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Events in East Austin for April 2015
April Talk Green to Me: Sustainable Living Series

Austin Public Library

Join us this April for Talk Green to Me: Sustainable Living Series, geeky talks about:

community gardening | permaculture | organic gardening | composting | energy efficiency | sustainable community planning | chicken farming | earthworms | tiny houses | edible insects | aquifer protection | gray water recycling | urban wildlife habitats | green landscaping
6 WWE Monday Night RAW

April 6
6:30 pm

UT Erwin Center

The WWE flagship broadcast, Monday Night RAW, will return to the Frank Erwin Center on Monday, April 6, marking the 45th WWE event at the Erwin Center.

An open call for businesses and school districts to participate.

April 7
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road

The City of Austin’s Youth Council in partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area will host its second annual Career Fest and Exploration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 7 at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

The City of Austin is recruiting for local businesses and youth organizations to participate in the event that provides the opportunity for representatives to talk to students about career opportunities, summer employment/ internship possibilities and what steps students should take to prepare.

There is no fee for businesses to participate. The event will provide a table and chairs for a booth set-up.

The student-focused event is free and open to all area students as well as others in the community. Last year more than 50 businesses and organizations participated with more than 200 students attending.

Career Fest began as a recommendation from the Austin Youth Council, as an initiative to expand opportunities to explore various careers, as well as combat the rising teen unemployment rate.

The Austin Youth Council is a City of Austin program for area high school students to engage and learn more about local government. The program, in its third year, was an initiative of Mayor Lee Leffingwell.

For more information, visit or call (512) 530-3333.

April 9
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St.


The City of Austin will host its second Open Government Symposium April 9 featuring legal experts discussing open government issues including legislation, litigation, trends and the role of an ethics and compliance program in supporting government transparency.

Attending attorneys can receive Continuing Legal Education credit at no cost.

“The City of Austin’s commitment to open government reflects its commitment to transparency in every aspect of City service,” Assistant City Attorney Sabine Romero said. “This symposium is an opportunity to focus on these issues to better serve the public.”

Opening remarks will be provided by Austin Mayor Steve Adler. The agenda includes five panel discussions.

For more information contact Sabine Romero, Assistant City Attorney, at (512) 974-2518

9 Light of Hope

April 9, 2015
5 to 7 p.m.

Carver Branch Library 1161 Angelina Street


Family fun event to raise awareness of child abuse



Saturday, April 11/Sunday, April 12

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Govalle Park
5200 Bolm Road
Austin, TX 78721

Forklift Danceworks, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Forestry Division, and Fusebox Festival are pleased to announce the premiere of The Trees of Govalle, a one-of-a-kind performance featuring the Urban Forestry crews from Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department with two performances on Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12.

Held under a venerable pecan tree in Govalle Park, the performance will feature and pay homage to some of the city’s most hidden caretakers - the Urban Forestry employees. These individuals are the day-to-day caretakers of thousands of the city’s trees. Through this performance, Forklift Danceworks will bring to life the tireless work these often overlooked employees do for the Austin community.

14 5th Annual Career Expo

April 14

Noon - 5:00pm

Palmer Events Center

The event will bring in qualified applicants from entry level to highly skilled candidates in a variety of job fields. Employers can register on-line at or call (512) 974-3221.

The Career Expo is free to job seekers. No registration is required. The City’s Human Resources Department is coordinating the event.

More information about the Career Expo is available at or email

18 Spring Cleaning: Twists and Forward Bends with Karlie

April 18

2167 W Anderson Ln

Spring is a wonderful time to cleanse and create space for new opportunities. Explore the subtle yet powerful practice of cleansing twists and forward bends, making space in our minds and bodies for the new experiences that await!

This workshop will utilize these postures to assist students in making a deep connection to their inner selves, the source of yoga within. The workshop will utilize Anusara Yoga's universal principles of alignment, and there will be pranayama practice woven throughout. (At least six months of consistent practice are required and no serious injuries or illness.)


