aug 8 at 10pm; The CoviDecameron: Redux 2 Sun, Aug 9 at 7pm. The VORTEX is highlighting 400+1, a framework for the global empowerment and wealth of Black people, dedicated to nurturing the collective imagination of the African Diaspora in an effort to build societies that preserve human dignity.
Chez Zee American Bistro is open for dine-in! Come for lunch and dinner! Order your custom desserts or delicious everyday desserts like Lemon Rosemary, Coco Leches, Key Lime, Coconut Cream, Kahlua Crunch! Get tonight’s dinner of Homemade Meatball Dinner with Chef’s Pomodoro sauce, Linguini pasta, and garlic bread. Need a completely private space for your family get-together? Chez Zee’s private Gallery space is available for small, intimate gatherings.
Invite a friend and grab a cocktail for some fun online retail therapy with Bloomers & Frocks tonight, Thu Aug 6 at 7pm for The Vintage Name Your Price Sale online on Instagram Live. @BloomersandFrocks! Get vintage clothing and accessories on sale for your price. There will be vintage lingerie, lounge-wear, and antique clothing for this sale. The first person to DM them with the item number, your email address, and your price wins the item!
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 including End of an Ear, Big Boys, Black Pumas, Blaze Foley, Black Angels, Spoon, Townes van Zandt and Khruangbin Stamp Sheets. There’s also a new tote bag and T-shirts. Get these items and preorder your favorite vinyl online now.
Customize your child's Spanish learning with Mariposas! Not only has Mariposas had families from across the country enroll in their Mariposas en Casa program, but across the globe as well! Moving into the school year, Mariposas will continue to offer their digital program: on-demand, Zoom group, and Zoom one-on-one. Mariposas will also start to incorporate in-person learning for homeschooling, pod learning groups, and select partner schools.
Great news! Peoples Rx is extending their stores hours! Central, South, & North stores will be open on Mon through Fri from 8am to 8pm, Sat from 9am to 6pm and the Westlake store Mon through Fri from 8am to 7pm, Sat from 9am to 5pm, and all closed on Sun. You can also order from Peoples Deli, refill a prescription, and shop the wellness department online for curbside pickup!
Studio Mantra will continue group classes together online and outdoors only, for the foreseeable future. Studio Mantra has created a plan to continue serving both their yoga & massage community, with safety and global concerns as top priorities. Beginning Sep 1, Studio Mantra will be dividing into two loving sister companies: Mantra Yoga Collective and Mantra Massage. Please contact them with any questions.
Shop and save at BookPeople with bargain titles available now! It's been a long time coming, but BookPeople is excited to announce that bargain books are now available through! Explore BookPeople’s lists that include Adult Fiction, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Texana, History, and Music! They've even got marked down titles for kids and teens. So shop away and save some dollars in the process, too!
Longhorn Office Products helps prepare students for the future. In the AI era, universities need to strengthen students’ creativity. AI and ML have long been feared to herald the extinction of traditionally human-filled roles, yet recent events have demonstrated that this prophecy is far from the truth. AI will not eliminate humans, but it will change the landscape and redefine the economy – so how can students be prepared? Check out all the new tech from Longhorn Office Products/Worksmart!
Chez Zee American Bistro open for dine-in! Come for lunch Tue through Fri from 11am to 2pm and dinner Tue through Thu from 3pm to 9pm and Fri through Sat from 3pm to 9:30pm. Don’t forget brunch on the weekends, Sat 9am to 2pm and Sun 9am to 3pm. Call (512) 454 -2666 to reserve a table or reserve online. Order your custom desserts like wedding cakes, birthday cupcakes, cookies, sheet cakes and more too!
The Vortex is highlighting The Austin Justice Coalition, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people of color by helping them be the driving force behind their own liberation. The Butterfly Bar’s Curbside Cocktails are now available Thu through Sat from 4pm to 9pm and Sun 12pm to 6pm.  And this weekend, check out these virtual delights… A Perfect Robot on Fri, Jul 31 at 8pm; Origin Story, Chapter 1 - Awakening on Sat, Aug 1 at 8pm; The CoviDecameron: Redux on Sun, Aug 2 at 7pm.
