Random Fun Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

The Blanton’s award-winning series returns with performances exploring the museum’s interior and exterior spaces. Come enjoy music from:

New Music Co-op
Kraken Quartet
Brooklyn-based sound artist Michael Schumacher (diNMachine)
Xander Harris
Dr. Bleep
Ted Carey
Mark McCoin
Matt Steinke / Octant
dancer Rosalyn Nasky
Zac Traeger
Doug Lausten
House of Kenzo
Ryan Padgett
New works performed by Michael Pisaro, the Los Angeles-based composer and guitarist recently profiled in The New Yorker.

Other highlights include robotic instruments that will play the plants in the Blanton’s courtyard, a participatory work for iPhones and trombone choir, and numerous sound installations in elevators, auditoriums, and exhibition spaces.

When: Today, September 25th

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Price: SoundSpace is included with museum admission. Adults: $9; Seniors (65+): $7; Youth (13-21): $5; Child (12 & under): Free; Blanton Members: Free

The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

If you aren’t going to ACL Fest October 1-2, then you are probably looking for fun things to do far far away from the crazy crowds. Well you are seriously in luck, because Round Rock is being invaded by bull riders and giant monster trucks for an event like no other. It’s the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Tour! See incredible 10,000-pound, car-crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action. With names like BIGFOOT, SON OF BEAST, OLD SKOOL, and TUFF GUY you know these guys mean business.

In addition to the trucks, catch the nation’s top bull riders competing against the largest professional athlete in the world: the America Pro Rodeo Bucking Bull!

Fans can meet the drivers, riders, and bullfighters and see the trucks and bulls up close at the pre-event autograph pit party.

When: Saturday, October 1st @ 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 2nd @ 2 p.m.

Admission: Tickets start at just $10!

Dell Diamond
3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

Looking for the perfect golfing getaway in the beautiful Texas Hill Country? You’re in luck. The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has a package that highlights so much of what this region has to offer.

Green to Gruene includes a round of golf on one of their four championship courses and transportation to the historic and trendy little town of Gruene, located along the Guadalupe River within the city limits of New Braunfels, Texas, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio. They’ll get you there via a 45-minute shuttle ride and when you arrive, you can roam the antique shops, galleries, and restaurants or dance the night away at Gruene Hall, the Lone Star State’s oldest dance hall, which has played host to country greats from George Strait to Willie Nelson.

When: The package is available through December 30, 2016.


  • Luxury resort accomodations
  • One round of golf per registered adult per stay at any of the four courses
  • Bucket of Shiner Bock upon arrival
  • Roundtrip transportation for one day during your stay to historic Gruene, Texas

For more information, or to book your getaway, click here!

If you’ve been looking for a fun way to teach kids about giving back to their community, this inspiring event is the answer. Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual CC4C Micro Marathon on Sunday, September 25th!

It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide suffer from a rare syndrome and more than half of them are children. This community lacks a unified voice, as only 15 percent of rare diseases have organizations that can provide support. Endless hospital stays and doctor’s visits drain them emotionally and physically and the rareness of their conditions often leaves these families isolated. That’s where Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children (CC4C) comes in.


The organization was established to bring hope, help, and inspiration to families of children suffering from a rare or undiagnosed medical condition. CC4C provides a network of support both financially and in the medical/research community. Each child is matched with a celebrity teammate who uses their platform to bring awareness and advocacy to rare and undiagnosed medical conditions.

This 2.62 mile walk/run is a family event that brings in high schools, families, and celebrities from all over Austin to inspire these children to their finish line. There are over 15 High School Teams involved this year. So put on those walking or running shoes and join in the inspiration!

Online registration is open now! Click here to sign up. You can also register at the event.

