Fan Fest III

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How to have a fun night in Austin with a bit of an international theme:

  • Park at the State Capitol at around sunset and take a leisurely stroll through the grounds.
  • Walk to Sixth Street in the gorgeous weather we are now experiencing.
  • Check out the art and activities of the Fan Fest for the Circuit of the Americas.
  • Walk to the far end of Sixth Street and get an Orange Cream Italian Water-Ice at Jim Jim’s.
  • Walk all over the downtown area to work up an appetite and admire some of the awesome cars in town.
  • Have crepes for dinner on the outdoor patio at Cafe Crepe.
  • Return to the Fan Fest to catch the Flying Balalaika Brothers play another fantastic show.
  • Call it a night with tiny experiences of Texas, Italy, France, Russia, and the Ukraine to spur your dreams.

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Rattletree Glow Party

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What happens at the Rattletree Glow Party, you might ask?  You put on your glow stuff, and maybe get your face painted.  You take off your shoes at the door as per the rules.  Then you can chill out and listen to DJ Happy Happy James, or get your dance on.  When the marimba music starts, you are in musical heaven.  Joel Laviolette and his band are so much fun.  It was a great celebration of the new studio home for the Rattletree School of Marimba.

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