Tso Chinese Delivery will be bringing back their #TsoGiving curbside drive through on Sat, Aug 1 from 11am to 1pm, offering free meals and masks for anyone in need - no questions asked! Recipients will receive four meals and cans of still water from @RichardsRainwater with contactless service. Special shout out to @RichardsRainwater and @VitalFarms for their partnership and generosity for #Tsogiving efforts. Please share with someone in need.
Austin Clubhouse invites you to their virtual 10th Anniversary Bash on Mon, Aug 3 from 10am to 2pm. Can you believe the Clubhouse is turning 10 years old? They will be celebrating by sharing Clubhouse Stories, revisiting some photos and a slideshow from over the years and playing some virtual games! Join their zoom celebration on Monday!
Studio Mantra invites you for some cozy outdoor yoga this week on the grounds of Westover Hills Club, before that Texas heat hits! Click here to register for this week's outdoor classes… Thu, Jul 30 from 6:30am to 7:15am for Slow Flow with Eliz; Sat, Aug 1 from 7am to 7:45am for Balletone with Erika; Sat, Aug 1 from 8am to 9am for Slow Flow with Amy; Sun, Aug 2 from 8:30am to 9:30am for Slow Flow with Robin. Can't make it to the outdoor classes this week? No worries! Studio Mantra is still offering a full schedule of online, livestream classes which can be accessed from anywhere!
Need new reading material? It's 20% off Tuesday at Malvern Books! Call ‘em at 512-322-2097 for curbside pick up today until 5pm and get 20% off your entire order. Plus, here are Malvern’s upcoming virtual happenings: Sat, Aug 1 at 1pm - NYRB Classics Book Club discusses Simone Schwarz-Bart's The Bridge of Beyond; Sat, Aug 1 at 7pm celebrate the launch of David Meischen’s Anyone’s Son: Poems; Sun, Aug 16 at 1pm - Suspense & Speculation Book Club discusses NVK by Temple Drake; Sat, Aug 22 at 1pm - Line/Break Poetry Book Club discusses A Treatise on Stars by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge.
Check out why Freestyle Language Center online learners are experiencing success in French, Spanish and Italian! RSVP for FLC’s Virtual Open House: Learn Spanish, French, and Italian (Fall Session 2020) on Thu, Aug 27 from 12pm to 1pm. 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 FLC’s unique curriculum and communicative model, and find their best-level fit for summer! attendee will win a free 12-week Fall Session course!
August marks the beginning of Austin Clubhouse’s 10th year! In just ten years, they have welcomed over 1,200 members plus developed a robust employment program, created a thriving organic garden and wellness program, shared every major holiday together at the Clubhouse, and celebrated countless personal successes with members along their mental health journeys. The future is bright because of community members like you; please consider making a gift today. Also check out The Austin Clubhouse Spring 2020 Magazine!
HAAM Day is on and they need your help to reach their 15 year anniversary goal of raising over $600,000 in one day! Mark your calendars for Tue, Sep 15 and RSVP today! Investing in HAAM now means investing in the future of the Austin music community - sign up to become a sponsor here! If you are a musician interested in playing HAAM Day 2020 by streaming from your own channel, please click here to sign up.
Antonelli’s announces some new treats highlighting new wines from BIPOC owned/operated vineyards and winemakers. Andre Mack founded Maison Noir in 2007, describing his Oregonian wines as "distinctive garage wines". Try pairing their OPP (Other People’s Pinot Gris) with Antonelli’s new Cabra La Mancha! For the red lovers out there, “Horseshoes & Handgrenades is a fruit-driven, full-bodied complex red blend sourced from Southern Oregon and Red Mountain Washington.” Pair it with new Whey Blue made locally in Schertz by Texas cheesemaker Susan Rigg of River Whey Creamery.
