Austin Deaf Events for 2017-04-06

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events for 2017-04-06
Date: April 5th 2017
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
6 April 2017             Issue No. 230           Circulation 1225
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April 14: Celebrate 200 years of ASL (see below for details)

Save the date for the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation's 11th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala on May 5. This year’s theme is Starry Starry Night. We will be celebrating the stars of TSD past and present. We would love to see you there.

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 AA, ALANON, and NA Meetings Austin Deaf Club Austin Deaf Services Churches Movies Recurring Events

Be sure to check the ADE Calendar or Facebook (links above), and the AAD Calendar (link below) for late breaking news.

Date index:
2017-04-01 Story X (SI)
2017-04-14 National ASL Day, National Deaf Youth Day 2017-04-15 FuseBox Festival: BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! 2017-04-16 Austin Deaf Club Egg Hunt
2017-04-19, -20 Bedpost Confessions: Bliss 2017-04-20 An Evening with Sean Berdy
2017-04-26 All Abilities Night at iFly Austin 2017-04-27 Testify: All Creatures Great and Small (SI) 2017-04-29 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: jj's arcade (SI) 2017-05-20 Good Vibrations Music Festival (CC, SI) 2017-04-28..30 HavenCon (SI*)
2017-06-03 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Annual Deaf Awareness Day (SI) 2017-06-25 DeafBlind Camp of Texas Golf Benefit 2017-07-29 DEAFensive Driving Course
2017-07-29 Backyard Story Night: Pairs (SI)

Title index:
All Abilities Night at iFly Austin 2017-04-26 An Evening with Sean Berdy 2017-04-20
Austin Deaf Club Egg Hunt 2017-04-16
Backyard Story Night: Pairs (SI) 2017-07-29 Bedpost Confessions 2017-04-19 and -20 DeafBlind Camp of Texas Golf Benefit 2017-06-25 DEAFensive Driving Course 2017-07-29
FuseBox Festival: BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! 2017-04-15 Good Vibrations Music Festival (CC, SI) 2017-05-20 HavenCon (SI*) 2017-04-28..30
National ASL Day, National Deaf Youth Day 2017-04-14 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Annual Deaf Awareness Day (SI) 2017-06-03 Story X (SI) 2017-04-01
Testify: All Creatures Great and Small (SI) 2017-04-27 ZACH Theatre For Families Series: jj's arcade (SI) 2017-04-29

Story X (SI)
Saturday, April 1, 2017. 7:00-11:30pm
2710 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78702-4720


Come join us in an East Austin backyard for StoryX: Liar Liar – Free Booze, True Stories? Good Causes where the stories may or may not be true and the donations go to American Gateways, serving the Central Texas immigrant and refugee community with free to no cost legal services, education, and advocacy since 1987. Suggested donation usually $10 but always give-what-you-can.

National ASL Day, National Deaf Youth Day Friday, April 14, 2017. 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Join us for ASL's 200 Years Anniversary Celebration

  • Skits
  • History
  • Laughter
  • Fun
  • Celebration Cake
  • Kid Friendly
  • FREE Admission for ALL

Hosted by Texas Association of the Deaf, Austin Association of the Deaf, and Austin Community College District.

Questions? Email vicepresident@PROTECTED


FuseBox Festival: BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! Saturday, April 15, 2017. 2pm (20 minutes only) State Parking Garage B, 1511 San Jacinto Blvd, 78701

For one day only, an all-female motorcycle gang the ‘L.O.W. Riders’ will ride from San Antonio to Austin to create an urgent, harmonious BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! sound inside an empty parking garage. The site serves as a vehicle to amplify the sound of the roaring motorcycles along with the screams of participating audience members. Artist Irvin Morazan will conduct the sound and orchestrate the movements of around 30 performers that are directly affected by the current political climate while wearing a custom-built sculptural headdress. The headdress is a hybrid sculpture combining Morazan’s Mayan indigenous/mestizo background with absurdity, fiction, animism, subcultures and contemporary culture.

BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! offers a cleansing effect similar to the ancient sound healing practices of a Gong Bath that uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace and well being.

BOOM! BOOM! WHAMMM! SWOOSH! is a ritual cleansing/ scream session against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and gender discrimination.

Deaf performers will be incorporated into this very unique performance!

