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ISSUES

ISSUE: FEBRUARY 2015

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Fans of Filson headed to the By George Men's Shop for live music by Dan Dyer and drinks and snacks by Lamberts BBQ. Guests were welcomed by a tricked out AEV Filson edition Brute Jeep and one lucky partygoer scored a Filson bag in the exciting giveaway of the night.

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One of our favorite creative spaces, WORK, that houses Hoiden Supply Company, Golden Eagle Creative and Noah Marion Quality Goods hosted their first ever holiday party to end 2014. Guests enjoyed brews from the South Austin Brewery and lobster rolls from Dock & Roll. Proceeds from the evening were donated to Dress for Success, which Hoiden will be working with in 2015.

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The Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals ended 2014 with their annual fundraising bash, Skyfall, at Bambu Nightclub & Lounge. The live auction helped raise funds for the League's scholarship fund.

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Foodies gathered at Foreign & Domestic for the grand finale of Indie Chefs Week for a sold-out 15 course wine dinner. The week was created by Ned Elliot and Crystal Esquivel, who started the event to get people talking about what indie chefs are doing in the food world with the hope that the idea will spread out across the country to bring dedicated chefs together to cook, collaborate and inspire.

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ISSUE: JANUARY 2015

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosted the wildly popular Qui to the Cure with James Beard-award winning Chef Paul Qui at Brazos Hall. The keynote speaker was Grant Sanregret whose son Vance was diagnosed with the disease at birth just over a year ago. The foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis.

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It was a night of glitz and glamour to end 2014 at Dancing with the Stars Austin presented by Lexus of Austin. Event Chairs Katie Jaffe and Venus Strawn along with honorary chairs Andra and Joe Liemandt made it a night to remember. The event is the marquee fundraiser for the Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children's advocacy center that is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of abuse, neglect and for children who have witnessed a violent crime.

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The always gracious hostess Elizabeth Gibson opened the doors to her beloved 2nd Street District boutique Eliza Page to celebrate the shop's 10 Year Anniversary. One lucky guest won a diamond ring raffle, and everyone enjoyed a Cointreau cocktail bar, catering by Suzanne Court, Antonelli's and Blue Note Bakery.

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Two dynamic young professionals groups, the Austin Young Chamber Imagine Committee and the Austin Symphony BATS hosted an after party at the Long Center following the first concert of the Austin Symphony Orchestra's season "A Night of Mozart and Schubert." DJ Trey provided the tunes while guests snacked on appetizers from Primizie Catering and drinks by Tito's.

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Artists Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, MichaelMcCarty and Abigail Murray came together during the East Austin Studio Tour to host Make. Eat. Drink., a pop-up dinner featuring top chefs from Justine's Brasserie, Qui, Lenoir, Odd Duck, L'oca Doro and Uchiko. The entire evening was a collaboration between chefs and artists from the studio to the kitchen.

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Mia Carameros and photographer Kate LeSueur joined forces for an exhibit of their work at Agave Print entitled "perdu / lost." LeSueur on the inspiration behind their collaborative event: "Our statement is 'engaging the ordinary.' We were inspired by the textures and landscapes that are easily lost and go unnoticed."

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Blo Blow Dry Bar Austin and Better Bronze Custom Airbrush Tanning hosted Ho Ho Blo at Jaguar | Land Rover Austin. The fashion show event also featured pop-up boutiques for onsite shopping, cocktails and snacks, live musical performances, as well as raffle prizes.

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Forklift Danceworks hosted DecaDance on November 15 to raise funds for its 2014-2015 programs. Guests nibbled on passed hors d'oeuvres, drank Champagne, and danced the night away to songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

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ISSUE: DECEMBER 2014

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Silvercar hosted an exclusive after party following POP Austin. The event featured artwork by Todd Sanders, Bale Creek Allen, Patrick Martinez and Denial, as well as a DJ set by Learning Secrets.

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Austin foodies gathered for the 25th anniversary of La Dolce Vita at The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria. Guests nibbled on tastings, enjoyed live art demonstrations by Art School faculty members and grooved to beats by DJ Hear No Evil while celebrating the most talked about chefs, restaurants and wineries in Central Texas.

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Guests wore their best Austin cocktail attire to Dress by Candlelight, a fashion show presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC to benefit Candlelight Ranch. The organization offers support to children facing physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges. Julian Gold produced a high fashion show full of looks of the season.

