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ARTS & CULTURE

SEPTEMBER 4 | SIDE X SIDE ART EXHIBIT

Artist Reception and August Exhibit: Friday, September 4th, 5:00-7:00pm

Great news! Bill Oakey’s photographs and Debbie Smith Rourke’s abstract art are back and featured in the Side X Side at the Old Bakery September exhibit. This year they are joined by Jack Marshall, photographer and engineer. Jack started his career early as his high school newspaper and yearbook photographer. Also is author and poet, Christine Gilbert presenting her watercolor, acrylics, and collages. Christine starting by taking lessons at Laguna Gloria and the Dougherty Art Center and now shares a studio space at Studio J in Austin.

The spectacular exhibit is not to be missed. The combination of talented artists is phenomenal.

Join us for the reception, Friday September 4th, 5:00-7:00 pm. The exhibit is from September 4th– 30th. The Old Bakery and Emporium is located at 1006 Congress Avenue and is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00am to 4:00 p.m.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.1300

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SEPTEMBER 10 | LONG CENTER PRESENTS: FRANK WARREN

The Long Center presents Frank Warren of PostSecret, September 10 in Dell Hall.

After 10 years, and hundreds of thousands of secrets, Frank Warren is coming to the Long Center!

Frank is the sole founder of the PostSecret Project, a growing collection of artful secrets, mailed to his home on postcards. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, CNN and NPR talking about the six PostSecret books; the PostSecret Play, the new PostSecret App and the emotional PostSecret events held around the world. Frank has been invited to the Museum of Modern Art in New York to exhibit the postcards and the White House to share what he had learned from the project.

Every month, over four million people visit the award-winning PostSecret website which has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline; 1(800) SUICIDE.

Frank will share some his extraordinary stories and secrets – and to listen to ours.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.474.5664

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SEPTEMBER 11 | HAVE A HOOT! WITH HECKLE HER

Heckle Her is proud to present HOOT! September 11th and 12th in Salvage Vanguard Theater’s studio theater. We gave Austin’s funniest musicians, comedians, and actors one very simple instruction: “Make us laugh - - with song!”

Each night of this late night musical comedy cabaret features a different line up of performers singing their silliest
originals, covers, and improvised songs.

HOOT! features performances by:
Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals
Megan Sherrod (Happily Ever After)
the cast of Austin Translation
Lords and Ladies
Ammon Taylor
Catalina la O
Manateeman
Sink Trash
Erik Secrest
Cami Alys
Mouth House (Jarrett King & friends)
Loose Threads
the Love Me Tinder cast
and more!

$10 (advance or at the door) Visit http://bptx.me/7b6 or the box office one hour prior to performance to buy in person. Beers by donation.

FMI: web | tel: 512.767.8752

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SEPTEMBER 11 | WOMEN IN JAZZ PRESENTS A JAZZY LADIES NIGHT

Women in Jazz presents A Jazzy Ladies’ Night, featuring Saxophonist Jeanette Harris, Flautist Althea Rene and Vocalist Pamela Hart.

Jeanette Harris is the scintillating saxtress of smooth jazz. This lady understands that energetic and captivating performances matched with uplifting and inspiring vibrations in the music are the solid platinum recipe for success.

Althea Rene, an impassioned flautist from Detroit, Michigan, has been known to mesmerize her audiences with her vivacious captivating performances.

Pamela Hart is Austin’s first lady of jazz and has been rendering sultry traditional and contemporary jazz vocals to everyone’s delight.

This contemporary and smooth jazz evening will begin at 7:30 pm at Stateside at the Paramount Theatre, 719 Congress Avenue. Tickets are $29 and $38 plus fees, available at the Paramount Box Office, by phone 512.474.1221 or online. .

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.474.1221

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SEPTEMBER 12 | IVIVA MEXICO!

Come celebrate the day Mexico won its Independence! There will be plenty of food and live music all evening of September 12th from 6pm-10pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center 600 River Street.

