Party Themes for a Summer Bash to Remember

When summer party season arrives, your guests will be happy to eat the grilled food you serve and down gallons of iced tea, but will they recall your party after Labor Day? Every good host wants to throw a bash guests will talk about all summer and remember long after the first snowfall. A themed summer party can be just the ticket to ensure your summer celebration has everyone clamoring to be on the guest list for your next big event.

Here are tips for staging a summer celebration to remember:

Sporting fun

A summer without sports would be like a beach vacation with no water! A sports-themed party is sure to have broad appeal, whether you opt to focus on a single sport or incorporate several favorites. Sports-themed decorations are a good start, but to really make a statement, rent some bleachers from your local party rental store, add in some concession equipment like popcorn and cotton candy makers, and throw in some backyard-sized versions of your favorite sports games. You can rent basketball tosses, pitching games and more at your local rental store.

Go patriotic

Summer has three of the year’s most patriotic holidays. Red, white and blue bunting and other decorations are musts for patriotic celebrations, but don’t stop there. Consider incorporating other all-American features in your event, like a barbecue cook-off with all the rentable fixings you need, and favorite summer lawn games like ring toss and lawn darts.

Dance-off

Great weather and freedom from school can make anyone feel like dancing, so why not host a backyard dance party? Rent a dance floor, add in a jukebox and a karaoke machine, and you’ve got the basis for a summer dance-off featuring summer-themed music. Include a misting fan or two to help keep dancers and spectators cool.

Summer snack celebration

Shaved ice, ice cream, fruit salads, popcorn — seasonal snacks are as much a part of summer as sunshine and hot temperatures. Why not heat up your backyard event by turning it into a celebration of summer snacks? Slice some watermelon, steep some iced tea in the sun, and rent a variety of snack machines to make cotton candy, popcorn, frozen drinks and snow cones.

Summer chilling

Your party should be hot but your guests don’t have to be. Rental stores carry a wide range of items that can help party-goers cool off, from dunk tanks to misting fans, and inflatable water slides to snow machines. Visit your local dollar discount store to stock up on water pistols, squirters, water balloons and buckets (for reloading), and invite guests to have a cool backyard water battle.

Movie madness

Summer is blockbuster movie season, so why not bring a bit of the excitement of the cinema to your own backyard? Rent projectors and screens, some theater seats and velvet rope and stanchions to turn your yard into an open-air theater. Turn on the popcorn machine and pop in a DVD of last summer’s hottest blockbuster for a night of movie madness.

For more party rental ideas or to find summer party items for rent near you, visit www.RentalHQ.com. (BPT)

Throw a Sizzling Summer Cocktail Party

Vintage barware is hot for summer entertaining.

Vintage barware is hot for summer entertaining.

Raise your glasses high — cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of vintage and current dinnerware, for fabulously fun ideas sure to make your soiree one of your favorite summer memories.

Why are cocktail parties so popular for summer 2017?

These gatherings are both fun and easy to put together — you’re not trying to seat everyone at the same table so you can make use of more of your home, whether that’s an apartment, condo or house. Cocktail parties are all about conversation, networking and introducing one group of friends to another, so people are always moving around. This type of entertaining is perfect for both small and large spaces alike; you can use your kitchen, family room or head outside to a patio, deck or even your yard.

What’s the best time for the perfect cocktail party?

Any time! Cocktail parties are usually the warm-up or wind-down for the evening, and timing often depends on your reasons for celebrating. For instance, if you’re holding your party as a kick-off to some event, say an evening out or concert under the stars, you may want to serve drier drinks and savory, spicier foods. If it’s a post-event gathering, consider a late night with sweets, such as liqueurs and dessert-type finger foods.

What about barware? What’s hot this summer?

I think three barware types will be extremely popular this season: the coupe, the old fashioned and a tall drink glass, such as a tumbler or highball.

Why the coupe?

There’s a movement toward more elegant cocktails, and people want to serve those beverages in something equally elegant. That’s why coupes (often referred to as champagne-sherbet glasses) are really stepping into the fore. Coupes offer a more refined shape that looks great in the hand. Vintage coupes from classic American glassmakers such as Tiffin, Fostoria and Heisey are big with our customers, with unique pieces in pretty much every price range. Not only are vintage coupes a great conversation starter, these glasses are highly collectible. You can also use them for desserts.

The old fashioned?

