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Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date nights and day events in Austin this week.
Tuesday, February 25 through Monday, March 2
Fat Tuesday – Crawfish Boil Jamboree
Tuesday, February 25 | from 5 to 10 p.m. | Scholtz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard
Hot Crawfish by the pound until it runs out. Charles Thibodeaux & the Austin Cajun Aces playing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. followed by DJ Island Time from 7 to 10 p.m.
Cypress Grill Fat Tuesday Party
Tuesday, February 25 | starting at 5:30 p.m. | Cypress Grill, 4404 West William Cannon
Cypress Grill’s 18th annual Mardi Gras party will feature live music by Jean-Pierre & the Zydeco Angels, a face painter for the kids (and kids at heart), and, of course, beads, beads, and more beads! There will also be specials on Hurricanes and Abita beer for the big kids (21+).
Caring for Cambodia Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 26 | from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Devil May Care, 500 West 6th Street
Join Caring for Cambodia for a happy hour to celebrate our accomplishments and learn more about ways to get involved locally. Together we are building a brighter future for Cambodia–one child at a time! Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is educating a generation of Cambodian children today, to make a difference for Cambodia’s tomorrow. Our schools are safe, modern and technologically equipped. We train teachers, provide tools, and remove barriers to learning. We build Cambodian leadership to guide and sustain these schools so that generations of CFC graduates can reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to their community.
Horror Theater Thursdays
Thursday, February 27 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Asian American Cultural Center, 8401 Cameron Road
Horror isn’t just for Halloween. Enjoy some of the best, worst, or in between horror films that we can find. Films may be themed or in a foreign language with English subtitles. Come into the library and celebrate your general love of horror of all kinds. Film is Tales from the Hood, rated R, 1995. Adults only.
Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at Mean Eyed Cat
Friday, February 28 | Starting at 6 p.m. | Mean Eyed Cat, 1621 West 5th Street
Celebrate The Legend of The Man in Black at Mean Eyed Cat’s Johnny Cash Birthday Bash! The Band in Black will be covering all the greatest hits from 7 to 11 p.m. They’ll have limited edition JCBB t-shirts for sale and beer and liquor specials!
Lotería Game Night!
Friday, February 28 | From 7 to 9 p.m. | Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 East Cesar Chavez Street
Join in for this traditional game of chance while enjoying the newest sour beer release, ¡Limetastico! It’s free to play and you’ll have a chance to win some Blue Owl swag, all while enjoying our sour beers.
Leap Day Social with Swoovy
Saturday, February 29 | from 3 to 6 p.m. | Ellis, 111 Congress Avenue
Make the most of your bonus day: Get out in the community, bring old friends, make some new ones, and get take advantage of this gift of one more day this year. Live music, special drink discounts, astrology, photobooth, and more!
Feel The Collective Vibe
Saturday, February 29 | From 3:30 to 9 p.m. | Austin Public Library, Special Events Center, 1st Floor, 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Home Street Music and Austin Public Library present: FEEL THE COLLECTIVE VIBE – the 2nd annual community awareness concert and workshop event for Home Street Music. These events are free and open to the public, all ages.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Interactive Workshop (Complimentary light refreshments). Live concert, discussion, and interactive workshop led by American Dreamer on the fundamentals of jamming and collaborating in a group setting.
7 to 9 p.m.: Concert entertainment (Cash bar) featuring Thor and Friends · Erin Ivey.
The Austin Flea at Central Machine Works
Sunday, March 1 | from 1 to 5 p.m.| Central Machine Works, 4824 East Cesar Chavez Street
Kick off March with our new friends at Central Machine Works for a SundayFunday Affair! The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more! Entrance to the event is FREE and open to all ages!
Star Bar Texas Independence Day
Monday, March 2 | from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.| Star Bar, 600 West 6th Street
StarBar is big and bright, Deep in the Heart Of Texas! We love Texas just as much as we love Whataburger, H-E-B & Buc-ee’s so we created the ULTIMATE Texas Independence Day Celebration! Head down for for FREE** Whataburger (**while supplies last), HEB Gift Card giveaway, Buc-ee’s Beaver Shots & Lone Star on Special!
Check out the Free Fun Calendar for more date nights and other ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.