Dust off those boots and join Lustre Pearl South every Monday night for Honky Tonk Night! There’ll be two step lessons by Double or Nothing Two Step from 6:30-7:30 p.m., live country music at 7:30, $3 Lone Stars, and $5 Jim Beam!
Fluid and lesbian Arielle Isaac Norman hosts a few of her gay (or at least gay-looking) friends for a night of standup, guaranteed to be interactive and flirtatious. Sit in the back if you just like to watch. So bring your hot, gay enough friends and lovers for a night of laughter, which studies show is an aphrodisiac. Plus it’s BYOB and there’s free wine.
Every Thursday, Moxy Hotel is screening free movies in their backyard. There will be free popcorn and tacos and cocktails available for purchase. All they ask is for you to bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy the show. Movies start at 8:30 p.m.
Join Lucky Arrow Retreat for a fun-filled day. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a wide range of activities including circus performances, carnival games, balloon artists, and much more. This event is perfect for all ages, so there’s no need to worry about leaving anyone behind. Bell Springs Winery will be providing a 16 foot tall water slide, along with all sorts of fun activities for kids! Get tickets here.
Lenoir is hosting its take on the East Coast traditional Beefsteak Banquet, serving a variety of all-you-can-eat Peeler Farm’s grilled beef paired with homemade bread, bites, and beverages. In addition, a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Austin Parks Foundation. Tickets are $95 per person and beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. In case things get messy, Lenoir will provide blue cook’s aprons or guests can bring their own – the guest sporting the best apron will win a prize!
Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning supergroup TLC and multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Jamaican icon Shaggy will join forces to bring decades of their most beloved hits to Austin with their Hot Summer Nights Tour. This star-studded show will also feature a performance from special guest Sean Kingston. Get tickets here.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate the 4th of July with a daytime pool party or late night fireworks, we rounded up a list of Independence Day Celebrations going on in and around Austin.
Central Market on North Lamar is hosting a Sushi & Sake party. Discover how to make the proper rice; learn a little about the varieties of sushi and the condiments that enhance them; and have fun making your own. You’ll pair two sakes with your creations! Tickets are $75 per person.
Local favorites Austin Motel and Hotel San José are collaborating for a free-to-all block party, happening on each first Thursday this summer. It kicks off at 4 p.m. at Austin Motel, while the party will continue at 7 p.m. at Hotel San José. Feels So Good will be live printing t-shirts for free for the first 50 guests. There will also be free entry to the Austin Motel pool.
Matilda the Musical is coming to Zilker Park starting July 7th. From July 7th through August 12th, Zilker Theatre Productions will be performing Matilda at the park Thursdays-Sundays at 8:15 p.m. This is a free event with no tickets or RSVP necessary.
Every second Saturday, come hang on the Blanton’s new Moody Patio. Enjoy live DJ sets on the museum’s redesigned grounds and a variety of programs throughout the museum, from tours to poetry readings to pop-up exhibitions. Local food and drinks for sale; picnics encouraged. Galleries open until 8 p.m. Get tickets here.
Vista Brewing is hosting a plant swap from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All that’s required is to bring one plant, but you may bring as many as you want! Anything goes: houseplants, veggies, seeds, cuttings, flowers and succulents! If possible, label the plant with it’s name and care instructions. Healthy plants only please!
Welcome to introvert happy hour, AKA Silent Book Club! Everyone reads their own book, at their own pace. There are no assigned readings, no discussion questions to prepare for- just a comfortable place to relax among other book lovers for the night. This month’s meetup will happen at Tweedy’s Bar. RSVP for free here.
Join Golden Mean for a beginner-friendly Ice Dying workshop. Enjoy exploration into the world of natural dyes- they’ll teach you one of their favorite dye techniques: Ice-Dyeing (similar results to tie-dye but more of a watercolor aesthetic!) You’ll leave with a one of a kind and beautiful wearable art piece- a 35×35″ silk scarf/wrap/wall art piece. Sips provided (N/A and alcoholic options) and you’re welcome to bring a snack if needed, there are also lots of food trucks in the lot next to Golden Mean. Reserve your spot here.
Grab your Pumptini’s and head to Irene’s for Vanderpump Rules trivia! It’s free to play and registration starts at 6 p.m. Trivia runs from 7-9 p.m. with prizes for the winning team.
Prepare to indulge your senses at The Cathedral’s Sip & Savor as they take you on a delightful journey of complimentary wine tastings sourced from Islands around the World, lite Mediterranean bites from Ziki, and a live set by DJ Dulce, creating an unforgettable evening of sensory delight. Get tickets here.
