Garden Party Tickets on Sale Now! 

Join the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum for the 21st annual event on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

The UMLAUF will host its beloved Garden Party with a brand new twist. Amidst the fine wine and decadent bites that we know and love, the UMLAUF has invited performers from all over our city to orchestrate performances throughout the Garden.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6-7 PM    VIP Hour

with special performance by Mela Sarajane Dailey and friends

7-9:30 PM    General Admission 

Tickets

Members receive additional 15% off tickets with discount code. Check your email for access to the discount code!

General Admission    $175

Includes bites from local restaurants and fine wine from 7-9:30pm, 

and performances from local performing arts groups throughout the evening.

VIP   $275

Includes all general admission benefits plus valet parking,

early access to the event at 6pm for a VIP-only hour,
exclusive performance from Mela Sarajane Dailey and friends during VIP hour,
and access to the VIP lounge with cocktail bar and bites from Hudson’s Hill Country throughout the evening.

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.

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.

Say Hello to 2019 at Carpenter’s Hall

Join the fine folks at Carpenters Hall for a New Year’s Celebration as they say good riddance to 2018 and hello to 2019!

To celebrate, Chef Grae Nonas and team have prepared a festive 5-course menu that pays homage to classic hotel dishes (think Beef Wellington and Baked Alaska).

Of course, there will be a few sparkling surprises along the way, including a midnight toast. An optional wine pairing will feature Grower Champagne and special magnums.

Let’s eat, drink, and be merry!

You can book your reservation and see the full five course menu here.

Hill Country Galleria June Listings

Hill Country Galleria

12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Bee Cave, TX 78738

www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Hours:

Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET GRAND OPENING

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting June 17

*Note: Hill Country Galleria will open at 12 p.m. on Sundays, with some restaurants and services opening earlier

Hill Country Galleria is excited to announce that it will be the new home to the Lone Star Farmers Market. The Galleria will be hosting the inaugural farmers market on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Central Plaza’s grassy lawn. The event will host the same great vendors as before and also offer face painting and other kids’ activities along with live music. The inaugural farmers market at Hill Country Galleria will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce at 12:30 p.m. More information can be found at www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

Saturday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria is hosting their signature Saturday Night Concert Series the first two Saturdays in June, with music starting at 7 p.m. in the Central Plaza. Sit back, relax and enjoy this free event with family and friends. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show and arrive early to shop and dine at Hill Country Galleria retailers and even get their meal delivered straight to the Central Plaza. Swag bags filled with fun items and discounts will be available throughout the event, as well as face painting under the Central Plaza Pavilion. Sun Radio 100.1FM will be on-site to emcee the event to introduce guests to the band.

June 9 — The Texas Tycoons

Texas Tycoons are an all-star band of the most in-demand Texas musicians performing a wide variety of Lone Star classics. Whether it’s rock and roll, country, top 40, or blues Texas musicians have made a giant musical impact over the last 50 years. To celebrate their great musical heritage, the Texas Tycoons have built a repertoire as vast and varied as the great state.

CAMP GLADIATOR FREE BOOTCAMP WORKOUT

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Camp Gladiator will be hosting a free bootcamp workout at Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. It’s recommended to bring water, a towel and a mat, and guests are encouraged to RSVP. This event is valid for anyone over the age of 14. For any questions, contact shelbybowden@campgladiator.com.

JUNE WINE WALK

Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria is hosting its monthly Wine Walk on Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can shop the eclectic mix of retailers in the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. Guests will start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map that is both a guide to the walk and a ticket for each wine walk stop. The walk’s last stop will be a restaurant so wine-walkers can sit down and end the night with dinner. The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with Hill Country Galleria offers. This event free and open to the public and guests are welcome to bring friends, family, groups, or a date for a fun way to spend a Thursday evening.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 26, Hill Country Galleria is hosting Ladies Night Out, an evening of beauty, shopping, happy hours, and more. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. at LURE by Y&F, where attendees can get a stroll map of all the special offers available. The first 50 ladies who check in at LURE by Y&F will receive a complimentary Hill Country Galleria VIP swag bag that includes makeup and beauty products from Dillard’s, earrings from Adorn Boutique, workout passes, and more! Attendees will receive a complimentary Cutwater Spirits canned cocktail (while supplies last), and additional retail and restaurant offers are listed below, with more to be announced:

  • LURE by Y&F – BOGO 50% off

  • RIDE Indoor Cycling – 15% off all merchandise (excluding classes & shoes) + studio tours

  • Plenty Boutique – 25% off one item or buy 2 get 3rd free

  • Cinemark – $5 movies (happening every Tuesday!)

  • Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza – 2 for 1 pizzas

  • fab’rik – 20% off one item of your choice

  • Buenos Aires Café – Happy hour prices until 6 p.m. Half-price churrasco (New York Steak), half-off wine bottles priced $50 and under, $5 cocktails, and $3 off glasses of wine

  • barre3 – free class at 6:30 PM

  • Café Blue – Happy hour extended to 9 p.m.

  • Blo Blow Dry Bar – $10 off blow-outs during Ladies Night Out with a complimentary lip application and 10% off products

  • Zoltan David – Complimentary champagne and chocolates while you shop plus a chance to win a personal jewelry cleaner

KINDNESSPALOOZA – LIVE MUSIC & FAMILY FUN DAY!

Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

KINDNESSPALOOZA, a free family-friendly event, will be held in the Central Plaza by the splash pad on Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Mrs band, an all-female pop rock band with a positive message, will be headlining the event. In addition to live music and performances, there will also be an Art of Kindness photo booth, Magic Mirror, an appearance from the Enoughie Buddy mascot and other family friendly activities, including the splash pad. KINDNESSPALOOZA supports The Kindness Campaign, a non-profit foundation which supports anti-bullying curriculum in schools.

FATHER’S DAY CONCERT WITH THE VINTAGE 15

Sunday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Vintage 15 will be performing on Father’s Day, June 17 at the Central Plaza Pavilion at 4 p.m. The Vintage 15 is a powerhouse ensemble of young talent from across the country adding a brilliant energy to the jazz scene in Austin, TX. Combined with a meticulously crafted music library covering everything from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick, Jr; Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Bublé, the Vintage 15 soars over the competition with a swagger unlike any other big band out there.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT COLOR ME MINE

Date Nights at Color Me Mine

Friday, June 8

Color Me Mine will host a date night on Friday, June 8. Couples pay a single, $10 studio fee which means $10 off your bill. No reservations required, couples may just walk in.

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine

Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Color Me Mine will host a Kids Night Out on Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids can have fun making friends, playing games, painting and eating pizza. This is a special time for kids to relax and do their own thing in this fun atmosphere.

Dad & Me Paint Night at Color Me Mine

Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This is a special evening set aside just for dads and their sons and daughters. Guests can enjoy some fun, complimentary sweet treats while they paint whatever they’d like. This is a very popular event and is expected to sell out quickly. Seatings are available at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Seatings can be booked online or call 512-535-0005.

Donuts with Dad at Color Me Mine

Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Guests can come in and enjoy a donut with dad for Father’s Day while painting anything they like. Dads paint for free!

PAIYH DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER CAMPS

Moana’s Beach Party

Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8

PAIYH Dance Studio is hosting Moana’s Beach Party, where campers will spend the week dancing to the Moana soundtrack and making beach themed art projects. There will be a performance for parents at the end of the week. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

Disney Dreamers

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15

PAIYH Dance Studio will be hosting Disney Dreamers Camp, where campers will prep for a performance at the end of the week by learning choreography to some of the greatest Disney hits. Campers will design and decorate the props for the show. Kids are encouraged to dress their Disney character best each day. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

Frozen

Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22

PAIYH Dance Studio will be hosting a Frozen-themed dance camp, where campers can celebrate all of their favorite Frozen character like Olaf, Elsa and Anna through dance, art and music. Campers will learn a dance and perform for parents on Friday. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

PAIYH DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER INTENSIVES

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

PAIYH’s Summer 2018 Dance Intensives will offer a technically challenging and professional training program, designed for serious dancers ages 7-18 who seek individualized instruction. Each one-week intensive will be a unique experience in many genres of dance. Emphasis will be on contemporary styles of ballet, tap, modern, technical jazz, and hip hop. Intensives will provide a non-competitive, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere for intermediate through advanced level dancers. Intensives will feature PAIYH Dance Studios instructors and special guest choreographers, culminating in a performance at the end of the week. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

LUNCH & LEARN WITH FREEDOM SOLAR POWER

Wednesday, June 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Freedom Solar Power is hosting lunch and learn sessions the first Wednesday and second Saturday of every month, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can hear the latest industry news, learn about typical system costs, and what to consider before going solar. Guests should email aria@freedomsolarpower.com to RSVP, or with any questions.

