- November 6, 2014

Free Fun in Austin: Date Night Edition (November 6-9, 2014)


Thursday, November 6, 2014

75 Years of Batman at Mondo Gallery

Boof! BAM! KaPOW! Mondo Gallery celebrates 75 years of Batman with an epic gallery event. The show will chronicle the caped crusader and his arch-rivals in a variety of mediums including comics, the 1960s TV series, animated series, and the Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan films. Dozens of artists will also be there showcasing their best Batman tributes. Gallery open Thursday to Saturday from 12-6pm. (Mondo Gallery, 41115 Guadalupe Street, Austin)

Preview Screening of Austin Episode of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

The Sonic Highways series documents the eight-city recording journey for the band’s latest, Sonic Highways release. The Austin episode will air Friday at 10pm on HBO, but End of an Ear is presenting a special preview screening Thursday at 8pm. To attend, email your RSVP to [email protected], including your full name and the name of your guest. Attendance is limited and Dave Grohl himself will be there as part of a special Q&A session. (The Basement, 422 West 5th Street, Austin)

Soul Thursdays at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass

This dynamite duo of bands is still rocking their residency at the Blackheart every Thursday by serving up lots of booty-shaking and feel good soul. These acts are high energy with talented frontmen who don’t disappoint. Show starts at 9:30pm. FREE! (The Blackheart, 86 Rainey, Austin)

The Free Fringe at the Hideout Theatre

Looking for crazy, random, free-for-all fun? Stop by the Hideout Theatre for their weekly FREE Fringe improv show. Starts at 10pm and no one knows what will happen when the performers take the stage… not even the performers! Improv at its finest. Reserve tickets in advance to guarantee a spot. (Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave, Austin)

FREE Improv Class at The New Movement

Want to break out of your comfort zone and live a little? The New Movement is hosting a FREE improv class from 6:30-7:15pm. Their witty instructors will give you a quick rundown of what makes their classes so awesome and you’ll learn a few exercises to get you started. Ready, set, let the FREE fun begin! (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St, Austin)

Friday, November 7, 2014

OPEN Canopy

FREE monthly open house at the Open Canopy creative arts complex. The studios and galleries invite the public to come out and enjoy their current exhibitions, studio work, and learn more about Austin’s local art scene. The galleries will be open Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 12-6pm. (Canopy Art Complex, 916 Springdale Road, Austin)

Micklethwait Craft Meats and Hungry Todd Rungy at the Yellow Jacket

Come out and party with Micklethwait and Hungry Todd as they celebrate their appearance on the Cooking Channel’s foodie show Eat Street. There will be FREE Micklethwait appetizers with every drink purchase. After the episode airs at 7pm, Hungry Todd will compete in a sausage eating contest with on hand craft meat specialists. (Yellow Jacket Social Club, 1704 E 5th St, Austin)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Wild Basin Guided Hikes

Want to enjoy the fall weather and learn a thing or two about our native Hill Country surroundings? Join naturalist John Barr for a guided hike through the Wild Basin. The hike is 10am-12pm and begins at the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center. Register here. (Wild Basin, 805 North Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin)

Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria

Enjoy the cooler weather this weekend and head out to the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave to catch a performance by Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars.  The band includes Bryan Paugh on fiddle, Mike Singer on banjo, Kenny Williams on Doghouse Bass, and Tessy Lou Williams on sweet vocals and guitar. She was born to sing the songs that tell the story of life lived in the west. You’re welcome to bring a blanket, chairs, and food will be available nearby. Saturday, from 7-9pm. FREE! (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Galleria Blvd, Bee Cave) 

Black Light Party at Stompin’ Grounds South

FREE show with Lost in a World of Color and Stamper spinning the hits under the black lights. Show is 8-11pm and come ready to dance and glow the night away. (Stompin’ Grounds South, 3801 South Congress, Austin)

SURE THING Comedy Show

SURE THING comedy show at the original Austin Java, 8pm. Headliners include performers seen on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Letterman, and more, as well as the city’s best comics on the rise, plus special out-of-town guests. 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, November 9, 2014

KUTX Austin FREE MUSIC SERIES at Uncle Billy’s Brewery & BBQ 

Sunday music series from 2-6pm, with DJ Mixer Rogers spinning and live music by Sip Sip at 4pm. The band is part old school hip-hop and neo-soul with a dash of electronic funk. Promises to be a good time! RSVP for FREE tickets. (Uncle Billy’s Brewery, 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin)

Tyler Florence- Inside the Test Kitchen at BookPeople

Celebrity chef Tyler Florence will be introducing his new book, Inside the Test Kitchen, with a talk and book signing at BookPeople from 1-2pm. You’re invited to join him as he “perfects, simplifies, and totally re-invents your favorite dishes in surprising spectacular ways.” The talk is FREE, but you need to purchase a book to get a free ticket to participate in the book signing. (BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Jon Dee Graham and Dupree at Continental Club

Jon Dee Graham and the Fighting Cocks rock their 17 year residency at the Continental Club with this FREE show at 8:30pm. At 10:30 things heat up with Dupree, a swinging rock band with roots in swing, blues, ’50s rock, and a little country. (Continental Club, 1315 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.