Adult Painting Class
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Painting Class

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Zoom in - like a pollinator boss!

Start spring off right with 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 we 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 need for class to make.

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Paint With Color :: All Ages Painting Class
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Paint With Color :: All Ages Painting Class

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Austin Skyline
All Ages Painting Class

Parents and kids are invited to join us for step-by-step painting instruction with local artist Emy Leviege. Artists will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation that they painted! The class is $20/person and includes all materials, including a 9x12 canvas. The first 10 kids will get a free apron! **No experience necessary**

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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La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
Jun
20
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
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Trivia

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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!

Please send us an email if you are interested in child care during this event!

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
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Ask a Therapist Happy Hour

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Ask A Therapist Happy Hour

Friday, June 21
5pm to 6pm

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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Paint With Color :: Adult Painting Class
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Paint With Color :: Adult Painting Class

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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 $20/person and includes all materials, a 9x12 canvas, and an apron. **No experience necessary**

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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Paint With Color :: Kids Painting Class
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Paint With Color :: Kids Painting Class

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Mermaid
Saturday Morning Painting Class
for the Kids

Our goal is to inspire creativity and fun that shows kids a whole new way of looking at art!

Kids 5 and up (parents, too!) are invited to join us for step-by-step painting instruction with local artist Emy Leviege. Kids will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation that they painted! The class is $20/person and includes all materials, including a 9x12 canvas. The first 10 kids will get a free apron! **No experience necessary**

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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Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Suite Journey at Brentwood Social House

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Saturday, June 22nd
10am to Noon

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 :: John Guinan
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: John Guinan

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Live Music :: John Guinan

Saturday, June 22nd
6pm to 8pm

Originally from NYC, John Guinan has found a home in the the Boston music scene and community.  In the words of a musician friend recently, "John is a true devotee to the guitar and to songwriting storytelling. He always credits his influences, - Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, and Dan Bern, for example, but his originals are full of sweet grit and urban nostalgia that feels really familiar, and that personalizes his cover renditions as well."

John is very active on the open mic scene in Boston and Metrowest and also hosts open mics in the area. 

John Guinan Music

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Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

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Your Story Begins:

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, June 24-July 29
7pm to 9pm

This fun and supportive class is geared toward beginning creative writers—writers who are beginning to explore what they want to write about or writers who have been writing in solitude for a while but have rarely or never shared their work with others.

In class, you'll receive structure and guidance around creating new work as we discuss the foundations of storytelling: plot, character, setting, and voice. Later classes in the workshop focus on students sharing their work with the class. Through thoughtful, supportive, and lively discussion, we help each student better reach the aims of his or her story.

This class is a small, friendly group of around 6–12 writers. Come ready to create, laugh, and connect!

(Have questions about whether this workshop is right for you? Please feel free to email me with questions at freshinkconsulting@gmail.com!)

Time: 7pm–9pm at Brentwood Social House, Mondays from June 24 –July 29

Cost: $220

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Watercolor Painting Class for Kids
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor Painting Class for Kids

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Tuesday, June 25th
10am to Noon

Watercolor class for children ages 6 and up. This class is all about fun with paint. I'll guide your child as they enjoy making art. Watercolor washes off easily so children can feel comfortable. They build confidence as they make something to take home. You can enjoy playing with your child or take a break with a cappuccino. All materials provided, but please register ahead of time so I know how much to bring. Register by emailing me at shefali.ohara@gmail.com. Cost is $25.

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Adult Painting Class
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Painting Class

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Zoom in - like a pollinator boss!

Start spring off right with 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 we 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 need for class to make.

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Needle Felting Workshop
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle Felting Workshop

June’s workshop will focus on sculpting characters, think 3D versions of a favorite cartoon, game or movie creature.

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 $15 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.

