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.

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

The week of 8/24 to 8/30 at the Rio Rita!

Hey kids! Another busy week of fun at the Rita. This week breaks down like this:

Join us this Sunday for Brunch. We’ll bring the migas, hash browns and bacon, delicious bacon! You bring the fun and friends. Starts at 1:00 and goes until the food runs out.

The Monday Record Player Party, everyone brings their favorite 45s and then kicks back and enjoys the mix that rises up.   Sign up at 8, music at 9.

On Tuesday the Irish and Old Timey Music Collective meets at 8; rocks the house like it’s 1899.

We are very excited to present a new feature at the Rio Rita. This Wednesday the 30th will be the very first, and very special Milk and Cookies with David Williams at 9. This week his special guest will be the one and only David Williams.

Thursday we have the weekly meeting of Arts and Drafts. Drinking, knitting, crafting, metal work, sketching and great conversation. Every art, craft or drink choice encouraged.  Starts at 7.

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!

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. 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!

Exciting shows at the Grand Opening of Rio Rita!

In celebration of the grand opening Rio Rita, we are excited to announce two great shows on the patio.

Friday March 9 –Tia Carrera’s record release party with Oh Beast! at 8:30. no cover.

Saturday March 10– Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders (featuring members of the Lazy Cowgirls) and the Apeshits. 9pm. also no cover.

So, come get acquainted with the Rio Rita this weekend.