Live Music :: Woot Talley
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Woot Talley

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Live Music :: Woot Talley

WOOT TALLEY 

I have been playing music for most of my life and the road to this CD was a winding journey but with some clear markers. Sometimes stories start at the beginning but this one starts on the back end of the middle. 

The first step occurred in 2001 when I found one of John Lennon’s acoustic guitars. Actually, I didn’t find the guitar; it was a gift from by beautiful wife Tammy and Barbara -- best mom-in law a man could have. And to be completely honest it isn’t technically “one of John Lennon’s guitars.” It’s an Epiphone EJ-160 John Lennon Signature model.  A guy can dream can’t he? 

My John Lennon guitar sounded great. My buddy Dave at Guitar Resurrection set it up. I loved the action and the feel of the neck.  I had played bass, keyboards and some electric guitar in bands for over 25 years but this was a new jumping off point. This was my first acoustic guitar and learning to finger-pick was a bit like traveling to Mars.... I was starting from scratch.

So I searched out artists that I admired to learn songs. I was drawn to the work of Robert Johnson, Muddy Water, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzey, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, James Taylor, Keb Mo, Steve Earle and obviously John Lennon.  I begged, borrowed and nicked as many licks as I could handle.

The next catalyst to my odyssey was when my daughter Kate was born in 2006. The addition of a beautiful new baby girl to our family brought on a natural shift of priorities. I was a new dad again. I was home more which had an added bonus -- I started playing my acoustic guitar more, writing songs and actually finishing them. When Kate was very young I would take the guitar into the bathroom for her tub time. While she played with her little tub toys, we had BIG fun. We sang songs, made up songs, and I would sneak in little ideas I was working on and write.  Half of the songs on the CD were written or created during this period. Having Kate on the cover of the CD was natural. She was my muse and song-writing partner. The time together with her allowed me the opportunity to create these songs.

The last piece of the journey was to start playing these songs out in public and the reconnecting with friends. Austin isn’t a bad place to do that. Without using a worn out slogan it is true that you can't go two hundred yards in any direction without running into a music venue.   So I went out and found a gig. My first gig as a solo was at the Thunderbird coffeehouse in November 2010. I played anywhere they would let me. One night I was playing Genuine Joe’s on Anderson Lane and an old band mate from my Rabbit days (that is a different story – it is at the end of the beginning) walked in. Bruce and I have known each other since high school. We also logged 9 years on the road with that Rabbit thing and are still good friends today.  Anyway, Bruce was itching to play guitar again so I invited him to join my party of 1.  Now we’re a duo, we play more gigs and eventually add Win on bass and finally David on the drums. Over the last 4 years we have built this thing up, even rehearsed a few times, and have become a real band. 

The last leg on this trip was linking up with Phil Mezzetti -- producer and recording engineer extraordinaire.  Phil did some time on the road with Rabbit in the early 80’s (there’s that Rabbit thing again) but now he owns his own recording studio. We begged him to help us make this record and in between floods and near death experiences he relented and went way above the call of duty and put real sweat and heart in this record. Thanks Phil.

John Lennon guitar. Beautiful daughter Kate and tub time. Reconnecting with friends. These are the steps on my path that brought you this CD. Hope you enjoy it – there are pieces of my life in this music.

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Live Music ::  Elad Liebman
Aug
26
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music :: Elad Liebman

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Live Music :: Elad Liebman

Straight from the Tel Aviv indie scene, Elad makes music inspired in equal measures by Pavement, Sonic Youth, Grizzly Bear and Elliott Smith (but doesn't sound quite like anything in particular).

The best thing you can probably do is listen for yourselves:
https://eladliebman.bandcamp.com/track/this-soil-2
https://eladliebman.bandcamp.com/track/myth-of-eve
https://eladliebman.bandcamp.com/track/box-cutter

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Live Music :: Kris Schultz & Andrew Savage
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Kris Schultz & Andrew Savage

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Live Music :: Kris Schultz

Kris Schultz is a singer-songwriter who writes lyric-driven snapshots of a life wandering, looking for -and maybe finding - home in unexpected places.


ABOUT KRIS | website
After spending much of her life on the road in one form or another, it's no surprise that Kris Schultz likes to take the scenic route. And that is exactly how she made her way to writing, playing and singing songs.

Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, she was obsessed at an early age with the songs on the jukebox at a bar she visited regularly with her parents.  The blend of classic country and 70s and early 80s singer/songwriter tunes gave her a deep love for sad songs about heartbreak and loss.

At an early age, she showed promise in several sports, and by mid-childhood it was obvious Track & Field (specifically the "field"part) was her niche. Soon, she was criss-crossing the country in a tiny car with her mother and twin sister, competing in track meets, adopting accents and falling in love with the cities, towns, highways and roadside stops she would daydream about when back in Topeka.

Accepting a scholarship to throw Javelin at Kansas State University, she officially majored in Journalism. But she likes to think her daily visits to the local record store could be considered a double major in Music Appreciation. It was there she dove further into the music of singer-songwriters, new and old.

While competing in the Texas Relays during her college career, she had fallen in love with the city of Austin, TX.  Soon, she had moved there with only a box of books & CDs, a small stereo, and a bag of clothes.  She walked into the city-ran Austin Music Network TV channel, asked for an internship, and soon she was spending her days proof-checking videos of local music and taking in every note. But she still hadn't thought of playing music herself. 

The next few years were spent assisting musicians on the road and at home in Austin. She did whatever was needed - selling merch, driving, road managing, lugging gear.  She traveled throughout Texas, the Midwest, the Northeast and Canada with the likes of Kacy Crowley, Future Clouds and Radar, Davíd Garza, Goudie and Guy Forsyth, and worked for Jon Dee Graham and others back home in Austin. Through it all, she absorbed the live performances of these talented artists, but it still never crossed her mind to give it a try herself.

After a years-long break from her non-musical role in the Austin music world to start a pet care business with her sister, in the spring of 2017 she acquired a guitar, and, on a whim, called on her longtime friend Kacy Crowley to help find out if she could sing. Armed with 3 chords she had learned 16 years before, but had never had the chance  to practice, she played her first attempt at a song for Kacy. Surprised when told she was not tone deaf, as she had assumed, she quickly became hooked on writing songs.  Within a month, she played her first open mic at the legendary Cactus Cafe. Within six months, she was playing her first hour-long set of original songs. 

The Irie Bean Coffee Bar in South Austin has become a home base, and she has played at  The Townsend, Hole In The Wall, and Cherrywood Coffeehouse, among other Austin venues.

As of early June 2019, Kris is currently on tour in the Midwest with Andrew Savage, and June 19 she will play at the legendary Cactus Cafe in Austin as one of five songwriters selected to play a set during “Kacy Crowley Presents: The New Songwriters.”

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Reading Tarot for Others
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Reading Tarot for Others

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Reading Tarot for Others

Thursday, August 22, 6:30-9:00
and
Thursday, August 29, 6:30-9:00
$60

Designed for those with a working knowledge of Tarot, this two-part class will help you begin reading for others. We’ll explore rituals for opening and closing a reading, self-protection, consulting with clients, interpreting cards in response to different questions, and the ethical implications of reading for others.

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Paint with Color: FRIDA KAHLO
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Paint with Color: FRIDA KAHLO

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Gather your friends for an evening
of "Fun Art" (Frida Kahlo)

Plan a night of dinner, drinks and step-by-step painting instruction with local artist Emy Leviege. You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation that you painted! The class is $25/person and includes all materials, and a 11x14 canvas. **No experience necessary**

Come to celebrate your birthday with a friend... birthday gal/guy is free with 2 paid participants. (Must show ID and DOB  must be with in one week of the class date.)

Please arrive 30 minutes early to order food and drinks (must be purchased at BSH and not brought in).

To reserve your spot, text your name and the number in your party to (512) 922-6822. Cash/credit paid at the event.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paintwithcolor/

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Art Journaling Class with Janus Lee
Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Art Journaling Class with Janus Lee

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Art Journaling Class with Janus Lee

There’s a lot to cover in my newest classes as an ongoing curriculum. I’ve been developing these for a few years based on my own experience with the life-changing practice of art journaling, & my ongoing studies of sequential art starting at St. Edward’s University in 2014.

Over the course of several art journaling classes we will experiment with different water-based mediums used in both drawing & painting. All supplies & instruction are provided for acrylic paint, brushes, calligraphy & lettering tools, watercolor paints & techniques like wet-into-wet, wash & line techniques with watercolor pencils & with water-soluble graphite, etc. Students will use their own personal notebooks, journals, & sketchbooks, so privacy is protected. Projects may be shared with other class members on a voluntary basis, or only used for one’s own personal growth & creative learning & development.

