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    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

        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 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

            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:

              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!

              Drink specials:
              ​+ ​$7 SCH Lemonade
              ​+ ​$7 Wine
              ​+ ​$3 Beer