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Hosted by Austin Film Festival, film and food lovers gathered at the historic Driskill Hotel for a night celebrating the arts. Attendees enjoyed food from over 20 of Austin's best chefs and restaurants while raising funds to support AFF's On Story Project.

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For its third year, FELIZ invited shoppers to The Palm Door for a day of browsing pop-up shops from a variety of creative vendors. Attendees were able to purchase goods and chat with independent artisans and makers.

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The Blanton Museum hosted a spooky yet swanky soiree with B Scene: Exquisite Corpse. Guests dressed up in costume to celebrate the evening, enjoying small bites like brisket sliders, a mashed potato bar, fall salads and Blanton's own specialty cocktail, the End of the World Blantini.

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Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Subaru hosted a night complete with dinner, drinks and live music to raise funding for the Austin Pets Alive! mission to provide necessary resources and programs to eliminate the killing of animals in Central Texas. This year's event successfully raised more than $109,000, nearly $40,000 more than the previous year.

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Celebrating the release of her first book, lifestyle blogger Camille Styles hosted an Austin-style brunch on the lawn of Hotel Ella. The event, where Styles signed books and chatted with guests, featured a mimosa bar, many Southern brunch favorites and live music from The Cold Irons.

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New to Rainey Street, ROAR welcomed guests to its first location with a stylish party. The salon, which offers premier hairstyling services, celebrated its opening with signature cocktails, prizes and giveaways, and live music by Erin Ivey.

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Co-hosted by Scott + Cooner and TRIBEZA, author Cyndy Severson visited Austin to sign copies of her latest book Hill Country Houses.

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FOUND, a new boutique in downtown Austin, celebrated its grand opening with champagne, sweets and music by Tameca Jones.

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Marathon Kids hosted their 2nd annual POW! A Super Soiree to raise funds and awareness for their core mission, which includes working with schools, families, and communities to develop healthy eating and fitness habits in children and adults alike.

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Center for Child Protection hosted their 11th annual Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon, which raised funds to help end child abuse.

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Help Clifford Help Kids is an annual fundraiser founded by Clifford Antone benefiting American Youthworks featuring fabulous live music, dinner, auctions and fun!

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ISSUE: NOVEMBER 2014

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The Dancing with the Stars Austin charity gala returns this winter to raise funds in support of the Center for Child Protection. At a private VIP event on September 17, the 11 Austin celebrity participants for this year’s show were revealed. The stars will pair with professional ballroom dancers and show their moves on stage December 7 at the Hilton Austin.

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Rainforest Partnership hosted its sixth annual Celebration Dinner on September 18 at the Commodore Perry Estate. Inspired by the rainforest, guests enjoyed a memorable dinner, local spirits, and live entertainment. The proceeds from the evening benefited rainforest communities in Peru and Ecuador.

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Ballet Austin toasted the opening of its performance season at the W Austin Hotel with the annual Fete and fete*ish, dual event. The inspiration for this year’s celebration was provided by the upcoming 3M-commissioned production Belle Redux/A Tale of Beauty & The Beast premiering February 2015. Guests were treated to live entertainment by Liz Morphis and The Matt Wilson Band.

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We celebrated the start of Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week with our Kick-off Party at Roadhouse Relics. Guests nibbled on bites from Chilantro BBQ and East Side King and sipped on cocktails from Mount Gay Rum, The Botanist Gin, and Cointreau and wine from The Austin Winery. Thanks to uLOVEi for providing the tunes, and Kendra Scott Jewelry for giving a lucky winner a beautiful necklace. Other sponsors who provided support for Style Week included...

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The second event of Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week No. 11 was the Southern Brunch held at Rain Lily Farm, sponsored by The Catherine Leasable Luxury.

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The third event of Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week No. 11 was the Fashion Show held at Fair Market, sponsored by Lexus of Austin.

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The final event of Lexus presents TRIBEZA Style Week No. 11 was Blooms + Butter: A Dinner with Gabrielle Hamilton, Owner/Chef of Prune at The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, sponsored by SWBC Mortgage.

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TRIBEZA celebrated the release of the October Architecture issue October 8 at NEST Modern. Austin Cocktails and Shiner Bock provided guests with libations, and Fork & Vine served up tasty hors d’oeuvres. The party was sponsored by Bowie Luxury Rental Residences and featured music by local musician Kevin Ahart.

