- July 9, 2015

Free Date Nights in Austin (July 9-12, 2015)


FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, July 9, 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. The live music begins with Jonathan Tyler 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)

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 8pm, come see comedy the way it was meant to be seen! (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)

Movies in the Park: 180 Degrees South

Movies in the Park is a series of FREE films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation and presented by Alamo Drafthouse. Austin residents and visitors can bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. This Thursday’s showing will be 180 Degrees South, at 9pm. (Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe Street, Austin)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Music Under the Stars Featuring Brownout with Sweet Spirit

In celebration of ten years of the Fun Fun Fun Fest, the festival team collaborated with the Bullock Museum to curate the music series lineup featuring popular Texas artists for this annual summer event series. For three Friday nights in July, the museum’s Lone Star Plaza will host these FREE shows, and all are welcome to enjoy live music in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. This Friday at 6pm, enjoy music by Brownout with Sweet Spirit.  Free parking in the Museum garage starting at 5pm. (Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, 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, from July 10 to 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, July 11, 2015

Wild Basin’s Second Saturday Guided Hike

Wild Basin’s guided hike is a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Enjoy a 2-hour guided hike with seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. Guided hike begins at 9am on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center. (805 N Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin)

QUESOFF V at The Mohawk

Come celebrate the five-year anniversary of Quesoff at The Mohawk, on Saturday, July 11th from 2 to 5pm. Try many varieties of queso: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie, Wild Card, and Guac. The event is FREE, but it’s $5 for a bag of chips! (The Mohawk, 912 Red River St, Austin)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Indian Roller’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Porky’s & National Lampoon’s Animal House

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 Porky’sNational Lampoon’s Animal House. (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 Brass 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)