People of all ages are welcome to enjoy the festivities for free. Parking is free for visitors and additional parking information may be found on the MACC website or you can call the main office.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.3772

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SEPTEMBER 16 | BLUE LAPIS LIGHT: EDGE OF GRACE

Be the first to see the award-winning Blue Lapis Light in a brand new home! The aerial dance company celebrates its tenth anniversary and grand opening with a new original performance, Edge of Grace, Wednesday September 16th– Sunday September 20th and Thursday September 24th – Sunday September 27th.

Edge of Grace is inspired by how grace manifests in our lives. Grace is the quiet presence that opens people up to their humanity and compassion. The performance will be mounted on a sparse 48’ X 25’ construction scaffolding. Dancing within the confines of this urban structure juxtaposes beauty and fluidity with life’s limitations.

The show runs Wed-Sun through Sp 27th.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.280.6688

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SEPTEMBER 20 | AUSTIN MUSEUM DAY PROGRAM

The Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, invites you to a special Austin Museum Day program featuring local musician and author Jesse Sublett.

Sublett will perform a few songs at 2:00 pm followed by a presentation about his most recent book, 1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital.

As a crime novelist and historian, Sublett approaches history like a murder mystery and these stories present a fascinating window into the past. He will talk about the book and the interesting cast of characters and why it is important to remember them. A book signing will follow the program and light refreshments will be served.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.7436

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SEPTEMBER 23 | JARROTT PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS FREUD’S LAST SESSION

This fall Jarrott Productions will present "Freud's Last Session" at the Trinity Street Theatre, at 901 Trinity in downtown Austin.

It will play from Wednesday, September 23rd through Sunday, October 18th. Wednesday through Saturday performances will begin at 8p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:30p.m.

Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 for seniors (60+) and students with valid IDs. Patrons can purchase tickets online.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.970.2813

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SEPTEMBER 30 | EVITA ON STAGE AT ZACH

Experience passion and seduction in the seven-time Tony Award®-winning musical Evita, in an all-new production created by ZACH. Revered by her people as an advocate for the poor, Eva Perón climbed meteorically from the slums of Argentina to her role as beloved First Lady at the age of 27, and became one of the most powerful women in the world.

Evita tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story through some of the theatre's most beautiful songs, including the unforgettable “Don't Cry for Me Argentina.”

Evita runs Wed-Sun through Nov 1.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.476.0541

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COMMUNITY

SEPTEMBER 5 | AFRICAN DRUM MARCH: IN MEMORY OF AFRICANS KILLED BY POLICE

Amadou Diallo of Guinea killed February 4, 1999 in New York City, NY.

Jonathan Deng of Sudan killed July 24, 2009 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Charley "Africa" Keunang of Cameroon killed March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

Deng Manyoun of Sudan killed June 14, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.

#BlackLivesMatter

We will march from 9th and Chicon near Hutson-Tillotson on the East Side through downtown and back to the East Side ending at the Carver Library in time for the African Yam Festival.

FMI: web | email

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SEPTEMBER 10 | SAVE THE DATE: AAUL EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AWARDS GALA

The Austin Area Urban League is delighted to extend this invitation to you to join us at the 38th Annual Equal Opportunity Awards Gala on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m., at the Hilton-Austin Convention Center located at 500 E. 4th St.

A memorable evening to honor our local champions of equal opportunity, civil rights and social justice. This event is an opportunity for us to recognize and honor corporate and individual champions of equal opportunity.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.478.7176

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SEPTEMBER 13 | CASA SUPERHERO RUN

Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes!

Run, walk or fly to the 2015 CASA Superhero Run where you can be a superhero for children who've been abused or neglected. Join us for this 5K and Kids 1K with a superhero costume contest, special superhero guest appearances and lots of fun family activities!

The CASA Superhero Run supports the CASA programs of Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.539.2981

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SEPTEMBER 13 | PROJECT PINK RUNWAY PRESENTS "PINK ICE"

On September 13 at 2:00 pm, at the beautiful Renaissance Austin Hotel, Project Pink Runway plans to showcase the best of the best in fashion from the world’s top designers.

This year marks the eighth time the AKA Association for Community Development, Inc. (ACD) and the Beta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. have partnered with various organizations to host a large-scale fashion extravaganza in Austin, Texas.

