Past Gigs

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Event Date Event type Location Notes
2013
Austin Mini Maker Faire 5/5/2013 craft convention Palmer Auditorium
Susan’s birthday 5/12/2013 fundraiser Whip-In
Writers League of TX Conference 6/21/2013 writing conference Hyatt Regency Austin
Texas Teen Book Festival 9/28/2013 book festival Austin Convention Center
Olive Tree School – holiday party 12/16/2013 preschool holiday party Olive Tree school
2014
Thinkery21 2/13/2014 monthly over-21 party Thinkery kids museum
Co-Op Valentine’s (x2) 2/13/2014, and 2/14/2014 Valentine’s promo University Co-op
Exploring Austin with Kids Book Launch Party 3/2/2014 book launch Hill’s Cafe
How Best to Avoid Dying Book Launch Party 3/6/2014 book launch BookPeople
Olive Tree Fundraiser 4/5/2014 fundraiser Austin Art Garage, S. Lamar
UT Co-Op Mother’s Day 5/2/2014 Mother’s Day promo University Co-op
Mini Maker Faire 5/3/2014 craft convention Travis County Expo Center
Briscoe Western Art Museum 5/6/2014 fundraiser San Antonio
UT Elementary “Bevo Bash” 5/16/2014 school fundraiser UT Elementary, 2200 E 6th St
Lindsey & Jessica Wedding 6/21/2014 wedding Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 Guadalupe St
Dripping Springs Community Library 6/24/2014 library promo Dripping Springs Community Library, 501 Sportsplex Dr.
Olive Tree – Tacos Under the Trees 9/20/2014 school fundraiser Maria’s Tacos, 2529 S. Lamar
Open Door PreSchools “Fall Fete” fundraiser 9/20/2014 school fundraiser The Blackheart, 86 Rainey St.
Trouble Puppet Theater fundraiser 9/26/2014 theater group fundraiser Salvage Vanguard, 2803 Manor Rd
Class Reunion – Aspen Institute 10/24/2014 class reunion (15-20 people) Four Seasons Hotel
Texas Book Festival – street/tent table (x2) 10/25/2014 & 10/26/2014 book festival Congress Ave, in front of Capitol bldg
PayPal WIN conference – San Jose 11/4/2014 conference Santa Clara Marriott, CA
PayPal WIN conference – Austin 11/12/2014 conference Downtown Radisson, Austin
Cindy & Scott 10-yr anniversary event 11/29/2014 10-yr wedding anniversary Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos
Khabele School fundraiser 12/2/2014 school fundraiser Phil’s / Amy’s, 2901 S Lamar
Tim & Karrie League house party 12/5/2014 private house party 1305 W 22nd St
Journyx holiday party 12/13/2014 company holiday party The Tap Room, 319 Congress
Austin Flea 12/6/2014 & 12/7/2014 local crafts market Opal Divine’s Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress
City of Austin New Year’s Eve Family & Fun event “postponed” b/c of bad weather party Bulter Park
2015
Alice in Wonderland exhibit opening FRI, 2/13/2015 musuem exhibit Harry Ransom Center, UT campus
Butch & Shelly wedding SAT, 2/14/2015 wedding Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane
Adlucent client summit THUR, 2/19/2015 client party Hangar Lounge, 318 Congress
