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Austin Blind Cafe | Jan 29 - 31, 2020
Two shows per night 5:00 PM & 8:30 PM
American Legion Travis Post 76, 404 Atlanta Street Austin, TX
What happens in the dark at The Blind Cafe?
Our signature program, 'The Blind Cafe Experience' is a pop-up event, a community awareness concert, discussion & dinner in the dark, no blindfolds! This is NOT just another dinner in the dark…it’s a community experience where people connect, learn and break bread together without their visual conditioning, social etiquette and cell phones.
What is The Blind Cafe?
The Blind Cafe is a fiscally sponsored positive social change organization, that uses the concept of darkness to create innovative and imaginative (pop-up) events held entirely in the pitch dark (no blindfolds). Our events are facilitated by professional trained 'legally blind staff'' and designed to change the way you 'see' the world. Since 2010, The Blind Cafe has had over 20,000 people through the dark.
There are three components to The Blind Cafe Experience:
A Social Dinner Experience In The Dark
What's on the menu? A vegan & gluten-free special mystery dinner, sourced locally whenever possible. We offer a dark chocolate social reception before going into the dark. In the dark, you will break bread with strangers and good friends alike, share inspiring stories and meaningful conversation, and experience live music… all experienced 100% in the dark! We source local ingredients as much as possible from local farmer’s markets.. designing the menu based on the season and the availability of donations from the community.
A Discussion In The Dark
In our award-winning community awareness discussion, you will participate in a group discussion/Q & A, between the audience (you) and our amazing warm heart-felt legally Blind Ambassadors. They will share their personal stories with you and you will have the opportunity to share what is coming up for you personally, ask questions, and discuss blindness.
A Music Performance In The Dark
Ever wonder what it like to experience a live music performance in complete pitch darkness? Blind Cafe Music Productions brings an emotionally powerful music listening experience. These unique and intimate performances bridge the gap between the artist and their audience as they're empowered to participate in an active music listening experience, in the complete and total darkness! Learn what it was like to experience live music without the distraction of your visual conditioning, social etiquette, or cells phones.
Interested in joining us in the dark for a Blind Cafe?
Meet our Sponsors
A Colorado-based organization, The Blind Cafe is a fiscally sponsored organization operating under the non-profit 501(c)3 of The Boulder County Arts Alliance. Since 2010, The Blind Cafe has been delivering unique and inspiring positive social change events nation wide, all held in complete darkness & facilitated by legally blind keynote speakers and facilitators. Donations and contributions raised from our events and fiscal sponsorship donations, support the continuation of the innovative and experimental social change programs The Blind Cafe brings to the world!