Austin Deaf Events 2017-05-04

From: "Austin Deaf Events" <david@PROTECTED>
Subject: Austin Deaf Events 2017-05-04
Date: May 4th 2017
                       AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
 5 May 2017              Issue No. 231           Circulation 1225
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May your month be merry.

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:
2017-05-05 11th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala "Starry Starry Night" 2017-05-05 Hell on Heels! (SI)
2017-05-06 Hyde Park Storytelling (SI) 2017-05-12, 13 Mortified! (SI)
2017-05-18 Testify - "I Volunteer" (SI) 2017-05-19, 20 That Racket! Improv gets "Blinded by Science"(SI) 2017-05-20 Good Vibrations Music Festival (CC, SI) 2017-05-20 How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation 2017-06-03 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Annual Deaf Awareness Day (SI) 2017-06-25 DeafBlind Camp of Texas Golf Benefit 2017-07-22 The Kindness of Strangers (SI) 2017-07-29 DEAFensive Driving Course (SI) 2017-07-29 Backyard Story Night: Pairs (SI) 2017-09-23 Death by Musical (SI)
2017-11-25 Dance Dreams (SI)

Title index:
11th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala "Starry Starry Night" 2017-05-05 Backyard Story Night: Pairs (SI) 2017-07-29 Dance Dreams (SI) 2017-11-25
DeafBlind Camp of Texas Golf Benefit 2017-06-25 DEAFensive Driving Course (SI) 2017-07-29 Death by Musical (SI) 2017-09-23
Good Vibrations Music Festival (CC, SI) 2017-05-20 Hell on Heels (SI) 2017-05-05
How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation (SI) 2017-05-20 Hyde Park Storytelling 2017-05-06
Mortified! (SI) 2017-05-12, 13
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Annual Deaf Awareness Day (SI) 2017-06-03 Testify - "I Volunteer" (SI) 2017-05-18 That Racket! Improv gets "Blinded by Science"(SI) 2017-05-19, 20 The Kindness of Strangers (SI) 2017-07-22

11th Annual Diamond Chefs Gala "Starry Starry Night" Friday, May 5, 2017, 6–11 p.m.
Hilton Downtown Austin, 500 East 4th St, Austin TX

Join us for an amazing evening of fine dining, entertainment, games, and fundraising to support the Texas School for the Deaf

Preview Party with VIP Pass: 5–6 p.m.
Click here for information on Sponsorship levels and VIP passes.

Guest Speaker:
Rachael Lynée Arnold, Miss Texas International

Selected TSD Culinary Arts students will work alongside the Hilton Chef to prepare a 4-course gourmet meal. Each course will be paired with a magnificent wine selection.
Music, games and Miss Texas International Guest Speaker

Opportunities to Donate:
Throughout the evening, guests will also be offered a variety of fun and engaging ways to donate to the TSD Foundation: Live Auction • Fund-A-Need • Silent Auction.

Proceeds from the Diamond Chefs Gala support Texas School for the Deaf Foundation’s mission to strengthen and sustain language, academic achievement and career pathways for deaf students at TSD and across Texas.

$150 each
Each Diamond Gala sponsorship level offers specific benefits, including tickets to the gala, passes for the VIP preview party, and a marketing package featuring your name/logo on TSDF’s website, as well as the gala invitation and program. Click here for sponsorship information.

Parking: Park either in the Hilton garage or with Valet parking at the hotel’s front entrance.

Attire: Fun Austin Chic!

Purchase Tickets:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hell on Heels! (SI)
Friday May 5th 7pm
Stateside at the Paramount

Tickets $15-40(VIP)
Fat Bottom Cabaret returns to the historic Stateside Theatre with a BUMPIN burlesque revue, "Hell on Heels!"

Join us on Friday, May 5th for a night of burlesque with some of Texas’ best burlesque and cabaret performers of color featuring The Midnight Menagerie and special guests. "Hell on Heels" also marks the return of our favorite glam bear and emcee Foxxy Blue Orchid for one night only!

Hyde Park Storytelling "The Finish Line" (SI) Saturday May 6th 8pm
5001 Duval St, Austin TX 78751 (In a Storyteller's backyard)


Come appreciate the stories of others -- be they sad, triumphant, weird, awkward, or hilarious. Every storyteller gets 5-7 minutes.

We encourage people to get there early (starts at 7, stories at 8) to claim a place in the backyard. It is FIRST COME FIRST SIT. Bring snacks or your favorite beverage and share it with a new friend.

Mortified! (SI)
Friday & Saturday, May 12-13 7:30 and 10:30 shows both nights! Spiderhouse Ballroom

Tickets are $12 online, $15 at the door

Witness a night of adults telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies)… in front of total strangers.

We are excited to be working with a Deaf Interpreter for this show!

Buy tickets online:

Testify - "I Volunteer" (SI)
Thursday May 18th, 7:30p
Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth St, Austin TX

Tickets $5 cash/$6 credit card

Testify is a monthly show featuring performers telling personal stories live on stage. Each month has a different theme that connects stories that span the human experience.

That Racket! Improv gets "Blinded by Science" (SI) Friday May 19th 7:30pm
Saturday May 20th 6:00pm (Family friendly show!!) Dougherty Arts Center

Tickets by Donation.

That Racket! award-winning musical improv troupe and guest troupes Damn Gina & Zarzamora (Friday Show) and Butter & Teachable Moments (Saturday Show) will perform entirely improvised made-up-on-the-spot shows. Bring your science-inspired suggestions and join us for a night (or two) of Austin improv! Concessions available!

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

How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation Saturday, May, 20, 2017 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Inspired by suburban coming of age sci fi stories like E.T., Monster Squad, The Goonies, Good Omens, Donnie Darko, and even modern homages like Super 8, Paper Girls, and Stranger Things, How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation takes us all back to an age when it seemed like time went on forever, grown ups were the enemy, and all you needed to rule your neighborhood was a bike, a group of friends, and an imagination. Sign interpreted
improv, comedy, theatre, theater, entertainment, show

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

The Kindness of Strangers
Saturday, July, 22, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

(Improvised Tennessee Williams)

A sensuous, improvised, captivating journey through the lurid, steamy world of the American South in the style of one of America’s greatest playwrights- Tennessee Williams. Troubled men, spellbinding women, and a touch of magic come together to create stories that are hilarious and heartbreaking all at once. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

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

Death by Musical
Saturday, September, 23, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

This bloody lovely romp is a campy comedy horror musical, where all the music and murderous madness is improvised. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, comedy, musical, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

Dance Dreams
Saturday, November, 25, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

With inspiration from movies/TV such as Center Stage, Dance Academy and Save the Last Dance, Dance Dreams follows the drama and aspirations of students chasing their dreams to become professional ballet dancers. Full of humor and dancer angst, this show explores the challenges of being young and pursuing art in a competitive field. And it's all completely improvised. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, comedy, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

---- 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

MAY 2017

8-9:30pm, "R" relationships meeting Timberline Office Condos
2525 Wallingwood Bldg 7, Ste 703

AA MEETING – May 1st, May 15th May 29th ***call to confirm before attending
12 pm - 1:30 pm
Cherry Creek 12/12 meeting in the big room 5700 Manchaca Road, Suite 350
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 May 11th and 25th
***call to confirm before attending
7 – 8 pm
Rule 62 Meeting, 11201 Parkfield Dr as of 5/2/17

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)

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