ARTS & CULTURE
APRIL 26 | JEWELRY DESIGNER'S LAUNCH PARTYJoin us for champagne and petite bites from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cru Wine Bar in the Domain. Sip and shop at this launch party for Hawkins Bucklew Handcrafted Jewelry Designs. This is an official Austin Fashion Week event.
Please RSVP on EventBrite through the link below.
APRIL 30 | ART INSTALLATION: I SEE YOU/YOU SEE METEMPO 2013/14 Closing Celebration
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Gaines Creek Park, 4801 Republic of Texas Blvd.
A series 11 temporary art installations, concluding with Autumn Ewalt’s exhibit, i see you/you see me, will soon close. Please join us for the closing celebration!
The Art in Public Places program of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department invites you to celebrate the 11 temporary art installations of TEMPO 2013/14! We’ll bid farewell to these artworks with a closing celebration at the site of the final TEMPO installation at Gaines Creek Park.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Street parking is available in the neighborhood across the street from Gaines Creek Park, enter on Dawn Song Court.
Please help us celebrate in recognition of all the Commissioned Artists: Brent Baggett, Jessica Braun, Melissa Borrell, Jeff Clarke, Juan Deleon, Autumn Ewalt, John Mark Luke, Mason Leland Moore, Joel Nolan, Lindsay Palmer, Jamie Panzer, Amy Scofield, Jacob Villanueva.
MAY 3 | MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER AWARD OF EXCELLENCEThe Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center honors this year's Award of Excellence recipients:
Ezekiel (Zeke) Robert Castro, Eugenio Del Bosque, Mary Gonzalez, Rodolfo (Rudy) Mendez, Cynthia Perez, Ishmael Soto, Telemundo Austin, Tiarra Girls, and José Treviño.
These individuals and groups have demonstrated leadership and meaningful contributions in Latino cultural arts. Special guest City Council Member Kathie Tovo will present awards. Master of Ceremonies will be Senator Gonzalo Barrientos. Formal attire is requested.
Saturday, May 3, 7:00 pm at the MACC, 600 River St. This event is free and open to the public.
FMI: web | tel: 512.974.3772
MAY 9 | WILLIE VELAZQUEZ DAY!The boy made of lightning: Willie Velasquez, American Hero. First Interactive Children’s Book narrated by Congressman Joaquin Castro.
Written by author Bárbara Renaud González; Art by Deborah Kuetzpal Velasquez; Original design, music, art, narrative, pop-ups and sound effects; Independently published by Alazan Arts, Letters & Stories (AALAS).
Facilitated by Angela Valenzuela, Ph.D., Director, Texas Center for Education Policy
University of Texas at Austin
Join us for a presentation by author Bárbara Renaud González, and the collaborative team who created this book.
The boy made of lightning is a children’s story of how one boy changed the world because
he listened to his calling.
Free and open to the public.
FMI: web | tel: 512.974.3772
MAY 10 | ART EXHIBIT OPENING: A MAN AND TWO REALITIES (AUGUSTO BROCCAJoin us for the opening night reception of "A Man and Two Realities: Works by Augusto Brocca" from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center on River Street.
Augusto Brocca was born in Trujillo, Peru. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied Anthropology and Fine Arts. He is a sculptor and a painter whose work remains true to Peruvian form. Blending a dreamlike quality with a harmony of color, Brocca uses personal imagery to describe his innermost artistic nature. He has worked and lived in Austin, Texas since 1975. He has shown throughout the Southwest, Mexico and Peru, and he has completed numerous private commissions in the Southwest region.
Exhibit runs from May 3 - June 14, 2014
Free and open to the public
FMI: web | tel: 512.974.3772
APRIL 24 | THE KITCHEN DIVA FARM FEASTCELEBRATE THE EARTH! THE KITCHEN DIVA! FARM FEAST DINNERS AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM beginning April 24th honoring local farmers and food artisans and serving the best of their produce and products at a Diva-licous dinner!
April Honorees: Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler of Boggy Creek Farm. Proceeds benefit THE KITCHEN DIVA HEALTH OUTREACH for underserved Central Texas communities. $100 per person for a fabulous feast!
