Austin unchained for the holidays

Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA) kicks off the holidays with Austin Unchained on November 19 and continues through December 24 with lots of specials and activities to encourage shopping locally to benefit local community.  Each year national chains displace locally owned businesses, AIBA reverses that trend by assisting neighborhood business districts as destination locations in […]

E.A.S.T for unique local home ideas

This past weekend as I visited the 10th East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.), where artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces in the area allow for a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes, I reflected on what an amazing opportunity a yearly event like this is […]

Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce Lunar New Year Gala

Themed by the year of the rabbit, luckiest animal of the Chinese Zodiac, The Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce (TACC) celebrated the 15th Annual Lunar New Year Gala at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.  Contemporary oil paintings from world-renowned Chinese-American artist Xinsheng Wang back dropped the festivities and the spectacular evening commenced with […]

Lunar New Year Gala

The Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is holding the 15th Annual Lunar New Year Gala on Saturday, February 5th from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Bob Bullock Texas State history Museum with the theme of “Leap into Prosperity,” in conjunction with the Year of the Rabbit.  This fun-filled evening will feature a […]

Los Angeles’ Nocturnal Festival makes its way to Texas.

I have traditionally associated Labor Day weekend with pool parties, boating on the lake, or tubing on the river.  However, this year I executed a slightly different holiday weekend game plan and ventured out to the beautiful outdoor camp grounds of Rockdale, Texas, to check out the first annual Texas installment of Insomniac Events’ Nocturnal […]

World Music Night bringing diversity to Austin

For one year now, Bemba Entertainment and KUT90.5/KUT.org have brought World Music Night every Tuesday to Momo’s, giving Austin a chance to connect with cultures from all over the world through music.  Founded in 2007 by Brandon Badillo, Bemba Entertainment has been producing unique events inspired by the arts and multiculturalism.  World Music Night, one […]

2010 HSC Scholar Leadership Conference

Empowering young Hispanic students for personal and professional success beyond degree attainment Austin, TX – The Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) will host its annual Scholar Leadership Conference on August 3–5, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Austin. The conference aims to empower scholars to enter the workforce as leaders upon degree attainment. Throughout the conference, […]

Meet the Business Lenders

Small Business Development Program will host the 7th annual Meet the Lender loan fair for businesses on August 5, 2010 from 3 PM to 7 PM at Palmer events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd at no cost for admission and free parking available at the garage.  Businesses will have the opportunity to learn the steps […]

Harvest time at the Messina Hof winery

If you’ve ever wanted to help pick grapes from the vineyard and then squash them with your feet, now is the time to do it at Messina Hof. The winery’s 2010 Summer Harvest continues every weekend until August 15. I was fortunate to have been invited to their July 16 Moonlit Harvest Dinner and got to […]

Dance Showcase features dancers of all ages, sizes, and abilities

Diverse dance groups featuring routines from different genres and dancers of various ages, sizes, and abilities held a showcase on July 17 at the Go Dance Studios in Northcross Mall, next door to Guitar Center. The first annual Austin Dance Showcase was put on by Body Positive Dance, a non-profit dedicated to helping create healthy […]