Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Showing on 6th Street Sept. 11

Borrow your father’s Ferrari (or a Cap Metro bus route) and join Ferris for his Day Off on 6th Street Sunday, Sept. 11. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Parkside restaurant present a free Rolling Roadshow screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Prior to the show is a street party complete with street food, rum and beer tents in the 500 block of San Jacinto, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. With a $5 suggested donation, the street party and Rolling Roadshow will benefit the 6ixth Street Austin Association, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Historic Sixth Street Entertainment District.

Sponsors: Don Q Rum, Dos Equis Cerveza, Yelp, the Austin Chronicle, Alamo Drafthouse and Parkside.

Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Bring your own lawn chair for maximum slacking comfort!

Historic Sixth District Clean Up Day Sept. 11

On Sunday, Sept. 11 starting at 9 a.m., join your fellow business and property owners in power washing, painting, sanding, sealing, repairing and cleaning the most historic district in Austin. Just in time for ACL Music Festival, Old Pecan Street Festival and back to school, 6ixth Street Austin is hosting an old fashioned community clean up.

You don’t have to wait until Sept. 11 to get started. Pick a project on your building and get it done! Here some easy stuff that you can do to make a difference:

  • Wash your windows.

  • Paint your trim & doors.

  • Clean your sign/awning.

  • Remove flyers, banners.

  • Replace light bulbs.

  • Paint your facade.

As you may have noticed, E. 6th Street sidewalks are looking cleaner these days thanks to City of Austin crews scrubbing sidewalks with a new Cyclone machine and Downtown Austin Alliance maintenance following up with gum removal. 6ixth Street Austin has been working with both organizations to coordinate efforts. Also, lamppost banners, celebrating the historic district, are up.

Now, downtown residents, business and property owners have a chance to refresh the district. Drop us an e-mail at to let us know what you will be doing to improve your building. Then, join us that night at 6th and San Jacinto for a free screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (see Ferris Bueller story).