- August 18, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (August 20-23)


FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, August 20, 2015

Robots in Rowboats: Tales of Heartbreak and Hope

New FREE art opening with works by Lauren Briere from 6-9pm. With her trusty robots in tow, artist Lauren Briere’s latest chapter “Tales of Heartbreak and Hope” explores the innocence of first experiences and the sweet and sad emotional response we have when we reflect on them. (Austin Art Garage, 2200 South Lamar, Austin)

Open Mic at Brass House

FREE show hosted by Omarr Wake. Come out and see Austin’s up and coming musicians try out for gigs at one of the best jazz joints in town. The sign-ups to perform start at 7pm and the show is 8pm-12am. Read more about jazzing up your date night at Brass House here. (Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin)

Unplugged at The Grove: Suzanna Choffel

Join KGSR at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. This week’s live music is Suzanna Choffel and begins 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)

The Free Fringe at The Hideout

Austin’s improv scene is bursting with creativity. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. There are hundreds of performers, and every single one of them is prone to saying things like, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea.” This is where those dreams go, not to die, but to live gloriously on the stage for one night only at the FREE Fringe. See what the buzz is about, starting at 10pm. Expect the unexpected! (The Hideout, 617 Congress Ave, Austin)

Friday, August 21, 2015

Jitterbug Vipers at C Boys Heart & Soul

The Jitterbug Vipers specialize in a beloved cult jazz offshoot called “viper jazz,” a screeching U-Turn back to the party where jazz music packed the dance floor and dazzled the audience with brilliant streams of improvisatory musicianship. This musical heritage pulls from the cherished musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and Slim Galliard. Show is FREE and starts at 6:30pm. (C Boys Heart & Soul, 2008 South Congress, Austin)

Comedy RoundUP at Cenote

Weekly comedy open mic every Friday from 8-10pm. Sign-up is FREE and starts at 7:30pm. Hosted by Montgomery Wayne and Tiffany Stepp. (Cenote, 1010 East Cesar Chavez, Austin)

FREE Dance Lessons at The Iron Cactus North

Bring your dancing shoes to the Iron Cactus North location for FREE Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba lessons taught by Tony Mogadam of Dance U2. The fun begins at 8pm and lasts until 1am. (The Iron Cactus North, 10001 Stonelake Blvd, Austin)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

FREE Country Dance Lessons at Dallas Nightclub

Grab your boots and head on over to Dallas Nightclub for FREE country dance lessons from 7:30-8:30pm. After the class, stick around for all the top country hits so you can test out your new moves! (Dallas Nightclub, 7113 Burnet Rd, Austin)


SURE THING Comedy at Austin Java Parkway

Founded in 2012, SURE THING has grown to become Austin’s most popular and acclaimed stand-up showcase. Every week, Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady present the best of the best of Austin’s vibrant comedy scene, and play host to some of the best visiting comedians in the country. This FREE show starts at 8 (doors 7:30) and this week’s featured comedians are Barry Rothbart (Conan, Comedy Central) with Danny Solomon, Maggie Maye, and Danny Palumbo. (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Indian Roller’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Labyrinth and Dark Crystal 

Celebrate summer every Sunday night with your favorite ’80s movies! This outdoor movie event is FREE, adults/21+ only, and starts at 9pm. Feel free to bring bug spray, blankets, and well-behaved dogs on a leash. This Sunday’s feature is Labyrinth and Dark Crystal (Indian Roller, 10006 Manchaca Rd, Austin)

FREE Dance Lessons at The Oasis with The Brew

There will be FREE live Salsa music by Austin favorite The Brew from 7:30-10:30pm, and FREE dance lessons by Dance U2 from 8:30-9:00pm during the band’s break time. If you’ve ever wanted to try Salsa, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Rumba, or Kizomba, here’s your chance! (The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail, Austin)

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”

The Hartman Foundation FREE “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, bring the community together, just as similar events did in town centers years ago. This Sunday, for the final concert of summer, we’ll hear Big Band music at 7:30pm. FREE Parking is available at One Texas Center located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st St. (Long Center, 701 W Riverside, Austin)