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BossbabesATX April 2018 Community Meet-Up

  • Cheer Up Charlies 900 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701 (map)

APRIL 25 FROM 6:30 TO 9:30 PM
AT Cheer Up Charlies

Calling all creatives, organizers and entrepreneurs. Spring has sprung and we're headed back to the wide open backyard of Cheer Up Charlies! Come meet other women-identifying and nonbinary folks in the Austin community and learn more about what they've got planned for 2018. ~ Mingling, announcements, performances and vendors to be expected. ~ Grab your RSVP here:


Babe Announcements
At every meet, we get 30 attendees on the mic to give a one-minute spiel on the creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related ventures. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a creative, a side hustler or an artist, this announcement space is a chance for you to engage with your community face-to-face. You can submit to make an announcement here:

Announcements ASL-Interpreted by Monica Garcia
Monica Yvette Garcia has been working with, learned the language and culture of, and been influenced by the Deaf community in the greater Austin area since 2009. After attending the University of Texas, she received a BA in Anthropology and Communication and later became certified as Sign Language Interpreter with the State of Texas in 2015. She credits her ASL teachers, the Deaf community, and Interpreting mentors in bringing the knowledge of the language and respect of a respect for Deaf Culture into her life.

Set by DJ Jeska
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, raised in Houston, Texas, Jeska’s main style provides a nostalgic 90’s old school feel. Influenced by different music genres thanks to growing in a multicultural environment, she takes people on a journey through time and provides the soundtrack for people to groove late into the night. You can also catch her at the Power to the People ft. DJ Jeska on April 5.

During the meet, we'll play Babe Bingo, one of our favorite icebreakers. First to fill out their bingo card wins a #bossbabesATX tee!

Limited edition #bossbabesATX tees
Texan Feminist, Support Women Artists and BABE AF tees will be available for $20. All purchases support the continuation of our programming.

Our April '18 topic question
This month's topic question is "Where are you finding the good in your life right now?" Anonymous answers will be collected during the meet and later shared on our blog.

#bossbabesATX photo booth by Oh Happy Day Photobooth
Visit this portrait station for a commemorative snap.

Live installation by #bossbabesATX April/May '18 URL IRL Visual Artist, Kwanzaa Edwards
At every meet, we introduce an emerging artist based in Austin, Texas. This installation is TBA.


SAFE Info Table
Nationally, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We've invited our friends at Stop Abuse For Everyone to speak on the importance of dismantling systems of abuse within our everyday lives and creating safer cultures and environments for women and girls. Stop by their table to get involved and learn more about what they do.

Kristen Saska Juen
Ceramicist, designer and maker, Kristen Saska Juen's line features a variety of home goods and decor.

Lys Art + Jewelry
Living and working in Austin, Texas, Lys Santamaria is a practicing artist who paints with beads. From portraiture to intricate design, her pieces are entirely hand-threaded.

Sass Mouth Apparel
Karli Isiyel founded SassMouth in 2012, and it began as an obsession with bold, vintage pieces of clothing. Stop in for a peek at this mobile boutique in a vintage trailer.

Chosen Eyes
With over 20 years of professional experience, ChosenEyes has given spiritual guidance and healing to all those who come her way. She regularly provides tarot readings for the organizers at Hive Arts Collective.

Lily Wildflower Co.
Run by native Texans, Cassi, Ashley and Molly, Lily Wildflower Co. provides custom florals and blooms for events, special occasions and other sentimental moments in life.

Socorro Society
Handmade, repurposed and hand-embroidered, Socorro Society's digs serve up a modern, eco-sustainable take on vintage fashions.

$8 pre-sale tickets* are now available and will expire on April 25, 2018 at noon CT. $15 tickets will be available at the door. Grab your RSVP here:

*All proceeds cover our operational costs and event production costs. 

About #bossbabesATX, the producer: We exist to build educated and empowered creative communities at the intersections of sisterhood and space. Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women-identifying artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. Since we've been in operation, we've provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 300+ Texas-based women artists, 400+ women-owned businesses and women activists. We were named "Best Bossy Babes" of 2015 by The Austin Chronicle, Tribeza's Top 10 to Watch in 2016 and we were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016. This production has been made possible in part by presenting partners Resplendent Hospitality.

About Cheer Up Charlies, the venue: CUC is an ambiguous space-for-everybody bar. They're known for LGBTQIA & friends hangout/music/art/dance parties.