The Week in Cool: January 24-27
Time to dance away the arctic blast!
Friday, Jan. 24
Tasting of Australian Wines
4–8pm • East End Wines, 1209 Rosewood Ave. • Free
Put another shiraz on the barbie!
Happy Hour and Trivia Night at Rogness Brewing Company
4–9pm • Rogness Brewing Company • 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr., Pflugerville • Free
Six craft beers on tap, including special releases. Trivia starts at 7pm.
Creative Side Jewelry Open House
6–9pm • Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin, 321 W. Ben White Blvd. Ste. 204 • Free
Check out Creative Side’s new studio at a workshop featuring jewelry-making demonstrations, free wine + snacks, and a chance to make your own project.
Pre-Carnaval Party @ El Sol y La Luna
7–9pm • El Sol y La Luna Restaurant, 600 E. 6th St. • Free
Official Carnaval happy hour party with samba dancing, food and drink specials, Brazilian drummers and live body painting.
The Black and White Years CD Release Show
9pm • The Parish, 214 E. 6th St. • $10
One of Austin’s most talented bands is putting out its first new album since 2010, and this show will be worth the cover. Opening acts are Whiite Walls and Isaiah the Mosaic.
Saturday, Jan. 25
Australia Day Party at Boomerang’s
Noon–9pm • Boomerang’s, 3110 Guadalupe St. • Free
Food and beer specials, silent auction, kids’ activities, and an Aussie pie-eating contest (win free Boomerang’s for a year!). Benefits Meals on Wheels and More.
Get Down Saturday Night with Austin Boogie Crew
7pm • Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th St. • Free
Dance party featuring ’80s funk, rap, R&B and other fly tunes.
1950’s Pinups Erotica Bash with Allyson Lipkin and The Southsiders
7pm–2am • Firehouse Lounge, 605 Brazos St. • Free
Art show featuring Allyson Lipkin’s paintings of ’50s pinup gals, plus classic rock ’n roll covers by The Southsiders.
Vinyl & Upstairs on Trinity Launch Party
9pm • Vinyl / Upstairs on Trinity, 607 Trinity St. • Free w/ RSVP
Opening party for two new venues, with music by Stylust, Le Moti and Galvanix.
The Boxing Lesson Vinyl Release Show
9pm • The Mohawk, 912 Red River St. • $6
Music by The Boxing Lesson (12:15am), Blackstone Rangers (11:30pm), The Baker Family (10:45pm), and Yum (10pm).
The Green Door Presents: Tropic of Capricorn Birthday Party
10pm–2am • The Brixton, 1412 E. 6th St. • Free
Birthday cake, dancing, a piñata (“hopefully”), and music by DJs Scotty Upton & George Mendoza.
Sunday, Jan. 26
Cheap Time In-Store Performance @ Waterloo Records
5pm • Waterloo Records, 600 N. Lamar • Free
Living Room Live featuring Brownout
7pm • W Austin, 200 Lavaca St. • Free
Monday, Jan. 27
Cinemondays: The Best of the Worst — “Troll 2”
6pm • Spiderhouse Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St. • Free
Free screening of the consensus worst move ever as part of Cinemondays’ “Best of the Worst” theme this month.
Avalanche: Stand-Up Comedy Night
9pm • Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St. • Free
Free comedy night featuring a lineup of Austin’s best local comics (and some pretty nice drink specials too). Hosted by Ryan Cownie.
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