Every Monday

Cackle Shack Stand Up Comedy Night at Lustre Pearl East 

Enjoy free laughs every Monday night during Lustre Pearl’s Open Mic Comedy Night at 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Angelina Martin & Brandi Davis. Come early to sign up at 8 p.m. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday

$7 Movies – BFD Tuesdays

Head to Alamo Drafthouse every Tuesday for a pretty big f’n deal – movies for just $7. Reserve tickets at drafthouse.com.

Every Wednesday

$5 Burgers at Higher Ground

Every Wednesday, stop by Higher Ground for $5 burgers all night long. They also have $7 cocktails all night and half-off charcuterie and fries from 4-6 p.m.

Every Thursday

Free Into to Improv Class at Fallout Theater

Fallout Theater is offering an hour long free sample class to anyone who might be curious about improv comedy, but isn’t ready to commit to a full 8-week class. Every Thursday of the month at 6:00pm the theater offers a fun, friendly, low pressure introductory improv class that is open to anyone. Whether you’re a creative type looking to pursue a career in comedy, or just someone who wants to have fun and meet people in a supportive group environment, come give it a try!

Every Friday

Float Film Fridays at Austin Motel

Austin Motel is welcoming back the Float Film Series Fridays and y’all – they are highlighting the many stories of Texas from international pop sensations to angsty teens, to fast fast cars, to misunderstood chainsaw enthusiasts! Here’s this month’s schedule –
4th – Man of the House
11th – Reality Bites
18th – Varsity Blues
25th – Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

August 1st

Full Moon Yoga and Sound Bath 

Join Wild Heart Yoga for a cosmically fueled full moon yoga and sound bath experience. You’ll flow under the moonlight and learn about the cosmic energy to be harnessed for reflection and transformation. Tarot, smoke cleansing, and other spiritual rituals are infused through the class to connect your wild heart to the expansive and infinite universe.
Every full moon class ends in an extra long Savasana to soak up a sound bath of crystal bowls and Koshi chimes to shake the dust off our souls. Arrive early for parking or if you’d like one-on-one tarot reading! Get tickets here.

August 2nd

Central Machine Works’ Movie Night: Dirty Dancing

Central Machine Works is hosting a movie night in their beer garden. Enjoy a showing of Dirty Dancing kicking off at 8 p.m.

August 3rd

MUZINGO (Music Bingo) 

Join Get It Gals for dancing at MUZINGO night at Vacancy Brewing! What’s MUZINGO? It’s like Name That Tune meets BINGO meets a full on dance party at your group’s table. 45 second clips of songs will play. Cross the songs off on your card as you hear them being played. Be the first to hit 5 in a row in any direction and you win free stuff courtesy of Vacancy!

August 4th

Y’all We Asian

Y’all We Asian features some of the most diverse stand ups and improvisers in the city for a night of comedy you won’t want to miss. Comprised of experienced performers from all five Austin improv comedy theaters, “Y’all We Asian” is Austin’s (and Texas’) first all Asian-American improv troupe.

August 5th

Screen on the Green at Fareground 

Join Fareground on their lawn for their summer “Screen on the Green” viewing: Toy Story. Bring your own blanket, and they’ll bring the summer fun with an assortment of concession specials from $4 happy hour drinks to popcorn and cotton candy! Showtime: 8:30 p.m. but pop on by anytime after 6:00 p.m. to reserve your spot on the green and enjoy dinner from any of their vendors before the movie begins.

August 6th

Poetry and Pottery

Who doesn’t love an alliteration? Poetry and Pottery may seem an unlikely pair, however both utilize form for function, both with elements of storytelling and metaphor that enable us to see beyond the physical. Join Epoch Coffee with poet Gabrielle GraceHogan and potter Don Brimberry in exploring the nature of meaning in substance, and the vessels that form your experience.

August 7th

Two Step Honky Tonk Night

Dust off those boots and join Lustre Pearl South every Monday night for Honky Tonk Night! There will be two step lessons by Double or Nothing Two Step from 6:30-7:30, live country music at 7:30, $3 Lone Stars & $5 Jim Beam.

August 8th

Happy for Hatch 

It’s Hatch Chile Season! Celebrate the Hatch harvest by learning to make a delightful hatch Chile focused menu at Central Market. You will work with a small team in their kitchen to produce spicy clams; a smoky, grilled salad with homemade dressing; marinated, grilled beef; a layered potato & Hatch casserole; and a simple but spectacular dessert. For ages 18 & up. 21 or older? You’ll enjoy a glass of wine with your meal. Get tickets here.