21 Breakthrough Austin's 10th Annual Champions Celebration

April 21, 2015

Fair Market


Join Breakthrough Austin for the 10th annual Champions Celebration, presented by Freescale. This fun evening under the stars will help change the lives of low-income students in our community.

Held at Fair Market, the best new event space in Austin, the Champions Celebration will feature live music, delicious bites and drinks, and inspiring stories from Breakthrough students who are achieving their dreams.

There is no charge to attend this event, and all gifts will support the students and programs of Breakthrough Austin.

About Breakthrough
Breakthrough builds a path through college for low-income students who will be the first in their families to earn a degree. In 2015, Breakthrough will serve close to 1,000 students, from 6th grade through college, throughout the Austin area, with rigorous summer, after school and Saturday programs, as well as personalized case management support. Breakthrough provides innovative, proven educational programs to children and their families, to break the cycle of poverty in their lives forever.


24 Pink! An Evening Benefitting Komen Austin

April 24, 2015
7:30 pm


Join us for our 4th annual gala, Pink! Influential Magazine deems the party, "Perfect every time!".

24 Friday Night Gong Concert

April 24

2501 S Capital of Texas Hwy


Experience the unique sounds of an array of gongs played in concert by expert Kundalini Yoga teachers. We will start with an introduction to the sounds of the different gongs and the transformational effects you may expect from each one. A yoga set will prepare you to enter a deep relaxation for a 45-minute journey into the sounds of several gongs playing.


25 St. Francis Gala in the Garden

Saturday, April 25th 2015

The Austin Country Club 4408 Long Champ Dr. Austin, TX 78746

Please join us for the annual Gala in the Garden, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the St. Francis School. This years event will feature live entertainment from Austin jazz musician Margaret Wright and 70s and 80s cover band Radio Star. VIP guests will enjoy a wine tasting with delicious food from chef David Garrido, made from fresh, local and organic produce from Tecolote Farm. All proceeds from the event will fund scholarships and tuition assistance, classroom resources, teacher training and technology for St. Francis, all of which are vital in ensuring students receive the highest-caliber education.

St. Francis is an independent school educating students of all academic levels learning differences, accelerated learning (gifted & talented) and average students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. While it is difficult to create an educational environment that is truly diverse, St. Francis has been doing just that for 30 years, successfully crafting an environment that is academically, economically, racially, ethnically and religiously diverse.

Events in East Austin for May 2015
3 International Dance Day 2015!

May 3, 2015
1:00pm to 5:00pm

501 W. 3rd St


While International Dance Day is celebrated across the world on April 29 every year, Ballet Austin will be celebrating world dance on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Join us as we celebrate International Dance Day by offering a variety of classes all afternoon from countries and cultures around the world!

Classes offered on National Dance Day at Ballet Austin will include: Afro-Brazilian, American Jazz, Ballet, Bollywood, Brazilian Samba, Hawaiian Dance, Hip Hop, Iranian Folk Dance, Philippine Itik Itik, Latin Salsa, and West African Dance & Drums.

Authentic and fun! Come learn something new and dance around the world with us on International Dance Day!

6 Visions of ASH Art Show and Sale

May 6, 2015
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane, Austin, Texas 78704

Benefiting the patients of Austin State Hospital. Featuring collaborative art created by patients and community artists.

14 Farm to Plate

May 14, 2015

Barr Mansion, 10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, Tx 78754

Celebrate the bounty of spring with SFC at our annual fundraiser on the lush grounds of historic Barr Mansion, our nations first certified organic special events venue, on May 14 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Delight your guests with food by over 25 leading Central Texas chefs dedicated to sourcing locally. Farm to Plate also features handmade cocktails, biodynamic wines and local microbrews.
This annual fundraising event raises critical funds for our programs, empowering families to feed themselves for a lifetime and to change the course of agriculture to support environmental, cultural and economic health.
Farm to Plate is the only fundraising event in the area that is exclusively focused on local food and beverages as well as key educational components about local, healthy, humanely raised, sustainably grown and affordable food for Central Texans. Farm to Plate introduces guests to Central Texas farm and ranch offerings and the benefits of buying locally-grown food which supports family farms.

