October 2007

Who: East End Businesses in collaboration with DiverseArts Culture Works

What: East End Fourth Fridays!

Where: Kenny Dorham's Backyard (1106 E. 11thSt., just East of the Victory Grill) and East 11th Street from Branch to Navasota @ Angelina

When: October 24th and each fourth Friday through the fall, doors open at 6 PM

Cost:Free children's activities from 6 to 8 PM. $5 cover for the live music beginning at 8 PM
(no charge for children under12).


DiverseArts is pleased to announce GLITTERBILLIES, the headliner for October's East End Fourth Fridays! Glitterbillies mixes hip hop, rap, and rockabilly style. Also playing this month is the groovy and soulful sounds of The Pelicks and DJ Bullet spinning funk, soul, and hip hop. 

Children will have free activities just for them at the East End Fourth Friday Kid’s Corner including free books, an arts and crafts table, fun with group painting, and more. This October we will be celebrating an early Dia de los Muertos at the craft table. Kids can paint their own masks and enjoy a new cultural experience in celebration for the upcoming Day of the Dead and Halloween festivities. 
As always, we will have local vendors, barbeque, refreshments courtesy of Live Oak Brewery, and live music. We invite you to explore the East End and discover some of the new businesses and old favorites that help make this district a unique and diverse place in Austin.

Austin’s East End Fourth Fridays! is a unique art and culture-driven, monthly community-oriented event developed by DiverseArts to showcase the very specific cultural attributes and historical identity of Austin’s East End – the Soul in the heart of the City. The East End has been recognized by the City of Austin as an African American Cultural Heritage District, and East End Fourth Fridays! helps showcase this cultural legacy for the benefit of the community. In partnership with neighborhood artists and businesses, cultural, civic, commercial, and governmental groups, this monthly event is designed to bring a relaxed, communal, open air art and culture experience to the newly revitalized East End. 

It's an open house in the East End and along East 11th Street! Sample food and drink at established and new venues, take in the headline concerts and bring the kids to enjoy the East End Kid’s Corner at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, and checkout art vendors, organizations, and sponsors doing PR and public outreach. DiverseArts wishes to bring visitors from the neighborhood and the Austin area to see the unique cultural and historic aspects of the East End. We hope to establish East End Fourth Fridays! as a holistic, community-based marriage of culture and commerce, and we can't do it without your support! So come and join us, your fellowAustinites, and people from all places, for this monthly event!

So come out and join us for great music, and a fun Dia de los Muertos event!

We'll see you there!