- July 29, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (Jul 30 – Aug 2, 2015)

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

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. This week’s live music is Tinnarose 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 Lucky Strikes at Central Market North Lamar

Come out to Central Market North Lamar for a swinging good time with The Lucky Strikes from 6:30-9pm. They’ll have the place jazzed up with their Neo-Lounge hits. (Central Market North Lamar, 4001 North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

The Hot Pursuits at Central Market Westgate

Bring your dancing shoes out to Central Market Westgate for The Hot Pursuits this Thursday from 6:30-9pm. This high energy band promises to entertain! (Central Market Westgate, 4477 South Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Lights up! Talent Showcase at The New Movement

Lights Up! is a weekly improv show that features TNM’s newest, baddest, freshest student troupes! Starting at 7pm, come see comedy the way it was meant to be seen. FREE! (P.S. It’s also BYOB.) (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca, 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, July 31, 2015

Billy Harvey FREE In-store Performance at Waterloo

Immensely talented music producer, musician, and actor Billy Harvey will be performing a FREE in-store set at Waterloo Records from 5-6pm this Friday. Stop by and hear music from his new album, Dear Danger. Refreshments provided by Shiner. (Waterloo Records, 600 A North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Zilker Summer Musical: Hairspray

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. See it for FREE Thursday to Sunday evenings at 8:15pm, through August 15. Bring $5 to park in Zilker Park. (Zilker Hillside Theater, 2463 Andrew Zilker Rd, 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 1, 2015

5th Annual Austin Pet Expo

This annual FREE event is all about the pooches! Head to the Expo this weekend for FREE nail trims, plus discounted vaccinations, microchipping, and more. There will be adoptions and fabulous prize giveaways for both the two-legged and four-legged! If you are a pet lover, this is a can’t miss event! Open Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm, and well-behaved pets are welcome! (Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs 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 Josh Johnson, Ralph Hardesty, Christina Parrish, and Pat Sirois. (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

2015 Annual Splash Mob

Bring your squirt guns, all filled up! Bring water balloons, a water cannon, laser-seeking water grenades, or whatever you’ve got! It’s going to be awesome all over again. Note: this is all about GOOD spirited fun- no shooting unarmed people! Starts at 2:30pm at the corner of 6th and Trinity. (Splash Mob, 6th & Trinity, Austin)

Indian Roller’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series: The Three Amigos and Blazing Saddles

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 The Three Amigos and Blazing Saddles. (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, the Strings section will play 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)

Meatballs featured at Easy Tiger

As part of their FREE summer film series, this week’s feature includes the inimitable Bill Murray in the zany cult classic, Meatballs. Discounted drinks & food specials all night! Movie starts at 9pm. (Easy Tiger, 709 E. Sixth Street, Austin)