August 9th

Hoppy Hour for Grown-Ups, featuring Tiny Tails

Stop by the Austin Public Library’s Menchaca Branch to unwind with adorable, low-allergy animals from Tiny Tails during their Hoppy Hour for Grown Ups. There are limited spot available so make sure you RSVP here.

August 10th

Just Desserts: Stand Up Comedy

Just Desserts features a secret lineup of comedians at the beautifully-intimate East Austin Comedy Club. Discover the city’s newest comedy hub. The space is like no other, featuring red-velvet curtains, groovy decor, and a selection of Pinot Grigio and Cabernet from their open wine bar.

August 11th

Kalimotxo Pride Party

Join Kalimotxo, the bar concept from Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group, on Friday, August 11 from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. for their second annual Pride Party featuring Cheeki Khant, Sierra Mykels and Nazareth with music from DJ South of Everywhere. Tickets include all-you-can-eat snacks from Kalimotxo, dessert from Lick Honest Ice Creams, two cocktails, and a free The Equity Alliance t-shirt. Get tickets here.

August 12th

Austin Pride 2023: Keep Austin Queer’d

Join Keep Austin Queer’d as the Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade take over Austin on Saturday, August 12th with over 400,000 attendees! You have come to expect amazing entertainment from Austin PRIDE and this year is no exception! There will be FREE inflatable games & carnival rides, drag queen story time, 100+ vendor booths, drinks & food, and more!

National Farmers’ Market Week Celebration

Texas Farmers’ Market is celebrating National Farmers Market Week August 12th & 13th, with live music, kid’s activities, a special chef demo from Comedor Chef Philip Speer at the Mueller market, giveaways, and more. These events are FREE and open to the public but TFM is suggesting a $5 donation per person or family to help support their non-profit markets and free programming like Sample the Market, Community Compost, Live Music, and more. Get all the details here.

August 13th

Cars and Coffee

One of Texas’s biggest car meetups is back! Cars & Coffee Austin is fun for the whole family with an eclectic showing of Texas’ finest automobiles. Classics, racecars, exotics, hot rods, muscle cars, tuners, off-roaders, JDM, alternative energy—you name it, they’re here. Cars & Coffee is a free event for spectators on select Sundays this year at Circuit of The Americas.

August 14th

ATX Short Film Showcase

The ATX Short Film Showcase is Austin’s monthly film festival. Every month, they curate 7-8 local short films, followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers. Whether you’re interested in learning about the filmmaking process, looking to network with fellow Texas filmmakers, or just want a fun night of entertainment, come check them out!

August 15th

Stevie Nicks Live at the Moody Center 

Don’t miss the ethereal and legendary Stevie Nicks at Moody Center. The show starts at 7 p.m.

August 16th

Movie Night on the Patio at Lazarus Brewing 

We Luv Video and Lazarus Brewing teamed up to offer a monthly summer film series on Lazarus Brewing’s patio. The theme of the series is summer camp. This month’s movie is “But I’m a Cheerleader” and kicks off after sun down. There will be free puppy chow and boozy hot chocolate available for purchase.

August 17th

Pasta-Making at Lenoir

Join Lenoir in the Petite Maison, their private dining and event house, as they host their own Ricky Christiansen for a class of making a variety of pastas at home. Learn the fundamentals and get advice on perfecting your own fresh pastas in a practical setting. This is a small class environment, great for friends, family and sparkling conversation. A selection of food & beverages will be available for purchase during the event. Get tickets here.

August 18th

Barbie Pottery Paint Night

Join The Art Garage for their Barbie Pottery Paint Night, a giant blowout party with all the Barbies, planned pottery pieces, and pink sparkly drinks. Paint your choice of Barbie themed pottery pieces! Listen to their super awesome summer playlist, and sip on a complimentary pink cocktail (21+) or mocktail. Pottery painting is so fun with friends. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Sign up here.

August 19th

Haymaker’s 10 Year Anniversary

Haymaker is turning 10 and they’re celebrating with an all-day party. There will be karaoke, live screen printing, raffle prizes, drink specials, and much more.

