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December 2019

Body Shift Winter Dance Jam

December 14, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78703 United States
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$5 – $20
Tanya sitting in her chair on a dirt road and the chair has large orange fabric draped form the seat of it. Tanya is holding her crutches diagonally up towards the blue and white sky. The photo is taken in New Mexico and has desert landscape with small hill on it. Photo by Pat Perret

In place of our regularly scheduled Elements class we will have a Winter Dance Jam. We will start with a guided warm-up to lead us into open dancing with and without music.

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Speaking Advocates: What Ruffles Your Feathers

December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AGE Building Rm 161, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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an eagle with ruffled feathers on a blue background

As we approach the New Year, let’s take a moment to vent and get a few things off our chest. Maybe in doing so we can start fresh in 2020.

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Meet the Artists: Erin Rosales, Ariana Rangel, and Nancy Wood

December 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Meet the Artists Reception 2-4pm - Saturday, December 21 Featured Artists: Erin Rosales, Ariana Rangel, Nancy Wood. Artists Bios:   11th Annual Holiday Art & Gift Show 3707 Home Lane, Austin, Tx 78705 Room 101 in the AGE of Central Texas Building off 38th Street–east of Guadalupe Parking lot available off of Home Lane and 35th Street. (512) 454-9912 HOURS Tuesdays-Friday: 10 am to 6 pm Thursdays: extended hours until 8 pm Saturdays: 12–5 pm Meet the Artists Receptions, 2 to…

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January 2020

Call for Scripts: VSA 2020 Young Playwright Discovery Program

January 2
2020 Playwright Discovery Application

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:59pm CST The Kennedy Center - Office of VSA and Accessibility -Now Accepting 2020 Playwright Discovery Applications! VSA Playwright Discovery Program - A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program Opens September 1, 2019 through January 2, 2020. Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of…

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Side by Side Filmmaking Internship Application Deadline

January 3
Art Spark Texas, Classroom 101, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, 78705 United States
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 3, 2020 Art Spark Texas (formerly VSA Texas) is looking for adults with disabilities interested in taking part in an internship in filmmaking. During an 8-week course, participants will work with a corporate client to investigate, research, design and produce a 2-3 minute documentary-style, promotional video. Join the team this January and help create an Art Spark Texas Side by Side documentary video. Click here for more information

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The Lion and the Pirate Open Mic

The Lion and The Pirate Open Mic

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore. The open mic is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at least one week in advance to request other accommodations, including ASL interpreting, audio description, etc. You can RSVP, invite friends, and follow our Facebook event page for updates. For more information, email Boye Nagle or call 512-454-9912.

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Alamo Drafthouse Mueller: Screening of Give Me Liberty

January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St #120
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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Give me liberty cast montage, woman wearing a parka sitting in a wheel chair leaning into a man sitting on a couch another man lounging on the couch and four other figures standing behind the couch next a do not enter street sign

Tickets on Sale Now Art Spark Texas and the League of Ordinary Weirdos invite you to spend a Sunday afternoon at the movies with us at Alamo Mueller Drafthouse. The theater will screen Give Me Liberty (2019), an American comedy film, directed by Kirill Makhanovsky. You will not want to miss this one! This will be the first time this multi award-winning film will be screened in Austin. In fact, it’s had limited screenings outside of various film festivals, so…

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Call for Art: Valentine’s Pop-up Shop

January 24
$20

DEADLINE: January 24, 2020. Download Entry Form. Art Spark Texas is hosting a pop-up shop for artists to sell their work in advance of Valentine’s Day. 2D and 3D works in all media, crafts, literary arts, and other handmade products are eligible. Tables and chairs provided. For more details and an entry form contact [email protected] Art Spark Texas Valentine Arts & Crafts Pop-Up Shop Saturday, February 8, 2020 12-4 pm Download Entry Form (.doc file)

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Speaking Advocates: What Inspires Us

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AGE Building Rm 161, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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FREE

This month's Speaking Advocates theme is "What Inspires Us". The experiences of people with disabilities are frequently distorted as inspiration for non-disabled people. The term "inspiration porn," coined by the late comedian/activist Stella Young, refers to exploitative portrayals of people with disabilities in which their regular everyday activities are re-framed as brave or inspirational while the same activities, when performed by non-disabled people, earn little recognition. Join the Speaking Advocates this month to reclaim the original meaning of inspiration as…

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Card Making Party

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AGE Building Rm 161, 3710 Cedar Street
Austin, Texas 78705
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FREE
overlapping colorful cards

Join us for Card-making, Creativity and Community  Spend an afternoon making cards with Art Spark artists and friends! We will provide supplies and snacks, but you are welcome to bring supplies and snacks to share. The event is free, but we ask that you make some cards for Art Spark to sell besides the ones you make to take home. We will have lots of Valentine's Day card-making materials. We hope to make this a quarterly event. Any questions? Please…

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