Party Train: Get Comfortable, It’s a Doozie

Holy mother this weekend is busy. Bulleted lists for your reading delight below. Asterisks mean I’m probably going – feel free to join. Blog will be posted at v. soon.

· How long you think it took them to practice this? The most incredible jump roping I’ve ever witnessed.
· Nerd Alert: Check out how businesses are using twitter,
· This could be really fun or really dangerous: David Steele Company is selling an iBreath Alcohol analyzer.
· And speaking of awesome breath, bring on the onions. All you ever wanted to know about Taco Trucks in Austin:
· Lastly, get ready for free music people. Summer series are starting. Every Thursday at the Triangle (7-9pm), Thursdays Unplugged at Shady Grove, Central Market community music, 2nd/4th Thursdays Jazz on the east side and Blues on the Green, no schedule yet.

Yours in working to live and not living to work,

New Adventures:
· Softball – Starting a new season in 2 weeks with the city. It’s only $35 for 8 weeks of fun and new friends on Wednesdays. Join if you’d like!
· Beachfront boats: Not so new, but always fabulous. Took that huge barge out for easter. Grilling, booze, music… sweet
· If in San Antonio, go to Carmens De La Calle – Flamenco, Sangria, Tapas oh my
· St. Louis King of France Catholic Church: heavy into ceremony and long, not great if you’re hungover

Deals and Steals:
· Free admission to Volente Beach Waterpark, Saturday Opening Day:
· 15% off chemical peels at Avenue 5. This makes me nervous but if you’re a trusting soul, go for it. Also, Dermalogica products 25% off and a free deep conditioning treatment: Click here for Coupon
· 25% off World Market: Go online for coupon or enter FFAPRIL09 at checkout
· TGIF – buy 1 entree, get the second for 1 dollar: Theres also a 1 cent appetizer with purchase of a bar drink, but it says the offers aren’t valid in conjunction with each other. Offer valid through 4/30/2009. Coupon:

Festivals this Weekend:
· Old Settlers, apparently better than the Kerrville Folk Festival
· Texas Wine and Food festival – for people that eat and drink
· Reggae Festival – ya mon. (wow that was original)
· Kickoff of Texas Community Music festival (sat and Sundays in April)

To try:
· Chic wine bar – apparently hot singles scene. Go, drink, makeout, but only in a really classy way.
· New bar on congress – far down there but could be fun:
· For the athlete buried inside, deep down inside:
· Boss says really great brazillian food. I say wow that looks expensive for some rice. Thankfully they’ve got a happy hour. – happy hour, 4 -6:30 p

Wednesday April 15th
[R] 2ND Street District’s ART+STYLE Wednesdays, 6pm
7:00pm one World Theatre $20.00 Bajofondo is an eclectic mix of exotic tango, electronica and contemporary Latin Music
James mcmurtry & The Heartless 12:00am continental Club $7
T bird and the breaks, copa grill **
Maybelles, continental club

Thursday April 16th
Austin Tidbits Party at Sanctuary 6 – 8 p.m.**
Unplugged at the Grove: James McMurtry. Shady Grove summer concert series, free **
Goodwill’s Annual Weigh Good Donation Drive
Third Thursday Downtown Art Night
3rd Annual Toast to Awareness Wine Tasting 6:30pm 8:30pm
Carolyn Wonderland whitewater amphitheatrenew Braunfels$
Eric Tessmer Band Antone’s Night Club
Mysterious Ways 9:30pmcedar Street Courtyard
Patrice Pike & Joy Davis 8:00pmmomo’s $8
Avenue Q

Friday, April 17th
Old Settlers Music Festival
Avenue Q **
Arc Angels, The Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels$
Asylum Street Spankers, The 10:00pm threadgill’s, North Lamar $12
Dan Dyer 10:45pm momo’s $10
Future Islands
Jimmy Vaughan w/Bluebonnets9:00pm antone’s Night Club $25
Mike Milligan & The Alter Boyz 10:00pm one-2-One Bar $
Skatalites, 9pm Flamingo Cantina

Saturday April 18th
Safeplace Field Day and Festival
ArtErotica: Not for the faint of (he)art **
Old Settlers Music Festival **
Austin Reggae Fest:
Alan Haynes 10:00pmone-2-One Bar
Del the Funky Homosapien Emo’s
James Hand 8:30pm continental Club
Porterdavis9:00pm saxon Pub, The $10
Pure Prairie League! Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels$
Sabaya Bellydance Collective 7:00pm central Market Cafe, N.Lamar
T Bird & The Breaks 12:00am continental Club $15
Avenue Q
Bengali New Years Festival

Sunday April 19th
Austin Reggae Fest: **
Celtic Woman 7:30pmfrank Erwin Theatre
Resentments, The7:00pmsaxon Pub, The
TX LoneStar Rollergirls: Convention Center

Monday April 20th
David Sedaris
Avenue Q
Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland 8:30pmsaxon Pub, The
Travis Tritt Antone’s Night Club
Tuaca Body Art Ball: **

Art Week Austin
Hill Country Conservancy Ft. Guster
James Taylor
Bass Concert Hall
Etta James
Austin Music Hall
James Morrison
La Zona Rosa
midnight rodeo
Franz Ferdinand
Art After Dark
Los Lobos
One World Theatre
Iris Dement
Cactus Cafe
Los Lobos
One World Theatre
Eeyore’s Birthday Party
Pizzapalooza — Pizza eating contest, Live music, $2 drafts and $2 slices. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and a 15% food discount for their organization for the rest of 2009.


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