September Events

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SEPTEMBER 1

Austin Yoga Teachers present: 2014 Austin Free Day of Yoga, September 1st

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For the 16th year, Austin yoga teachers and studios have united to bring Austin and neighboring communities free yoga classes all day Labor Day, to heighten awareness of the benefits of yoga. Austin-ites have the opportunity to try yoga, meet instructors, and experience different styles of yoga for free at yoga and dance studios, hospitals, parks, churches, and fitness centers throughout the city.

Free Day of Yoga organizers encourage people who have never tried yoga to take their first class; people who have studied yoga may take this opportunity to try a different style or a new instructor. “The Free Day of Yoga is our way of saying thank you to our community for supporting us in our quest to expand the awareness of this ancient practice,” says organizer Mary Esther. “Because we offer such a wide variety of yoga teachers, styles and classes on Free Day of Yoga, there is a class for everyone – whether you are tall, short, round, thin, physically active or sedentary.”

For a complete listing of the Free Day of Yoga schedule, visit www.freedayofyoga.com

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SEPTEMBER 1-28

 MAID MARIAN IN A STOLEN CAR : ZACH THEATER

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Maid Marian In A Stolen Car is a comedy about life, and the moments that may not be funny while they happen to you, but are hysterical when someone else can observe them. Some of the best stories come about when everything goes wrong. Some of my funniest and greatest moments of theatre are notorious disasters that everyone has experienced in one way or another,” says Jaston Williams.

“Jaston is the funniest storyteller in Texas.  He does a wonderful job of capturing the small details of his characters. Whether recounting the hysterical nuances of Texas families or the funniest, best and most tender moments of living a life on stage - his skill is tremendous,” says Dave Steakley, Producing Artistic Director at ZACH Theatre.

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SEPTEMBER 5

Ben – Willie – Darrell Present the Links & Lyrics Gala Featuring Vince Gill & Friends

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WHAT:   The Ben-Willie-Darrell “Links & Lyrics” Gala presents the signature fundraising event benefiting the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease. Featuring two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and multi-Grammy Award winning country artist Vince Gill & Friends, Links & Lyrics will be an integral part of the fundraising efforts for AD research. Over the years, the iconic golf and music event has brought together Coach Darrell Royal, Willie Nelson and Ben Crenshaw to raise funds for many charitable efforts. For the September 2014 event, Vince Gill is joining with his long time friends Edith Royal and Ben Crenshaw in support of the DKR Fund with his Links & Lyrics songwriters showcase performance.

 WHO:    DKR Fund Board of Advisor members and multi-Grammy award winner Vince Gill will perform at the Gala. Former University of Texas football players and athletes, Longhorn Alumni band members, BEVO, Texas Cowboys, SMOKEY the Cannon, the Texas Silver Spurs, celebrities, and admirers of Coach Royal will gather to celebrate the “larger than life” Texan.

 WHEN:  Links – Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Lunch Al fresco & Warm-up: 11:30 a.m. 
  • Shotgun: 1:00 p.m.

 Lyrics – Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Doors: 8:00 p.m.
  • Show: 8:30 p.m.

 WHERE:  Links – Barton Creek Club, Crenshaw Cliffside Course

  • 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, TX 78735

 Lyrics – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

  • 310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard, Austin, TX 78701

 WHY:   Comprised of fundraising efforts from the DKR Fund’s Ben-Willie-Darrell 4th & Goal Gala in 2013, the DKR Fund will announce their inaugural grant recipients at the gala, and award up to $850,000 in grant funding to go directly to scientific research in Texas for novel, innovative and cutting edge approaches to Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Proceeds from this year’s event will continue the Fund’s grant initiative

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SEPTEMBER 5

The One I love

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A couple struggling in their marriage is sent to a remote cottage by their counselor in hopes of re-kindling their flame. An unusual and mysterious events begin to occur that neither can explain.. Find out what ‘twilight zone’ mystery awaits this couple on September 5th at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar! Watch the trailer now

See our interview with director, Charlie McDowell and co-star, Mark Duplass coming soon!

