Nov 20, 7 PM, Free Movie in North Austin, Sponsored by AARP

Free AARP evening screening of the movie Midway in North Austin. You must register in advance.

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MIDWAY
Photo credit: Reiner Bajo/Lionsgate Entertainment
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson
Rated PG-13 for sequences of war violence and related images, language and smoking.
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AARP’s Movies for Grownups advocates for the 50-plus audience by fighting ageism in the entertainment industry and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers. With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, AARP champions movies for grownups, by grownups. For more information go to aarp.org/movies.

Free Talk 615pm, Nov 12: The Internet of Things, How Connected Devices Will Change Everything

The Austin Forum is a long-running monthly series of presentations about technology, health and society. Admission is free, and events happen at the downtown Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street. The next event will be November 12, 2019.

From the official email:

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

in partnership with Austin Public Library presents

The Internet of Things: How Connected Devices Everywhere will Change Everything

with Rhonda DirvinArmJason Shepherd Dell Technologies

5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments

6:00 pm – Doors open for seating

6:15 pm – Presentation

7:30 pm – Networking

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables connected computers and other devices to share data and work together to automate new kinds of applications and improvements to our lives, infrastructure, and more. The power of edge computing and the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) will change everything, from our homes and buildings to mobility and manufacturing to healthcare and safety. When our environments are instrumented with sensors and processors, these environments can monitor themselves, adapt dynamically to our wants and needs, and become safer, more sustainable, and more resilient. IoT in medicine can connect health data across personal devices and doctors. It can create the ability to enhance traffic flow with autonomous cars and connected signals and link smart devices in cities that monitor safety, energy usage, and more. 

The coming ubiquity of little, power-efficient devices–sensors, cameras, actuators, and more–will transform the spaces around us to be better for us, and it will get increasingly more capable and more transparent. Connecting billions of devices will generate and move massive amounts of data (hello, 5G!), but it will become increasingly common, and then transparent. There are challenges to be sure–both technical and social/policy–but the future is intelligent devices everywhere, and that will be a transformation for society. In this event, Rhonda Dirvin of ARM and Jason Shepherd of Dell Technologies will discuss technologies that demonstrate IoT’s power to shape our lives, jobs, and society.

Please be sure to check out the Austin Forum website to find slides and more resources after the event.

*Admission to the Austin Forum is always free. Free street parking is available on Tuesdays!*

The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smartphones, computer and tablets at all our events to be repurposed for those in need. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,

The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

You can register here.

Overheard Taping of Susan Rice November 20

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Overheard tapes Susan Rice 11/20

Please join Austin PBS’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Susan Rice on November 20 at 3:45 p.m. in Austin PBS Studio 6A (map). The event is free but an RSVP is required.

Susan Rice

Susan Rice began her service in the public sector in 1993. In the Clinton administration, she was a foreign policy analyst on the National Security Council and assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Under President Barack Obama, she served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and national security advisor. She is currently a distinguished visiting research fellow at the School of International Service at American University, a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

Rice received a master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar and her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

She recently released a memoir, Tough Love, that provides an insider’s look at the White House, foreign affairs and balancing work with motherhood.

Wednesday, November 20 at 3:45 p.m.
Austin PBS Studio 6A (map)
Doors for Austin PBS members at 2:45 p.m.
Doors for general admission 3:15 p.m.
RSVP
Entrance is based upon capacity.

Entry procedures:
• Austin PBS members receive early studio access. This benefit is available only to current members with valid RSVP for up to 5 total guests in each party.
Not a member? Donate here.
• General admission begins 30 minutes after Austin PBS member entry. Priority access for members also ends at this time (no jumping the line).
• All attendees are still required to RSVP as usual. If the deadline has passed, walk-up admission may be offered on a space-available basis.
• Lobby doors will remain closed until published entry times. Lines will form outside on the plaza, rain or shine; please prepare accordingly. Austin PBS personnel will be available to assist guests with accessibility needs.
• ADA access is shown on Austin PBS’s map.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its tenth season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Susan Rice. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.

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Hear Austin’s Top Food Blogger Nov 11 at Book People

Come hear Austin’s top food blogger Jane Ko (A Taste of Koko) speak on her new book, Koko’s Guide to Austin, a pocket-sized travel guidebook to eating and drinking your way through Austin. Purchase Koko’s Guide to Austin at the event to have your copy signed!

Photo of food blogger Jane Ko

Read Jane’s blog here: https://www.atasteofkoko.com/

Follow Jane on Instagram: @atasteofkoko

Date: November 11

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Book People, 603 North Lamar Blvd.