– Janus

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Open Mic Music Night
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Music Night

Open Mic Music NIght at Brentwood Social House

Brentwood Social is hosting an open mic music night and our headliner is YOU!


Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00

— THIS IS A FREE EVENT and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC —


Come out to perform or just show your support for the local performance scene! 

Parking: We love being a part of this wonderful neighborhood and we want to be respectful neighbors. In an effort to work with our neighbors to create a safe space for residents, we ask that you do not park on or use McCarthy Circle for turning around. There are many children who live and play in this cul-de-sac. There is plenty of parking along Arroyo Seco and throughout the neighborhood.

Details:
Sign up starts at 6:30pm. Sign-ups are first come, first served and you must be present to sign up. We do not do advanced sign-ups or call in sign-ups. Performance time is up to 2 songs each. This open mic is for acoustic sets only. We will provide a PA system and a few mics. 

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Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)

The Others Brothers at Brentwood Social House

The Other Other Brothers

First Saturday of the month
10am to 12pm

The Other Other Brothers will be tuning their kazoos and brandishing banana phones for your familial delight! You can find them the first Saturday of every month from 10am-noon. Bring the little ones, grab a coffee and pastry, and sidle up for a one-of-a-kind kids’ show filled with folk songs, joke songs, and storytelling magic for everyone!

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Baby Art Photography Event
Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

Baby Art Photography Event

Nappy Time Portraits :: Baby Art Photography Event

Baby Art Photography Event! Bring your camera and loved ones. The theme this time is Sunken City -- raise your child from the depths!

Nappy Time Portrait’s new background art theme is Sunken City! Babies’ futures are full of possibilities. Many of their skills are still sleeping deep inside them, waiting to wake up. So our slogan this time is, “Raised from the Depths.” That’s how we were thinking when we created this background. As always, we’ve also created original costumes to fit the theme. You are also welcome to bring your own outfit and share your imagination.

Nappy Time Portraits are parent participatory events. At Nappy Time Portraits, you are the photographer! Your baby will always have the special, comfortable expressions shown only to mommy. This creates rapport between you and your baby, puts a personal touch on the photos you take, and wrap your pictures in a feeling of accomplishment. Please share your memorable moments with us.

Nappy Time Portraits events are held regularly in the Austin area. You provide the camera, we provide unique and original backgrounds, each with a rentable matching outfit.
http://babyart.fun/

If you are not familiar with Nappy Time Portraits, please check some of our event photos, so you will know what you will get!
http://babyart.fun/new/pastevent.html

0-2 years old works best.
$20 includes costume rental
We accept CASH only.

Find us at Brentwood Social House, a baby and toddler friendly cafe with a lot of toys and picture books. Please take your time while waiting.

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Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Suite Journey at Brentwood Social House

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Billie Woods plays Celtic harp and piano along with Deborah Schmidt on classical guitar and both play Native American Flutes. Suite Journey plays instrumentals/vocal covers as well as originals in a variety of musical styles: Classical, Celtic, Contemporary, World Folk, Native American fusion and a jazzy number or two. The duo has been playing together for over 15 years!

Links to their latest album based on their travels to Tibet and Nepal can be found at www.suitejourney.com. There are also a couple of other tunes found here: www.reverbnation.com/suitejourney.

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Live Music :: Mickey Moore
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Mickey Moore

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Live Music :: Mickey Moore

Mickey Moore, songwriter and guitarist of local heavy music project Wounded Wolf brings a raw approach to the acoustic guitar, offering moods of berserker to drifter ballads and instrumentals complimented by sincere homages to heroes ranging from Waylon Jennings to Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society.

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Bubble Fest
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Bubble Fest

Bubble Fest

9:00am to 11:00am

Milly McSilly will be at Brentwood Social House with her Bubble Magic! Kids of all ages will be able to blow their own bubbles, make their own giant bubbles and bubble wands!

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La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe at Brentwood Social House

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

3rd Thursdays
10am to Noon

Join the La Leche League of Austin every 3rd Thursday at Brentwood Social House from 10:00am - Noon for Breastfeeding Cafe! Hang out with other nursing parents, share experiences, and get support. Accredited LLL Leaders will provide accurate, up-to-date information about breastfeeding as well as offer encouragement and support. Learning from others who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Let us be part of your village!

