Category Archives: Events

Ultimate Frisbee

Step 1: Get  a Frisbee. Step 2: Play with Frisbee.

So from watching the boys in the courtyard play Ultimate every week, it has kinda made me realize all the different aspects of it. It isn’t just throwing a Frisbee, hoping someone on your team will catch it. There is a lot skill involved. The best part about it, is that it is a cheap way to have a good time with friends. Besides the courtyard in the Honors residence halls, I have seen people play on Main Mall/South Mall. There is even Intramural Ultimate Frisbee.

Here is  a look at what goes on in the courtyard, every Thursday night!

by Meera Rajagopalan

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Austin Wine Festival 2k9!

Photo courtesy of Yashima via Flickr Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution license

Photo courtesy of Yashima via Flickr Creative Commons 2.0 Attribution license

I know what you’re thinking.  Austin Wine Festival.  Sounds expensive.  But wait!  Don’t judge a post by its title!

This festival is actually very inexpensive for the deal you are getting!

“Imagine an entire grassy acre of music, food, fun and vino bliss.”

The 3rd annual Austin Wine Festival is a three day event May 23-25 held at The Domain in North Austin.  The fesival features wine from over 30 local Texas Wineries only, as well as music, seminars and food!  Also, this is the only festival in Texas where you are able to purchase whichever wine you like best right then and there!  And to show you this festival is the real deal…over 6,500 were in attendance last year!

And it gets better.  All event proceeds benefit the Austin Farmers’ Market.  What better way to support locally while enjoying tons of local wine, music and food!

So now, on to prices.  An adult 1-day pass is only $20 and will get you admission into the festival along with a “10-tab Wine Sampler wrist band for wine sampling.”  You can use the 10 tabs for 10 wine tastings from any of the participating wineries or the tabs can be used for full glasses, which cost you 5 tabs.  Additional tastes are just $1 and wine by the glass is just $5.  Sounds like a good deal to me!

P.S.  For an exclusive wine festival experience pay an extra $5 to become a member of the Vintner Club.  Read more about what this means here!

Post by Kristin White

To Write Love on Her Arms Event

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope andTo Write Love on Her Arms finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire  and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

On Thursday, April, 30, 2009, on Main Mall, at 8-10:30 pm, UT’s young chapter of TWLOHA will host founder Jamie Tworkowski, and Aaron Moore, MA, a licensed mental health counselor. They will be motivating the community and pointing to local resources to help those in need. So come out and show your support for anyone you know or may not know yet who could use your help!

This event will begin with Zach Williams performing an acoustic set. photo courtesy of jtrandall’s flikr.

For more information about the cause, keep reading.

by Meera Rajagopalan

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Monday Night Bowling Madness!!!

Texas Union Underground bowling, courtesy of will.tungs flickr

Texas Union Underground, photo courtesy of will.tung's flickr

I know, one too many exclamation points, but the Union has a wonderful deal on Monday nights. If you already feel like you need an escape from the week, the Union might just have what you are looking for.

Students can bowl for $1 per game. No shoes? Shoes are $1 as well. Normal games range from $2-$3 along, without shoe rental. (valid student ID required)

When: Monday nights from now until May 11. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Only three Mondays left)

Where: Texas Union Underground: The Underground is located at the corner of 24th and Guadalupe, directly beneath the theater. For additional information, please contact the Underground during business hours (Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 a.m., Sunday, noon-3 a.m.) at 512-475-6670.

Besides bowling, the Union also has pool tables.

post by Meera Rajagopalan

Luminous: UT Fashion At Its Finest

Luminous: University of Texas Fashion ShowWhen I think of fashion I usually next think of money.  These two items often go hand-in-hand.  However, this Friday you will have a great opportunity to have your fill of fashion for absolutely free.  The University of Texas Textiles and Apparel program will be hosting their annual end of year fashion show on April 24th at the Frank Erwin Center.

The show, titled “Luminous,” will feature the work of over 20 senior designers who have been working all semester.  They have spent lots of time preparing for the show, each designing four separate pieces.  The items will include daywear, casual wear, evening gowns and bridal gowns.

It is a community-wide event that everyone can enjoy.  Last year there were over 5,000 attendees to the show.   It’s a great way to spend your Friday evening.  There will be lots to see at this exciting show.

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Dancing With the Stars!

In Flight Entertainment, Austin Dancer, Photo by loudtiger, Flickr. CC 2.0 Attribution.

In Flight Entertainment, Austin Dancer, Photo by loudtiger, Flickr. CC 2.0 Attribution.

No, I don’t mean the stars from the hit tv series but you, yes, you sitting and reading this post right now! Dancing is a wonderful art, a great way to meet new people and learn a little more about other cultures. Here is the best part: Austin has a whole bunch of cheap, even free, ways to get your groove on!

Austin Uptown Dancing has a free workshop on April 30th in two step, swing and salsa. No partners are necessary. A Jack and Jill competition on April 26th for dance partners who want to challenge their lead and follow skills is a great opportunity for people who already have some dancing experience. Entry fee is only $2 per person. Check out other upcoming events at Uptown here.  Their weekly events include lots of workshops and classes and almost all of them are no more than $6-7! Here are maps to their North and South locations.

Austin Swing Syndicate is a great resource for swing lovers. It is a non-profit community of dancers and they promote swing, lindy and hip hop dancing in Austin. I personally think swing dance is the most fun for groups and couples because it is simple and the music is upbeat and cheerful. It is a great beginners dance too. With an annual membership of only $25 with the Syndicate, you can get free classes every Thursday. Their events have entry fees of only $2-5. See their calender here. Also, see some reviews about it at Yelp.

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More discounted books for students/faculty/staff!

Attention all UT faculty, staff, and students: Please join University of Texas Press in our 1st  UT APPRECIATION BOOK SALE! 50% off the list price of all titles in stock in our warehouse! Order online by April 26, that is this Sunday and pick up your books April 29-30!

photo courtesy of davidrobertbooks

photo courtesy of davidrobertbooks

Available new and classic books in many subject areas:

  • Texas history
  • gardening
  • cooking
  • bird watching
  • art
  • architecture 
  • film 
  • multicultural studies  
  • and more

How to Order

Place your order here on the Web site between Thursday, April 16, and Sunday, April 26. Start with our search page, find the books you want, and add them to the shopping cart. When the cart asks for a shipping method, just leave it as the default, Domestic Books.

To get the sale price, enter the code UTAP09 in the coupon code field after you’ve added a book to your cart. Don’t be surprised at the weird discount percentage; that discount added to our regular Web site discount gives the 50% discount. On checkout, when it asks “Is this order shipping within Texas?”, select “yes”; that’ll give you an accurate total with sales tax. 

How to Pick Up Your Order

Order pickup

  • Flawn Academic Center patio on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

Orders will be ready rain or shine, so if you order, come out either way.