Harvest Your Appetite

November is the month for harvests of both cannabis and food crops alike.
In Texas, November is the month to harvest beets, spinach, tomatoes and broccoli. Soon, hopefully, it will be time to legally harvest your homegrown, as well. Until then there are plenty of events taking place in the 512.

This month is for being thankful, which many kids in Austin Texas are, thanks to a special fundraising event called the Austin Empty Bowl Project. The Empty Bowl program began in Michigan. Since then it’s spread across the country. The Austin Empty Bowl Project started in 1997 and has raised over $700,000 to help feed children in low-income families throughout the city. This year’s event is being held on November 22nd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marchesa Hall & Theater at the Linc, directly across from the Highland Mall in Austin.

First Wednesday of the Month Event Hosted by NORML
Screen Shot 2015-11-08 at 12.44.39 PMBe sure to go out and join Texas NORML for a fun-filled night of education on the cannabis industry. You can be part of a great night filled with comedy, culture, and music too. The meetings are hosted at the Flamingo Cantina at 515 East 6th Street, Austin. Bring your appetite for knowledge and desire to be a part of this significant movement.

fff_opengraphFun Fun Fun Fest Knows How to Throw a Party
For fantastic fun for fans, Fun Fun Fun Fest is the best for the 10th year in a row now. Come out for the fun, and see a huge lineup of bands from Janes Addiction to WuTang Clan and everything in between.

A Smokin Tokin Tuesday
Screen Shot 2015-11-08 at 12.44.26 PMTuesdays are full of things to do. Start your day visiting the food trucks gathered in front of the American-Statesman newspaper, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and sample world cuisine all in one spot. At 3 p.m., head down to the SFC Farmers’ Market East at 1719 Alexander Boulevard, by the MLK Metrorail station, for local produce and homegrown items. Perhaps you are a foosball fan. If so, enjoy free foosball every Tuesday at the Brixton located at 1412 East 6th Street.

The Austin Poetry Slam takes place every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Spiderhouse Cafe and Ballroom. Austin Mic Exchange, the premier Open Mic hip hop night starts at 11 p.m. after the poetry slam ends and is always a good time. You could try getting super smashed at the Forte Hookah Lounge. That’s right, for just $5 you can enter the Super Smash Brothers tournament and enjoy some hookah rips while getting smashed. Hookahs are only $15, and BYOB runs $5. No matter where you live in the 512, there’s always going to be something to do!


Emerald contributor since September 2015


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