Taste of Black Austin 2/20

KLRU is a proud supporter of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce and its mission to promote the development of African American businesses in Central Texas. Join us at a Taste of Black Austin for a culinary experience that traverses the journey of black economic prosperity through the historical context of food on February 20 at the Peaches Social House. Purchase your tickets now.

The theme “From Field to Table” traces the influence of food and farming in the preservation of black history and culture.The evening will commence with an intimate reception on February 20, 2018 at Peached Social House, featuring savory hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of Austin’s favorite Black chefs and a curated photo exhibition showcasing unique food history.

Event tickets are available for $85 and community sponsor tickets are available for $150, which includes a VIP cooking demonstration preceding the reception.

Indie Lens Pop Up screening I Am Not Your Negro 1/17

Don’t miss KLRU’s screening of one of the most acclaimed films of the year, I Am Not Your Negro. This free Indie Lens Pop Up screening takes place Jan. 17th at 7 pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

This Oscar nominee for Best Documentary envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Screening starts at 7 pm.

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Make a Resolution You Can Keep

We’re officially in the 4-day countdown to 2018! This is a wonderful time of year when we reflect on what matters and gather with those who bring us joy. If KLRU brings YOU joy, NOW is the time to share your support. KLRU needs to raise $50,000 by December 31, and we absolutely cannot do it without YOU.

For an early New Year’s goal, make a resolution you can keep and become a KLRU Sustaining Member. You can be proud knowing your monthly donation does the most good, providing a revenue source that lets KLRU make long-term decisions for programming and community outreach. And if you give before January 1, your gift qualifies for a 2017 tax deduction!


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When you give to KLRU, you are not only supporting quality television, from Call the Midwife to NewsHour to Austin City Limits to Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodYOU are bringing joy to Central Texas households who rely on our trusted, inspiring, non-commercial content. Your Sustaining Gift protects local public media now and into the future.

P.S. Anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift by December 31 gets a KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more!


And don’t miss the last few days to grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.

Grow Your Gift With a Match from Your Employer

‘Tis the season to get your year-end charitable giving in order. One fantastic way to DOUBLE your impact for KLRU is to contribute via your company’s matching gift program.

There are hundreds of Central Texas employers who will match your 2017 gifts to KLRU. Check here to see if your company is on the list.

Your generosity will help KLRU make up the $50,000 we need to raise by December 31. Any dollars you give with an employer match will help us get there in the three weeks we have left. This is the time when you can stand up for public television as we prepare for 2018.

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Thank you for dedication to public television and happy holidays!

P.S. Now through the end of the year, anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift this month will receive our KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more! You can also grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.

KLRU & Austin City Limits Holiday Sale 12/12

Get yourself or your loved ones an Austin City Limits limited edition poster, T-shirt or one of the many other items available for purchase at our annual Holiday Sale, free and open to the public from 5:30-8pm on Tuesday, Dec. 12th in KLRU’s Studio 6A!

Free beverages from Shiner, Texas Coffee Traders and more! Enjoy live music from Cecilia + The Broken Hearts and a holiday-themed mix set from DJ Santa Smooth.

This special event will feature a silent auction of one of the retired audio boards from KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A. This Yamaha PM-1800 was used as the front of house board for most Austin City Limits tapings from 1990-2010 and for all other music events in the studio from 1990-2016. Also, we will auction a full set of Season 43 limited edition Austin City Limits taping posters. Take some incredible pieces of Austin music history home with you!

5:30pm doors open
5:40pm DJ Santa Smooth
6:25pm Cecilia + The Broken Hearts

Cecilia and the Broken Hearts
Cecilia + the Broken Hearts are an Afro-Chicano Futurism band formed in Austin, TX. They have been featured on NPR’s Alt-Latino and in 2016 performed at the Cactus Cafe as part of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest Tour. Their musical focus is based on traditional Latin rhythms that are layered underneath melodic three part vocal harmonies, and complemented by driving guitars, accordion, flute and synth. From Rumba to Cumbia to Conjunto, Cecilia + the Broken Hearts is working to push the boundaries of Latin music and create a perfect amalgamation. Members include Mincho Jacob (bass), Melanie Morgan (accordian, flute, vocals), Estrella De Leon (vocals), Jay Bernal (vocals, guitar, percussion), Fabian Rincon (drums), Joseph Loney (percussion), Joe Rocha (guitar, synth).

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DJ Santa Smooth is a former college radio DJ and current xmas enthusiast who will be introducing shoppers to the soulful side of the holiday season.

Free screening of The Chinese Exclusion Act 12/7 as part of the Austin Asian American Film Festival

Join us for opening night of the Austin Asian American Film Festival as we copresent the documentary film The Chinese Exclusion Act on 12/7 at 6:45 pm at AFS Cinema
6406 North Interstate 35. The event is free but an RSVP is required

In the late 1800s, anti-Chinese agitation led to federal laws targeting Chinese abroad and those already in the U.S. The Chinese Exclusion Act  looks far beyond the legislation of its title and weaves archival photos, historian interviews, and first-hand accounts into a sweeping chronicle of Chinese American life in an era that still informs American conceptions of national and ethnic identity. This film will air on PBS in 2018 as part of American Experience.

Join us for a reception before this special screening!

Arts In Context Plastic Planet screening 12/3

Don’t miss a special screening of KLRU’s Arts In Context documentary Plastic Planet at 4 pm, Sunday, December 3, at Central Library Special Event Center (1st floor), 710 W. César Chávez St. Artist Calder Kamin and AIC producer Christopher Hwisu Kim will be in attendance at this free event.

Artist Calder Kamin always loved sculpting animals but it wasn’t until she started using plastic bags that her medium matched her message. The Plastic Planet project is a series of animal sculptures made entirely out of plastic bags, highlighting the fraught relationship between nature and humanity – all while making a positive impact on the environment.

You are extraordinary – Thank You!

Your generous donation to KLRU on #GivingTuesday helped us exceed our $50,000 goal and raise over $60,000! Thank you!

The momentum from your gift was part of a global chain reaction – millions gave back in a single day, making a huge impact on non-profits worldwide. YOUR community-supported public television station would not exist without viewer support, and because of you, KLRU can continue our mission.

Meeting our #GivingTuesday goal allows KLRU to keep our commitment for a short winter fund drive with minimal on-air interruption. In the longer term, we can continue supporting more local productions and planning for new content. KLRU is committed to providing Central Texas with inspiring, educational and entertaining programming. Your gift makes this possible.

Thank you also to our KLRU Business Supporters

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Help us raise $12,000 more by midnight with our last matching challenge!

There’s still time to join KLRU for #GivingTuesday. TODAY is the day when families, businesses and individuals from around the globe make a difference by raising awareness and funds together. KLRU has until midnight tonight to raise $12,000 more to reach our $50,000 goal!

Why donate today? #GivingTuesday dollars have the biggest impactthere’s heightened awareness around the community and beyond, which means fundraising momentum is on our side. Better yet, when you give your gift right now, your dollars are DOUBLED because of a generous challenge match from Austin Community College District.

For every dollar received until 11:59 p.m. tonight, ACC will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000!

Make A Gift

KLRU is a window to the world, available to everyone for free. And we’re an important voice for the public interest, because we don’t have advertisers. We are public television, supported by and in service to YOU. Can I count on your generosity now to help redefine the giving spirit and bring the best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring programming to all Central Texans?

Thank you so much!

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