This year’s luncheon and show, dubbed “Pink Ice” Launching New Dimensions of Style, will feature local designers and businesses while celebrating the contributions of community leaders. At least one graduating high school senior will be presented during the luncheon with a scholarship for use towards college expenses.

Project Pink Runway is AKA ACD’s major fundraiser. Proceeds will support our signature program, Project GREEN. Ticket cost is $85 per person ($25 of ticket price is tax deductible). Purchase tickets online or see any Beta Psi Omega member to purchase your ticket.

FMI: web | email | tel: 210.274.0254

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SEPTEMBER 24 | URBAN LEAGUE'S EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AWARDS GALA

We are planning a memorable evening to honor our local champions of equal opportunity, civil rights and social justice. This event is an opportunity for us to recognize and honor corporate and individual champions of equal opportunity.

The Austin Area Urban League has been at work empowering communities and changing lives for more than 38 years in Central Texas! As an affiliate in the trenches, the services and programs that we deliver in the Austin community impact and improve the lives of thousands of people annually and are very much needed.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.478.7176

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SEPTEMBER 25 | HOMESCHOOL DAY AT AUSTIN ZOO

A full day of educational fun presented by Austin Zoo and featuring learning stations and activities from 9:30a.m. to 3:30p.m! Be sure to bring a bag lunch and a drink to enjoy in our picnic grove.

Due to limited parking space, carpooling is encouraged. No drop-offs permitted.

Entrance to Zoo is $5.00 per person/$2.00 train ride. Advance reservations required in order to receive homeschool day admission price.

Rain or shine, join us for a great time!

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.288.5031

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PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC

SEPTEMBER 2 | ORDER UP! BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL FOOD BUSINESS

This panel discussion with local restaurateurs will provide insight on successfully breaking into the competitive Austin restaurant scene.

These panelists, each pulling from unique perspectives, will cover a range of topics from current industry trends to important lessons learned when starting this type of business. Speakers include: Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Eric Silverstein of The Peached Tortilla, Mason Ayer of Kerbey Lane and panel moderator Marla Camp of Edible Austin.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 4 | A TRIBUTE TO LEGENDS OF JAZZ AT ONE WORLD THEATRE

The Women in Jazz Association, Inc. keeps jazz alive Friday, September 4, at 7:00 PM at the One World Theatre with "A Tribute to Legends of Jazz" such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and more!

This straight ahead jazz concert will feature Pianist Fredrick Sanders, Trumpeter Ephraim Owens, Saxophonist Mike Malone, and Vocalists Tatiana Mayfield, Courtney Santana and Pamela Hart -- all accompanied by Bassist Mike Stevens, Keyboardist Vince Wiley and Drummer Terrance McDaniel.

Tickets are $20, $30 and $40 plus fees, available at the One World Theatre Box Office, 7701 Bee Caves Road, by phone 888-616-0522 or online.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.258.6947

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SEPTEMBER 5 | TYREE NEAL & THE SO JAZZY BAND LIVE IN AUSTIN @ OSCARS

Yolanda B., Jam on Productions and Oscar R. present the Pre-Labor Day Weekend Blues, R&B and Zydeco outdoor concert and After Party.

Feat.Tyree Neal & Friends along with The So Jazzy Band at Oscars 6215 Martin Luther King/ FM 969, gates open at 5:30, show time 7:00pm. BYOB, Bring your own lawn chair. Ice chest not allowed!

Hosting the show is BET/ Def Comedy Jam comedian “DAYO.” Presale tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. VIP $35 include seating and meal.

Tickets available at Treasures Jewelry, Ya down Home Café in Manor, Cals Beauty & Barber, Willies BBQ,and Ann’s Private Cuts.

Please call for VIP or more info.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.589.5973

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SEPTEMBER 6 | SUNDRESSES AND LINENS SEXY SUMMER AFFAIRE

Larry Love of X.C.Y.T.E Promotions and Entertainment Group presents the biggest summer social Labor Day Event in Austin.

