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The Austin Blind Cafe
VUKA CO-OP
Austin, TX
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The Austin Blind Cafe
Come Experience A Concert & Sensory Tasting In The Pitch Dark!

The Austin Blind Cafe, is a mind bending/heart opening experience where the audience will indulge in a vegetarian 'Sensory Tasting Experience' sourced from local sponsors and farms, participate in a Q & A forum with their blind wait staff & enjoy an 'unencumbered music listening' concert of original music by Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken & The Constellation Prize...all in the complete pitch dark!!!

A delicious vegetarian 'Sensory Tasting Experience' will be prepared to delight your senses by our lovely volunteers and a local Chef. We source as much of the produce and food from local sponsors and farms as possible. You will be sharing tables 'family style' with other guests working together to get your food. Your heart and mind will be opened as you celebrate and explore the darkness with our professional blind waitstaff.

A question and answer forum will offer you opportunities to learn about the lives of blind persons by sharing in their personal stories. You will experience an 'unencumbered music listening' concert, without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette & your cell phones! This is a 'quiet listening experience' where the audience is empowered as a group to practice listening to music deeply. Rarely, do people actually 'listen' to live music anymore. The darkness will allow you a chance to go deeply inside yourself, with the rhythms, melodies and lyrics of the music, in ways you may never have before.

This is NOT, just another dinner in the dark...it's a community experience where people connect, learn and grow from working together to participate in something greater than themselves. The Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present and connected to your world. With the love and laughter of those at your table you will break bread together, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE! A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a local organization that helps to improve the lives of the blind in Austin, TX.

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TICKETS:

GENERAL ADMISSION w/o Wine!: $45.00

Your Ticket Price Includes:
-A Delicious Vegetarian Sensory Tasting (equivalent to a light meal)
-A Unique Question and Answer Discussion in the dark w/ your Blind Waitstaff
-A Full Set of Original Music performed by 'Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken'
-2 Hours in total complete pitch darkness...with your friends & community!
-A Contribution to a local Blind Organization in your area.
-An Experience you will never forget or SEE!

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GENERAL ADMISSION w/ Wine!: $55.00 - $95.00 Sliding Scale

We really care about making this event available to our community regardless of financial status and at the same time, paying our staff well and making a financial contribution to a local organization that improves the lives of the blind. In order for us to continue our work, flourish and grow in a sustainable way as an organization, we need the majority of you to purchase tickets at the suggested cost of $55.00 & more! Please pay what you can afford between $55 - $95, as we actually discount a 3rd of our tickets (see below) to people who otherwise could not attend. By paying more than the suggested price of $55, you are actually helping us to get others to this event who otherwise could not come. So it's a cool system. :) Thanks for helping!

Your Ticket Price Includes:
-A Delicious Vegetarian Sensory Tasting (equivalent to a light meal) & a glass of red wine.
-A Unique Question and Answer Discussion in the dark w/ your Blind Waitstaff
-A Full Set of Original Music performed by 'Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken'
-2 Hours in total complete pitch darkness...with your friends & community!
-A Contribution to a local Blind Organization in your area.
-An Experience you will never forget or SEE!

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VIP SEATING: $195.00 (Only 12 seats available in groups of 4 - 6)

Your Ticket Price Includes:
-A Delicious Vegetarian Sensory Tasting (equivalent to a light meal)
-Lounge Style Seating near stage & private waiter/waitress.
-A mystery Box of Dark Chocolates Treats and Goodies, One bottle of Red Wine
-A Unique Question and Answer Discussion in the dark w/ your Blind Waitstaff
-A Full Set of Original Music performed by 'Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken'
-2 Hours in total complete pitch darkness...with your friends & community!
-A Contribution to a local Blind Organization in your area.
-An Experience you will never forget or SEE!


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What people are saying about The Blind Cafe...

"All of us left fired-up and inspired. If your goal was to engender a heightened awareness and a renewed sense of compassion for everyone around us, blind and sighted alike, then you've overachieved. We left feeling as if we'd been given a gift, indeed we had, and agreed we'd do our best to pass it on. I hope to visit the blind café again in the future and will be sure to recommend it to anyone who will listen. Thank you for the phenomenal work."
- Jon | Boulder Blind Cafe Guest

"My husband, Aaron and I made a date night out of The Blind Cafe and it actually made a pretty big impact on our marriage...I realized (again) how important it is to just enjoy the life that I've been given, so since then I've been cutting back on things that to me are superfluous, and been focusing on what's really important."
- Elizabeth Lehr / Austin Blind Cafe Guest

"It dawned on me that I most likely hadn't listened to music in the dark like this since I was a young teenager. It was so liberating to allow my mind and ears to focus on instrumentation with no visual input. I couldn't tell if Rosh was on some shockingly coveted Martin guitar, or some $200 Korean-made junker. It must have been something of decent caliber, as it sounded wonderful, but was that because I was only listening that it sounded that good?"
- Brian Johnson | The Marquee

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Location

VUKA CO-OP (View)
411 West Monroe
Austin, TX 78704
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Education > Workshops
Food > Food
Music > Folk
Other > Fundraisers

Minimum Age: 4
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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