Free Date Nights in Austin (April 21-24, 2016)

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Calliope Musicals In-Store Performance at Waterloo Records

Austin’s premier psychedelic folk band, Calliope Musicals, is performing a FREE in-store at Waterloo Records to promote the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Time Owes You Nothing. Best known for their folksy roots with a mix of vibraphone, tribal drums, bass, lead guitar and explosive vocals, their pop-rock show starts at 5pm. (Waterloo Records, 600A North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Unplugged at the Grove: Ian Moore

The week’s featured musician for KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove is Ian Moore, starting at 8pm.  This is one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. All ages welcome and additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop down the street on South Lamar. (Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)

Blanton Museum’s Beat the Rush

Beat the Rush is a series of gallery concerts in which musicians perform in response to the paintings, drawings, and sculptures on display. This month, sound artist Tara Bhattacharya curates a set of contemporary experimental musicians whose work draws on the legacy of techno and electronic music composed in the 1990s. Featuring Kyle Evans and Lucas Dimick; Adam Pacione; JT Whitfield; and Thousand Foot Whale Claw. The FREE event begins at 5:30pm and is followed by a Slow Looking Tour of the museum. (Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin)

Vinyl Me, Please: The Score by The Fugees

It’s a record-of-the-month-club party, with sweet vinyl and themed cocktails! Spinning will be The Score by The Fugees. The party is FREE and runs from 6-9pm. (Cafe 605, 605 Davis Street, Austin)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Blue October In-Store Performance at Waterloo Records

Known for their rabid fan base and history of sold out shows spanning the past 15 years, Blue October will be performing a very special in-store to support their latest release, Sway. This will be a homecoming for the San Marcos-based band as they partner with Shiner Beer and Mix 94.7 to celebrate the release. FREE! (Waterloo Records, 600A North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Levitation and Urban Outfitters present UO LIVE featuring Silver Apples, Alex Maas of the Black Angels, Ringo Deathstarr, and more

Urban Outfitters will be presenting a special Levitation festival-themed musical lineup at Space 24 Twenty from 6pm until midnight. The show includes DJ Al Lover, a light show by The Mustachio, and ticket giveaways for Levitation fest. FREE! (Space 24 Twenty, 2420 Guadalupe Street, Austin)

Nobelity Project Earth Day Bike Party

It’s a block party for Earth lovers and bike lovers! Ping Pong, unicycle races, and live music from John Pointer, Los Aztex, and Joel Guzman help raise money for bikes and books for students in Kenya. The party is FREE and from 5-7pm. (Bicycle Sport Shop, 517 S. Lamar, Austin)

DJ Hexum at Fado Irish Pub

You like to move it, move it? Then, head on over to Fado Irish Pub to hear DJ Hexum spin all your old (and new) dance favorites. The music is FREE and starts at 10pm. (Fado Irish Pub, 214 West 4th Street, Austin)

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Austin Earth Day Festival

Presented by H-E-B and Austin Energy, the Austin Earth Day Festival returns to the Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller from noon – 7pm. There will be 150+ exhibitors, hands on activities for kids and adults, inspiring speakers, and delicious food vendors. Performances by Asleep at the Wheel, Ruby Jane, Sweet Spirit, and Riders against the Storm and more! 2016 will be the biggest Austin Earth Day Festival yet. FREE admission. (The Browning Hangar at Mueller, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin)

Saturday Night Concerts at The Galleria: Guy Forsyth

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with FREE live music, beginning at 7pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater.  This week’s featured artist is Guy Forsyth. Guy arrived in Austin on January 10, 1990, with a guitar, a harmonica, and a rented U-Haul truck. A street-smart entertainer raised on American western standards and musical soundtracks while growing up in Kansas City, MO, he cut his teeth working as a comic stuntman at renaissance faires, passing tip jars from crowd to crowd after each sideshow performance left the room in awe. Bring your blanket to lounge on during the show. Browse the vendors, order to-go food and have it delivered to your spot on the lawn! Check the Facebook event page for weather updates. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)

Texas Community Music Festival 

This annual event features over 70 bands from the Austin area. Genres include Classical/Symphonic, lots of Jazz, Swing, and Dixieland, world music, Bluegrass, Americana, Blues, Funk, Soul, R&B, and even Polka! The festival is FREE! Performances start at 10:30am and continue all day until 9pm. For a full schedule of bands and times, please visit the festival website. (Central Market North, 4001 North Lamar Blvd, Austin)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

SprATX Drink + Draw Sunday Funday

Local artists, live drawing, and trading black books. Bring your sketch book and join in! The event starts at 2pm with FREE entry and parking. There will also be drink specials for all participating artists. (The Golden Goose, 2034 South Lamar Blvd, Austin)

KUTX Live Free Music Series: Nina Diaz

Join KUTX every Sunday from 2-6pm for FREE live music on the outdoor patio at Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que. DJ Mixer Rogers will be playing music from 2-4pm and then local bands will kick things off at 4pm. This week’s featured artist is Nina Diaz. (Uncle Billy’s, 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin)

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