Labor Day weekend Sunday September 06 at 7PM, “Sundresses and Linens Sexy Summer Affaire” calling out all of the beautiful people in the ATX and Central Texas. We're talking about ATX, San Antonio, Killeen, Ft. Hood, and Temple, Belton, Waco, Pflugerville, Round Rock and surrounding areas for this dynamic adult event.

All going down at Spinners Bar and Grill located in Wells Branch Parkway 14106 N.IH35. Performing live is the Bayou City Brass Band out of Houston check out my boys on YouTube, and Austin’s Own Hottest DJ, DJ Slim on the 1’s and 2’s playing nothing but 90’s jams infused with top 40 hits.

There is absolutely no school, no work Monday so guess what all adult play of nothing but fun. Sunday Fun day has been extended from the Domain, Razoo’s and now to Spinners.

The party begins at 7 p.m. with the Bayou City Brass Band, then Slim closes out with jams until 2AM. Only $7 entry fee before 9:00PM and $10 after. More info on the Facebook Event Page.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.712.0046

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SEPTEMBER 18 | SCREAM HOLLOW WICKED HALLOWEEN PARK

A cold, seeping dread creeps among the moonlit pines of the Texas night...there is something evil in these woods, something ominous.

Is it the ghosts of the orphans desecrated in 1842 by Saint Adella? The biological freaks of some military experiment run amok? Perhaps the eerie laughter of an insane clown as he wanders through a cannibal Circus from Hell?

If you are brave enough - grab your friends - or your BOO! and come find out! Screem Hollow is open the weekends from Sep 19 through Nov 1.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.710.8267

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SEPTEMBER 26 | GOSSIP TALK RADIO LAUNCH & EMPIRE SEASON 2 PARTY

Lady T is the owner of Gossip Talk Radio. Gossip Talk Radio has been around for 1.5 years with over 700 followers across social media. Lady T talks discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly about reality tv and real talk news. She wants to expand the business to live shows (like Wendy Williams) in the Austin, Texas area. So this event is the Launch of Gossip Talk Radio coming to Austin, Texas. As a BONUS, you get to party Empire style since the new season premiers on September 23, 2015 on Fox. Come out to celebrate grown folk style!

Come join us at Lodge @ Lakeline Village
2000 South Lakeline Blvd in Cedar Park. 21+ event Doors Open at 8:00pm. DRESS TO IMPRESS (Black & Gold) Purchase tickets Online by 09.19.15. Cash only tickets available at the door.

There will be an area for a pool table game, a card game, dancing, and picture taking. Light refreshments and Non-Alcoholic Beverages will be served. You are welcome to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle), BUT your bottle must be classy. We will not accept brown paper bags or anything of the like. We are keeping it Grown -N- Classy all night long. Ladies shake the wrinkles out that Little Black Dress throw on your stilettos and lets show out.

Do you need to catch up on Empire Season 1 or just wanna watch it again cause it was so good? Well, here is your chance. Season 1 will be showing at 8:30pm in the Theater. Season 2 Episode 1 will be shown on the flat screens in the general area, time TBD.

Hope to see you there and SHARE with your friends!

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.910.4605

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PROFESSIONAL

SEPTEMBER 2 | ANGEL INVESTING PITCH COMPETITION

In partnership with the Texas Entrepreneur Network, the Small Business Program aims to educate entrepreneurs on the fundamentals of identifying and attracting investors to their small business. Observe Austin-based small businesses execute live presentations to investors.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 2 | HIGH-IMPACT MARKETING: 10-LOW COST STRATEGIES FOR BIG SALES

This class provides practical, step-by-step instruction on how to use low-budget marketing techniques to get your message out to your customers on a regular basis, and watch sales revenue grow.

Because your customers need to hear your message at least seven times to influence their buying decisions, these low-cost marketing techniques help to stretch your marketing dollars and repeat your core message often enough to make an impact.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 2 | ADVANCE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES

Take your social media presence to the next level. There are many online platforms your business will use to engage customers, but how do you develop a cohesive approach? Move beyond basic creation of a business page or account towards a comprehensive social media strategy.

