Austin Deaf Events 2015-06-04

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2015-06-04
Date: June 3rd 2015
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
4 June 2015             Issue No. 208            Circulation 1192
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I let it slip past me last month. The May issue marked my 10th anniversary of publishing Austin Deaf Events! --David

Join us for a book club hosted in ASL! We will discuss different Deaf authors, their works, and how we will incorporate them into our meetings. For more information visit

We meet at BookPeople on the corner of 6th and Lamar, in the Cafe area.

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (SI*) Sign Interpreted if requested in advance; (VI) Voice Interpreted
Event listings by date, and by title AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf - April events AA and NA Meetings Churches -- Recurring Events Movies

Date index:
06/05, 06 MortiPRIDE (SI)
06/06 Deaf Awareness Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SI) 06/20 THE TRIBE movie
10/16 Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party

Name index:
Deaf Awareness Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SI) 06/06 Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party 10/16 MortiPRIDE (SI) 06/05, 06

Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, Austin TX 78705 Friday, Saturday June 5, 6 2015. Shows at 7:30p and 10:30p

Mortified hosts MortiPRIDE for Pride Month June 5th and 6th, show times at 7:30/10:30 on Friday and Saturday night

ALL FOUR shows are Interpreted!

Witness a night of brave, beautiful people telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies) in front of total strangers. Equal parts comedy, theater, & therapy. This month, we are celebrating PRIDE Month with an all LGBTQ cast!!!!!

Buy tickets online for $12 before they sell out, or you can purchase standing room only seats at the door for $15 - but don't worry! We reserve a limited number of seats near the interpreters until 5 minutes to showtime so you won't have to stand!

Feel free to RSVP at and leave a comment to let the interpreters know when you are coming so we can ensure seating!

Deaf Awareness Day at Six Flags - Fiesta (SI) Saturday, June 6, 2015, 10:30am - 9:00pm. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio TX 78257

Since 1999, Six Flags Fiesta Texas has been participating in helping the deaf and hard of hearing during Deaf Awareness Day, on June 6.

This year marks the 16th Anniversary of this special event inside the park, and Fiesta Texas will be open on June 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. During this event all shows will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Among the interpreters will be Amber Galloway Gallego, who has signed previously for numerous high-profile recording artists.

Purchase your tickets in advance at the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training at San Antonio College. To purchase additional tickets at this special rate, please visit the San Antonio College table at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas front gate on June 6 to receive your discount coupon.

Tickets for this event are only $30.30 per ticket, tax included. For more information, call Stephanie Rotheram at (210) 486-1116 srotheram@PROTECTED or Elle Chard at (210) 697-5104 lchard@PROTECTED , you may also log on to the American Sign Language and Interpreter Training page (link is external) at San Antonio College.

More at:

The Tribe (completely in sign language) Saturday, June 20, 2105. [Time?]
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

Please note that though this film is not rated, it does contain mature content that makes it most suitable for audiences age 18 and over.

DETAILS will be published on the Austin Deaf Events calendar as they become available.

See also,

There will be a special screening of The Tribe in Austin on June 20th, with a Q&A session with the lead actress, Yana Novikova. The film will open theatrically in Austin mid-July.

Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards (including the coveted Critics’ Week Grand Prix), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe is an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukranian high school for the deaf. The Tribe unfolds through the non-verbal acting and sign language from a cast of deaf, non-professional actors—with no need for subtitles or voice over––resulting in a unique, never-before-experienced cinematic event that engages the audience on a new sensory level.

Teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at the boarding school, realizes immediately that he must prove himself worthy to be brought under the protective wing of the school gang's leader to survive unscathed. After an indoctrination of harmless initiation pranks and rites, Sergey's new-found clique soon introduces him to their common activities of robbery, bribery and prostitution. At first assimilating seamlessly into his new role in the tribe, he finds himself compromised as he begins to fall in love with his female classmate—and one of the gang's escorts—triggering a sequence of stunningly diabolical events.

Deaf School Alumni PARTY Boat Ride Party Friday, October 16, 2015, 5pm
LCRA, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin TX

Alumni Party at Lake Austin on October 16, 2015.

A Nice Wheel-Paddle Boat – up to 220 people!!!

$65 per person: Four-hour boat ride, BBQ food: brisket & chicken, ranch-style beans, potato salad, cole slaw, iced tea, water, soda, unlimited beer/wine AND unlimited margarita. LIMIT TO: 220 people.

Meet at LCRA Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd at 5:00PM – Board boat at 6:00PM – Boat ride starts at 6:15PM.

If you’re late, the boat will not return to you! So be on time and we all will have fun!

Deadline for ordering Boat Party tickets is MAY 15, 2015.

Watch more details at Ronny’s video on YouTube at

For more information, contact Chairman Ronny Taylor, at RonnyRTaylor@PROTECTED.

Alumni boat party 2015 flyer:

AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events

Fridays 7pm - 1am, Saturdays 7pm - 2am. Happy Hour 7 - 10pm Fridays and Saturdays for members only. Admission: $5 for non-members
Where: Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

APRIL Events at the Austin Deaf Club
Wednesday, April 1; Safeplace workshop 4:30-7 pm Saturday, April 3; Mexican Train 7 pm; Poker League 8 pm Saturday, April 4; TINGO 8 pm
Tuesday, April 7; TSD Committee Update 6 pm Wednesday, April 8; Safe Place workshop 4:30 - 7 pm Thurs-Sun, April 9-11; Texas Association of the Deaf Conference Friday, April 10; TX Latino Council of the Deaf & HH 6 pm; Poker League 8 pm Saturday, April 11; National Flag Football Meeting 11 am - 5 pm Dinner by Mini Deaf Olympics 5 pm; General Meeting 7:30 pm Bank Night Sunday, April 12; KODAustin 12 pm - 3 pm Wednesday, April 15; Safe Place Workshop 4:30 - 7 pm Friday, April 17, OPEN PARTY 7 pm
Saturday, March 21; OPEN PARTY 7 pm; Poker League 8 pm Sunday, April 19; ADBA Meeting 1 - 4 pm Friday, April 24; OPEN PARTY 7 pm
Saturday, April 25; OPEN PARTY 7 pm; Poker League 8 pm Sunday, April 26; KODA Heart 8 am - 4 pm

Social Affairs: Marilyn Swanson, AADsecretary@PROTECTED Newsletter: Deb Kuglitsch, austindeafclub@PROTECTED

--- AA and NA MEETINGS (SI) ------------------------------------- TCSDHH provides sign language interpreters for the following AA and NA weekly meetings in Austin:

Tuesday NA Meeting 7:30-8:30 pm
209 W 27Th St, Dining Hall Behind Chapel, All Saints Episcopal

Wednesday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance

Thursday AA Meeting 5:30-7:00 pm
5700 Manchaca Rd, Cherry Creek Plaza, Main Entrance.

Saturday NA Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm
212 E Monroe, Christ's Workshop Bldg.

You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or

Call Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 512-854-9221 to request an interpreter for other meeting times.

Also, AA meetings via WebCam led by Deaf and HoH sobriety facilitators:

---- CHURCH SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ----------- Please see

---- RECURRING EVENTS -------------------------------------------

DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--12/03 Every 1st Wednesday, 1-4pm Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, Austin TX 512-448-0787, TDD: 512-462-2853

Deaf Chat Coffee schedule for Austin area: Open to everyone (deaf, hearing) with an interest in ASL.

DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@PROTECTED or 512-410-1786.

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