NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: A Recap to The Largest Celebration of Sustainability

On February 7, Pildora, a global events and production startup dedicated entirely to sustainability, hosted #FASHIONABILITY, bringing the sustainable fashion world together for an immersive experience of the arts at the World of McIntosh Townhouse in SoHo.

Hosted by CEO and Founder of Pildora, Christina Almeida, and world known celebrity choreographer, Jermaine Browne, #FASHIONABILITY honored leaders in the fashion and entertainment industry that celebrates eco-friendly lifestyles and sustainable, yet trendy, designs including designers Alexander Acosta and Malaika Haaning who attended the event. 

The evening featured new collections from Querencia Studio and AndAgain as well as a trailer screening of Más allá de la herencia, a Spanish film that sheds light on The Great Pacific Garbage Patchthrough its ecological sub-plot, along with live performances from The Voice’s Kimberly Nichole, crafted cocktails, locally sourced hors d’oeurves, and more.

Christina Almeida, CEO and Founder of Pildora, Hosts #FashionAbility NYFW 2019, An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

 

Jermaine Browne co-hosts #FashionAbility NYFW 2019, An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

The Voice’s Kimberly Nichole performs during #FashionAbility NYFW 2019, An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Kimberly Nichole, Christina Almeida, and Jermaine Browne attend #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez attends #FashionAbility NYFW 2019, An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Kimberly Nichole attends #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Designer Alexander Acosta attends #FashionAbility NYFW 2019, An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Tegan Maxey, Kate Walz and Devin Gilmartin of Querencia Studio attends #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange attends #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Co-hosts Christina Almeida and Jermaine Browne attend #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

A presentation by Querencia Studio during #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

A presentation by AndAgain during #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Amanda Lee, Director of Nest, attends #FashionAbility NYFW 2019 An Experience Portraying Sustainability Through Fashion, Music And Movement, Presented by Pildora, at World of McIntosh on February 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Pildora)

Finishing Touches for Every Room in the House

Written by Paige A. Mitchell, Contributing Writer for InFluential Magazine

These days, Americans are spending more time indoors than ever before. Many people have even reported spending up to 90% of their day indoors with a good chunk of that time being spent at home. While there’s a lot to be said about this new trend, one thing is for sure: the more time you spend at home, the more comfortable your space needs to be.

Finding the perfect furnishings, appliances, and decor for your home can help maintain the peaceful and relaxing vibe you crave when spending time indoors. So, just what touches should you consider? Take a look at some finishing touches for every room in your home.

Fresh Blooms

Looking for a way to spruce up your space? Whether you’re working with a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen, a plant could be just what the room needs.

Choose plants based on your needs. Are you lacking inspiration in a home office? Fill a vase with a vibrant bouquet. Do you want to green up the nursery? An artificial succulent lends style without requiring any maintenance at all. Does it feel stuffy in the bonus room or bathroom? Choose an air-purifying plant.

Whether you’re looking for something that requires a lot of upkeep or something as low maintenance as possible (maybe even artificial), there’s definitely a plant out there for you.

Decorative Lighting

It goes without saying that lighting can make or break a room. Too much light and a space can feel overwhelming. Too little light and the room can feel draining and dull, sucking all of your energy.

Finding the right balance is important, and there are lots of creative lighting options to help you do that. Whether you want to go with a bold floor lamp or subtle hanging light fixtures, the perfect lighting option could be the last touch you need. Living room lamps cast a welcoming, stay-awhile glow while a chandelier makes a stunning first impression on guests in the foyer.

Home Technology

With technology becoming an increasingly larger part of everyone’s life, many household devices are now electronic and connected to the internet of things. These smart systems can really streamline your daily routine and improve your lifestyle.

A smart speaker is an essential for many people today. Not only can these speakers, like an Amazon Echo or the Google Home, let you listen to your favorite tunes, but they can also tell you the forecast as you’re getting ready for work and read you instructions step-by-step while you prepare dinner. They even increase the safety of your home when connected to other smart devices such as smoke detectors, stoves, and security systems.

Area Rugs

If the rooms in your home have hardwood, laminate, or tile flooring you may be hoping to spruce things up a bit. Area rugs can act as an accessory or the focal point of any room. These soft mats can warm up any room, balance the acoustics of a house, and protect your flooring from furniture and pet scratches. A rug can be a great addition to any space and they can be used to experiment with new colors or patterns into your favorite rooms.

