Free Date Nights in Austin (Sept 10-13, 2015)

FREE-DATES-IN-AUSTINThursday, September 10, 2015

Hill Country Galleria Wine Walk

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 walk. Keep your map with you as your ticket for each 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)



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Open Mic at Brass House

FREE show hosted by Omarr Wake. Come out and see Austin’s up and coming musicians try out for gigs at one of the best jazz joints in town. The sign-ups to perform start at 7pm and the show is 8pm-12am. Read more about jazzing up your date night at Brass House here. (Brass House, 115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin)

Unplugged at The Grove: Walker Lukens Canceled due to rain.

Join KGSR at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running FREE concert series. This week’s live music is Walker Lukens and 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)

Movies in the Park: Crazy Carl and His Man Boobs Postponed until 11/19 due to rain.

Kick off the fall season of FREE Movies in the Park series with a special screening of the locally produced documentary Crazy Carl and his Man Boobs, featuring an old school Austin party that everyone who hasn’t moved here yet will surely hear about for years to come. The movie starts at 8:15pm. (Wooldridge Square Park, 900 Guadalupe St, Austin)

Friday, September 11, 2015

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 6:30pm. (C-Boys Heart & Soul, 2008 South Congress, Austin)

FREE Country Dance Lessons at Dallas Nightclub

Grab your boots and head on over to Dallas Nightclub for FREE country dance lessons from 6-7pm. After the class, stick around for all the top country hits so you can test out your new moves! (Dallas Nightclub, 7113 Burnet Rd, 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, September 12, 2015

¡Viva México! 2015

Celebrate Dieciseís de septiembre, Mexico’s Independence Day, at the ESB-MACC for ¡Viva México! 2015! There will be children’s activities, live music, dance performers, theatre and food vendors! FREE live music and cultural performances from 6-9pm. See the schedule. There will be a shuttle bus service beginning at 6pm from Sanchez Elementary and Martin Middle School and the surrounding area. (Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River Street, Austin)

Saturday Night Concert Series: Rosie Flores

Enjoy Saturday nights outdoors with live music and great shopping. The music begins at 7pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater. 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)

37th Annual Mexican Independence Celebration

Fiesta celebrating the culture, history and traditions of the Mexican and Mexican-American communities that will showcase the music, food, song and dance during this event. Admission is FREE from 10am- 2pm.  (From 2-5pm admission is $8; from 5pm – close admission is $10; children 12 and under are FREE with paying adult.) This one-day event will feature a variety of Tejano bands such as Jimmy Gonzalez y  Grupo Mazz, Marcos Orosco, Los Dos Gilbertos, Los Badd Boyz del Valle along with other bands. Showcasing the event is the Fiesta Folklorico dance exhibition with a variety of dance groups from the central Texas area performing dances from different regions of Mexico in colorful festive dress ensembles. Watch the video promo. Please note that no pets are allowed. (Fiesta Gardens, 1901 Bergman 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 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 Chris Ledford, Michael Good, Cody Greenlee, Andrew Murphy, and Kath Barbadoro. (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

KUTX Live Featuring Leopold & His Fiction

Join in for another FREE season of KUTX LIVE presented by Livevibe at Uncle Billy’s. This Sunday features Mixer Rogers spinnin’ starting at 2pm and live music by Leopold and His Fiction at 4pm. (Uncle Billy’s, 1530 Barton Springs Rd., Austin)

Indian Roller’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series: Raising Arizona and Valley Girl

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 double feature is Raising Arizona and Valley Girl (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 Tony 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)

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