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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, January 28 through Monday, February 3
UMLAUF After Dark ($7)
Tuesday, February 4 | from 6 to 8 p.m.| UMLAUF, 605 Azie Morton Road
It’s the first UMLAUF After Dark of 2020! They’ll have live music from Will Taylor and Strings Attached, artwork and handmade goods from the Creative Arts Society, beer from Austin Beerworks, cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, lawn games, and more! Plus, it will be your first chance to get your Garden Party 2020 tickets at a discounted early bird rate! UMLAUF Members: Free. Everyone else: $7.
That Joke’s New! Comedy Open Mic (Halcyon Mueller)
Wednesday, February 5 | from 8 to 9:30 p.m. | Halcyon Mueller, 1905 Aldrich Street, #110
Got jokes? Come make us laugh at this weekly Wednesday open-mic & get featured on showcases presented by Misfits Comedy. Or just come hang out and enjoy the show! Sign-up 7:30 p.m. Show starts 8 p.m. List capped at 20.
HMART and HYPREREAL Film Club Present Crazy Rich Asians
Thursday, February 6 | at 7 p.m. | HMART, 11301 Lakeline Boulevard
CAre you a fan of dinner and a movie? Head to H MART on Thursday, February 6 for a special pop-up screening of the smash-hit global blockbuster, Crazy Rich Asians. Presented in partnership with Hyperreal Film Club, the film will be screened in H MART’s food hall accompanied by a number of critically acclaimed dining deals. A bento box special from Momosushi will be available for attendees to enjoy as well as free Asian snacks to satisfy any movie munchies. Guests looking to imbibe can take advantage of select 99 cent domestic beers and a wide selection of Korean wines. This event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. The event will kick off with food and drink specials starting at 7 p.m. The film will begin promptly at 8 p.m.
Austin: First Friday’s Silent Disco
Friday, February 7 | from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Infinite Monkey Theorem, 702 Shady Lane
Hey Austin: Dry January is finally over! Let’s have a glass of wine and dance the night away to celebrate. Tunes and drinks to have you feeling good in the New Year. DJ DadJokes (Electronic/Dance) and DJ jNilla (Hip-Hop/Rap) are serving up some unstoppable tracks. Never tried Silent Disco? Y’all, this is the perfect time! Arrive EARLY!!! There are a limited amount of headsets and they go quick! Free entry to anyone 21 and up. $10 entry fee for under 21
After Work FriYays!
Friday, February 7 | at 9 p.m. | The Venue ATX, 516 East 6th Street
Come by and get your weekend started right! Free cover all night and take advantage of drink specials. Austin’s own DJ jUZ oNE will be in the mix!
Antonelli’s Cheese 10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, February 8 | from 6 to 9 p.m.| Easy Tiger Linc, 6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road Suite 1100
Happy Anniversary, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop! Join us for a specialty cheese pairing menu while supplies last. Antonelli’s expert cheesemongers have chosen a variety of cheese, all paired with our artisan breads and selections from the bar. Live Music: Travis Green on the Beer Garden stage from 6 to 9 p.m.!
Full Moon Hike (Lockhart)
Saturday, February 8 | from 6 to 7:30 p.m.| Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road, Lockhart
Half the park is after dark! Join a Master Naturalist for a trail walk after dark, and experience the full moon! Wear weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, and insect repellent. Bring a flashlight; red light flashlights are recommended. Be prepared to walk approximately 3/4-mile on easy terrain. No registration required. Meet in the picnic area of the park. If driving from park HQ, pass the pool and take your first right-hand turn into the picnic area parking lot. This program is free with entry to the park. Regular park entrance fees are $3/adult, free for children 12 & under. If our office is closed when you arrive, please use the self-pay station to check in.
Sour Duck Valentine Market
Sunday, February 9 | from 3 to 6 p.m.| Sour Duck Market, 1814 East Martin Luther King Boulevard
Join Sour Duck Market and shop for gifts for your loved one, your lovely self, or even your furry friends. Enjoy happy hour, featuring $3 Texas drafts, $6 draft cocktails, and half-off select menu items. Live music will be rocking and rolling in the background, courtesy of Aubrey Hays Band. Valentine’s Day baked goods from Sour Duck will also be for sale, expect sweetheart cookies with silly sayings!
Sunday, February 9 | from 7 to 9 p.m.| The Highball, 1120 South Lamar Boulevard
#SalsaSunday is HERE!! Your favorite Latin mixtape band is back at the Highball with all your favorites! So mark your calendars and grab your dance shoes because #salsasunday happens every second AND fifth Sunday!
Coloring for Adults
Monday, February 10 | from 6 to 8 p.m.| APL – Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Boulevard
Come to release your stress while enjoying the calming benefits of coloring books. Venga a deshacerse del estrés mientra disfruta de los beneficios relajantes que tiene el colorear.
Check out the Free Fun Calendar for more date nights and other ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.