Free Date Nights in Austin (Oct 1-4, 2015)

FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, October 1, 2015

Cuvee Coffee Crowler Cup Championship

Nine brave breweries are stepping up to battle for title of Crowler Cup Champion: Oktoberfest beer. Come partake in the battle and cast your vote!  Come in your lederhosen, stockings, and german braids because there will be a best dressed contest at 9 pm and the winner eats brats for FREE! There will also be raffle prizes from each of the breweries at 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. (Cuvee Coffee Bar, 2000 E. 6th Street, Austin)

Fright Night at Jo’s SoCo: Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Start getting into the Halloween spirit! Every Thursday night in October Jo’s will be showing a different spooky movie. This week’s feature is Halloween III: Season of the Witch and they’ll have drink specials and popcorn available. Bring a chair because seating is limited. Movie starts at dusk and is FREE to attend. So come on out… unless you’re too scared! (Jo’s, 1300 South Congress Avenue, 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 6pm and the stores along South Congress that normally close early stay open late until about 10pm. 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)

Friday, October 2, 2015

KGSR Morning Show Live Broadcast of ACL

The KGSR Morning Show will live broadcast ACL from Threadgill’s World HQ this Friday and Saturday from 8 am – noon. A $5 donation to H.A.A.M. gets you in, plus the first 100 people get FREE breakfast tacos! Friday’s lineup kicks off with Rayland Baxter, Ruen Brothers, Jarryd James, Moon Taxi, Wild Child, and finishes with Shakey Graves. (Threadgill’s World HQ, 301 W. Riverside Drive, Austin)

Footloose Fridays at Barbarella

All your favorite ’80s videos, all night, every Friday! Doors at 9:30 pm and FREE admission until midnight. There will also be $2 drinks and dancing until 3 a.m. (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)

Transmission Events Presents: A Giant Dog with Slim Twig, Milezo

Transmission Events is hosting a FREE showcase with bands A Giant Dog, Slim Twig, and Milezo at the Sidewinder, with doors opening at 8 pm. Admission is FREE for 21+. (Sidewinder, 715 Red River Street, Austin)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

KGSR Morning Show Live Broadcast of ACL

The KGSR Morning Show will live broadcast ACL from Threadgill’s World HQ this Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am – noon. A $5 donation to H.A.A.M. gets you in plus, the first 100 people get FREE breakfast tacos! Friday’s lineup kicks off with Tameca Jones, Milo Greene, Echosmith, In the Valley Below, Sheppard, Glass Animals, and finishes with Houndmouth. (Threadgill’s World HQ, 301 W. Riverside Drive, Austin)

Concerts for A Cause at Down South Railhouse

Come on out to Down South Railhouse for a Concerts For A Cause benefiting Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. HCWC provides free services to any victim of family violence and dating violence, elder abuse, sexual assault or child abuse. Headlining will be Kyle’s Keith Kelso (6-8 pm). Opening will be Lone Star Lynn with Guitar Gary. As always, the event is FREE to attend, but they will be taking donations for HCWC throughout the evening. (Down South Railhouse, 107 E Center St, Kyle)

Chortle Portal

Join this weekly comedy showcase, hosted by the Woody and Buzz of Austin comedy, Andrew Clarkston and Andrew Dismukes! Music by Indoor Creature. It is FREE and BYOB! (Taos Co-op, 2612 Guadalupe St, Austin)

Saturday Night Concert Series: Carson McHone

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with live music and great shopping. The music begins at 7 pm with alt-country/Americana songwriter, Carson McHone. Her vocals have been featured on tracks for both Shinyribs and Ray Wylie Hubbard. 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 grassy 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! (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)

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, Andrew Murphy 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. This week features Terance McDavid, Kat Ramzinski, David McQuary, Brian Gaar and more! This FREE show starts at 8 pm and doors open at 7:30 pm. (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Hot Rod Drive-in Night at Top Notch 

Enjoy juicy hamburgers and hot rods from 6-9 pm and Top Notch Hamburgers. There will be live music by The Soulphonics at 7 pm and a movie outside afterward.  (Top Notch Hamburgers, 7525 Burnet Rd., Austin)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

FREE Dance Lessons at The Oasis with The Brew

There will be FREE live Salsa music by Austin favorite The Brew from 7:30-10:30 pm, and FREE dance lessons by Tony from 8:30-9 pm 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)

First Sunday at Bullock Museum

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Bullock Museum and brush up on your Texas history for FREE this Sunday. Their first Sunday open house is from 12-5 pm. Currently on display is GRIDIRON GLORY: SUITED UP AND READY, the most extensive and comprehensive professional football exhibition ever to go on tour. (Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin)

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