Join us for the official launch of #ShopKoko: A Taste of Koko's new shop!
Clear your calendar — the sweetest party of the year is here! Austin food blogger, A Taste of Koko, is officially launching her very own shop: SHOP KOKO — and you're invited!
Eat all the donuts from Austin's favorite donut shops while sipping on boozy iced lattes for the sweetest Sunday ever! Plus, we've transformed The Refinery into the Museum of Donuts with an edible donut wall, inflatable donut pool filled donut floaties, and donut swing. So bring your phones and cameras for all those Insta-worthy photos.
You'll get exclusive first peek of A Taste of Koko's new shop, #ShopKoko, and go home with a goodie bag filled with the #ShopKoko donut boobie tee, Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee swag, and more!
This is going to be the most Instagrammable party of the year in Austin!
INCLUDED WITH YOUR TICKET:
- goodie bag upon arrival with the Shop Koko Donut Shirt, Chameleon Cold Brew cold-brew pods, and more!
- exclusive first look and pop-up shop feat. Shop Koko merch!
- all the donuts from Austin's Best Donut Shops
- boozy iced horchata lattes (yep, Chameleon Cold Brew with Chila Orchata rum)
Can't wait to see you there!
Join us for the official launch of #ShopKoko: A Taste of Koko's new shop!
Dinner two of our three-part summer supper series
presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka.
We invite you to pull up a chair around as we experience the intimate art of food this summer. Gather with us for The Copper Table: a three-part summer pop-up supper series. Each dining experience crafted differently from the last, highlighting the unique perspective of our featured chef of the evening. With the powerful vision of bringing together the local creative community — chefs, musicians, makers, visionaries, and foodies — you're in for an unforgettable dining experience.
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Details on Dinner Two with Chef Drew Curran of Italic —
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Only 10 seats available for this 'around the marble' dining experience paired with exclusive cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka.
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Prosciutto, Bread and Olive Oil
Burrata alongside Roasted Asparagus, Shallot, Calabrian Chiles
Agnolotti Ricotta, Sweet Corn, Green Onion
Speck wrapped Pork Tenderloin- Peaches, Local Greens
Lemon Mascarpone Tart- Peaches, Almonds, Caramel Corn
Yoga Unwined classes bring together vinyasa-based yoga and fun wine facts through creative yoga poses. Each hour long educational class ends with a comparative wine tasting, inviting you to mindfully taste what's in your glass while applying what you learned through the poses.
Class price includes an optional and complimentary tasting of two wines per person (Featured wine: Chardonnay). Must be 21+ to attend. All attendees will receive a SWAG BAG with goodies from your favorite local brands!
This is a BYOM (bring your own mat) event. If you need a mat, please email email@example.com.
You're invited to an evening dedicated to women and mothers. Everything is included in your ticket: wine, beer, cocktails, and mocktails (of course!). The evening will also feature food, treats, dancing, swag bag bar, and some fun surprises.
And come prepared to shop our amazing silent auction benefiting the Mother's Milk Bank.
GIRL PARTY is brought to you by our wonderful partners at Babyation, Bumble BFF, Esperos, Little Spoon, and La Mama Care.
Food and drink provided by Austin Cocktails, One Hope Wine, Lucky Lime, Culina, Guiltless Goodies.
Thanks to our media partners Tribeza, Austin Woman, and Tidbits.
Early bird $50, Regular $70.
We can't wait to have you!
Hello My Tribe
Jessica Honegger is the Founder of Noonday Collection—a socially responsible business that uses fashion to create meaningful opportunities around the world. To celebrate the launch of her new book, Imperfect Courage, join Jessica and special guests on the Imperfect Courage Book Tour in partnership with Noonday Collection.
During a meaningful and fun girls’ night out, hear from inspiring women about their own journeys of leaving comfort and stepping into lives of meaning and impact, and learn how you can start your own journey of imperfect courage.
Each ticket comes with one complimentary copy of Imperfect Courage and the chance to win all 79 of Noonday Collection’s new fall styles ($4,000+ worth of jewelry and accessories!)
Special Austin guests: Mica May of May Designs, Jamie Ivey and Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic
Experience downtown Austin like never before. Join us for an exclusive look into five of the city's most elite and captivating venues. Step inside of Brazos Hall, The Sunset Room, Swift's Attic, Trinity Hall, and Canvas at the Refinery and enjoy mouthwatering cocktails + tasty appetizers.
To conclude the evening we will have lively music from the talented CASS&RA, dessert bites from The Peached Tortilla, a handcrafted drink from our friends Elevate Bartending, photos by Shutterbooth Central Texas, and a chance to win a giveaway featuring goodies from our favorite downtown Austin brands including Esperos, parkside, Aloft Austin Downtown, and more. *First 50 people get a custom May Designs notebook!