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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Live Music :: Woot Talley
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Woot Talley

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Live Music :: Woot Talley

Friday, June 28th
6pm to 8pm

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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Pop-up Shop :: Rust and Pearls Curated Vintage
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-up Shop :: Rust and Pearls Curated Vintage

Rust and Pearls Curated Vintage Pop-up

Saturday, June 29th
10:00am to 2:00pm

Grab your favorite cup of coffee and shop a specialized assortment of vintage hairclips, jewelry, bags, travel bags, and small home décor pieces all in one place. There will be a little something for everyone.  Items will range in age from 40 to 70 years old. Each piece has been hand picked with quality and functionality in mind. You will find affordable pieces at prices you will love!

Visit rustandpearls.com

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Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster
Jun
29
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 :: Amber Voiland
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: Amber Voiland

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Sunday Brunch Music :: Amber Voiland

With lustrous vocal melodies over keys, my music is progressive and a collection of different styles. I like to take people for a ride through different stories and feelings, inviting different fellow musicians to illuminate/incorporate their style of perception! Styles can range from sweet and sassy, to folky celtic, some minor chord resonance to happy go lucky! I like to get thoughts ticking and hearts beeping!

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Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

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Your Story Begins:

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, June 24-July 29
7pm to 9pm

This fun and supportive class is geared toward beginning creative writers—writers who are beginning to explore what they want to write about or writers who have been writing in solitude for a while but have rarely or never shared their work with others.

In class, you'll receive structure and guidance around creating new work as we discuss the foundations of storytelling: plot, character, setting, and voice. Later classes in the workshop focus on students sharing their work with the class. Through thoughtful, supportive, and lively discussion, we help each student better reach the aims of his or her story.

This class is a small, friendly group of around 6–12 writers. Come ready to create, laugh, and connect!

(Have questions about whether this workshop is right for you? Please feel free to email me with questions at freshinkconsulting@gmail.com!)

Time: 7pm–9pm at Brentwood Social House, Mondays from June 24 –July 29

Cost: $220

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Open Mic Music Night
Jul
5
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!)
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

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

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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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Songwriters Social
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Songwriters Social

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Songwriter Social
with Gabe Rothschild

Songwriter Social is a live listening show and podcast that picks the brain of the songwriter. Each show will capture intimate performances from two songwriters as well as a chance to learn more about their lyrics, songwriting process, influences, and other various items of possible interest. Also don't forget about audience interactions and songwriting/musical games!

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Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

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Your Story Begins:

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, June 24-July 29
7pm to 9pm

This fun and supportive class is geared toward beginning creative writers—writers who are beginning to explore what they want to write about or writers who have been writing in solitude for a while but have rarely or never shared their work with others.

In class, you'll receive structure and guidance around creating new work as we discuss the foundations of storytelling: plot, character, setting, and voice. Later classes in the workshop focus on students sharing their work with the class. Through thoughtful, supportive, and lively discussion, we help each student better reach the aims of his or her story.

This class is a small, friendly group of around 6–12 writers. Come ready to create, laugh, and connect!

(Have questions about whether this workshop is right for you? Please feel free to email me with questions at freshinkconsulting@gmail.com!)

Time: 7pm–9pm at Brentwood Social House, Mondays from June 24 –July 29

Cost: $220

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Pop-up Shop :: Rust and Pearls
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Pop-up Shop :: Rust and Pearls

Rust and Pearls at Brentwood Social House

Rust and Pearls Pop-up Shop

Saturday, June 29th
10:00am to 2:00pm

Rust and Pearls is an Austin based jewelry design company specializing in small collection and one of a kind pieces. Each piece is designed and created by Debbie Sakach in her home studio. She creates with a mix of vintage, new and natural materials. R&P focuses on giving back to others through beautiful adornments.

Visit rustandpearls.com

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Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

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Your Story Begins:

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, June 24-July 29
7pm to 9pm

This fun and supportive class is geared toward beginning creative writers—writers who are beginning to explore what they want to write about or writers who have been writing in solitude for a while but have rarely or never shared their work with others.

