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Nonprofit Events In Austin 8/27/2013

August 27, 2013
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There’s a lot going on this week, and we're excited to show you in this weekly new post. We’ll bring you events in the Austin Nonprofit world each week. Let us know what you’re attending in the comments! More events in the full entry.

8/28 — Austin Sounds & Cinema at The Long Center

Do512 and the Alamo Drafthouse present Austin Sound & Cinema: Music & Movies on the Lawn, from June 5 through August 28 at the Long Center.

Austin Sound & Cinema will feature six weeks of unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movies of all time all on the Long Center’s City Terrace. Bands will perform a tribute to the movie, followed by the film screening on the Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen, all with the perfect view of the sun setting on the downtown skyline behind the stage. The events will all be free, all-ages, and open to the public, and will fall on alternating Wednesdays from June 5 through August 28. In addition to the featured entertainment, visitors can enjoy dining from Food Truck favorites.

The Food Trailers will be open by 7pm, and the sunset concerts will begin at 8pm each evening. The movie will immediately follow (after it gets dark).

August 28: Back to the Future featuring live music by HELLO WHEELS, playing hits from both the 1950s and 1980s before everyone’s favorite time-traveling feature.


August 14th, 2013 7:00 PM
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

8/29 — Austin Film Society THE SCHOOL OF ROCK 10-Year Reunion

The Austin Film Society (AFS) and Cirrus Logic present THE SCHOOL OF ROCK 10-Year Reunion with director Richard Linklater, star Jack Black, writer/co-star Mike White, co-star Miranda Cosgrove and the young cast members who made up the movie’s “School of Rock” band, on Thursday, August 29th at 7 PM at the Paramount Theatre. After hosting the film’s premiere in 2003, AFS is thrilled to reunite the cast once again for a red carpet reception, an anniversary screening and Q&A, followed by rockin’ VIP After Party at the Gibson Austin Showroom with an exclusive reunion performance by the band!

AFS is also excited to announce that THE SCHOOL OF ROCK writer and star Mike White will join AFS on Wednesday, August 28th as a special guest of AFS’s signature Moviemaker Dialogues program moderated by The Austin Chronicle’s Managing Editor Kimberley Jones. Click here for more information and tickets.


August 29th, 2013 7:00 PM
Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas

9/1 — ACTIVE Life Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge

In its second year, the Healthy at H‐E‐B Community Challenge, presented by IT’S TIME TEXAS, the leading cause of Austin‐based non‐profit organization ACTIVE Life, and H-E-B, one of the nation’s largest independent grocers, pits cities of similar sizes against each other to see which will demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living.

Learn more at http://www.hebcommunitychallenge.com/

September 1st, 2013
Area H-E-B’s

9/1 — KUTX Live at Umami Mia Pizzeria (featuring Black Pistol Fire)

Join KUTX and LiveVibe for a smashing music series at Umami Mia Pizzeria’s outdoor stage. Every Sunday from 1-5pm, enjoy tracks spun by DJ Mixer Rogers with LIVE MUSIC from 3-4pm. Live music artists vary by week: today’s featured artist is Black Pistol Fire. Grab a slice of savory pizza or any of the cocktails and beers on tap, kick back and enjoy your Sunday afternoon!


September 1st, 2013 1:00 PM
Umami Mia Pizzeria
1500 Barton Springs
Austin, Texas

9/1 — 39TH Annual Soiree Dansante Benefitting The Educational Programs Of The Austin Symphony

Soiree Is The Kick Off For The ASL Jewel Ball Season. Soiree Honors The 2013 Belles And Beaux And Benefits The Educational Programs Of The Austin Symphony.


September 1st, 2013 7:00 PM
Shoal Crossing Event Center
8611 N MO Pac Expy
Austin, TX 78759

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