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Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Emily Bell announces upcoming ‘Kali’ EP release on Friday, April 21 with release party at 3TEN on Saturday, April 29

3Ten Austin City Limits Live, Austin TX
04/29/2017 | 8:00 pm

Austin’s own rock ‘n’ roll songstress Emily Bell announces the upcoming release of her new EP “Kali” with her band, Emily Bell & The Talkbacks. Set to be released on Friday, April 21, the five-song EP speaks to all things that Emily represents: female empowerment, passion and raw honesty. “This EP is me being brutally honest and following my heart as a lyricist,” says Bell. Her fiery and transformative energy shines through on every track of “Kali.” Emily and her band will be celebrating the release of the EP on Saturday, April 29 at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live, located at 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd. #1a, Austin, Texas 78701. Please see www.emilybell.com for more information.

Over the past few years, alt-rock artist Emily Bell has been on a path of glorious destruction, moving away from industry artistic paradigms to follow the music yelling at her from within. The Austin-based artist’s latest EP is titled, “Kali,” in reference to the Hindu Goddess of Destruction. Like its moniker suggests, it’s a boldly expressive release. It melds the swagger of garage rock with the textural possibilities of synthetic sounds for an empowering artistic statement. Central to Emily’s path has been a formative moment when she walked away from the allure of a career as a soul/R&B artist. At the time, she felt stifled by the stodgy female artist stereotypes that still existed in the industry. She relocated from Los Angeles to Austin to free herself. There she assembled a band, The Talkbacks, and began writing songs with a defiant emotionality. Her new music combined the dizzying beauty of her soul-influenced singing and songwriting with the sass and snarl of 1990s alt-rock and garage rock. In 2014, Emily unleashed her debut, “In Technicolor.” It garnered rave reviews from press and radio. In Austin, she was awarded “Best New Artist” by the Austin Music Awards. Select highlights during that album cycle include performances at SXSW, CMJ, and Float Fest. “Kali” is a different beast from its predecessor. It favors a rugged bottom end crafted from burly live drums layered, in parts, with programmed beats, and it embraces expansive synth textures. It’s an artistic breakthrough rooted in loss (a tragic death in the family) and enlightenment gleaned from two months spent in India where Emily learned of Kali, the Goddess Of Destruction. Kali’s power resonated with Emily because of her own passion and commitment for embodying, and furthering, strong female archetypes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Starry Night

Girlstart STEM Center, Austin TX
05/4/2017 - 05/5/2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Girlstart’s STEM Studio and Mini-Planetarium is a unique space for families to explore astronomy! Starry Nights are held the 1st Thursday of every month (except January, June, July and August), with each month featuring a new astronomy experience and related hands-on activities. All ages are welcome to stop by any time between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. RSVP is recommended, however not required, to attend.
COST: Free

Friday, May 5, 2017

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The Front Porch, The Window and All Saints’ Episcopal Church present ‘Love for Loro’ Garage Sale May 5-6

East Space, Austin TX
05/5/2017 - 05/6/2017 | 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Front Porch, in collaboration with The Window and All Saints’ Episcopal Church, is proud to present a very special event, the “Love for Loro” City-Wide Garage Sale on May 5 and 6, 2017. From now until July 31, students from schools, clubs, teams and faith communities across Austin are partnering to raise $35,000 to purchase hard rubber shoes and vitally important menstrual kits for all the students at Loro Primary School in Loro Village in Northern Uganda. The garage sale is open to the public and will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at East Space located at 2009 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas 78721. Please see the below information on where to drop off items for the garage sale and other upcoming Front Porch events. See www.frontporchaustin.org/events for more information.

“Many of the Loro students must walk upwards of five miles a day without any shoes at all at a constant risk for infection, and many of the female students miss weeks of school a year due to a lack of proper care,” said Stephen Kinney, Executive Director of the Front Porch. “The ‘Love for Loro’ project seeks to assuage these urgent needs, and our desire is that the ‘Love for Loro’ Garage Sale will provide 20 percent of our goal. Donations for the sale are currently being accepted. Members of the Austin community may drop off their sellable, no longer needed items and turn into shoes for children who desperately need them.”

