The Austin Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. is Hosting the 24th Biennial Beautillion Ball

The Austin Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. is hosting the 24th Biennial Beautillion Ball. Please add the following information to your Events on your website and radio stations.

The 24th Biennial Beautillion Ball culminates an intensive, seven-month program that provides mentoring, education, and social enrichment for college bound African-American males from the Greater Austin area.The purpose of the Beautillion Ball is to showcase the achievements of these young men and to reward them with scholarships and a technology package. These distinguished “Beaux” pay tribute to the community and to their mothers with a breathtaking waltz. The night is made even more enchanting by the lovely “Belle” who escorts each “Beaux”.
The entire Greater Austin community is invited to support these young men and their families! Proceeds from the Beautillion Ball support local and national 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in the Greater Austin community.
The Austin Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. was chartered in June 1953. Throughout its fifty plus years, the Austin Chapter has worked to fulfill its service mission to the community through group activities as well as chapter projects. The Beautillion Ball, begun in 1972 and presented biennially, has become our signature event in the Austin community. It is also our main fundraiser that has, over the past 35 years, raised funds for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the George Washington Carver Library & Museum, the Austin Children’s Museum, and the Jack & Jill Foundation.
You can support the Beautillion by purchasing tickets to the event and/or by purchasing advertising in the program book.

Ball tickets cost $85.00 each. Ball tickets cost $85.00 each. Tickets can be purchased from this page ($6.79 processing fee will be added) or may be purchased by check or money order, payable to “Austin Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.” and mailed to P. O. Box 6059, Austin, TX 78762-6059. Tickets purchased by check do not include a processing fee. All ball tickets must be purchased by May 31, 2018.

To learn more about the Beautillion or to become a corporate sponsor go to our website at


Sat, June 16, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

​​Austin Hilton, Governor’s Ballroom, Fourth Floor

You’re Invited to An Afternoon in Neverland Hosted by Ballet Austin Guild

Ballet Austin Guild’s 2nd Annual Fundraising Tea celebrating Ballet Austin’s season finale, Peter Pan.  Proceeds support Ballet Austin’s Academy Youth Scholarship Fund.

 Sunday, April 29, 2018

Driskill Hotel

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701


 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Ticket Info:  $75 for adults, $35 children 12 and under

Event Information:

Never grow up! Please join Ballet Austin Guild as we present “An Afternoon in Neverland”, our second annual Sunday tea. Adults will enjoy a traditional tea menu while sipping on tea, and champagne, of course; and children will get their own special tea menu to please their palates. As a prelude to Ballet Austin’s performance of Peter Pan, we will be celebrating with fabulous décor by Mandarin Design Lab, live music, fun photo ops, characters from the beloved children’s book and festivities for guests of all ages.  Learn about Ballet Austin from Artistic Director Stephen Mills and hear about the importance of dance and dance scholarships from a Ballet Austin dancer. Amazing raffle baskets will be available (think weekend in Colorado, spa days, family day out, etc.) and all proceeds go to Ballet Austin’s Academy Youth Scholarship Fund. Your ticket purchase makes classical ballet training available to any child with a passion and desire to learn, regardless of his or her family’s economic situation. Help us reach our goal in raising $60,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program!

About Ballet Austin Guild:

Celebrating our 34rd year hosting our Spring Fundraiser, Ballet Austin Guild continues its mission in supporting and promoting Ballet Austin in its commitment to excellence in dance through fundraising, community outreach, and education. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who have supported and furthered the mission of Ballet Austin for over 40 years. The Guild consists of energetic volunteers who want to learn more about ballet and contribute to one of Austin’s finest cultural institutions. The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in promoting Ballet Austin. For more membership information, please visit our

Town Lake (TX) Chapter 30th Anniversary Celebration

MGM Chapter

MGM Chapter

The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of the Links is hosting a 30th Anniversary Celebration.  ​​


The Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with an archive unveiling and brunch at The University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, April 28th.

10:00 a.m. – Archives unveiling at Sid Richardson Hall, 2300 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712.

11:00 a.m. – Brunch at UT Club, 7th Floor, 2108 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin, TX 78712. Guest Speaker: Ivy R. Taylor, former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas.​​

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Sid Richardson Hall, The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St.
Austin, Texas  78712


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Women & Their Work Celebrates 40 Years

Austin visual and performing art organization remains a  staple of a community and an art market in flux

Women &Their Work (W&TW) is celebrating 40 years of service in the Austin arts community. The nonprofit organization will mark this milestone with exhibitions, performances, and special programming, culminating with a benefit on April 14, 2018. For nearly four decades, W&TW has consistently stayed at the forefront of the arts movement. It remains a vital institution in a city increasingly defined by change.

“Anonymity and invisibility have historically been the chief obstacles women artists face,” said Executive Director Chris Cowden. “Over the last 40 years, Women & Their Work has provided a significant opportunity for them to be seen and for the work to speak for itself.”

A vanguard in contemporary art in Texas, W&TW was founded in 1978, when Austin had a single art museum and women artists remained largely unseen and undervalued. The organization presents the work of women visual and performing artists in diverse exhibitions, performances, programming and education initiatives for audiences of all ages. Women & Their work also equips artists with financial and technical support.

In recognition of the quality of their work, W&TW has received many national honors. It was the first organization in Texas to receive a grant in visual art from the National Endowment for the Arts and has additionally received support from the prestigious Warhol, Rauschenberg and Ford Foundations. The nonprofit has actively developed the careers of more than 1,900 artists in 310 visual art exhibitions, 124 dance, theater, and music performances, 15 film festivals, 28 literary performances, 115 publications, and 620 educational workshops.

Women & Their Work will be toasting this 40-year milestone at their annual spring tour-de-force fundraiser. During this year’s event, themed “I am Art,” partygoers will spend an evening as an artist and a muse, an enchanter and enchanted.

The 2016 Benefit Bash, Rose is a Rose is a Rose, was a Dada-inspired fete. Guests at the 2017 benefit, The Bosch Bash, reveled in fantastical creatures and hedonistic tendencies. Each event has raised more than $60,000. This year’s benefit will, once again, extol the art-filled life, and be a magical reflection of hard-earned change. I am Art will offer a multi-media experience featuring performance, human paintbrushes, self-portrait stations, an art auction, live music and more. Suggested attire for the evening is enchantment, drawing inspiration from mirrors and metallic.

I am Art will take place at a private residence in central Austin on April 14, 2018. VIP reception from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The party is open to all ticket holders from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets start at $200, and are on sale at

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