This week Austin Tech Alliance (ATA), an Austin based non-profit, has launched a new website for the Austin Tech community: lendahandATX.org. Lend a Hand ATX helps skilled tech volunteers and those in need make critical community connections during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. As an Austin based company ourselves and in this unique time, it’s time to tap our local tech community and ask them to lend a hand for all Austinites.Continue Reading →
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and as part of their Foot the Bill campaign, VANS has partnered with local and community-driven skate shops, restaurants, art galleries and music venues to support them with custom-designed VANS footwear. 100 % of net proceeds* from the sale of each pair of these very special VANS Customs will go directly to their small business partners in this time of need. With the purpose of continuing to enable creative expression, please join VANS in helping these companies during these difficult times. The list of VANS Foot the Bill partners where you can shop these uniquely designed shoes can be found here: https://www.VANS.com/footthebill.html.Continue Reading →
Yesterday Black Fret, a public charity headquartered in Austin, kicked off Austin Love & Lightstream virtual event that will live stream 6 hours of Austin music live from Scholz Garten in Austin, Texas. Planned for an initial five day run through Saturday, March 21st from Scholz Garten, Austin Love & Lightstream is a local response to the cancellation of SXSW and the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The event is closed to the public and taking place on a sterilized outdoor sound stage at Scholz Garten.Continue Reading →
As of 3.13.20 this event is now canceled and postponed to a later date. Please check back on the new date for this event.
Even though SXSW 2020 is canceled, ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO for next Thursday, March 19, as Spaceflight Records and Mosaic Sound Collective host the inaugural liftoff of “SKYLAB 2020,” a day and night party featuring a lineup of 29 of Austin’s top local artists. The SKYLAB 2020 event kicks off at 11 a.m. through 2 a.m. at Austin’s historic Scholz Garten, located at 1607 San Jacinto, Austin, Texas 78701.Continue Reading →
Right in time for Spring Break 2020, MindTravel and Rowing Dock will be hosting the FIRST EVER Live-to-Headphones ‘Silent’ Concert on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas on March 15th. Attendees from all over Austin will be experiencing a musical journey into mindfulness crafted and led by composer and pianist Murray Hidary. This unique experience combines the joy of gliding along the water in comfortable kayaks and canoes with an immersive musical journey created in real-time and delivered through headphones.Continue Reading →
Updated on 3/6/2020: SXSW 2020 is now CANCELLED due to the Coronavirus pandemic. https://www.hi-techchic.com/the-city-of-austin-announces-cancellation-of-sxsw-2020-march-events/.
During South By Southwest (SXSW) 2020, SHOWTIME will have the world premiere of the new documentary series OUTCRY, on Saturday, March 14th at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar location in Austin, Texas. The world premiere of OUTCRY will be ahead of its television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Today, SHOWTIME has released the official trailer and poster art for the new documentary series ahead of the world premiere.Continue Reading →
Announced today, Los Angeles-based HelMel Studios, founded by actor, artist, and philanthropist Val Kilmer, and Austin, Texas-based Mosaic Sound Collective announce a strategic partnership, celebrating with multiple events from March 12th through March 20th in Austin, Texas. The two nonprofits are collaborating in a “strategic bond” to offer each other a presence and footing in both cities, with Austin hosting the official kickoff. With the new partnership, HelMel and Mosaic will come together and offer musicians, visual artists, filmmakers and creatives in each city a unique bridge of opportunity and synergy.Continue Reading →
It’s hard to believe that SXSW 2020 is just one month with day 1 starting on March 13th in Austin, Texas. Currently and till the festival begins SXSW will still be adding more artists and speakers to the festival. This week they just announced more additions to the Music and Film Festival including more speaker. Tomorrow, February 14th is also the last day to register for SXSW before the festival rates go up. Below please find the latest SXSW 2020 updates.Continue Reading →
Announced this week, Sandbox VR, one of the most realistic virtual reality experiences in the world, opens its doors at The Domain in Austin, TX on February 19, 2020. Sandbox VR is the kind of immersive social experience that people have dreamt of since the dawn of computing. Through a unique combination of motion capture and VR technologies, you can become anyone and go anywhere.Continue Reading →
The Austin Trail of Lights is a fifty-five-year-old annual tradition at Zilker Park In Austin, Texas. For the first time this year, they hosted the Trail of Flights presented by Coravin, featuring some of the best wines Napa Valley has to offer. While at the Trail of Flights guests had a choice for one of 8 curated tasting flights for $15.00.Continue Reading →