Austin Deaf Club Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16, 2017. 1pm - 4pm
Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX


Fun Games - ASL Storyteller - Prizes

Bedpost Confessions: Bliss (SI)
Wednesday April 19 and Thursday April 20, 2017. 7:15pm The North Door - A block east of I-35 at Brushy & East 5th

Sex: (almost) everybody does it and (almost) nobody talks about it—except at Bedpost Confessions, a live storytelling show. Stories told at BedPost Confessions explore themes of sexuality, gender identity, dating, marriage, masturbation, break-ups, health, and more. Whether the performers are funny, informative, fictional, thoughtful, embarrassing, raunchy, heart-warming, political, or completely personal, the audience receives their stories with love and returns the favor by sharing their own. In fact, the anonymous confessions submitted by the audience and read aloud by the producers are the real star of every show. We aim for each BedPost Confessions to either spark a fantasy or start a conversation. Maybe even both.

Join us this April for stories about BLISS with Teacher Kate, Tessa Lancaster, Mia Martina and performances by Fat Bottom Cabaret. Same show - Two nights in a row.

General admission: $15
Available pre-sale and at the door Enter at the north door (alley side) beginning at 7:15

Student admission: $12
Available at the door only, with valid University ID Enter at the north door (alley side) beginning at 7:15

Wednesday night tickets: Thursday night tickets:

☆ Emceed by Mia Martina & Sadie Smythe ☆ Music Stylings by DJ Kid Gorilla
☆ Giveaways by Adult Video Megaplex & Package Menswear ☆ Interpreted for the Deaf by SOULumination ☆ Lounge opens at 6:30, Doors 7:15, Show 8:00

More info at:

An Evening with Sean Berdy
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Austin Community College, Eastview Campus #8500

Sean Berdy Entertainment Presents an ASL Champions Event: An Evening with Sean Berdy
An inspirational and Humorous Journey Through Sean’s Life

An Evening with Sean Berdy is an inspirational and humorous journey through Sean’s life. Guests at the event will also be treated to a very special musical performance by Sean!

Sean, best known for his portrayal of the “Deaf James Dean” character, Emmett, on “Switched at Birth,” delivers motivational speeches across the country for a multitude of events. Sean uses charisma, warmth and humor to inspire audiences by using his own compelling life story as an example of what one can achieve if they set aside limitations and never stop believing in themselves.

Fans of Sean’s music videos will also be very happy to know he will be performing one of his favorite songs at the event. Following Sean’s inspirational presentation and musical performance, he will open the floor to questions and then close the evening with an opportunity to personally say hello and perhaps snap a fun picture or two.

For our hearing attendees who may not yet be fully fluent in ASL, an interpreter will be on hand for Sean’s presentation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet.

“An Evening with Sean Berdy” is part of Sean’s “ASL Champions Tour.” Net proceeds for the event will be shared with this event’s ASL Champion and gracious host, Austin Community College’s ASL Friends United (AFU).

Please note: Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Buy tickets!!

Sponsored by Austin Community College and ASL Friends United (AFU)

All Abilities Night at iFly Austin
Wednesday, April 26 at 5 PM – 8 PM
3265 N Highway 183, Ste A, Austin, Texas 78750

DBCTX is partnering with iFly! Fundraising efforts to support Deaf-Blind Camp of Texas!!

Each ticket of $39.95 includes interactive flight training, rental gear, 2 flight experiences for every flyer, and a personal video. Also includes access to this all abilities night mixer! Private space, snacks, and soft drinks will be provided for all attendees.

iFly will have staffing available to support those needing extra accommodations to fully participate!

Please RSVP now and pay on site!

Facebook Event Page

Testify: All Creatures Great and Small (SI) Thursday, April 27, 2017. 7:30pm
Spiderhouse Ballroom, Fruth St, Austin TX

7:30-9, Doors: 7:00 pm, Show starts promptly at 7:30 pm $5 cash at the box office ($6 for credit cards)

A monthly show where performers share true stories live on stage. See for more info

HavenCon (SI*)
Friday-Sunday, April 28-30, 2017.
DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 N IH35, Austin TX 78752

3 Day Pass $50, single days available for purchase HavenCon is a community event for all LGBT+ geeks and gamers (and those who love us)

Backyard Story Night: Pairs 4 year anniversary show! (SI) Saturday, April 29, 2017. 7:30pm
Cheer Up Charlies, Red River St, Austin TX

Doors open at 7:30, stories start at 8:30pm-ish. Bring a blanket or chair (some chairs are available) and all your friends!

You can purchase yummy drinks and food on site. Also there might be some free cake this time...

