Past Events Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

It’s France’s national holiday and we all need something very very French to do! Well, look no further: Le Politique Austin is throwing an all-day party with treats and activities for the whole famille.

There’s also a champagne waiter’s race, where you can go tête-à-tête with your competitors du jour in a tournament-style race for a chance to win a Champagne Taittinger magnum (that’s 10 glasses of wine, y’all.)

Les activités:
– Popsicles + champagne pour-overs out of the Champagne Supply Co. truck
– Half-off bubbles all day
– Crepe stations during brunch service
– Red, white and blue macarons out of the patisserie from 7am-4pm
– Champagne waiters’ race at 11am (details below)
– Free temporary tattoos
– Live music by Sharon Bourbonnais Music + dinner specials

Champagne Waiters’ Race
– Tournament-style race on 2nd Street in front of Le Politique
– First race begins at 11am
– Taittinger magnum grand prize
– Must be 21+ to enter race; no serving experience required
Sign-up here!

When: Today, July 14th

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Le Politique Austin
110 San Antonio Street Suite 140
Austin, Texas 78701

Photo by Joe DeSousa via flickr. 

Oh, those summer nights! In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse and Do512, grab your friends and family and  experience the cool vibes of Sound & Cinema on the Long Center’s front lawn—live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen.

Tonight they are showing Wayne’s World. 

Want to plan ahead? Here is a look at the 2018 Movie In The Park Schedule.

What You Can Bring:
Person water bottles, Folding Chairs, Blankets, Your Kids, Hot Date,
Pets: leashed, on lawn only

What You Can’t Bring:
Alcoholic beverages of any type, Coolers of any kind, Glass bottles, Illegal substances, Weapons, Boom Boxes or Amplified Sound, Marketing leaflets or Other Promotional Items

When: today, July 11th

Time: 6pm 

Attendance: Free and open to the public

Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704

For those of us who are too old to be at summer camp, here’s the next best thing: Wet Hot American Summer is playing on the big screen tonight at The Austin Winery. Come sip wine, enjoy movie snacks, and wind down your weekend. They will be clearing out all of the tables and chairs so you can bring your lawn chairs and blankets. You’ll feel like you’ve been magically transported to Camp Firewood!

When: Today, July 8th

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Austin Winery
440 St Elmo Rd E, Ste A-1
Austin, Texas 78745

If you want to add the perfect piece of Austin to your music collection, don’t miss the release party for Eve Monsees’ “Where The Action Is” mixtape tonight at the record shop inside Antone’s known as Big Henry’s Vinyl & Gifts. These highly coveted mix tapes are regularly put together by artists and industry types who are closely tied to Antone’s Nightclub, which has been the home for blues in Austin since 1975. Anyone who buys $50 worth of merchandise tonight at Big Henry’s will get a free cassette. Get there early—when they’re gone, they are really really gone!

The party, which is free and open to the public, will feature DJ sets by Eve and Mike Buck, a pop-up cash bar, and a live performance from blues legend Lil Buck Sinegal!

When: Today, July 6th

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Big Henry’s
305 E 5th Street
Austin, Texas

We honestly can’t think of a better way to chill after all that Fourth of July fun than by watching The Big Lebowski tonight at the Paramount Theatre. Kick back, drink a few White Russians, and take in one of the greatest pieces of cinema that ever was. If you really want to chill and wear a bathrobe, you could win a gift certificate to Dart Bowl.

The stakes seemingly couldn’t be lower, yet this enduring cult classic is absolutely riveting from start to finish. Jeff Bridges turns in a career-defining performance as The Dude, who abides over the strangest cast of characters ever assembled. Some may call it a “stoner comedy,” but, in the hands of the Coens, it’s so much more.

Today, July 5th

Time: 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

Happy birthday, America! Let’s celebrate our freedom by watching a bunch of people voluntarily choke down an insane amount of food. Nickel City and Delray Cafe are throwing a Coney Dog eating contest for the ages. It’s free to enter and you could win a year’s supply of hot dogs. Which is just what you will want when it’s all said and done! Come out to participate or spectate—either way you’ll be doing your patriotic duty.

When: Today, July 4th

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Nickel City
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702

We can’t think of a better way to wind down your weekend! Come out for some sweaty, stretchy goodness at an all levels yoga class. Stay for the beautiful sunset, view of the bats, and a discounted drink from Alta’s Cafe. Stronghorn Fitness and Lululemon are putting this on and there’s a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds benefit Community Yoga Austin.

When: Today, June 24th

Time: 6:30 – 7: 30 p.m.

Auditorium Shores at the Gazebo
900 W Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Grocery Pup, Austin Eastciders, and yours truly, 365 Things Austin have teamed up to throw the most dog friendly summer block party ever! Games, food, dogs, more food, more dogs, and great music await! Here is what you can expect:

– A live band from 3-5 p.m.
– Ice Pops for your pup from pupsicool
– Refreshing drinks from Austin EastCiders
– Backyard games
– Doggie pools for your pups to cool off in
– Food from The Ginger Armadillo food truck

We’ll be offering a special discount code to purchase Grocery Pup to take home with you, and all purchases will get a free goodie bag and cocktail at the event. Click here to RSVP.

When: Today, June 10th

Time: 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Austin Eastciders
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, Texas 78702

Come to the Whip In today to celebrate the wonder and fabulosity that is rosé season! They will be pouring 60 different rosé wines from around the globe and $28 will get you five pours and complimentary bites, plus, additional glasses for $5!

Pink Mahal will also bring you a Latin music showcase for this year’s festivities. Tapas style Samosa Chat, olive-cheese skewers, and fresh fruit will be plentiful. The Latin music performances by the Susanna Sharpe Brazilian Trio and Rey Arteaga will be hot!

When: Today, June 9th

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Whip In
1950 S Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78704

If you are looking for something different to do with the kids tonight, this longtime Austin tradition is a must-see for the whole family. Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble is bringing everything their repertoire has to offer including ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary. Presenting works from the artistic staff, resident artists, emerging choreographers, and guest choreographers, this show will surely inspire the artist in all of us!

Plus it takes place at the glorious Zilker Hillside Theatre, which means you can pack a tasty picnic and watch this wonderful show for free.

When: Today, June 2nd

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Zilker Hillside Theatre
2201 Barton Springs Road
Austin, 78746