These coming Austin social events are winking at me.
Aug. 18: Black Literature Matters. BookPeople.
Aug. 18: Recovery Unplugged Grand Opening. 14109 FM 696.
Aug. 20: Ice Ball for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Hyatt Regency.
Aug. 20: New Amsterdam Vodka presents It’s Your Town Party. SprATX.
Aug. 21: Austin Shakespeare’s ‘Wolf Hall’ Salon. 4211 Long Champ Dr.
Aug. 25. Thinkery21: Transformations. 1830 Simond Ave.
Aug. 25: ADL True Colors 800 Congress Ave.
Aug. 27: Texas 4000 Tribute Gala. JW Marriott.
Aug. 27: Austin Originals Benefit Concert for Austin Child Guidance Center. ACL Live.
Aug. 27: Celebrando Austin for Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber. Hyatt Regency.
Aug. 27: Austin Pride Festival and Parade. Various locales, including State Capitol and Congress Avenue.
Aug. 29: HAAM’s Night of Infinite Fun. Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery.
Aug. 29: Texas French Bread 35th Anniversary. 2900 Rio Grande St. (Note: this was rescheduled due to weather threats.)
Sept. 2: 4th and Goal Gala for DKR Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease. AT&T Center.
Sept. 4: UT Longhorns football opener against Notre Dame. Royal Memorial Stadium.
Sept. 9: The Big Give for I Live Here, I Give Here. Sunset Room.
Sept 9. Opening of the Austin Symphony season, “The Mozart Requiem.” Long Center
Sept. 16: Authentic Mexico for the Hispanic Alliance. Long Center.
Sept. 17: Ballet Austin Fête and fête*ish. JW Marriott
Sept. 17: Opening of the Austin Opera season, “The Manchurian Candidate.” Long Center.
Sept. 17: Moonlight in the Gorge Gala. Canyon Lake.
Sept. 17: Little Black Dress Soirée for Dress for Success. Palazzo Lavaca.
Sept. 21: Food for Thought for Communities in Schools. ACL Live.
Sept. 23: Jewel Luncheon for Austin Symphony. JW Marriott
Sept. 23: Opening of the Ballet Austin season: “To China, with Love.” Long Center.
Sept. 23: Hill Country Nights for Hill Country Conservancy. Fair Market.
Sept. 24: Jewel Ball for Austin Symphony. Palmer Events Center.
Sept. 24: Building Bridges for Arc of the Capital Area. Hyatt Regency.
Sept. 24: Green Gate Farms 10th Anniversary Party. 8310 Canoga Ave.
Sept. 24: TribFeast to support Texas Tribune. UT Alumni Center.
Sept. 28: Opening of the Zach Theatre season, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical.” Topfer Theater.
Sept. 29: Austin Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Gala. Hilton Austin.
Sept. 29. Caritas Words of Hope / Harvey Penick Award dinner Hyatt Regency.
Sept. 30: ACL Music Festival opening night. Zilker Park.
Oct. 6: Travis Audubon Luncheon. Austin Country Club.
Oct. 12: Film and Food Party for Austin Film Festival. Driskill Hotel.
Oct. 20: Bridging the Gap for New Milestones Foundation. Four Seasons Hotel.
Oct. 21: Formula One United States Grand Prix. Circuit of the Americas.
Oct. 22: Barbecue on the Pedernales. LBJ Ranch.
Oct. 22: Caterina Ball for Mexic-Arte Museum. Four Seasons Hotel.
Oct. 23: DSACT Buddy Walk and reception. Reunion Ranch in Georgetown.
Oct. 25: The Nature Conservancy Global Cities. 1111 W. 12th St.
Oct. 28: Reading Between the Wines for Literacy Coalition. Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion.
Oct. 28: B Scene: Inevitable Warhol Happening. Blanton Museum of Art.
Nov. 1: Beat the Odds Benefit for Breakthrough Austin. UT Alumni Center.
Nov. 3: Rainforest Partnership Celebration Dinner. Gilfillan House.
Nov. 4: First Edition Literary Gala for Texas Book Festival. Four Seasons Hotel.
Nov. 11: St. Jude’s Lone Stars and Angels. AT&T Center.
Dec. 4: Dancing with the Stars Austin for Center for Child Protection. Hilton Austin.
Dec. 10: Black Ball for Black Fret. Paramount Theatre.
Update: Moonlight in the Gorge Gala and Little Black Dress are Sept 17. Hill Country Nights is Sept. 23.