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B Scene at the Blanton

March 6, 2009
6:00 pmto11:00 pm

Mix, mingle, drink, people watch and art gawk. I always enjoy the Blanton’s First Friday evenings of art. Here is the scoop, straight from their website:

B scene: B cool

Art is boss.

Things Heat Up with Birth of the Cool.
Friday, March 6, 6 – 11 PM

Celebrate the opening of the much-anticipated exhibition, Birth of the Cool, at B scene—the Blanton’s monthly art party—with an evening of art and music devoted to 1950s West Coast style. Austin’s funky soul-jazz trio Time Out get things going at 6:30 PM in the Smith Building. At 9 PM, don’t miss a special performance by Blaze (Nu-Jazz/Funk/Experimental), voted Best Jazz Band in Austin for eight years in a row by the Austin Chronicle. Plus, groove to music by DJ Chicken George, as he spins in the atrium all night long, and enjoy tours of the new exhibition, art activities, free appetizers, a cash bar, and more. Cost: $5 members / $10 non-members. Buy tickets online or at the museum.

Cut Copy w/ Matt & Kim

March 6, 2009
7:00 pmto11:00 pm

If you need an excuse to get out and shake that ass, this show is guaranteed to be one of the best dance parties of the year. These electro-rockers from down under know how to get all the too-cool-to-dance-in-public Austin kids vibrating like little Mexican jumping beans. It’s at Stubb’s and it’s affordable. $21.50 after the plethora of fees. Get ‘em here.

Venza Taste of the Market

March 7, 2009
9:00 amto1:00 pm

If you rise and shine on Saturday mornings and are able to get out of the house before noon, you cannot miss this event hosted by Toyota Venza and the Austin Farmers’ Market. The event, “Venza Taste of the Market” at Austin Farmers’ Market downtown at Republic Square Park, 4th and Guadalupe, hosts 12 local chefs working with more than two dozen farmers to prepare delicious and free(!) tasty dishes. Featuring chefs from The Driskill, ASTI, Fino, Aquarelle, Dai Due, Texas Culinary Academy and more. In addition, they will be giving out free herb plant starts! If you need more free incentives to get you here, even the parking is free in the garage at 3rd and San Antonio.

Did you know that the Sustainable Food Center hosts the Austin Farmers’ marker, as well as The Happy Kitchen and Community Gardens. Check ‘em out here…

First Visit: Tokyo

Shibuya Crossing

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Music for Mondays

By Tasha Petty

Vegetables are for Lovers

Photos by Tasha Petty


“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.” -Mae West

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Mardi Gras Sock Hop

February 22, 2009
9:00 pmto11:00 pm

Featuring The Hot 8 Brass Band

Sunday, February 22nd @ Shagri-La

1016 E 6th Street, Austin, TX

$15 cover

info on Yelp:

“For the 2nd year in a row, the DJ’s for the Second Sunday Sock Hop bring to you Austin’s only TRULY authentic Mardi Gras Party. Come join in a night of all New Orleans R&B, Soul, Funk, Doo-Wop, Zydeco, Cajun and Brass Band music. For one night only, New Orleans’ own, THE HOT 8 BRASS BAND will blow down the walls with their own unique blend of funky brass soul. Don’t miss out!”

Misprint Magazine’s 3rd Annual Beard & Moustache Contest

February 20, 2009
9:00 pmto11:00 pm

Beard & Moustache Contest

Friday, February 20th@ Mohawk
912 Red River, Austin, Texas

Living on Love

By Tasha Petty

Valentine Kiss
Original Photo by Tanya Chalkin

On September 15, 2008, when I was called into my boss’s office, I was shocked to think that in the midst of an economic downturn I would be receiving another promotion. The HR director was on the phone and a slip of paper was pushed across the desk at me detailing the $2342 I would be receiving for my…lay-off!

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Valentine Prom Party

February 14, 2009 9:00 pmtoFebruary 15, 2009 2:00 am

For all of you who think that Valentines Day is a bullshit consumerist excuse for hanging out with your girlfriend, or for those of you who are single and looking for a little nookie, Beauty Bar is throwing Valentine Prom Party where you can drink away your romantic woes while shakin’ that ass to Car Stereo Wars and T-Bird and the Breaks.

Where: Beauty Bar, 617 E 7th Street map

Car Stereo Wars:

T Bird and the Breaks:

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