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Thursday Night Trivia
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Trivia

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Third Thursday Trivia Night

Put your “useless” knowledge to the test at Thursday Night Trivia! Prizes and good times included. No theme, just random categories and questions.

No signup, come pick up an answer sheet at 6:45pm. Teams of up to 6 people allowed.

This is a FREE EVENT!

We will have child care available from 7-9pm!

We have 10 spots available in the supervised childcare area. Cost is $5/child for the two hours between 7:00-9:00.

Remember, we are NOT a full-time licensed childcare facility, so some rules apply:

  • You must remain on-site while your child is in our care.

  • We will text when a diaper needs changing or a potty break is needed.

  • Children have to be at least 3 years old.

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Ask a Therapist Happy Hour
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Ask a Therapist Happy Hour

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Ask A Therapist Happy Hour

LET’S DE-MYSTIFY TALK THERAPY!

Jason Coel of Coel Counseling will be at Brentwood Social House answering any of your therapy questions or concerns!

How to find the Right therapist for YOU!
What happens in session?
What is the difference between Good and Bad therapy?
What are the types of therapy?
Which one is right for me?
Why is it so hard to find a therapist that takes my insurance?
What is the first session like?


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ABOUT JASON COEL

Are you stuck, hard on yourself, and ready to do the hard work to change? I can relate. Back in 2001, I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy.  Unfortunately for me, "the big philosophy crash" of the late 90's forced me to find work at a large corporate consulting firm.  I languished in the corporate world for the next decade and a half while trying to discover what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was stuck, and worst of all- I knew it! Thankfully, I sought the help of a therapist to help me find my path.  It was through therapy that I re-connected with my love of philosophy and began the hard journey toward self-compassion.

That is not to say, however, that the therapeutic journey is easy. Ugh – it is hard.  Taking a look at the things that don’t like being seen is perhaps the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done. That deep dive allowed for me to discover my true passion - (oddly enough) the practice of counseling! For me, counseling is the actual daily DOING of philosophy.  The “being with” thing that happens in therapy has become valuable to me. It is through the therapeutic relationship that I see my clients discover the “why” of their actions, improve emotional resiliency, reduce anxiety, and discover their agency to confidently become who they are!

I now have a master's degree in Counseling from St. Edward's University.  I love the practice of therapy and I cherish the relationships that I build with my clients.  My approach is interpersonal and warm, and I believe strongly in the healing power of mindful relationships.  In addition to the occasional propensity to quote the great existential philosophers in session (Camus, Sartre, Nietzsche, Dumbledore), I enjoy helping my clients to discover self-compassion and lead the life they want to live.

While the majority of my time is available at the Austin Counseling Center, I can also be found as a volunteer therapist for Capital Area Counseling.  I'm the proud husband of an amazing architect and a proud father of two incredible children.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to take the first step on your journey. I see you. I accept you. I’m not going anywhere.

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Live Music :: Cooper Henson
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Cooper Henson

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Live Music :: Cooper Henson

Cooper Henson is an Austin singer/songwriter by way of New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. His soulful tunes and poetic lyrics span a range of song styles. He has been a finalist multiple times in the Austin Songwriter's Group (ASG) Song Contest

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Live Music :: Dillon Biggs & Sherita Perez
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Dillon Biggs & Sherita Perez

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Live Music :: Dillon Biggs & Sherita Perez

Dillon Biggs is a Houston native singer/songwriter currently based in Austin, Tx. The indie pop troubadour entertains audiences through a night of emotive storytelling, accompanied by his acoustic guitar. Dillon’s intimate adaption of original songs from his crowdfunded debut EP, Cakewalk, draw comparisons to ‪Rufus Wainwright‬, ‪Lou Reed‬, and ‪Morrissey‬. The artist is currently preparing to release his follow up EP over the next year. You can visit www.dillonbiggs.com for updates, upcoming shows, and more.

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Live Music :: These Fine Moments
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: These Fine Moments

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Live Music :: These Fine Moments

These Fine Moments, the Austin, Texas-based duo of Hilary Kaufmann and Robert Watts, delivers an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ’70’s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, The Beatles) and American Indie (The Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope) with strong, lyric-centered co-vocals and lush harmonies.