Speakers include: MK Raffaniello of Facebook, Andrew Glass of Outbound Engine, Chris Aarons of PulsePoint Group with panel moderator Amy Hajdu of Say it Said Marketing / Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 2 | INTRODUCTION TO CROWDFUNDING

Crowdfunding is the grassroots financial frontier made popular by sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. It creates fundraising opportunities through the collective efforts of online contributions.

Learn the steps one must follow to create a successful campaign including: mental preparation, project costs analysis, social network enhancement, rewards/perk, and video development. Crowdfunding Manual included.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 2 | EMPLOYEES: THE HEART OF YOUR BUSINESS

This panel discussion will cover crucial aspects of growing and retaining a dedicated workforce for your small business. Chief human resource considerations include company culture, hiring processes, growth strategies, and legal ramifications.

Speakers include: Patrick Terry of P Terry’s, David Hughen of Austin HR, Jakob Franzen of GasPedal with Natalie Rougeux, Employment Attorney.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 9 | QUICKBOOKS - INTRODUCTION

Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Basic seminar can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business.

This seminar covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy in your business, this training is for you. QuickBooks 2015 software will be loaded onto the PCs provided for you during the class session. Software or Mac computers are not provided for students during this training session. Don't forget! The Small Business Program also offers Intermediate and Advanced QuickBooks classes. Review the document to see which class is right for you.

Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. Fee is $95.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 10 | HOW TO GET INVESTORS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Whether you are looking to start a new business or to expand the operations of an existing business, you will always need capital. How to Get Investors For Your Business explores a wide spectrum of opportunities in seeking venture capital or risk capital investors. From friends and family to professionally managed venture capital funds, all potential sources of capital are reviewed and considered.

This course explains the processes of determining capital needs for the small business and will help you to understand the difference between equity investors and business partners. You will learn the different methods of finding and raising capital and how to research and contact potential business investors. T

Join us from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $40 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 15 | ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

You would never start out on a long road trip with no directions, so why would you start your business with no map to take you where you want to go?

This course provides a practical, step-by-step instruction in how to develop a business plan for a small start-up business or the expansion of an existing business. Upon completion, a business plan can be submitted to a financial institution or private investor for funding or used for implementation. Emphasis will be placed on a plan's components, format, marketing and financial projections and analysis. This class will teach you how to review all the various components of a business plan and apply learned concepts in developing a plan for your own business.

Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110.
$50 fee includes light refreshments.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 15 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.

Join us from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Workforce Solutions - Lone Star Room, 6505 Airport Blvd. This event is free.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 16 | BIZOPEN ORIENTATION

The BizOpen Orientation provides a general overview of the potential steps in the City of Austin's development process. The objective is to help you identify which processes are relevant to your business location development, and how to navigate the steps in a timely and efficient manner. Material will cover the following: Development Assessment, Land Use and Zoning, Site Plan Review, Building Plans and Permits, and Inspections and Certificate of Occupancy.

Join us from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM in the Client Services Room, One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd. 13th Floor. This event is free.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 17 | THE TAX MAN COMETH: BUSINESS TAX OBLIGATIONS

The Tax Man Cometh: Business Tax Obligations seeks to outline all common tax situations that will affect a small to medium size business. Tools will be provided to help the business owner handle the tax reporting requirements both timely and inexpensively, while also explaining when and when not to engage external help. T

Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $50 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 23 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.

Join us from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Carver Branch Public Library, 1161 Angelina St. This event is free.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 24 | KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL: MAKE YOUR CASH FLOW WORK FOR YOU

Cash flow - you can live and die by it. Many small business owners get stuck in the day to day business operations and fail to pay enough attention to this area. This class is designed to help the business owner get their arms around cash flow and use it as a tool to keep their business healthy.

This course will provide you with the fundamentals needed to measure, understand, and improve business cash flow. More importantly it will teach you how to manage it! Cash is king - and this class will teach you the many ways to address it. T

Join us from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $40 fee includes light breakfast.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 25 | QUICKBOOKS - INTRODUCTION

Whether you are a brand new user looking to master the fundamentals of QuickBooks, or an existing user wishing to take your QuickBooks knowledge to another level, the QuickBooks Basic seminar can help you improve the way you use QuickBooks accounting software to manage your business.