Check-in 6:30 p. m., feasting begins at 7:00 p.m., Honoree presentation at 8:30 p.m. Pre-reservations preferred. Please send your name, address, phone number, and number attending the Farm Feast via email. Payment information and reservation confirmation will be sent by return email.
APRIL 24 | LEARN TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR ABUSED KIDSCASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest.
CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own.
Please join us at our Volunteer Info Session at The Carver Library on Angelina Street to learn more. There will be time for questions with staff and current volunteers after the presentation.
APRIL 26 | HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIRAustin MD Magazine, the citys only medical, health and fitness publication, is preparing to hold its first annual Health and Wellness Fair with Austin’s finest medical professionals. The fair will be held at the Long Center on the City Wide Terrace on April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, overlooking the Food and Wine Festival and directly in front of the City-Wide Garage Sale.
Austin MD Magazines Health & Wellness Fair is free and open to the public as a resource for information, education and networking with health professionals as well as onsite free exams and health screenings.
This event provides an opportunity for residents to learn about valuable health resources available in Austin in every speciality of medicine, health and fitness. Attendees will have the opportunity to have medical exams and tests taken free of charge.
There will be attractions for the whole family at this first annual health event. Fitness demonstrations from the Arthritis Foundation will be available, showcasing Tai Chi, yoga for all ages and a bootcamp workout.
Abrakadoodle will have an interactive art project inspired by Jackson Pollock right next to an inflated obstacle course for children. A food truck section at the fair will have plenty of tasty options available for guests with a grassy area perfect for picnic blankets on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Short presentations from guest speakers, as well as and musical performances by bands and a DJ will take place throughout the day.
APRIL 30 | TEXAS GRINDERSCUP GOLF TOURNAMENTThe Fifth Annual Texas Grinders Cup Golf Tournament will be held in PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA! Apr. 30 through May 4, 2014.
Past locations include Mrytle Beach, North Carolina and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Our event is patterned after the PGA Ryder Cup and three (3) travel package options are available. If you think you have what it takes, reserve your spot through the weblink below.
FMI: web | tel: 512.496.0710
MAY 2 | NEGRO LEAGUE'S 94TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONLocated in East Austin, Downs Field has seen the likes of baseball greats Satchel Paige, Willie Wells, Smokey Joe Williams, Willie Mays, and Buck O'Neil. Last year, the Texas Historical Commission designated it a historic landmark. Austin’s own Negro League team, the BLACK SENATORS, played at Downs Field from 1910 to the 1950s. Currently, the Huston-Tillotson Rams baseball team uses the field. Downs Field Conservancy plans a weekend of events on May 2 to May 4, District Days at Downs Field, to raise funds for much-needed repairs and upgrades to the aging field.
District Days events will include a Friday night fundraising gala, as well as family friendly events, baseball clinics, and a Negro League reenactment game throughout the weekend. Don't miss the fun for a good cause!
MAY 2 | CONFERENCE FOR MEN AND BOYSAs a community, we need to take our men and young men back and put them in their proper place! This conference, you don't want to miss!
UT, AJ Abrams, Calvin Martyr, Jay Baker, Virgil Kelly, Kendra Miller,Erik Jasper and other will be a part of this mighty move of God.
There Will Be Gospel rappers, Mimes, Speakers, Worship, the Word, Street Ministry, and lunch Served. There is no registration fee. We ask that you bring personal hygiene items for the homeless and less fortunate young men.
May 2, 7 p.m. at 6222 Manor Rd
May 3, 12:30 p.m. at 6222 Manor Rd
May 3, 4 p.m. at ARCH on 7th Street
May 3, 7:00 p.m. at 6222 Manor Rd
MAY 3 | GOOD HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH GOLF CLASSICPlease join us for the Good Hope Baptist Church Golf Classic to benefit the Good Hope Baptist Church and H.O.P.E. Inc., so they can continue to meet community needs. Helping the community takes teamwork. That is why Hope Incorporated is asking for your participation!
Our 6th Annual Golf Classic will take place at the beautiful Forest Creek Golf Course in Round Rock at 8:00 a.m. The event will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch and awards reception following the golf.
