- April 16, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (April 16-19, 2015)


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Unplugged at The Grove

Join KGSR at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. The FREE live music begins with Amy Cook at 8pm. Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. (Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)

Improv Zero

Interested in improv? Want to take a test drive first? Check out Improv Zero, a FREE intro to improv class at The New Movement every Thursday at 6:30pm. (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca, Austin)

Soul Thursdays at the Blackheart

Soul Thursdays at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass. This dynamite duo of bands is reuniting at the Blackheart this Thursday and serving up lots of booty-shaking and feel good soul starting at 9pm. FREE! (The Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Music at The Domain

Don’t miss Music on the Lawn in Domain II each weekend. Music on the Lawn will be located on the new lawn, near iPic Theaters. This Friday, 6-9pm: David Webb. This Saturday, 2– 5pm: Shane Bartell and 6–9pm: Jeremy McBee. This Sunday, 2–5pm: Jimi Lee. FREE! (Domain II near iPic Theaters, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin)

Head for the Hill’s Free Music Fridays

This week’s music artist is a double bill with Band of Heathens and Sour Bridges.  FREE Show from 7-9pm.  (Hill’s Cafe, 4700 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Art @ The Domain

An outdoor event open to the public and admission is FREE! Art @ The Domain is a juried festival, judged by a jury of art professionals. Art Tents will be set up along the streets among the 100 shops and restaurants. FREE and open Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday noon-6pm. (The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin)

End of an Ear Record Day

Opening at 10am, End of an Ear will have all the best Record Day releases. For a complete lineup check here: http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialReleases. At 5pm, Lydia Loveless will be performing outdoors next to Amelia’s. FREE! (End of an Ear, 2209 South First Street, Austin)

Modern Rocks Gallery – The Smiths and Friends

To celebrate their first anniversary, Modern Rocks Gallery brings you a very special evening showcasing the work of photographer Stephen Wright, the man responsible for possibly the most famous image of ’80s icons, The Smiths, taken outside The Salford Lads Club in Manchester for the cover of The Queen Is Dead. The showcase is 7-10pm. FREE, but please RSVP here. (Modern Rocks Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg 3 Unit 103, Austin)

TOMS Planting Class

Come hang out for herb cocktails and planting basics to improve your green thumb. Class starts at 2pm. FREE, but please RSVP to [email protected] (TOMS, 1401 South Congress, Austin)

The Grove Music Series at Southpark Meadows

Southpark After Dark starts this Saturday with Almost Endless Summer, a ’60s beach party themed group. The FREE concert is 7-10pm. Pick up a backstage pass savings card and present it to save at participating Southpark Meadows retailers and eateries.  The card is available at Amy’s Ice Creams, Mama Fu’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Quiznos, Reel Popcorn, Sport Clips and Waterloo Ice House. (Southpark Meadows, IH35 & Slaughter Lane, Austin)

Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with live music and great shopping. The FREE music begins at 7pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater. This week’s guest is Mayeux and Broussard. Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Browse the vendors, order to-go food and have it delivered to your spot on the grassy lawn. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Rd, Bee Cave)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Uncle Billy’s Brewery & BBQ

The Live Vibe Collective and KUTX are back in action and ready to bring you an incredible Spring season of  live music at Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse & Brewery. FREE every Sunday from 2-6pm. This week’s artist is Water & Rust. (Uncle Billy’s Brewery,  1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)

2015 Spring Electro Cirque-Us

Austin Electro Cirque-Us is a skill sharing space with incredible BASS. They bring the sound and lights and circus toys and you bring your playfulness. ALL Circus Arts welcome! Juggling, Hooping, Acrobatics, Poi, Stilts, Diablo, Unicycle, Slack Line, Etc. The FREE fun is from 1-10pm. (Zilker Park Polo Tables, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin)

Impromp-TWO: A Casual Improv Duo Night

Impromp-Two is a casual evening of improv performance featuring the duo Cascade with a different top-notch guest duo every week starting at 7pm. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting like a hidden jazz lounge where the musicians play just for the buzz of it. Plus, the admission is FREE with a free glass of wine to the first ten people who come through the door and stay for the show. You can purchase guaranteed seats for $1 here. (Institution Theatre, 3708 Woodbury, Austin)