Old fashioned or even double old fashioned glasses are used for serving spirits straight up or on the rocks. They’re also great for mixed cocktails, such as old fashioneds (the glass is named after this whiskey-based drink, which muddies bitters and sugars with a citrus twist), whiskey sours or even Bloody Marys. What’s neat is that you’ll find them in varying shapes. For example, Waterford has great old fashioned patterns, from something very simple and squared like their “Vintage” collection to more elegant, cut patterns such as “Powerscourt,” which is sparkly and almost tulip shaped. You’ll also find very rounded, roly-poly shapes made popular on the television show Mad Men.

How about the highball?

Highballs are perfect for serving taller, refreshing drinks such as Long Island iced teas or a Tom Collins. You may see highball glasses referred to as tumblers in vintage patterns. Most of the Depression glass patterns have unique shapes such as footed tumblers, which can really step up your game.

Bar carts are perfect for keeping cocktail parties organized.

Bar carts are perfect for keeping cocktail parties organized.

Bar carts seem to be everywhere. Is that another trend for summer entertaining?

Bar carts are great! We’re coming out of a phase where people kept their liquor put away; these days they want to show it off. A well-stocked bar cart is the perfect accessory for any size living space. And many companies even seem to want a beautiful, shiny and organized bar cart for the office. Bar carts are a great way to help keep your entertaining organized and not all spread out. And you can set those up for any style or taste. For example, you might want to put your alcohol on one shelf and your barware on another, or you can mix it up. Plus you can move your cart around as needed, so you’re not stuck in the same place with your guests glued to a bar.

How about food?

Pre-portioned foods are fantastic for cocktail parties and a great way to serve something pricier without having to break the bank. One fun idea — think about using barware you may not need at that particular party, such as glass punch cups, to make individual shrimp cocktail servings. This saves you from having a huge bowl of shrimp where that one person (you know the one) will stand and eat all night and keeps your guests moving — they can grab a serving and go. Two- and three-tiered servers are fabulous for cocktail parties. These servers have a very small footprint since they’re stacked, meaning you can tier different hors d’oeuvres on each layer and serve your guests without taking up a huge chunk of your table. Replacements can actually handcraft these pieces in the pattern of your choice.

Any final tips?

Limit your party to one or two signature cocktails. This keeps you from having to stock ten kinds of liquor and you can mix drinks in batches, meaning you can spend more time enjoying your party rather than bartending. (BPT)

Exclusive Interview: Sarah Duque Lovisoni is a Remarkable Talent and a Remarkable Beauty

Photography courtesy of Andi Brooke Photography.

Venezuelan top-model Sarah Duque Lovisoni is an impressive combination of beauty and culture. Celebrated as a successful model, the elegant Venezuelan has also created an interior design company, SDL Design, in the United States which collaborates with numerous Italian luxury brands.

Born in Milan, Sarah naturally began her modeling career there as the face of some of the most prestigious companies in the world such as Pantene, Pirelli, La Perla, Vogue, Roberto Cavalli, and Alberta Ferretti.

Soon thereafter, Sarah came to Los Angeles where she’s represented by AC Talent, one of the most prestigious agencies in the city. Today you can see her alongside Julia Roberts in the international campaign of Lancome Cosmetics, Paris for the ‘La Vie Est Belle’ fragrance.

It’s thrilling to learn more about Sarah.  She is a woman who possesses such a wonderful spirit, which is so contagious.  I’m totally captivated by her and happy to share highlights of our conversations.

Read our riveting interview conducted and written by William Jackson to learn why Sarah is truly a remarkable talent and a remarkable beauty.

Teen InFluential Spotlight: Amber Bernstein Has Beauty and Brains Running Through Her Veins

Photography courtesy of Brian B. Hayes / Shandrew PR.

Amber Bernstein is a model and entrepreneur.  She was attracted to the modeling business at a very early age, with agents approaching her at eight years old.  Not content just working in front of the camera, Amber started her own online boutique aimed at teen fashion and accessories, AmberBernsteincouture.com.

Amber is not a novice to the entertainment business. Her dad was the late producer Jay Bernstein, who was responsible for discovering some of the biggest icons in the entertainment business, such as Pamela Anderson, Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, and Heather Locklear. Amber’s mother is a famed actress, model, and entrepreneur in her own right.  It’s not at all surprising Amber has beauty and brains running through her veins.

