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ARTS & CULTURE

OCTOBER 2 | UT GALLERY TALK AND RECEPTION

“Body Of Work” from Christina Coleman

Thu, October 2, 2014 • 5:00 AM • ISESE Gallery – The Warfield Center, Jester Center A230.

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OCTOBER 10 | CASEY REAS OPENING RECEPTION AND Q&A AT UT

Join Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, and the university’s Department of Computer Science for the unveiling of artist Casey Reas’ “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” on October 10th at the Gates Dell Complex.

Reas, an artist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has explored software as an artistic medium for more than a decade. He writes custom software in order to explore visual systems and emergent form, blending computer science technology and visual art traditions. He has been featured in galleries and museums internationally, in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. Reas’s installation at the Gates Dell Complex will be a large-scale, computer generated wall application featured on two walls near the main atrium. “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” will be the third work of public art associated with the GDC building, complementing the works of Sol LeWitt installed in 2013.

The opening event will feature a public Q&A session with Reas at 5:30 pm, followed by a celebratory reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 pm in the Gates Dell Complex. Admission is free and open to the public. To RSVP please visit the website for more information about the event.

FMI: web | tel: 512.402.6861

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OCTOBER 15 | SPITFEST: POET VS RAPPER

the spitfest has been around for 10 successful years. originally created for professional slam poets to come battle head to head for cash prizes and bragging rights. the judges are picked randomly and score each round with a yellow or red flag. it has musically been influenced by hip hop as dj offthe top spins.

this will be our official last show of 2014 so we put a spin on it. we have created a fun atmosphere to show live music and poetry in the open mic and the slam will consist of a rapper versus poet. this should be very interesting and exciting.

this event is wednesday 101514 and we are glad to service the historical east austin venue now called the sahara louge located at 1413 webberville rd. $5 door cover and happy hour 7-9 pm.

produced by local poet/host and producer la-love robinson. hosted by the talented poet and host element 615 and music by dj offthe top.
please come out to see who is really writing about something.

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OCTOBER 25 | THE TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

The Texas Book Festival will feature more than 250 renowned authors, panels, book signings, live music, cooking demonstrations, and childrens activities.

Considered to be one of the nations premier literary events, the Festival continues to be free and open to the public in its 19th year.

Headlining authors for the 2014 Festival include Martin Amis, Lidia Bastianich, Edan Lepucki, Ziggy Marley, Hector Tobar, Valerie Plame Wilson, Lawrence Wright, and Tiphanie Yanique. The full author list and 2014 Festival schedule will be announced as the date gets closer. Check the website for updates.

FMI: web | tel: 682.551.7172

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COMMUNITY

OCTOBER 4 | THE COLOR OF AWARENESS - A CANCER AWARENESS BRUNCH

The Moriah Sisters presents The Color of Awareness A cancer awareness brunch for East Austin Community at Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 4907 Springdale Road. The event will include inspirational speakers talking about the various types of Cancer, early detection, food, prizes and more.

Our organizations mission is to help others have the best knowledge for a healthy life. This is a chance to give back to the community and make people aware of the various cancers.

Registration Fee is $10. Early registration is 8:30am - 9 am with a continental breakfast. Registration 9am - 9:45am. Event starts at 10am.

50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Awareness Society.

FMI: email | tel: 512.796.5228

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OCTOBER 6 | AARP AUSTIN MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM

Join AARP and AustinUP for an Austin mayoral candidate forum and hear the candidates talk about the future of Austin, and how they plan to make Austin a place where all ages can be healthy, independent and integrated into a vibrant community life.

Learn where the candidates stand on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to engage in the community life of our City.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling, Lunch will be provided.

FMI: web | tel: 877.926.8300

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OCTOBER 8 | 2ND ANNUAL CHANGING THE STORY LUNCHEON

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is proud to be celebrating eight years of community impact, growth and leadership development for youth and families at our upcoming 2nd Annual “Changing the Story” Luncheon.

