- November 4, 2016

Free Date Nights in Austin: November 3-6, 2016


Free date nights this weekend include live music under the stars, craft shows to check out for holiday inspiration, and a pumpkin tossing party that should be a “smashing” good time!

Free Things to do in Austin at Night

Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 Austin Beer Week Discussion Panel: What is Hoppy?

Love beer? Enjoy a FREE discussion panel with some of Austin’s most prominent hop wizards! The focus will be on – you guessed it – HOPS! Topics will range from hop sourcing to hopping techniques with a focus on what the future holds for hoppy beers (as well as just what the hell the word “hoppy” really means). The discussion starts at 7:00 p.m. Come early to sample some special hoppy offerings from each of the participating breweries, including some special collaborative efforts with the Craft Pride staff! (Craft Pride, 61 Rainey Street, Austin)

Radio Soul Disco Dance Party ft. CJ Edwards & The Funk Fellowship

Need to cut loose and shake free from the work week drama? Head out to Radio for booty shakin’ good times with CJ Edwards and The Funk Fellowship. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is FREE. (Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin)

First Thursday at South Congress Cafe

Last hurrah! Join South Congress Hotel for their final FREE First Thursday party of the year 6 – 10 p.m. They’ll send 2016 off with music from The Bad Invaders and DJ Dan Gentile, photos in VW bus-turned-photobooth Vannagram & Co, drink specials, free valet & more. (South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Friday, November 4, 2016


Team Austin invites you to the Takeaway Party! Join for a night of live music, free drinks/snacks (while supplies last), raffles, a photo booth, tons of giveaways, and an all around awesome time! The event starts at 6 p.m. and features performances by Riders Against the Storm and Mobley. This event is a great way to increase community connectivity and promote Austin’s unique business culture. The event is FREE, but please consider making a donation to the Foundation when you RSVP. (The Gatsby, 708 East 6th Street, Austin)

Alejandro Escovedo In-Store at Waterloo Records

Renowned singer songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is set to deliver his new album with a FREE in-store performance at Waterloo from 5 – 6:30 p.m on Friday. Come celebrate his brand new album, Burn Something Beautiful, release on Fantasy Records. (Waterloo Records, 600 North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Open Mic Comedy Night at Cenote

Comedy Round Up Weekly comedy open mic every Friday at Cenote! This FREE comedy show is hosted by Montgomery Wayne and Tiffany Stepp. If you’d like to test your comedic skills, the open mic sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. (Cenote, 1010 East Cesar Chavez, Austin)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Hip Hop Lounge at Exploded Records Juiceland

This will be a monthly event happening the first Saturday of each month. A first of its kind in Austin, expect great local hip hop producers showcasing their music along with a very laid back atmosphere. This FREE show starts at 7 p.m. (Exploded Records at Juiceland, 4500 Duval Street, Austin)

Band Books: Libraries Rock w/ Yuyi Morales & R.L. Stine

Get ready to shake, rattle, and read with Austin’s very own ALL-LIBRARIAN band, Echo and the Bats, award-winning author Yuyi Morales, and the master of suspense, R.L. Stine! Join the Texas Library Association and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for an all-ages show that brings reading and rocking to center stage. This FREE event is from 7 – 8 p.m. and is a part of Lit Crawl Austin which takes place this Saturday, November 5th. (Austin Public Library Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez Street, Austin)

Austin Uptown Dance FREE Dance Class

Everyone welcome! Bring Your Friends! Beginner Classes Only: Two Step at 3:00 p.m., Swing at 3:30 p.m., Salsa at 4:00 p.m., Open Dancing at 4:30 p.m. Everything is absolutely FREE! They rotate partners in class, so no need to bring your own. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the class you’d like to attend to fill out the proper waiver and get to your class. (Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research Blvd, Austin)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

First Sunday at Bob Bullock Museum

Join the Bullock for a celebration to kick off American Indian Heritage Month complete with dancing, drumming, and hands-on activities for all ages. Enjoy FREE exhibition admission from 12 – 5 p.m. Special family programs from 12 – 3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities. (Bob Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin)

1st Sunday Artists Roadshow

Stop by Hops and Grain at 12 – 4 p.m. for a FREE art show featuring local painters, jewelry makers, soap makers, and so much more. It’ll be a beautiful day to show your appreciation for local Austin artists. Make it out and get some gifts, since the holidays are right around the corner! (Hops & Grain Brewery, 507 Calles Street, Austin)

1st Annual Pumpkin Smashing Party

Bring your old, rotting pumpkins and group smash them with the good folks at The Whip In. They’ll also have about 30 pumpkins to smash in their front lot. They will be photographing it and are dreaming of a slow mo shot of a bunch of folks smashing pumpkins all at once! Join the fun on Sunday from 6 – 7 p.m. (Whip In, 1950 S IH 35, Austin)