WE Design Studios & The Refinery invite you to draw and design with other women in the creative industry! Get together with other female-identifying babes to make art and chat about what it’s like to be female in an industry where only 11% of leadership positions are held by women. Make art - talk shop - support women.
Make Art. Talk Shop. Join the Party.
Limited availability so hurry hurry!
The theme for our 3rd Morning Hustle Storytelling event is...
That time I broke "the rules."
Examples of stories —
I hopped the fence and got chased by the cops...
I told him you loved him on the first date...
I went against business advice and did things a different way...
EVENT DETAILS | Expect an invigorating morning experience that sets you up for an inspired day fueled by connection, empowering stories, philanthropy, breakfast nibbles by Soozy's Muffins, cold brew by Chameolon Cold Brew and as always, a little gift for the first 25 people through the door! Tickets are $12/each and a portion of proceeds will be benefiting Girls Empowerment Network!
Check out a cheeky sneak preview of the speakers here!
Creatives Meet Business is an event and podcast series that helps artists and creatives learn the ropes of entrepreneurship and create a sustainable lifestyle. Who do we mean when we say "creative"? For us, creative is a broad term - you could create apps, concepts, films, compositions, words, websites, songs, dance numbers, or pies (among other things, naturally we didn't include everything here, but you get the idea).
We help you learn tough to tackle concepts through an intimate set-up of roundtable discussions with Austin's top professionals in the fields supporting the creative industry. Join us Tuesday, June 26th for the Event Planning Edition, hosted by The Refinery and learn all about....you guessed it, event planning!
We've got you, the solopreneur / creative entrepreneur, in mind when it comes to helping you create the best dang event that you can...which is exactly why we're bringing in the big guns to help!
Get ready to spend some time chatting about...
Teams, Tension, and Trial and Error; AKA, The Art of Working with Others When the Stakes are High // Sarah Lo, VP of Professional Services - Red Velvet Events
Event Planning: Creating Your Own Roadmap for a Successful Event // Richelle Ouellette, Principal - Alchemy Events
It’s Not Just an Event, It’s An Experience: Here’s How to Build One // Danielle “Dani” Thomas, Owner - Big Green House
Sponsors, Sponsorships, and Sponsor Decks - Oh My! // Hayley Swindell, Founder - The Refinery
Event Marketing: If You Build It, Will They Come? // Sarah K. Wolf, Marketing Director - The Austin Chronicle
Chat with each pro for 20 minutes before they rotate to the next table - speed dating style - all while getting acquainted with your tablemates that span the entire spectrum of the creative industries in Austin. Don't know what we mean by "speed dating style?" No problem! You stay planted, so pick a table of strangers (aka - friends you haven't met yet) and settle in for the ride. Every 20 minutes, one of the amazing folks listed above will drop some knowledge at your table (and please feel free to ask questions, engage and ENJOY). Each one of them will be hosting a UNIQUE discussion, so no two speakers (or conversations) are alike.
Drinks (of the "spirited" variety) and snacks are provided.
Our first ever pop up dinner series in our event space, C A N V A S at The Refinery is here — Presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka, featuring The Peached Tortilla and benefiting Urban Roots, it's going to be a dinner you won't want to miss. Limited seats available, so hurry hurry!
Guests will enjoy —
- A 3 course summer inspired dinner designed by The Peached Tortilla
- An intimate experience with local foodies
- Carefully paired cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka + Beer & wine with dinner
- Refreshing hydration by Richard's Rainwater
- Live music by Naala Official
- Exclusive take home gift
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This Yoga Unwined workshop combines fun wine facts with vinyasa yoga flows. Learn all about Sauvignon Blanc, the PERFECT white wine for summer, during the educational yoga class, then stay for an optional, complementary tasting of two Sauvignon Blanc wines.
9 AM | Arrive
Sign in, grab a seat and a coffee, introduce yourself and check out the space! The breakfast bar will feature coffee provided by Tiny House Coffee, and chia parfaits by Juice Society!
9 AM-11 AM | Open co-working
Connect + Collaborate + Create with other entrepreneurs and leaders in the Austin community.
11 AM-12 PM | Workshop
How to Find a Healthy Hustle & Attract Abundance with Wellness Blogger Jules Hunt of Om & The City — Join Jules for a 1-hour interactive workshop guiding you through 5 very actionable steps to hustle from a place of peace, so you can find a flow that is both lucrative and sustainable.
12-5 PM | Open co-working
Connect + Collaborate + Create.
5-5:45 PM | Yoga Flow with Jules Hunt and DJ Cass&Ra
A 45-minute fiery flow focused on opening up the heart & the hips while vibin' out to soulful (live!!!) tunes!
