Party Train: Facial Hair Competition, Spike and Mikes & Lots of Latin Dancin’

Hello Valentine’s Survivors!

Here are some good things for your week. Hilarious hockey commentary, http://www.faniq.com/blog/Video-Florida-Panthers-Announcer-Randy-Moller-Calls-Blog-19269. Also, St. Arnolds is having a GREAT promo: Saint Arnold launches Austin scavenger hunt. Go search for Austin landmarks at various bars (as seen on their youtube), get invited to a party and potentially win a kegerator. Because its college every day… On the more cultured side of things, prep your calendar for Art Night Austin on Feb 28. Art Night Austin is an exclusive, chauffeured art and culinary trek to Austin’s galleries and museums. Food and wine and art oh my!

Yours in “because we can”,
Kelly

New Adventures
· Draught House: So not totally new but a good time to remind everyone that you can tailgate, have delicious beers, get free pizza on Wednesdays, brats/sauerkraut on Saturdays and enjoy our gorgeous Austin weather in a parking lot under the stars.
· WildFire: Random find in Georgetown. This place is fabulous – great menu – some local, very creative, good portions, reasonable prices for everything from pasta to ostrich to steaks. YUM.
· Moo Ya: Good burgers, better milkshakes. A lot like 5 guys. Patties on the thin side but the flavor is delish. And all the toppings you add are free. Onions, mushrooms, wing sauce…
· Moonshine Grill: Ended up here after the expo this week with some great ladies. Calamari was lightly fried, salted just right and served with a great sauce. Their artichoke fondue was chunky and creamy. They have a brunch on Sundays that I hear is delectable and a happy hour starts at 3 with half price apps and specialty martinis.
· StarBar: An old… well, not exactly fave. On the oh-so-trendy west 6th. But you can usually find a good conversation and cheap lonestars so that’s a better gig than standing around at the ranch wondering if you’ve landed in on planet Paris Hilton.

New Deals:
$5 You call its at Belmont every Saturday, all night
1/3 off ANY bottle of wine at Cru on Sundays. BOO YA.

New Find for Future: Four-course, pre-set meals with coffee or tea are $25 for adults, $15 for children 10 and younger. Tax and tip are included. You can bring your own beer and wine. Glasses and opening service are complimentary. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Seating begins at 6:45 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 402-9900 by Wednesday at noon to eat on Thursday, by noon Thursday for Friday and by noon Friday to eat on Saturday or Sunday. You order your entrée when you make the reservation. The menu is posted in advance at www.ronniesrealfood.com. http://www.austin360.com/food_drink/content/food_drink/stories/2009/02/0204ronnies.html. Sample food: paella, Brazilian feijoada or Cajun jambalaya and bread pudding with bourbon cream sauce. The week before that, Senegalese peanut soup and a main course of mahi-mahi or pepper-rubbed pork chops.

Without further ado, to do:

Tuesday 2/17
· Factory Party 6pm, Emo’s
· Monte Montgomery , Cactus Cafe $15
· Trail Of Dead 5:00pm Waterloo Records & Videos
· Tequila Dinner, Ztejas, $60

Wednesday 2/18
· Asylum Street Spankers 8:00pm Momo’s $10
· Cienfuegos 7:30pm Ruta Maya
· Guy Forsyth 6:30pm Continental Club $5
· Ian Moore 8:30pm Cactus Cafe $15
· James Mcmurtry & The Heartless 12:00am Continental Club $7 When Not On The Road
· Monte Montgomery 8:00pm Saxon Pub $10
· Bike In Film At Spiderhouse, Free Popcorn. This Months Feature, “Bmx Bandits” With Nicole Kidman And Lots Of Hair!
· Social Group’s Open House For Professionals Between 25 And 40 To Meet Some Fun Friends. Ask Their Hostess Where Seated (In The Upper Loft). Http://Www.socialgroup.Com. Come Enjoy 3 To 6 Events Each Week like Dancing, Kayaking, Hiking, Happy Hours And More! **

Thursday 2/19
· Band Of Heathens 12:00am Continental Club $8
· Bruce Robison 8:30pm Cactus Cafe $20
· Del Castillo, Pangaea, 409 Colorado St
· Eliza Gilkyson 8:30pm Cactus Cafe $20
· Ian Mclagan & The Bump Band 6:00pm Lucky Lounge
· Pillow Queens, Emos
· Robin Williams “Weapons Of Self Destruction Tour” At Frank Erwin Center, through Sat.
· Love Bites: The Power Ballad Sing-Along At Alamo Drafthouse Downtown 10:30pm, $12
· Vicki’s Happy Hour For Singles Features A New Small Intimate Wine Bar With Free Appetizers (From 7-9pm), Drink Specials, Door Prizes, Chocolates For Everyone. House Wine, At The Northwest Corner Of Barton Springs And S. Lamar, Behind Green Mesquite And P-Terry’s Burgers. Http://Www.Myspace.Com/Housewine, $5.00
· Third Thursday: Www.thirdthursday.Com/ Enjoy Live Music, Food, Shopping Deals, Artisians And Craftspeople **