SPECIAL OFFER: Included with your online registration is a 1-year subscription to GOLF DIGEST (a $10 value). Register now and remember to invite your friends to play. Just click-on "Tell a Friend" and you can send them a link to this site automatically.
Thank you for your support of the Good Hope Baptist Church and H.O.P.E. Inc.!
MAY 3 | COMMUNITY FIT BLAST!The Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas (AAAHCT) and Born Again Bodies® invite you to come out for a great workout at the Community Fit-Blast!
This event will feature Jabari Warfield of n'Caliente Fitness and Born Again Bodies mind-body fitness coaches/dancers. Other energetic Austin area instructors may also be featured at this blast for health, wellness and giving.
Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to noon at Givens Recreation Center on East 12th Street.
Your participation supports healthy living initiatives that make a difference: A portion of the proceeds will benefit AAAHCT health promotion programs such as Project Breast CARE, Living Healthy on the Eastside and other worthy community initiatives.
Access more information and registration online through the link below.
PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS & MUSIC
APRIL 24 | CHRIS BOTTI LIVE AT RIVERBEND CENTRESince the release of his 2004 breakthrough album WHEN I FALL IN LOVE, Chris Botti has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success includes four number one Jazz Albums, three gold records, platinum DVDs and Grammy awards.
Chris has recorded and performed with the best in music: Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, The Boston Pops and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Join us as he performs live at Riverbend at 8 p.m.
FMI: web | tel: 512.330.9500
APRIL 24 | DINNER AND A SHOW WITH THE ROCKETBOYSJoin us from 7 to 11 p.m. as The Listening Room at Winflo on West Sixth Street welcomes The Rocketboys for Dinner and a Show! Each week the chef will create a three course seasonal fare menu. Offerings include hand-crafted cocktails with local spirits and wine from Italy. After the last fork is turned over the artist will tell their story through music, the guitar, and perhaps the piano. Get ready to have the most exquisite music experience featuring some of the most talented regional and nationally touring artists!
Purchase tickets on LiveVibe for $20.
APRIL 25 | BLOCK PARTY: EAST END FOURTH FRIDAYS!Another season of community block parties on East End Fourth Fridays! is about to kick-off at Kenny Dorham's Backyard. The block parties are brought to you by DiverseArts Culture Works, in collaboration with the East End IBIZ District.
Throughout the day you can enjoy various family-friendly activities including the Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Kids’ Corner that features a play area with arts and crafts, toys, free books from our exchange library, and free pizza for kids (while it lasts) provided by EAST SIDE PIES! This month, the entertainment will also include a bounce house from PIñATA PARTY PALACE.
The day concludes with live music. This month's party will feature these bands:
* Death Aquatics, an under-18 band from McCallum High School)
* EastSide Blues Syndicate
* The Notorious Miss Lavelle White
Gates open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7:30, at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on East 11th Street. (Our adult patrons will also have the opportunity to enjoy beer from a local favorite, Live Oak Brewery.)
A $5 donation is suggested after 7:30pm
Kids (12 and under) enter Free
East End Fourth Fridays! is a programming series produced by DiverseArts Culture Works to help showcase the cultural legacy of East Austin for the benefit of the community. Held every 4th Friday of the month, the block party brings a relaxed, communal, open-air, art and culture block-party to the newly revitalized East End.
IBIZ Districts(r) are a program of Austin Independent Business Alliance and are co-sponsored by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
APRIL 27 | GET YOUR LAUGH ON COMEDY TOURDouble Portion in Association with Yalife Media & Marketing presents: Get Your Laugh On Comedy Tour on Sunday April 27th at 6pm!
The show features The Playmakers, Que, Jazz Tate, White Chocolate and many more! Come join us at Word of Life Christian Faith Center, located at 400 Old Post Rd. in Kyle.
Visit our website for more information or to purchase tickets.
APRIL 28 | DINNER AND A SHOW WITH BRENDAN O'HARA & GRAHAM WILKINSONJoin us from 7 to 11 p.m. as The Listening Room at Winflo on West Sixth Street welcomes Brendan O'Hara & Graham Wilkinson for Dinner and a Show! Each week the chef will create a three course seasonal fare menu. Offerings include hand-crafted cocktails with local spirits and wine from Italy. After the last fork is turned over the artist will tell their story through music, the guitar, and perhaps the piano. Get ready to have the most exquisite music experience featuring some of the most talented regional and nationally touring artists!