This seminar covers accounting basics, tracking revenue and expenses, bank reconciliation and file setup using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. Don't waste time through trial and error learning. If you want to reduce frustration, and increase accuracy in your business, this training is for you. QuickBooks 2015 software will be loaded onto the PCs provided for you during the class session. Software or Mac computers are not provided for students during this training session. Don't forget! The Small Business Program also offers Intermediate and Advanced QuickBooks classes. Review the document to see which class is right for you.

Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. $95 fee.

FMI: web | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 29 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview of opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. In this session, you will be informed of key questions to consider when developing your business and resources to take you to the next level.

Join us from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. This event is free.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SEPTEMBER 30 | QUICKBOOKS - INTERMEDIATE

This course is a more advanced look at how to use QuickBooks Pro to best meet your business' accounting needs. This course covers these advanced topics: sales tax, payroll setup and processing, billable expenses, time tracking, budgets, estimates, sales orders and year end closing procedures using QuickBooks Pro accounting software. QuickBooks Pro is one of the most cost effective and best supported small business accounting software application on the market today. This class will teach you how to use the more complicated features that QuickBooks can perform.

Join us from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #11. $95 fee.


FMI: web | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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SPIRITUAL

SEPTEMBER 4 | SOUL SESSIONS: "THE SOCIAL GATHERING FOR THE SOUL"

Are you looking for a place to come and hang with other young adults away from the Austin bar/club scene?

Well, the Young Adult Ministry of the Greater Mt. Zion Church invite all young adults (18-35) to Soul Sessions... "The Social Gathering for the Soul".

Join us on the first Friday of every month beginning Friday, September 4 from 7pm-9pm for live music featuring DJ Dontizil, fun vibes, great fellowship, spoken word poetry and a relevant conversation on growth and maturity. It promises to be something that you won't want to miss!

Join us at Space 12, located at 3121 E. 12th St. For more info and to receive new updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@GMZGreaterU) and Instagram (GMZ_GreaterU).

FMI: email

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SEPTEMBER 17 | PROPHETIC PEOPLE ARISE

Prophetic People Arise follows suit with John Eckhardt's release Prophets Arise to help uncover and release the prophetic destiny of prophetic people by helping to equip them with biblical revelation and wisdom keys on the prophetic realm.

The conference sessions will be strategic in uncovering, uplifting and unifying prophetic voices to live out their prophetic destiny by being established and rooted and grounded in the word.

Special musical guest and local artist will accompany the dynamic duo to help usher in a prophetic grace and anointing.

Join us at the Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center, 12500 North IH 35, Sept 17th and 18th Thursday 7pm-11 and Friday 10am-11pm. Registration is limited to the first 300 people only.

A Leaders Summit will be held on Saturday from 10-4pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin North, 12400 North IH-35 Building C. Registration is limited to 75 leaders.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.574.8840

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SEPTEMBER 25 | A NIGHT OF PRAISE FEATURING MARVIN SAPP

A Night of Praise, featuring Marvin Sapp, William Murphy and Andrea Helms at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, located at 3601 South W S Young Drive in Killeen.

Doors opens at 6:00 p.m. Show Starts at 7:00 p.m. $40 GA and $50 VIP.

FMI: email | tel: 254.628.7717

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FURTHER OUT

OCTOBER 16 | THE PEOPLE'S GALLERY 2016 CALL FOR ARTWORK

The City of Austin seeks 2- and 3-dimensional artworks in any medium by Austin-area visual artists, galleries, or visual arts organizations for the 2016 People’s Gallery Exhibition which runs from February 2016 – January 2017 in Austin City Hall. Deadline to apply is October 16.

Artist information meetings will be held to explain the application process and how to use the online application system. All artists are invited to attend one of the following info sessions:

Monday, August 31, 6-7pm at Austin City Hall (201 W 2nd St room 1029) or Saturday, September 5, 10:30-11:30am, Spicewood Springs Branch Library (8637 Spicewood Springs Rd.)