Window Treatments

In many rooms, windows end up being a missed opportunity to add a finishing touch. Things like curtains, blinds, and shutters can dress up your windows as well as make the entire space feel more complete. Plus, window treatments also increase your level of privacy and give you control over how much natural light you let into your home.

Keep Your Home Looking its Best

Making your house look and feel like home is all about attention to detail and regular maintenance. Finishing touches will provide each room with the thoughtful details they need to be whole. In addition to decor and accessories, make sure your home is as functional as it is fashionable. A home protection plan is an effortless and affordable way to keep appliances and systems up and running, according to House Method.

Want to learn more about home decor and other subjects? Keep checking out our blog to stay up to date on the latest trends in almost every industry.

Wellness Goals for Optimal Health

Some are calling January a “free trial” month to overall wellness goals for 2019; but, the effort really begins now. There are a few cautionary lifestyle areas that nutritionist and lipid biochemist Dr. Alvin Berger, who is also a co-founder of LifeSense Products, and is a featured specialist in the web series, “Real Skinny on Fat,” which was spotlighted on The Dr. Oz show.

Dr. Alvin Berger

Dr. Alvin Berger

From simple sugars to diet to exercise and sleep, Dr. Berger outlines a few lifestyle areas to pay attention to in 2019 to achieve optimal health.

4 Wellness Goals for 2019

  1. Diet: Minimize simple sugars: We all love simple sugars, technically mono- and disaccharides. These are glucose, fructose, sucrose, and several others, found in abundance in many foods under various pseudonyms. They are no friend to losing weight because they are readily converted to fat. They are no friend for sugar management because they can rapidly elevate blood sugar, which is terrible for diabetics, and in non-diabetics, results in feelings of low energy during blood sugar swings. Simple sugars are readily converted to body (adipose fat).
  2. Enjoy a Keto/Low Carb lifestyle, but without the stress and extreme regimentation of a traditional ketogenic diet: The jury is out. Low Carb, Keto-friendly diets are healthy for us, and are a major trend in the USA and soon globally. This is not just a fad, but a new lifestyle dogma. Humans do not have an obligate requirement to consumer sugars, and evolutionarily, likely consumed high healthy fat rich, low carb diets. In modern society, it is very challenging to consume a traditional ketogenic diet (90% of calories as fat), or even a newer fanged ketogenic diet with 75% of energy from fat, 20% from protein, and 5% of carbs. I am still advocating consumption of low carb, lower glycemic index carbs, but it is very important for adherence/stickability to low carb regimens, to not limit carbs too severely. The consumed carbs can be part of alternating meals in the same day. Or, it is feasible to have days where carbs are consumed in more abundance, and the individual can return to a lower carb regimen the next day without need to start the metabolic adaption process all over.
  3. Exercise Smarter: For competitive athletes, simple sugars are a great energy source, providing rapid energy for our exercised tissues. However, amongst us weekend warriors, too much simple sugars, can result in sluggish athletic performance, and even gaining weight. MCTs and exogenous ketone body salts, provide for more sustained energy than simple sugars and carbs and this is particularly important for endurance sports like cycling. Even in non-endurance sports like gymnasts and karate athletes, studies showed consumption of MCT oils did not diminish athletic performance, but allowed the athletes to decrease their fat mass. Due to digestive tolerance, some trainers will recommend MCT oils be consumed before and after sports to help with post-workout recovery. It is also recognized that loss of concentration and alertness is a major issue in athletes, particularly as they push their physical limits. In a recent study, MCT oils were shown to improve cognitive responses in exercised athletes.
  4. Sleep better: The lack of sleep in the human population is becoming epidemic. Recent studies show that at least 50% of teenagers, partly due to social media habits, do not sleep nearly long enough. The elderly lose sleep due to loss of melatonin and medications are known to not sleep enough. University students as a result of ingesting sugary, caffeinated drinks and tablets.