TX Book Festival <3’s Indies! party MON, 2/23/2015 literary social Cheer-Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River
Austin SCBWI conference SAT, 3/7/2015 writers conference Austin Marriott, Ben White & I-35
Four Seasons Residence Forum MON, 3/9/2015 resident mtg Four Seasons Condos, Austin
McNay Museum – Spring Break Family Days THUR, 3/12/2015 museum event McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio 78209
Stance booth — Willie Nelson’s SXSW Heartbreaker Banquet THUR, 3/19/2015 sxsw music festival Willie Nelson’s “Luck” ranch, 1100 Bee Creek Rd, Spicewood, TX
Bob Schneider SXSW show SAT, 3/21/2015 sxsw concert Threadgills South, 301 W. Riverside
Lauren Schultz wedding SAT, 4/4/2015 wedding Mercury Hall, 615 Cardinal Lane
Texas Teens 4 Libraries, at TLA conference THUR, 4/16/2015 book conference Hilton Austin, 500 E. 4th St (4th & Trinity, beside Austin Convention Ctr)
Ann Richards School — Make O’ Rama FRI, 4/24/2015 school maker faire Ann Richards School, 2206 Prather Lane
50-yr anniversary — Sandy & Dudley Youman SUN, 4/26/2015 wedding anniversary 310 FM 1047, Star, TX 76880
Pillow Elementary — school assembly FRI, 5/1/2015 school assembly / poetry presentation Pillow Elementary, 3025 Crosscreek Dr, Austin, TX 78757
UT Elementary Bevo Bash FRI, 5/8/2015 school fundraiser UT Elementary, 2200 E 6th St
Bob S. show FRI, 5/8/2015 concert Threadgills on Barton Springs
Troy ISD High School Honors Banquet TUE, 5/12/2015 school honors banquet Troy High School, 205 N. Waco Rd., Troy, TX
“Good Morning Texas” TV interview (WFAA Dallas) THUR, 5/14/2015 TV interview WFAA Studio, 3030 Olive St #101, Dallas, TX 75219
Dallas Museum of Art FRI, 5/15/2015 Yes museum after-hours party
Austin Mini Maker Faire SAT, 5/16/2015 craft convention Palmer Event Center
Julie’s dance studio event SAT, 5/16/2015 dance off Studio Dance Centre, 8811 Teel Pkwy. Ste 240
Frisco, TX 75034
Austin Mini Maker Faire SUN, 5/17/2015 craft convention Palmer Event Center
LBJ bridesmaids luncheon FRI, 5/22/2015 bridesmaids lunch 114 W. 7th St., 14th floor (Norwood Tower), Austin
Wilson County Mini Maker Faire SAT, 5/23/2015 craft convention Floresville Event Center (south of San Antonio)
Boone Elementary library thingy THUR, 5/28/2015 each class funneled through the library Boone Elementary, south Austin
Rawson Saunders “Thirst Show” THUR, 5/28/2015 dylexic school poetry event Rawson Saunders Middle School, 2614 Exposition (Mopac & 24th)
Blackheart test gig FRI, 6/5/2015 bar gig The Blackheart, Rainey St., Austin
HDMA conference after-party MON,6/8/2015 corporate conference after-party Marriott Resort, 23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio
Trailer Food Tuesday TUES, 6/9/2015 food truck / music festival The Long Center, Austin
Boston NPR interview (WBUR 90.5) WED, 6/17/2015 radio interview 890 Commonwealth Ave, 3rd floor, Boston, MA
Nantucket Book Festival (x2) FRI & SAT, 6/19 & 20 book festival Nantucket, MA (!)
