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Registration is open for the 2010/2011 Oyster Club Season!!With two years of smashing success under its belt, last season's Oyster Club saw the best off-beat art in Central Texas. From the outrageous opening party with fresh oysters from the Gulf Coast (worth five times the price of admission alone) to KLRU's Painted Churches Tour, the Oyster Club saw the best off-beat art in Central Texas. And this year is going to be even bigger and even better!
Meeting once in every month whose name contains an "r" (September-April), the Oyster Club is a new way to find pearls of art, architecture, music, film, food, and performance in the oceans of culture in Austin and Central Texas. Rude Mechs will lead this off-beat culture club to backstage access, private tours, secret after-parties, and once-in-a-lifetime spectacles. And once again this year, Edible Austin Magazine will partner with Rude Mechs to showcase the best of Austin's local food scene at every event! The Oyster Club will keep you active without making you busy.
Membership in Rude Mechanicals' Oyster Club includes access to a members-only website where you can sign up for events taking place throughout the year in months that contain the letter "R" (there's eight of 'em). The Oyster Club’s name is based on the popular misconception that oysters are only safe to eat in those months. (This may have once been a good guide before modern refrigeration made it safe to eat oysters all-year round; its ongoing validity is now hotly debated.)
"Last night was the second Oyster Club event of the year. It was a tour of the Charles Moore house, an amazing architectural work filled to the brim with trinkets and doodads and stuff. It also had the scariest chair I have ever seen. [ ] really enjoyed the short discussion on Charles Moore’s architectural style and perspective. I really enjoyed the food. There were apple pie cupcakes from Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop. Holy. Cow. A delicious vanilla cupcake with spiced apples in the center and topped with cinnamon buttercream. The Tipsy Texans wowed us with Moore House punch, a concoction of fresh citrus juices, two kinds of rum and Pimento Liqueur that they created just for this event… and an insanely good Tom & Jerry, an old-fashioned drink made with a batter of eggs, sugar and spices, rum, brandy and hot water; the Tipsy Texans substituted local Zhi Tea for the hot water. There was live music, cool people, and good times all around. Seriously, the Oyster Club has been one of the best investments we’ve ever made." -- Oyster Club Member Blog, 2009
This year Rude Mechs will kick off the season on September 19th with their traditional party at The Plant at Kyle, an AIA award-winning architectural landmark incorporating parts of the former Alamo Cement Plant. Designed by Lake|Flato , this unique structure is nestled in a hill-country setting ~40 minutes drive from downtown Austin. And Edible Austin Magazine will reprise last year's memorable Oyster feast including outstanding Texas local, gulf seafood. This is a party you won't want to miss!
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE PAST OYSTER CLUB EVENTS (or check them all out here)
Events occur monthly September 2010 - April 2011
Fabulous venues in Austin and the surrounding areas
COST OF MEMBERSHIP:
$200 Individuals, $300 Pairs
Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, and all proceeds benefit Rude Mechs and everything that goes on at their theater, The Off Center.
MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP:
Sign up now through September 1st at Eventbrite! http://oysterclub10.eventbrite.com/
Only 100 Memberships available!
And of course, don't forget to get your tickets now to our annual fundraiser party,
The AYE EYE BALL, on August 21st!