Free Date Nights in Austin, March 27 – April 2, 2018

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

Tuesday, March 27

Tuesdays at Elephant Room
Tuesday, March 27 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave.
Jazz Songwriter Happy Hour, usually with Mitch Watkins, Masumi Jones, and Pat Harris. No cover but bring cash for the tip jar.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia
Tuesday, March 27 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | The Butterfly Bar at The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd.
After a three week hiatus, Geeks Who Drink trivia is back with new hosts! Get ready, East Side Geeks, to team up with your friends and play to win prizes from The Butterfly Bar.

Wednesday, March 28

Not Yo Mama’s Game Night
Wednesday, March 28 | at 9 p.m. | Barrel O’ Fun, 1911 Aldrich St., Ste 120
Part education, part competition, 100% fun! A free game night of Nerdy Trivia and Bingo BANGO covering everything your gym teacher forgot to mention. Bring your friends and prepare to blush as you test your knowledge and push your luck to win fabulous thematic prizes. This evening of fun is brought to you by the Southwest Sexual Health Alliance (SSHA) – an organization dedicated to introducing provocative dialogue and radical collaboration around a taboo subject. Prizes sponsored by Package Menswear, Forbidden Fruit, and Alamo Drafthouse Mueller!

Thursday, March 29

RPO: the OASIS
Thursday, March 29 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Glass Half Full Austin, 14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg. F
Be there as Glass Half Full Austin turns into the OASIS for the release of Ready Player One Movie. They will be raffling off a brand new SEGA Genesis (8 games included) and Nintendo SNES. No purchase necessary to enter, winner MUST have photo ID to pick up prize. Also, come get a taste of a Ready Player One inspired beer by Stone Brewing, Virtuale IPA! Interactive headsets, door prizes, TONS of LED lights and more.

Do You Even Know Me At All, Dammit?!
Thursday, March 29 | at 9 p.m. | Barrel O’ Fun, 1911 Aldrich St., Ste 120
The new, fast-paced, FREE game show from the minds of Laugh, Dammit! for couples, friends, and siblings where we find out if you really know each other at all, dammit. Hosts Carina Magyar and Christina Parrish grill volunteer audience contestant pairs on whether you know each other or not. If you do, you win. Start studying now, then head to the show and win prizes. Free, 21 only.

Friday, March 23

RPO: the OASIS
Friday, March 30 | from 1 to 11:45 p.m. | Glass Half Full Austin, 14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg. F
Be there as Glass Half Full Austin turns into the OASIS for the release of Ready Player One Movie. They will be raffling off a brand new SEGA Genesis (8 games included) and Nintendo SNES. No purchase necessary to enter, winner MUST have photo ID to pick up prize. Also, come get a taste of a Ready Player One inspired beer by Stone Brewing, Virtuale IPA! Interactive headsets, door prizes, TONS of LED lights and more.

Concerts In the Park (Cedar Park)
Friday, March 30
| from 7 to 9:30 p.m. | Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park
Join for a concert in the park with Suede. Bring your lawn chairs/blankets as there is plenty of space. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited.

DOCTOR STRANGE Live Magic Show at The Community Cinema at Community First! Village
Friday, March 30 | from 7 to 10 p.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
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 Doctor Strage, . complete with a magic show. Get there as early as 6:30 to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Hot dogs, milkshakes, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash preferred). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Friday Night Flix
Friday, March 30 | at 8 p.m. | Lone Star Court, 10901 Domain Dr.
Enjoy beautiful spring evenings at Lone Star Court’s lush lawn pavilion area during the property’s Friday Night Flix series. These screenings of classic movies are free and open to the public and take place on last Friday of each month at 8 p.m. All are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a night out on the lawn. The restaurant on-site, The Water Trough, will also offer happy hour prices all night. The series will kick off with an all-time favorite: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!

Saturday, March 24

Bike to Manor Road Day
Saturday, March 31 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Manor Rd.
Manor Road businesses invite the community to kick start spring in ATX with Bike to Manor Road Day from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday March 31, 2018. Friends, family, neighbors and visitors are invited to bike to Manor Road to support the Manor Road business community while enjoying offerings by this bike-friendly business district. Info on specials and events in the above link.

RPO: the OASIS
Saturday, March 31 | from 1 to 11:45 p.m. | Glass Half Full Austin, 14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg. F
Be there as Glass Half Full Austin turns into the OASIS for the release of Ready Player One Movie. They will be raffling off a brand new SEGA Genesis (8 games included) and Nintendo SNES. No purchase necessary to enter, winner MUST have photo ID to pick up prize. Also, come get a taste of a Ready Player One inspired beer by Stone Brewing, Virtuale IPA! Interactive headsets, door prizes, TONS of LED lights and more.

Sunday, April 1

The Austin Flea at Jester King Brewery
Sunday, April 1 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Jester King Brewery, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd.
Join for the first Sundays series of The Austin Flea at one of the city’s most amazing breweries – Jester King Brewery. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more. Support Local! Entrance to the event is FREE and open to all ages.

The Walking Dead Viewing Party
Sunday, March 25 | from 8 to 10 p.m. | Hot Box Diner, 805 Start St.
Join the Hot Box Diner at their outdoor venue! BYOB, pet friendly, and totally free! Enjoy complimentary popcorn under the stars for each new episode of The Walking Dead. (Weather permitting)

Monday, April 2

Sports At The Cinema: NCAA Basketball Championship
Monday, April 2 | from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free event at the Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy the NCAA championship game on the big screen at Community First! Village. Get there early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite snacks. Burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash & cards accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

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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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