Westmoor Club – Family BBQ & Bistro Bar events MON, 6/22/2015 country club meal, happy hour Westmoor Club, 10 Westmoor Ln, Nantucket
Writers League of TX Conference FRI, 6/26/2015 writing conference Hyatt Regency, 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin http://www.writersleague.org/38/Conference
Bullock Museum – “Free First Sunday” SUN, July 5 museum free family day Bullock Museum, Austin https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/free-first-sunday-story-telling
Thinkery21 – “Inkery” night TH, July 9 museum event Thinkery – Austin Children’s Museum
Bob Schneider & Tosca String Quartert FRI, July 10 concert Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin
Elisbet Ney Museum – “Ney Day” SAT, July 18 museum open house art day Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th St, Austin
“The Museum Experience” – Houston SAT, July 25 museum “block party” Contemporary Arts Museum, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Trailer Food Tuesday TUES, Aug. 4 food truck / music festival The Long Center, Austin
TCU Quinq Club summer social WED, Aug. 5 50-yr alumni lunch TCU Kelly Alumni Center, 2820 Stadium Dr, Ft Worth 76109
Wedding — Beth Danziger SAT, Aug 15 wedding reception cocktail hour Hyatt Lost Pines
Milliman Inc. — corporate party – San Antonio TH, Sept. 17 corporate party JW Marriott, 23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio
Texas Craft Brewers Festival SAT, Sept. 19 beer festival Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E Segovia St, Austin
Elisbet Ney Museum – “Portraiture in the Park” SUN, Sept 20 museum open art day Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th St, Austin https://www.facebook.com/events/713561948774742/
Elite Meetings Alliance SUN, Sept. 20 event planners conference La Cantera Resort, Adult Pool – Cabanas 1 & 2, 16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio http://www.elitemeetingsalliance.com/2015_september/
TX Teen Book Fest SAT, Sept 26 book festival St Ed’s, Austin, TX
Open Doors Preschools – Fall Fete SAT, Sept 26 fundraiser Fair Market, 1100 E. 5th St., Austin
Fantastic Fest – closing night party TH, Oct 1 film festival for nerds! Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Rd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
“I Want the Wide American Earth” exhibit opening SAT, Oct. 3 exhibit opening Austin Asian-American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road
Wedding — Ashlyn Berg & Jeff Modlin SAT, Oct. 3 wedding The Plantation House, 3603 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Freedom Tour and POET book launch SAT, Oct. 10 book launch Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St, Austin
Wedding — Tamie & William Blacklock SAT, Oct. 10 wedding Bell Springs Winery, 3700 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Westminster Residences Book Fair – cocktail reception TUES, Oct. 13 senior residence book fair – cocktail reception Westminster Residences, 4100 Jackson Ave, Austin, TX “Typewriter Rodeo had everyone smiling and laughing at the 2nd Annual Westminster Book Festival! Thank you guys for giving it such a special touch!”
Texas Book Festival SAT, Oct. 17 book festival Congress b/t 8th & 9th Streets
Texas Book Festival SUN, Oct 18 book festival Congress b/t 8th & 9th Streets
Birthday party — Jan Demetri (for her husband) TUES, Oct. 27 75th birthday party Wink Restaurant, 1014 N. Lamar Blvd
Thinkery21 – “Murder at the Museum” TH, Oct. 29 over-21 museum party Thinkery museum Austin
Stargazing BBQ dinner – CABO SAT, Nov. 7 Hotel grand opening — dinner party on the beach Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Gold Resort — Cabo San Lucas, MEXICO!
Charles River Museum of Industry “Thursday Evenings” event TH, Nov. 12 evening museum party Boston!
NPR-Boston “News Quiz” show FRI, Nov. 13 radio show WGBH – Boston!
Boston Institute of Contemporary Art “ICA After 5” party FRI, Nov. 13 museum evening party Boston!
Boston Antiquarian International Book Fair SAT, Nov. 14 book festival Boston!
