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Saturdays Free Country One Step, Two Step, Waltz Dance Lessons in Austin

April 1, 2017
Recurring weekly on Saturday 8-9 pm
2201 E. Ben White Blvd, Austin TX

DANCE U2 dance company presents: Free Country Two Step, One Step, & Country Waltz with Country dancing music with DJ Wade 8 pm - 2 am
For both beginners and intermediate levels learning not only the fundamental of most country dances but also the techniques of leading and following in all turns and spinning variations (single turn, double turns and multiple turns). The instructor is Tony Mogadam of DANCE U2 dance company with 23 years of Country Western dance Teaching experience in Austin

Learn more: http://www.austintexas.org/event/saturdays-free-country-one-step-two-step-waltz-dance-lessons/113062/

 

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Art City Austin

3/31/17 - 4/2/17
Palmer Events Center

Hosted by Art Alliance Austin, Austin's iconic annual art fair will sport more than 100 exhibiting artists this year.

Learn more: www.artallianceaustin.org

 

 

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Carnaval Brasileiro in Austin

Febuary 25, 2017
Palmer Events Center

Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian Carnaval celebrations outside Brazil. Brasileiro-style samba, costumes and wild abandon can all be seen in the heart of Texas.

Learn more: http://sambaparty.com/

 

 

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Fall In Austin

The beautiful fall weather here in Austin beckons us outside to explore all of the city's many parks and trails, followed by a stop by one of the many restaurants and cafes offering outdoor dining. Now is the time to meet up with friends and take in the fresh air because is doesn't get any better than fall in Austin. Congress Avenue is a great place to stroll and enjoy the many shops and eateries. Your perfect outing should definitely begin with a coffee at Jo's on South Congress. Try the Belgian Bomber for a heart jumping combination of, you guessed it, chocolate and of course mocha infused espresso to get you going.
Among the many eclectic shops up and down the avenue one not to be missed is Allen's Boot's for that perfect pair of western boots to style you up in the cooler weather. Allen's offers thousands of boots to choose from and the smell of leather will speak to you as you shop in this famous Austin attraction. Next try Uncommon Objects, a store bound to tickle your fancy, whatever your fancy is! This place is a collection of antique items big and small, from vintage jewelry to character filled furniture and everything in between. Nostalgic and creative meet and you will cherish the hunt in this unexpected gem. After some shopping you are bound to be ravished but how will you decide? Will it be the freshest, most mouth-watering burger you've ever tasted at Hopdoddy's? Or will you venture across the street to Home Slice for an authentic piece of NY inspired pizza - arguably the best pizza in Austin. Or are you thinking some good old-fashioned Mexican grub at Guero's Taco Bar? Visit this Austin Landmark if you are looking for a taquiera dedicated to homemade everything including those hand-shaken margaritas that are calling your name! Within just a few blocks you can fill a day with some great shopping, unbelievable eats and some real friendly folks all around you who have come to do the same. So roll on down to South Congress Avenue this fall and let the adventure take care of itself. You will be heading back to this hotspot before you can say "Giddy up y'all" and don't forget to wear those awesome new boots!

Contributed by: Andrea Burrell

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Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin

Homebrewers and entrepreneurs have launched and grown craft beer businesses to serve nearby communities. Laws have been changed to make accessing Texas craft beer easier. People curious to discover new tastes have become fans, and those fans devotees.

Where: Fiesta Gardens

When: 9/19/15

Learn More: http://texascraftbrewersfestival.org

 

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Lake Austin Hot Air Balloon Flyover

Lake Austin Hot Air Balloon Flyover

When: 8/8/15

Where: Lake Austin

Learn More: http://centraltexasballooning.org

 

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony in Austin

The July 4th Symphony and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance by the Austin Symphony. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

Location: Downtown Austin at Vic Mathias Shores (Formally Auditorium Shores) and the Long Center (600 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX).

Date: Saturday July 4, 2015

Learn More: http://www.roadwayevents.com/event/symphony-july-4th/

 

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Fusebox Festival in Austin

Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 12 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.

When: 4/1/15 - 4/12/15
Where: Various Locations in Austin

Learn more: http://www.fuseboxfestival.com

 

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Cinemondays in Austin

Rare gems and old favorites hand-picked by I Luv Video staffers are served up free at Spider Hour Ballroom every week during Cinemondays. Enjoy pre-show clips and trivia (with prizes, of course), $2 Lone Star tallboys all night and all kinds of mind-melting cinematic brilliance.

The screenings will be held either inside the Spider House Ballroom or outside in the Spider House Chapel, weather depending. Check in with the Spider House and I Luv Video websites for the monthly lineups.

2906 Fruth Street
Austin, TX 78705

Starting Jan 5 at 7pm

Learn More: http://austin.culturemap.com/eventdetail/i-luv-video-spider-house-cinemondays-2015/

 

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Fantastic Feast in Austin

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. Past years' guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd and Kevin Smith.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER, ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, while our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.

Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. The Alamo Drafthouse was named the best cinema in America by Entertainment Weekly and features food and drink served to your seat without any disruption of the movie experience.

During his Keynote Address at the International film Festival Summit in Las Vegas, Variety president and publisher Charlie Koones listed Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals We Love," a list which included industry heavy-hitters such as Cannes, Toronto and Telluride. We've also been named as one of the "25 coolest film festivals" and the "25 film festivals worth the entry fee" by Moviemaker Magazine

When: 9/18/14-9/25/14

Learn more at: http://fantasticfest.com

 

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