In class, you'll receive structure and guidance around creating new work as we discuss the foundations of storytelling: plot, character, setting, and voice. Later classes in the workshop focus on students sharing their work with the class. Through thoughtful, supportive, and lively discussion, we help each student better reach the aims of his or her story.

This class is a small, friendly group of around 6–12 writers. Come ready to create, laugh, and connect!

(Have questions about whether this workshop is right for you? Please feel free to email me with questions at freshinkconsulting@gmail.com!)

Time: 7pm–9pm at Brentwood Social House, Mondays from June 24 –July 29

Cost: $220

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La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
Jul
18
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
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Trivia

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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!

Please send us an email if you are interested in child care during this event!

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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Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

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Your Story Begins:

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, June 24-July 29
7pm to 9pm

This fun and supportive class is geared toward beginning creative writers—writers who are beginning to explore what they want to write about or writers who have been writing in solitude for a while but have rarely or never shared their work with others.

In class, you'll receive structure and guidance around creating new work as we discuss the foundations of storytelling: plot, character, setting, and voice. Later classes in the workshop focus on students sharing their work with the class. Through thoughtful, supportive, and lively discussion, we help each student better reach the aims of his or her story.

This class is a small, friendly group of around 6–12 writers. Come ready to create, laugh, and connect!

(Have questions about whether this workshop is right for you? Please feel free to email me with questions at freshinkconsulting@gmail.com!)

Time: 7pm–9pm at Brentwood Social House, Mondays from June 24 –July 29

Cost: $220

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Tarot for Writers: Blending Artforms
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Tarot for Writers: Blending Artforms

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Tarot for Writers: Blending Artforms

Thursday, July 25th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
$25

Explore how Tarot can serve your writing process and help you break through creative blocks, find new creative direction, and infuse creative work with imagination and depth. This workshop includes a basic introduction to the cards, writing exercises, and a discussion of the various ways Tarot can be used as a guiding tool for writers.

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Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
Jul
27
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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Bubble Fest
Jul
28
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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Beginning Creative Writing Workshop
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

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Your Story Begins:

Beginning Creative Writing Workshop

Mondays, June 24-July 29
7pm to 9pm

This fun and supportive class is geared toward beginning creative writers—writers who are beginning to explore what they want to write about or writers who have been writing in solitude for a while but have rarely or never shared their work with others.

In class, you'll receive structure and guidance around creating new work as we discuss the foundations of storytelling: plot, character, setting, and voice. Later classes in the workshop focus on students sharing their work with the class. Through thoughtful, supportive, and lively discussion, we help each student better reach the aims of his or her story.

This class is a small, friendly group of around 6–12 writers. Come ready to create, laugh, and connect!

(Have questions about whether this workshop is right for you? Please feel free to email me with questions at freshinkconsulting@gmail.com!)

Time: 7pm–9pm at Brentwood Social House, Mondays from June 24 –July 29

Cost: $220

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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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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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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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"The Dark is Only Half the Story" Book Launch Party
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

"The Dark is Only Half the Story" Book Launch Party

"The Dark is Only Half the Story" Book Launch Party

Saturday, June 15th
7pm to 9pm

Taylor, better known as @commasandcuriosity on Instagram, is a writer from Southeast Texas releasing her debut poetry collection "The Dark is Only Half the Story" this June. In this memoir-style collection, Taylor courageously shares her deepest, darkest memories of the past, struggles and celebrations of the present and hope for the future. Known for her powerful and unfiltered words, the author shares emotional stories on shame, substance abuse, sexual abuse, healing and self-love. In this collection, the author shows us that sometimes we surrender to the darkness, but it is never too late to find your light. 

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Crafternoon for the Kids
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Crafternoon for the Kids

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This fun-filled art workshop will encourage kids to put their creativity into action! Using recycled materials donated by the Austin Creative Reuse we will create mixed medium projects to match each season. 