Cost: Free

Website:https://www.bookpeople.com/event/jane-ko-kokos-guide-austin

Found at: Austin.com

Almost-Free Views & Brews at Zilker Clubhouse, 530pm on Oct. 30

This is a donation event, with minimum donation $1

Join us in Austin as we celebrate the next chapter of Scenic Texas and the relaunch of Scenic Austin by honoring Senator Kirk Watson

About this Event

Don’t miss this Old Austin nostalgic night, as we look forward to Austin’s future looking more scenic! We will have Dark Skies Black Pilsner on tap (named for the Dark Sky Association) donated by Vista Brewing, a taco/nacho bar by Smoke N’ Roses, Deep Eddy drinks, an ecological glass art creation by local artist Allison Lipkin for auction, some wares from The Sage Soul, and information on the Hill Country Alliance a partner and environmental organization focused on land conservancy and Dark Sky protection. Scenic Texas will also honor Senator Kirk Watson with the Scenic Star Award.

Date And Time

Wed, October 30, 2019

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

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Location

Zilker Park Clubhouse

200 Arnulfo Alonso Way

Austin, TX 78704

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Isabella Rossellini Interview in Austin, Noon on Nov 13, Free Admission

Overheard tapes Isabella Rossellini 11/13

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Isabella Rossellini on November 13 at 12:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). The event is free but an RSVP is required.

Isabella-Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini is a renowned actress and model who grew up in Paris and Rome. At 19 she moved to New York City to work as a translator and journalist for RAI-Italian Television. She began her modeling career at age 28, and in 1982 began a 14-year run as the exclusive spokesperson for the cosmetic brand Lancôme.

Rossellini, who is the daughter of film legends Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, made her cinematic debut in 1979. She has appeared in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her and has worked with iconic directors like Robert Zemeckis, David O. Russell, David Lynch and Taylor Hackford. At age 66, Rossellini earned her master’s degree in animal behavior and conservation. She is on tour with her theatrical show, Link Link Circus, which deals with animal behavior and cognition.

Wednesday, November 13 at 12:15 p.m.
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors for KLRU members at 11:15 a.m.
Doors for general admission 11:45 a.m.
RSVP
Entrance is based upon capacity.

Entry procedures:
• KLRU members receive early studio access. This benefit is available only to current members with valid RSVP for up to 5 total guests in each party.
Not a member? Donate here.
• General admission begins 30 minutes after KLRU member entry. Priority access for members also ends at this time (no jumping the line).
• All attendees are still required to RSVP as usual. If the deadline has passed, walk-up admission may be offered on a space-available basis.
• Lobby doors will remain closed until published entry times. Lines will form outside on the plaza, rain or shine; please prepare accordingly. KLRU personnel will be available to assist guests with accessibility needs.
• ADA access is shown on KLRU’s map.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its tenth season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Isabella Rossellini. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.

Hiking In and Around Austin

Regular hiking is good for the body and the mind. Several Meetup groups have regular hikes in the Austin area, as does the Sierra Club and others.

I have regularly hiked with the Monday-Friday Hikers for 7+ years. Most of us in the group do not work a regular 9-to-5 job, so our hikes begin at 9:30 AM. We usually walk for 1 to 3 hours.

We do not recruit new members directly. Instead, we encourage people to take the “Hiking Austin Trails” course given by Austin’s Lifetime Learning Institute. Tuition for that course is just $20, and it meets 8 times for hikes on some of the same trails that the Mon-Fri Hikers frequent. Anyone who is comfortable with the Hiking Austin Trails hikes is welcome to join us.

Cirque Italia Coming to Austin

Cirque Italia is sending its Silver Unit to Austin for January 24 through February 3 (some days and evenings) performances. Cirque Italia is the “first traveling water circus in the U.S., featuring aerialists, acrobats, clowns and strongmen performing above a 35,000-gallon water-tank stage.”

The performances will be held under a blue & white tent at Barton Creek Square Mall.

You can buy tickets for $21 plus ~$3 taxes (add $10 for the closest seats) through TravelZoo. During the purchase, apply coupon TZOO in order to see the discounted price.

Those Giant Christmas Ornaments at the Mall

Christmas Decoration at Barton Mall
Christmas Decoration at Barton Mall

I’ve been thinking about those large spherical Christmas ornaments on display at Barton Creek Square Mall. Are they rigid, or do they somehow fold into a smaller shape for storage?

Recently I saw one in a non-spherical status, and that explained everything. They are inflatables, like the Santa on my front lawn.

The fan is in the top, hidden by the red ribbons. Power for the fan comes from above.  Internal access is accomplished (probably) by a zipper under the flap of material to the right of the top. The ball is held open by air pressure.

I doubt that many others wondered about this, but it has puzzled me for at least 2 years. Now I know.