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The luxury champagne truck known for its cross country trips made a stop in Austin for a special happy hour on the TRACE patio at the W Austin Hotel. Guests enjoyed trying Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label by the glass while dancing to tunes by a live DJ.

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Mercedes-Benz of Austin unveiled the new 2015 C-Class and GLA-Class at a cocktail event located at their newly remodeled facility. 34th Street Café provided hors d’oeuvres, while guests enjoyed live music, refreshing cocktails, and a first look at the highly anticipated cars.

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Global design firm Gensler hosted its annual White Party at their Austin office Thursday, September 26. Guests enjoyed refreshments from The Peached Tortilla while perusing works of art from The Metropolitan Gallery.

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Philanthropists joined Hospice Austin the morning of October 9th for Beauty of Life. Along with raising support for a gracious cause, guests participated in a silent auction and raffle, shopped pop-up stores from many local boutiques, and met New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom, who delivered the keynote address over brunch.

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Film lovers united September 23 to travel back to the swinging 60s with a special screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic, BLOW UP, presented by the Austin Film Society. Guests were treated to a 60s themed cocktail bar and complimentary hair and nail bar provided by Aveda Institute that styled looks based on the era’s trends. Ned Rifkin, former Director of the Blanton Museum and art history scholar at UT, gave a short introduction.

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ISSUE: OCTOBER 2014

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Ice Ball broke records this year by welcoming and raising $500,000 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters on August 23 at the Hyatt Regency's brand-new Zilker Ballroom. The event include a live auction that boasted many impressive items, including a guitar autographed by Willie Nelson.

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On September 5, two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grammy Award winner country artists Vince Gill joined Edith Royal and Ben Crenshaw in a fundraiser for the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease. Featured events included a golf tournament at Barton Creek Country Club's Crenshaw Course, hosted by Honorary Golf Chairman Ben Crenshaw, and performances by Vince Gill & Friends at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.

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TRIBEZA and Austin Fit Magazine partnered with First Texas Honda on August 21 to throw an awesome customer appreciation event. Thanks to the Bee Gees Songbook for keeping us on our feet! Drinks provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, and food provided by Diesel Foods Inc.

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ACE: A Community for Education raised $10,000 this year at the back-to-school fund-raiser at the Belmont on August 22. The proceeds will help cover the cost of literacy tutoring for 20 students from low-income schools in our community. The Belmont, Hudson on Fifth, and Turf N' Surf Po-Boy, Betsy's Bar, and District 301 Bar provided a selection of hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

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Hacienda, one of the 2nd Street District's newest boutiques opened with a first look at their exclusive collection of home decor, furniture, and gifts. Guests enjoyed live music, cocktails, and bites from Searsucker.

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Members of the Harry Ransom Center previewed the new exhibit, "The Making of Gone with the Wind" on September 5. Guests sipped signature cocktails from Dripping Springs Vodka and feasted on movie-themed appetizers barbecue from Freedmen's, and desserts from Walton's while viewing the 300-item exhibit chronicling the making of the iconic film.

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DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS hosted its first event in Austin on September 11 at Trinity Hall, showcasing urban picnic tables designed by 20 talented local designers and benefiting our local AIDS Services of Austin.

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TOMS hosted a Raven + Lily Pop Up Party on September 12 at the South Congress store, celebrating Raven + Lily's newest apparel launch as a marketplace designer through TOMS. Guests browsed the offerings while enjoying live music and Dripping Springs Vodka cocktails.

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ISSUE: SEPTEMBER 2014

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The Austin Film Society and IFC Films hosted the cast and crew from the 12-year old project of Boyhood for a special screening on July 13. Guests enjoyed an advance screening of the film and a Q&A with Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, and writer/director Richard Linklater.

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Rae Cosmetics held a grand opening celebration for the launch of its new studio on 2nd Street. Guests were treated to makeup applications with the Rae Cosmetics professional makeup artists, music by DJ Nabiya de Grace, fun photos in the Say Cheese photo booth. Grey Goose cocktails and sweets from Delish Bakery were served.

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TRIBEZA celebrated the successful conclusion of this year's Austin Restaurant Week with a pig roast and a variety of sides donated by Hardie's Guests sipped drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, and were serenaded with an acoustic set from Dan Dyer to cap off the night. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the final donation check to Meals on Wheels and More for over $20,000. Sponsors for the week included Posh Properties, SWBC Mortgage, Zagat, Velocity Credit Union, and Better Bronze.

