FREE Date Nights in Austin has the grand opening party of Upstairs at Caroline with killer views of downtown, a screening of Men in Black at Community First! Village, and the Beer Soaked music bash at the Mohawk this weekend.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Drink up and play on at Upstairs at Caroline, a new backyard party overlooking Congress on 7th Street. Featuring a full bar with draft cocktails and adult snow cones, a taco cart, flat-screen TVs with 24/7 ChiveTV, and games like corn hole, Foosball, and shuffleboard – every hour is happy hour. To kick things off, they’re throwing a 5-day music series with lots of Austin favorites. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. View the full line-up here. FREE but RSVP to guarantee your spot. Upstairs at Caroline, 621 Congress Ave, Ste 201, Austin.
Nestled somewhere between the beauty of love and the turmoil of chaos comes the unique sound from Texas artists and long-time co-collaborators, AJ Vallejo and Kendall Beard. The powerful songwriting duo came together to create something new with an undeniable chemistry that carries over into each and every song. Like love and chaos, Kendall and AJ bring different styles to the table and somehow manage to consistently find middle ground as they create beautiful music together. See them play for FREE starting at 6:30 p.m. Saxon Pub, 1320 S Lamar Blvd, Austin.
Presented by 93.3 KGSR, enjoy FREE live music for 24 consecutive weeks at the iconic Shady Grove for one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. There’s still no cover charge for the best music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin. This week’s much-loved Unplugged at The Grove will feature Nakia and the Blues Grifters at 8:00 p.m. Parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S Lamar Blvd. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Think you know it all when it comes to music? Join Quizmaster Nick for Music Bingo in the taproom at Blue Owl Brewing. You’ve played trivia. You’ve played bingo. Now, for the first time they’re being put together for trivia bingo. Who needs boring numbers? These bingo cards will have pictures of album covers, and instead of calling numbers the MC will be playing audio clips. Get five in a row, win a prize! Blue Owl Brewing has some delicious beers and amazing prizes to celebrate the first night. FREE to play. Bring your friends. Bingo starts right at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to get there early for a good seat. In addition to music bingo, they’ll also have TV theme shows, sports, movies, and more. Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E Cesar Chavez St, Ste 300, Austin.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening of Men in Black. Arrive as early as 7:30 p.m. to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Hot dogs, s’mores, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash preferred). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. Don’t forget your flashlights, bug spray and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Movie begins at sundown. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Head out to Mohawk at 8:00 p.m. for Beer Soaked Bash with DIIV, Curtis Roush (of The Bright Light Social Hour) and Hidden Ritual. 21+ can enjoy Dale’s Pale Ale new 16 oz can featuring art by Mcbess with special pricing. The show is FREE with RSVP here. This show will be packed, so get their early! Mohawk, 912 Red River St, Austin.
For more than a century, The Wizard of Oz has enchanted readers, theatre, and movie goers alike. Now, ZTP will bring this cultural treasure to the historic, outdoor theatre at The Zilker Hillside. This summer, the ZTP team looks forward to welcoming over 45,000+ Hillside audience members to follow the yellow brick road “over the rainbow.” ZTP’s The Wizard of Oz is offered FREE to the public (donations gratefully accepted) during the six-week run on Thursday through Sunday evenings, July 7 – August 12, 2017. The “curtain” goes up right around dusk at 8:15 p.m., but arrive early with your picnic, low-backed chairs, and blankets to get your spot. Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
This week’s headliner is Vanessa Gonzales, a Top 3 Funniest People in Austin winner, “Why Aren’t You Screaming?” podcaster, and headliner at Capital City comedy club. Also featuring: Pat Sirois, Arielle Norman, Eric Nimmer, and Andrew Horneman. Arrive early and hang with DJ Propah English who will be spinning the tunes starting at 5:00 p.m. The comedy starts at 6:00 p.m. with the sign-up comedy mic guest hosted by Lea’h Sampson. The FREE showcase starts at 7:00 p.m. hosted by Greg Lockwood. Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd Ln, Ste 607, Austin.
The North Door will be screening episodes 2 and 3 of Games of Thrones season 7 on their big screen starting at 6:00 p.m. Head on out and hang out with fellow ‘Throners” as the drama unfolds. FREE! The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin.
Nab a front-row seat for the Derek Zoolander v. Hansel “walk-off” hosted by David Bowie, and bust out your best Blue Steel impression at this free screening of Zoolander. The FREE Summer Series film featuring funnyman Will Ferrell starts rolling around 9:00 p.m. Arrive early as seating is limited. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Movie is FREE! Easy Tiger, 709 E 6th St, Austin.