Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Olive Oil 101 Class at Con’ Olio Oils and Vinegars

Come for a date night or just a girls night out! Con’ Olio Oils and Vinegars will take you through a tasting to experience the amazing difference that certified, high-quality Ultra Premium extra virgin olive oils can make. Experience flavors ranging from intense and robust to mild, creamy and buttery. In this class, you'll explore olive oil's history, mythology, production process, health benefits, art of tasting olive oil and it’s culinary uses.  Sign up here

 

Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

The People's Gallery 2017 Exhibition Opening Reception

The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase the work of regional artists and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Each year, the Cultural Arts Division issues a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. This year, approximately 1,250 entries were submitted by more than 300 local artists.

Each year, the public is invited to vote for their favorite artwork in the exhibition and a “People’s Choice” is selected from among the top-voted artworks to be added to the City’s permanent collection. Ballots for the 2017 People’s Choice will be available during the opening reception on February 24, and during normal exhibition hours through October 27, 2017. The People’s Choice award recipient will be presented with a certificate of congratulations at the opening reception, in Council Chambers, at 6:30 p.m.

Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

JO’S DOWNTOWN MONDAY MOVIE NIGHTS

Join Jo’s Coffee downtown in the 2ND Street District for Monday movie nights beginning February 13 at 7:00 PM. Every Monday, Jo’s Coffee will be screening top favorite flicks through the months of February and March. The movie schedule is as follows:

What's Not To Love? February Movie Schedule
February 13: Say Anything
February 20: 10 Things I Hate About You
February 27: When Harry Met Sally

Listen Up. March Movie Schedule
March 6: Searching for Sugarman
March 13: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt me
March 20: Miss Sharon Jones!
March 27: Don't Look Back

And be sure to follow Jo's on Instagram for all the latest updates! 


Feb
10
6:15 pm18:15

2017 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films at Violet Crown

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th. Get your tickets here. 

Films Included in Program:

Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes

Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes

Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes

Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes

La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

2nd Street Social

Get Valentine’s Day ready with beauty sip stops at Rae Cosmetics, LACQUER, milk+honey, and the NEW Apotheke at Finley’s! This month’s Austin Cocktails sip stops will feature various beauty bars and specials throughout the district:

-Rae Cosmetics will offer complimentary makeup touch ups, tips and tricks from the Rae Cosmetics makeup artists. Book an appointment for a makeup application or lesson, lash extensions, facial, blow out or waxing for an extra 15% off. 15% off all lip products for the perfect Valentine’s Day kisses, including the new Bunny Kisses collection
-milk + honey spa will offer 25% off milk + honey products. In addition, there will be a raffle for a milk + honey spa treatment, a Valentine's Day gift certificate table set up and a complimentary braid bar (first come, first serve).
-LACQUER will offer 20% off all retail. 
-And we are so excited to introduce the NEW APOTHEKE at Finley's Barber Shop to the 2nd Street District. Find a stylishly curated selection of products for men such as cologne, shaving gear, candles, leather goods, small batch grooming supplies, jewelry and more. 

In addition to the sip stops, several other stores in the District will be offering promotions including:

HACIENDA Austin will offer 10% off any purchase
• Get a free Valentine's Day Card with purchases of $50 or more at Prize
Eliza Page will donate 20% of sales that evening to C2Change + offering drinks and sweet treats
Hemline Austinne will offer 10% off total purchase
La Condesa Austin will extend their HH until 8pm that includes half off all drinks and a special HH food menu with discounted pricing
CRÚ Food & Wine Bar - Austin will offer 50% off all wine purchased retail to go and 20% off your food tab
Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars will offer 10% off any purchase
The Bonneville will feature a special $5.00 Winter Warmer Punch all night long - Brandy, Applejack Liqueur, Vanilla Cream & Winter Spices
• Stop by RIDE Indoor Cycling to sign up for a free class. Offer applies to first-time guests only
Sikara & Co will have sips and & 20% off full priced Sikara merchandise
• And the party continues at W Austin for The Friend Zone beginning at 9PM. Drink specials and happy hour all night long.