Donations can be made at the drop zones no later than Wednesday, May 3. Items needed are clothes, furniture, collectibles, musical instruments, electronics, books, movies, games, office supplies, accessories, jewelry, tools, kitchenware, dishes, toys, sporting goods, tents and tarps, lawn-care/gardening items, bikes, skateboards and more. Drop off locations include:

DROP ZONE A: EAST SPACE (2009 Airport Blvd.)
All large items (over 50 pounds) and furniture must be dropped off here. All items accepted. Items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, starting on March 23. Not available on holidays.

DROP ZONE B: ALL SAINTS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH (209 W. 27th St.)
No furniture or large items. Please drop all items in the foyer or in the church office. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday-Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, starting April 17. Not available on holidays.

For any questions, please contact Riley Webb, LFL Program Coordinator at 936-635-6393 or [email protected]

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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WEST Austin Studio Tour

Art for the People, Austin Texas
05/13/2017 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art for the People at 1711 South 1st has created a new formula for West Austin Studio Tour with the participation of a gazillion local artists (okay maybe a bit of an exaggeration). 42 artists & their artwork will be exhibiting at AFTP for West. Each day of the tour will be a new adventure with different artists popping up in our front yard & inside our gallery. Experience Live Art during the 4 days of West and begin/end with DJ E on Sat 5/13 & Sun 5/21.

 

Art is Happening! is our pop-up that is showcasing some talented and diverse local artists.

Artists Featured: Chloé Jane, Dane Gudde with Gudde Co., Delta Lane, Hallie Rae Ward, Helena Martin, Jacob LaPan, Jonathan Grider, Katie Cowden, Know ATX, Nevena Bentz, and Zanny Adornments.

 

Flower Power is an artistic presentation of what is seen in nature and what can be transformed into an artwork of floral beauty. Flower Power embraces the diversity of  florals through different interpretations from scientific, photorealism, 3D, mixed media, abstract, and watercolor.

Artists Featured: Carefully Crafted by Abigail, Chloé Jane, Cindy Lee Cassell, Clair Gaston, Dave McClinton, Dréa Peters, Emily Michele Berry, Heidi Miller Lowell, Jacob LaPan, Katie Dunkle, Marjorie Moore, Nevena Bentz, Rebecca Klier, Robert Calloway, and Todd Shepherd

 

The Mighty Vignettes began as an idea eighteen months ago & has been actualized into a magnificent exhibition with 31 ATx artists. Each diorama begins with a handcrafted piece of furniture & expands out to include wall art, ceramics, textiles, mixed media and some surprise accessories.

Artists Featured: Adam Saltzer (Lucky Fish Designs) for Austin Custom Rustics, Anna Ganina, Benjamin Soap Company, Carla Hughes, Chloé Jane, Dane Gudde with Gudde Co., Dréa Peters, Edgeworks Design, Emily Dunn with Boho Grit, Evan Horn, Evan Runyon, Hallie Rae Ward, Heidi Miller Lowell, Holly C. Edwards, Jacob LaPan, Jonathan Grider, Kaijuju Designs, Karen Woodward, Katie Cowden, Laura Poll with Weaving Arts Austin, Marjorie Moore, Neeka Allsup, Nevena Bentz, Reclaimed Wood ATX, Robert Calloway, Rosemary Allen, Sailing Adrift Studios, Scott A Brunson, Sean Sczepanik,  Sheila Fox, Todd Shepherd, and Zanny Adornments.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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WEST Austin Studio Tour

Art for the People, Austin Texas
05/14/2017 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Art for the People at 1711 South 1st has created a new formula for West Austin Studio Tour with the participation of a gazillion local artists (okay maybe a bit of an exaggeration). 42 artists & their artwork will be exhibiting at AFTP for West. Each day of the tour will be a new adventure with different artists popping up in our front yard & inside our gallery. Experience Live Art during the 4 days of West and begin/end with DJ E on Sat 5/13 & Sun 5/21.

 

Art is Happening! is our pop-up that is showcasing some talented and diverse local artists.

Artists Featured: Chloé Jane, Dane Gudde with Gudde Co., Delta Lane, Hallie Rae Ward, Helena Martin, Jacob LaPan, Jonathan Grider, Katie Cowden, Know ATX, Nevena Bentz, and Zanny Adornments.

 

Flower Power is an artistic presentation of what is seen in nature and what can be transformed into an artwork of floral beauty. Flower Power embraces the diversity of  florals through different interpretations from scientific, photorealism, 3D, mixed media, abstract, and watercolor.

