The event coordinators have taken every step to make sure that Warhol's spirit is present. Massive Beacon will transform the Mohawk’s upstairs patio into an immersive environment with throwback decor, a photo booth by Trevor Ray Thompson, and live stop-motion animation at a booth called The Edge of Imagination Station, created by one of the most unique San Marcos-based inventors of recent years, Johnny Villarreal.
In true factory-party form there will be a live screen-printing set up, manned by Austin’s arts enthusiast Twin Villain, in association with (th)ink Tank. They will have apparel for sale and printing on-site but partygoers can also have their own clothes printed on during the show.
And of course there will be tripped-out performances from local psyche-rockers Ringo Deathstarr, Hatchet Wound, Politics, and Prayer For Animals, and a DJ set from the perennially fashionable Team Fabrication.
There will even be a factory-person look-a-like contest with a grip of prizes from our sponsors, judged by local socialite Richard Gonzalez (me!) of the blog Ultra8201.
And partygoers can eat like Manhattanites, with free sausage bites and veggie treats from Frank, Austin's premier venue for cold beer and artisan sausage. Those provisions will last until 10:30 (so get there early!), but Massive Beacon will leave the first 250 people through the door with something to take home: $10 gift cards for Frank’s hot dogs.
To top it all off, the Mohawk will be adorned with the trimmings of Warhol's legendary shindigs: red and silver balloons and stacks of reproduced Brillo boxes.
The party starts at 9 and is $7 with an RSVP on Do512 or $10 at the door.
Andy Warhol's Birthday Party is sponsored by Frank Hot Dogs, Ultra8201, Birds Barbershop, and KVRX 91.7 FM, and is presented by Massive Beacon.