About Dr. Berger: Nutritionist and lipid biochemist Dr. Alvin Berger (MS, Ph. D, Prof) is also a specialist in ketogenic fats with 89-peer reviewed publications in scientific journals and 139 presentations on lipids at technical conferences.  Dr. Alvin Berger has 30 years of research experience in nutritional and pharmaceutical sciences in both academic and commercial settings. He has been responsible for leading teams and identifying research directions to support business goals, and developing, designing and releasing new products. A past NIH Fellow, Adjunct Professor Nutrition, and CEO of Sciadonics, Inc., Dr. Berger is also the co-founder of Life Sense Products, and is a featured specialist in the web series, “Real Skinny on Fat,” where he provides insights about KetoMCT and other ketogenic fats, which most recently was spotlighted on The Dr. Oz show.

Visit: https://lifesenseproducts.com/ and https://therealskinnyonfat.com.

5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier

More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a big part of the family. However, there are several barriers that can prevent people from spending time with their furry friends, including outdated housing rules and limited green space in communities.

To help create a more pet-friendly world, Mars Petcare introduced the “BETTER CITY FOR PETS” certification, as an extension of its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program. The certification celebrates cities that have made progress toward becoming more pet-friendly by evaluating them across four categories: shelters, homes, parks and businesses.

“The presence of pets can help make people healthier – both physically and mentally,” said Mark Johnson, president of Mars Petcare North America. “We hope to inspire more cities to take real action that leads to a better quality of life for people and pets in their communities.”

Consider these benefits of pets, along with research from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition that shows a number of ways pets make people and communities happier and healthier, and visit BetterCitiesForPets.com to learn more and to find out how to help make your city more pet-friendly.

  1. Ease Kids’ Minds – Pets are beneficial to people of all ages, but especially young children. Kids with pets tend to have less anxiety and loneliness, as well as greater self-esteem and social skills. Kids have also reported feeling more positive when completing a task if their dog is with them.

  1. Provide Stress Relief – As people get older, pets continue to be there for them. Even in the face of significant stressors – such as the loss of a loved one – pets are by their owners’ sides to help them through times of grief.

  1. Offer Therapy in Times of Need – Disasters can take many forms, and people need ways to cope and make sense of it all. That’s where the healing power of pets comes in. After tragedies, communities have brought in therapy pets to be a source of healing for people coping with hardships.

  1. Encourage Socialization for Pets and Owners – Pets help people connect. In fact, dog owners are five times more likely to know their neighbors than non-dog owners. While dogs socialize with people and other furry friends at the dog park, their owners have a chance to build relationships with other local dog owners. People also tend to feel safer in their neighborhood when walking their dog.

  1. Encourage Owners to Be Active – People who walk their dog tend to get more physical activity more days a week than those who don’t. Pet ownership can even make a difference in the survival rate for heart attacks. In a Waltham study, 94 percent of heart patients with pets survived serious heart attacks for at least a year, compared to 72 percent without pets. (Family Features)

Photos courtesy of Fotolia.

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Join Us for the Wonders & Worries Unmasked Gala on Friday, February 22, 2019

Join your friends and colleagues on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 for the 5th Annual Wonders & Worries Unmasked Gala! Enjoy the mystery and celebration of a Venetian Carnival. Masks encouraged.

Proceeds provide professional mental health support for children and teenagers in central Texas who are coping with a parent’s serious illness.

Questions about tickets, tables or sponsorship?
Contact Rachelle Shuttlesworth at 512-329-5757, Ext. 107 or rachelle@wondersandworries.org.

HIIT Workouts Are A HIT for Millennials Who Lack Time or Money for Fitness

 Vince Sant, Millennial Fitness Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of V Shred Shares Expert Insights

Millennials commonly referred to as “generation stress” would benefit most from a steady workout routine. Yet, according to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2019, 50% claim to be too busy to exercise and 35% admit to a lack of motivation.

Of the ones who do try to work out, they don’t want to be tied to expensive memberships at massive gyms. They prefer a smaller studio experience and at-home workouts leading to the growing popularity of online portals and fitness apps.

To serve up some tips specifically for millennials looking to shred up, is Vince Sant male model, Certified Fitness Trainer, Millennial Fitness Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the V Shred online fitness portal currently “blowing up” online.

With over 600k followers on Instagram and over 800k You Tube Subscribers, Vince is a legit fitness influencer committed to offering fellow millennials fast, efficient, workouts that they can stick with that deliver visible results.  