We can't wait to get down + dance the night away with you at The Refinery as we host our first ever SILENT DISCO in collaboration with Outdoor Voices & Bumble BFF! The event will feature —
Wine by Infinite Monkey Theorem
Live mixed jams by DJ Hallpass and DJ Jesse
Popcorn by Cornucopia
Outdoor Voices + Bumble BFF Swag/Pop-Up Shop
An Interactive Disco Themed Photobooth
$100 Outdoor Voices Giveaway + so much more!
Come party with us and snag your ticket here! $18 pre-sale, $22 at the door!
Join us for the official unveiling of our event venue nestled within our space at 612 Brazos — Canvas at The Refinery.
This event is for the Austin event industry, brides & anyone who loves a beautifully curated celebration!
We couldn't think of anyone else we'd rather celebrate than you — the people that make this space truly special. In honor of that, one lucky couple will be the winner of our Dream Rehearsal Dinner Giveaway — completely curated, designed, and executed by us + all of our favorite vendors.*
To enter, please include answers to the final two questions below when you RSVP! The winners must be in attendance during the announcement to win.
W H A T T O E X P E C T:
Romance inspired nibbles + Sparkling rose cocktails (yaaas please!) by Word of Mouth
Balloon-filled Photo Booth by Oh Happy Day, and....
Gift bags for the first 25 people through the door, because....always!
Announcement of the winner of our dream rehearsal dinner giveaway! (Ahhh!)
R S V P B E L O W
*Please note that the giveaway includes the venue rental at Canvas 100% in kind. Our partner vendors will all be contributing to the rehearsal giveaway in different ways depending on the size and scope of your dinner — This could be in the form of 100% in kind donation, partial donation or product giveaways.
WHAT IT IS | The theme for our second ever Morning Hustle Storytelling series is "Finding Beauty in Failure." Tickets are $12/each and a portion of proceeds will be benefiting Girls Empowerment Network!
EVENT DETAILS | Expect an invigorating morning experience that sets you up for an inspired day fueled by connection, empowering stories, philanthropy, Chameleon Cold Brew, Modern Market breakfast burritos, Soozy's muffins & of course a little gift for the first 25 people through the door!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- Simply attend as an audience member and be a supportive listener! Snag your ticket here!
- Attend as an audience member AND apply to share your story to the crowd — You've totally got this!
HOW TO APPLY TO BE A STORYTELLER | We will be collecting submissions now through April 23rd! Please note that we would love to be able to feature every storyteller but will only be able to select a limited number per event.
Hosted by The Glow ATX + ThredUp, this fun event will include: a panel with 4 featured CEOS based right here in Austin, an assortment of super duper fun business babe-inspired activities, coffee from High Brew Co, and delicious bars from the Bearded Bros.
The panel discussion will be focusing on authenticity on social media + finding your voice & letting it shine through your brand. The panelists include: Anastasia Casey from The Identite Collective, Adriana from Leopard Martini, April Onebane from Adventure assist & Pieceology & Adventure Assist, and Ashley Austin from Fine Day Press.
Join us for our first ever member pop up market at The Refinery!
To celebrate the shop's grand opening, Frankie Jean at The Refinery is overflowing into our event space for a pop up shop featuring members + the incredible products behind their brands!
Rosé inspired day drinks, nibbles & member pop ups from 11am - 3pm!
Free & open to all — RSVP Here!
Join us for an evening of fashion by @frankiejean in collaboration with @currybeth, live music by @dosseytx, nibbles by @daiduetaqueria and sips featuring @titosvodka — We'll cheers to that!
Featuring other brands including:
This event would not be possible without our friends at:
Gift bags of delight for the first 25 people through the door!
Inspiring speakers, startups galore, music aplenty, screenings on screenings + celeb sightings at every corner...So many things to take in!!
Take a break from the hustle & bustle | Refresh and recharge at The Refinery from 9am - 5pm during the week of Monday, March 12th - Friday, March 18th!
- Catch up on emails
- Charge your laptops & phones
- Enjoy speedy wifi
- Regain your energy with cold brew
- Keep the party going with Tito's Handmade Vodka
- Shop authentic Austin local goods
Day Passes just $35/day.
Week Passes available at $150.
Passes available at reception desk of The Refinery | 612 Brazos Street.
To say we are excited to be hosting Create & Cultivate's Austin Pop Up this year would be an understatement. Click here to learn all about the amazingness happening in our space on March 11th | Don't forget to RSVP HERE + show up early to get in on all the goodness!
Join digital influencers and likeminded boss babes in Austin for a morning of yoga & wine tasting with Yoga Unwined, disco ball mimosas, brunch bites from Hernandez Hospitality and a panel moderated by Chelsea Francis about what it takes to build a brand with Jordan Jones of Packed Party, Megan Runser of Kendra Scott, Jennifer Lake of Zapwater Communications & Hayley Swindell of The Refinery.
HUGE thanks to our partners for making this event the most delicious experience in downtown Austin!