Nicole Glenn, our Editor of Teen InFluential was thrilled to catch up with Amber her to chat about her life as a model, the importance of goals, and ways to spend spare time in meaningful ways.

Read the Exclusive Interview in our March / April Issue.

 

The Hill Country Galleria Hosts a Grand ReOpening Event to Celebrate its Transformation

Contributed  by Stephanie Samuels, Roving Reporter for InFluential Magazine 

Photography courtesy of Stephanie Samuels.

The Hill Country Galleria completed recently a $16 million dollar renovation and celebrated the spectacular transformation with a huge Grand ReOpening Event on Saturday, April 8, complemented with beautiful Central Texas weather.

The family friendly event was one for the record books.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by Chamber of Commerce.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by Chamber of Commerce.

The Mayor of Bee Cave, Carolyn Murphy, along with the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce christened the Event with a ribbon cutting ceremony while the enthusiastic crowd released balloons into the sky.

Austin Music Legend Bob Schneider.

Austin Music Legend Bob Schneider.

Headlining the entertainment menu, was local legend Bob Schneider, who rocked the standing room only crowd from the spacious new amphitheater, now adorned with Adirondack seating, as well as families of all ages who had blankets on the lawn. Fans of all ages loved Bob’s music, and as an extra treat, he took musical requests.

Fashion Show Presented and Styled by LURE by Y&R with Music Presented by The Mrs.

Fashion Show presented and styled by LURE by Y&R with music presented by The Mrs.

Amanda Tatom, host of Studio 512, kicked off a fashion show presented and styled by LURE by Y&F.  The models walked the runway complemented by the music of The Mrs. To round out the entertainment; Sun Radio hosted the Saturday Night Concert Series featuring the DeRailers.

Fashion

As the evening closed out the community was treated to a fabulous fireworks show.

Congrats to the Hill Country Galleria.

Tips to Throw Better Movie Nights at Home

Photography courtesy of Antonioguillem – Fotolia.com.

Whether it’s family movie night and you’re watching an old classic, or you’re hosting a big crowd to screen the latest blockbuster, you can take steps to make the viewing experience feel more like the theater — from upgrading your technology to improving your hosting game.

Here are some cool ideas to help movie lovers better enjoy their favorite flicks at home.

Thematic Snacks

When it comes to food and drink, treat guests to all their theater favorites. Candy bars, soda and popcorn are great standards, and these days, many theaters also offer beer, wine, cocktails and elevated fare.

You can also take it one step further by tailoring your menu to the theme of the movie. Think about the setting, the characters and the plot for inspiration. But remember, foods that are easy to eat in the dark and don’t make a lot of racket work best.

Upgrade Your Tech

Flat screen TVs are great, but for the real theater feel, consider a high-quality projector designed for home use. Look for one that’s low maintenance, easy to turn on and off, and comes with HDMI terminals as well as a USB power supply.

Since you may not have the option of a windowless room or blackout curtains in your home, seek out a projector that senses ambient light in the room and automatically adjusts its brightness accordingly. For example, the XJ-F210WN LampFree Projector from Casio’s Advanced Series line features Intelligent Light Control that does just that, so viewers can enjoy optimal visuals any time of day and in any lighting conditions. This model also comes equipped with 20,000-hour estimated operating life and reaches full brightness in as fast as five seconds. Its combination of laser and LED light source is a great high-brightness, mercury-free option. More information can be found at CasioLampFree.com.

Costume Party

Whether you’re watching a dramatic period piece or enjoying a sci-fi action flick, add a touch of excitement to your party by encouraging guests to wear costumes. This will help get everyone pumped up for the movie well in advance of the screening.

As host you may even want to include a trivia round afterwards and offer prizes to winners.

With a few tech upgrades and hosting tips, movie night just got even more fun. (StatePoint)

You’re Invitation to The Opulence Ball: Silver Gild & Gold Dust

Step into Austin Influential Group Studios as they present their 5th installment: “Silver Gild & Gold Dust”, an homage to the Hollywood renaissance. Join them as they recapture the brilliance of its silver days and golden era in support of Austin Pets Alive! Reminiscent of Hollywood’s heyday, the crystal clear sound of Austin’s own, The Hollywood Revue, shall be the soundtrack of this timeless evening. Of jazz and swing, serenade and swoon, dance the night away on our studio’s ballroom set, to be immortalized as the “waltz of all times”. Delivering command performances, Austin’s top talents in burlesque, the siren song and cabaret shall grace the center stage of this production, displaying the best in show of classic Hollywood’s crowning elements. Featuring a grand red carpet entrance, elegant cocktails, open dessert bar, glamorous photo booth, 1940s retro cigar lounge and a silent cinema broadcasting “Singing in the Rain”. Who cares about getting their name up in lights when they can have it written in the stars?  This Valentine’s season, strike a pose and get ready for your close-up!

