- April 29, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (April 30-May 3, 2015)


FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, April 30, 2015

The Taming of the Shrew at Zilker Hillside Theatre

Come out for art under the stars as the sun sets at Zilker Hillside Theater. This weekend’s performance will be Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The popular play is a comedy believed to have been written in the mid 15th century. Dogs must be on leash and picnics are allowed (no alcohol). FREE, but bring $5 for parking. (Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr., Austin)

’90s Dance Party at Lucky Lounge

Relive your glory days at Lucky Lounge Thursday starting at 7pm with Skyline, 8:30pm with the Vinyl Revival, and 10pm DJ Mighty Fly. FREE. (Lucky Lounge, 209A West 5th, Austin)

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 live music begins with The Nightowls 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)

Wish: A Musical Adventure

Wish is a new musical play that imagines a “Once Upon a Time” America of 100 years ago, a mythical place where the bold scientific discoveries and inventions of the era meet magic, superstition and wonder. Showtimes April 30 at 7:30pm and May 2 at 2pm. Admission is FREE, but arrive early as seats are limited. (F. Loren Winship Drama Building (WIN), Room 2.180, 300 23rd St. E, 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, May 1, 2015

May Day Austin Storytelling at Historic Scoot Inn

The stories can be true, made-up, written down, short, long, sad, happy or somewhere in-between. Everyone has a story, share your own. If you want to, just watch and hear some cool stories. FREE. Sign up to tell your story at 7:30. Show starts 8pm. (Historic Scoot Inn, 1308 East 4th St., Austin)

ArTXplosion : May Edition

Join Mindzai Creative for a night of art and community. Stop by to see a beautiful collection from 5-10 local visual and performing artists. Don’t forget to grab a FREE beer and a custom screen print and check out the newest Mindzai apparel. Beverages provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Bring your own shirt for a FREE screenprint. Free parking at Custom Sounds. (Mindzai Creative, 2001 South Lamar Blvd, St. D, Austin)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pecan Street Festival Spring 2015

FREE two-day juried arts festival that attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds. The festival features live music, food, entertainment, and lots of art! Times are Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-8pm. (Pecan Street Festival, 6th Street, downtown Austin)


Hill Country Galleria is putting on the 8th Annual SpringFest, “The biggest time in the smallest town,” this Saturday from 11am-9pm. Admission to the event is FREE and will include a Boat Expo, Craft BrewHaus, KidZone, and live music. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)

The Grove Music Series at Southpark Meadows

This week’s Southpark After Dark will feature Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band. The FREE concert is from 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)

Sunday, May 3, 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 Keeper. (Uncle Billy’s Brewery, 1530 Barton Springs Rd, 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)