Celebrate five years of Y’all Out Boy with a “pop punk beach party” themed show! Y’all Out Boy is Austin’s pop punk & emo cover band – taking you back to when you were young and misunderstood . . . one song at a time. We’re talking high-energy BANGERS from bands like Fall Out Boy, blink-182, My Chemical Romance, All Time Low, The Killers, Taking Back Sunday, The All-American Rejects, Sum 41, Hawthorne Heights, and way more. Expect a 3 HOUR setlist absolutely packed with singalongs, screamalongs, and deep cuts that will definitely have you saying, “NO WAY THEY’RE PLAYING THIS.” Get tickets here.
You are invited to be a part of the studio audience of ‘THAT PUN SHOW‘! They have a small number of studio audience seats to watch, clap, sip punny cocktails*, and behave badly, as two teams comprised of prize-winning improv artists, performers, and comic geniuses compete to play punny versions of your favorite games. Get tickets here.
Join the Purrfecto Cat Lounge on July 17th from 5-8 p.m. to play with cats & watch BTS music videos! BTS goodie bags & coloring pages are included with entry. Each time slot is 45 minutes long. Get tickets here.
Hotel Vegas is throwing a free party to celebrate the life of a legend, #HunterSThompson. To celebrate what would be his 86th birthday, there will be free tacos, tiki drinks, a vintage market, and photo booth. There will also be a Last Vegas trip giveaway, live music, and more.
Got a secret you’ve been dying to share? Divulge and indulge in Normal Gossip Live, an evening of juicy, strange, funny, and utterly banal gossip about people you’ll never know and never meet, coming to the stage straight from the stream of the hit podcast. This entertaining evening with host Kelsey McKinney, producer Alex Sujong Laughlin and special surprise guests dives into the lives and decisions of complete strangers. Get tickets here.
Going back to the era of indie euphoria and the music of the oughties, Austin Motel is hosting AMO Soundsystem, part of the Neon Night Series, for poolside dancing and dipping with artists such as Justice, Bloc Party, and LCD Soundsytem. This event is free to all, happening every third Thursdays this summer from 5-8 p.m.
Discover the exceptional notes of premium whiskeys and immerse yourself in the rich history and stories behind STILL Whiskey Austin, shared by knowledgeable experts. While elevating your whiskey knowledge, sample STILL Whiskey flights, and enjoy craft cocktails prepared by top-of-the-line mixologists. To accompany the spirits, Hilton Austin’s Executive Chef will feature 4 delectable menu offerings. Secure your spot here.
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 will be Luca. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so be sure to RSVP here.
Explore the tradition and taste of Texas Czech culture as you shape delicious, pillowy kolache dough with a variety of fillings. You’ll take your tempting treats with you at the end of class. For ages 13 & up. Children 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Each attendee must purchase a ticket.
Juicebar is an Austin based comedy collective made up of a diverse collection of local filmmakers, comedians, and actors. See them create an all new hour of weird fast paced sketch comedy each month. Tickets are $8 or $10 at the door.
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: Bre Bietz, Erica Lies, Jess Lonett, Alexis Murphy, G-Su Paek, Tracey Rideout, Kyle Romero, Jenn Rosario, & Mitch Southard. Get tickets here.
Welcome to the Black Business Owner Event, a networking group designed to provide a platform for black-owned businesses to thrive in the Central Texas growing economy. This event is an opportunity for black business owners to connect with each other, share experiences, and learn about various resources available to help them succeed in their respective industries. The event offers a unique opportunity for participants to network and build relationships with other black business owners, potential customers, and service providers.
Come watch School of Rock on the big screen at Doc’s Drive in Theatre starting at 8:55 p.m. They have a full concession stand with food made fresh to order. Come early or stay late and check out our Underground 1920s Speakeasy Bar, Mama Merlot’s. There is a secret entryway to get in, and it will blow your mind! Get tickets at www.docsdriveintheatre.com.
Stop by the North Loop Pop Up Market to shop some of Austin’s best small businesses for vintage clothing/decor, art, jewelry, plants, records, and so much more! Enjoy over 40 of Austin’s finest small businesses.
In Roosevelt Room’s Master Class course, attendees will learn about the evolution of the cocktail, how important families of cocktails came into the fore, and the history and (oft-debated) origin of some of our most beloved classics. Each attendee will enjoy three classic cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, all while learning about the history and how-tos of the drinks being made.
ATX Comedy Hour is back with a special ATX Comedy Hour: JULY EDITION! With comics from HBO, Comedy Central, and more – this one has some of everyone’s favorite comics. Don’t miss one of Austin’s top comedy shows with the hottest lineup of hilarious comedians. This show is a perfect mix of nationally touring comics you already know and up-and-coming comics you need to know. Get tickets here.