Free Date Nights in Austin, January 1 through 6, 2020

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Needing a day or night out without the kids? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best FREE date nights and day events in Austin this week.

Wednesday, January 1 through Monday, January 6

Wednesday

108 Sun Salutations at TruFusion
Wednesday, January 1 | 12 p.m. | TruFusion, 4211 South Lamar Boulevard
Spend time setting a physical and mental intention as you flow through 108 Sun Salutations to celebrate a new cycle in the year.



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Mozart’s 10th Annual Joyous Light Show Opening Night
Wednesday, January 1 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee Roasters
, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
The Mozart’s Joyous Light Show is back for the 10th year in a row! Come celebrate the season with us. Magical lights, delicious hot chocolate, tasty treats, and a wonderful time.

For more FREE New Year’s Day events, click here.

Thursday

Free Week: Rock the House
Thursday, January 2 | at 5:30 p.m. | ScratcHouse, 3324 RR 620

Official FREE WEEK rock showcase featuring some of the baddest bands in central Texas! Doors at 5 p.m. Lake House, Halloween Party, Black Heart Saints, and more!

Red River Cultural District Free Week at the Venue
Thursday, January 2 | at 7 p.m. | The Venue ATX

The Venue is a proud host of Red River Cultural District’s Free Week 2020! Come Support Local Live Bands! No cover charge. Doors are at 7 p.m., drink specials from 7 to 9 p.m. THURSDAY LINEUP: 8 to 9 p.m. – Lesly Reynaga, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Ex Romantika, 11 p.m. to Midnight – Tiarra Girls.

Friday

Friday Night Bluegrass
Friday, January 3 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Jester King
, 13187 Fitzhugh Road
Jester King Brewery has partnered with the Central Texas Bluegrass Association to feature some of the most talented bluegrass musicians in central Texas every Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30pm in our Jester King pole barn! We pride ourselves on Jester King being a fun, friendly, quality place for our local community, and we’re pleased to pair our food and drink with some excellent music every Friday night. Free and open to all ages!

2nd Super Inclusive Art Party
Friday, January 3 | from 7 to 11:30 p.m. | North Door
, 502 Brushy Street
A SUPER SECRET SUPER INCLUSIVE ART PARTY. Music from Girls for Girls, The Soundwizard Podcast. Ladyfang, The Boleys, and The Guacamole Police. Plus: Live Painting, Alternative Media Exhibits, Live visual’s on The North Door’s projector Screen, “ART Swap” table (you bring some art then you take some art), Collaborative Art projects, Live streaming talk show, Book Give-A-Ways.

Saturday

Free Class: Organic Veggie Gardening
Saturday, January 4 | at 10 to 11 a.m. | The Natural Gardener
, 8648 Old Bee Caves Road
Organic Veggie Gardening 101 with Stacie. Have you ever wanted to grow your own food, but didn’t know where to start? Make 2020 the year you finally learn how! Learn all the basics, from soil prep, to raised beds, to planting in the right season. Even if you’ve attended before, each class has different students with different questions each time, so you’re still sure to pick up some new information! Come now to grow things like artichokes, kale, lettuces, onions and more. No reservations are necessary; seating is available on a first come basis.

A Totally ’90s Flashback Party
Saturday, January 4 | at 10 p.m. | Highball
, 1120 South Lamar Boulevard
Pump up your high top and set your VCR to record SNICK, because the party at The Highball Austin is going to be DA BOMB! Let’s kick off 2020 in style! Sing and dance to your favorite songs from the 90s as Zoodust: ’90s Party Band takes you on the nostalgic trip of a lifetime! Free parking and entry. 21+

Sunday

Community Yoga + Wellness Market
Sunday, January 5 | 10 a.m. | Vida Pura Juicery, 2610 Manor Road

Join Vida Pura for a donation-only community yoga practice and browse the wellness market.

David Bowie Birthday Bash ($5 Suggested Donation)
Sunday, January 5 | from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Drinks Lounge,

It’s the biggest party of the year! Gather the weekend before his birthday to celebrate the brilliance of David Bowie. DJ Sue will play Bowie music all night- 1964-1984 – all the glitz and glamour. They’ll have face painting and on site shirt printing. Funds raised will be donated to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. $5 suggested donation at the door. 21 and up only. “Time may change me But I can’t trace time.”

Monday

“The Bachelor” Premiere Watch Party
Monday, January 6 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Irene’s, 506 West Avenue

Calling Bachelor Nation! Catch the new season of “The Bachelor” at Irene’s kicking off on Monday, January 6. Starting at 6 p.m. every Monday, guests can snag a table and enjoy some rose-worthy specials and free tastings from Ethyl Ambrosia. The episode screening will begin at 7 p.m. on Irene’s heated patio. Arrive early to grab your seat! Every Bachelor Monday, Irene’s will be offering a $4 special on Ethyl Ambrosia’s newly launched, vegan dessert gel-shots for guests to sip on while they watch Peter the Pilot’s love life take flight! Ethyl Ambrosia will also be providing a FREE Tasting of all of their flavors during the screenings (Rosé, Moscow Mule, Mojito, Citrus Punch) and the boozy gel shots will be available for purchase. The 100% vegan dessert shots come in sophisticated mini stemware cups that are insta-worthy for any group looking to celebrate the return of American’s favorite show.

Harry Potter Books Trivia
Monday, January 6 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Growler
USA, 609 West 29th Street
“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.” See if you’ve got what it takes to be a ‘Prefect’ at Harry Potter (Book) Trivia on the books at Growler USA Austin on Monday, January 6 at 7 p.m. for FIVE rounds of Ordinary Wizarding Levels that will challenge your memory of the beloved books! The Hog’s Head fills up quickly, so be sure to make your reservations at: https://hpbooks-grlaustin.eventbrite.com The best way to reserve tickets is by selecting a team captain and having them be in charge of tickets for ALL team members.

Check out the Free Fun Calendar for more date nights and other ways to fill your week with fun Austin events.

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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