- May 29, 2018

Free Date Nights in Austin, May 29 – June 4, 2018

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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 ideas in Austin this week.

Tuesday, May 29

Republic Square Free Fitness Class: Circuit Training by Ro Fitness
Tuesday, May 29 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Republic Square will host four weeks of free group classes for National Physical Fitness Month in May. Four local fitness and wellness companies will participate, with each class focusing on a different type of workout including yoga, rowing, barre and strength training. The sessions are open to everyone, and kid-friendly activities will be available during the classes.

Game of Thrones Trivia Night 
Tuesday, May 29 | from 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Manchaca Road Branch Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd.
Get your Game On! With 8 rounds of 8 questions, bring a team of up to 4 members or come alone for question/answer. Light snacks and drinks provided. Prizes awarded to the top three teams including a pack of 4 tickets to the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience happening September 18.

Wednesday, May 30

Avery Brewing Company at Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose
Wednesday, May 30 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose, 11420 Rock Rose Ave.
Test your basketball skills with a pop-a-shot tournament at Lavaca Street Bar Rock Rose and Avery Brewing Company. On May 30, June 13, and June 27, Lavaca’s Rock Rose location will be serving up $5 Go Play IPA and White Rascal’s from 6-8 pm from Avery Brewing Company and giving away prizes to pop-a-shot champions.

Republic Square Free Fitness Classes: Beyond the Barre by barre3
Wednesday, May 30 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Republic Square will host four weeks of free group classes for National Physical Fitness Month in May. Four local fitness and wellness companies will participate, with each class focusing on a different type of workout including yoga, rowing, barre and strength training. The sessions are open to everyone, and kid-friendly activities will be available during the classes.

Artist Talk: Photographer Faustinus Deraet
Wednesday, May 30 | from 7 to 8 p.m. | Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
This Artist Talk ties in with the exhibit Chilango Subconscious, running through June 9.  Chilango Subconscious is about photography in its purest form. Deraet’s street photography is guided without intent but possesses an innate need to process emotions while being in the city in which he grew up. Experience the Deraet’s path as he discusses his work and answers questions in this upcoming Artist Talk.

Thursday, May 31

The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake Opening Event
Thursday, May 31 | at 10:30 a.m. | Hike-and-Bike Trail at Congress Avenue Bridge

The Trail Foundation will celebrate the completion of the much-anticipated $2.5 million Trail Bridge at Congress Avenue on May 31 with remarks from Mayor Steve Adler, Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and TTF Executive Director Heidi Anderson. Following the remarks, there will be photo opportunities with TTF’s new giant 3D Trail Love sign. The event is happening underneath the North side of the Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.

Republic Square Free Fitness Classes: Strength Training by Orangetheory Fitness
Thursday, May 31 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe St.
Republic Square will host four weeks of free group classes for National Physical Fitness Month in May. Four local fitness and wellness companies will participate, with each class focusing on a different type of workout including yoga, rowing, barre and strength training. The sessions are open to everyone, and kid-friendly activities will be available during the classes.

Unplugged at the Grove
Thursday, May 31 | from 8 to 9:30 p.m. | Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.
Join 93.3 KGSR in celebrating 25 YEARS of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! It’s 23 consecutive weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas, with absolutely no cover charge! All ages are welcome to attend.

Friday, June 1

Sunlight, Water and Texas Magic
Friday, June 1 | from 5 to 7 p.m. | Old Bakery & Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave.
Sunlight, Water and Texas Magic brings together three intense artists. Dwight Casey seeks to capture nature’s magic palette. Michael Smith explores the mystical poetry written by sunlight on water. Bob Coffee will honor us with his bronze art of our beloved Texas animals and wildlife. The opening reception for the event is happening on Friday June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m., whilethe exhibit runs through July 3.

Music in the Park (Pflugerville)
Friday, June 1 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville
The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights. There’s no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, pfurry friends, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation.

Movies in the East
Friday, June 1 | at 8 p.m. (dusk) | Easton Park, 7000 Cardinal Bloom Loop
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy Grease under the stars. Concessions will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited. Admission is free. Movie starts at dusk.

Ballet Under the Stars
Friday, June 1 | from 8:30 to 11:45 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr.
Join Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble as they close out the season on June 1 and 2 (rain date June 3).  They will present the annual event Ballet Under the Stars. Beginning just before sundown, this Austin tradition is fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off your summer. Audience will enjoy original works created by the resident artists that span a variety of dance styles. Whether it’s your first time at a dance performance or you are a seasoned patron of the arts, you will be amazed at the talent and creativity of our artists. During intermission the bucket is passed for donations and any amount is graciously accepted. Concessions are available.

Saturday, June 2

Wear Orange Event 
Saturday, June 2 | from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Pan Am Park, 2100 E 3rd St.
Join for a family event as attendees Wear Orange to honor victims and survivors on National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Event will take place around the outdoor stage and will include food trucks, music, speakers, and kids’ activities. FREE! Bring chairs and blankets! Please RSVP to the official event here.

Austin Emergency Center Summer Party
Saturday, June 2 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Austin Emergency Center, 13435 Hwy. 183 N. Ste. 311
Join June 2 at Austin Emergency Center- Anderson Mill to kick off the summer. They will have FREE pizza, snow cones, a rock wall, balloon artists, a princess booth and more!

Ballet Under the Stars
Saturday, June 2 | from 8:30 to 11:45 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr.
Join Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble as they close out the season on June 1 and 2 (rain date June 3).  They will present the annual event Ballet Under the Stars. Beginning just before sundown, this Austin tradition is fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off your summer. Audience will enjoy original works created by the resident artists that span a variety of dance styles. Whether it’s your first time at a dance performance or you are a seasoned patron of the arts, you will be amazed at the talent and creativity of our artists. During intermission the bucket is passed for donations and any amount is graciously accepted. Concessions are available.

Sunday, June 3

Landmarks Public Tour
Sunday, June 3 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Peter Reginato’s Kingfish on Whitis Avenue, between 24th and Dean Keeton Streets in the Walter Cronkite Plaza
The type of color palette an artist chooses can hold strong symbolic meaning. Vibrant colors like red and orange show energy and passion; while cool colors like blue and green are calming and sometimes even meloncholy. Join Landmarks for a docent-led tour and explore how and why artists use color in monumental outdoor sculpture. Free and open to the public. Sunday walking tours commence rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Side Project Sundays
Sunday, June 3 | from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Kitty Cohen’s, 3548, 2211 Webberville Rd.
Side Project Sundays is a free weekly showcase of local, professional musicians introducing their “side projects” to the Austin community.

Monday, June 4

CupCake Bar Trivia
Monday, June 4 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Rain on 4th, 217 W. 4th St.
You’re probably gonna need a martini to recover from the weekend, so grab your friends and join #MartiniMonday and some C. B. T. ! Professor CupCake, PhDD is back with a new overhead projector to bring you CUPCAKE BAR TRIVIA in The Lounge along with your favorite TA (and Happy Hour bartender) Bobby Cook at Rain on 4th every Monday. There are prizes to be won. Remember class starts at 7 p.m. SHARP!

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