1. Do a quick HIIT

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is all over social media featuring workouts that combine short bursts of intense moves done for a shorter amount of time, followed by a short rest. These bursts get the heart pounding fast and can boost cardio-respiratory health in less time.

When you do 8 burpees in 20 seconds, knee raises for 20 seconds, then a 20 second rest. Then you do jumping jacks for 20 seconds, push-ups for 20 seconds, rest for 20 seconds, and then repeat the circuit for 10 minutes, you will see how fast it goes and how your breathing becomes heavier as your cardiovascular system is being challenged.

Vince Sant explains that “Millennials want to see fast results. We are used to immediate gratification so when you feel your body firming up and notice clothes fitting differently within a few days, you’ll be more likely to stick with it.”

2. Create an at-home mini gym that won’t break the bank.

According to Vince, whose V Shred fitness program can be done in the gym or at home, you can get away with zero equipment but if you want to take it up a notch, there are a few must-haves.. 2 dumbbells (5, 10 and 20 pounds, for beginners), resistance bands and a work out mat. “You don’t need to get too fancy with contraptions and complicated machines shown on TV. You can get a lot accomplished with these basic things that aren’t expensive at all,” says Vince.  

3. No Equipment No Problem!

Check out this popular YouTube video of Vince demonstrating at-home moves using your own body resistance that can be done in under 5 minutes.

4. Create time by being body efficient.

HIIT exercises can be done within 5 minutes right in your home so time isn’t really an issue. You want to think in terms of seconds. Each move done for 25 seconds, adds up to a fast chunk of minutes. You become much more efficient and body confident as you see what you can accomplish within 90 seconds. “Imagine if all you did to get started the first week was a 20-second plank, followed by 5 push-ups, then a 30-second plank, then 30 seconds of jump squats daily before your shower. That’s less than 2 minutes and you can always increase each week,” encourages Vince.

5. Pay attention to your breathing.

Muscles need oxygen to operate at full capacity. You really want to inhale during the easier part of the move then exhale when more strength is required. “In the case of squats, you would inhale on the way down, exhale on the way up. It’s amazing how many people aren’t breathing correctly, then feel tired or even dizzy when working out. Don’t be afraid to breathe deeply. Your body needs the oxygen and the more it needs, the more work you’re getting done,” says Vince.

6. Bash through boredom by with fun, fast supersets.

Supersets call for doing multiple exercises back-to-back. “This not only helps the workout go by quicker, but it also bumps up the number of calories burned.

When doing full-body workouts, to maintain a high intensity and get the most out of pairing exercises back-to-back, alternate between upper and lower body movements. That way, one muscle group is always recovering while the other is working.

An example of a superset is 10 squat jumps followed by 20 seconds of tricep dips, 20 seconds of mountain climbers, then 15 bicep curls. You can do 4 reps of these supersets and feel that burn within 5 minutes.

7. None of it matters without the diet.

A lot of millennials use food as their motivation thinking they can eat whatever they want if they just work out. While it’s true that millennials have younger and faster metabolisms, they are also part of a generation exposed to high fructose corn syrup and supersized everything. “Eating well, along with daily workouts are what maintains your results, and you want to plan 10 years out. If you want to look and feel amazing well into your 40’s, then what you do at 25 and 30 will establish the lifestyle necessary for a long-term gain,” Vince says. He humorously adds, “Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition, you can’t out-run your fork.”

About V Shred: 

V Shred is the fastest growing fitness and nutrition brand in the world offering online training programs designed to put the fun back into fitness and nutrition. V Shred provides a results-driven enduring lifestyle change instead of a frustrating battle that is easy to give up on. With a support network comprised of trusted accredited advisors and virtual personal trainers, people meet their fitness, nutrition, and goals. 

The company, co-founded in 2015 by Nick Daniel, Roger Crandall, Kevin Pearn, and Vince Sant, sought out to create a healthy fitness movement specifically designed to deliver profound changes in your body with the minimal amount of workout time. V Shred has created some of the world’s most popular fitness and nutrition programs such as Fat Loss Extreme for men and women, Toned in 90 Days for women and Ripped in 90 Days for men. 

The diet that accompanies the workouts in these comprehensive fitness programs, offers plenty of healthy food options and recipes. V Shred’s supportive coaches encourage “portion empowerment” which inspires people to eat and enjoy food knowing it’s the fuel they need to achieve the results they seek. 