Workshop projects are geared for ages 4 and up, but younger children are more than welcome to participate with the help of their parents.

Grab a spot at our craft table! Enjoy a refreshing beer, delicious coffee or tea and a tasty treat from the many options on the menu. It's a Saturday event you don't want to miss!

About the host:
Camille Lema is a local artist running an art collective called Free Rent ATX who host events to share and promote working artists. While also known as an independent artist, Camille has worked in child care for over 6 years as a teacher and nanny. Over a year ago, she began setting up art workshops in her home to not only share her love of art, but also spark the imaginations and creativity within any child who wished to participate.

View her personal work here: www.cslema.tumblr.com

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Live Music :: Melinda Joy
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Melinda Joy

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Live Music :: Melinda Joy

Sensual. Intuitive. Intellectual. Spiritual. Melinda Joy is a singer-songwriter/bass player whose songs interweave poetic lyrics (many originally written as stand-alone poems) with bass and melody lines that draw from a variety of genres. Born in D.C., she grew up in the Midwest and has lived in New York City, San Francisco, North Carolina, Philadelphia, and New Orleans before migrating to Austin, TX, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She recorded and released her debut CD, Unbound, in New Orleans during the summer of 2004 and toured extensively with her former band, M.J. Baby & The Last Word. Listen to clips of the CD and check out what fans are saying at CD Baby.

Her current band, Melinda Joy and The Beautiful Illusion is a soulful, jazzy rock trio featuring MJ on bass and vocals, as well as Michael Walker on guitar and Michelle Schreiber on drums.

Melinda was also a founding member of with the Austin-based bands Green-Eyed Cat and Girl at the Window. Green-Eyed Cat was a collaborative venture with songstress Kim Llewellyn, the inimitable J.T. Martin (of Chasca), and drummer Johnny Gasyna. It's a night at the cabaret, a traveling vaudeville act, and a jazzy romp, featuring piano, bass, percussion, and tight, three-part harmonies. Girl at the Window featured the lush vocal stylings and songwriting chops of MJ, Kim Llewellyn, and Kaia Tingley.

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Paint With Color :: All Ages Painting Class
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Paint With Color :: All Ages Painting Class

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All Ages Painting Class

Parents and kids are invited to join us for step-by-step painting instruction with local artist Emy Leviege. Artists will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation that they painted! The class is $20/person and includes all materials, including a 9x12 canvas. The first 10 kids will get a free apron! **No experience necessary**

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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Resilience & Joy Adult Watercolor Class
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Resilience & Joy Adult Watercolor Class

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Resilience & Joy Adult Watercolor Class for:
Cancer patients, survivors, and others struggling with depression, trauma or grief

• Learn watercolor techniques
• Practice guided meditation
• Participate communally
• Create individually
• Increase resilience, joy, and self-confidence
• Take home a work of art that reflects your personal story

Class fee: $25, includes materials
To enroll: email shefali.ohara@gmail.com or call (512) 423-7945
Please arrive 30 minutes early to order food or drink.

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Brunch Jazz Trio
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Jazz Trio

Sunday Morning Jazz with Manifest Mustache at Brentwood Social House

Manifest Mustache

Sunday, June 9th
10am to 12pm

We will have Manifest Mustache - a jazz trio comprised of swing dancers turned musicians - playing from 10am-noon. Enjoy the hot jazz music from the likes of Django Reinhardt with your morning latte.

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Brunch Music :: Jan Seides
Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Brunch Music :: Jan Seides

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Saturday Brunch Music :: Jan Seides

Jan Seides' (pronounced Sigh-deez) songs combine down-home honesty with up-town sophistication, and have been described as Nanci Griffith and Joni Mitchell meet Broadway.

Her first CD, "Slowly But Surely", received widespread radio play. "Everyday People", released in 2002, has garnered glowing reviews, and frequent radio play. Jan's new project "Family Album" was released on March 24th, 2007.