Event:  The Opulence Ball:  Silver Gild & Gold Dust

Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time:  9pm – 1am

Location:  Swan Dive, 615 Red River Street, Austin, TX

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1683944521925776/

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSibZRwzm0M

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-opulence-ball-silver-gild-gold-dust-tickets-29960279001

 

Five Ways to Help You Enjoy the Holiday Season

(BPT) – Does the phrase “relaxing holiday season” seem far out of reach? If it does, you’re not alone. There’s plenty to do during the holidays: there are gifts to buy, parties to host, work to finish and travel plans to make. With a hectic schedule, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This year, pace yourself and take a step back. After all, this is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, so don’t forget that you deserve a gift too.

Here are five ideas to help you relax and get into the holiday spirit in no time. 

A day at the spa. A little rest and relaxation can be just the pick-me-up you need to conquer the rest of your holiday to-do list, so plan a spa day for yourself. Take the day off so you don’t feel rushed and spend it being pampered. You’ve worked hard all year, and a relaxing massage or facial is just too good to pass up. 

A special wash for your special things. Whether it’s your best table linens or your party dress, holiday parties can lead to extra loads of laundry. Treat your special things to a personalized wash with the LG SideKick. This smaller washer can fit right underneath your traditional front-load machine and is perfect for those smaller jobs handling five to six shirts in a four-pound load. It allows you to run two separate loads at the same time, so you spend less time doing laundry and more time enjoying the season.

 Great food and great company. Hectic schedules filled with holiday obligations tend to reduce meal times to quick grab-and-go items in between errands. Why not break the cycle and enjoy a nice dinner out with your loved ones. Pick a place that holds memories for your family – it can be as formal or informal as you like – and gather for a relaxing meal together. 

Binge watch in style. Catch up on the season’s hottest TV shows in style, on the television with the best picture quality on the market today. The LG OLED B6 TV makes every seat the best seat in the house with its perfect blacks, brilliant brights and infinite contrast – even from wide viewing angles. The LG OLED B6 features both Dolby Vision(TM) HDR and UHDA certified “Ultra HD Premium” HDR. And LG’s award-winning webOS 3.0 Smart TV platform makes it easy to switch from your can’t-miss-show to your favorite viral video, so kick back, relax and enjoy. 

Get started on your goals for next year. Make 2017 the year you learn a new language or pick up at that instrument you’ve always wanted to play. Get a jump start by enrolling in a class over the holiday season to learn something new. Shaking up your routine and mastering a new skill is one of the best gifts to give yourself, and feeling like you’ve already gotten a jump on 2017 is just a bonus.

The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle, but if you remember to treat yourself every now and then, the season will ultimately be more enjoyable and relaxing for you and those you love most. To learn more about the LG SideKick or LG OLED B6 TV, visit www.lg.com.

That’s Entertainment! Featuring Celebrity Event Planner Colin Cowie

We’re pleased to feature the exclusive feature article titled That’s Entertainment! penned by Colin Cowie, Celebrity Event Planner and CEO of Colin Cowie Enterprises.

Colin Cowie.  Photography courtesy of www.colincowie.com.

Colin Cowie. Photography courtesy of www.colincowie.com.

Colin Cowie  is on fire with an events business that travels the four corners of the world doing everything from intimate birthday celebrations to iconic weddings to corporate bashes, a hot new website on weddings and a consulting business that works on international hospitality and design projects for hotels, retailers and airlines. Layer on top of that his being a regular contributor to NBC’s The Today Show, a popular personality on HSN with home and lifestyle collections, and his ever-growing collection of lifestyle and entertaining books. The party planner of choice for celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, what sets Colin apart is his experiential approach to design; what you smell, touch, taste, feel and hear are carefully orchestrated to create the ultimate experience for Colin’s clients.

Read the Exclusive Feature here.