Purchase tickets on LiveVibe online.
MAY 2 | MIKE EPPS AT BASS CONCERT HALLComedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mikes 2014 tour deemed “The Mike Epps: After Dark”. He performs at Bass Concert Hall on May 2nd.
“I look forward to hitting the road and taking it to the next level. I have new fresh jokes that are grown, adult and sexy. I have reached the big leagues working with Live Nation.” said Epps.
Epps steadily climbed his way up the stand-up comedy ranks when he was recognized by a national audience in 1995 when he appeared on the Def Comedy Jam tour and HBOs Def Comedy Jam. During a performance at LAs Comedy Store, Epps caught the attention of Ice Cube. This led to the first of three feature films they would do together; the cult hits “Next Friday,” “Friday after Next,” and the New Line comedy “All About the Benjamins.”
He has had two Showtime Comedy specials “Mike Epps: Underrated and Never Faded” and “Mike Epps Presents…” He has starred in over 30 feature films and won a NAACP Image Award for his role in the Sony Pictures film, “Jumping the Broom.” On February 28th he can be seen in the upcoming film “Repentance” starring opposite Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie.
MAY 2 | FIRST FRIDAY AUSTIN: DOUBLE DOSE AT KARMA LOUNGEWe’re setting a new standard for nightlife in Austin!! Enjoy the revival as we celebrate sophistication at its finest: DOUBLE DOSE at Karma Lounge. Dress to impress. Toast to success. …
Join us from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Karma Lounge on West 5th Street.
+ 21 and up with ID
+ Dress code: Fly / Fashionable / Trendy / Upscale Attire. No athletic gear.
+ Complimentary admission for ladies until 10:30 p.m.
+ Premium bottle service before 11 p.m.
+ Signature drink specials
+ Valet parking
+ Two levels for your dancing & lounging pleasure
RSVP via email, but note: RSVPs do not guarantee admission - your style and dress can guarantee admission.
Early arrival & bottle service are recommended for an exceptional experience.
Call ahead for Table/Bottle Service.
MAY 3 | DO YOU HAVE 4 HOURS A MONTH TO VOLUNTEER?To be a mentor, you don't need any special skills--just an ability to listen, offer friendship, guidance, and encouragement to a young person growing up in today's world. You'll be amazed by how much you'll get out of the experience by encouraging our at risk youth.
Southwest Key Youth Mentoring Program is currently recruiting adults looking to share their time and talent encouraging positive outcomes for Travis County Youth. The Southwest Key Youth Mentoring Program serves as a continuum of care that provides mentors for youth between the ages of ten (10) and seventeen (17) years. The goal of the program is to establish and support mentoring relationships that have a long-lasting, positive impact on each participating youth.
Why volunteer with Southwest Key Youth Mentoring:
• We provide training to equip you for your volunteer mentoring experience.
• Provide continued support through your commitment.
• Provide low to no cost activities for you and your mentee on a monthly calendar.
• Monthly informal lunches to provide a venue for mentors to exchange ideas, peer support, and provide any assistance.
If you have 4 hours to spare a month to a youth, be a mentor with Southwest Key's Mentoring Program. To attend one of the upcoming trainings, RSVP by confirming your attendance at one of the following sessions: April 26th, May 3, May 17, or May 31. All trainings start at 10 a.m.
YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE TRAINING! Hope to see you there!
MAY 9 | LEE RITENOURAs a young guitarist, Lee Ritenour worked with the Mamas and the Papas, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Simon & Garfunkel and Frank Sinatra. In the 1990s, Lee co-founded Fourplay, the most successful group in contemporary jazz.
Lee's latest success is RHYTHM SESSIONS, featuring his innovative musical talent alongside other great musicians. See Lee perform live at One World with performances beginning at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
FMI: web | tel: 512.330.9500
MAY 10 | SPRING WINE-TASTING AFFAIRThe Wine Connoisseurs of Austin & CLP Promotions present the first annual Spring Wine Tasting Affair:
Featuring exquisite wine offerings from around the country.