16 The Blues Brothers & The Sacred Hearts

May 16th
8 pm

The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale end of March

From Saturday Night Live, to the top of the music charts, and now Dell Hall: the Long Center is thrilled to announce that The Blues Brothers will headline this years Long Center gala, Purple Party 7, presented by AT&T.

31 Jay Leno

May 31st
7 pm

The Long Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets starting at $49

Join former Tonight Show host and late-night personality Jay Leno when he brings the laughs to Dell Hall this summer! Jay Leno is headed to the Long Center May 31st for a one-night-only engagement that is sure to sell out!



Museum, Theater and Art Events in Austin

Feb 20 - March 15 JULIUS CAESAR

February 20 - March 15
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 5:30 pm.

The City Theatre

General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10. Group and student discounts.
William Shakespeare's timeless political thriller portrays the life and death struggle for power as honor, envy and patriotism collide. Caesar's political genius, military prowess and overwhelming appeal, make him the most powerful leader the Republic has ever known. But his growing ambitions threaten his rivals, and Caesars disregard to prophetic warnings leads to his tragic fall, setting in motion one of the most famous murder conspiracies in history. With the conflict of war and the loyalty of country, Shakespeare's masterpiece is a discourse on ambition and ideals, how the choices of great men can have grave consequences. The plays message is not soon forgotten.

2/19, 2/21, 2/26, 2/28 Chaddick Dance Theater presents "In The Company Of..."

Thursday, February 19 Saturday, February 21 at 8:00pm Thursday, February 26 Saturday, February 28 at 8:00pm

First Street Studio


Chaddick Dance Theater will present their winter concert showcase In The Company Of? for two weekends on February 19-21 and February 26-28, 2015 featuring eight dancers (four pairs) representing one couple moving through stages of a long-term relationship. From playful to passionate to combative, this modern dance performance investigates their emotions as they evolve and grow.

Apr 8 - May 10 All The Way by Robert Shankkan

April 8, 2015 to May 10, 2015
7:30 pm

Zach Theatre


ZACH Theatre is proud to announce the newest addition to its 2014-15 Season The 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Play ALL THE WAY. Based on Lyndon Baines Johnsons prolific first year as President, ALL THE WAY is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and features a cast of 20 actors depicting many of the 20th Century's most famous leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, Governor George Wallace, Senator Hubert Humphrey, Secretary of Defense Robert J. McNamara and President Johnson himself.

Schenkkans play brings to vivid life a crucial turning point in American history. ZACH Theatres production, directed by Dave Steakley, will be the premiere performance of this play in President Johnsons home state of Texas.


(512) 476-0541

Ongoing Events in East Austin, Announcements in East Austin
Sundays Milonga Tango for Pre-Intermediate

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

209 Pedernales Street

$15 general/$12 members
Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin is a non-profit organization striving to build a vibrant and diverse community in East Austin and beyond through performing arts and health. With an emphasis on Argentine and other Latin American traditions, we aim to foster personal wellness while promoting an appreciation for Latino cultures.

Visit us in our East Austin cozy space!

Mondays Austin Police Region 3 Commander's Forum

First Monday of the month
6:30pm - 8:30 pm
812 Springdale Rd

The forum will be held in the main conference room at the East substation.

Speak directly to your neighborhood Austin Police Commander. The agenda includes presentations from various Austin departments, Metro Tactical, and District Representative significant events.

Thank you for your support.

South Central 512.974.5902
Central East 512.974.8106



Baby Bloomers

Each Monday
9:00am - noon
Austin Children's Museum

$4 - $8 per parent/child couple


Discover the exhibits and play in a relaxed atmosphere with other families with children under three every Monday morning. The Museum is open exclusively for this age group and caters to them with Storytime at 9:30 am and Sing-a-long 10:30 am. Price includes Museum admission.

