Wednesday, April 28, 2010

June 7-11, 2010 Camp History on the Hill

Please join the French Legation Museum's celebration of the Six Flags at Camp History on the Hill 2010. Camp runs daily, June 7-11, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Cost is just $25/day or $100 for the whole week. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4/23 Evening Under the Oaks Fundraising Concert Series

Fundraising Concert Series “Evening Under the Oaks” Kicks Off 2010 Season
An East End Fourth Fridays Event Benefiting the Site of the Oldest Home in Austin



Admission is just $3.00 for this outdoor event. Gates open at 6:00 pm for b.y.o.b. picnics (don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket). Music begins at 6:30 in the evening. 100% of proceeds benefit the museum (so don’t forget to tip your musicians).

The FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM is a non-profit historic house museum. The structure was built to serve as the diplomatic outpost for King Louis Philippe of France to the Republic of Texas in 1841.

Relax and enjoy an evening of soulful, blues-rock with SOUP under the stars. Explore East 11th Street after the concert and discover new cultural adventures during East End Fourth Fridays.


Kenny Dorham's Backyard •1106 E. 11th St.
To kickoff our first Fourth Friday! we will showcase the tunes of the talented Peterson Brothers Band and Lavelle White. Bring the kids to enjoy the East End Kid's Corner at Kenny Dorham's Backyard. The Kids Corner will include a moon bounce and free pizza for the kids! Be sure to check out art vendors, organizations and sponsors doing PR and public outreach.

East Side Yoga •1050 E 11th Street @ Waller
For 4th Friday East Side Yoga offers a 5pm yoga flow class for FREE, and will be handing out first class free passes to all those who come visit. Open until 6:30pm

Music at the Texas Music Museum •1009 E. 11th St.
The Texas Music Museum presents "The Knights," an alternative rock band from 7:00-9:30 pm. Tours of their current exhibit "Roots of Austin Music" will be offered from 5:00-9:30pm.

A Western performed by Action Hero (UK) at the Historic Victory Grill •1104 E. 11th St.
April 23 8:00pm
A Western is a performance for a bar. Within the space we locate our valley, our saloon, our empty street. We find our audience and together we make A Western. The audience cheat at cards, beg our hero to love them and shoot him down. We apply the ketchup blood. We wear the cowboy hats. We want the scene where our Hero walks into a bar and everyone stops talking. We want the scene where the whore begs to be loved. We want the scene where our hero dies in a long and drawn out death.
With support from the British Council.
More details and other performance times at:

The New Movement Theater •1819 Rosewood Ave
April 23, 9:30pm
For Fourth Fridays, The New Movement will give 2-for-1 admission to their 9:30p show that night. Details on shows at

Bydee Art Gallery •1050 E 11th St., Ste. 120
Bydee Art Gallery will be offering a 15% discount on all prints for 4th Friday.

Switched On •1111 East 11th St.
Starting at 5pm, Live Music and DJs in the store

The East Village •1200 E. 11th St.
Stop by the model for Happy Hour from 5pm -7pm!
Model open all day.

East End Wines •1209 Rosewood Ave
East End Wines is now open! Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday closed. They offer 10% off of 4 bottles of wine and 15% off of 12 or more. For Fourth Friday, stop by for a free wine tasting.

Fourth Friday at Soma Vida! •1210 Rosewood Ave.
Free massage, coaching, wellness lectures, art displays, a 30-minute yoga class and more. Savor a taste of Soma Vida's Social Stew with tasty treats and community connections. We will be giving away lots of amazing door prizes of everything from full massages to business coaching sessions and community workspace memberships. It is an exciting free event you don't want to miss. Go to for more information and to see the schedule of events.

Peter Staats Photography •1150 San Bernard Ave.
Mother's Day portraits!

Trailer Space Record Store •1401-A Rosewood Ave.
10% off on everything for 4th Friday

Friday, April 2, 2010

5/5 Open House at the French Legation Museum

Wednesday, May 5. 6:00-7:30PM.

