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Mellow Movie Night #1 (Commuter Movies)

April 28, 2009
7:00 pmto9:30 pm

Tuesday, April 28 – Mellow Movie Night #1 (Commuter Movies)
Location: Mellow Johnny’s
Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Description: this is the first of 5 cycling-related movies nights hosted by Mellow Johnny’s during Bike Month. First and foremost, movies about commuting. Join us for instructional videos and documentaries all about getting around town on two wheels. Snacks and drinks provided. While you are here, sign up for the Commuter Challenge!

Unyielding Cycle by Filmmaker Gina Szafraniec

“Unyielding Cycle is about four, year-round, bicycle commuters in Minnesota. I was inspired to tell their story after observing them pass through my neighborhood in every type of weather imaginable. The year I followed these four individuals was also a year of extremely high gas prices and an extremely long and cold winter. In addition to filming the commuters in the different seasons, I wanted the film to show how the bicycle commuters have the same distractions and obstacles that most people use as excuses for not being able to commute by bike. One individual has three kids, another is going to school and working full time, and another has a wife on disability and only one income. The year begins Summer 2007 and ends Summer 2008. The film focuses on why they commute and what they experience while commuting through the extreme seasons while giving a glimpse into their daily lives, decisions and personalities.”

more info at Mellow Johnny’s website


landscape architecture by Gustafson Porter

As I’ve randomly stumbled upon these various projects, I’ve become fascinated and inspired by what I see as a central theme of environmental (political and social, not just trees and flowers) knowledge, forward thinking and resourceful creativity. I’ve been encompassed by these ideas, especially considering the political and economic climate that seems to create a disconnect between ordinary people and the big picture.
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Austin’s McCracken and Leffingwell Rhyme Off At Mohawk

April 21, 2009
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


You’ve heard of Lil’ Wayne? How about Lil’ Leffy? On April 21st, the Austin Chronicle is sponsoring “The Hustle For Mayor” candidate forum at Mohawk in downtown Austin. Will we get to witness Lee ‘lil leffy’ Leffingwell and Brewster ‘Micky Crack’ McCracken grab the mic and spit the illest, most hunker-downest, sustainabilitized, verbal gymnastics ever heard in a mayoral election?

DJ Mel will be breakin’ necks from the tables.

This is happening.

The E Word: A Playground Adaptation

May 8, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 9, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 10, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 13, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 14, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 15, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 16, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 17, 2009
12:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 20, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 21, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 22, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm
May 23, 2009
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

On the heels of the hotly debated Texas SBOE science TEKS revisions, and on the anniversaries of Darwin’s birth and the Origin of Species’ publication, comes a diplomacy effort in the science/religion struggle with evolution.  This promises to be Austin’s premiere Darwinmania event!
The world premiere of
The E Word: A Playground Adaptation
A tender comedy with songs!
National figures are paying attention:
“Like NOVA meets Barney. You’ll never look at Darwin’s finches the same way again.  Sparlin has delivered a lovely message that is topical and poignant.”
– Chris Castillo Comer,
former Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency
“If you’ve ever wondered why the ‘E word’ matters, or why preachers, politicians and teachers battle endlessly over Darwin’s great idea, your questions are tackled in Sparlin’s new play.  Questions that flow effortlessly, just as they should, from the mouths of babes.”
author of Only a Theory:  Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul
“At this time in history, few things are more important than celebrating the truth, beauty and utility of an evolutionary worldview.  Sparlin masterfully accomplishes this in ‘The E Word’.  Brilliant!”
author of Thank God for Evolution:  How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World

Statewide/Locally this project has the support of:

Clare Wuellner, Executive Director, Center For Inquiry Austin

Steven Schafersman, President, Texas Citizens for Science

Ryan Valentine, Deputy Director, Texas Freedom Network

Join a class of insatiably curious kindergarteners as they try to answer the big questions about science and religion.   There’s make believe mayhem as they become finches, tortoises, barnacles, beetles, Eve and Newton!  We are along on their journey as the children struggle with the answers they find; the same struggles we still wrestle with as adults.
Not appropriate for children under 12.
Writer/Director Sharon Sparlin is a science playwright in Austin, Texas.  Her 2003 play Curieosity, about Marie and Pierre Curie, was nominated for the David Mark Cohen New Play award, was pronounced by Michael Barnes at the Austin American-Statesman as “almost ready for Manhattan”, and won an Outstanding Choreography award.  And her 2007 Frontera FringeFest piece The Earth is a Fluid won Best of Fest.
The Details
May 8-23, 2009
All shows 8pm
May 8,9,10    13,14,15,16,17   20,21,22,23
The Off Center 2211-A Hidalgo St,  Austin TX  78702
Tickets $15-25 at
Or by cash or check at the door
Wednesdays are Pay What You Wish
Not appropriate for children under 12

April Midnight Ridazz Pub Crawl- Never Nude

April 21, 2009
9:00 pmto11:00 pm


9 PM, Donn’s Depot, 1600 W 5th St
Join in for this monthly pub crawl. This month’s theme is Never Nude. Get ready to be smeared with blue paint.


Event discovered at Austin on Two Wheels

Hardcourt Bike Polo

April 19, 2009
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

4 PM, Eastwoods Park, 3001 Harris Park Ave
Join fellow bike polo enthusiasts as part of the newly formed Austin Bike Polo Club for a friendly Sunday match every week. All bikes and skill levels are welcome and spare mallets and balls are available if you don’t have any.


Event discovered at Austin on Two Wheels

Sexy Sunday BMX/Fixed Session and Footdown Competition

April 19, 2009
1:00 pmto6:00 pm


1 PM, Parmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd

Bring your BMX or fixed gear bike for a weekly, friendly tricks competition. This week there will also be a Sexy Sunday alleycat race. Bring $5, your bike, and a bag

Event info discovered at Austin on Two Wheels


These guys can throw a party. Drinking and racing stationary bikes hooked up to a video screen – we are truely in the 21st century.

Ratatat rock Stubb’s

April 7, 2009
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

Stubb’s BBQ (outside) — sold out

doors @ 7pm

Bruce Springsteen @ Frank Erwin Center

April 5, 2009
7:30 pmto11:30 pm
the feeling is mutual

the feeling is mutual

I will be drooling tomorrow night at Bruce in all his glory.

7:30 pm @  Frank Erwin Center

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