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Frank Genco, Clay Smith, and Amanda Eyre Ward co-hosted a cocktail hour for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, which was held September 10 - 14.

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Black Fret hosted a house party to celebrate its newly established advisory board. The distinguished group of music industry veterans who have volunteered to serve as the Black Fret Board of Advisors gathered on Saturday, July 19, at a private residence and featured music from Black Fret nominees Elizabeth McQueen and Erin Ivey.

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Ballet Austin hosted a happy hour at the newly renovated Truluck's in downtown Austin in anticipation of fête*ish 2014. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and specialty Grey Goose cocktails were served as guests mingled. fête*ish will be held September 20th at the W Hotel.

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ISSUE: AUGUST 2014

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TRIBEZA celebrated the release of the Neighborhoods issue with a party at the Criquet Clubhouse. Weather Up Austin served tomato gazpacho and other delicious hors d'oeurves, while L'Oca D'Oro assembled lamb and porchetta sliders. Drinks were provided by Deep Eddy Vodka, Dulce Vida Tequila, JuJu Juice, Hops & Grain, Corona and Modelo. Nulo Pet Food, which sponsored the party, kept the dogs in attendance well hydrated, and also gave guests sample pet food bags to take home.

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Director Kat Candler and select cast members from Hellion were in Austin on June 30 for a special reception at Lamberts and a screening of the movie at the Violet Crown Cinema. Starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, Hellion has received several awards including the SXSW Gamechanger Award and a Grand Jury Prize at the Dallas International Film Festival.

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Colin's Hope, a local nonprofit that raises water safety awareness to prevent childhood drowning, hosted its annual Sirens of Summer Soiree. Guests enjoyed bites from Silver Whisk Cooking School and Cookie Fairy and sipped drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka.

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Voice & Exit is a new festival centered around the idea of bringing people together to explore the ideas on how to enhance individual well-being. VIP guests nibbled on hors d'oeuvres from Pascal's, sipped fresh-squeezed beverages from JuiceLand, and were treated to massages by Heal Your Body.

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The Texas Heritage Songwriters Association Hall of Fame Awards Show was held on June 22 at ACL Live at Moody Theatre. The annual awards show brings together songwriters who encapsulate the spirit of Texas, and a select few are inducted into the TxHSA Hall of Fame. It was the perfect ending to a weekend-long celebration. Performers included: K.T. Oslin, Lee Roy Parnell, Bonnie Bishop, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter, and Kris Kristofferson.

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NEST Modern celebrated its 10th anniversary with a storewide sale and a huge celebration on June 28. Amid the festivities and burlesque dancers, they enjoyed food and drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, Austin Beerworks and Max's Wine Dive. Akina Adderley and the Vintage Playboys brought the tunes, and a few lucky partygoers walked away with unique furniture pieces from NEST.

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The final installment of TRIBEZA's Supper Club Series, sponsored by SWBC Mortgage and Frost, was held at Jeffrey's on June 30. Guests were greeted with a glass of sparkling rosé and passed hors d'oeuvres before sitting down to a four-course summer meal with wine pairing prepared by chefs Larry McGuire and Rebecca Meeker.

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ISSUE: JULY 2014

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The fashionable folks from HELM Boots hosted a trunk show at Hotel San Jose during the monthly First Thursday event along South Congress. They had an exclusive selection of prototypes, samples and other unique items to purchase, and guests sipped on specialty cocktails in the hotel's courtyard lounge.

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Northern Grade brought together a carefully curated collection of domestically made menswear to Fair Market on the second weekend in June. Hosted by Stag, Northern Grade had plenty to covet at the event and several local brands to discover.

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The third annual Perfectly Pink Party at Brazos Hall raised funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Guests dined on delicious bites, danced to DJ Johnny Bravvo and took home stylish giveaways from Kendra Scott.

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The DEN, located at the NW corner of the W, hosted a private opening for the "Feminine Landscapes" exhibit, which features works by local, female photographers Dagny Piasecki and Wynn Myers. The show is open through September 5.

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TRIBEZA celebrated the release of the June "Outdoors" issue with a party at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Guests enjoyed bites by new restaurant Fork & Vine and Italian-staple Gusto, cooled off with popsicles from GoodPops, snacks from Luna Bar, drinks by Deep Eddy, Corona, and Pacifico, and admired floral arrangements by Rosehip Flora while listening to folk/blues trio Mother Merey and the Black Dirt.