Start your weekend off right.
Wine, yoga, brunch, disco ball party & a panel of some serious boss babes to inspire you all week long. Side note...goodie bags may or may not be involved ;)
Shop 'til you drop while supporting Dress for Success at their special occasion sale featuring dresses perfect for formals, prom, galas, bridesmaids and more!
ALL dresses only $25/each!
Entrance Fee — Suggested $10 donation | Cash only event
An event produced by Eventspace.us as part of their grand launch event!
Effective marketing strategies are integral in attracting event planners and bookings on a regular basis. Thanks to festivals like ACL & SxSW, the exploding population, and popularity as a destination wedding city, new venues are constantly being add to the cityscape. Join our expert panelists as they share strategies and best practices to break through the noise, reach their target audience and market their venues.
Moderator: Claire Winslow, President & Senior Strategist, Best Practice Media
- Mary Murphy, Marketing Manager Vuka Collective
- Hayley Swindell, Founder + CEO The Refinery
- Vanna Van Oss with Blue Sparrow Events
Join us for part two of our grand opening weekend - A day party filled with tours of The Refinery, sweet treats, blood orange mimosas, Dolce Vida cocktails, Waterloo Sparkling Water, live music by Naala & The Hard Truth, photo booth fun with Oh Happy Day, t-shirt felt appliqué by Frankie Jean at The Refinery & local giveaways every hour!
Capacity is limited so please RSVP below!
The event is free and open to all ages!
Click above to purchase a ticket and reserve your seat at the table. Ticket includes appetizers, signature cocktail, dinner & vino + great company.
HOW IT WORKS | The theme for our first Morning Hustle Storytelling event is "Becoming Unstoppable." Tickets are $10/each and proceeds will be benefiting Girls Empowerment Network! Simply attend as an audience member or apply to share your story to the crowd. [Everyone must purchase a ticket to attend but not everyone has to submit a story.]
We will be collecting submissions now through September 1st and will let you know by email if your story has been chosen by September 4th! Please note that we would love to be able to feature every storyteller but will only be able to select a limited number per event.
EVENT DETAILS | Expect an invigorating morning experience that sets you up for an inspired day fueled by connection, empowering stories, philanthropy, cold brew by Chameleon Cold Brew, acai bowls by Blenders & Bowls + goodie bags for the first 25 people through the door! Storytelling with be hosted by Kelly Stocker and goodie bags include items from Laquer, Outdoor Voices, KIND Snacks, Flash Tattoos, Sway Water, Latika Soap & Crubom, to name a few!
Click on the TICKET below to snag your ticket and/or submit your story. When you submit your form, the ticket will be added to your shopping cart - **Don't forget to checkout after the item has been added to your cart!**
About our benefiting nonprofit:
A portion of ticket sales from this event benefit Girls Empowerment Network’s (GEN’s) We Are Girls Austin Conference. The We Are Girls Conferences, produced by GEN, are held in Austin and Houston, Texas annually and are designed especially for thousands of 3rd – 8th grade girls and the adults who care about them. With dynamic break-out sessions and an empowering dance party, girls get to be totally in charge of their day. They walk away inspired by what’s possible and with a new belief in their personal power. The 2017-2018 theme is “Become Unstoppable.” We Are Girls Austin will be held on Saturday, November 4th. Tickets cost $30 per person and 50% of attendees receive scholarships. The Refinery's September Morning Hustle Storytelling event proceeds will be put toward this scholarship fund – so while you hear stories on the theme of ‘becoming unstoppable,’ your dollars are headed to help the next generation become unstoppable too.
More info on We Are Girls at www.wearegirls.org.
Eeeekk we are so excited to present a sneak peek of what to expect at The Refinery! Join us at our sister shared work space, Owen's Garage, to experience first hand what to expect from The Refinery this Fall!
Our sneak peek will include:
- A live podcast recording with I Was Just Saying That & Claire Zinnecker Design.
- Free headshots by Dos Mundos Creative
- Handcrafted cocktails provided by Sourced Craft Cocktails
- Furniture provided by Loot Vintage Rental for a beautiful environment!
- Savory nibbles by Fromage to You and Snap Kitchen + Sweet treats by Maggie Louise Confections!
- Goodie bags for the first 25 people to walk through the door! Here are some of the local names you can expect to discover in the goodie bags...
- Love Ding
- Frankie Jean
- And more!
This event is free and open to the public. We will have a cap on attendance so please RSVP below!
Panel Topic: Fostering Community for Creatives
Join us for a panel discussion on fostering Austin's ecosystem of innovative work spaces, collaborative gatherings and thoughtfully curated events.
Matt McDonnell, Notley Ventures, Partner | The Center for Social Innovation
Stephanie Gutierrez, Co-Founder | FosterATX
- Kelly Stocker, Kelly Consulting Co.