This event will be taking place at the AT&T Conference Center located at 1900 University Avenue from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Our event theme is “Planting, Empowering, and Connecting”.

After nearly 28 years of commendable service, it is our honor and privilege to select Honorable Judge Sam Biscoe of Travis County Commissioners Court as the“2014 Legacy Changer Award” for his distinguished service to youth, families and the community at this years luncheon.

We are also happy to announce that Vince Young, the esteemed star quarterback of the University of Texas at Austin’s Football Team who led them to the 2006 BCS National Championship, will be one of our special guests.

As if that werent enough, we are excited to announce the 2014 “Story Changer" Award Recipients:

1. Education - William Powers, President of The University of Texas at Austin
2. Community - Ada Anderson, Civic Leader and Philanthropist
3. Government - Michael McDonald, Deputy City Manager of the City of Austin

Every year, the Youth Harvest Foundation enriches the lives of 8,000 high-risk youth of every ethnicity; through a multitude of highly interactive youth programs, mentoring, technology, school-based conferences, wrap-around services and other support to needy families in Greater Austin.

For more information about tickets, table sponsorship and sponsor levels, please visit our website.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.428.4486

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OCTOBER 13 | MOUNT SINAI CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 6th Annual MSCA GOLF Tournament will be held on Monday, October 13. Registration is from 6:45AM - 8:00AM and tournament start 8:30AM SHARP.

Take advantage of the registration Fees prior to September 14. Four Players $360; Three Players $270; Two Players $180; One Player $90.

Win a FIAT for a Hole-In-One - sponsored by Nyle Maxwell Fiat. Win a Golf Cart for a Hole-in-One - sponsored by Golf Cart Zone!

Each player will receive One Play Card - valid for a free green fee anytime Monday-Friday; Breakfast and Lunch and 12 months of Golf Digest Magazine with online registration.

There will be numerous contests. Sponsorships are still available. Please see the website for more detailed information. All proceeds will benefit the Mount Sinai Christian Academy.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.825.3163

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OCTOBER 13 | 1ST ANNUAL LYONS JR FOUNDATION COLUMBUS DAY GOLF CLASSIC

Lyons Jr. Foundation is to spread charity upon mankind. That charity consists of scholarships, food, clothing, medical assistance, and working with or providing funds to other Austin area charities that share our goals.

Enjoy a great day of golf at the beautiful Avery Ranch Golf Club. The event will include green fees (4-person best ball), cart, range balls, beverages, catered lunch, and awards reception following the golf.

Tournament Fee is $100 Per Player/$375 Per Team. Registration: 7:00 AM. Tee Time: 8:00 AM.

FMI: web | tel: 512.293.8041

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OCTOBER 18 | BREAST CANCER 5K WALK

The Breast Cancer 5K Walk sponsored by the City of Killeen, Metroplex Health System, All American Chevrolet and News Channel 25 will take place on Saturday, October 18th. We will also be Celebrating Survivors on Friday, October 17th.

Those wanting to participate in the walk and register online, please visit the link.

We hope you will join us in the fight for breast cancer. All funds raised Will go towards providing free mammograms at the Greater Killeen Free Clinic. 12% will get it. 100% will be affected.

FMI: web | email | tel: 254.338.1562

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OCTOBER 18 | AFRICAN AMERICAN FORUM FOR MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

Black Area Resources Organization will have a city wide canididate forum at the Victory Grill 1104 E. 11th st. on Sat Oct.18th 1pm-7pm.

This is the most important election for African Americans in the history of Austin. Austin is the only fastest growing city in America losing African Americans at a fast rate. As Our numbers decline and demographics change we had better tell the next city council what we demand of them, while we still have enough numbers to make a difference.

