Free Date Nights in Austin (June 11-14, 2015)

FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, June 11, 2015

Quiet Company Video Shoot in Austin

Quiet Company is shooting a live video for their song “Seven Hells” at the North Door, with the help of the Good Music Club. They need as many people out there as possible to jump around and dance, so they can make an awesome video! FREE and all ages. Doors at 8 p.m.; video shoot starts at 10 p.m. The band will play a full set as well. (North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin)

Crafts and Cocktails at TOMS with Jen Perkins

Join Jen Perkins, TOMS, and Darice, for Crafts and Cocktails at 7 p.m. Crafters will be supplied with everything they need to make their own dreamcatcher – doilies, feathers, paint, yarn, embroidery hoops and more. If you have your own, feel free to bring it too. BYO scissors is also a plus! Cocktails will be provided by Dripping Springs Vodka. This is an amazingly fun and FREE event, just be sure to RSVP here or at the TOMS store sign-up sheet, and tip your bartenders. (TOMS, 1401 South Congress, Austin)

Dale Watson at Waterloo Records

In-store performance of Dale Watson at Waterloo Records, starting at 5 p.m. Dale is celebrating his latest release, Call Me Insane, recorded in Austin with award-winning producer Lloyd Maines. (Waterloo Records, 600A North Lamar, Austin)

Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: Henry the Fourth Part One

Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars! Something for Nothing Theater (S4N) returns to Ramsey Park with William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth Part One. Henry the Fourth will be performed with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the rich language of Shakespeare. Performed by a cast of 12 actors, most portraying multiple roles, Henry the Fourth is FREE and starts at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. (Ramsey Park Picnic Pavilion, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin)

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 The Oh Hellos at 8 p.m. 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)

Improv Zero

Interested in improv? Want to take a test drive first? Check out Improv Zero, a FREE intro to improv class at The New Movement every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca, Austin)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dazed and Confused at South Shore District Friday Night Films

South Shore District, in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse, is excited to announce the return of FREE Friday Night Films at South Shore District. The 90s-themed movie series will take place at 8 p.m. on the lawn at South Shore District. There will also be different food trailers at each film, including Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ice, and Chi’Lantro, with food available for purchase. (South Shore District, 1333 Shore District Dr., Austin)

Saturday, June 13, 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 10 a.m. on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center. (805 N Capital Of Texas Hwy, Austin)

“Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” exhibit opens at the LBJ Presidential Library

The “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” exhibit is coming to Austin and the LBJ Presidential Library is celebrating with a FREE day-long party, featuring live music from The Beatles cover band The Eggmen. The exhibit is a celebration of the fascination America has had with “Beatlemania” and the four lads from Liverpool during the past fifty years. Opens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and will last until 5:00 p.m. This is the first time the traveling exhibit has been housed in Austin. (LBJ Presidential Library, 2313 Red River Street Austin)

MOOJO Ice Cream Grand Opening

Join the MOOJO Grand Opening 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. for FREE ice cream sandwiches! Limit of one sandwich per customer, while supplies last. (MOOJO, 2322 Guadalupe Street Austin)

The Grove Music Series at Southpark Meadows

This week’s Southpark After Dark will feature ZZ Rocks, a ZZ Top tribute band. The FREE concert is from 7-10 p.m. Pick up a backstage pass savings card and present it to save at participating Southpark Meadows retailers and eateries.  The card is available at Amy’s Ice Creams, Mama Fu’s, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Quiznos, Reel Popcorn, Sport Clips and Waterloo Ice House. Check Facebook for updates. (Southpark Meadows, IH35 & Slaughter Lane, Austin)

Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with live music and great shopping. The FREE music begins at 7 p.m. in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater. This week’s guest is Parker McCollum. Bring a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Browse the vendors, order to-go food and have it delivered to your spot on the grassy lawn. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Rd, Bee Cave)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

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 Woodwinds section will play at 7:30 p.m. Free Parking is available at One Texas Center located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st St. (Long Center, 701 W Riverside, Austin)