Free Date Nights in Austin (Nov 5-8, 2015)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

SLOW MAGIC || FUN FUN FUN FEST NITES Opening Party

Jukely presents Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites with Slow Magic, Giraffage, Daktyl, Slooom, Bayonne (Roger Sellers). First come, first served on the FREE guest list. Fun Fun Fun Fest wristband holders welcome, but not required. RSVP here. (The Parish, 214-C East 6th Street, Austin)

Movies in the Park: The Dark Knight – Postponed due to weather.

Join the fun with FREE Movies in the Park at 6:30 this Thursday with the latest Batman flick, The Dark Knight. Come out and enjoy these crisp autumn nights with friends – dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are all welcome. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. Check Facebook for weather updates. (Palm Park, 711 East 3rd Street, Austin)

First Thursday on South Congress

First Thursday happens this week and takes place along South Congress Avenue, generally from Barton Springs Road to Elizabeth Street. The SoCo block party starts at 6 pm and the stores along South Congress that normally close early stay open late until about 10 pm. They will be joined by craft vendors, live music, and special guests. One of Austin’s best block parties! (South Congress Avenue, Austin)

Free Fringe

Totally FREE, totally insane. A never-ending parade of improv experiments. Your favorite performers in bold new combinations. Show starts at 10 pm. Get your FREE tickets here. (The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Avenue, Austin)

Lights up! Talent Showcase at The New Movement

Lights Up! is a weekly improv show that features TNM’s newest, baddest, freshest troupes coming out of the conservatory to date. Every month they highlight two different troupes. This week’s troupe: Talent Showcase. Starting at 7 pm, see comedy the way it was meant to be seen! (P.S., it’s also BYOB.) (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca, Austin)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Footloose Fridays at Barbarella

All your favorite ’80s videos, all night, every Friday! Doors at 9:30 pm and there’s FREE admission until midnight. There will also be $2 drinks until 11 pm and dancing until 3 am. (Barbarella, 615 Red River, Austin)

Jitterbug Vipers at C-Boys Heart & Soul

The Jitterbug Vipers specialize in a beloved cult jazz offshoot called “viper jazz,” a screeching U-Turn back to the party where jazz music packed the dance floor and dazzled the audience with brilliant streams of improvisatory musicianship. This musical heritage pulls from the cherished musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and Slim Galliard. Show is FREE and starts at 6:30 pm. (C-Boys Heart & Soul, 2008 South Congress, Austin)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Southpark After Dark: Marcia Ball

Enjoy these cozy autumn nights at Southpark Meadows during their After Dark concert series. This week’s special guest is Marcia Ball, a renowned Blues singer and pianist. The show starts at 7 pm. (Southpark Meadows, 9500 S IH-35, Austin)

Saturday Night Concert Series: Trees Marie

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with live music from 7-9 pm. This week’s guest, Trees Marie–also known as the Princess of Country–is a singer-songwriter from Dallas who lives in Austin. Her repertoire remains in the cross waters between the sweet stories of folk and the dramatics of blues, but always teetering on the edge of Texas country. Bring a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Browse the vendors, order to-go food and have it delivered to your spot on the lawn. Arrive early to ensure you get a FREE swag bag filled with fun items and discounts from the Hill Country Galleria merchants and sponsors! Check Facebook for weather updates. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)

Fair Trade Comedy Showcase

A night of comedy with laughs provided by Eric Nimmer, Dwight Dweezy Williams, Allen Edwin Butt, Austin Smartt, Taylor Dowdy, Devon Walker, and Arielle Norman. Event starts at 8 pm and is FREE! (Caffe Medici, 2222 Guadalupe St, Austin)

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 presents the best of the best of Austin’s vibrant comedy scene and play host to some of the best visiting comedians in the country. The FREE show starts at 8 pm and doors open at 7:30 pm. (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Go Pink! Party with Leona Lewis

Celebrate all Austin is doing to beat breast cancer! The Mrs will open up for international pop star Leona Lewis for a Survivor Concert held in the outdoor amphitheater. This is a FREE show from 2-5 pm. Check Facebook for weather updates. (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)

KUTX Live Featuring: Zettajoule

Join in another season of KUTX LIVE presented by Livevibe at Uncle Billy’s, starting at 2 pm. This Sunday features Zettajoule, who will perform at 4 pm. FREE and open to the public. (Uncle Billy’s, 1530 Barton Springs Rd., Austin)

Open Mic Hosted by Kacy Crowley

Can’t get enough of the weekend? Catch a late night open mic hosted by Austin’s own Kacy Crowley at 10 pm. (Strange Brew, 5326 Manchaca Rd, Austin)

Free Taco and Football Sunday

Craftsman is open at noon every Sunday for football. Come cheer on your team and score some FREE tacos from Pueblo Viejo, starting at 1 pm (while supplies last). (Craftsman, 2000 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin)

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