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social gathering

The Austin Blind Cafe Experience

social gathering

The Austin Blind Cafe Experience

14 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 90 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
social gathering

The Austin Blind Cafe Experience

social gathering

The Austin Blind Cafe Experience

14 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 90 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Welcome to The Austin Blind Cafe Experience, an award winning positive social impact evening! Please sign your liability waiver in order to participate in this experience at theblindcafe.com/liabilitywaver In this experience, you will be challenged to socially engage as you break bread with strangers, participate in a discussion with our legally Blind Ambassadors, and experience an intimate music in the dark showcase. There will be no distraction of your visual conditioning, social etiquette, or cell phones. The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness. Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience music and community in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, and no distinction between the sighted and the blind. Please be advised that you will be in 100% darkness for about 1.5 - 2 hours. 100% darkness means you won't be able to see your hand in front of your face and it can be very easy to become disorientated. But don't be discouraged! We’re excited to share this most moving and powerful experience in the dark with you.

Your host

Learn more about Rosh

Rosh

Rosh, an American singer-songwriter, attended a dark cafe in Reykjavik, Iceland while on tour in 2007. After engaging socially in the dark, he designed an intimate music listening and dinner experience in 100% darkness, music performed by his band Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra. In 2010, Rosh met Rick Hammond, a blind poet and Richie Flores, a blind singer-songwriter and invited them to contribute a blind awareness Q&A to the program. And so the social impact Q&A with legally blind staff completed The Blind Cafe Experience.

About the organisation

The Blind Cafe

The Blind Cafe is a social impact organization that uses concept of social engagement in 100% darkness to create innovative and imaginative pop-up experiences that profoundly impact people's social perspective. We're sponsored under the 501(c)3 of the Boulder County Arts Alliance, which is dedicated to providing professional development to the arts community through its programming and services.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The Blind Cafe.

What's included

Food
A fixed mystery menu. A Dark Chocolate Tasting You'll break bread over a family style menu, all gluten-free and vegan. A Dark…
Drinks
Kombucha & other non-alcoholic drinks
Equipment
100% Pure Darkness! We'll provide you with a 100% pitch dark experience. It takes us up to 1.5 days to set up the room. We…

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Where you'll be

We’ll visit a unique venue disappearing into the darkness from a spacious and sparkling perspective of beautiful Austin. You'll be welcomed by your host in a low lighted candlelit entrance area embraced by a dark chocolate tasting, & local Kombucha, and little guide dog puppies in training as you are prepped for your 100% darkness experience!

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 90 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Blind Cafe Experience Safety Guidelines & Agreements Agreement 1. Participate In Our Safety Guidelines We’ll be dining in 100% darkness, and seated the whole time. However, it’s easy to become disoriented…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please be advised we will be in 100% darkness. It is very easy to become disoriented. You will be in close proximity to other people’s space. Please be respectful and use your voice when needed.

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Rosh
The Austin Blind Cafe Experience
14 reviews
From ₹6,228/person
14 reviews
From ₹6,228/person