Tasting hosted by Renown Duchman Winery of Texas & Zed's Austin
Join us, Saturday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. (wine tasting from 7 to 9).
The evening includes:
Sunset & greenbelt view
Hor d'oeurves (light)
Cognac & Cigar sampling
Sounds of Jazz provided
by Stephanie Grissett & The Ugly Elephant Band
Attire: Spring Chic & Fashion-Forward
*Absolutely No Athletic Apparel*
No one under 21
Early Bird Invitation Tickets - $25 (price subject to change)
Purchase tickets online: through EventBrite.
RSVP by email is Required - Space is Limited!
MAY 15 | DEAD PREZ W/ LOEGZHeard & Lakota Regime Entertainment in association with Sonic Bids presents:
DEAD PREZ w/ LOEGz @ The Empire Control Room on East 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m.,
21 and over. Tickets are $12 in advance and $18 at the door.
MAY 16 | ALL PROS OF COMEDY HOSTED BY JOE TORRYNFL All-Pro running Adrian Peterson and his foundation, All Day Foundation have partnered with ACL Live and 6 of the funniest comedians on earth, AJ Johnson, Brandon T. Jackson, Michael Blackson, Gary Owen, Tommy Davidson and Joe Torry to bring the funny to bring the funny to Austin!
Join us Friday May 16 at 7:30pm at ACL Live, for what will be a one night hilariously funny show with Joe Torry hosting, and AJ, Brandon, Michael, Gary and Tommy telling belly aching, gut busting jokes and doing some of best impersonations that you’ve heard about. You don’t want to miss out so be sure to get your tickets online.
MAY 23 | PLANET MUSIC: MIDDLE EASTERN!Join us at the Dougherty Arts Center for our May edition of Planet Music, a Middle Eastern-themed event featuring live music by the 1001 Nights Orchestra and dance performances and lessons by Ravaan Persian Dancers and Austin International Folk Dancers!
An interactive beats class will follow the dance performances. Austin International Folk Dancers will teach the audience a dance for each beat-cycle/time signature.
Doors open 6pm, performances 7 to 9 p.m.The event is free and family friendly.
FMI: web | tel: 512.974.4002
MAY 24 | MEMORIAL DAY BBQThe Black Austinites, a community and service group of young Black professionals, are hosting a BBQ in Pflugerville. On the menu: Ribs, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, green salad, non-alcoholic drinks, some snacks and some desserts.
This is a family BBQ; we want to have the little ones as well as the more mature set.
Join our group for FREE and gain access to all our events!!
MAY 25 | KIRK WHALUM TO HEADLINE AUSTIN JAZZ FESTIVALThe Austin Jazz Festival is excited to announce international jazz master Kirk Whalum as the headline act for 2014!
Additional acts scheduled to appear include Jazz Funk Soul with Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp, saxophonist Jessy J and San Antonio flautist Althea Rene.
Local jazz talent scheduled to take the stage include vocalists Courtney Sanchez, Pam Hart, Matt Butler and Trent Durham: along with trumpeters Pete Rodriguez and Ephraim Owens, trombonist Andre Hayward, pianist Matt Butler, guitarist Jackie Venson, San Antonio Latin jazz Band Mambo Blue, and Les Fisher and Westlake Drive with special guest Larry Braggs, lead vocalist for Tower of Power.
General Admission tickets start are only $30 and are available online. Stay tuned as more acts are announced!
APRIL 25 | BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA CLASSSocial media is more than Facebook and Twitter and is a great marketing tools when implemented well. Businesses throughout the world are using social media to increase their brand image and awareness, develop stronger customer relationships and improve ROI and sales.
This workshop is designed to familiarize you with social media itself, the do's and don'ts to be successful, and best practices to make social media a key part of marketing your business. The class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Small Business Success Skills Certification.
Join us from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center. The $45 fee includes light breakfast. Please visit the website or call for more information.
APRIL 30 | BUSINESS LAW CLASS: COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYWe are excited to present a class exploring the world of intellectual property law. The class will focus on copyright and trademark law, with a brief overview of patents. Upon completion of this class, you will have explored the differences between trademark, copyright, and patent, discussed the legal protections each affords, and received instruction on how to complete a federal copyright and/or trademark registration online.
