You’re Never Too Cool for School

Thats right.  I said it. The S Word… School.

School starts next week for AISD.  Summer is over.  If Alice Cooper made some anti “School’s out for Summer” rock anthem, I would link to it here.  But he does not…

And while I realize the transition back to school time doesn’t affect us all (except for increased traffic), I want everyone to reach deep inside and try to get ourselves an education.

In that spirit, here are a couple goings on that we can all learn from.

Like sewing.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to sew?  Well here’s your chance.  Take one of the Sewing Classes at Stitch Lab.  Topics range from how to make stuffed animals, to how to use a serger, to how to knit and everything in between.  If you want to sew, stitch, knit, dye, hem, screen print, or more, Stitch Lab has something for you.  Class times/dates/prices are available at their website.

But maybe that’s just not your thing.  You don’t need to know how to sew, you need to know how to handle curveballs in a hilarious way.  Perfect!  The Hideout Theatre’s Improv Classes it is.  Classes are going on all the time and are offered on a variety of levels. Have fun, meet new people and learn to improvise in these low-pressure classes. The beginner workshop is designed for anyone who wants to loosen up, be more spontaneous and learn to take risks on stage and in life. Each week you’ll play games and explore a challenging variety of improv exercises that unleash your natural creativity and humor. Classes meet for six weeks, three hours each week.  Follow the link above to sign up.

Or perhaps you’d just like to learn exactly what Mighty Five’s Infinite Funk Odyssey is? According to the press release, Austinites will take a trip to Dimension F at Mighty Five’s Infinite Funk Odyssey, an original, electro-funk theatrical production and simultaneous dance party. This is an interactive take on musical theater conceived by Austin’s Xaq Webb in collaboration with the band Mighty Five. The audience is encouraged to dance during the show, and all performances will be followed immediately by a dance party of indeterminate length.  Learn all about funk, outer dimensions, and pick up a dance move or two Thursday-Saturday at 8 pm at the Blue Theatre.  Tickets are $12 ($10 for students) and are available here.

Go forth my friends.  Learn.  For as Ghandi said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

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The Austin Creative Alliance is a nonprofit performing arts service organization working to cultivate an environment where the performing arts can grow and flourish. We serve over 130 arts organizations with marketing, ticketing, audience development services; AEA paymaster, information & referral services — plus access to affordable health, liability, and event insurance. We also provide online professional development seminars, fiscal sponsorship services for emerging arts groups, host annual unified general auditions, annual theatre industry awards, and consistently advocate for the many benefits the arts bring to our quality of life.

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