2017 AUCTION ITEMS
CARIBBEAN PARADISE ON THE ISLAND OF NEVIS
Relax in your own Caribbean Villa on the beautiful Island of Nevis in the West Indies.
The villa features three spacious bedrooms, a second story veranda, and sliding doors that expand the living room outdoors to the infinity pool overlooking the beautiful clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Enjoy dinner for four at the Four Seasons Resort’s Mango restaurant, an open-air, waterfront dining experience featuring a Caribbean Rim “Farm to Fork” menu which incorporates locally-sourced ingredients from land and sea. The restaurant is also home to the famous 101 Rums Bar, featuring more than 101 fine aged rums from around the world.
During your stay, take some time to visit the Island's top attractions including the childhood home of Alexander Hamilton, the beautiful and tranquil Nevis Botanical Gardens, and the therapeutic Hot Springs.
Donated by: Beverly & Gary Newsom, Four Seasons
WINTER IN FRANCE: PARIS AND LOIRE VALLEY FILM & WINE ESCAPE
Escape to France for 7 nights in Paris and the Loire Valley - also known as the Garden of France with its beautiful abundance of vineyards and fruit orchards – for an incredible experience of exquisite French wine and film.
You’ll have 5 nights in your own Parisian flat just minutes away from the Eiffel Tower with a nearby metro station taking you anywhere you want in the City of Lights. Built in 1911, the comfortable flat sleeps 6 and offers amenities that rival the best hotels in the city. Next you’ll be joined by Austin Film Society's Head of Film and French translator, Holly Herrick, as you journey through the gorgeous Loire Valley to stay 2 nights in Angers for the 30th anniversary of the Premiers Plans Festival d'Angers. During the day, tour the cave cellars of Bouvet Ladubay, Chateau d’Angers, and a Loire Valley Vineyard and spend your evenings watching a curated list of imaginative films. Two VIP passes to the film festival are included giving you the once-in-a-lifetime experience of toasting the festival’s final weekend (late January 2018) during the grand closing party.
Details: Airfare not included. Festival Premiers Plans D’Angers takes place in late-January 2018.
GET INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL UPSET
Get the political lowdown with on-air personalities of the new documentary TRUMPED: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL UPSET OF ALL TIME, and Showtime’s THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH.
Spend three nights in a swanky SoHo hotel and feel like the ultimate insider while getting an intimate behind-the-scenes look into the 2016 presidential campaign, as captured by Showtime’s ground-breaking series. Relive the drama from a new perspective as you dine with Mark Halperin, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon at Upland, an extraordinary culinary experience from James Beard Award-nominee chef Justin Smillie—a beacon of stunning California-inspired cuisine in the bustling heart of New York City.
Details: Airfare not included.
ME AND RICHARD LINKLATER: WALK ON ROLE
Step on to the set of a Richard Linklater film, based on the smash hit novel WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE, and let the Oscar-nominated director put you in the picture. Return home with memorabilia signed by the cast of BOYHOOD and DAZED AND CONFUSED, including a copy of the novel signed by Linklater. Enjoy being on location in Pittsburgh, a city recently named one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2016" by Travel + Leisure, rated the nation's "No. 1 Food City" by Zagat and named among the "Top Destinations on the Rise" by TripAdvisor. While on set, Richard will point you to various hot spots in and around Pittsburgh.
Donated by: Detour Filmproduction
Details: Travel and lodging not included.
SXSW PLATINUM INSIDER
Hang with the cool kids with your pair of SXSW Platinum Badges and exclusive party invitations. Map out your ideal festival plan with expert guidance from AFS's programming staff. Your SXSW tastemaker experience continues with a dinner at Italic, in the heart of the festival on Sixth Street, where you'll be joined for an unforgettable dinner with industry veterans like Austin film power couple Sandra and Dwight Adair. Academy Award-nominated editor Sandra Adair (BOYHOOD, DAZED AND CONFUSED) will be premiering her film THE SECRET LIFE OF LANCE LETSCHER the following day; Dwight Adair has taught Texan to actors like John Travolta, Debra Winger and Robert Duvall, and directed some of the first Dallas and Dynasty episodes. Your SXSW insider group will be wined by Master Sommelier Craig Collins and dined by chef Andrew Curren.
Donated by: SXSW, Italic
Details: Two SXSW Platinum Badges; Dinner on Sunday, March 12, 2017
More auction items are coming soon, including one-of-a-kind experiences in Dallas and right at home in Austin! Stay tuned.
Date Night Done Right
Tired of long discussions on where to eat on your next night out? Take all the tedious planning out of it and enjoy a romantic evening together with gift certificates from 11 delectable Austin restaurants.
Perla's: Perla’s brings the east coast to South Congress with upscale seafood and a fresh oyster bar.
Clark’s: Clark’s is a small chic West Austin neighborhood spot with a great raw bar, house baked sourdough, fresh fish, lobster rolls, pan roasted hamburgers and tasty libations.
Elizabeth Street Cafe: Boasting sunny dining rooms and a shady garden patio, Elizabeth Street Café is a neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and French bakery in South Austin.
Lambert's: Situated in the heart of bustling 2nd street, Lambert’s serves upscale BBQ and modern Texas cooking.
Jeffrey's: Jeffrey’s is a neighborhood fine dining restaurant featuring dry-aged prime beef and French American classics.