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SEPTEMBER 5

THE IDENTICAL 

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THE IDENTICAL tells the compelling story of twin brothers unknowingly separated at birth during the Great Depression. DREXEL HEMSLEY becomes an iconic 50′s rock ‘n’ roll star, while RYAN WADE (Blake Rayne) struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father. The Reverend Wade (Ray Liotta) and his wife (Ashley Judd) are sure their adopted son has been gifted and called by God to be a preacher. But Ryan challenges his parent’s vision for his life, and unflinchingly chooses to launch his own music career with his best friend (Seth Green). Encouraged by his wife (Erin Cottrell) and employer (Joe Pantoliano), Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path – performing the legendary music of Drexel Hemsley in sold out venues all across the country. As the brothers destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers that Drexel is his identical twin which leads him to question everything he’s ever believed about God, family and his own identity.

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SEPTEMBER 5

CHER TICKETS GO ON SALE!

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The one and only CHER continues her “D2K Tour 2014” with additional dates being added, and will be adding a show in Austin, Texas at the Frank Erwin Center on Nov. 11.

For complete “D2K Tour 2014” details and ticket information, please visit www.cher.com.

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SEPTEMBER 5

KUTX Live at the Paramount Presents: RUTHIE FOSTER CD RELEASE

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Two-time Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster returns to the Paramount to celebrate the release of her new album, Promise of a Brand New Day. Produced by Meshell Ndegeocello and featuring collaborations with Doyle Bramhall II and Toshi Reagon, Promise of a Brand New Day highlights Foster’s singular blend of blues, soul, folk, and gospel. At her local CD release party, Foster will be accompanied by North Mississippi Allstars frontman Luther Dickinson, Austin up-and-comers Mingo Fishtrap, and guitar hero Hadden Sayers. Austin singer-songwriter Darden Smith will open the show.

WHEN:  Friday, September 5, 2014

Doors at 7:00 p.m. / Show at 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas 78701

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit austintheatre.org. Tickets are also available by phone at 512.474.1221.

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SEPTEMBER 10,17 & 24TH

EMILY BELL AT THE BLACKHEART

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Austin-based indie artist Emily Bell is proud to announce “Can’t Talk Back Wednesdays” – a residency at The Blackheart taking place at 10 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of September (Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24). The Blackheart is located at 86 Rainey St., Austin, Texas 78701. For more information, please see: www.blackheartbar.com.

After being named “Best New Austin Act” in the 2013-2014 Austin Music Awards, as well as placing in the top ten for “Best Female Vocalist,” “Austin Album of the Year” and “Austin Song of the Year,” Bell has quickly become a household name in the Live Music Capital. Bell was also recently selected as a 2014 nominee for a coveted Black Fret grant and Austin Magazine featured her as one of “Ten Artists to Watch” in their March 2014 issue.

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SEPTEMBER 12-14

UTOPiAfest

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The Sixth Annual UTOPiAfest will take place September 12-14, 2014 and feature more than 20 musical acts ranging from internationally renowned groups to fine local talent and just about everything in between.

Held in Utopia, Texas in the gorgeously serene Texas Hill Country, UTOPiAfest provides music lovers with an ideal festival experience unlike any other. Since beginning five years ago, UTOPiAfest has prided itself as a music festival where you will not find large crowds, expensive food and drinks, invasive security, and abbreviated, overlapping sets that often cause you to miss out on your favorite artist. Here is what you CAN expect to find at UTOPiAfest:

  •  BYOB! Yes, that’s right. Not only can festival-goers bring their own alcoholic beverages, they can even bring a cooler right up to the stage. Long lines and $10 beers simply don’t exist at UTOPiAfest.
  • No musical overlap! With two stages going each day and night there are never two bands playing at the same time, meaning music lovers don’t have to miss a single act.
  •  Audience is capped at 2,000! This means there is plenty of space for everyone and each set feels intimate.
  • No hidden/extra fees! The price you pay up front includes camping, parking, and all festival activities.
  • Family friendly! On-site activities include yoga, disc golf, workshops, hiking and more!