August 20th

Free Community Clothing Swap

Queer Black Women Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safe space dedicated to queer black women, a historically marginalized community. Join them at Ani’s Day and Night for a Free Community Clothing Swap.
Here’s how to swap –
1) Bring up to 10 items to Ani’s Day & Night garden area between 12pm- 2:45 pm. This can include clothing and books!
2) Look though the selection, try on what you like and take up to 10 items.
3) Show off your new fits and tag @queerblackwomenallianceatx

August 21st

Messy Moontower Monday

Join Moontower on Mondays for Messy Moontower Monday. This is a fun and energetic version of the old paint and sip event. Come as a lone adventure or bring a group. They welcome everyone to come drink creatively with them. Doesn’t matter whether you are just beginning your creative adventure or you have been artsy your whole life. They’ll guide you, or you and your friends, through two lively hours of drinking, arting, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. You don’t have to be a painter to have an amazing time in creating your personalized and quality piece of art, and remember beginners are welcomed and encouraged!

August 22nd

Summer Sunset Series | Free Yoga + Live Music

Head to Republic Square Park every Tuesday evening for free yoga, live music, snacks, and refreshments. The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. BYO mat and water.

August 23rd

Big Ass Social Happy Hour #BASHH

BASHH is Austin’s relaxed mixer filled mostly with tech nerds and operations folks that may be introverts but are going to suck it up for a few hours for networking purposes. This is not a job fair, not a dating event, just a good old fashioned casual networking night and you’re invited! BASHH kicks off at 6:00 pm – there are no speakers or panels, no lame pitches, no egos; all are welcomed to relax and have happy hours!

August 24th

Heavyweights: Stand-Up Comedy

Each month at South Austin Comedy Club, get introduced to two of Austin’s Heavyweights – comedians who have earned a reputation for destroying audiences all over town. It’s an opportunity to find out about who’s next and become a fan before everyone has seen their special.

August 25th

The Cathedral August Open House

Join The Cathedral for their August Open House. Catch the debut of Horizons, new exhibit featuring new works from Ahn Hee Strain + Danika Ostrowski. Dance to live music by a local musician, enjoy complimentary drinks and support local while benefitting Operation Hydration ATX. Experience Austin’s largest local women & nonbinary artist collective, atxGALS, in a one-of-a-kind setting to shop over 200+ original works by Austin’s emerging women artists and thousands of prints.

August 26th

Hotel Viata’s Dive-In Movie

Beat the heat this summer at Hotel Viata’s Dive in Movie Summer Series. Enjoy family friendly movies while floating in the sparkling pool. Food and drinks are available for purchase from poolside Café Viata and popcorn is on the house. This month’s movie is Bolt. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so be sure to RSVP.

August 27th

Pickleball & Brie

Pickleball and Brie aspires to join the ranks of perfect combinations: like peanut butter and chocolate or cookies and milk. Organized by SweatPals, it’s their intention for Pickleball and Brie to be a great fix of endorphins as well as a source of community and growth in the sport. Come by for some serves and slices!

August 28th

Grounded Yoga at Fareground

Head to Fareground on Sunday mornings for Grounded Yoga, a free yoga class on their outdoor plaza space. Classes are free and open to the public with ticket registration. A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available the day of, walk-ups are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats. Towels and water will be provided.

August 29th

Sharpen Your Knife Skills

During Central Market’s Knife Sharpening Class, discover the characteristics of a well-made knife, how to care for your equipment and how to position your hands to chop like a pro.  After learning to slice, dice, peel and julienne, the results of your hard work become a meal. For ages 18 & up. 21 or older? You’ll enjoy a glass of wine with your meal at the end of class.

August 30th

Teenage Dirtbag: Nostalgia Fueled Improv Comedy

Teenage Dirtbag explores a simpler, more hormonal time when we were all worried about our braces and who’d be in our home room. This show takes our high school experiences and gives ’em a wedgie before stuffing them in a locker. Because you’re an adult now, baby, and angst plus time equals comedy. Featuring a special guest storyteller every month and an all star selection of Austin’s funniest improvisers. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

August 31st

Cats, Dogs, and Bulls(eyes)

Join Urban Axes for a night of fundraising, food, drinks and of course axe throwing raising money to support Friends of Austin Animal Center! You will start the night with training from their Axepert coaches, practice perfecting the bullseye playing some matches against friends, and then end with a friendly tournament with prizes. Food and Drink will be provided by their sponsors, but feel free to BYO (no hard liquor) if you’d like something else. This event is open to everyone 21+.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.