hope farmers market is looking for a summer intern! check out the job description here and see if you or anyone you know is interested for working for a pretty rad, non-profit organization! (there’s tamales…)
cinema east is happening again this sunday, and if it is even half as fun as last time, it will be worth the $3 to get in! we’re screening The Happy Poet (trailer above) and there will be posters for sale for this and the previous movie, Winnebago Man. i’ll post the designs once they’re up…they’re pretty amazing!
so, the first screening of the second season of cinema east happened last night at the french legation here in austin, and it was such a fantastic event, i don’t even know where to begin!
the turnout was great—there was a full house, but everyone had room to spread out on their blankets. since the lawn is slightly sloped, there was a natural “stadium seating” effect to the viewing area. i think we’ll move the screen back next week to create even more space for the crowd!
the vendors from HOPE farmers market that sold concessions for the evening were amazing! jackie, from The Letelier Food Company put together little picnic boxes with her fresh pate, jam, veggies from one of the produce farmers, and fresh raw cheese from another vendor. they were delicious! and our booth for HOPE was right next to the Gold Star Kettle Corn folks, and we loved smelling the fresh cooked popcorn all evening. oh, yeah, we definitely had some!
oh, and there was free Tito’s Vodka, too! we’ll be making a bigger announcement about these sorts of concession treasures next time…i think this went unnoticed for a little too long! but it’s BYOB (which i think is amazing) so it’s really easy to do this event on the cheap. only $2 to get in! serious entertainment bargain.
the best part of the whole evening, though, was the general atmosphere. everyone was happy to be there. it was hot at first, but cooled down after dark and everyone came to relax and try to enjoy the weather when at all possible. and everyone cleaned up after themselves! these are the reasons i really love austin. it was such a great, fun, welcoming vibe.
i’m so excited for the next showing, in two weeks. we’ll be screening The Happy Poet, there will be a locally sourced sausage vendor, Salt & Time, at the concessions in honor of the film (and for all subsequent films), we’ll have bigger trash cans, more potties, and we’ll still have $1 bottles of water for sale!
congratulations to maggie and her crew for putting on a great event that makes austin so awesome.
oh, and i might have to buy this mug with a quote straight from the movie. it’s amazing.
as many in the crafty, indie design world know, the renegade craft fair descended upon Austin for the second time this past weekend.
i heard the call! i got myself to the palmer auditorium and beheld the giant room full of things that i had to try my hardest not to buy! for real, i could have dropped a pretty penny (if i had one) on sooooo many amazing things. i am quite proud of my restraint—-i didn’t buy a thing!
of course, i could have purchased pretty much everything at leah’s booth. i have been a big fan for a while. oh, and bonus? she’s local!
so it was a great show, and i highly recommend it to anyone anywhere! apparently they’re having a holiday craft fair, also at palmer auditorium, november 26&27. i’m pretty sure you’d be able to cross everyone off of your holiday list in one fell swoop…
not that i want to even BEGIN thinking about holiday shopping… aww man, i just freaked myself out. i’m going to go compose myself and stare at my ring.