Read the complete Call for Artworks online.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7700

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OCTOBER 17 | 3RD ANNUAL SIP AND SOCIAL: A NATURAL HAIRCARE AND WELLNESS E

Urban Girl Fabulous Present: The 3nd Annual Sip and Social: A Natural Haircare and Wellness Event

I'm backkkkkkk!!! Bringing you more of what you have come to love about the Sip and Social, plus so much more. Just as a reminder, this is not an Expo or Convention. It is an upscale social and informative gathering that encourages engagement. You will leave with great hair care information and tips, as well as, empowerment in the areas of Mind and Health.

This event is for the ENTIRE family. We welcome our men and children. So come out and have a great time getting to know others in the natural, curly and loc family of hairstyles. There will be music, prizes, giveaways, vendors, panel discussions, and so much more!

Those interested in Sponsorship, please contact me.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.450.3884

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OCTOBER 18 | LONG CENTER PRESENTS: ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

The Long Center presents Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Tour, October 18 in Dell Hall.

A formidable thirteen piece band direct from Havana, featuring legends of Cuban music and stars of the Buena Vista Social Club film and World Circuit’s much acclaimed Cuban albums. This is the genuine article, transporting audiences to the heart of Havana’s clubs and dancehalls.

Guajiro Mirabal’s distinctive trumpet sound and characterful playing has earned him the monicker ‘The Trumpet of Cuba’. Aguaje Ramos’ trombone has been an integral part of World Circuit’s Cuban recordings for the past decade. . Amadito Valdés is considered Cuba’s leading timbales player, and Barbarito Torres is widely regarded as the world’s leading virtuoso laoud player.

Having honed their skills over many years their passion for the music has remained undimmed, and this remarkable group of musical giants perform with an exuberance that is as vital as ever.

Each of these artists has their own take on the gamut of Cuban music, and they’ve put their individual stamp on son montunos, danzón, cha cha cha, boleros, and Cuban jazz. Having honed their skills over many years their passion for the music has remained undimmed, and this remarkable group of musical giants perform with an exuberance that is as vital as ever.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.474.5664

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OCTOBER 20 | LONG CENTER PRESENTS: UB40

The Long Center presents UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, October 20 in Dell Hall.

Britain’s greatest reggae artists have survived more than 30 years in the music business and have clocked up more than 40 million record sales worldwide, with songs like Don’t Break My Heart, (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love, Kingston Town, and Red, Red Wine. The band’s principle songwriter and venerable vocalist Ali Campbell will be joined by exceedingly talented percussionist/trumpeter/vocalist Astro and outstanding keyboardist Mickey Virtue, all of whom are founding members of the band.

Formed in 1979, UB40 helped define reggae music for a generation. The pioneering reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on three occasions, earned multiple Grammy nominations and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe.

Limited VIP Packages are Available – include prime seating and a pre-show meet and greet. Call the 3M Box Office!

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.474.5664

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OCTOBER 21 | SPIRIT OF INDIA

The Long Center presents Spirit of India: Bollywood Masala Orchestra & Dancers, October 21 at the Long Center.

You are invited to explore the lush and exotic land that is India! The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present The Spirit of India, a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers will guide you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.

FMI: web link | tel: 512.474.5664

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OCTOBER 22 | SKYLINE: MARTINIS AND MONTE CARLO

Save the date! The Long Center Presents Skyline, October 22 on the City Terrace.

Join us for an all-inclusive evening with a backdrop of the best downtown view in Austin. Sample hand-rolled cigars while perfecting your putting on custom greens on the City Terrace, or savor delicious food and relax with a cocktail or two while watching the sun set over downtown Austin.

This unique and immersive event benefits the Long Center’s Long Reach for the Arts education and outreach program which provides free and discounted tickets to schools and community based service organizations.

The Long Center is immensely grateful for the support of Austin’s social, corporate and philanthropic communities who gather to meet, mingle and give back. We hope to see you there!

