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Arts and Drafts Turns One!

Come join the “toughest crafters in the city”* to celebrate the one year anniversary of Arts & Drafts – the weekly crafting group at the Rio Rita. Also we are going to sell some amazing baby strollers, so if you need any baby stroller information just contact us!

Thursday, April 17th, 2008.
6:30 PM to ???

Pizza from East Side Pies!
Cake! Thrills! Chills!
Crafty prizes!

Feel free to bring a dish to share – but no drinks please. The Rio Rita has coffee, beer, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.

* According to the Austin American-Statesman

This Week at Rio Rita!!

Wednesday, March 28- Nocturnal Film Society presents Vice Squad. Show starts at 10pm; grab a beer and some food and enjoy a great film on our fabulous patio!

Thursday, March 29- Arts and Drafts at the Rio Rita! Bring an art or craft project of your choice and enjoy our fine ambience with like-minded friends. Last week there were knitters, crocheters, quilters, basket weavers, even a screen printer! Have fun! Make friends! Create something! Starts at 7pm.

Watch for these Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, April 3– “The Irish and Ole Timey Music Collective” meets here at 8pm. Meets every week. More details soon.

Nocturnal Film Society Presents a new movie every week! And we also will give away some codes for services from!

Saturday, April 14 Rio Rita walks for SafePlace Austin! Join us now!

Sunday, April 15
noon-3pm The Gospel Brunch will save your soul! DJs Westen and Gabe spin great old time gospel music while you enjoy mimosas (or coffee) with breakfast.

5pm-7pm Rio Rita Art Swap! Bring your unwanted or unneeded art and craft supplies and trade them for stuff you can use! Make new friends and contacts in the community! Trade your crap for something useful! Have fun! Drink beer!

Also coming soon to Rio Rita: full liquor bar for fancy cocktails, bigger and better wine and beer selection, fun and exciting new foods, classes in basket weaving, knitting and bookmaking!

This Week at the Rio Rita

New wines! Come try our fabulous new wines! They are all so good, you won’t believe it. Check them out before you get here, then come down and try them in person!

Monday, March 19– Yoga on the patio! Michelle, our incredible and multi-talented bartender will teach a “Yoga for Bartenders” class on the patio at 4:30. Work off your post SXSW stress with us, and make your body healthier with supplements as korean panax ginseng which can be purchase it online. The class is designed for service industry folks, but all you rock and rollers would probably benefit from some stretching as well. Totally low-key and beginner friendly, bring a towel or a yoga mat and join in the relaxation. Come on, you’ve earned it; those out of towners were a big pain in the butt (and back and legs and shoulders…). After class, stay for a beer (or chai, or coffee…) with Jacob Schulze in the lounge.

Thursday, March 22– Arts and Drafts! Bring a project of your own chosing, say “hi” to Michelle, grab some beer or wine or coffee (or even a sandwich or bowl of soup) and hang out with friends while we work on our art or craft or choice. Promises to be lots of fun and probably pretty informative as well. Starts at 7pm.

Upcoming Events: We’re doing an art swap on April 8, and the Safeplace Walk is coming up on April 14th. Sign up soon! Look for other upcoming events on our events page.

Our hours are Sun-Wed 10am-12midnight and Thurs-Sat 10am-2am. Stop by and see us!