 

Creek Show 2016 Full Event Calendar + Special Offerings Announced

Waller Creek Conservancy’s Annual, Free Public Event to Take Place November 10–19

The Waller Creek Conservancy is excited to announce the calendar of events happening during Creek Show 2016. Now in its third year, Creek Show spans ten nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and includes five light-based design installations installed along Waller Creek between 5th and 8th Streets. The free, public art exhibit begins with the opening night event on Thursday, November 10 at dusk and concludes on Saturday, November 19.

The Conservancy is proud to have an expanded partnership with the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department and the Red River Merchant’s Association (RRMA) to provide nightly curated events including live music and and family programs, in addition to food and drink specials featured at neighboring bars and restaurants, both along Waller Creek itself and throughout the Red River Cultural District.

The information table is located along the creek between 6th St and 7th St. Please stop by to learn about Creek Show and Waller Creek, pick up a free wristband, and check out the Creek Show merch! The full calendar of events, along with the list of special food and drink offerings are included below. For more information, please visit creekshow.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Note: All events are subject to change. 

NOVEMBER 10

OPENING NIGHT

Live DJ Set

6pm-10pm, Sabine Tree Deck

Corduroi, BoomBaptist, Selva Oscura, and Darius Gibson

Produced by Empire Control Room & Garage and Heard Entertainment

Dance Waterloo

This local dance troupe will preview December’s Panorama Playground creekside.

Food & Drink Specials

Grab a wristband at the WCC Info Table to unlock tons of specials near Waller Creek and in the Red River Cultural District.

Free Show in CB’s Lounge

8pm (doors), Stubb’s

Hilary York with members of The Ripe

NOVEMBER 11

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 

The Thinkery

6pm-8pm, Sabine Tree Deck

These stations will allow children to explore electricity and fluorescence. Activities will include Circuit Blocks & Glowing Senses and Bubbles.

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

6pm-8pm, Sabine Tree Deck

Grow Green: WPD will have information about gardening to protect your creek’s watershed.  There will be lots of useful tips and native seed packets to take home.

GENERATION WALLER MONSTER BASH

7pm-9pm, The Gatsby

Happy Hour hosted by WCC’s young leaders group, Generation Waller. This event is a great way to get plugged in to Waller Creek as an advocate or volunteer. Come meet up, enjoy a DJ set by Dan Gentile (of Flying Turns), and enter the raffle to win great prizes.

NOVEMBER 12

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 

The Thinkery

6pm-8pm, Sabine Tree Deck

These stations will allow children to explore electricity and fluorescence. Activities will include Circuit Blocks & Glowing Senses and Bubbles.

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

6pm-8pm, Sabine Tree Deck

Grow Green: WPD will have information about gardening to protect your creek’s watershed.  There will be lots of useful tips and native seed packets to take home.

FREE SHOW

So Official

9pm (doors), Empire Control Room & Garage (patio), all ages, Free with Creek Show wristband

NOVEMBER 13

GUIDED TOUR OF WALLER CREEK – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

5:30pm-7pm, meet at Historic German Free School, Registration capped at 20

Carolyn Wright, co-author of Austin’s Waller Creek, will be your guide for this informative tour hosted by the German Texas Heritage Society. For reservations please contact Carolyn at 512-343-7205 or at carolynwright7@gmail.com with your name, contact information and number of reservations.

NOVEMBER 14

CREEK SHOW OPEN

6pm-10pm, Waller Creek, between 5th and 8th Streets

NOVEMBER 15

2016 CREEK SHOW 2016 ARTIST TALK – ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED AT CREEKSHOW.COM

6:30pm-8:30pm, Palm Door on Sabine (401 Sabine)

Artist Talk with all five Creek Show design teams moderated by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. Registration is free and includes admission, drinks, and light refreshments.

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 

Free Angola Capoeira Society

6pm-7:30pm, Sabine Tree Deck

This group teaches people of all ages the traditional holistic African Art of capoeira Angola. In it they learn to play music, sing, dance, and play the game of the martial art, capoeira.

FREE SHOWS

Raise Her Voice Concert Series

9pm (doors), Cheer Up Charlies, 21+, Free with Creek Show wristband

Raise Her Voice concert series is the freshest way to discover new up and-coming female artists based in Austin, Texas.

Performances by Mélat Kay, Amea, Cara Bishop, and Raynna. Vibes Directed by Michelle Umachi.