Grab a map at AMLI Downtown at 201 Lavaca beginning at 6! Must be 21+ to enjoy Austin Cocktails.

Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

2nd Street Social

Start your New Year in high fashion with Austin Cocktails sip stops at the new ModCloth brick and mortar, League of Rebels MenswearHemline Austin, and LOFT. Map pickup at AMLI on 2ND at 421 W 3rd St.!
 

There are also exclusive specials happening throughout the 2nd Street District that evening:
Hemline Austin will offer a gift with purchase.
Toy Joy will offer a free bin toy with any purchase.
Austin Rocks Texas will have 10% off any transaction.
LACQUER will offer 20% off retail products. 
Rae Cosmetics will have Makeovers and Martinis, plus 15% off your purchase during the 2nd Street Social.
Prize will offer complimentary Real Ale Brewing Co. for shoppers.
Crú Wine Bar (Austin) will offer 50% off all wine purchased retail to go and 20% off your food tab.
Jo's Coffee Downtown on 2nd will offer $1 off draft beers, Shiner and house wine until 8pm.
Sikara & Co will offer 20% off full priced Sikara merchandise.
The Bonneville will feature a special $5.00 Winter Warmer Punch all night long. Brandy, Applejack Liqueur, Vanilla Cream & Winter Spices.
- Stop by RIDE Indoor Cycling to sign up for a free class. Offer for first-time guests only.

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Dec
8
6:00 pm18:00

2nd Street Social Sip & Stroll Featuring Austin Cocktails

NEW! 2nd Street Social every 2nd Thursday of the month featuring Austin Cocktails. Enjoy in-store specials, raffles and events throughout the district. See our new mural in real-time as Austin artist Mike Johnston unveils and puts the finishing touches his newest creation in the 2nd Street District.

Sip your way through the 2nd Street District with Austin Cocktails sip stops at Saint Bernard, Teddies for Betty’s, Flor and Sikara & Co. Map pickup, as well as Austin Cocktails will be in the AMLI Downtown lobby at 201 Lavaca St. starting at 6PM. 

Dec
3
6:00 pm18:00

HOLIDAY SING-ALONG & DOWNTOWN STROLL

The annual Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll is a FREE, family-friendly event that celebrates the arrival of the holiday season and the joy it brings.

The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing the songs of the season during KUTX 98.9 “Eklektikos” host John Aielli’s Holiday Sing Along.

As the clock strikes 7 p.m., the countdown to the lighting of the Capitol tree begins, featuring a programmed light show at the top and bottom of every hour, set to holiday songs of local Austin musicians.

From 7 to 9 p.m. Congress Avenue will be abuzz with holiday cheer during the Downtown Stroll. Join us to hear live music and enjoy fun family-friendly activities! Shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums will also be open late and will feature special activities and offers.

If you can, please support fellow members of the community by bringing non-perishable food or cash donations to the Capitol Christmas tree for the Capital Area Food Bank.

Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Small Business Saturday in the 2nd Street District

Support your local Austin businesses and shop 2ND Street District - Austin, TX this holiday season! 

2-hour parking validation from 10am-5pm with proof of purchase in AMLI garages (first come, first park basis). In-store and restaurant specials happening ALL DAY throughout the 2nd Street District!

Luxe Apothetique will have $15 and $25 sale racks, in-store raffles, and complimentary sips and snacks throughout the day!
Crú Wine Bar (Austin) will offer 15% off food.
Rae Cosmetics will have all lipstick, liners and glosses 20% off.
Sikara & Co will offer a buy one, get one 50% off of all Sikara brand full-priced merchandise when they use their American Express card.
Con' Olio Oils & Vinegars will have the following In Store Special: 
$3 OFF 750 ML bottles of olive oils & balsamic vinegars
$2 OFF 375 ML bottles of olive oils & balsamic vinegars
$1 OFF 200 ML bottles of olive oils & balsamic vinegars
Discount cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or bottle return credit. No phone orders and no rain checks. While supplies last. 
FLOR Austin will have 25% off that weekend!
Eliza Page will be offering DOUBLE DIAMOND DOLLARS points to loyalty customers on Small Business Saturday!