“Immediately appealing pop music,” says Peter Blackstock of the Austin American Statesman. “Watts and Kaufmann are one of the better harmony vocal duos in town.”

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Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Suite Journey at Brentwood Social House

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Billie Woods plays Celtic harp and piano along with Deborah Schmidt on classical guitar and both play Native American Flutes. Suite Journey plays instrumentals/vocal covers as well as originals in a variety of musical styles: Classical, Celtic, Contemporary, World Folk, Native American fusion and a jazzy number or two. The duo has been playing together for over 15 years!

Links to their latest album based on their travels to Tibet and Nepal can be found at www.suitejourney.com. There are also a couple of other tunes found here: www.reverbnation.com/suitejourney.

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The Parents' Climate Community Gathering
Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

The Parents' Climate Community Gathering

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The Parents' Climate Community Gathering

As parents, we’re stuck in this Catch-22: we are deeply invested in sustaining a habitable planet for the next generation, yet we are already so slammed with the immediate, everyday demands of caregiving that it can be hard to find the time or energy to take action.

According to a recent Yale report, 69% of Americans are anxious about climate change, yet only 8% of us are regularly discussing it. The goal of this group is to clear a bit of space in our hectic schedules to start talking together about the seemingly overwhelming, intractable threat of environmental collapse.

In our first meeting, we’ll brainstorm the kinds of ways we’d like to support each other.

Some possibilities include: getting informed about climate justice through select readings like Mary DeMocker’s The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution, inviting representatives from local environmental non-profit organizations to inform us of volunteer opportunities, hosting vermiculture workshops, pooling resources for childcare so that we can attend meetings or citizen-lobby days, setting up accountability partners to help us maintain our climate goals, etc.

The first step, though, is to start the conversation. As the activist Joanna Macy writes, “Silencing our deepest responses to the condition of the world not only fosters a sense of futility but also mires us in it. Each act of denial…is an abdication of our power to respond. It relegates us to the role of victim, before we even see what we can and want to do.”

*Please note that, while this group was conceived primarily as a resource for parents who are currently raising children and teenagers, we also welcome grandparents, aunts/uncles, and other caregivers to join us!

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Reading Tarot for Others
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Reading Tarot for Others

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Reading Tarot for Others

Thursday, August 22, 6:30-9:00
and
Thursday, August 29, 6:30-9:00
$60

Designed for those with a working knowledge of Tarot, this two-part class will help you begin reading for others. We’ll explore rituals for opening and closing a reading, self-protection, consulting with clients, interpreting cards in response to different questions, and the ethical implications of reading for others.

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Needle Felting Workshop
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle Felting Workshop

At a Rover Studios Needle Felting Workshop, you will learn the basics of using hand felting needles to turn carded wool (Roving) into soft sculptures. Projects can include anything from realistic pet portraits to soft handmade toys to imaginative whimsical creations made completely by hand and in the company of a creative and convivial crowd.

In needle felting, wool is compressed and shaped by jabbing a barbed needle into a ball or mat of wool the tangle and link the fibers. The process is surprisingly soothing and the results are routinely charming!

All the tools and materials will be provided for the initial $25 fee. Returning crafters, Frequent Felters, fee is $20 for materials and the space.

Tools are sharp and 3D projects are most appropriate for 14 and up. If you want to include a younger crafter let me know and an suitable 2D project can be included.

April’s workshop will focus on posable 3D creations with wire armatures inside, but simpler project can always be arranged Workshop leader, Xan, comes from a long line of fiber artists.

Hold a space by sending a note to xanbenton@gmail.com

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Art Journaling Class with Janus Lee
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Art Journaling Class with Janus Lee

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Art Journaling Class with Janus Lee

There’s a lot to cover in my newest classes as an ongoing curriculum. I’ve been developing these for a few years based on my own experience with the life-changing practice of art journaling, & my ongoing studies of sequential art starting at St. Edward’s University in 2014.

Over the course of several art journaling classes we will experiment with different water-based mediums used in both drawing & painting. All supplies & instruction are provided for acrylic paint, brushes, calligraphy & lettering tools, watercolor paints & techniques like wet-into-wet, wash & line techniques with watercolor pencils & with water-soluble graphite, etc. Students will use their own personal notebooks, journals, & sketchbooks, so privacy is protected. Projects may be shared with other class members on a voluntary basis, or only used for one’s own personal growth & creative learning & development.