Ulovei Residency / Dump Dump

9pm (doors), Empire Control Room, 18+, Free with Creek Show wristband

NOVEMBER 16

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 

The Edge of Imagination Station

6pm-7:30pm, Sabine Tree Deck

Do you want to bring your ideas to life? Using materials such as chalk, paper, and 3D objects you can create your own stop motion animated sequence with The Edge of Imagination Station.

FREE SHOW

Road to Euphoria x HE^RD Presents: Space Jesus at The Chop Shop

9pm (doors), Empire Control Room, 18+, Free with Creek Show wristband

NOVEMBER 17

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 

The Edge of Imagination Station

6pm-7:30pm, Sabine Tree Deck

Do you want to bring your ideas to life? Using materials such as chalk, paper, and 3D objects you can create your own stop motion animated sequence with The Edge of Imagination Station.

Attendance Records presents Field Notes: A Mobile Recording Box

6pm-10pm, 8th Street Lawn

Step into the unknown and feel inspired by your surroundings. Record your inner thoughts through song, spoken word, ramblings, or any noise you see fit in the moment. All noise will be compiled into a special Creek Show field recording to be showcased on the next Attendance Records album.

FREE SHOW

Bourgeois Mystics

8pm (doors), Mohawk (Indoors), all ages

Bourgeois Mystics headlines with Interrobang, Arc Iris, and Dayeater

NOVEMBER 18

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

Austin Bat Cave

6pm-10pm, Sabine Tree Deck

At Austin Bat Cave’s installation, kids and adults alike will have the experience of “becoming a tree” through projected imagery. A digital storybook will be created and displayed using crowd-sourced descriptive words of the experience.

Attendance Records presents Field Notes: A Mobile Recording Box

6pm-10pm, 8th Street Lawn

Step into the unknown and feel inspired by your surroundings. Record your inner thoughts through song, spoken word, ramblings, or any noise you see fit in the moment. All noise will be compiled into a special Creek Show field recording to be showcased on the next Attendance Records album.

FREE & FEATURED SHOWS

Pure Ground Rock & Roll at Empire Control Room & Garage

7pm (doors), Empire Control Room, 18+, $2 off entry with Creek Show wristband

Join Julian Acosta for his Single Release party with Swimming with Bears, Daniel Eyes & the Vibes, and Eric Burton. Your Creek Show wristband gets you $2 off at the door and a drink special inside.

Moving Panoramas

8pm (door), Cheer Up Charlies, 21, Free with Creek Show wristband

Moving Panoramas headlines with Roses, Food Group, Ramesh, RG Lowe (of Balmorhea)

NOVEMBER 19

CLOSING NIGHT

Country Music at Waller Creek

7pm-10pm, 8th Street Lawn, family-friendly

Live country music from Austin’s own The Rated Ex’s, The Ugly Beats, Jana Horn, and Elaine Greer.

Creek Week Cook-Out: Country Music & Dance Lessons

10pm-2am, Barracuda, 21+

Two stepping lessons from Jaime Moreno (10pm) and live music from Bobby Marlar, The Dollar Generals, and Rattlesnake Milk.

KIDS’ & FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 

Austin Bat Cave

6pm-10pm, Sabine Tree Deck

At Austin Bat Cave’s installation, kids and adults alike will have the experience of “becoming a tree” through projected imagery. A digital storybook will be created and displayed using crowd-sourced descriptive words of the experience.

FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS IN RED RIVER CULTURAL DISTRICT! (with free wristband)

Pick up your free wristband at the Waller Creek Conservancy info table to take advantage of these nightly offers during Creek Show 2016, November 10-19.

Arlo’s

$2 off orders of $8 or more with wristband. (Valid Nov 10, 11, 12 & Nov 17, 18, 19)

Daruma

$2 off ramen with wristband, all nights.

Empire Control Room and Garage

Use coupon code CREEKSHOW to purchase tickets for shows Nov 10-19 at empireatx.com.

Esther’s Follies

20% discount at door with wristband, all nights.

Hilton Garden Inn

10% off Bar Menu and $5 domestic beers and wines with wristband, all nights.

Hoboken Pies

$2 slices special with wristband, all nights.

Hotel Indigo / Holiday Inn Express

15% discount for rooms & Red River Tavern with wristband, all nights.

Jim Jim’s

10% off on orders over $5 with wristband, all nights.

The Gatsby

20% off drinks with wristband, all nights.

Stubb’s BBQ

20% off in the restaurant, all nights.

Waller Creek Pub House

$1 off select beers and $3 Lonestar with wristband, all nights.