V Shred is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information visit http://www.vshred.com.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Announces New Director of Development:  Amy Borman Somek

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, part of Florida International University, announces that Amy Borman Somek has been appointed as the museum’s new Director of Development. Prior to joining the museum, Somek was the Director of Development at the Greater Miami Hebrew Academy, the oldest Jewish day school in the state of Florida (founded in 1947).

Her career includes experience in designing comprehensive development programs, annual campaign plans and strategies, corporate sponsorships, cultivation of prospective donors, and directing fundraising programs and events. She has a broad knowledge of the Jewish Communities, and the business and philanthropic arena.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is located in the heart of Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District. The museum serves as a major cultural attraction and source of information for a wide audience of residents, tourists, students and scholars of all ages and backgrounds from throughout the state, nation, and the world. Located in a former synagogue that housed Miami Beach’s first Jewish congregation, the museum’s restored buildings are both on the National Register of Historic Places.

Amy Borman Somek, the New Director of Development at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Amy Borman Somek, the New Director of Development at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

“Our museum has been going through a major transformation over the last few years, and we are thrilled that Amy is part of our team during this important time in our evolution,” said Susan Gladstone, the Executive Director of the museum. “Amy’s experience in leading fundraising strategies, her strong local connections and her national expertise will be pivotal in the continued growth and success of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.”

Amy Borman Somek was born and raised near Detroit Michigan, in the suburb of Birmingham where her family was instrumental to the growth of the city’s Jewish community. She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, and earned her Masters degree at Florida International University.

Her new duties at the museum will include directing the new annual capital plan, fundraising strategies, major gifts, and cultivating the museum’s donor base – all in alignment with the museum’s new vision which has been recognized in the national press as creating groundbreaking new programming that propels the role of museums for the 21st century.

“I am honored to join the team at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU during this exciting time in the museum’s history,” said Amy Borman Somek. “I am eager to reignite the curiosity of the museum’s already strong core, and to expand even further into new audiences for this vital cultural institution.”

5 Ways to Avoid an Energy Crash

If you start each day motivated but find your energy tends to fade throughout the day, a few simple and easy-to-implement changes to your routine could make all the difference. Minor adjustments to your eating habits, exercise routine and mental attitude can help boost energy levels so you can power through the day feeling fully charged.

Tune in. Take the silence out of a dull morning with some of your favorite music to help ensure you’re starting the day on a positive note. Turn on the radio while you’re showering, plug in headphones while preparing breakfast or set a “wake up and get ready” playlist on shuffle during your commute.

Start with breakfast. It’s fairly common to skip breakfast if you’re in a rush to get out the door, but those few minutes you save in the morning can end up costing you as the day wears on. That’s because breakfast quite literally breaks your overnight fast and sends signals to your body that it’s time to kick back into gear for the day. With a convenient option like the Nescafé Coffee Protein Smoothie, you can hack your morning routine so that you can get more out of your day. Made with real 100 percent Colombian Arabica coffee, oats and almond butter, this ready-to-drink smoothie contains 15 grams of plant-based protein and as much caffeine as one cup of coffee to help you prepare for the day ahead.

Get creative. If you typically spend your mornings focused on routine tasks, give your brain some creative freedom. Carving out time during the day for an activity you enjoy, such as sketching or coloring, watching inspirational videos, meditating or even brainstorming outside-the-box ideas for a fictional client, can help increase productivity when you turn your focus back to the task at hand.

Shake up your afternoon pick-me-up. Mornings can go by in the blink of an eye, but afternoons sometimes seem to drag. A little boost may be all you need to keep going. Reward your hard work with an option like a Nescafé Cold Whipped Latte and enjoy a perfectly indulgent afternoon treat. Give it a quick shake and the chilled blend of coffee, creamy milk and coffee or French vanilla flavors create layers of barista-inspired froth and foam to deliver a coffee-shop experience right at your desk.

Prep for the next day. If you’re apt to take your work home with you, consider jotting down any end-of-day work thoughts and tasks for the following day before you leave for the night. Keeping a physical to-do list or journal can provide a starting point for the next morning. This can help prevent forgetfulness, reduce stress and potentially aid in getting a better night’s sleep because your brain isn’t buzzing from trying to keep a mental checklist.