– Janus

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Tarot for Writers: Character Study
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Tarot for Writers: Character Study

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Tarot for Writers: Character Study

Monday, August 19th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
$25

We can use Tarot to better understand ourselves and the imaginary people inhabiting our fictional creations. If you’re working on a novel, a short story, or even a work of nonfiction, this workshop will introduce you to Tarot spreads to help you see and define the characters in your work. 

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Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

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Live Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

Christy and Dan play old-time, country, bluegrass and hillbilly music for those music lovers who enjoy old sentimental songs, new sentimental songs, snappy rags, crooked breakdowns, or hard-driving, claw-hammered dance-tunes.

Christy Palumbo Foster, vocals, finger-style guitar and banjulele (banjo-ukulele):
Originally from St. Louis, MO, long time Austin guitarist/vocalist has been performing since participating in an open mic at an Austin Friends of Traditional Music meeting at the Split Rail, in 1976.. Vocal influences range from 1920s jazz stylings, to hot swing of Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and full circle back to the old songs of Appalachia and early country and bluegrass. She also is pleased and honored to include the original songs of local songwriters, John Clay and Dan Foster in the Plowboys repertoire. Christy has performed Dixieland, big band and in her own jazz quintet (Jazz Me Blues in the late70s), and in an all women old-time band (The Decibelles, 1990s). Christy Palumbo Foster and Dan Foster appear on Rounder Records compilation, the American Fogies, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (CD, 1996). Christy also performs regularly with the Austin Balkan Singers and the Austin Banjo Club.

Dan Foster, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals:
Dan has been around the Austin music scene since the mid-70s. A native Texan with roots in North Carolina, he has been fascinated with traditional music since the age of 14 when he first saw the great Texas bluesman, Mance Lipscomb. Playing the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, Dan is known for seeking out the unique and unusual from the hidden treasury of American music and delivering both instrumental and vocal renditions true to style. From the Kentucky long-bow of Buddy Thomas and J.P. Fraley to the rollicking Georgia fiddle tunes of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Dan’s love of southern fiddling is genuine. But novelty rags on the mandolin and new-made songs for claw-hammer banjo are also in store, along with sentimental southern harmonies when he joins Christy to sing their favorites from long ago. You should come and listen while they sing old songs new to the ear and new songs old beyond their years.

Check out Christy's band, Christy and the Plowboys:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/125944681992/

https://www.reverbnation.com/christyandtheplowboys

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Brunch Music :: E.G. Phillips
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: E.G. Phillips

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Brunch Music :: E.G. Phillips

Songwriter EG Phillips of San Francisco will bop by the Brentwood Social House for brunch Saturday, August 17th from 10 am to noon.

Last in town for SxSW, where he played a showcase at the The Jackalope, E.G. looks forward to the chance to play in the intimate acoustic setting this neighborhood gathering place provides.

Phillips pens tunes that are his own special blend of whimsy and cinematic imagery which he uses to give a wry take on dealing with the longings of the heart and the madness of existence. His jazz-influenced alt-folk stylings are both unusual and also exceedingly catchy. While claiming to front a "fake band" called "Ducks With Pants," his affinity for troubadours like of Bob Dylan will be readily apparent while his dry wit and stage presence will bring to mind Tom Lehreŗ for those of a certain age, or just those in the know.

Calling him "a rising singer-songwriter" of the Bay Area music scene, SF Weekly says Phillips infuses "his vivid lyricism with subtle humor and hints of pop-culture awareness." Tracks from his latest album "At Home At Sea" have premiered in Glide Magazine, Vents Magazine Street Team Page, AmericanaUK and Americana Highways

Learn more about E.G. and his music at his website:
http://duckswithpants.com

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Thursday Night Trivia - We will have child care!
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Trivia - We will have child care!

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Third Thursday Trivia Night

Put your “useless” knowledge to the test at Thursday Night Trivia! Prizes and good times included. No theme, just random categories and questions.

No signup, come pick up an answer sheet at 6:45pm. Teams of up to 6 people allowed.

This is a FREE EVENT!

We will have child care available from 7-9pm!

We have 10 spots available in the supervised childcare area. Cost is $5/child for the two hours between 7:00-9:00.

Remember, we are NOT a full-time licensed childcare facility, so some rules apply:

  • You must remain on-site while your child is in our care.