Austin Influential Group Proudly Presents The Opulence Ball: Kavïat 24

Austin Influential Group proudly presents The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! (www.austinpetsalive.org), happening on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00pm – 1am at The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX.

From the grandiose and over-the-top phantasmagoria of the Baroque and Rococo to the immersive, hyper-saturated and vibrating glamour of disco, housed in the ever-influential and conscious-altering philosophy “be what you want to be” of Ball Culture, we bring to you our biggest creation to date; KAVÏAT 24! In benefit of Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Influential Group invites you to bear witness and forever scream your piece to not just dream it, but BE IT, at our 6th annual Opulence Ball! Come dressed to impress, transgress and express your wildest dreams of elegance and extravaganza and be seen in the styles of Baroque France, decadent Italian masquerade, Rococo brilliance, the hottest, slickest, and smoothest threads of disco or arrive in a married combination of them all!  The sky’s the limit! Can you dig it, madame and monsieurs?  At the heart of the chateau, we’ll present our largest and most grand parade of spectacle, flare, drama and theatre featuring a carefully selected showcase of Austin’s finest movers and shakers of Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque and one very special import of sensational proportions. This Valentine’s season, it may be larger than life . . . but it’s just the right size!

Event:  The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  9pm – 1am

Location:  The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1137579276386291/

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJS44sTY9zU&feature=youtu.be

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-opulence-ball-kaviat-24-tickets-39899690047

COVER 3 Offering NYE & New Year’s Day Specials

To help Central Texans kick off 2018 on the right foot after those late-night New Year’s Eve celebrations, all Cover 3 locations in Austin and San Antonio will offer brunch on Monday, January 1 – an offering normally reserved for only Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The full brunch menu will be available that morning from opening at 11am to 3pm, including the popular U-Mix-It Bubbles and Bloody Mary Bar. The traditional lunch and dinner menus will also be available throughout that Monday until close at 10pm as COVER 3 will be screening each of the NCAA 2018 College Football Playoff games that afternoon and night (includes Georgia vs Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl at 4pm & Alabama vs Clemson in the Sugar Bowl at 7:45pm CT). COVER 3′s brunch was recently named “Best Brunch” in Austin and San Antonio this year by Austin Monthly Magazine and San Antonio Current respectively, so this is a great opportunity to kick off the new year with some of the best local bites around!

Additionally, on NYE the preceding day, all COVER 3 locations will be offering various specials for champagne drinks, although details on specific promotions will be revealed online in the days leading up to the holiday. On NYE day, all COVER 3 locations will have normal business hours with traditional brunch/lunch/dinner menu offerings – 11am to 10pm.

Sonesta Bee Cave Features Holiday Hours, Menu, Special Offers and New Year’s Eve Celebration

Looking to escape family or treat yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing getaway in the Hill Country this holiday season? 

Sonesta Bee Cave is featuring the ultimate gift this holiday season, 25 percent off when you book four nights or more. Sonesta’s restaurant and lounge, Meridian 98, is featuring a new winter menu and holiday cocktails perfect for warming up on these chilly days and nights.

 

Pork Belly and Tomato Sliders

Pork Belly and Tomato Sliders

Some of the  rich, robust flavors with a sophisticated Texas twist, including Pork Belly SlidersBacon Mac HushpuppiesRisotto Ballz, and Mini Texas Chili Dogs. Chef Newman’s menu retains such perennial favorites as Fire-Roasted SalsaBacon-Wrapped Gulf ShrimpCrispy WingsBarbacoa Street Tacos and Beef Stuffed Empanadas. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options, and 90 percent of the menu is Texas-sourced from local farms and ranches. The menu is paired with an extensive selection of cocktails made with Texas liquors – including a draft margarita made with locally sourced honey – an all-Texas lineup of micro-brew beers and Texas wines.

In addition to being open Christmas Eve and day and New Years eve and day, Meridian 98 is hosting a New Year’s Eve party including a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, champagne toast and a spectacular view of the Hill Country Galleria firework extravaganza. 

Waller Creek Conservancy Announces Creek Show 2017 Programming and Artists

Six Austin-Based Design Teams Light Up the Night November 10-18

Waller Creek Conservancy announces the return of Creek Show taking place November 10-18, 2017 from 6pm-10pm. Free and open to the public, explore six luminescent, site-specific art installations along Waller Creek between 5th and 8th Streets, all created by local talent.