Nov
25
4:30 pm16:30

Student Windows Are Now Live!

Enjoy a stroll through the district and vote for your favorite student designed window on our Facebook page. Student designed windows include PRIZE,  Café Ruckus, League of Rebels, Hemline, Luxe Apothetique, Lacquer, Rae Cosmetics, Swatch, Toy Joy and Austin Rocks. Schools participating this year include Texas State, Art Institute of Austin and St. Edwards.

Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

ModCloth Grand Opening

  • ModCloth
200 West 2nd Street • Austin, TX Mon-Sat: 10am–8pm • Sun: 11am–6pm

200 West 2nd Street • Austin, TX

Mon-Sat: 10am–8pm • Sun: 11am–6pm

 

Join us for a day of beauty, music and fashion as we celebrate the grand opening of ModCloth!

Beauty 

  • 10-5pm Photo booth with Bash Booth
  • 12-4pm Temporary tattoos with Naturetats
  • 12-5pm Braid bar & express nail with Milk + Honey
  • 12-5pm Cat eye & bold lip bar with Rae Cosmetics

Music

Workshops

  • 10-5pm Crafting with Amanda from Vinca
  • 2-4pm Fashion crafting with CRAFT
Nov
3
Nov 6

Francesca's Friends & Family Event

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Shop Francesca's in the 2nd Street District during their Friends and Family event and get 25% off everything in the store! Starts Thursday 11/3 and ends Sunday 11/6. 

Oct
20
Oct 23

One-of-a-Kind Trunk Show with Jamie Joseph Jewelry at Eliza Page

  • Eliza Page
Timeless and modern, elegant and understated, Jamie Joseph Jewelry collection is a showcase of exquisite rocks. An artisan and a designer, Jamie hand-selects and hand-facets each stone. Her Golden Joinery collection, featuring stones joined with 22k gold and signature diamond, is based on the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold. It is thought that this technique makes the item more beautiful, rather than be considered broken, as the cracks are part of history. Shop dozens of items from this collection and her other one-of-a-kind designs at Eliza Page Oct 20-23. Shop during the trunk show weekend and be entered to win a ring!

Timeless and modern, elegant and understated, Jamie Joseph Jewelry collection is a showcase of exquisite rocks. An artisan and a designer, Jamie hand-selects and hand-facets each stone. Her Golden Joinery collection, featuring stones joined with 22k gold and signature diamond, is based on the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which is the art of repairing broken pottery with gold. It is thought that this technique makes the item more beautiful, rather than be considered broken, as the cracks are part of history. Shop dozens of items from this collection and her other one-of-a-kind designs at Eliza Page Oct 20-23. Shop during the trunk show weekend and be entered to win a ring!

Oct
16
12:00 pm12:00

Austin Tea Room at Cafe Ruckus

The special tradition of taking afternoon tea continues in the heart of downtown Austin. Tea time happens every Sunday afternoon when Cafe Ruckus transforms into a Victorian tea room. Step back in time as you sip bottomless cups of loose leaf tea, nibble on delicate finger sandwiches and indulge in decadent desserts presented on a three-tiered server. Whether it is a special occasion or simply special time with friends, it will be an afternoon to remember. Call 512-476-7825 or make your reservation at www.caferuckus.com.

The special tradition of taking afternoon tea continues in the heart of downtown Austin. Tea time happens every Sunday afternoon when Cafe Ruckus transforms into a Victorian tea room. Step back in time as you sip bottomless cups of loose leaf tea, nibble on delicate finger sandwiches and indulge in decadent desserts presented on a three-tiered server. Whether it is a special occasion or simply special time with friends, it will be an afternoon to remember. Call 512-476-7825 or make your reservation at www.caferuckus.com.