Topics of discussion will be Policing, Affordability, Employment Opportunities and many more as it relates to African Americans in our city. Please come out and bring a friend.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.736.8055

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OCTOBER 25 | 2014 AIA AUSTIN HOMES TOUR

Each year, the AIA Austin Homes Tour showcases some of the best designed homes in the Austin area from locally renowned architecture and design firms. In its 28th year, the 2014 AIA Austin Homes Tour features eleven new and newly renovated homes, with home styles ranging from traditional to contemporary – all with innovative design elements to delight and inspire tour attendees. The diverse selection of homes on the tour is fitting for a city as colorful and diverse as Austin, and provides 5,000+ attendees with fresh concepts to appreciate and explore.

Tickets for the 2014 AIA Austin Homes Tour go on sale September 25th 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. Tickets and more information are also available online or by calling.

FMI: web | tel: 512.402.6861

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NOVEMBER 1 | FARE WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGY IN AUSTIN TEXAS

The FARE for Food Allergy is coming to Austin on November 1. 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.

The day’s schedule will be as follows:

•9:00 a.m. Registration/Kid’s Activities Begin
•10:30 a.m. Live Music
•11:00 a.m. Walk

•Family-friendly activities – a moon bounce, face painting, tattoos, games, various sponsor booths, a cool photo booth. Join in on the fun at Mueller Lake Park – 4550 Mueller Blvd. Registration is free and available online.

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PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC

OCTOBER 4 | TEAM LIBRA BIRTHDAY BASH!

#TeamLibra Birthday Bash! Men in Black | Ladies in Pink on Sat, Oct 4 from 10pm-2am. Join us downtown at @18th Over Austin Lounge - located on the 18th floor at the Hilton Garden Hotel at 500 N. I35 between 5th and 6th street.

Call or email to RSVP for tables and bottles. Dress code will be enforced.

FMI: email | tel: 512.680.2188

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OCTOBER 10 | OLD SCHOOL JAM

Wear your freshest 80s or 90s outfit and come party to your favorite R&B and Hip Hop jams from back in the day with DJ Q. If you can not dance, still come out and play pool while enjoying good music, food and the bar.

Join us at the Anderson Mill Tavern, 10401 Anderson Mill Rd on Friday, October 10 at 8:00 PM.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.629.9542

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OCTOBER 16 | FITNESS TRIP IN SUNNY PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO!

I'm so excited to FINALLY unveil what we've been up to! B&W Fitness in collaboration with Rockstar Fitness present the Free2BeFit Trip! Join us in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico this October for 4 fun-filled days in the sun! We have pulled out ALL the stops for this fully loaded fitness adventure. 

Love traveling? Love working out? Love meeting new people? Then this is the trip for you:  Beach bootcamps, Fit Olympics, panel discussions with Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, Veronica Torres-Hazley, Ade Hazley and so much more!

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OCTOBER 17 | FASHION FUSION: THE HOLLYWOOD EDITION GLAMMING UP THE RUNWAY

Toombas Jeans & delirium Entertainment present The Season of Sophistication Fashion Series featuring TWO DAYS of Entertainment!

FRIDAY, 10/17 - the 4th Annual Fashion Fusion: The Hollywood Edition "Glamming up the Runway and Standing Up to Cancer!"

High Fashion Indoor/Outdoor Event benefitting Komen Austin Affiliate | Pre-Show "Sip & Shop" Happy Hour w/ complimentary small bites & vendor shopping | Live Music Runway Shows | Performances by R&B, NeoSoul, Rock-Fusion & Hip Hop Artists | Special ONYX Performances | VIP Swag Bags | Fashion Raffles | Breast Cancer Survivor Runway Tributes

GO GLAM in VIP! Enjoy complimentary specialty drinks, VIP swag bags including product samples, coupons & freebies, and premier VIP seating for both indoor & outdoor shows.

Join us at The Charles Johnson House, 404 Atlanta Street.

SATURDAY, 10/18 features the exclusive ONYX Viewing of Episode 5: "Turning Point"
Wind down with complimentary cocktails, small bites and a movie! Juicy entertainment at its best!

Join us at Austin Studios, 1901 E. 51st Street. to mix & mingle with the STARS of ONYX | Pre-Show Happy Hour w/ complimentary cocktails & appetizers | Exclusive screening the drama-filled Episode 5 of ONYX "Turning Point" .

