COMMUNITY: Meredith Walker, co-founder and executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, will keynote Women Communicators of Austin’s 43rdAnnual Banner Brunch – an annual awards and scholarship gala – on April 16 at Hotel Van Zandt.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: The Austin Under 40 Awards announced the list of 75 finalists for the 18th Annual Austin Under 40 Awards Ceremony & Gala, which will be held Saturday, April 16th. The 2016 finalists include the youngest to date, Mikaila Ulmer (age 11) of BeeSweet Lemonade.
FOOD: More than thirty of Austin’s most acclaimed chefs will serve samples of their culinary creations at Sustainable Food Center’s 9th annual Farm to Plate at the historic Barr Mansion on Wednesday, May 11th, 7- 9:30 p.m. Tables are now on sale and a new VIP Hour was added to the event, hosted by Juniper.
ENTERTAINMENT: 2ND Street Soundcheck announced their line-up and date for 2016 – Saturday, June 18th. The free street party benefits the Austin Music Foundation and KUTX 98.9, and it will feature over two dozen local artists including Tameca Jones, Keeper, GOBI, The Warplanes, Migrant Kids and Sour Bridges.