Join South Congress Hotel on Thursday, August 1st from 6 to 9 pm for First Thursday featuring a live performance by Kalu and the Electric Joint, dance jams by DJ ulovei, a VIP Pool Lounge hosted by Bumble, drink specials and more. Hungry? Guests are invited to head up to Otoko for the à la carte #staffshokuji or grab dinner at Café No Sé or Central Standard. To RSVP, visit
Join South Congress Hotel on Saturday, July 27th from 3 to 6:30 pm for the 3rd Annual Ice Cream Showdown hosted by New Waterloo Culinary Director Amanda Rockman. Head to the SCH courtyard starting at 3 p.m. and purchase your scoop tickets from the Stephen F. Frostin’ ice cream truck. Each scoop is $3 — try one or try ‘em all! Cast your vote at your favorite chef’s table by 5:30pm, then stick around to see the winner crowned at 6. Contestants include Reigning Champ Natalie Gazaui, Augusta Passow of Barley Swine, Hanna Mikulandra of Launderette, Krystal Craig of Intero and Lindsay Flagg of South Congress Hotel. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/700901703688363/.
Join South Congress Hotel on Saturday, July 21st from 10 to 11 am for a strength + conditioning weekend workout taught by personal trainers Izzy El-Ubaydy and CJ Finley. Weekend Workout is free and open to the public with all levels welcome. Space is limited. RSVP to save your spot at weekendworkout.splashthat.com. All guests are asked to bring their own mat and towel for this event. Food and beverages available for purchase after the event in the South Congress Hotel Lobby Bar.
Join South Congress Hotel on Friday, June 21st from 7 to 11 p.m. to celebrate the longest day of the year at the Summer Solstice party with Arya. The party will feature the release of Arya’s EP “it wasn’t love”, tarot card readings with Abundant Heart Circle, a live DJ set by Charles Mxxn, and drink specials with Juice Society. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit schsummersolstice.splashthat.com.
Ahh, March. Is there a better month for music in Austin? South Congress Hotel is kicking it off strong with First Thursday on March 1st. Featuring a live performance by Black Pumas – Adrian Quesada + Eric Burton’s (of BROWNOUT) new soul band, dance jams by DJ uLOVEi, an interactive photobooth by MYEVENTISTHEBOMB, DJs Ben Zink and Dan Gentile in the Lobby Bar, drink specials, $8 valet parking, and more! Entry is free, as always. RSVP here: facebook.com/events/161782581144941/
After the holiday hiatus, First Thursdays at South Congress Hotel are back and better than ever, starting with a kick-off party from 6pm to 9pm this upcoming Thursday, February 1. The evening will feature a performance by festival-artist Mobley, jams from DJ uLOVEi, drink specials, a photo booth and pop-up shop from Outdoor Voices and more. Entry is free, as always! Programming details include:
So many activities:
+ Live performance by Mobley
+ Dance jams by DJ ulovei
+ DJs Manolo Black + Daetron Vargas in the Lobby Bar
+ Outdoor Voices photobooth + pop-up shop
+ Interactive photobooth by MYEVENTISTHEBOMB
+ Drink specials + more!
+ $7 SCH Lemonade
+ $7 Wine
+ $3 Beer
Austin Duck Derby Kick Off Party
When: Friday, June 10, 5-8 pm
Where: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr., Austin
For $5, your family can adopt a duck in preparation for the 3rd Annual Austin Duck Derby taking place on Saturday, August 6th. This kick off event will have live music and family-friendly entertainment. Cost: FREE admission, $5 per duck adoption.
Second Saturdays are for Families
When: Saturday, June 11, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: The Contemporary Museum of Art, 3809 W. 35th St., Austin
A missing cat, lost money—why are things suddenly vanishing at Laguna Gloria? Embark on a scavenger hunt to see if you can help solve this mystery, then stick around to make an artistic pet poster using tips from Austin’s own Pet Detective. Cost: FREE!
Taste of North Austin
When: Saturday, June 11, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, The Domain II, between Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods
Sample delectable fares from over 60 restaurants at this family-friendly event. Kids of all ages will enjoy activities and live music. Cost: $20 for 10 tastes, entertainment is free.
Summer Free Family Film Series: The Aristocrats
When: Saturday, June 11, 2-3:30 pm
Where: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin
All summer long, the Bullock Museum is presenting a biweekly Summer Free Family Film Series that is cat and mouse themed. These programs are free and open to the public with preferred seating for Museum members.
Ice Cream Social
When: Sunday, June 12, 1-4 pm
Where: South Congress Hotel, 1603 S Congress Ave., Austin
Bring the family down to the South Congress Hotel to enjoy ice cream and cold treats by Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman and the Stephen F. Frostin’ artisanal ice cream truck while enjoying live music & drink specials on rosé, bubbles & beer. Cost: FREE!
Image credit: The Domain