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This was the fifth anniversary of Tyler's Dam That Cancer held on Lake Austin. The 21-mile stand-up paddle and party is the premier fundraising event for The Flatwater Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides access to mental health services for those in need affected by cancer.

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Canopy, a creative community in East Austin, commemorated its second anniversary with "The 2nd Annual Grand Opening Party" to mark the occasion. The open house celebrated the addition of two new buildings along with several new faces in these amazing new studio/retail spaces.

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Benefiting Ronald McDonald House, Wanderlust Live hosted the second annual House Party on June 8. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres from Emily's Catering, cocktails from Tito's Vodka and beer from Keg 1 LLC, as well as a unique silent auction.

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ISSUE: JUNE 2014

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This four-course dinner at a private home on Windsor Road honored the life and works of cookbook author and culinary legend Diana Kennedy. Kennedy herself attended and each guest left with a signed copy of her award-winning cookbook, "Oaxaca al Gusto or My Mexico." Proceeds from the event are helping to fund a documentary film on Kennedy and her legacy.

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Over 180 fashion enthusiasts gathered at Neiman Marcus at The Domain for the MJ&M Fashion Show on April 25th, featuring designer Badgley Mischka. The event, hosted by Camila Alves McConaughey, Sally Brown, Amy Ingram, was part of Mack, Jack, and McConaughey, the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown that benefits children's charities across the United States.

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The first of TRIBEZA's Supper Club Series, dinner at LaV on April 22 was hosted at one of Austin's most beautiful new restaurants that also boasts the most impressive wine cellar in town. Guests enjoyed luscious varietals, bistro favorites, and a lighthearted evening of fun served in impeccable French style.

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This year's New Fiction Confab featured seven critically acclaimed authors of local and national fame. Every year the writers spend a day in Austin's libraries leading workshops and reading from their latest works.

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The 16th annual Garden Party featured artist Margo Sawyer and raised funds for the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum's educational programs and long-term restoration project.

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Nonprofit Women & Their Work hosted its annual STAR Bash on April 26 to benefit the art education of underprivileged children, bring more art to Austin, and maintain a culture of art appreciation in the city. Attendees enjoyed food and drink, a silent auction, a raffle, and musical entertainment by jazz band Ephraim Owens Experience.

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La Condesa held their 6th annual Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party on Sunday, May 4th. The convivial event was sponsored by Univision, Dos Equis, Tecate, Tequila Cazadores and TRIBEZA, and included appetizers, free-flowing margaritas, dance competitions, and a VIP reception at Malverde.

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Held in the newly refurbished Hotel Ella, the inaugural Kentucky Derby Party was an evening to remember: gourmet food and drinks, a silent auction, live music, and a live stream of the derby itself. Money raised went to the LIVESTRONG Foundation to benefit those afflicted by cancer.

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Part of TRIBEZA's own Supper Club Series, this Italian feast at Olive & June, held on May 6 made for a delicious evening. Guests dined on fresh, vegetable-driven dishes and sumptuous desserts from chef Shawn Cirkiel.

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Austin Restaurant Week is an eight-day culinary event hosted over a two-week period, benefiting nonprofit Meals on Wheels and More. TRIBEZA produced this year's Restaurant Week and helped launch the week with a kickoff party at Olive & June on May 6. Bon appétit!

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The CultureMap Tastemaker Awards are an annual celebration of Austin's top culinary talent, hosted on May 7. Attendees wined and dined with the best of the city's restaurant scene at Brazos Hall on East 4th Street.

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ISSUE: MAY 2014

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TRIBEZA kicked off the March Music Series at the candlelit side room of Billy Reid. The first act of the night was artist-on-the-rise Chris Denny. Act two was local favorite Dan Dyer, who has been a staple of the Texas music scene for over 15 years. Clark's Oyster Bar prepared oysters and shrimp toast and drinks were provided by Corona, Modelo Especial and Deep Eddy Vodka.

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TRIBEZA followed up its first event with Live at Garage on March 13. Tamika Jones and Ephron Owens took center stage, with dinner from Winflo Osteria and drinks provided by Deep Eddy Vodka for attendees. Live at Garage coincided perfectly with South by Southwest, the music event of the year.