Mondays Tiny Tots Class

June 16 - August 18, 2014

Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary

Members $5
Mondays at Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary for 2-4 year olds with parent or guardian. Bring your toddler to the Zoo every Monday for an exciting hour long program from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Each program will include a tour, and a fun and educational animal lesson. For additional information visit our website at

Mondays and Wednesday

Making Animal Enrichment

Picnic Grove



We will be making toys for the animals. Free with Zoo admission

Every Monday and Wednesday


Mondays & Wednesdays

Early Learning Readiness Program

Begins September 2013

South Austin:Uphaus Early Childhood Center - Mondays & Wednesdays

North Austin: Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten School - Mondays & Wednesdays


The YMCAs Early Learning Readiness Program provides a stimulating environment for children 2-4yrs to play and learn, developing the physical, verbal, and social skills theyll need to start school ready to succeed.

Call to register today 512-236-9622
Also available in Spanish
Monday & Wednesdays
Uphaus Early Childhood Center & Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten School



New Childrens Storytime Schedule!

August 6, 2013
10:00 am- 10:30 am

French Legation Museum


We are excited to introduce a completely new Childrens Storytime. Join us on the front porch of the historic house for storytime!

1st Tuesday of every month

10:00- 10:30am

All ages are welcome.

Feel free to bring snacks, blankets, and your imagination!

If you have an ideas concerning our story time, or how we can make it better please contact Jenny Phillips, Programs Coordinator.




First Tuesday of the Month



Finding answers to questions about the law or legal situations can be difficult, but on every first Tuesday of every month, obtaining good, simple legal advice will be easy--just call 472-8303 for LegalLine, the free legal advice hotline between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas, LegalLine is staffed by attorney volunteers who answer legal questions and give brief legal advice. Questions concerning many areas of the law--including divorce, consumer issues, landlord tenant, wills, consumer issues--can be answered by calling LegalLine at 472-8303. All calls are confidential and anonymous. Bilingual (English/Spanish) attorneys are available.

LegalLine is a free community service project available every first Tuesday of the month. Attorneys will be answering calls from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The number to call is (512) 472-8303.



Children's Story Time

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
10:00 a.m.

French Legation Museum


Our bi-monthly Story Time program takes place on the front porch of the historic house.

Stories begin at 10:00 am on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Its a good idea to bring blankets or chairs for comfort. Snacks are a welcome addition.

See you on Tuesday.

(512) 472-8180



SFC Farmers' Market East


MLK Blvd and Miriam Ave

Come east during mid-week, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a small community farmers market. We're serious about the veggies and fruits here, as well as a variety of other farm products, and some quick food and drinks to pick up. We also host educational & entertaining workshops on a regular basis.


Tuesdays Brain, Body and Balance Fitness Class

Every Tuesday starting 2/24
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Parsons House Austin at 1130 Camino La Costa in Austin, 3rd Floor Activity Room

Parsons House Austin will host a Brain, Body and Balance Fitness Class for seniors on Tuesdays from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Taught by Dr. Rozena McCabe, owner of Fitness for Brain, Body, & Balance, LLC, a wellness education company for successful aging, the class will focus on brain games and other activities to help strengthen memory, brain function, balance and well-being.
A special introductory session will take place on Wednesday, February 18th at 10 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Activity Room at Parsons House Austin.

(512) 454-0524

Tuesdays and Thursdays


Every Tuesday and Thursday
11:15a.m. & 1:15p.m.



Storytime for all ages. Free with regular Zoo admission

Peacock Barn next to Discovery Center

Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays and Sundays HISTORIC WALKING TOURS IN AUSTIN

9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday
The South entrance of the Capitol building serves as the departure point for two free guided-walking tours of downtown that help history buffs explore Austin's past.

The 10-block Congress Avenue and nine-block Sixth Street (Pecan Street) National Register Districts interweave modern skyscrapers with 19th century buildings such as the Old Bakery (1876), Millett Opera House (1878), Driskill Hotel (1886), Walter Tips Building (1876) and Robinson-Rosner Building (1856). Historic structures such as St. Mary's Cathedral (1874) and St. David's Church (1854) reflect Old World architecture. The Historic Congress Avenue & Sixth Street tour times are 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday and require a reservation 48 hours in advance.