She has won major awards in regional to national songwriting competitions. They include The Great American Song Contest, Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, Kerrville New Folk, (regional NewFolk winner), Metro Detroit Songwriting Contest and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. In 2005, Jan was a finalist in the KRCL Founders Festival Songwriting competition in Utah. She was also a Judge's Award winner at MOVA (Mountain Valley Arts Council) Festival Songwriting Competition, and, most recently, was awarded First Prize at both the Dallas Songwriters Association Competition and the Austin Songwriters Group Competition. Jan was nominated for the prestigious B. IDEN PAYNE award for Outstanding Musical Director for Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah.

Venues played include: Bitter End (NYC), Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), Coffee Gallery Backstage (L.A.), and Artz Rib House (Austin, TX). Jan has shared stages with Jeff Talmadge, Alton Rex, Albert & Gage, David Llewellyn, Tim Grimm, and Buddy Mondlock.

Quote of the day: Listening to Jan was a trip! She is an incredibly talented woman with a beautiful voice. Her soul soothing voice along with her penetrating blue eyes will grab your heart. She sounds like a folk singer on Broadway, or a blues singer at the Opera...David Barnett, A CORE LIFE, Blog.

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Bubble Fest
Jun
8
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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Open Mic Music Night
Jun
7
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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Songwriters Social
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Songwriters Social

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Songwriter Social
with Gabe Rothschild

Saturday, June 1st
6pm to 8pm

Songwriter Social is a live listening show and podcast that picks the brain of the songwriter. Each show will capture intimate performances from two songwriters as well as a chance to learn more about their lyrics, songwriting process, influences, and other various items of possible interest. Also don't forget about audience interactions and songwriting/musical games!

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Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

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

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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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Our LAST Bubble & Squeak Comedy Night!
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Our LAST Bubble & Squeak Comedy Night!

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While we may decide to pick it back up in the fall, we’re taking a break from Comedy Night! Join us for our last comedy event for the summer.


Headlining
Jered McCorkle

Featuring comedians:
Scott Sticker
Casey Stewart
Clayton Blackstone

Hosted by Andrew Wagner


Doors at 7:00, Show at 8:00


Bubble & Squeak is a British breakfast served with boiled cabbage. Bubble & Squeak is also a FREE stand-up comedy show hosted by Andrew Wagner at Brentwood Social House. The best part? You don't have to eat boiled cabbage! Unless you want to!

This comedy showcase is headlined by Jered McCorkle and featuring comedians Scott Sticker, Casey Stewart, and Clayton Blackstone. The evening will be hosted by comedian Andrew Wagner.

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.


Please send us an email if you are interested in child care during this event!
 

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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Story and Craft Time!
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Story and Craft Time!

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Coffee and Books! Brentwood Social House and Virginia Schnobrich, an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More, have partnered to have a themed craft and storytime.

Enjoy your morning cup of joe while your little ones enjoy fun, interactive stories featuring lots of rhythm and rhyme that will get them moving and shaking.

This event is FREE for all participants!

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Live Music :: Melinda Joy
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Melinda Joy

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Live Music :: Melinda Joy

Sensual. Intuitive. Intellectual. Spiritual. Melinda Joy is a singer-songwriter/bass player whose songs interweave poetic lyrics (many originally written as stand-alone poems) with bass and melody lines that draw from a variety of genres. Born in D.C., she grew up in the Midwest and has lived in New York City, San Francisco, North Carolina, Philadelphia, and New Orleans before migrating to Austin, TX, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She recorded and released her debut CD, Unbound, in New Orleans during the summer of 2004 and toured extensively with her former band, M.J. Baby & The Last Word. Listen to clips of the CD and check out what fans are saying at CD Baby.

Her current band, Melinda Joy and The Beautiful Illusion is a soulful, jazzy rock trio featuring MJ on bass and vocals, as well as Michael Walker on guitar and Michelle Schreiber on drums.

