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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.
Tuesday, January 28 through Monday, February 3
Geeks Who Drink Trivia
Tuesday, January 28 | from 7 to 9 p.m.| Celis Brewery, 10001 Metric Boulevard
Mission: Promote social drinking, foster friendly competition, and create a competitive nerdiness in a fun, relaxed environment. A noble cause! Free to Play! Prizes available.
The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.
Easy Tiger Adult Spelling Bee
Wednesday, January 29 | at 7 p.m. | Easy Tiger, 709 East 6th Street
Local funnyman Marty Clarke takes the 6th Street Beer Garden Stage for another ‘Adult Spelling Bee’! Think you can spell better than a 5th grader? Grab a drink and prove it! $5 Brooklyn Bees all night. Sign up to participate from 7 to 8 p.m. Spelling Bee starts promptly at 8. Easy Tiger prizes awarded to first, second, and third place winners.
Art Walk at Hill Country Galleria
Thursday, January 30 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Boulevard
Celebrating recently completed murals, including “Hi There” by Helena Sue Martin, outside of All Star Burger, Hill Country Galleria is hosting its first ever Art Walk. The walk will begin at the Bee Cave Arts Foundation, The Hive, where a walking guide will be provided. Guests will enjoy photo opportunities, meet-and-greet with local artists, receive a complimentary swag bag, enjoy beer and wine samples, and learn more about the different local galleries and collectives within the Galleria.
Driftwood Nights (Driftwood)
Friday, January 31 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Vista Brewing
Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights,” a Friday night songwriter series. Free show. Rain or shine. Benefitting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM (a portion of sales during each show will be donated to HAAM). Sponsored by BOSE Profesional. This Friday’s showcase features Daisy O’Connor.
Moonlight Tower Run
Saturday, February 1 | from 8 to 10 a.m.| Austin American-Statesman, 305 South Congress Avenue
Austin 10K’r invites you to join for a unique variety of fun running routes that will complement your Cap10K training. The Moonlight Tower Run is a creative 4 to 6-mile route that travels across the river into downtown to seek out two of only 16 remaining light towers. The Moonlight Towers were popularized in the 1993 movie ‘Dazed and Confused’ however; they’ve been a part of the Austin skyline since 1894. After the run you’ll be an expert in spotting these Texas historical landmarks. Enjoy mini moon pies, coffee, hot chocolate and other snacks when you finish. The Moonlight Tower Run will start and finish at the Austin American-Statesman.
Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl
Saturday, February 1 | from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.| Austin Humane Society & Yard Bar, 124 West Anderson Lane & 6700 Burnett Road
The 13th Annual Puppy Bowl presented by Heritage Ranch by H-E-B is bigger and better than ever as Austin Humane Society and Yard Bar team up at two locations for the biggest Tailgate Party, Adoption Event, and Puppy Player shenanigans that Puppy Bowl has ever seen. Are you ready for some football? Well, sure ya are. But are you ready for an epic day of delicious tailgate bites, MVPuppy races, Puppy Player predictions, Super Bowl Predictions, Pet Adoptions, and Puppy Bowl LIVE! That’s right, puppies playing football. Your own dogs playing football, too. They’ll kick-off at 11 a.m. at Austin Humane Society for tailgating fun, adorable adoptables, vendors, great eats, and drinks by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and New Belgium Brewery. Then the party heads down the road to Yard Bar for Puppy Bowl LIVE! starting at 2 p.m. Free for spectators!
Puppy Bowl Watch Party
Sunday, February 2 | from 3 to 6 p.m.| Indian Roller, 10006 Menchaca Road
Watch the national puppy bowl on Sunday and support Austin Pets Alive! at Indian Roller. While the bar will be showing the Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, APA! will be showing off some adorable puppies that are in need of homes. A portion of sales from a special drink will be donated to APA!. The event is 21+ and is happening from 3 to 6 p.m.
Austin Knights (Austin Songwriters in the Round)
Monday, February 3 | at 10 p.m.| Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar Boulevard
Listen to Jerod Waggoner Music, AJ Vallejo, Brandon Leudtke, and Evan Ogden perform original songs. No cover.
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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