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What & Wear: Women & Their Work Trunk Show

What: Women & Their Work Trunk Show Located in Central Austin, Women & Their Work is a visual and performing arts organization focusing on contemporary women artists. The organization not only brings some of the most groundbreaking exhibitions and performances to the area, but also provides art education and  financial support to female artists while emphasizing the value and excellence of art by women. The organization recently held an evening trunk show, showcasing the photographic work of Susi Brister and featuring several local jewelry designers and even some special treats. Upon entering, I was greeted with samples from award-winning Delysia, some of the best chocolates I’ve ever tasted. The Pistachio and Champagne truffle flavors were my favorite, with Raspberry coming in a close third. I couldn’t resist their chocolate barks, taking home the Dark Coffee, Peppermint and Mexican Hot Chocolate varieties. Next up, the W&TW host poured me a glass of white wine as I perused the table of another special treat—Tekeen cocktails. This ready to drink, premium beverage is made from agave nectar, orange wine and all …

Nine Favs of FunFunFun Fest 9

In the family of Austin music festivals, FunFunFun Fest is the black-sheep little brother. Or possibly the drunk uncle. Or maybe the impossibly cool older sister. Take your pick, because it’s all that and more. If ACL Fest is the corporate-sponsored, politically-correct, slightly-pretentious, we’ve-got-our-sh*t-together-fest for big name acts, FunFunFun Fest is…none of those. It’s the complete opposite (as evidenced by the 4-hour wait to get in for those who didn’t pick up their wrist bands ahead of time). And you know what? They’re cool with that. So you better be too. I go to both festivals every year. And while I love ACL, FunFunFun is just more, well…fun.  It lives up to its name. It’s where hipster-psych meets death metal, punk meets funk, skateboarders hang with rappers, and everybody has a good time. Not to mention the comics, BMXers, and pro-wrestlers. This year, we ponied up for the Ultimate Smooth Pass — FFF’s version of a VIP experience. It was worth it. No lines, free snacks, your very own bars, catering-quality food, air conditioned rest rooms, places …