  • We will text when a diaper needs changing or a potty break is needed.

  • Children have to be at least 3 years old.

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La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe at Brentwood Social House

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

3rd Thursdays
10am to Noon

Join the La Leche League of Austin every 3rd Thursday at Brentwood Social House from 10:00am - Noon for Breastfeeding Cafe! Hang out with other nursing parents, share experiences, and get support. Accredited LLL Leaders will provide accurate, up-to-date information about breastfeeding as well as offer encouragement and support. Learning from others who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Let us be part of your village!

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Live Music :: Charlie Rauh & Cameron Knowler
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Charlie Rauh & Cameron Knowler

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Live Music :: Charlie Rauh & Cameron Knowler

Cameron is a folk guitarist, and banjoist from Houston, TX and will be joined by guitarist and composer, Charlie Rauh, on tour from NYC. They both play instrumental styles of music - country, folk and jazz, while Charlie focuses on original compositions that combine elements of the previously mentioned genres, in addition to classical. They will each play a solo set, followed by a set of duo material to close.

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Bubble Fest
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Bubble Fest

Bubble Fest

9:00am to 11:00am

Milly McSilly will be at Brentwood Social House with her Bubble Magic! Kids of all ages will be able to blow their own bubbles, make their own giant bubbles and bubble wands, and go inside a GIANT BUBBLE!

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Adult Watercolor Painting Class :: Bevo/Longhorn
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Watercolor Painting Class :: Bevo/Longhorn

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Adult Watercolor Painting Class :: Bevo/Longhorn

Are you a UT fan, or simply a lover of Texas longhorns? Paint your very own version of Bevo! Learn some basic watercolor techniques, have fun socializing with friends, and leave with your unique work of art. All materials are provided. Best for ages 10 and up. Your instructor is Shefali O'Hara, a local artist who created her own version, "Poppy Longhorn". Limited edition signed prints of this artwork are still available for purchase.

Please arrive early to order food and drink (must be purchased at BSH and not brought in).

Cost is $30. Please reserve your spot in advance. Text (512) 423-7945 with the number in your party. Cash or check at the event, or pay with a credit card online.

To see Ms. O'Hara's art: www.facebook.com/Austinlace

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Adult Painting Class
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Painting Class

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Zoom in - like a pollinator boss!

Come for a night of fun painting in this new series of classes with award-winning artist Janus Lee. In the relaxed environment of Brentwood Social House, we'll explore the natural world from a pollinator's POV, learning art facts like color theory & composition along the way.

All levels are welcome, as you zoom in on botanical mysteries to create a painting totally unique to you, & as abstract as you like.

All materials & instruction provided for $25. Ages 13 & up welcome.

Arrive early to order food & drinks.

Please RSVP to ArtofMedicine@gmail.com or click the button below with number of attendees - seats are limited. Janus requires a minimum of 2 painters for the class to make.

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Pop Up :: Imperfect Produce
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Pop Up :: Imperfect Produce

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Pop Up :: Imperfect Produce

Learn about Imperfect Produce and their mission! Sign up and get a BSH drink voucher!

“At Imperfect, we believe that there is no reason to waste perfectly good food. We’re working to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone by sourcing foods that might otherwise go to waste and delivering them right to your door for about 30% less than grocery store prices! All boxes are customizable (you pick your produce and how often it arrives) and filled with affordable, delicious fresh produce and grocery staples.”

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Women Talk Intimacy
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Women Talk Intimacy

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Women Talk Intimacy

Join us for a free small gathering focused on the female sexual experience. If you have any curiosity or concern about your intimate moments, save yourself a spot by emailing rebecca@therapyandcoffee.com. This is safe space. Walk-ins are welcome but space is limited!


ABOUT REBECCA | website

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Rebecca was born in California, and she has lived in Austin for almost a decade. She received her bachelor's degree from UCLA and then went to school for her master's degree in professional counseling at Texas State University - San Marcos. While there, she specialized in marriage and family therapy, learning how to help people in all of life's transitions. She has experience working with families dealing with a chronic illness, adolescents with anxiety surrounding school and/or their social lives, and couples who have lost intimacy. She is able to incorporate concepts such as Gottman therapy, sexual history interviewing, mindfulness and other well-supported techniques to form a unique therapy for each client and family.

National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Issued to Rebecca Neufeld
Issued by National Board for Certified Counselors

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