Birthday party — Jeremy Palafox (for his wife) SUN, Nov. 22 private birthday party 12129 Black Angus Drive, Austin (near Parmer & Mopac)
Corporate holiday party — Electronic Arts “Storybook” theme SAT, Dec 5 corporate holiday party Renaissance Austin Hotel, Rio Grande Room, 9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin Flea SUN, Dec. 6 craft market Highball
Metz Elementary Literacy Night WED, Dec. 16 low-income school literacy night 84 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St (near E. Cesar Chavez & Chicon)
Austin Flea SAT, Dec. 19 craft market Scholz Beer Garden (1607 San Jacinto
2016
KOOP Radio — birthday benefit party SAT, Jan. 9, 2016 radio station party Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Rd
wedding gigs open house — Plugerville SAT, Jan. 23 wedding open house Lone Oak Barn, 1810 N. County Road 122, Round Rock, TX
Kristen Smolik & Sam Denton wedding — Driskill hotel (Austin) SAT, Jan. 23 wedding Driskill Hotel, Austin “First off, let me say you guys were AWESOME at our wedding!! Everyone loved their poems and I’ve never seen people what in line for 30 minutes at a wedding for anything (not even booze!) So kudos :)”
Austin Flea SAT, Feb. 6 craft market Highball (S. Lamar)
Briscoe Museum “Pony Express Love Letters” event TUES, Feb. 9 Valentine’s event — “Pony Express Love Letters” Briscoe Museum, San Antonio http://www.briscoemuseum.org/programs-events/pony-express-love-letters
Thinkery21 — “Science of Sex” THUR, Feb. 11 musuem evening party Thinkery Museum
Treat Yo’ Self Valentine’s Dance Party Benefitting Planned Parenthood THUR, Feb. 11 “I love myself” dance party Swan Dive, 615 Red River St., Austin, TX https://www.facebook.com/events/1663045360647824/
TEDxYouth — xLabs exhibit SAT, Feb. 13 TEDxYouth event Westlake High School, 4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX 78746 http://tedxyouthaustin.com/
Corporate gig — American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons SAT, Feb. 13 corporate party — ACFAS annual conference Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th St., Austin
Alamo S. Lamar — Valentine’s party SUN, Feb. 14 Valentine’s poems! Alamo S. Lamar — lobby
Audi corporate event — Rainey St. TUES, Feb. 16 corporate party – Audi Lucille Bar, 77 Rainey St., Austin, TX 78701 guest: “This is one of the coolest things ever!”
CoHo Events — Party at Bakery benefitting E4 Youth TH, Feb. 25 fundraiser Bakery Interactive, 507 Calles St #107, Austin, TX 78702 https://cohoevents.com/bakery/
InComm “Partner Alliance” client party — JW Marriott SUN, Feb. 28 corporate gig JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701 organizer: “You were the hit of the party!”
Phillips Collection “After 5” TH, March 3 museum evening party Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, nw | Washington, dc 20009 museum: “#TypewriterRodeo blew our minds last night at #Phillipsafter5.”
News Channel 8’s “Good Morning Washington” TV appearance FRI, March 4 TV apperance 1100 Wilson Blvd # 600, Arlington, VA 22209 http://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/typewriter-rodeo-poems-on-the-spot.
Smithsonian American History – “Type-o-Rama” at “Object Project” exhibit FRI, March 4 museum exhibit American History, 14th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001 museum: “You guys made Type-O-Rama a smash hit. Your skill and speed are unparalleled and truthfully, I have never seen anything like it.”
Smithsonian American History – “Type-o-Rama” at “Object Project” exhibit SAT, March 4 museum exhibit American History, 14th St & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington (D.C.) Antiquarian Book Fair SAT, March 5 book fair Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Myer Dr, Arlington, VA 22209 http://www.wabf.com/
Wedding — robot-theme SAT, March 5 wedding The Sanctuary, 1006 S. 8th St., Austin
SXSW — Bob S. show @ Threadgills TH, March 17 concert Threadgills, 301 W. Riverside
Austin Film Society – premiere of EVERYBODY WANTS SOME SAT, March 26 film premiere party The Marchesa, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752 guest: “This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
Pillow Elementary — poetry month presentation FRI, April 1 two (2) student assembly presentations Pillow Elementary, 3025 Crosscreek Dr, Austin, TX 78757 organizer: “You guys are awesome. We wish could introduce you with flashing lights and theme music…”
San Antonio Book Festival SAT, April 2 book festival SA Central Library, 600 Soledad St.
Women & Their Work benefit bash SAT, April 16 fundraiser home of Emily Walker, 1910 Stoneridge Terrace, Austin, TX 78746 organizer: “The poetry was such a beautiful addition to the event. We cannot thank you enough! “
Andrea (Jodi co-worker) wedding — Austin SAT, April 16 wedding Casa Rio de Colores, 1130 County Rd 279, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Equifax Client Forum TUES, April 19 Equifax Client Forum Hyatt Lost Pines
St. Stephen’s School — library poems WED, April 20 school visit — poems during lunch (outside) St. Stephen’s School, 6500 Saint Stephens Dr, Austin, TX 78746 organizer: “BIG thanks to Typewriter Rodeo for everything today! You both brightened our day immeasurably and helped us celebrate in a truly special way. What a fun time!”