Josephine House: Often offering special events and evenings with guest chefs, Josephine House serves an eclectic daily menu offering the best locally sourced products.
Uchiko: Uchiko offers upscale sushi and small plates in a farmhouse-chic space.
Wink: Wink is a beloved Austin restaurant delivering locally driven cuisine and a chef's tasting menu.
Fixe: Upscale Southern eatery serving grits, biscuits & creative seafood & steak options in chic dining rooms.
Grove: Including vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options, Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen serves up new American fare, crafted with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Perry’s: Chops, seafood, wine and cocktails served in an upscale setting with a lounge and live jazz.
Barley Swine: Cuisine inspired by local farmers featuring a seasonal menu that is always changing.
Look your best on your date with help from the styling professionals at Keith Kristofer Salon, a top ranked Austin hair salon featuring the best in hair cut, hair color and extension services in a friendly professional atmosphere, and Ruiz Salon, an award-winning Aveda certified salon spa offering impeccable service, known for its innovative business practices and strong editorial presence. Gift certificates included.
Brighten up your sweetheart’s day with one floral arrangement per month for a year from Westbank Flower Market.
Travaasa Austin Package
Relax and rejuvenate with this two night stay on the Total Travaasa package. Enjoy activities such as archery, horseback riding, and yoga, or pamper yourself in the spa.
West Texas B&Bs
The next time you’re on your way to Marfa or Big Bend, don’t forget to stop by the desert oasis of Alpine. Relax for 2 nights each in The Historic Bottle House and the Alpine Studio B&Bs. Donation courtesy of Papalote Productions.
Houston Astros Baseball Game
Take me out to the ball game! Enjoy four Field Box tickets to the Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game on April 18, 2017.
Horseshoe Bay Resort Golf Vacation
Enjoy luxurious accommodations for one night for two, with one round of golf per person on any of Horseshoe Bay Resort’s three championship Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf courses.
Discover Greenville, TX
Relax during your stay at the Dairy Manor Bed & Breakfast and enjoy an event at the Texan Theater in Greenville, TX.
Arts & Entertainment
The Thinkery Premier Family Membership
Have fun in the place where science and families play side by side. Enjoy free admission, express member entry, and much more with a one-year Premier Family membership.
Phantom of the Opera Tickets
Courtesy of Motley Crew Media, enjoy two opening night tickets to Phantom of the Opera at Bass Concert Hall.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery Wine Tasting Tickets
Grab three of your friends and go on a tasting tour of this hip urban winery. 21+ only.
Austin Film Society Premiere Membership
Get the most out of the expanded programming at the new and improved AFS Cinema with an AFS Premiere Single Membership.
Austin City Limits Taping Tickets
Grab a friend and sit in on an iconic Austin City Limits taping with indie folk band The Head and the Heart on May 22nd.
Dazed and Confused Signed Poster
Alright, alright, alright! Take home this beautiful Criterion poster of the beloved film, signed by Richard Linklater and the cast!
Live Painting from artist Kristin Freeman
At the 2017 Texas Film Awards, see a work of art come to life right before your eyes! Kristin Freeman will be painting on site and the finished work will be yours to keep.
Signed Gibson Guitar
The party doesn’t stop after the 2017 Texas Film Awards end. Rock out with a Gibson HP-415cex acoustic guitar, signed by the 2017 TFA honorees!
Health & Wellness
Fortitude Strength & Conditioning - Easy is Evil CrossFit Training
Be the best you possible with a Kickstarter program and two months of CrossFit.
Change your body and find your SOUL with a five class pass from SoulCycle.
LOVE Cycling Studio Classes
Empowering you to discover a newfound connection to your body and its ability, the LOVE Starter Kit includes a five class gift card, water bottle, and tote bag.
Austin Dental Spa Mini Makeover
Highlight your beautiful smile with a Zoom! Whitening treatment and Sonicare Diamond Clean system.
Philips Flite Headphones
Unbelievably light and unexpectedly powerful, the new Flite™ headphones range from Philips will have you relaxing with your favorite tunes in style.
A New Look by Under Armour
Under Armour will personalize a new head-to-toe outfit (including shoes and gym bag) that will have you hitting the gym in style.
Pamper yourself with a body treatment from Westlake Endermologie.
Trove Artist Management photoshoot with photographer Tania Quintanilla
Enjoy a private one-hour styled studio photography session with award-winning photographer Tania Quintanilla and celebrity stylists Bianca Castillo and Amber Griffin.
A Behind the Scenes Experience at the Kendra Scott Headquarters
Start the day with a fresh manicure at the Kendra Scott nail salon. Tour the design studio & get a glimpse of the collection design process from start to finish. Make it yours with a visit to the Color BarTM by Kendra Scott, and customize your own piece. Enjoy a day the Kendra Scott way, a once-in-a-lifetime experience filled with jewels, swag and much more!
Lilly Pulitzer Cashmere Wrap
This gold has metallic specks throughout, a tassel border, is 100% cashmere, and will be your favorite layering piece you own.
The Frye Company
The Frye Company, an American leather boot company since 1863, makes shoes, boots, and bags for men, women and kids, all made with the finest quality leathers. Kick your wardrobe up a notch with a gift card.
Consuela is a fashion and lifestyle brand founded in Austin, Texas. Consuela’s mission is to encourage and uplift you on your journey. Take home your very own Consuela handbag to accompany you on all your adventures!