Celebrate Austin Art Month Friday, November 10, with the public opening of the show including a live DJ on the creek. Participate in hands-on, family-friendly activities every night at the Sabine Tree Deck between 6pm and 8pm. The

Photography courtesy of © David Brendan Hall, www.davidhallphotog.com.

Photography courtesy of © David Brendan Hall, www.davidhallphotog.com.

Thinkery will be on-site Fridays and Saturdays. Visit the Creek Show Lounge (700 E. 6th St.) for an immersive Waller Creek experience including interactive entertainment, Creek Show photo booth, Waterloo Park model, and more. Don’t forget to pick up your Creek Show wristband for food and drink specials from participating businesses in the Red River Cultural District.

Tuesday, November 14, meet the design teams at the Creek Show Artist Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Palm Door on Sabine, moderated by arts critic Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin.  The event is free but RSVP is required!

Thursday, November 16, 6pm-9pm, join Generation Waller for Monster Bash from 6pm-9pm at The Gatsby. There will be a silent auction to support WCC and a raffle with lots of great prizes!

Saturday, November 18, 3:30pm-5:30pm, bike around town with an art-centric tour that starts at Laguna Gloria, passes by the Waller Delta and wraps up at Creek Show.

Saturday, November 18, 6pm-9pm, don’t miss the 2017 Closing Party at Cheer Up Charlies featuring Rattletree!

For more details and links to all of these exciting programs, visit creekshow.com or the Creek Show 2017 Facebook event.

Gather friends and family to explore Waller Creek as it’s never been seen before.

CREEK SHOW 2017 INSTALLATIONS AND DESIGN TEAMS: “No Lifeguard on Duty” by Asakura Robinson, “Night Garden” by dwg., “Blind Spot” by Two+ Collaborative, “fotan FABLE” by HA Architecture, “Ephemeral Suspension” by PATHOS + TouchTo“Submerge” by Davey McEathron Architecture + Studio Lumina + Drophouse.

Follow Waller Creek Conservancy on Facebook or Instagram: @WallerCreekConservancy; Twitter @austinWCC #CreekShow

ABOUT WALLER CREEK CONSERVANCY:

Waller Creek Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to create and maintain a chain of extraordinary urban parks around a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all. The Conservancy renews the natural environment, promotes play, health and wellness, economic vitality, and mobility, and engages the community through outreach, education, cultural events, and the arts. For more information, visit wallercreek.org.

Husband & Wife Duo Are Fixing Up Columbus, Ohio Communities One House at a Time

​​Upward Home Solutions, a husband and wife-owned real estate company within the greater Columbus, Ohio area, is providing a way for homeowners to get cash fast on a property they can’t afford to maintain any longer.

Born from a passion for rehabilitating older homes that are often neglected and ignored as they degrade and deteriorate the Upward Home Solutions team harnesses their unique talents to take the homes and make them lucrative again, thereby improving the local community and surrounding home values.

“It’s all-too-common a house is left vacant for one reason or another – or the homeowner just can’t afford the maintenance it requires,” said Tim Dye, Co-Founder and Owner of Upward Home Solutions. “We understand how much time and money goes into the proper upkeep of a home, which is why we’re passionate about offering a sustainable exit for homeowners who don’t want the responsibility anymore.”

Tim and Katie Dye have been involved in the Central Ohio Real Estate industry for over a decade.  The couple’s previous claim to fame was being featured on Lifetime’s One Born Every Minute, but what they are most famous for now in Columbus is their unique ability to see the value in distressed properties and improve them.

​The Dyes have made it as easy as possible for homeowners to sell their home fast in exchange for cash. On the Upward website, visitors need to simply fill out an online form that enables the Dyes to get in touch with the official homeowners. Once contact is made, a tour is scheduled so the duo can get a better glimpse at what will need sprucing up. Once it’s assessed, they make the homeowners an offer. If the offer is accepted, the Dyes do all the footwork with the title company to buy the property.

“We’ve made the sales process as streamlined and convenient as possible for the stressed-out homeowners we work with,” said Katie Dye. “The most rewarding part of the whole experience has to be contributing to our beloved Columbus, Ohio community by bringing new life and value into the old homes. The neighbors love it, and we’re honored to be part of something that special.”

Clients who typically call Upward Home Solutions include people looking to sell their homes regardless of its condition, people who have an inherited a home they don’t want, people who no longer want to serve as a landlord, and people who can’t manage to keep up with home and home maintenance payments.

For more information, visit: http://cashforcolumbushouses.com/.