The Statesman is reporting that last summer’s sale of the Starr building, located at 6th and Colorado, has finally closed. Earlier this year we did a little bit of research to discover what used to occupy this space… check it out.
Archives for December 2009
Hear Ye! Year Ye!
Birds Barbershop Calls All Barbarians,
Centaurs and Beastmasters for 3rd Annual Manfest
On Saturday, Dec. 5th from 2 to 7 p.m. Birds Barbershop on S. Congress Ave. and PartyEnds.com will bring Austin its 3rd annual Manfest. The merrymaking kicks off a month-long promotion at all Birds locations, where men will get half-off hair product all December long.
Moving from S. Lamar to its new location at Birds on S. Congress, this installment in the series leans more primal than Manfests of yore, with a parking lot overrun with olde tyme fixtures like smoked turkey legs, live action role players (LARPers), a jousting competition and a Conan-era photo booth featuring a real-live Centaur.
Birds will offer free “Barbarian Blowouts” inside, while Lone Star Beer and Cazadores Tequila sponsor with spirits served in Manfest signature steins. Attendees who arrive in full barbarian-through-renaissance gear will receive a drink line “Fast Pass” as a reward. In other words, if you wear chain mail or a loincloth, you get a dedicated bartender and no lines for all that free man milk. Come hither all you Stygian wizards, Seraglio concubines and Cretan Minotaurs: this Manfest’s for you.
All My Friends, our favorite LCD Soundsystem cover band, gets even the manliest of men to dance at dark, while a confidence rock DJ fills in the gaps throughout the day. Manfest the Third is located at 1902 S. Congress Ave., 445-0500. Sat. Dec. 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. For more details, visit birdsbarbershop.com.
Jason Dorsey, local author and friend of Downtown Austin Blog, is launching his latest book, Y Size Your Business, tonight at BookPeople. Jason is known across the globe as the “Gen Y Guy” from his 1800+ keynote speeches on engaging and retaining Gen Y in the workplace. Come on out and support a local author. If you’re interested in generational dynamics, and/or interested in new and effective tools to improve your company’s corporate culture, you will be impressed with Jason’s message. I hope to see you there!
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 1st @ 7pm