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The Getdown finished up TRIBEZA's three-week music series with musician Dale Watson at the Getaway Motor Club. The Getdown also doubled as TRIBEZA's 13th birthday party, complete with drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka, Colorado Gold Whiskey, Austin Eastciders, Modelo and Pacifico. Appetizers for guests were provided by El Cubico and The Peached Tortilla.

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The Heartbreaker Banquet has become an annual South by Southwest event, hosted at Willie Nelson's private "Luck, Texas" ranch. This year the daylong lineup combined an array of artists that spanned from Americana rock to indie-folk music, featuring musicians like Shakey Graves, Noah Gunderson, and Sons of Fathers.

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Hosted at the beautiful Salt Lick pavilion in Driftwood, the Big Hair Country Fair presented by Deep Eddy Vodka is Creative Action's annual spring fundraiser. The event boasted all-you-can-eat BBQ, an open bar, bouffant style hairdos, a vintage photo booth, an auction, and musical entertainment by The Show and Tellers and Waterloo Revival.

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Benefitting Komen Austin and the French Legation Museum, TRIBEZA's second Lawn Party combined tasty food vendors and fanciful store booths to make for one fun-filled afternoon. Attendees played lawn games, snacked on Gourdoughs, Lick Ice Cream, Hat Creek Burgers, Burro's Cheese Kitchen, Cornucopia, Benji's and Clif Bars, all while shopping spring styles from Ecetera, Etc., Co-Star, Maya Star, Kendra Scott, Purse & Clutch, Raven and Lily, Sunroom and Starling Eyewear.

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Nonprofit Any Baby Can hosted its 17th annual Rockin' Roundup on March 29 to raise money for their efforts to improve the lives of Texas infants. The event featured dinner, gambling, a Texas-sized silent auction and music provided by cover band SkyRocket.

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Benefitting Conspirare, the 8th annual Hidden Music featured talents Ruthie Foster, Eliza Gilkyson, and Patrice Pyke. The evening included a full open bar, seated wine dinner, silent auction, and concert.

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Urbanspace Interiors launched Keith Kreeger's spring collection on March 27, serving up locally-crafted treats on his new tableware. The collection is both artful and functional-the perfect combination of luxury and necessity.

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The 3rd annual Vaca y Vino presented by Lambert's was hosted at The Bridges Ranch in Wimberley on April 6. Attendees feasted on Argentine-style beef and wine, accompanied by live music and locally crafted beers.

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ISSUE: APRIL 2014

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Bob Schneider's new album is another pop-folk-rock success for this Austin native. In keeping with his previous albums, Burden of Proof is characterized by musical experimentation and romantic metaphors, singing a tune straight from the heart.

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Held at Camp Mabry under the Austin stars, guest enjoyed a lively cocktail party, elegant dinner buffet, incredible auction packages, and an after-party with DJ Hear No Evil and live entertainment from Robert Earl Keen all benefiting the Seton Community Health Centers and the Sister Gertrude Levy Endowment for the Poor.

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Waller Creek Conservancy's community-wide picnic raises funds to develop the park that runs through downtown Austin. Simply purchase a basket beforehand and arrive the day of ready for good food and good vibes.

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ISSUE: MARCH 2014

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New Austin non-profit Black Fret hosted a VIP Launch Party and Founding Member Drive at the Gibson Brands Showroom, which featured music Ben Kweller and Emily Bell; the music-minded organization aims to build an endowed institution that awards grants to local Austin musicians.

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The Contemporary celebrated the opening of its winter/spring exhibition of artist Charles Long’s work with a reception at the Jones Center, which included a preview of the show, a curator walk-through, and a live DJ set by Young Pharaohs.

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Billy Reid hosted Austin design duo LAND—Caleb Everitt and Ryan Rhodes—for a showing of their new work. The evening also featured music by Shakey Graves, and refreshments from Weather Up, Austin Beerworks, Flat Track Coffee, and Easy Tiger.

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The Austin Foundation for Architecture honored the Meredith family, Kelly Weiss, and the Hon. Sheryl Cole with a party at The Thinkery, Austin’s new children’s museum.

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TRIBEZA celebrated the launch of the February “Love” issue with a party at Departure Lounge. Guests mingled with the issue’s featured Austinites over bubbly, chocolates, and sweets from featured confectioners Chocolate Makers Studio and Coco Paloma Desserts.

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