Wednesday is Earth Day. To celebrate in Austin, there were farm animals, trees, a lake, cloudy skies, kites, flowers, a Lion Dance Team, Capoeira, Belly Dancing, Drummers, The Mayor, food trucks like Load A Bowl, snacks like Jim-Jim’s Italian Water Ice, Teslas, a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus, booths, and tons of other fun.
I went back to the Thinkery to watch the Minor Mishap Marching Band perform. They are so much fun. According to their website, “Minor Mishap Marching Band is known for their shenanigans, their black and yellow costumes, and their fun-loving exuberance.” Totally true, and they play great music together too.
Austin had a Community Night at the Thinkery. There were chicken puppets, rainbows, water walls, color panels, giant Lite-Brite, random art, and so many more activities. If you have kids, and you live near Austin, and you haven’t brought them here yet, then you should probably punch yourself in the face as punishment (not really, this blog does not normally promote violence). Just get them here as soon as possible. 🙂
When Mueller was an Austin Airport, The Browning Hangar was Austin’s first airplane hangar. According to the website, “Due to a steel shortage during World War II, the hangar was built with a series of glue-laminated wooden trusses.” It is still a photogenic structure that hold’s a lot of history.
Mother Falcon is a great group of talented artists. They were my favorite band today at the Mad Tiger Festival.
Peelander-Z is a band from New York City that should just face the facts that they need to go ahead and relocate to Austin. They promise a performance with “intense audience participation and a chance to exercise”. Who could turn that down?
Since the City of Austin cancelled the New Year Celebration in January due to inclement weather, they made it up to us today by having the Mad Tiger Festival. Pretty much an awesome welcome to Spring with fun bands at the Mueller Lake Park. As a secret to you Internet Friends in Austin, check the website for two more events still to come at the Thinkery.