Free Date Nights in Austin (January 8-11)


Thursday, January 8, 2015

January Wine Walk at the Hill Country Galleria
Love wine? Then you must check out the Hill Country Galleria’s Wine Walk! Start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map to guide you on the wine walk. Keep your map with you as your ticket for each wine walk stop. Hill Country Galleria shopping bags filled with exclusive offers will also be available to Wine Walk participants. Event is 5-9pm. The event is FREE, but quantities are limited. Get there early to ensure you have time to visit each stop. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX)

FREE WEEK – Free Live Music in Austin

The 12th annual FREE WEEK is here! Each year, the first week of January is devoted to a week-long demonstration of why Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. Tonight’s FREE shows are:



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The Zoltars, Pharaohs, Trustees, Wildfires, Lesser Beings at Beerland (711 Red River Street, Austin)

Sweet Spirit, The Sour Notes, Magia Negra at Lamberts (401 W 2nd Street, Austin)

Sniper 66, Riverside Riot, Ass at the Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin)

Young B, LNS Crew, G-Jet, Crew 54, World Wide, Die Slo, Chaketa Beeta, Richard Henry at Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street, Austin)

Young Tongue, Residual Kid, Bop English at the Parish (214 E. 6th Street, Austin)

Beat Bodega, The Venus Illuminato, O Conqueror, The Vanity, Catch Fever at Holy Mountain (617 E. 7th Street, Austin)

Mindz of a Different Kind, Riders Against the Storm, Space Camp Death Squad, LNS Crew at Spiderhouse (2906 Fruth Street, Austin)

Total Unicorn, Aviateur, Neosho, Beat Imprint at The North Door (502 Brushy Street, Austin)

East Cameron Folkcore, Sour Bridges, Bandhaus at Stubb’s (801 Red River Street, Austin)

Think No Think, BLXPLTN, Father Sky, Jesse Vain at The Swan Dive (615 Red River Street, Austin)


Friday, January 9, 2015


FREE WEEK – Free Live Music in Austin

Borrisokane, Marmalakes, The Sour Notes, Other Lovers, Zettajoule at Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street, Austin)

East Cameron Folkcore, Whiskey Shivers, Town Hall Devils, Slomo Drags at Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street, Austin)

Clouds Are Ghosts, Megafauna, The Boxing Lesson, Migrant Kids at the Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin)

Black Books, Holiday Mountain, Technicolor Hearts, Les Rav at the Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin)

Como Las Movies, La Vida Buena, Cilantro Boombox, Clasico at Holy Mountain (617 E. 7th Street, Austin)

Chris Catalena & the Native Americans, Nic Armstrong & the Thieves, Berkshire Hounds at The Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th Street, Austin)

The Well, Think No Think, The Ghost Wolves, Residual Kid at Spiderhouse (2906 Fruth Street, Austin)

Groove Think, Transcontinental Trip, The Digital Wild, Opposite Day at Stubb’s (801 Red River Street, Austin)

Pompeii, Sweet Spirit, BLXPLTN, Shivery Shakes, Summer Salt, Pollen at The Blackheart (86 Rainey Street, Austin)


Saturday, January 10, 2015

DrawingSalon @ Elisabet Ney

Embrace your inner artist this month and join in the drawing fun at Elisabet Ney! Using their sculptural works as inspiration, participants will develop observational and conceptual skills through unique drawing exercises. The Museum will provide all required materials, and trained staff members will offer constructive advice and guidance. Participation is FREE each Saturday this month from 10am-12pm. (Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th Street)


If you’ve ever thought about taking up gardening, now’s the perfect time to start! Rosina Newton, Horticulturist and Education Coordinator at The Natural Gardener and owner of bioMUNDO, will host this educational gardening class from 10-11am. Attendees will learn how to create successful vegetable, herb, and flower gardens in Central Texas including tips on site selection, soil preparation, fertilization and more. Classes are held outdoors under an open air canopy (“The Revival Tent”) – please dress for the weather. Arrive early for best seating. You are welcome to bring your own chair. If possible, please park on Bell Drive, adjacent to the tent. **Call to confirm before heading out. (512-288-6113) The event may be rescheduled due to weather.** (Natural Gardener, 8648 Old Bee Caves Road, Austin)

Wimberley Second Saturday Gallery Trail
What better way to spend a cold January night than sipping wine, nibbling noshes and enjoying exceptional art? The 14 galleries on Wimberley’s Second Saturday Gallery Trail will give you a warm welcome and encourage you to peruse the offerings of their outstanding artists from 4-7pm. (Wimberly Gallery Trail, Wimberley Square)

SURE THING comedy show at the original Austin Java, 8pm. Various comedians performing, hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. These events have been filling up quickly so be sure to get there early! Doors open at 7:30pm. FREE! (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)


FREE WEEK – Free Live Music in Austin

Blood Royale, Sigil, Unmothered, Pris at Beerland (711 Red River Street, Austin)

Ex Hex, Flesh Lights, Sweet Talk at the Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin)

Hundred Visions, Xetas, Super Thief, Hola Beach, Pollen at the Mohawk (912 Red River Street, Austin)

Ringo Deathstarr, Midnight Masses, Boyfrndz, Spiritual Wives at Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street, Austin)

My Education, Residual Kid, Chipper Jones, Panoramas, Bali Yaaah at Red 7 (611 E. 7th Street, Austin)

Good Field, Modern Medicine, Feverbones, Reservations at The Parish (214 E. 6th Street, Austin)

Casual Strangers, Rose Selavey, Mobley, Luvrs at Holy Mountain (617 E. 7th Street, Austin)

Otis The Destroyer, Silver Ships, Genuine Leather, Phil Ajjarapu at Empire Control Room (606 E. 7th Street, Austin)

BLXPLTN, Roger Sellers, White Walls, The Big Fist (Geoff Earle) at Spiderhouse (2906 Fruth Street, Austin) 


Hard Proof, John Wesley Coleman, A. Sinclair, Basketball Shorts 
at Hotel Vegas (1502 E. 6th Street, Austin)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Celebrate lifelong health and well-being as Ballet Austin kicks off the new year with this FREE fitness event from 1:30-5:30pm at the Butler Dance Education Center. This is your opportunity to sample their conditioning and fitness classes, try the Pilates reformers, and chat with the staff about your health goals, There will be giveaways and health screenings as well. (Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd Street, Austin)


FREE WEEK – Free Live Music in Austin
Secret Levels, Bumpstreet Fonanza, Runners High at Beerland (711 Red River Street, Austin)


Heather Schuck is the CEO of the children’s lifestyle brand, Glamajama. When she’s not scheming “glama” world domination or mentoring young designers, you can find her in her front yard chasing her three children with a garden hose. Connect with her at glamaLIFE or on Facebook.

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