UTOPiAfest 2014 Initial Lineup:

  • Cold War Kids
  • Warpaint
  • Father John Misty (solo)
  • Keller Willams
  • Grateful Grass
  • Dan Deacon
  • GZA with Brownout
  • Aaron Behrens (of Ghostland Observatory) & the Midnight Stroll
  • Billy Joe Shaver
  • Wheeler Brothers
  • Wild Child
  • Benji Hughes
  • Star & Micey
  • Holiday Mountain
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • Ruby Jane
  • Calliope Musicals
  • Sour Bridges
  • Eric Tessmer
  • Kishi Bashi

WATCH LAST YEARS VIDEO AND GET TICKETS NOW OR VISIT WWW.UTOPIAFEST.COM

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SEPTEMBER 13 

STILETTO STAMPEDE

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The CW is premiering a new show this October – THE FLASH - so in the racing spirit of the Stiletto Stampede 100-yard dash for breast cancer awareness, we wanted to have a team name that represented the CW Austin with a fun Stiletto Stampede twist!

The Stiletto Stampede will be September 13th, 10AM at the Triangle!

Click here to sign up for our team (The CW FLASHers) today!

 Enter the code: KXANCW is for $5 off

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Registration is now open for the 2014 Stiletto Stampede! It will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10 am at The Triangle.

The Stiletto Stampede is a 100-yard high heel dash that seeks to encourage and empower women and men under the age of 40 to become knowledgeable about breast cancer and breast health. This unique event is designed to help audiences understand the risks of breast cancer while also informing and educating them. The Austin Stiletto Stampede is now in its sixth year and the event continues to grow and expand each year!

Several different event heats make up each 100-Yard Dash including:

  • The Stiletto Stampede The original 100-yard dash in heels.
  • The Survivor Stampede Honoring all breast cancer survivors.
  • The Pooch Scooch Support the cause with man’s best friend. And win prizes for best in show!
  • The Stroller Stampede Get the whole family together!
  • The Men’s Heat Just like it sounds–Men support the cause. (Heels encouraged!)
  • The Boot Scoot A new twist on the Stiletto Stampede – perfect for kids!

The Austin Stiletto Stampede benefits equipment and construction needs of the Seton Breast Care Center and Boob Camp, a collection of free breast cancer wellness programs designed to help facilitate the physical, social and emotional aspects of breast cancer recovery in the Austin community.

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SEPTEMBER 13 

WEIGHT FOR LOVE

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Now Seeking couples…Married or engaged or in a long-term relationship (21+)

Open calls

DALLAS, TEXAS
Saturday, September 13, 2014 (10am to 4pm)
Downsize Fitness
13465 Inwood Rd. Suite 120 Dallas, TX 75244

Before you attend an open call, please register online and pick your open call location. We would like both you and your significant other to attend an open call together, but if that is not possible please make sure to bring a recent photo of your significant other with. We greatly look forward to meeting you there. (REGISTER HERE)

1. What to bring to the open call

  • We recommend that you bring up to one non-returnable photo of yourself and significant other. You may also bring photos (if applicable) of you when you were at your thinnest, an athlete, prom queen/king, or even you as a heavy child to support your story.
  • A pen
  • It is a good idea to bring water, snacks and a folding chair if there is a wait in line.

You will be given a short application upon arrival.

Open Call times, dates, and application submission deadlines are subject to change at producer’s sole discretion.

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SEPTEMBER 15

INNOCENCE IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 15

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Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16 year old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students as does her first love for Tobey Crawford. The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey’s young lives.

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SEPTEMBER 17

BOARDWALK BAZAAR AT SOUTH SHORE DISTRICT

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South Shore District is excited to announce another one-of-a-kind event coming to the South Shore District lawn with the first ever Boardwalk Bazaar, on Wednesday, September 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Boardwalk Bazaar will be a celebration of the new boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake and will commemorate the grand opening of the Austin Music Foundation’s new headquarters at South Shore District. Live music from local favorites and delicious food from some of Austin’s most buzzed-about food trucks will come together to create one party that can’t be missed.

For more information or to lease, please visit www.southshoredistrict.com.

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SEPTEMBER 18

STYLE WEEK

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SEPTEMEBER 18-19

MEET VEDA DESIGNER LYNDSEY BUTLER

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VEDA designer Lyndsey Butler heads back to her native Texas for an exclusive two-day trunk show event at By George on Thursday, Sept 18 and Friday, Sept 19. Meet the designer at the retailer’s two Austin locations (6th & Lamar & SoCo), shop the extended Fall collection and get a peek at Holiday styles available for preorder.

“Being a native Texan, working with By George has been a dream come true,” Butler states. “I am really excited to spend some time in my home state and at both By George locations and to share our new Holiday and Resort collections with everyone.”