Regular Online $30 | Regular @ Door $40 | VIP Online $50 | VIP @ Door $60. Includes entrance for both events!

This is a Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Fundraiser! PLEASE SUPPORT BY PURCHASING A TICKET, MAKING A DONATION OR BECOMING A FASHION FUSION SPONSOR!

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OCTOBER 24 | WE GOT NEXT COMEDY SHOW AUSTIN VOL 1

We Got Next Comedy Show is all about making you laugh harder than you ever have before. The show is hosted by the creator of We Got Next Quenton Coleman (Q) and features Comedians Gametime, June Bug and Latrice Allen. Come enjoy a night of comedy!

Join us at the Brass House. Doors Open at 6:30 PM and show starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets: $15 Presale and $20 ATD.

FMI: web | email | tel: 210.570.7096

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OCTOBER 25 | WE GOT NEXT COMEDY SHOW SAN ANTONIO VOL 4

We Got Next Comedy Show is all about making you laugh harder than you ever have before. The show is hosted by the creator of We Got Next Quenton Coleman (Q) and features Comedians Clifton Simmons, June Bug and Latrice Allen. Come enjoy a night of comedy.

Join us in San Antonio at Allure Lounge. Doors open at 6:30 PM and show starts at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are $15 Presale and $20 ATD.

FMI: web | email | tel: 210.570.7096

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PROFESSIONAL

OCTOBER 4 | BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS LAUNCH

Black Women In Business is an organization that was founded by Rose Smith on June 2, 2014. Mrs. Smith who is also the Founder of R.O.S.E.S (Reaching Out Supporting Every Sister), an Author and Life Coach, birthed the idea in hope of providing black businesswomen a platform where we can grow and become successful in any business forum. And, in less than 3 months the group has more than 200 members!

Black Women In Business is dedicated to making a difference within their lives, businesses and communities. The group is compiled of black businesswomen throughout Austin, surrounding areas and Texas. And, our motto is "Excellence Is Everything.”

Black Women In Business is a community developed through online and in person meetings and events. The meetings are facilitated by Rose Smith, BWIB members, accomplished practitioners, successful business and organization heads, life/business coaches and positive thought leaders within the community.

On Saturday, October 4, there will be a Black Women In Business Launch held at Crowne Plaza (6121 N. IH-35) from 10am-3pm. The event will feature 60-70 Black Businesswomen Vendors, dozens of door prizes (valued at $100 or more), a Grand Prize drawing, appearances by some of the most influential people in Austin, Networking, Giveaway Bags, Souvenir Books, Refreshments, Music, fun and more!!

To purchase a ticket for the door prizes, click the link below. You do not have to be present to win the door prizes, but you do have to attend to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FQKJKG7XWE4DS

The event is FREE and open to the public.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.579.8265

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OCTOBER 9 | NFBPA REGIONAL LEADERSHIP SUMMITT

The Central Texas Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Regional Leadership Summit on October 9 and 10 will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear prominent speakers from the public and private sector, as well as participate in cutting-edge workshops on topics as wide-ranging as relationship-building, to branding, to climate change. The Summit, expected to attract more than 400 attendees, will be held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, 4140 Governor’s Row. The Summit theme is “Central Texas Rising: Public Administrators in Pursuit of Excellence.”

“The Future of Cities: A City Managers Perspective,” a panel featuring City Managers and Chief Administrative Officers from around the country, will be at held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday in the Omni Ballroom. Austin City Manager Marc Ott will be among the city leaders discussing issues such as transportation, public-private partnerships, data-driven decision-making, and what city leaders can do to help improve the lives of disadvantaged residents.

FMI: web | email | tel: 512.674.4393

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SPIRITUAL

OCTOBER 12 | 22ND PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY AT DAVID CHAPEL

David Chapel Baptist Church (2211 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) celebrates 22 years of service by its Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Joseph C. Parker, Jr., Esq., D.Min and the pastoral family October 10-12.

