Texas Playboys Double Header Supporting Forklift
Join us for a Texas Playboys doubleheader supporting Forklift! Come on down to the Long Time on Saturday, June 12 when the Playboys face off against the Nashville Dollies and the Tulsa Rumblers. Hang out with the Forklift crew, root for the Playboys, and chip in a suggested doornation of $10 to help fund our work. Games begin around 11 am and 3 pm; Forklift fans are encouraged to catch the second game for a special moment of movement on the field.
Trash Dance Screening and Talk, July 10 @ 7pm CST
The Trash Project, a dance with 24 sanitation workers and 16 large vehicles of Austin Resource Recovery premiered on the misty Mueller tarmac in 2009. The documentary Trash Dance chronicled what it took to make trash trucks and workers dance on that tarmac and how hundreds of Austinites in the audience saw sanitation work and workers in a new light. Directed by local filmmaker Andrew Garrison, the film provides a special look at this year-long collaborative artmaking process led by Forklift Danceworks. Join Forklift and Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) for a family friendly event and outdoor screening of Trash Dance to celebrate sanitation workers and this one-of-a-kind dance. Audience members will also hear from ARR sanitation operators about their essential work and learn how ARR works to protect and positively impact our environment. - This event is free; tickets are required and will be released online in June - Seating is outside and picnic style, so bring a blanket and/or a lawn chair - Doors open at 7 p.m. and the screening will begin at sundown - Wear your face covering and be ready to practice social distancing - More details about speakers to come - Event to be held at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
A Beautiful Symphony
As part of Take Me Out to Downs Field, photographer and visual artist Cindy Elizabeth created a portrait series called A Beautiful Symphony, which explores the importance of Downs Field in the flourishing of baseball in Texas. Her work is on display now at Downs Field, 2816 E. 12th Street in Austin, Texas.