Find more inspiration to energize your morning and shake up the afternoon at Nescafe.com/us. (Family Features)

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The Tipsy Alchemist to Mix it Up on Rainey Street This Summer

SBBC Hospitium Partnering with David Nguyen to Open Popular Concept with an Austin Spin at 70 Rainey 

SBBC Hospitium and Austin-based Operating Partner David Nguyen are excited to announce plans to open a new location of The Tipsy Alchemist on Rainey Street this summer. Located on the second level of 70 Rainey, the elevated cocktail bar will offer Austinites the same popular cocktail menu from the Dallas location in addition to a more casual patio setting with an outdoor stage for local music acts and an extended menu complete with local craft beer and a selection of shareable cocktails.

 “When we decided to open The Tipsy Alchemist in Dallas, our mindset was to break the rules, have our own style, and elevate people’s nightlife experience,” says Dallas Managing Partner Stephen Underhill Jr. “After two years of support and thinking outside the box, we are finally ready to grow, and I can’t think of a better city to open our second location of The Tipsy Alchemist than Austin.” 

The Bramble

The Bramble

With unmatched attention to detail, The Tipsy Alchemist creates cocktails with a touch of science, art, and technique. The cocktail menu features a diverse list of libations, including The Edison, made with rum that is blended with nitrogen-frozen mint and lime and then served in a light bulb on ice, and The Mad Hatter, which is created with vodka, vermouth, lemon, cucumber, and watermelon and then placed into a pneumatic tube transport system—similar to the tubes you deposit checks through at the bank—which encircles the bar so the cocktail is mixed via transport and then served at the other end of the bar.

The Edison

The Edison

Designed by Coeval Space Design and Concepts, The Tipsy Alchemist will bring a fun and energetic atmosphere to the Rainey Street bar scene with lounge seating spread throughout the 2,269 square-foot interior and 3,271 square-foot patio. Seating will be comprised of high-tops and modular furniture that is easily moved around to accommodate any type of private event.

Paper Plane

Paper Plane

The Tipsy Alchemist will be located at 70 Rainey, Suite 200. For more information on The Tipsy Alchemist, please visitwww.thetipsyalchemist.com.

ABOUT THE TIPSY ALCHEMIST

The Tipsy Alchemist is an elevated bar and lounge featuring well-crafted cocktails with a touch of science, art, and technique. With an existing location in Dallas, The Tipsy Alchemist is opening their second location in Austin in summer 2019. Soon to be located on the second level of 70 Rainey, the Austin location will offer a similar cocktail program, an extended menu complete with local craft beers and a selection of shareable cocktails, and casual patio seating with an outdoor stage. For more information on Tipsy Alchemist, please visit www.thetipsyalchemist.com.

Broadway in Austin Presented by Texas Performing Arts

BROADWAY IN AUSTIN PRESENTED BY TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES SIX-TIME TONY AWARD® WINNER DEAR EVAN HANSEN AND DISNEY’S ALADDIN TO ANCHOR THE 2019-20 SEASON WITH ANTICIPATED AWARD-WINNERS AND AUSTIN PREMIERES  

Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts

Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts 2019-20 Season Lineup is headlined by the six-time Tony Award® pop culture phenomenon DEAR EVAN HANSEN; a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, Disney’s ALADDIN and a new mesmerizing production launches in Austin JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Rounding out the incredible Season: HELLO, DOLLY!, COME FROM AWAY and A BRONX TALE.  Make it a 7-show package with LES MISÉRABLES.

LES MISÉRABLES: September 10-15, 2019: (ADD ON)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: October 8-13, 2019

DEAR EVAN HANSEN: December 10-15, 2019

HELLO, DOLLY!: January 21-26, 2020

COME FROM AWAY: February 18-23, 2020

DISNEY’S ALADDIN: March 11-22, 2020

A BRONX TALE:  May 5-10, 2020

Bass Concert Hall | 2350 Robert Dedman Drive | Austin, TX

Subscribers can renew their Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts 2019-20 Season subscription at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12; starting at $224 for six shows and $249 for seven shows.  Subscribers may add the return of LES MISÉRABLES to make it a 7-show package. For more information, patrons can visit BroadwayInAustin.com or call Broadway in Austin at 800-731-SHOW (7469), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for current Season Subscribers to renew their seats is March 12. Groups of 10 or more are also available by calling 877-275-3804 or via email at Austin.Groups@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. Individual show ticket sales will be announced at a later date. 

Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts is thrilled to announce it’s 2019-20 Season; the ONLYnational touring Broadway series in Austin.  “We’re amid an amazing 2018-19 season, and Broadway in Austin has done it again – blending a season of favorite gems with new powerful, moving and just plain fun shows sure to become favorites.  I can’t wait!” states Rachel Durkin-Drga, Texas Performing Arts Senior Associate Director.

Season Subscribers enjoy the best seats in the house for Broadway hits all season long, plus the option to purchase tickets before the general public. Subscribers also receive great benefits including ticket exchange and replacement services, the opportunity to request a seating upgrade for the season ahead, and much more. The renewal deadline for current subscribers is March 12. 

Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts 2019-20 Season features seven incredible productions from September 2019 to May 2020 at Bass Concert Hall.  The six and seven-show packages include:

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

October 8-13, 2019 

“AN ADRENALINE-PUMPING PRODUCTION.”

The New York Times 

“ A GORGEOUS, THRILLING, HEAVENLY MUSICAL”

The Guardian

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America and launches in Austin. With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice,JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. 

 

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

WINNER OF SIX 2017 TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL AND THE 2018 GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

December 10-15, 2019 

“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.”

The Washington Post 

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre

history.” The New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” And NBC Nightly News declares the musical “an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

DEAR EVAN HANSEN features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). 

 

HELLO DOLLY!

January 21-26, 2020 

“IT IS, IN A WORD, PERFECTION”

TIME OUT ADAM FELDMAN 

Winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, HELLO, DOLLY! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” and the Los Angeles Times says “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.”  Director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). After breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous raves on Broadway, this HELLO, DOLLY! is now touring America, paying tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!” 

 

COME FROM AWAY

February 18-23, 2020 

“IT TAKES YOU TO PLACES YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!”

Newsweek

This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. 

 

DISNEY’S ALADDIN

March 11-22, 2020 

“EXACTLY WHAT YOU WISH FOR!”

NBC-TV 

From the producer of THE LION KING comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.  It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast),Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). 

 

A BRONX TALE

May 5-10, 2020

“JERSEY BOYS MEETS WEST SIDE STORY.”

amNewYork

Academy Award® nominee Chazz Palminteri’s teamed up with Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro and Tony® winner Jerry Zaks to create A BRONX TALE, based on Chazz Palminteri’s true life story. This streetwise musical has The New York Times hailing it as “A Critics’ Pick! The kind of tale that makes you laugh and cry.”

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LES MISÉRABLES

September 10-15, 2019 

“LES MIZ IS BORN AGAIN!”

NY1

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from its acclaimed Broadway return. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. 

CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS CAN RENEW NOW! 

2019-20 Season packages are only available to current, renewing subscribers.  New patrons are encouraged to sign up for the official waiting list at BroadwayinAustin.com and will be notified once new subscriptions become available. 

The six or seven show Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts 2019-20 Season subscription packages go on sale beginning 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12; prices start as low as $224.  Season Subscribers may add the return of LES MISÉRABLESas a seventh show to complete their package for as little as $249.

For more information patrons can visit BroadwayInAustin.com or call Broadway in Austin at 800-731-SHOW (7469), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline for current Season Subscribers to renew their seats is March 12. Groups of 10 or more are also available by calling 877-275-3804or via email at Austin.Groups@BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. Individual show ticket sales will be announced at a later date. 

TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS is situated on the main campus of one of the largest and most prestigious research universities in the country.  Texas Performing Arts serves The University of Texas at Austin campus and the Austin community at large through a diverse season of world-class fine arts performances, educational activities, and collaborative partnerships.  Texas Performing Arts presents an international season of music, theatre, dance, and conversation in our multiple venues, as well as the best in touring Broadway productions and concert attractions. As a university-based arts center it is also committed to serving the academic mission of the College of Fine Arts by supporting the work of our students, faculty and staff on our stages, classrooms, studios and production shops; and in the educational outreach programs it provides for the Austin community.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office.  Led by 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.

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