Friday 2/20
· America, 8:00pm Paramount Theatre
· Carolyn Wonderland Paramount Theatre
· Eggmen, beatles tribute band, 7:00pm Jovita’s $8 *?
· Sounds Under Radio, Stubbs
· Foot Patrol, Mohawk
· Lucinda Williams 9:00pm La Zona Rosa
· Subrosa Union 9pm Door Flamingo Cantina 21+
· T-Bird & The Breaks, 12:00am Momo’s $10 *?
· Start Of Heart Of Texas Rockfest: Www.Texasrockfest.Com/
· Spike And Mike’s Sick And Twisted At Alamo Drafthouse Downtown 11:30pm, $8.50
· Master Pancake Theatre: The Matrix At Alamo Drafthouse Downtown 7:35pm &Amp; 10:35pm, $12.50
· Gary P Nunn, Poodies Hilltop
· Facial Hair Competitions, Mohawk, In An Effort To Celebrate ‘s Proud Heritage Of Incredible Facial Hair, The 3rd Annual Beard And Moustache Contest. ‘s Most Hirsute Heroes Will Be Competing For Prizes And Glory In The Following Categories: Fiercest Chops, Best Groomed, Ladies!, Freestyle Facial Hair, Sweetest Moustache, Gnarliest Beard
· 2009 Salsa Dance Competition, Texas Union Ballroom

Saturday 2/21
· Lounge Lizards, 7p&9:30p, Cactus Cafe $18
· Bob Schneider 9:00pm Gruene Hall, New Braunfels $20
· David Allan Coe 9:00pm La Zona Rosa
· Eggmen 8:00pm Paramount Theatre $25
· Nina Simone Tribute, Victory Grill **
· Texas Blues Heelers 10:30pm Jovita’s
· Triggermen 9:00pm Parlor North Loop
· Viva! Las Vegas Music Hall, Vegas style entertainment, faux gambling, etc.
· Wine &, Revolution, Man Stamps At Beerland
· Rocky Horror Picture Show At Alamo Drafthouse Village Midnight, $5
· Gary Clark Jr, Antones

Sunday, 2/22
· Brew 7:00pm Jovita’s $5 Latin/Dance
· Artz Rib House Benefit: Lots of great artists, scholz beer garten
· Alamo Drafthouse, Red Carpet Bash, Academy Awards Party: Www.Originalalamo.Com/Show.Aspx?Id=6103
· Mass & Gospel Brunch with Notre Dame Club, feel free to join us **

Future Dates:
25-Feb-09 Joan Baez Paramount Theater
26-Feb-09 The Boxing Lesson W/ Stereo Is A Lie, Dead Black Hearts More Stubb’s Bbq
26-Feb-09 Austin Music Volume 8 Cd Release Party With Drew Smith, Guy Forsyth, Kate Edmons More Antone’s
27-Feb-09 G. Love & Special Sauce More Stubb’s
27-Feb-09 Keller Williams More Antone’s
28-Feb-09 Flogging Molly W/The Aggrolites & The Mighty Stef More Stubb’s
28-Feb-09 Judy Collins One World Theater
1-Mar-09 The Pretenders W/American Bang More Stubb’s
2-Mar-09 Mysterious Ways (U2 Cover Band) CD Release Party Antone’s
2-Mar-09 Modest Mouse Stubbs
4-Mar-09 Derek Trucks Band
6-Mar-09 Cut Copy W/Matt & Kim & Dj Knightlife More Stubb’s
6-Mar-09 Afro Cuban All Stars Paramount Theater
7-Mar-09 Big Head Todd & The Monsters W/Joan Jones From Sun 60 More Stubb’s
12-Mar-09 Rebirth Brass Band More Stubb’s Bbq
12-Mar-09 Adele
13-Mar-09 Lucy Magazine Launch Party With Shapes Have Fangs More Stubb’s Bbq
4-Apr-09 Slightly Stoopid More Stubb’s
9-Apr-09 ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute La Zona Rosa
18-Apr-09 Austin Reggae Fest More Auditorium Shores
19-Apr-09 Austin Reggae Fest More Auditorium Shores

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