Join us in saying, "Cheers to 40 years!"
We can’t wait to see you at Spark After Dark THIS Tuesday, October 17! It’s going to be a fabulous evening of wonder and play as we say cheers to 40 years of bringing joy to learning. If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to our Advancement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spark After Dark: Cheers to 40 years
October 17, 2023
7 - 10 PM; Doors open at 6 PM
Thinkery – Meredith Learning Lab
6 PM - Doors open and cocktail hour
7 PM - Play: Explore the night's activities
7:50 PM - Learn & Give: Program and Live Auction
Food & Drinks
Enjoy yummy bites from Kome, Uroko, Sa-Ten, Taterque, Cuantos Tacos, Rufari, and Lady Quackenbush's Cakery. There will also be delightful libations provided by Dripping Springs Distilling, Fierce Whiskers, Independence Brewing, Lalo Tequila, Liquid Death, Liber and Company, Twin Liquors, and Brown Distributing Company.
Street-metered and garage parking is available throughout Mueller. The closest parking garage to Thinkery is the McBee District Parking Garage. Parking will not be validated for this event.
Get ready to party like it’s 1983! Come in your best Austin cocktail chic.
Event Activations & A Chance to Win a Two-Night Stay in Downtown Austin
Experience Thinkery’s core value of playfulness at Spark After Dark! The Thinkery Team has curated special, themed hands-on activations for guests to experience. Explore them all and be entered into a raffle to win a two-night stay at a luxury downtown Austin condo, which sleeps six, with a private balcony overlooking Lady Bird Lake.
Opportunities to Give
There will be several ways to support Thinkery's mission to inspire and equip ALL children to be confident, creative thinkers throughout the night, including:
Thinkery 40th Anniversary Commemorative Cup
What makes a delicious cocktail or mocktail even better? Drinking them out of A commemorative Thinkery YETI Cup to keep them cool and sip-worthy. Cut the line and get yours before the event!
Enter for a chance to WIN a private wine tasting at Sloan + Parker Wine Bar in Steiner Ranch! Pre-purchase your raffle tickets ahead of the event. The winner will be pulled at 7:50 on the main stage! You must be present to win.
From a Hill County getaway to tickets to an upcoming Austin FC match, there is a silent auction package for everyone.
And the winner is... Be the highest bidder and win some incredible local (and not-so-local) experiences during our live auction! Take a peek at what will be up for grabs.
Special thanks to our Spark After Dark sponsors
Jackson Walker LLP | MFI Foundation | NI | Pogo Pass
Beacon Consulting | Natasha & Peter Bowen | Jessica & Gabe Bruehl
Devan Collection | Lauren Shinn | Jim Susman & Ellen Dorsey | Maynard Nexsen | Team Ramirez
Brandon Hill Stories | Brown Distributing | Dripping Springs Vodka | Fierce Whiskers | Independence Brewing
Lalo Tequila | Liquid Death | Southern Lighting Design | Twin Liquors
Thank you to our incredible Host Committee
Denise Adame Garcia - Co-Chair
Kelli Hodges - Co-Chair
Dionne Barner, Andrea Bogado, Natasha Bowen, Jessica Bruehl, Ylianna Dadashi, Marsha Dyson, Denise Eisman, Lesli Gietz, Harold Hughes, Devan Jamison, Laura Johnson, Megan Lyons, Jessica Macintosh, Karen Plotkin, Ashley Prevost, Lauren Shinn, Mandana Varahrami, Meredith Waters, YiShaun Yang.