Saturday, December 29, 2007

First Night Austin - Downtown Austin - December 31, 2007

From the what do I do for New Year's department... Check out Austin's Hip-Hop Project with The Cipher and Southwest Key Programs @ First Night Austin on Dec 31st.

“Austin’s Hip Hop Project” - Southwest Key and The Cipher
Young rappers and poets perform original beats and rhymes in a Cipher, a circular formation representing completion, community cohesion, and ideas that have come full circle in thought. The Cipher Youth will be joined by Established Austin Hip Hop artists Blacklisted Individuals, Public Offenders, and the Xblicit Dance Group., and

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Come to First Night Austin 2008!

On Monday, December 31, 2007, you're invited to play a creative role in transforming downtown Austin. The stage will be the city's plazas, parks, streets, storefronts, and building facades. Indoor venues will be settings for a palette of performing and visual arts.

First Night Austin is a public celebration of the arts that revives the ancient tradition of marking the passage of time with art, ritual, and festivity. It is a family-friendly, affordable, and alcohol free New Year's Eve festival. Join us on December 31st and help create a new tradition for Austin that celebrates the culturally rich and artistically diverse place we call home.

Don't be confused by the name of the event. First Night Austin 2008 takes place on the last day of this year, December 31, 2007. We will look ahead collectively to welcome the New Year with hope and optimism.

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