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VSA Texas and Conspire Theatre Team Up for
Stand Up for Mental Health at Cap City Comedy Club

Ten comics from the Austin area will debut their new stand-up acts.

Sunday, August 24
Cap City Comedy Club
8120 Research Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78758
Door open at 6:00 pm
Show starts at 7:00 pm

Tickets are $10 and available through Brown Paper tickets, with a 2-item minimum food/beverage purchase per person at the event. Tickets on sale only http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/783964. Walk Up tickets can only be purchased at the door 6:00 pm day of show. No guarantee there will be seats. Ages 18 and older. Do not call Cap City Comedy Club for tickets. For more ticket info call 512-454-9912.

For the 2nd year in a row, VSA Texas is presenting a Stand Up For Mental Health comedy show where people with mental health issues do stand up comedy about their recovery journeys. Stand Up For Mental Health was founded in 2004 by award winning Canadian counsellor and stand-up comic David Granirer.

This year the participants include women from Conspire Theatre, which creates theatre with women during incarceration and after. The organization's goal is to reduce internal and external stigma for women who have experienced jail or prison.

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Open Mic
Malvern Books Presents
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged

Friday, August 22, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

An inclusive Open Mic for Writers and Acoustic Musicians hosted by VSA Texas, and the Coalition of Texas with Disabilities Pen 2 Paper Program. Come out to Austin's newest independent bookstore & community space for a fun, friendly, low-volume open mic suitable for performers of all ages and abilities. For more information email April at VSA Texas or call 512-454-9912.

Visit www.malvernbooks.com and www.txdisabilities.org/news-events/pen-2-paper.

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