Join Business Success Center at 12pm on Thu, Jul 23 to talk about why potential customers vanish and what to do about it. Plus discussions on your SWOT analysis, Show & Tell, ideas from BSC’s regular experts (tech, legal, management, sales and marketing, HR and money) and of course new resources and answers to your comments, ideas and questions throughout the Forum. Here’s the link to BSC's Reinventing Business Nationwide Forum RSVP and more information. It’s every Thursday — same time; same day; same link.
Introducing Kerbey Lane Cafe’s new Summer Menu! You can stop in to try out seasonal favorites available at all eight Kerbey Lane Cafe locations, kerbside pick up and delivery! Order online now! And don’t forget to join Kerbey’s new and improved loyalty program, the Kerbey Love Club! Free pancakes and rewards are just around the corner, download the app today!
Forbidden Fruit has got ‘em all: Water based, Silicone, Hybrid, Edibles and Jelles. Wicked, Naked Silk, Sliquid, System Jo, Uberlube and more! And because Forbidden Fruit loves lube and thinks you should too, they are giving away FREE lube samples with EVERY purchase through Jul 31! And did you know that lubes are non taxable items in the great state of Texas, so stock up!
There’s lots of summer left. Take advantage of Whole Earth Provision's Summer Sale to stock up on spring and summer clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids, as well as travel and camping gear and much more! Shop in-store or online for savings on your favorite brands. Save up to 40% off on select items!
Chez Zee American Bistro expanded lunch take-out menu is available now! All your lunch favorites including Lemon Rosemary Trout, Tuna Nicoise Salad, Gorgonzola Jalapeno Pasta are available for take-out now. The Dinner Special tonight for Tue July 21 is Sesame Crusted Catfish served with rice pilaf and sautéed green beans topped with a lemon garlic aioli. Later this week dinner specials include, Wed July 22 Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and Thu July 23 Chicken Parmesan. Don’t forget dessert! Add Lemon Rosemary, Coco Leches, Key Lime, Coconut Cream, Kahlua crunch to your order.
Navidad Farms is open on Wed through Sat from 11am to 3pm. Last call for Summer Pecans! Anyone needing pecans should order now! Navidad Farms is also offering a special on their ten favorite dip mixes, the "Hostess with the Mostess" for $39.95 with free shipping or pickup at store! And check out this new product...Texas Hold'um No Salt BBQ Rub from Sucklebusters. Very few rubs & seasoning mixes are salt-free and still tasty. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Dripping Springs Chocolate Co.’s decadent, dark chocolate bars in a variety of flavors, Almond & Sea Salt, Coffee, Cherry & Plain.
Bloomers and Frocks Summer 2020 Shop the Look! Bloomers and Frocks has started using models to showcase how to style their vintage. The hope is to help you envision how you might be able to style garments when you purchase them. Check out their social media to shop the look! Snag them now, there's only one and things have been selling fast online. In Austin? They offer curbside pickup, chose this option at checkout.
McMinn Law Firm remains 100% open during Covid-19. Austin personal injury lawyers at McMinn Law Firm are dedicated to serving clients' needs in current and new cases. They offer free consultations over Zoom. To minimize the risk of spreading Coronavirus, the office has increased cleaning procedures. Have any questions about our Coronavirus response? Phone or text them at 512-474-0222. McMinn Law Firm is proud to be local. When tragedy strikes, Austinites can rely on local injury lawyers to fight for the compensation they deserve.
VORTEX Repertory Company is going LIVE on Facebook all weekend! Tía Chancla After Dark on Fri Jul 17 at 10pm, Stories from The VORTEX with Bonnie Cullum on Sat Jul 18 at 8pm, Yoga and Meditation with Olivia on Sun Jul 19 at 7pm. Enjoy your shows while sipping on a delicious to-go cocktail served in a re-usable jar with fresh garnishes from The Butterfly Bar! Get it curbside too! And The VORTEX is highlighting African American Youth Harvest Foundation this week with their mission to effectually address disparities and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency.