FMI: web link | tel: 512.474.5664

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OCTOBER 24 | 2015 AIA AUSTIN HOMES TOUR

The AIA Austin Homes Tour is one of the nation’s leading self-guided annual homes tours, dedicated to recognizing new projects of architectural significance in Austin that exhibit exceptional thought and creativity. The 29th annual AIA Austin Homes Tour will take place on October 24-25, 2015, featuring both traditional and contemporary designs, as well as renovation and new construction projects. A place for inspiration, innovative ideas and fresh concepts, the AIA Austin Homes Tour represents both aspirational and achievable design.

Tickets for the 2015 AIA Austin Homes Tour go on sale in September and are $35 in advance; $40 the weekend of the tour. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of the Tour, and can be purchased at Mockingbird Domestics, Zinger Hardware or directly from AIA Austin’s office.

FMI: web link |

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OCTOBER 27 | RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

Join us in celebrating Rudolph’s 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in the all new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

Don’t miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

FMI: web link | tel: 512.474.5119

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NOVEMBER 7 | FARE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY IN AUSTIN TEXAS

The FREE FARE for Food Allergy is coming to Austin on November 7.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for anaphylaxis. With 15 million Americans affected, there are 15 million reasons to walk! FARE’s mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. This family-friendly event, presented by Mylan, seeks to raise funds and awareness for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.854.4544

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NOVEMBER 13 | NEIL GAIMAN

The Long Center presents Neil Gaiman, November 13 at the Long Center.

Neil Gaiman is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, as well as an author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

Gaiman has achieved cult status and attracted increased media attention, with recent profiles in The New Yorker magazine and by CBS News Sunday Morning.

Neil Gaiman’s work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. His books and stories have also been honored with 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 2 Mythopoeic Awards.

FMI: web link |

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NOVEMBER 14 | THE LONG CENTER PRESENTS THE CAPITOL STEPS

The Long Center presents The Capitol Steps, November 14 in Dell Hall.

The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation’s Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981, when John McCain was only 63 years old! Since then, they have appeared on “The Today Show,” “Nightline,” “CBS Evening News” and for many years in specials for National Public Radio.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “Putin on a Blitz,” “The Big Benghazi Theory,” and “Everybody Must Get Droned.” If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you!

FMI: web link |

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NOVEMBER 19 | US-AFRICA CULTURAL EXPO AND BUSINESS MATCHMAKING

The 2015 US-African Cultural Expo and Business Matchmaking is a unique opportunity for businesses from the United States and Africa to connect and explore global growth strategies and partnerships.

Africa is the fastest growing economy in the world and African business owners want to establish strong U.S. partners during this historically high growth period. The theme for 2015 is “Localization and Matching of US and African Businesses”. The event will create many opportunities for U.S. and African business owners to explore new partnerships.

The 3-day event will showcase cultural exhibits, business matchmaking sessions, and series of panel discussions on various business topics that touch upon strategies for growth, competitive advantage, and incentives for foreign investment. Breakaway matchmaking sessions, entertainment activities and cultural shows will keep participants engaged and help foster relationship building for the long term.

FMI: web link | email |

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MARCH 20 | 2016 INDIE MUSIC AT SEA CRUISE

2016 INDIE MUSIC AT SEA BLAQUELINE LIVE presents "Indie Music at Sea" a one-of-a-kind music and vacation experience featuring 7-days of music aboard the luxurious Carnival Magic cruise ship.

2016 will mark our first sailing dedicated to indie artists from around the globe. It is our plan to grow this annual event into a mega music vacation at sea, strictly for indie artists and music lovers alike. The 2016 cruise will have ports of call in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Cozumel, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. The Carnival Magic boasts some of the best music venues, lounges and events you can enjoy on one ship around the clock. BLAQUELINE LIVE will host theme nights and just an all around fun musical vacation at sea.

Get ready to visit beautiful tropical islands, jam out with the best indie artists AND network and meet some of the coolest fans. It's easy to see why BLAQUELINE LIVE is set to be the most anticipated annual event for indie artists. We hope to bring you a new experience every year.

Come join us on the Carnival Magic and experience the adventure for yourself! MARCH 20, 2016. DEPOSIT DUE10/22/2015.

FMI: web link | email |

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