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Tuesday Twilights Featuring Oscar Ornelas (Poetry night!)

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Regular Admission
Tuesday Twilights feature
Tuesday Twilights feature

We’re staying open late every Tuesday, March 19 – May 14, to make more hours for wildflowers! Make it a date night, a picnic with friends, or come for some solo solace in nature. Each evening will feature live music from local musicians, a rolling lineup of Austin’s favorite food trucks, and take-and-walk adult beverages for purchase.

Tuesday Twilights is free for members. Reservations are encouraged and become available seven days in advance. Not a member? Join today! 

April 23

  • Start the evening in the Courtyard, where Oscar Ornelas will perform two sets.
  • Enjoy readings from “Leaning Toward Light“, a collection of poems that connect to the natural world.
  • Grab something savory and delicious from Craig O’s Italian or Mix’T Caribbean Blends.
  • If you’ve been admiring wildflowers for at least 21 years, you can purchase the delicious cocktail of the evening, Tito’s Hibiscus Spritz, check out the recipe here.
  • Parking is limited, even with some extra options on La Crosse Avenue and in the streets of the nearby neighborhood. We suggest carpooling or using a rideshare to help keep the chill vibes of the evening going.
  • Please refrain from bringing in alcoholic beverages. There will be a bar on site for your convenience.
  • Things start winding down around 7:30 p.m., so be sure to get here at the top of the hour for our later ticket holders.

Poetry Night

Renowned poets Tess Taylor and Naomi Shihab Nye will read from the acclaimed anthology “Leaning Toward the Light“, Poems for Gardens and the Hands That Tend Them. Readings will take place from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Courtyard.

Much like reading a good poem, caring for plants brings comfort, solace, and joy to many. In this new poetry anthology, acclaimed poet and avid gardener Tess Taylor brings together a diverse range of contemporary voices to offer poems that celebrate a joyful connection to the natural world. This collection includes contributions by well-known contemporary writers and some of poetry’s exciting rising stars, including Ross Gay, Jericho Brown, Mark Doty, Jane Hirshfield, Ada Limón, Danusha Laméris, Naomi Shihab Nye, Garrett Hongo, Ellen Bass, and James Crews. Other features include a foreward by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, reflective pauses and recipes from contributing poets, along with original illustrations by Melissa Castrillon.

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April 23
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Regular Admission
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


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