This class is taught by a University of Texas Adjunct Instructor and counts toward the six-course requirement needed to earn your Small Business Success Skills Certification.
Please join us from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Entrepreneur Center. The $35 registration fee includes light breakfast. Please visit the website or call for more information.
FMI: web | tel: 512.974.7800
MAY 14 | SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING WORKSHOPThis informative session brings in expert U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lender Sue Malone to introduce current trends in accessing capital for small business owners.
This will be an interactive and lively discussion on the new "normal" in the world of lending.
The second half of the session will focus on the SBA Small Loan Advantage V2 through Superior Financial Group. Learn step-by-step how to apply for these unsecured, working capital loans at $5,000-$25,000 for start-ups, existing businesses, and SBA approved franchises. Credit scoring will now be in conjunction with underwriters and new SBA guidelines. Applications may be completed on the spot following the short presentation.
Please join us for the morning session from 9 to 11 a.m., or for the evening session from 6 to 8 p.m.
APRIL 26 | TODAY'S WOMAN INSPIRATIONAL GATHERINGToday's Woman Inspirational Gathering hosted by Dr. Yolanda Gamble. Join us at The Wingate by Wyndham Conference Center in Round Rock. Please visit our website for registration and more details.
APRIL 27 | 90TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARYDavid Chapel Missionary Baptist Church invites the community to their service of Thanksgiving and Praise as the church celebrates its 90th Church Anniversary during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Dr. Kevin R. Johnson, fifth senior pastor of the nationally renowned Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia and son of David Chapel, will serve as the guest minister. Dr. Johnson is known internationally for his sermons of inspiration and hope as well as his commitment to fulfilling his calling as a community-focused and politically-engaged pastor called to a holistic, social gospel ministry.
Anniversary worship will center on the theme taken from Psalm 145:4 - “This generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Joseph C. Parker, D.Min., Esq., is the Pastor.
FMI: web | tel: 512.472.9748
APRIL 27 | METROPOLITAN AME CHURCH WOMEN'S DAYMetropolitan AME Church with senior Pastor N. Jordan Mkwanazi and Co-Pastor Rev. Henrietta Sullivan Mkwanazi will hold its Annual Women's Day Program at 10 a.m. The theme this year is "Trust God," and the color is pink. The Guest Preacher this year is none other than Bishop Vashti McKenzie.
Bishop McKenzie is a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. McKenzie is the first female to be elected and consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is also a wife, sorority sister, author, and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on his inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Don't miss one of the most spirit-filled experiences for women in Austin. The women of Metropolitan will be waiting to greet you in the name of the Lord. God Bless You.
MAY 20 | TRANSFORMATION: EQUIPPING CHURCHES TO TRANSFORM LIVESJoin us May 20 to 22 at King-Seabrook Chapel!
Guest speakers and presenters include the following:
-Rev. Dr. Claudette Copeland from New Creation Fellowship in San Antonio-
-Rev. Dr. Christopher Davis from St. Paul Baptist Church in Memphis, TN
-Vincent M. Powell from Fallbrook Church in Houston
-Rev. Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr from St. Luke Community United Methodist Church in Dallas
Dr. David White from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in Austin
Visit our web page to discover more!
FMI: web | tel: 512.505.6417
APRIL 26 | BUTTERFLY UNIQUE'S SPRING FESTIVALButterfly Unique will be hosting her first annual Spring Festival: Imagi-Nation. Get ready for some fun! There will be face painting, arts & crafts, dancing, music, lawn games, bubbles, a magician, books & so much more!
Author, Genia Jones-Hale will be launching her new book featuring Butterfly Unique and one of her friends. Get excited!
This is a free event! Bring your wings, imagination and a pair of kids shoes to donate! You can bring food if you would like to have a food fest on the lawn and there will be food trucks to purchase food from. Yummy!
Please confirm your attendance on Butterfly Unique's Facebook Fan Page.
Free books and will be given away to the first 100 children.
APRIL 30 | MULTICULTURAL LITERACY EVENT AT THINKERYThis free event is co-hosted by the Texas Book Festival, the Thinkery, and KLRU/PBS Kids. It will include presentations by bilingual childrens authors, interactive games in Spanish and English, and the opportunity for kids to explore the museum. Author sessions, signings, and book sales will take place upstairs in the Storynook.
