Weekend Round Up! Jan 30 – Feb 1

30 01 2009

weekend-pie-graphHi loves! It’s that time of the week where you can forget about your miserable Monday through Thursday life and spend two days thinking about how dastardly your life is going to be on Monday again. Ok, we’re exaggerating. Like always.

Here are all the glorious things happening this weekend!

First off, there are several GREAT shows this weekend!

Friday, January 30

Tonight! Tonight! Tonight! Creekside Lounge hosts a Dance-a-Thon beginning at 9:30 PM. We’ve heard lots of great theories about how the dancers will be able to continue dancing, drinking, peeing, and/or all of the above.

Saturday, January 31

Tomorrow, Frankenbike will be held at Rio Rita. Yay! Bike parts and (hopefully?) bloody marys! Or is that “maries”? Then you can your sweet byckle on over to The Peacock to hear Tribella and Paige Lewis. Or, you can get really, really wild at Carnaval.

Sunday, February 1

Super Bowl Sunday. That’s all we got for you, folks. And knitting and ignoring the TV if you want to come to our house.


Hotness Melting All the Frozen Foods

30 01 2009

With Valentine’s Day literally minutes away and National Frozen Food Month a quick two weeks later, we bring you some more Austin nom nom nomCraigslist Eastside Love. This week, we’ve not seen much of the usual Missed Connections suspects, The Good Knight or Rio Rita, but the HEB that least makes us want to cut ourselves on the eastside: The Riverside HEB.


Reply to: pers-1012176802@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2009-01-29, 1:08AM CST

Hey man. You said hello as I was leaving. You were working and moved to my lane as I was leaving (unfortunately). I was eating while being checked out. What color was my trench coat?

I would like to see that beautiful face again.

  • Location: HEB on RIVERSIDE

Take that HEB on 7th! You hateful chip and cookie shack!


BFFs Forevs at Birds

29 01 2009

First off, we want east side Birds! Stat!!

Second, bring these sexy drag queens to Sixth!

BFF Party at Birds on Burnet


Girlfriends get half off all February long with Birds Barbershop’s BFF referral program. To kick off this sweetheart promotion, the salon hosts its third Ladies Night on Friday, Feb. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m., this time with boy band karaoke hosted by drag queen diva Rebecca Havermeyer. Women can also indulge in complimentary chair massages by Massage Harmony, free nail adornment by Embellish, sweet treats from Sugartooth Bakery and girlie drinks by 42 Below Vodka. The first 50 guests receive gift bags stuffed with gift certificates and goodies galore. Deejay, BFF photo booth and plenty of pre-party good times to go around. Birds Barbershop @ 6800 Burnet Road. Visit birdsbarbershop.com for more details.


We Made Out With Your Mom

29 01 2009

Last year around this time at Carnaval. Wow. It was hot. Your Dad filming was pretty cute too. Not quite a DILF, but maybe on a good day. This year our Carnaval-virgin friends are hitting up the Palmer Events Center this Saturday for the 32nd annual festival. Last year we went, and well, let’s just say it was interesting!

We’re not really sure how to describe it, but it’s like Mardi Gras and 6th street all grown up with sequined pasties in one night. If you’re planning on going, we suggest checking out this here fab lady’s site for tips, thoughts and pics of her many elaborate costumes. We also recommend hitting up our fave east side costume shop Bazaar Back Stage on Riverside. They are not only amazing, but super sweet too. I am not sure I’ve ever had that much fun in a dressing room. And, no, that’s not what I’m talking about!

carnaval 2009 jan 31



29 01 2009

austin twestival feb 12th

The name kinda reminds of us Festivus, but we’re very excited to hear about this oh-so-fun Austin Twestival party being put on in February. Details from our dear friend and twitter-lover, Logan:

One in six citizens of the world does not have clean drinking water. The lack of clean drinking water is the source of wars, famine, and disease, and now millions of Twitter users have decided to do something about it.

On February, 12, 2009, over 100 cities around the world are hosting “Twestivals”, which are meetings of Twitter* users to benefit charity: water. We are asking you to take part in this historic event by helping make Austin’s Twestival the most memorable and beneficial. ¬†Mashable is touting this as the world’s biggest Twitter-driven charity drive ever, and we would appreciate if you would take part.

What is Happening at Austin Twestival?

Raising money for people in need is a wonderful thing and we intend to show the world that Austin knows how to have a good time. We are meeting at Ace’s Lounge on Sixth Street at 8 pm. This venue fits 700 people in it and the manager Jason is doing everything to accommodate a successful event. What does this entail?

* A meeting of Austin’s most influential people in the tech, business, and philanthropic spaces.
* Entertainment in the form of sumo suit wrestling by party-goers.
* A performance by one of Austin’s premiere bands, T-Bird and the Breaks. This band came on the scene just last year and was already recognized by the Austin Music Awards as one of Austin’s Best New Bands and won accolades at ACL in the “Sound and the Jury” Awards. This will be one of their first performances of the songs from their new album,
* A presentation by Glimmer of Hope, a non-profit partner of charity:water that drills wells in Ethiopia.
* An internet livestream which will be broadcast with other notable worldwide Twestivals.
* A professional photo shoot of party-goers as well as onsite photographers.
* A silent auction and raffle to raise money.

The schedule is as follows:
8:00 Meet and mingle
8:50 A word from sponsors
9:00 Twestival Sumo Smackdown
10:00 Presentation by Glimmer of Hope
10:45 Performance by T-Bird and the Breaks

Ok, perhaps this is finallly our motivation to get on this twitter thing (and right before sxsw), yay! The party will be Thursday, Feb. 12th at Aces Lounge on E. 6th. Help the kids get water and see Logan in a very sexy Sumo costume–if this is wrong, then we don’t want to be right!

FrankenBike at Rio Rita

29 01 2009

It’s that time again. Time to get a great deal on some new and used bike parts! Frankenbike will be rolling around our hood again this weekend making a stop at everyone’s favorite hangout spot, Rio Rita. Not only will we be able to get awesome bike parts at a great price, but all of the ladies will be able to get a free bike tune up from noon to 4:00pm thanks to the generosity of Danicartell! Click on the image below to see pictures from our last trip to Frankenbike.


Last Day Austin Chronicle Music Poll!

29 01 2009

Tomorrow is the last day to celebrate democracy in Austin! Ok Chicken Little, chill the eff out!

Just a quick reminder that you have 24 hours left to submit your last dying words to vote for the best bands of Austin! Basically, if you were good when we first told you about this special day in Chroniclelandia and already voted, we don’t suggest even thinking about doing it again. We’re pretty sure the Chron will come and hunt you and your IP address down. With a sawed off shot gun. And my pink taser.

austin-music-pollMusic Poll 2008-2009

After 27 years, you know the drill: This is your chance to duct-tape the critics’ mouths shut and speak up about Austin music. Not sure whom to vote for? Turn on the radio, drop by the local record store, or head to the clubs. Your favorite band is probably playing.

-Entries must be received by Friday, January 30, 2009.
-Absolutely no more than one (1) ballot to a person.
-Ballot stuffers will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. This could get ugly, so don’t do it.
-We will need all of your contact information to accept your web entry.
-Please read our Privacy Policy.

Ballots available in current issues of The Chronicle or at www.austinchronicle.com/musicpoll

Happy Voting!