Austin Blind Cafe | June 21 - 23, 2016
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | Two shows per night 6PM & 8:30PM | American Legion Travis Post 76, 404 Atlanta Street Austin, TX
A Fair Warning: Wait! What I am I getting myself into? Read before buying tickets!
Just to be clear! We are not simulating what it is like to be blind! You will get an insight into blindness by hearing the stories of our awesome legally blind staff and participating in a discussion together but you are NOT going to experience what it's like to actually be a blind person, that's just not possible to be in another persons shoes like that.
The Blind Cafe event you are about to sign up for is NOT a regular dinner in the dark! If you want a regular dinner in the dark, there are some restaurants in California and New York where it is solely about the food and you sit with the table mates you come with and it's like a regular restaurant but in the dark.
The Blind Cafe Experience is social experience, of music, socializing and learning through community, where you will literally break bread with other attendees at 6 - 8 person tables. In addition, there will be a group discussion between the audience ( you ) and our amazing warm heart felt legally Blind keynote speakers. As well, you are signing up for a live music listening concert, performed with the intention of helping you to remember how to feel and listen, to music without your visual conditioning and social etiquette and cell phones!
So be warned, The Blind Cafe can be a very powerful experience and at times challenging, but that's what you signing up for right? You will be in the pitch dark for several hours without your habitual ways of 'checking out' ...such as checking your cell phone or Facebook. Uncomfortable feelings may come up for you in the dark. If this happens, stay present, breath and bring attention to whatever is coming up for you emotionally and use this upset as an opportunity to learn about yourself and expand your comfort zone. Your experience will depend on your ability to be with yourself, when you don't know what to do. Whatever comes up for you in the dark, make room for it!
Your Ticket Price Includes:
- A Delicious Vegetarian Sensory Tasting Dinner (explore your senses!) *Vegan/Gluten-Free To Be Inclusive of Most Diets
- A tall glass of wine ( and other thirst quenching beverages. )
- An amazing dark chocolate dessert!
- A Unique Question and Answer Discussion in the dark w/ your Blind Waitstaff and 70 other guests!
- A music in the dark experience performed by ‘Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra + The Constellation Prize
- 2 Hours in total complete pitch darkness…with your friends & community!
- An Experience you will never forget or SEE!
*Additional glasses of wine and wine bottles, will be available at the event by a suggested cash donation.
Sliding Scale Ticket Price
( Our mission is to reach as many people as possible with the magic of the blind cafe experience. So we have a sliding scale ticket price so all are welcome, no matter what your financial situation! We suggest you pay $75 or more if you can. Other wise choose a ticket price that works for you. For those $45 is still to high, apply for a further discounted ticket below. )
Our Sustainable cost per person is $75.00
Choose Your Ticket Price ~ Sliding Scale $45 - $195
All tickets prices get you the same experience, except you can support helping others attend this event who otherwise could not afford it by purchasing tickets above $75.00.
Please pay at the highest level you can afford
We have a very cool pricing system. We scholarship a limited amount of discounted tickets (see below) to people who otherwise could not attend this event, so no one is ever turned away because of lack of funds. So please pay at the highest level you can afford between $45 - $195. By paying more than the suggested average cost per person of $75, you are actually helping us to sponsor others to this event who otherwise could not come. See discounted tickets below. So it’s a cool system. Thanks!
Need discounted tickets? Name your price! ~ We'll hook you up ! See below!
Austin Blind Cafe - June 21 - 23, 2016
or Call Brown Paper Tickets at 1 800 838 3006
Need a discounted ticket?
Due to the awesome generosity of other guests who contribute more than the suggested $75.00 ticket price, we have a limited amount of discounted tickets available. Simply write us, tell us a ticket price that works for you and we'll send you a code right away, to get your ticket(s) at that price point based on availability. Thanks for being awesome and asking for what you need in the world! <3