When: Sunday, September 25th


8:30 a.m. – Check In/Registration

9:30 a.m. – Walk/Run

10:30 a.m. – Closing & Awards


Hill Country Galleria (in front of Whole Foods)

12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Bee Cave, TX 78738


It should be a beautiful night for some live music, so post up at one of the city’s best new spots! Join Irene’s for the second week of Austin-based singer/songwriter and Renaissance Man Dan Dyer‘s residency. YETI is sponsoring Dan’s Hippy Tonk, which features his heartfelt “Funktry” (soul/folk/country) tunes on the piano and guitar.

When: Today, September 8th

Time: 9-10:30 p.m.

506 West Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Pflugerville’s Movie Night In The Park is a summer tradition where the audience sings along to an awesome soundtrack.
Dress up like Danny, Sandy, the T-Birds, Kenickie, or any of the other cast members, and enter the costume contest before the movie! Children can enter, too. I’m really hoping for some miniature pink ladies!

Dogs are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times. There will be food for sale or you can bring your own picnic. There won’t be alcohol for sale, but you may bring it to the park (no glass containers).

When: Tonight, September 2nd

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Green Red Barn, Heritage Park
901 Old Austin Hutto Road
Pflugerville, TX 78660



Tonight, text the Goose to your Maverick and tell them to meet you for a movie in the park! It’s a special showing of Top Gun, with (what else?) a volleyball tournament. Join Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow for a season opener with Pease Park Conservancy, who will host the tournament starting at 6 p.m.

Come on over to the danger zone, and bring your A game! Sign up for the tournament here.

When: Tonight, September 1

Time: Movie starts at 8 p.m.

Pease Park
1100 Kingsbury St.
Austin, TX 78705

Cards Against Humanity is a depraved and disgusting party game—but that’s what makes it so much fun! Get your friends together and head down to the Highball for a hilarious night out. The game is simple: Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card.

The winner of each game of CAH at their particular table wins a pass to the Alamo Drafthouse! But if you want to win the grand prize, take pictures of your best (and worst) combinations and tweet them to @highballaustin during the game. The best combos picked by the host will win!

When: Tonight, August 9th

Time: 9:00 p.m.

*21 and up!


The Highball
1120 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

Wanderlust Yoga wants to help get your week off to an incredible start. Tonight, as part of their 2nd Annual Summer at the Springs series, you can commune with nature and enjoy a free vinyasa class. Free snacks and a free swim at the springs will follow at 9:00 p.m. If you had a little too much fun over the weekend, this will make you feel brand new.
When: Every Monday through August 29th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Zilker Hillside
2201 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704

Some time ago, a fabulous group of people (whoever it is that decides these things!) came together and declared that July 24th would henceforth be known as National Tequila Day! I love this holiday very very much. It’s circled three times on my calendar along with doodles of a lime, a salt shaker, and a little worm wearing a top hat.

Here is a list of over 40 places in town to grab a margarita and celebrate. If you want a detailed rundown check out our list of Top Places To Get A Margarita In  Austin.

  1. Central Standard
  2. Maudie’s
  3. Trudy’s
  4. TNT – Tacos & Tequila
  5. Hula Hut
  6. Juilet
  7. Polvos
  8. La Condesa
  9. Fonda San Miguel
  10. Pelons
  11. South Congress Cafe
  12. Guero’s Taco Bar
  13. El Chile Cafe y Cantina
  14. The W
  15. Curra’s Grill 
  16. Baby Acapulco
  17. Chuy’s
  18. The Cedar Door
  19. Jorge’s
  20. Ranch 616
  21. Z Tejas
  22. Matt’s El Rancho
  23. Texas Chili Parlor
  24. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  25. Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina
  26. Key Bar
  27. The Oasis
  28. Abel’s On the Lake
  29. Little Woodrow’s
  30. Santa Rita Cantina
  31. Red’s Porch
  32. Sazon
  33. El Arroyo
  34. Icenhauer’s
  35. Threadgill’s
  36. Takoba
  37. El Alma
  38. Ski Shores
  39. El Naranjo
  40. Uncle Julio’s 
  41. The Goodnight