Come enjoy the lovely grounds at the French Legation Museum AND shop for your special event vendors. This informal open house will feature the following providers and their services.

Articulture Designs

Articulture Designs is an eco-florist that incorporates living plants and natural elements into their arrangements and decor for a unique and one of a kind wedding celebration. We will be showcasing eye popping centerpieces and bouquets.

A+Student Staffing

A+ Student Staffing provides skilled, reliable TABC certified servers and bartenders for all occasions, from corporate grand affairs to intimate private parties. We provide staff for set up, preparation, server and bartender duties and break-down and clean up.

Breathtaking Blooms

Breathtaking Blooms is a local wedding business focused on savvy, fashion-conscious brides (and grooms:)) who expect "more bloom for their buck." We strive to create the floral atmosphere you have always dreamed of for your special day.

Centex Wedding & Party Rentals

Centex Weddings & Party Rentals offers party equipment and supplies for all occasions.

Clayworks/Studio Gallery

Clayworks/Studio Gallery has been practicing the art and craft of architectural ceramics on East Sixth Street for the past 30 years and offers a number of specialty pieces serving as wedding commemoratives, favors and one-of-a-kind gifts. Everything is made by hand and fired on the premises.

Denise Prince, Prune Photography

Prune Photography is "informed by her (Denise Prince's) continuing art practice and her passion for recording not only significant and elegant moments but those that lie in the spaces between."

Gourmet Gals and Guys Catering & Events

It's about YOU! Your love, your families and friends. Allow Gourmet Gals and Guys professional staff and chefs to create a day that reflects everything about YOU.

Hill Country Cupcake

Make life sweeter-- one cupcake at a time. Each cupcake is made with organic and when possible local ingredients; they are frosted and decorated individually with great care, making each cupcake truly a work of art.

Kari Perkins, Estrella Bridal Art

Kari exclusively handcrafts each gown with meticulous precision. "I love making gowns! Watching each gown unfold through the creative process is always an amazing experience. This is my art."

Milli Starr

Milli Starr is the result of a deep love for hats, handiwork, and fashion. Working with the finest materials available... Milli Starr creates hats and headpieces that are described as "heavenly" and "wearable works of art."

Nuptial Necessities

Nuptial Necessities is a one-stop wedding shop. We offer the following: Custom Save the Dates, Invitations, Favors, Green Wedding Items, Accessories, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him.

Pascal's Catering Company

European elegance with an Austin flair. Chef Pascal is personally committed to overseeing the quality and presentation of exquisite food and extraordinary events.

Peterstaats home + photo

Complete Photo and Realty Services. Joie de vie with free engagement pictures at the Legation with A French Twist. We'll talk wedding photography at great rates and what we can do to capture your day in a totally unique fasion.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sign Post Replaced!

Thanks to our generous neighbor, Emily Little, the French Legation Museum has a new sign and signpost on San Marcos Street. The former sign and post were destroyed by a hit-and-run driver earlier this year. We could not have replaced them without Ms. Little's generous, unsolicited donation. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

Installation of our replacement sign and post by A-Okay Signs of Hutto

Thank-you to all of our donors, sponsors, and Friends of the French Legation Museum. You are our angels.

FLM Carriage House Project Update

Thanks to generous grants from the Georgia B. Lucas Foundation Fund of the Austin Community Foundation and the Native Texas License Plate Funds, the French Legation Museum's Carriage House Visitors' Center has received much-needed help.

The old cedar roof was removed, new shakes were installed, corrosive metals were replaced with more historically accurate materials, and the exterior stairs have been repaired with new appropriate column supports. Next week the painters will beautify those wonderful new steps and the project will be complete.

These long-awaited projects could not have been realized without grant funding. The French Legation Museum is grateful to both granting agencies for their generosity in making these grant funds available to historic sites like the French Legation Museum.

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