Ready to Relax? Well, The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School is excited to re-open and re-boot your relaxation regime. Book some relief today with a discounted 1-hour massage here. They have also implemented some enhanced safety protocols for your protection, like reducing clinic appointments, providing personal protective equipment, using health screenings, installing air purifiers, and continuing infection prevention.
Antonelli's loves celebrating Texas cheesemakers. Veldhuizen Cheese is a family-run operation in Dublin, Texas. This pioneering family not only creates amazing cow's milk cheeses, but recently have taken on a herd of sheep to create a new line of products. Join John Antonelli on a virtual tour... walking pastures with the animals, seeing creameries and milking parlors, and peeking into cheesemaking vats and cheese aging caves. Purchase your ticket here, pick up your cheese plate Sat afternoon (or have it delivered for a fee), and tune into the private zoom tasting on Sat Jul 18 from 6pm to 7:20pm.
Here's a handy list of Malvern Books’ upcoming virtual happenings: Sun, July 19 at 1pm, the Suspense & Speculation Multi-Genre Book Club will be discussing Keith Ridgway’s Hawthorn & Child; Fri, Jul 24 at 7pm, Harold Whit Williams: An Evening of Poetry & Song with Harold reading from and performing songs from My Heavens; Sat, Jul 25 at 1pm, Line/Break Poetry Book Club will be discussing A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib; Sat, Aug 1 at 1pm, NYRB Classics Book Club will be discussing The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bar; Sat, Aug 1 at 7pm, Malvern will be celebrating the launch of David Meischen's Anyone’s Son: Poems.
Brighten up your yard or garden at Whole Earth Provision Co. Spending more time in the yard, on the porch or the patio? Add some color, sound and comfort to your outdoor room with bird feeders, windchimes, a hammock, and more. Shop their yard and garden section. And don’t forget to protect against the sun with Whole Earth’s complete sun protection collection. Free shipping for orders over $50 and curbside pick up available.
Freestyle Language Center is hosting several live, free, and online events for learners of all levels to connect with language and culture! At each event, there will be a series of songs performed followed by teacher-led language practice. Here are the details: Connect with Italian Language and Culture Through Live Music: Thu, Jul 16 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm; Connect with French Language and Culture Through Live Music: Tue, Jul 21 from 6:15pm to 7:45pm; Connect with Spanish Language and Culture Through Live Music: Tue, Jul 21 from 6:30pm to 8pm.
Chez Zee is offering some fantastic daily specials including their Pistachio Crusted Red Snapper for Friday and Saturday only. Your Pistachio Crusted Red Snapper is served with lobster mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, topped with an apple-bacon crab and corn relish and a lemon-buirre blanc. Might as well add a Tiramisu Slice, an Italian classic of ladyfingers with coffee liquor, mascarpone, and chocolate combined in layers to create this light yet decadent creation. Get a bottle of wine to go and you are set for the night!
Come in and enjoy Kerbey Lane’s new Peach Cobbler Pancakes! Buttermilk cake with peaches & cinnamon inside. Topped with a sweet peach cobbler filling & sprinkled with crumbs. If you're dining in, add a scoop of Amy's Mexican Vanilla for $1.25. Also available Vegan & Gluten Free Lemon Poppy. Available for two weeks at all 8 Austin locations and online. Nuthin' says summer like peach cobbler!
The Vortex is highlighting Austin Black Pride this week. Austin Black Pride was created in 2016 with queer people of color in mind to preserve the culture and history of LGBTQ communities, while also celebrating the evolution of Black LGBTQ folk. Plus check out The Vortex’s upcoming free virtual programming...A broadcast of Wail, painful realities and dreams collide in this lyrical drama on Fri, Jul 10 at 8pm. Then Stygian Crossing, La Fenice presents a new comedy web series, airing all 6 episodes of the first season on Sat, Jul 11 at 8pm. All Things Theatre 2.0 with Dillon Yruegas and Melissa Vogt, a discussion about the state of the theatre and how we move forward on Sun, Jul 12 at 7pm.
