- January 28, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (Jan 29 – Feb 1)


Thursday, January 29

Austin’s own T. Bird & The Breaks are celebrating the release of their third album, HARMONIZM, with an in-store event at Waterloo Records at 5pm. KUTX premiered the first single from the album, “Justine” which led to a sold out residency at C-Boys Heart & Soul this past September. If you missed them then, here’s your chance to catch a show before they leave on tour! (Waterloo Records, 600A North Lamar, Austin)

Little Brave and Friends at Buzz Mill

Singer, songwriter, and artist, Little Brave will be warming the crowd from 8-10pm at Buzz Mill. Her eclectic, folk-rock sound is perfect for relaxing with a hot toddy and unwinding from the chaos of the week. The show is FREE! (Buzz Mill, 1505 Town Creek Drive, 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. (The Blackheart, 86 Rainey Street, Austin)

Friday, January 30

Deep Eddy will be showcasing live music, food trucks, and drink specials the last weekend of each month. This Friday, Dawn and Hawkes will take the stage at 4pm. This male and female singer-songwriter duo met on the dance floor and have been making music together ever since. (Deep Eddy Distillery, 2250 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs)

Spring Season Opening Reception 

Join a night of celebration at the debut of “Inquiry: Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition / Assembly / Collection / Assortment.” From 6-8pm, viewers/listeners/ readers will be provided with insight and new avenues for accessing the work of the UT Department of Art and Art History’s renowned and diverse faculty. (Visual Arts Center UT Campus, Art Building, 23rd & San Jacinto Streets, Austin)

Mayeaux and Broussard headline Hill’s Cafe this Friday. This country, blues, and Americana band is one of Austin’s own and frequently opens for the great Ray Benson. FREE music from 7-9pm. (Hill’s Cafe, 4700 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Gallery Opening Reception at the MACC 

The upcoming exhibit at the Mexican American Cultural Center will feature works from artists Jaime Arredondo, a New York resident, and Paul Del Bosque of Austin, Texas. Arredondo’s paintings will hang in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery. Bosque’s 19 charcoal drawings entitled “Estos Little Saint Cards” will be in the Community Gallery. Food and refreshments will be served at this FREE reception, from 7-9pm. (ESB-MACC, 600 River St, Austin)

Saturday, January 31

Grand Opening of Deep Eddy’s “Live at the Distillery”

Beginning in 2015, Deep Eddy is showcasing live music, food trucks, and drink specials the last weekend of each month. This Saturday, jazz grass band Milk Drive Trio will take the stage at 3pm. (Deep Eddy Distillery, 2250 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs)

7th Annual FREE Day of Dance

Celebrating its 7th year, Austin’s Free Day of Dance offers free dance classes all over the city and surrounding areas. Whether you’re interested in learning two-step with your partner, finally trying out bellydancing, or taking a class with girlfriends- there’s something for everyone! Classes run from 10am – 10pm and more info can be found here. (Citywide)

Drawing Salon at Elisabet Ney

Embrace your inner artist this month and join in the drawing fun at Elisabet Ney! Using the Museum’s sculptural works as inspiration, participants will develop observational and conceptual skills through unique drawing exercises. The Museum will provide all required materials, and trained staff members will offer constructive advice and guidance. Participation is FREE each Saturday this month from 10am – 12pm. (Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th Street, Austin)

SURE THING Comedy Show

SURE THING comedy show at the original Austin Java starts at 8pm. Various comedians are performing and the show is hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. These events have been filling up quickly so be sure to get there early! Doors open at 7:30pm. FREE! (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Sunday, February 1

Super Bowl Sunday at Gourdough’s

Catch the big game for FREE at Gourdough’s with 6 TVs indoors, 8 TVs in the outdoor Biergarten, a 9×11 projection screen, a FREE round of wings (per table), drink specials, and more! Event at both locations, South Lamar and West 5th Street. (Gourdough’s, 2700 South Lamar & 209 West 5th Street, Austin)

Dupree at The Continental Club Gallery

The late show heats up at 10:30pm with Dupree, a swinging rock band with roots in swing, blues, ’50s rock, and a little country. FREE! (The Continental Club Gallery, 1313A S. Congress Ave, Austin)

Heather Schuck is the CEO of the children’s lifestyle brand, Glamajama. When she’s not scheming “glama” world domination or mentoring young designers, you can find her in her front yard chasing her three children with a garden hose. Connect with her at glamaLIFE or on Facebook.