Free Date Nights in Austin (July 16-19, 2015)

FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, July 16, 2015

Crafts and Cocktails at TOMS

Join Jen Perkins, TOMS, and Darice for Crafts and Cocktails night Thursday July 16th at 7pm. Crafters will be supplied with everything they need to make their own felt sunglass case. There will also be a chance to win a pair of TOMS sunglasses! They will have felt, embroidery supplies, scissors and more. Cocktails will be provided by Dripping Springs Vodka. This is an amazingly fun and FREE event, RSVP on Facebook or at the TOMS store sign-up sheet, and tip your bartenders. (TOMS, 1401 South Congress, Austin)

Unplugged at The Grove

Join KGSR at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. The live music with James McMurty begins at 8pm. Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. (Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin)

Lights up! Talent Showcase at The New Movement

Lights Up! is a weekly improv show that features TNM’s newest, baddest, freshest student troupes! Starting at 7pm, come see comedy the way it was meant to be seen. FREE! (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca, Austin)

The Free Fringe at The Hideout

Austin’s improv scene is bursting with creativity. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. There are hundreds of performers, and every single one of them is prone to saying things like, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if…?” or “I just had the most insane idea.” This is where those dreams go, not to die, but to live gloriously on the stage for one night only at the FREE Fringe. See what the buzz is about, starting at 10pm. Expect the unexpected! (The Hideout, 617 Congress Ave, Austin)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Music Under the Star Featuring Ben Kweller and East Cameron Folkcore

In celebration of ten years of the Fun Fun Fun Fest, the festival team collaborated with the Bullock Museum to curate this FREE music series lineup, featuring popular Texas artists. For three Friday nights in July, the museum’s Lone Star Plaza will host these shows, and all are welcome to enjoy live music in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. This Friday at 6pm, enjoy music by Ben Kweller and East Cameron Folkcore .  Free parking in the Museum garage starting at 5pm. (Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin)

Zilker Summer Musical: Hairspray

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is chock full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. See it for FREE Thursday to Sunday evenings at 8:15pm, through August 15. Bring $5 to park in Zilker Park. (Zilker Hillside Theater, 2463 Andrew Zilker Rd, Austin)

Comedy RoundUP at Cenote

Weekly comedy open mic every Friday from 8-10pm. Sign-up is FREE and starts at 7:30pm. Hosted by Montgomery Wayne and Tiffany Stepp. (Cenote, 1010 East Cesar Chavez, Austin)

FREE Dance Lessons at The Iron Cactus North

Bring your dancing shoes to the Iron Cactus North location for FREE Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba lessons taught by Tony Mogadam of Dance U2. The fun begins at 8pm and lasts until 1am. (The Iron Cactus North, 10001 Stonelake Blvd, Austin)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

SURE THING Comedy at Austin Java Parkway

Founded in 2012, SURE THING has grown to become Austin’s most popular and acclaimed stand-up showcase. Every week, Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady present the best of the best of Austin’s vibrant comedy scene, and play host to some of the best visiting comedians in the country. This FREE show starts at 8 (doors 7:30) and this week’s featured comedians are Allen Edwin Butt, Sma Harter, Matt Sadler, and Avery Moore. (Austin Jave Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Prince vs. Michael Jackson Party at Clive Bar

Choose your corner and place your bets as the Clive Bros crown the all-time Monarch of Pop Music. Featuring drink specials, ’80s Pop, Soul and R&B from MJ, Prince and many more. And of course, the Clive Bros rocking their finest MJ and Prince costumes. Starts at 10pm and there is NO COVER (21+ only). Feel free to dress in your finest pop icon gear! (Clive Bar, 609 Davis Street, Austin)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Indian Roller’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and 9 to 5

Celebrate summer every Sunday night with your favorite ’80s movies! This outdoor movie event is FREE, adults/21+ only, and starts at 9pm. Feel free to bring bug spray, blankets, and well-behaved dogs on a leash. This Sunday’s feature is Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and 9 to 5. (Indian Roller, 10006 Manchaca Rd, Austin)

FREE Dance Lessons at The Oasis with The Brew

There will be FREE live Salsa music by Austin favorite The Brew from 7:30-10:30pm, and FREE dance lessons by Dance U2 from 8:30-9:00pm during the band’s break time. If you’ve ever wanted to try Salsa, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Rumba, or Kizomba, here’s your chance! (The Oasis, 6550 Comanche Trail , Austin)

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park”

The Hartman Foundation FREE “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, bring the community together, just as similar events did in town centers years ago. This Sunday, the Woodwinds section will play at 7:30pm. Free Parking is available at One Texas Center located on Barton Springs Rd. at S. 1st St. (Long Center, 701 W Riverside, Austin)

Caddyshack featured at Easy Tiger

As part of their FREE summer film series, Easy Tiger features includes the inimitable Bill Murray in the 1980 cult classic, Caddyshack. Discounted drinks and food specials all night! Movie starts at 9pm. (Easy Tiger, 709 E Sixth, Austin)

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