Artists Featured: Carefully Crafted by Abigail, Chloé Jane, Cindy Lee Cassell, Clair Gaston, Dave McClinton, Dréa Peters, Emily Michele Berry, Heidi Miller Lowell, Jacob LaPan, Katie Dunkle, Marjorie Moore, Nevena Bentz, Rebecca Klier, Robert Calloway, and Todd Shepherd

 

The Mighty Vignettes began as an idea eighteen months ago & has been actualized into a magnificent exhibition with 31 ATx artists. Each diorama begins with a handcrafted piece of furniture & expands out to include wall art, ceramics, textiles, mixed media and some surprise accessories.

Artists Featured: Adam Saltzer (Lucky Fish Designs) for Austin Custom Rustics, Anna Ganina, Benjamin Soap Company, Carla Hughes, Chloé Jane, Dane Gudde with Gudde Co., Dréa Peters, Edgeworks Design, Emily Dunn with Boho Grit, Evan Horn, Evan Runyon, Hallie Rae Ward, Heidi Miller Lowell, Holly C. Edwards, Jacob LaPan, Jonathan Grider, Kaijuju Designs, Karen Woodward, Katie Cowden, Laura Poll with Weaving Arts Austin, Marjorie Moore, Neeka Allsup, Nevena Bentz, Reclaimed Wood ATX, Robert Calloway, Rosemary Allen, Sailing Adrift Studios, Scott A Brunson, Sean Sczepanik,  Sheila Fox, Todd Shepherd, and Zanny Adornments.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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John Hancock Hosts The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K

Old Settlers Park, Round Rock Texas
05/20/2017 | 8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Fit Foodie Festival & 5K celebrates the balance of a delicious, healthy and active lifestyle as runners eat their way to the finish line with bites at every mile, then celebrate at the post-race John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival.

Inside the John Hancock Vitality Village Food and Fitness Festival, runners are rewarded for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gardens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstrations, meet-and-greets with elite athletes and more. Fit Foodie Festival & 5K registration includes:

  • Race registration and bib
  • Bites at each mile
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Delicious tasting stations
  • Goody bag with gifts from top health and wellness brands
  • Cash reward for top finishers
  • Included donation to Official Fit Foodie Charity

 

Visit: http://www.fitfoodierun.com/ for more information on the Fit Foodie Festival & 5K!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Indie rock artist Jen Zava announces release of her debut album, “Power To Change”, with official release party on Thursday, June 1

The Townsend, Austin TX
06/1/2017 | 8:00 pm

Fiery and soulful Austin-based indie rock siren Jen Zava announces the forthcoming release of her debut solo album “Power To Change” set to be released Friday, June 2, with an official album release party on Thursday June 1 at The Townsend located at 718 Congress Ave. Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78701. Doors will be at 7:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jen-zava-power-to-change-album-release-the-townsend-tickets-32670155314.Ten percent of ticket and album sales will be donated to Kids in a New Groove to provide instruments and music lessons to children in foster care. To learn more about the nonprofit, please see: www.kidsinanewgroove.org. For information on Jen Zava see www.jenzava.com.

Formally known in the local music scene under her full name Jennifer Zavaleta, the time has come for Zava to take center stage as she reinvents herself with a brand new solo project. The 11-track debut album exposes Zava’s vulnerability, strength, hopefulness and desire to improve herself and the world around her.

“I recorded ‘Power to Change’ over the past five years, with songs written during the course of the last 20 years of my life,” Jen Zava said. “Major phases of my life are represented on this record: The single and free, fiercely independent younger version of me, moving across the country from Georgia to Texas chasing the dream of music, turned the married and pregnant version of me walking along the beach in South Texas contemplating life and what it all means, turned the mom version of me, navigating the profound changes that come along with parenting, hoping and praying that everything will turn out ok while still following that dream that brought me to Texas in the first place.”

Production, engineering and mixing for “Power to Change” was done by David Messier and Andre Cantave at Same Sky Productions with mastering done by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Mastering. Jen Zava was the key songwriter and vocalist on the record, accompanied by Rowan Zavaleta, Candace Lynette Sanders, Andre Cantave and David Messier on vocals. Andre Cantave, Utah Hamrick and Chris Maresh played bass on the project, and in addition to Zava herself, Chris Zavaleta and Andre Cantave played guitar, Lee Simmons played banjo and mandolin, Steve Bernal played cello, Kevin Flatt played trumpet, Steven Vague played bari sax, and David Messier played organ, keys, drums and percussion.