The appreciation theme is "A Faith Worth Imitating!" (Hebrews 13:7). The highlight of the weekend is the Celebration Service on Sunday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m. with the guest minister, Rev. Leonard O. Leach, Pastor of the Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Garland, Texas. Pastor Leach God-given gifts have provided him opportunities to lecture, preach and teach all over the United States as well as in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

We invite you to join us in worship as we praise God for Pastor Parker’s service and impact to the church and community over the last 22 years.

FMI: web | tel: 512.472.9748

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FURTHER OUT

NOVEMBER 4 | BIZAID BUSINESS ORIENTATION

BizAid Business Orientation provides a general overview to opening a small business or re-evaluating an existing business during its growth. This course provides information on where entrepreneurs can find assistance at the idea, start-up, and existing stages of their business. This orientation covers key questions you must ask when starting or expanding a business and provides you with the information necessary to answer those questions in order to get you to the next step in the development of your business.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM at Entrepreneurial Center - Training Room, Entrepreneur Center of Austin, 4029 South Capital of Texas Highway #110. This is a FREE event.

FMI: web link | email | tel: 512.974.7800

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NOVEMBER 5 | PHOENIX ARISING ANNUAL GALA 2014

Phoenix Arising’s Annual Fundraising Gala is on Nov. 5th from 7-10 PM! This event marks a pivotal moment in the history of Phoenix Arising and its programs. Over the last four years we have built a strong program that has impacted the Austin community.

We’re honored to have Retired Colonel of the US Air Force and Former Astronaut Tom Henricks as our guest speaker!

Phoenix Arising is a non-profit whose programs use aviation as the catalyst to stimulate interest and engagement in math, science and engineering.

The money raised through this event will immediately impact economically disadvantaged youth in Central Texas by funding immersive summer and after school learning programs.

This night will be filled with fun, food, and community outreach. Come out to support Austins youth! Click on the link to RSVP.

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NOVEMBER 15 | THE NEXT LYRICAL GENIUS

Come be apart of Hip Hop history on Saturday, November 15 from 8p-11p for the 1st Annual "Are You the Next Lyrical Genuis" held at the Carver Museum.

This show is a competition for the best of the best rappers, poets, writers, etc. to showcase their talent. We will have local celebrity judges: Anya, Eric White, Potent Tai & Todd "The White Brutha" Engle from KAZI 88.7 FM. There will be performances by: Eson, Lady Shacklin, Eric White, Anya, Potent Tai & More. Start studying your hip hop facts for the HIP HOP TRIVIA segment to win prizes!

Seats are limited so get your tickets now!

FMI: web link | email | tel: 832.657.9305

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DECEMBER 6 | NAACP DEWITTY/OVERTON FREEDOM FUND BANQUET

The 49th Annual Dewitty/Overton Freedom Fund Banquet will focus on the theme “African American Quality of life 10 Year Assessment and Review".

The keynote speaker for this event will be Beverly Kearney, former head coach of both the womens track and field – and the cross country teams at UT. Kearney led the UT womens track and field team to six NCAA Track Championships and has been a source of inspiration for African American Athletes all over the nation.

This year, community leader and activist, Pam Wade will be the esteemed recipient of the 49th Dewitty/Overton Award for 2014 which
is the Austin Branchs highest honor. Pam has been a leader in the Austin community for more than 25 years. She is also the principal
consultant and owner of A’JA Consulting Firm and a staunch advocate for the policies and issues related to mental illness.

The NAACP Austin Branch will also confer the Captain Louie White Award to Captain Cyril Friday of the Travis County Sheriffs Office.
Serving as captain in each of the bureaus three divisions, Captain Friday has led an esteemed career at the Travis County Sheriffs
Office for almost 30 years.

Additional community service awards will be presented throughout the evening and the program will include the Austin Branch Youth council, music and local entertainment.

The community is invited out to join us on Saturday, December 6. The event will begin at 6pm and will be held at the Hyatt Regency, located at 208 Barton Springs Drive. More information is available online.

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