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Glorious Weekend Happenings: Garden Party, Studio Tours, National Peanut Butter Month

This weekend is certainly happening.

I’ve already started celebrating National Peanut Butter Month by baking  mounds of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and I will continue to do so this weekend by baking a gut-wrenchingly beautiful peanut butter pie, recipe courtesy of my favorite Homesick Texan. So, that’s happening.

east austin studio tour

Along with peanut butter pie we have the East Austin Studio Tours, a free nine-day artist-run event that started in 2003 to bring the community and artists to East Austin’s studios and art galleries. It’s going to be nine days and and two jam-packed weekends of more than 200 artists, 154 galleries and studios, and work in a multitude of mediums including painting, sculpting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, metal, and mixed media.

The event runs from November 14-22. Studios are open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th and again on Saturday, November 21st and Sunday the 22nd.

Check out some of the studios, exhibitions, events, and programs on EAST’s Web site.

The Austinist has been ramping up EAST preview coverage with some stellar artist interviews. Read Tolly Moseley‘s interview with Bonnie Rue of Model Citizen and another Austinist interview with Abi Daniel.


And if last week’s Austin Bleet-Up wasn’t enough fun for you, Austin Eavesdropper and Bad Seed Promotions have put together another swank and sassy social event, this time with a theme and costumes, to support sustainable living and urban gardening.

It’s the Austin Garden Party, a 1920s kind of night at The Liberty with swingin’ ’20s and 2000s tunes by Richard Gear,  a photo booth (these never get old!) by Trevor Ray Thompson, and door prizes (bottles of rum and plants!)

The party is from 6-10 p.m. and the cover is five bones ($5, wink).

The Liberty
1618 1/2 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 600-4791


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut butter is good for everyone – athletes who needs juts of protein and sugar,  school children who love the comforting PB&J for lunch every day, dogs, and just regular-o people like me who just like to slather it on everything.

Except for babies. Peanut butter is not so good for babies. The gooey-ness makes for a severe choking hazard, plus they could be allergic. Thus, no peanut butter for babies.

I like peanut butter in and on just about anything sweet, although eating globs of it by the spoonful can be quite unattractive. You know what I’m talking about. It’s that nasty smacking, “crap, I have goo all over the roof of my mouth” sound that goes with eating globs of peanut butter.

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