ZACH Theatre: Sign interpreted performances 1510 Toomey Road, Austin, TX 78704
Box Office: 202 South Lamar
Tickets: 512-476-0541 x1

jj's arcade (SI)
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2 pm

Good Vibrations Music Festival (CC, SI) Saturday, May 20, 2017: 4pm - 12am
29360 Bulverde Rd. San Antonio, TX 78260

Good Vibrations Music Festival is the first fully deaf accessible concert featuring ASL, live captioning, t-coiling, light up dance floor and vibrating backpacks that sync to the music. Come enjoy a full day of fun with headliner Ben Rector, Matt Wertz, Penny & Sparrow, Ryan Proudfoot, Brad Blackburn & Emma Faye Rudkin! More information and tickets available at Closed captions
Sign interpreted
#asl #goodvibrationsmusicfest #aidthesilent #texasmusicfest #deafaccessible

Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Annual Deaf Awareness Day (SI) Saturday, June 3, 2017

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is thrilled to partner with San Antonio College for its 18th annual Deaf Awareness Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017. During this exciting event, all major rides and shows, including Lone Star Nights, will be staffed with interpreters throughout the day. Guests can purchase tickets in advance through the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training at San Antonio College or at the San Antonio College table located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ front gate on event day.

For more information about this unforgettable, once in a lifetime event call (210) 486-1106 or log on to or contact Group Sales at (210) 697-5241.

DeafBlind Camp of Texas Golf Benefit
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Avery Ranch Golf Club, 10500 Avery Club Dr, Austin TX

During Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness week.

The DeafBlind Camp of Texas is a local nonprofit organized by DeafBlind adults and a few of their friends and family. The mission is to provide a safe, fun, barrier-free place for adults who are DeafBlind. The camp runs on donations. Everyone involved in the camp is a volunteer including the Support Service Providers (SSPs), which serve as the eyes and ears for the DeafBlind campers. We hope that you will join us for a fun day of golf with friends and family to support the DeafBlind Camp of Texas.

Details at

DEAFensive Driving Course - ASL interpreters provided Saturday, July 29, 2017, 9:00am-3:00pm
TCSDHH Conference Room, 2201 Post Rd Austin, TX 78704

Cost: $40/lunch included

**Registration Deadline: July 21, 2017**

Are you interested in taking a defensive driving course to reduce the cost of your insurance or to dismiss a speeding ticket? Here’s the place. TCSDHH will be sponsoring “Texas Friendly Defensive Driving Schools” to teach a class for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Participants. Interpreters will be provided. Please request additional accommodations and complete pre-registration and payment by 7/21/17.

Contact: 512-410-1598 or angelinechampagne@PROTECTED

---- AA, ALANON and NA MEETINGS (SI) ----------------------------

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

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

Support Groups With Sign Language Interpreters provided by Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCSDHH). Interpreter Requests for Support Group Meetings should be sent to: interpretercoordinator@PROTECTED

APRIL 2017

SUNDAY—all EXCEPT April 9th
8-9:30pm, “R” relationships meeting
Timberline Office Condos
2525 Wallingwood Bldg 7, Ste 703

AA MEETING - April 17th only
***call to confirm before attending
12 pm - 1:30 pm
Cherry Creek 12/12 meeting in the big room 5700 Manchaca Road, Suite 350, Austin TX &
6:45 - 8:15 pm
Lakeway Community Ecumenical Church
2203 Lakeway Blvd, Lakeway TX 78734

7:30 - 9 PM
All Saints Episcopal
209 West 27th Street, Dining hall behind chapel

6 PM - 7:30 PM
St Paul Episcopal
511 E Pflugerville Pkwy, Pflugerville
AA MEETING - only April 13th and 27th
***call to confirm before attending
7 – 8 pm
Rule 62 Meeting, 11201 Parkfield Dr, as of 4/5/17

To find deaf accessible 12-step meetings: This is a Gmail calendar that you can add it to your calendars.

For more information, and a link to Request an Interpreter:

---- AAD - AUSTIN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF ----------------------- AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Open every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm to close Fred Newberry, AAD event coordinator, aadclubevents@PROTECTED

Admission: $5 for non-members

---- AUSTIN DEAF SERVICES --------------------------------------- Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing See for a listing of upcoming interpreted events.

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

--- MOVIES ------------------------------------------------------ Find captioned movies by zipcode or city:

Ask at ticket window or customer service for closed caption device.

---- 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

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

Volunteer Legal Aid Services
Dates: Monday, Oct. 17 (Mondays), Time: 6-7pm Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

Published 1st Thursday of each month. Deadline noon day before. Submissions, corrections, requests to info@PROTECTED.
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