Join us from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Thinkery on Simond Avenue in the Mueller development.
MAY 3 | STARLIGHT GIRLS ACADEMY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCEDevelop leadership skills and use your gifts and talents for the Lord!
Increase your Self-Esteem!
Build Better Relationships!
We are inspiring young ladies through workshops and activities:
GIRLS AS FRIENDS, GIRLS AS FOES - “Girl Fighting”, also known as Bullying, is often part of a young girl's life and sometimes the most painful part. Young teen girls may express their aggression through hurtful words and gossip that can damage girls emotionally. We will share 1 Cor 15.33: "Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals”
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? – For many young girls, body image is a challenge to live up to society’s standards. We will learn how loving your appearance can positively affect your self worth and esteem. Learn to help your “inner self” shine through. We will share Psalms 139.1: "I praise Him for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!"
WHO'S IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT? – We will explore how to listen to God's voice, recognize our unique purposes, so that we can each fulfill what He has in store for us. We will explore John 3.30: "He must become greater, I must become less!"
Don't let that special girl in your life miss this valuable opportunity to learn how to reach her full, dignified, and powerful potential!
MAY 28 | CASINO TRIP TO COUSHATTAWe're taking a turnaround bus ride to Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La. on May 28. Join us for $25. For June 5, we will travel to Coushatta Casino Resort for an overnight stay. That trip will cost $65, and passengers will receive $23 in perks at the casino. Call or email for more information!
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MAY 30 | ACOUSTIC ALCHEMYTheir name says it all--Acoustic Alchemy is instrumental music featuring powerhouse rhythm and shimmering keyboards, as well as acoustic guitar riffs ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. Their debut was RED DUST AND SPANISH LACE, followed by albums including EARLY ALCHEMY, AART, and 2011's ROSEWOOD. Don't miss Acoustic Alchemy live at One World, with shows beginning at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
FMI: web link | tel: 512.330.9500
JUNE 9 | INTERNATIONAL SPY ACADEMY VBS AT NEVERTHELESS COMMUNITY CHURThis week long event is for people of all ages to learn about the one TRUE GOD. The families will enjoy hands-on activities, songs, Bible Training, games and more.
Admission is FREE so please spread the word…. Nevertheless Community Church would like to invite children and parents throughout the Austin area to our Christ-centered, family oriented, and fun filled Vacation Bible Study event.
The event will be held at Nevertheless Community Church on Pecan Street in Pflugerville.
JUNE 19 | THE TEXAS BLACK EXPO IN HOUSTONThe TEXAS BLACK EXPO is an annual celebration of African-American culture showcasing business development seminars, entertainment, shopping and fun for the entire family. TEXAS BLACK EXPO attracts more than 20,000 attendees from throughout the United States, showcases more than 250 businesses to the Greater Houston Area, and contributes more than $1.5 million to the Houston economy.
Highlights this year include performances from MC Lyte, Morris Day and The Time and appearances from TOM JOYNER, SYBIL WILKES, DARRIN HENSON, RASHONDA TATE BILLINGSLEY and much much more! Full details are available online.
JUNE 28 | AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOK FESTIVALJoin us for the annual African American Book Festival at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center!
Now in its sixth year, the African American Book Festival is an intergenerational event to promote literature, reading, writing and library usage within the African American community. This year’s theme is I Am All of Them, They Are All of Me: The Brilliance and Resiliency of Black Letters and Arts.
FMI: web link |
SEPTEMBER 22 | GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY 2014It's that time again, girlfriends! Time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. At the annual getaway, ladies make lasting friendships doing fun activities in beautiful locales.
This year, the lovely organizer Felicia was feeling a little exotic, and a "lil irie mon." Wait for it...wait for it....you got it: This year's trip is to JAMAICA and THE CAYMAN ISLANDS!
Aren't you excited? Aren't you ready to go get your groove back, Stella? At the October event organized by Felicia, more than 20 ladies from Austin and San Antoino attended. Five days of fun, the trip time is Sept. 22 to 27.
Call today to reserve your spot! (If you've attended before, call the Texas office.)