Austin Walking Tour Information


Community Nights at ACM

Each Wednesday
5:00 - 8:00pm
Austin Children's Museum



The doors are opened to Austin Children's Museum every Wednesday night. Come out and enjoy our exhibits and variety of hands-on activities for only a small donation at the door.

Wednesdays Spanish for Beginners

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

209 Pedernales Street

$15 general/$12 members
Weekly Spanish classes at Esquina Tango Cultural Society are ongoing. Drop-ins welcome!

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin is a non-profit organization striving to build a vibrant and diverse community in East Austin and beyond through performing arts and health. With an emphasis on Argentine and other Latin American traditions, we aim to foster personal wellness while promoting an appreciation for Latino cultures.

Visit us in our East Austin cozy space!

Third Thursdays

The Blanton’s Third Thursday

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursdays are free

Blanton Museum of Art


Join us for our free evening of art and activities. Enjoy an extended happy hour in The Blanton Cafe featuring a glass of wine and a slice of gourmet pizza for $5.

6:30PM Yoga in the Galleries*

7PM Blanton Book Club: Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson in conjunction with American Scenery and Go West!

7:30PM Two Offerings for Spring Break! Public Tour: American Scenery or Go West!

*Attendance at yoga is limited to 28 people. Passes are given on a first come, first served basis at the Visitor Services Desk starting at 5:30PM.

Media sponsor: Univision

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Brazos and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and MLK. Parking is $3, bring your ticket with you to the museum.


Monthly - Second Thursday of the Month

Grief and Loss Support Group

6pm - 7pm
Greater Mount Zion Church - 1809 Pennsylvania Ave * Austin, TX 78702


Grief hurts - but you don't have to face it alone. Come and join our caring community of those who can relate to the painful experience of losing a cherished loved one. Through unity, compassion, and support, we are able to help one another. Our support groups (and all of our services) are completely free of charge. We're here to help.

(512) 467-2600
First and Third Thursdays

Young Ambassadors' Storytime Club

First and Third Thursdays

French Legation Museum



The Young Ambassador's Club, our new children's storytime and activity club, will meet every first and third Thursday from 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Carriage House and in pretty weather on the Grounds. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks, and all we ask of the children is that they bring their imaginations and excitement. This is a donation based program that is free and open to the public. If you would like to support the Young Ambassador's Club, donations can be made at the FLM Offices at 802 San Marcos Street, Austin, TX 78702.




Thursday Night Bike  Events



The Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club meets on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at Metz Park and Recreation Center, at the tennis court next to the covered basketball court behind the rec center. We typically meet between 5 and 6, but please check our facebook page for more up to date info on times!



Thursdays Free Funding for Nonprofits Workshop

every Thursday

1009 E 11th St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78702


Every Thursday, the Regional Foundation Library holds a free workshop to help nonprofits look for grant funding. We have information on funding sources that are difficult to locate anywhere else. All community members are welcome. This event is held at the Regional Foundation Library, located on the 2nd floor of UT\'s Community Engagement Center. Have questions?
Saturdays Austin Burn Support Group

Last Saturday of each month

Simpson United Methodist Church
1701 East 12th Street



Support group for burn survivors and their families. To provide information, resources and support for survivors in the community.

Saturdays Salsa Aerobics

10:30 am - 11:30 am

209 Pedernales Street

$15 general/$12 members

Esquina Tango Cultural Society of Austin is a non-profit organization striving to build a vibrant and diverse community in East Austin and beyond through performing arts and health. With an emphasis on Argentine and other Latin American traditions, we aim to foster personal wellness while promoting an appreciation for Latino cultures.

Visit us in our East Austin cozy space!

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Walk Texas has gone from being offered 4 times a year to being offered year round! Walk Texas: Active Austin is a 10 week program designed to help you begin and maintain an active lifestyle. For 10 weeks participants record their daily/weekly physical activity. There are a few giveaways to help get you started and at the end of the program, medals are given based on total points. Check out our website to learn more and get yourself on the road to better health! Or you can contact us at






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