Melinda was also a founding member of with the Austin-based bands Green-Eyed Cat and Girl at the Window. Green-Eyed Cat was a collaborative venture with songstress Kim Llewellyn, the inimitable J.T. Martin (of Chasca), and drummer Johnny Gasyna. It's a night at the cabaret, a traveling vaudeville act, and a jazzy romp, featuring piano, bass, percussion, and tight, three-part harmonies. Girl at the Window featured the lush vocal stylings and songwriting chops of MJ, Kim Llewellyn, and Kaia Tingley.

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Adult Painting Class
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Painting Class

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Zoom in - like a pollinator boss!

Start spring off right with 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 we 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 need for class to make.

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Brunch Jazz Trio
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Jazz Trio

Sunday Morning Jazz with Manifest Mustache at Brentwood Social House

Manifest Mustache

Sunday, May 26th
10am to 12pm

We will have Manifest Mustache - a jazz trio comprised of swing dancers turned musicians - playing from 10am-noon. Enjoy the hot jazz music from the likes of Django Reinhardt with your morning latte.

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Live Music :: Mitchell Crooks
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Mitchell Crooks

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Live Music :: Mitchell Crooks

Mitchell Crooks explores Folk-Americana roots with earnest and confessional attitude. His original songs are gut-wrenchingly honest while maintaining a melodic playfulness that bewilders the listener. His debut record Forces of Nature, Follies of Man demonstrates both musical prowess and poetic precision. He is a thoughtful and deliberate artist and performer.

Visit mitchellcrooksmusic.com

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Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Suite Journey at Brentwood Social House

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Saturday, May 25th
10am to Noon

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 :: John Guinan
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: John Guinan

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Live Music :: John Guinan

Friday, May 24th
6pm to 8pm

Originally from NYC, John Guinan has found a home in the the Boston music scene and community.  In the words of a musician friend recently, "John is a true devotee to the guitar and to songwriting storytelling. He always credits his influences, - Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, and Dan Bern, for example, but his originals are full of sweet grit and urban nostalgia that feels really familiar, and that personalizes his cover renditions as well."

John is very active on the open mic scene in Boston and Metrowest and also hosts open mics in the area. 

John Guinan Music

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Adult Painting Class
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Painting Class

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Zoom in - like a pollinator boss!

Start spring off right with 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 we 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.

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Live Music: National Award Winning McCallum Classical Guitar Quartets
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music: National Award Winning McCallum Classical Guitar Quartets

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Live Music: National Award Winning McCallum Classical Guitar Quartets

Monday, May 20th
6pm to 8pm

The McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy is home to one of the leading classical guitar programs Texas. McCallum’s Guitar Ensembles have won several consecutive first prizes in the UT Brownsville and Hill Country National Classical Guitar Ensemble Competitions, and performed showcases at major conventions such as TMEA, and the Guitar Foundation of America. They have performed alongside the Miro Quartet under the baton of Peter Bay for the world premiere of Joe Williams’ ‘Austin Pictures’ at ACL Live Theater, and shared the stage with Yale Professor Ben Verdery during a performance of his work ‘Ellis Island’ at Concordia University. Ensembles have also given pre-show performances for iconic guitarists such as Pepe Romero, LAGQ, and Solo Duo for Austin Classical Guitar’s International Concert Series.

Students in the McCallum Classical Guitar Program have opportunities to perform in masterclasses for leading classical guitarists such as Adam Holzman (UT), Stephen Aron (Oberlin), as well as the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Students have also won prestigious awards such as the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition’s ‘Outstanding Musician’ award, as well as the Texas Young Master’s grant.

The Classical Guitar Program at McCallum features three annual program concerts, as well as opportunities to perform in the All City Guitar Event, Full ensemble/sight reading competition, as well as UIL solo/ensemble competition and AISD solo/ensemble competitions.

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