The talented Aaron Stephens is partnering with Antonelli’s Cheese Shop on Thu, Jul 23 at 6pm. Aaron Stephens is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, mixing earnest, soulful pop with his smooth voice and rhythmic guitar playing. Purchase your $30 ticket today and pick up your cheese flight via contactless curbside (or have it delivered) day of. Let the cheese and music begin, again!
End of an Ear presents All I Can Say. Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself from 1990-95 with a Hi8 video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of 28. Created with his own footage, voice and music, this intimate autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. Click here to rent the film for 3 days to support End of an Ear.
Austin Chronicle readers choose Conans as their favorite pizza in Austin! YAY! So proud of our local deep-dish pizza institution taking top Pie Fighter! They are open for curbside, take out and delivery on Mon through Thu from 11am to 9:30pm and Fri through Sat from 11am to 10:30pm.
BookPeople’s got a brand new Gift Bundle service! Reach out while social distancing by sending one of BookPeople’s curated gift bundles to family, friends, co-workers, or grab one just to treat yourself! They’ve put together some very thoughtful collections of beloved and quirky gift items (Need a spa day? Any dog lovers out there?). And stay tuned! They'll be adding new bundles throughout the summer! Gift bundles are now available for curbside pick-up and to be shipped worldwide!
Have you heard the news? Kerbey Lane Cafe’s got a new and improved Kerbey Love Club to reward and shower you with love & presents! As a Kerbey Love Club member, you’ll earn awesome rewards just by dining in at a Kerbey Lane Cafe location (psst there’s eight!) or ordering online through the Kerbey Love Club app. Every time you place an order you’ll be one step closer to moving up to the next tier. The higher tier you are, the more pancakes you get! Get the love here!
Studio Mantra Yoga Teacher, Angelene Price, specializes in Yoga for Grief and has created a 3-part series to share with our community. This series will explore the practice of grief using the Yogic principles of self study, consistency in practice, and devotion to that which is higher than ourselves. Students can attend all 3 live-stream classes as a series or stand-alone. Register here for Jul 9 from 6pm to 7:30pm: Self Study for Grief, Jul 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm: Consistency & Discipline for Grief, and Jul 23 from 6pm to 7:30pm: Surrender in Grief.
15% off Crops, Paddles & Whips at Forbidden Fruit! Offer good now through Jul 9. Use code STING15 for online orders. Create a "Captive Audience" with some locally crafted kink from Unmasqued Arts! Forbidden Fruit  loves local and carries lots of kinky creations from area artisans! Drop by and see their latest wares! Store hours are Mon through Sun from 2pm to 6pm and curbside pickup is available! Don’t forget your mask!
Peoples Deli is back OPEN and ready to feed your hunger with delicious and nutritious food and drinks! Start your day with a quick & easy breakfast from Peoples Deli, including Butter Coffee, Egg Bites, Croissants, or Tacodeli tacos! And don't forget you can still shop in-store for all of your wellness and pharmacy needs, or order your wellness products online for curbside pickup! See the full Peoples Deli menu here!
Summer is in full swing! Check out some of the brands on sale now at Whole Earth Provision Co. Get 25% off Chacos, Excluding Chillos through Jul 31; 25% off Hydro Flask through Jul 6; 25% off Select MSR through Jul 6; 25% off SealLine through Jul 6; 25% off Astral through Jul 6; and 30% off Eagle Creek Luggage & Pack-Its through Jul 6.
Get your tickets now to tune into BookPeople's virtual discussion between Rep. Eric Swalwell and former Congressman and Senate candidate, Beto O'Rourke! The pair will be discussing Rep. Swalwell's new book, Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump—his "fascinating" and "gripping" account of a singular moment in the country's political history—on Wed, Jul 8 at 7pm. Tickets are now available. Click here!
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!