- October 8, 2014

Free Fun in Austin: Date Night Edition (October 9-12, 2014)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fright Night at Jo’s SoCo

Get in the Halloween spirit with a FREE movie at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress. This week’s screening will be the 1987 cult classic The Lost Boys at sunset (7:30ish). Bring a chair and a friend; there will be FREE popcorn for sharing! (Jo’s, 1300 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Texas Lifestyle Magazine Premier Party

Join the celebration as Texas Lifestyle Magazine launches this month. The magazine is on a mission to share The Best of Everything in and around Texas. The party starts at 6pm and is FREE to attend. There will be photos by Shutterbooth, raffles and prizes all night, chef’s selection of passed appetizers, and complimentary swag bags to the first 100 guests. Click here to RSVP. (Punch Bowl Social, 11310 Domain Drive, Austin)

The Dirty River Boys at Whitewater Amphitheater

As part of Whitewater Amphitheater’s Thursday FREE concert series, The Dirty River Boys are paving their own road as they travel it. Known for their passionate performances, they are a testament to the idea that “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Above all is their belief in their music. It motivates them and provides exultation for each member, as well as for the audiences who have become fans by the force field the band creates in live performance. Music starts at 7:15pm. (Whitewater Amphitheater – Biergarten Stage, 11860 Fm 306, New Braunfels, Texas)

A Lyrical Voyage Through The Microbiome

Looking for entertainment that educates? Join a voyage through bacterial discovery as part of this week’s Science Under the Stars lecture series provided FREE by the City of Austin. While this might not be good for the germaphobe in your life, it will be enlightening! Did you know there are more bacterial cells live in the human body than there are stars in this galaxy? Learn more, enjoy FREE refreshments, and take a FREE guided tour of the research fields. Starts at 7:30 and ends 9pm. (Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin)

Variety Block Party at The New Movement

Looking for a fun and unpredictable evening? Check out this “anything-goes open mic” night at The New Movement 9:30-11:30pm. This show is hosted by Terance McDavid and Yousef Roach and features standup, sketch, and performance art (maybe!). You can also take a FREE improv class earlier in the evening, at 6:30pm. Let the FREE fun begin! (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St, Austin)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Brand New Key Friday Night Porch Residency @ in.gredients

Who’s up for “crunchy” organic fun to help end a stressful week on a laid back note? Head on over to in.gredients for Brand New Key. The trio boasts a wonderful folky, bluegrass sound with some porch stomping to boot. The event is 7-9pm and opening for them each week is singer/songwriter duo, Ethan and Jeff. (in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road, Austin)

The O Boys at Nutty Brown Cafe

The weather will be gorgeous this weekend and the drive out to Driftwood is a great way to relax and take in the beautiful Hill Country views. As part of their FREE Concert Series, The O Boys will be playing 7-10pm. Grab your friends and walk down memory lane with all your favorite classic rock covers this Friday night. (Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 West, Austin)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Austin Flea at Opal Divine’s

Always a treat, the Austin Flea will be 11am to 5pm at Opal Divine’s Penn Field. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, glasswork, clothing, artwork, paper goods, textiles and more. Entrance is FREE. (Opal Divine’s, 3601 South Congress, Austin)

Wimberley is exploding with artists, creativity and art galleries. Take it all in by checking out the Gallery Trail when a dozen art galleries are open extended hours (4-7pm) with wine and snacks. Pick up map to the trail at any gallery. A few highlights: Ply! Yarn is participating in the Central Texas Yarn Crawl event. Wimberley Fine Arts Center is Going to the Dogs with professional dog photos and custom dog portraits by any of five painters. (Wimberley Square Trail, 13909 RR 12, Wimberley)

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 The Possum Posse play as part of their weekend concert series. Self-proclaimed as “the greatest band in the world possibly ever”, the honky-tonk and blues band promises to be wildly entertaining. 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)

Johnny P and the Wiseguys at Southpark Meadows

This old school classic jazz and swing band will have you thirsting for a martini and pondering old Sinatra trivia. These guys know how to bring the swagger and there will be plenty of room to dance under the stars. FREE show! (Southpark Meadows, 9300 IH-35 South, 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, October 12, 2014

Free Sundays @ Mexic-Arte

With all the “Day of the Dead” holiday excitement buzzing, this is a great time to visit the Mexic-Arte Museum if you haven’t already. Mexic-Arte is a fine arts museum founded in 1983 by Sylvia Orozco of Cuero, Texas and Pio Pulido of Mexico. The Museum was begun to educate and promote traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art throughout the state of Texas by providing cultural programs. FREE every Sunday! (Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin)

Rich Harney Trio – Sundays at WhipIn

Austin’s favorite first call jazz pianist and most prolific composer, Rich Harney,
takes up a Sunday residency at South Austin’s WhipIn grocery and cafe. In trio with Masumi Jones, Daniel Durham or Richard Mikel trading off on double bass, this promises to be a real swingin’ treat. Music from noon-2pm. (WhipIn, 1950 Interstate Hwy 35 S, 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.