 

About: The designer behind the sumptuous leather brand, VEDA is native Texan Lyndsey Butler. At 18, Butler moved to New York and just three years later landed her first job in fashion. In 2008 she launched VEDA, setting out to make the perfect leather jacket. The emphasis was on fit and leather of the highest quality; an elegant layer designed to protect against the myriad challenges of modern living.

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SEPTEMBER 18

Brian Pounds EP Release Show in Austin

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PERFORMANCE AT:

  • 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18
  • Strange Brew, 5326 Manchaca Rd.

The five-song album – produced by Brian Douglas Phillips – is a roots-rock tour de force, featuring impressive originals (“Somewhere Maybe Carolina,” written with fellow “The Voice” competitor Austin Jenckes, currently has more than 14,000 views on YouTube), none more impressive than “Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die (On My Feet), ” a song written in the middle of a less than glamorous two-week gig at a rundown casino. A storyteller at heart, Pounds writes lyrics that are mature beyond his 25 years, composing soul-searching songs that have gripped audience members’ hearts in venues across Texas; with the release of Strikes and Gutters, the rest of the country will get the chance to experience the music of this rising star.

SEPTEMBER 19

TUSK, will open nationwide on September 19, 2014

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STARRING Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Justin Long - WRITTEN / DIRECTED BY Kevin Smith

SYNOPSIS When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins force with his friend’s girlfriend to search for him

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SEPTEMBER 19 

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY

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With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson’s latest version of their story combines his previous two films – titled HIM and HER – uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

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SEPTEMBER 23

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SXSWfm, SXSW’s official online radio stream, is very excited to be returning to present a free concert as part of HAAM Benefit Day next Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Palm Door on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street). The concert will be free and open to the public; doors will open at 7:00PM and the music will begin at 8:00PM.

The lineup includes four incredible local and regional acts: punk-rockers Residual Kid will open the evening, followed by indie rock group The Sour Notes, while one-man folk band Possessed by Paul James, and psych-rock outfit Otis the Destroyer is slated to close out the show.

HAAM, or the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, is an Austin-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured working musicians, with a focus on prevention and wellness.

The nonprofit’s annual HAAM Benefit Day is a community event where businesses and residents of the city of Austin come together in support of local musicians, and SXSWfm is proud to be a part of it once again. All cash and card donations plus 20% of bar sales will go directly to HAAM. There will be chances to win 2015 SXSW Music Festival wristbands during a silent auction. For more information, please visit sxswfm.com/haam or myhaam.org

Listen now to SXSWfm to enjoy programming of all kinds of music from previous festivals. Stay tuned to hear music of SXSW 2015 Showcasing Artists as they are announced. 

SEPTEMBER 23

TORY LANEZ, JUNG YOUTH, MELAT, AND THE OUTFIT, TX

TO PERFORM AT RED BULL SOUND SELECT PRESENTS: AUSTIN

September 23 at The Parish

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WHAT:  Tory Lanez, aka Argentina Fargo, is a Toronto-born hip-hop emcee with a smooth, skillful and clever vocal style. Lanez is set to perform on the Red Bull Sound Select stage for Austin’s September showcase at The Parish. Joining him will be Dallas-based hip-hop group The Outfit, TX, along with Jung Youth, a Nashville hip-hop band led by Justin Donahue that blends psychedelic sounds with classic boom rap and stream of conscious lyricism, and Austin’s Mélat, with her pure and honest modern soul.

Red Bull Sound Select features local artists on the rise and each month the showcase rotates to a different iconic venue and introduces an exciting new lineup of artists. For more information, please visit www.redbullsoundselect.com.

WHO: TORY LANEZ, THE OUTFIT, TX, JUNG YOUTH, MÉLAT, Curated by ScoreMore Shows

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Show at 8 p.m.

WHERE:  The Parish, 214 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

TICKETS:  ADMISSION IS $3 WITH RSVP ON: https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/events/2014/09/red-bull-sound-select-presents-austin  - Admission is $10 without RSVP. Entry is first come first served up to capacity. RSVP does not guarantee entry. Arrive early.

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SEPTEMBER 26

THE EQUALIZER OPENS IN THEATERS

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Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

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SEPTEMBER 26

THE GUEST visits Austin theaters September 26, 2014

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A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

PictureHouse will release THE GUEST in Austin theaters September 26, 2014.

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