Anne Richards School Make-O-Rama FRI, April 22 craft fair Anne Richards School, Austin
Austin Public Library — New Fiction Confab & Lit Fair SAT, April 23 Library Fair Faulk Central Library, Austin
Double 50th birthday party for couple — Joe & David SAT, April 23 birthday party Palazzo Lavaca, 1614 Lavaca St., Austin, TX 78701 organizer: “Thanks for everything Saturday night. You guys were a hit! We had several guests tell us how much they loved Typewriter Rodeo … you guys added SIZZLE to the party.”
Family Poetry Night — Austin Public Library, Spicewood Springs THUR, April 28 family poetry night Austin Public Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX, 78759
Austin Maker Faire SAT, May 7 craft fair Palmer Events Center, Austin
Austin Maker Faire SUN, May 8 craft fair Palmer Events Center, Austin
UT “Splash Bash” TUES, May 10 UT campus party Gregory Gym pool, 2101 Speedway, Austin, TX organizer: “We had a blast with you all!”
Ann Richards School WEST Studio Art Tour SAT, May 14 art festival Ann Richards School
Planned Parenthood “Cocktails for a Cause” fundraiser THUR, May 19 fundraiser party The Belmont, 305 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 organizer: “Thank you so much for coming to Planned Parenthood’s Cocktails for a Cause event last week! We loved having you there, and our attendees thoroughly enjoyed your wonderfully creative and personalized poetry… Special thanks to David, who wrote a spectacular poem to my soon-to-be baby girl due in August. It brought tears to my eyes, will be framed in the nursery, and will definitely be re-read over and over on many a sleepless night to come! πŸ™‚ … Thanks again for helping make it a memorable evening.”
Steph Chiarello wedding party — Austin SAT, May 21 private wedding party 700 Dawson Road, Austin TX 78704
Austin Chamber Music’s “Blue Bash” fundraiser SUN, May 22 fundraiser party The Mansion, 2312 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX 78705
Wedding — Lindsey Waldenberg (& Tom) SUN, May 22 wedding Mercury Hall, Austin
UT Elementary 5th grade graduation reception WED, May 25 elementary graduation UT Elementary
Words & Wine WED, May 25 group discussion Writing Barn
Metz Elementary – STEAM Night THUR, May 26 low-income school — science, tech, art & math (STEAM) night 84 Robert T. Martinez Jr. St (near E. Cesar Chavez & Chicon)
Wedding — Natasha McNevin SUN, May 29 wedding The Sanctuary, 1006 S. 8th St., Austin, 78704 couple: “Thank you all so, so much! You all were awesome!” “Thank you for adding such a special flare to our wedding day!”
KUT sponsor presentation TUES, June 7 n/a presentation to KUT’s sponsors / donors
Attendance Records – Release Party TH, June 16 nonprofit party — record release for kids Sekrit Theater, 1145 Perry Rd., Austin, TX
Nantucket Book Festival FRI & SAT, June 17 & 18 book festival Nantucket!!! organizer: “You guys are the highlight of the Festival!”
Authors in Bars – Nantucket SAT, June 18 cocktails Nantucket!!! Billy Collins: “Maybe you guys are on to something.”
Westmoor Club MON, June 20 happy hour Nantucket!!!
Writers League of TX Conference FRI, June 24 writing conference Hyatt Regency Town Lake, Austin
Austin Shambhala Meditation Center – community celebration SAT, June 25 community party 1702 South Fifth St. Austin TX 78704
Austin Classical Guitar “Process” Show SAT, July 9 classical music event Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium (Smith Building) 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701